Wednesday, December 2, 2009

advent calendar

The advent calendar was finished in time, hubbie made me a beautiful french inspired bread board from some baltic pine we found at a second hand timber yard for $9.00 how cheap is that! I saw an antique one in a shop in Hawthorn for $220 which was a little out of my price range. A little sanding a quick coat of tung oil and it was complete and beautiful.

I found some vintage brass laundry pins, and it just so happens that they are numbered B1 through to B24 - it was meant to be.
Day 1 has already passed, christmas chocies have been consumed by the kiddies.
This calendar was fun to make (& time consuming with the embroidered numbers), hopefully we'll use it for years to come, it's filled with a chocolate for flip & bells each day and some days there's a little ornament they can hang on the tree.
I still have a fair bit of linen left, what to do, what to do... I've been wanting to sew, then not knowing what to sew, so not much is getting done. I feel like I haven't got the time lately, then on the off chance I get a couple of hours to myself I stress out about what to make and again nothing gets done. What's going on????? Sometimes I think I'm driving myself crazy :o

birthday gift for a kinder friend

It's been a little while since my last post - I hope to get back to doing regular weekly posts. We'll see how we go. The days are just whizzing by as Christmas fast approaches, every week-end last month was filled with parties, weddings, parties etc... Not much sewing has been going on, after the week-end away which was great I may have hit over load :(

This is a little bag for one of bells' kinder friends, I put a little note book inside with some colored pencils.

I may have made it a little too thick, I wasn't able to sew the sides together on the machine so I had to do a little blanket stitching.