Handmade Christmas

10 Dec

I have been so busy making Christmas presents that I haven’t had time to blog very much! Today I made some of Nigella’s Chilli Jam (Christmas presents!)

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I have also been busy knitting hats for the younger members of the family

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And I have made loads of pairs of knickers, some of which are available to buy from my Folksy website

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3 Dec

I had a bit of an accident with one of my daughters favourite cushions and I shrank it! I couldn’t throw it away so I made this little cushion cover with it.

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Joe’s birthday treat

25 Nov

Today we took Joe to the Marine Aquarium in Plymouth for his 21st birthday treat!

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My Birthday present from my gorgeous daughter

5 Nov

It is my birthday today and my daughter bought me this fantastic book, I can’t wait to make one of the outfits!

My sewing stall

4 Nov

Last night I had a stall at a Charity Clothes swap, it was great fun, I sold a lot of things and I swapped 3 old garments for 3 new (well second hand)

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Parcels in the post

23 Oct

I had a busy weekend packing up parcels

http://www.trixielixie.co.uk/index.asp

And then I had a lovely surprise through the post

It is an exciting new kit from Kollabora a fantastic website that sells complete kits for all types of craft. They supply you with the patterns, fabric, threads and anything else you might need. They have sent me a FREE kit to try and blog about.

So I chose a sewing kit, although I could have had knitting or jewellery making. This is what came in my kit

http://kollabora.com/store

I can’t wait to start making it, and I will let you all see the results as soon as I have.

My First Ever Quilt!

15 Oct

Here is a picture of my first ever attempt at making a quilt, I made it for my little nephew who was Christened on Sunday.

I used the ABC 123 Moda Jelly Roll available from Trixie Lixie

 

The backing fabric is from the Moda Oh Deer range also available from Trixie Lixie  and the bias binding is a new product that we are stocking and will be available as soon as I get a chance to put it on to the website!

Here is the gorgeous James on his new quilt!

George Michael!

8 Oct

I went to see George Michael play in Cardiff at the weekend and it was fantastic! He played with a Symphonic Orchestra who were excellent and he sang mostly ballads. He sang quite a lot of songs from the Listen without prejudice album which is my favourite!

Exeter hobby and stitches fair

1 Oct

We went to Exeter at the week end to the Hobby & Stitches craft fair. There was so much to see and do.

My nephew James had a whale of a time in amongst the wool.

This is a gorgeous quilt I really want to make one like this!

There was plenty of inspiration for this years Xmas presents

I have already made one of my Christmas presents, this super kitsch tote bag for Amy’s school books, there is a tutorial on my other blog trixie lixie

Tote bag tutorial

James’s cardigan

11 Sep

Here is a pic of my gorgeous baby nephew James in a Fair Isle cardigan that I knitted for him. Doesn’t he look cute!

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