Wednesday, December 24, 2008

But Didn't Santa already come.

This Christmas we will be celebrating Christmas over 2 days and not 1.
Our bags (the girls and my) are packed and almost ready for our Christmas day fight,
To preserve the rush and enjoy a family Christmas we thought it would be a good idea to open family pressies on Christmas eve morning and share our family meal in the evening so we to celebrate with daddy, and the girls can get to enjoy some of their goodies without having to quickly put them down before heading off to see Grandma in Brisbane.and after all my crafting for others I had to whip up two little angels for my girls - patterns made using Inside a Black Apple template - my own construction.Christmas morning will be spent opening pressies from Santa, last minute packing and a packed lunch in the car on the way to the airport.
I hope Santa has not forgotten me my sack is lying on the floor looking pretty empty.Christmas afternoon will be spent at Grandmas sipping Margaritas on the balcony looking over Brisbane River.

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Christmas Giving

This month my sewing machine has been busy sewing children's Christmas gifts.
I was able to sew up 5 gifts to put under a local charity group Christmas Tree who will pass them on to other in need.
I really enjoyed making gifts without the expectation of receiving a gift in return.
So here is the list of my Christmas Cheer.
Package 1 & 2 for 3-4 year olds.
Handmade notebook/pencil rolls - in fairies print to celebrate the new Tinkerbell movie, Basement Bargain Bindi dress and a Pamela Allen Picture book.
Package 3 for 8 - 12 year old
Note book/pencil roll complete with watercolour pencils, brush, fine art line pen and sketch book (inspired by my 9yr olds sketching set)
Package 4 for 2 - 4 year old
Doll Quilt, pillow & case and doll. Doll was made using Black Apple Doll Template on Martha Stewart Website and quilt inspired by Crazymomquilts.blogspot - my own dimensions.
Package 5 for 2-4 year old
Doll quilt, pillow & case and doll - the doll a pattern in Australian Handmade quilt was made using left over squares and my need to finally try to make a quilt using more than squares. I really loved this quilt and found it hard to part with but I can always make another.

Dinner Party Frock!

Dinner Party Frock GIVEAWAY!!!!

Grosgrain is one talented sewer and this will be my first time entering her giveaway.
Each month grosgrain sews up a beautiful outfit and gives it away - just like that.
I can see Miranda looking fab in this green party dress.

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Christmas Fair

Christmas Fair
Originally uploaded by SarahC3202
On the way home from the dance concert we stumbled upon a club's (in which I belong) Christmas Fair and headed on over - with a swipe of my card we had lots of free ride tickets and spent a few hours jumping, sliding, patting, riding, swinging, sticking and spining.

A celebratory dinner at a club closer to home set the day off to be a fun filled family day out

Note:click on the mosaic to take a closer look

Dance 08

The Big day has arrived

Miranda gets to perform on stage for the first time today for 2 dances- something she has been preparing to do all year -especially the last month. Miranda was fantastic on stage and remembered all her dance moves and loved the large audience.

Bronte an old hand spent the 1st hour of the morning having her hair curled (for a change) and make-up done and was dressed and ready, Bronte had 4 dances and some quick costume changes which I was impressed she managed well.

Bronte got the special class tophie this year which as special and great recognition of her hard work throughout the year and a goodbye memory. This was our last year at this dance school, due to our move further away than practial - it is sad to say goodbye to yet another aspect of our old house, area and friends but we also look forward to the new.

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Babies Galore

My good friend Emilie had her little baby boy (Xander) last week and in between him getting me out of bed at 2.30am to look after his big sister I was able to make him a special quilt - this quilt is sashed with men's recycled shirts and backed with bleached mauve chenille, some onesies and
I found this cute little retro suitcase to put it all together.
Of Course I could not forget to make a Big Sister Gift - so I made Ana a Notebook & Pencil Roll using One Red Robin's tutorial to keep her busy when mum's hands are full.
Miranda and Ana catching up a week before Xander was born. And A Custom Order Baby Gift for my mum's neighbour - 2 onsies and a gift bag.

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Bag Ladies

I am not one who has a pile up of blog posts but my machine has been working overtime and there are many creations waiting to be blogged.
I will start with my lastest creations and over the next week or two get to my first.

After aquiring a copy of Seams to Me by Anna Maria Horner inspiration came for some Chirstmas Pressies for Bronte and Miranda's dance teachers - The Taxi Tote
And of course some snazzy christmas bags to wrap them in (initialed with each teacher's name)

What Do 3 year olds do when thier mums are too busy sewing and not playing - dress up's of course - here Miranda is dressed in her sister's 2005 dance costume complete with make-up. Still in need of some make-up classes.