Tuesday, 24 September 2013

Stocking Swap 2013

Well, i hate to say it but its on its way. I can't hear the jingle of bells yet but it not long till the shops have Slade on repeat and you can't escape the tinsel!

This must mean that its time for.........

Yes, Its time for a swap
Sorry, swap now closed for this year.

As a small children we all received stockings from Santa, filled with sweeties, things Santa thought we'd fine useful (socks, hair bobbles and notelets for thank you letters), the odd toy and of course a tangerine! I still get a stocking because my mum does them for everyone and although she might moan a little about it she loves doing it and we love getting them.
So, as i did last year, i thought I'd organise a swap so we can all have them
So to the swap 'rules'
It must include a stocking (bort or made) or equivalent (i got a fab loo seat cover last year!)
and in this stocking you must put - 
A Christmas decoration
             purchased or handmade, we all like pretties!
           nuts, chocolate? Santa always pops yummy treats in a stocking
Something useful 
          socks, fabric, ribbons, hair bobbles? read your partners blog and find out what they'd
          find useful
         or a representation of them. We always got bubble bath, I'm sure Santa thinks i stink!
Something to play with  
       fabric again, a small cuddly toy, air fix model!!!!!
and last but not least
the tangerine 
      or something that represents it

 sign up below. make sure i can contact you by email as I'll send you a tiny little questionnaire to help your swap partner (and thus you).  Closing date  - October 9th (ish) plenty of time to get it sorted and sent out before the big day!

Do say if your happy to post internationally as I'd like to welcome anyone who would like to join in. 

 if you';ve joined in before do say (if you can remember that far back) who you were partnered with

Do add the piccy and link to your sidebar and spread the word.

friends swap 2013

 I've had some computer issues and so can now get round to showing you all what i recieved in the friends swap 2013. I would show you what i made but i seem to have failed to take/or can't locate any pictures of what i sent (doh!)

F - frog
R - Ribbon
I - Indigo
E - Envolope (for tissues)
N - Needles and notebook
D -Doll
S -Sissors

Lucky me! Thanks Cucki

Monday, 9 September 2013

Christmas is coming and the goose is getting fat...

OK its only September but the C word is coming (and its not just the goose that getting fat but more about my chocolate addition another time!)
i got myself Christmas fabric when i was at the quilt show in august and I've started making with it! what do you think?
Its from a McCall's pattern. i don't usually buy patterns for things like this but i really like this one.

does it need little jingle bells on the ends of the branches?  should i make the 'big' one off the pattern (it'll take just over 2 meters of fabric, this one took nearly 1)

Friday, 6 September 2013

At last...

At last i am back blogging. 
I had intended to blog earlier this week but the pictures i had taken were on my camera and I've put the camera lead in a 'safe place'. So safe i can't find it! DOH
i have now managed to get the pictures off my camera (big thanks to someone with a card reader!)

I've been making for a swap so can't show you that yet but here (only 4 day late!) are my 2 on their first day back at school, and his new pencil case which he helped me make.