Sunday, November 29, 2015

Advent calendar

A few months ago I made an Advent calendar for bub and the time has come to fill it and pass it over to her parents so they can supervise the  taking of a small gift each morning from the appropriate pocket.    I decided that not all would be chocolate so I mixed it up with small hair slides,  fairy stamps and stickers.   Wrapping some of the goodies

Adding them into the pockets as I go

Even though bub is too young at the moment to comprehend the countdown to Christmas Day I hope that she will enjoy getting a small gift each morning and it will become a tradition for many years to come.

I have  made 3 sets of reversible hot pads which I have put into my "giftie" box for future small gifts when needed.   I decided that they could be mix or match.   This way to match    

On the flipside

My "road building" efforts are coming along nicely on the playmat.     I hope to be back during the week to show  my progress and in the meantime

   Happy sewing all

Friday, November 20, 2015


Or in my case this month FDSI as I was able to make an early start on some Christmas and secret sewing.    Well it has just been declared official that today in Sydney was the hottest November day on record with the temperature reaching 41 degrees celsius or for those familiar with fahrenheit just over 105 degrees so in order to "think cool" I finished off December's Sunbonnet Sue standing at the North Pole.

I was given a gorgeous panel last Christmas and it was time to pull it out and make a tabletopper for our Christmas table this year.     I had the red and silver fabric which I used as border fabric and it fits in perfectly with the panel.  I quilted just inside each of the blocks with grey thread and then quilted in between the rows with white.    I felt that it did not need anymore quilting.

Next up was some secret sewing.    I cannot reveal anymore as the recipient has been known to read my blog from time to time so I do not want to give anything away.
I had mentioned in the past that I have some novel fabric which has been lurking in my stash for a while and I had hoped to do something with it since my last post but  that has not happened.     This is the fabric

And with the addition of  grey for roads, green for a forest and  blue for a pond I think that it should make a good playmat for bub's fairy houses and carriages when she comes to grandma and
grandpa's house for a visit.

It is supposed to be much cooler tomorrow so perhaps I can think about "building" roads etc then and be back soon with some photos.

Thank you once again Wendy for hosting another fun night - or in my case day.   If you would like to come on a blog hopping journey with me to see what others created overnight then step this way over to Sugarlane Designs.
Happy sewing all