Thursday, 20 December 2012

Merry Christmas

Well, i'll be off till the new year now, 
i'm hoping to get these finished tonight
and then i have someting to keep me busy till the sewing machine out again in the new year
hope you all have a nice break
Merry Christmas to you all. x

Tuesday, 18 December 2012

Stockings and ice!

What ho (with a tiny christmassy jingle),
 Well, i sent off 2 stockings in this years stocking swap. I hold my hands up and admit i have been totally rubbish and not taken photos of what I've sent. My head has just not been with it!

I received one lovely package from jenny from over at the gingerbread house
it was abit of a picture fail but i do have one - of the stocking alternative that she sent (i love it, hubby isn't convinced) 
(yes that is my loo!)

I also swapped with Sue from @home
she has spoilt me completely!

Isn't the stocking fab! (my fave colour). the kids have been messing with nuts (i think the hamster has had the most to eat!) and bickering over who the big candy cane belongs to!

A big thank you to you both and i hope you love your stockings too.

AND now the ice!
here is tiny and my lad showing off their outfits that they wore yesterday in Coventry's Christmas cracker ice show!
tiny looking bright

tiny in her wintery outfit

my lad in his wintery outfit

PJ's for walking in the air!

they had a fab time, so did I (and no, there are no pictures of me in an orange and purple tutu or my purple cape!). I ache abit today and I'm pooped so how they will be i don't know!

Thursday, 13 December 2012

Bullies 2012 christmas pose!

Here it is, i know you've been waiting for it, 
Bullies latest Christmas gear!
Sorry but i do like to show you what he's wearing like last years Christmas jumper, his UK outfit and his Speedos

So here he is..............

Monday, 10 December 2012

weekends are fun!

What ho all,
This weekend hasn't been a very fabricy one.
I have made things though!

 It is supposed to be a sleigh! its made from chocolate bars all wrapped up, candy canes and a ribbon.
 They are Christmas teacher gifts. my children and hubby were not convinced that its a sleigh, what do you think?

Also we went to christingle on Sunday. Its not something that i ever attended as a child because we didn't do it at our church, but our local church here does so i like to take the children. They enjoy it!

and yes, they did manage not to eat the sweeties till after the candles had been lit!
We had a lovely time Although i did get collared for the Christmas eve nativity play, i am now a Shepard! must find appropriate tee towel!

Thursday, 6 December 2012

PJ tops

OK, I'm a cheat. i don't have the time (and currently the inclination) or fabric to make PJ tops for the PJ trousers I've been making as presents. 
So I've cheated. its out of focus but what do you think? Will i get away with it?
The blue/black fabric is flannel with little cream stars, though a rocket went best (and yes that is silver in the port hole).

Tuesday, 4 December 2012


 I've been busy - at my day job though so i haven't sewn much - as a consolation i present you with CAKE!

A couple of nice Dundee cakes, one for our Christmas at home and one for a work mate - it an ongoing Christmas joke!

Thursday, 29 November 2012


What ho,
 I've finally made a start on the Christmas presents!
I've cut out the PJ bottoms (and yes I'm cheating on the tops and planning to use premade tee shirts!)

There will be 3 pairs made from the dark blue/black with stars, 2 pairs form the cat fabric and my lad wanted the clouds!
just need to get sewing now!

Monday, 26 November 2012

The lurgy

I've had the lurgy, evil germs have made me all bunged up and i have just done sitting. I haven't sewn anything for a week!
so here is a catch up on some other little frocks and waistcoats i made for the craft fairs (they didn't sell!)


Monday, 19 November 2012

My busy weekend

What ho,
I'm feeling abit tired today. I craft faired all weekend.
I expected the saturday fair to be slow as it just a little church one but it provides a good chance for me to gossip to my mum.
The sunday one was at coventry transport museum, it was a tad slow and although plenty of people looked and comented on how nice my things were there wasn't much buying going on!

anyway - here are some piccys of my stall 

he he, mum is hiding
clothes including christmas dresses and waistcoats

last minute pincushions

fat christmas birdies
 its the same basic set up on sunday

except the people on the table next to me didn't come so me and the ladies the other side spread out!
 Oh well, it does mean i have plenty to put on folksy and/or etsy.

Monday, 12 November 2012

a christmassy post

What ho,
the Christmas lights are on in Birmingham, the German market is being set up and Starbucks has it red cup drinks available, Christmas is well and truly on it way.
Due to this i decided it was time i made the Christmas puddings
I soak the fruit in baileys and then follow Nigella's chocolaty Christmas pudding recipe. Finger crossed they are as yummy as last year!

I have also been making some festive frocks for my craft fair stalls.
holly print with a red ribbon


Really glad i had some of the matching red in this print, it works well for the sash.

holly type leaves and small cream flowers, very pretty.

cream satiney sash
What do you think? Really hoping that they sell!

Monday, 5 November 2012

Halloween - abit late

Morning (or what ever time of day greeting it is for where and when you are),
OK, its late but we had half term last week so i have no chance to blog it - so here is Halloween.
not very scary cat!

Stupid death (horrible histories style)

yes, i had face paint

home made shirt

my final look!
OK, my fake blood is abit red but i impressed my self with the sticking of a cheap plastic cleaver to a shirt! I know my lad is holding it in the picture but it is attached and stayed so which really made me chuffed!

Other than that I've been making some bags for the forthcoming craft fairs I'm doing - 

Saturday 17th November
St Leonard's parish hall
Marston green
10-3 ish


Sunday 18th November
Transport Museum

do come visit if your in the area!

Monday, 29 October 2012


What ho!
once again i have been busy but have little to show for it!
I've finished off the stockings - all blinged up now 

 I also finished off some Christmas decorations
(they aren't quite finished here but they are now).

This week I'm hoping to make some bags - wish me luck!