Saturday, 26 December 2009


Hello, just to wish everyone a MERRY CHRISTMAS and a HAPPY NEW YEAR whatever you are doing! Here's to an even more creative 2010 everyone! :0)

Friday, 18 December 2009

Christmas Cooking

Hi all, I took some time in between sewing to make up my Mincemeat!

It's this recipe, which is a good old Delia one, so I am hoping it should taste good. She has two recipes on her website and this is the cranberry one. It was all mixed in a bowl, then put in the oven on a low temperature and it made the whole house smell of Christmas!

Monday, 14 December 2009

O Christmas Tree!

I have so many little off-cuts of fabric left over that this weekend I thought I would put them to good use and make a little patchwork Christmas Tree! It's been decorated with cream ric-rac braid and green buttons from my vast collection. It just needs a little star or ribbon bow at the top. I have so many ideas for some more; I'd love to make a lace one with mother of pearl buttons, sort of vintage style.

After making the tree, I was doodling a star with a Teddy Bear in it. I wanted to make a decoration to go on a Christmas tree that could be personalised.

This is it made in felt.

Another doodle with a little girl's face.

Almost done, just needs blanket stitching all the way round the edges.

Thursday, 10 December 2009


Hi all, sorry I have not posted since last month! It has been so hectic lately. Orders galore, Christmas nativity plays and celebrations. Everyone has been poorly with something and amongst it all Little one celebrated her 3rd birthday. She has been really unwell so it great that, come the day she was well enough to celebrate. She had a party at playgroup for which I made some fairy cakes, complete with sparkly pink sprinkles and chocolate chips.

Much easier than a big cake!

On her actual birthday, the local town had the annual Christmas parade and she got to dress up as a Christmas pudding!

It was a cold day but stayed dry. There were some great costumes. I loved these children dressed as pillar boxes
and the others as 'When Santa stuck up the Chimney'!

Everyone had worked so hard to make all the costumes it was a relief that it wasn't spoilt in the rain.

Must just tell you about the gorgeous birthday present we bought Little one. It's a mini kitchen from ebay from this seller, I was so impressed with it, it's wooden and painted but so well made. It does come flat packed, so needs a while to put together. But it's so cute and a great price too. A must for all budding mini cooks!