Wednesday, 19 November 2008

Christmas sewing fest

I know I said I'd be back on Monday and it's now Wednesday but this pottytraining malarky is no fun! I seem to be spending my life on my hands and knees cleaning my pale cream carpet, washing numerous pants and trousers and lighting yankee candles. This morning I have made a green card Christmas tree and am armed with Christmas stickers, which we will put on the tree everytime the wee goes in the pot!!

So now onto nicer things i.e CHRISTMAS, it's not long now so I have had a bit of a crafting frenzy here. It all started with 'Tilda's Crafting Christmas Gifts' and Mrs Snowman the teacosy, which then led onto a couple of little snowmen and a penguin. The penguin has a secret! I couldn't find any black fabric in my haste to make him and being rather impatient I thought I'd improvise and borrowed a black t-shirt from Mr B's drawer! He is still none the wiser lol.

As I got slightly carried away on the Christmas fabric buying front I made some Christmas bunting some with small triangles some with longer ones, then a lap quilt backed with fleece.

And some cinnamom scented sachets.

Some gingham hearts.

Then a strange thing happened - a slight addiction to felt, it's a bit like Pringles once you start you just can't stop!

Birds and trees.

Gingerbread men, snowmen and penguins.

Cinnamon scented puddings.

Matryoshkas and Baboushka


Mittens -mmmm slightly obssesive behaviour methinks!

I have also done some crocheting, a flowery scarf from 'Stitch and Bitch crochet' and a flower brooch in Christmassy colours.

I still have some w.i.p. and have just about finished my decoration for Indigo Blue's Christmas decoration swap but that's a secret!

This is a reindeer wallhanging from the Tilda book 'Crafting Christmas Gifts' and it will be huge.

Vintage stockings.


Shabby chic cafe swaps - This is what I sent to ebaby for the October 'pink' swap, an Amigurumi cupcake pincushion, a felt needlecase, a crochet flower brooch and a pink candle.

And I received my November 'Sparkly' swap from Rose yesterday, a sparkly bag with pockets around the outside, a bookmark, a crochet butterfly and a bundle of charm squares, thankyou Rose it's lovely.

I posted my sparkly swap off today so will put pictures up when Little Gem has received it. I may even have pictures of my newly decorated lounge, well if it's finished! We've put up the new 'old' mantelpiece and plastered the wall, well I say 'we' but I didn't actually do it! I will be papering the wall though, in a paper that is white with huge roses on it! We have to paint the fireplace as well because at the moment it's mahogany so a bit dark for the wallpaper. I'm worn out just writing about it so it might not be finished for a while yet!


Anonymous said...

Gosh .... you're amazing!

How long did it take you to do all that?


Sal said...

What a gorgeous feast of Christmas sewing bits! ;-)

Kitty said...

Good God woman - I'm exhausted just from reading about it, let alone DOING it! :-O

The stickers thing worked for No.1 with the potty training. Although she would do just a teaspoonful to get the sticker, then do it again 10 mins later ... and again 10 mins later ... and again ....! No.2 was fab and just did it all in 48 hours - day and night. What a star, eh? :-D

Fab makes in your house. I was toying with doing some Crimble bunting too.


sharie said...

WOWWEEEE!! You have been busy!
Talented, thats what you are :-))

angel said...

Flammin eck Blissy Babe, you are flippin superwoman....... wow honey i love all your Dec's they are so sweet. *smile*

Thanks for another wonderful post ....... Mwah X x X x X x X x X

claire said...

Wow........what do you ntake in your tea???? I want some - despite my great intentions heres what I have made in the Christmas decs dept this year..............

Yep a big fat nothing!! Still theres always next year eh?!?!?
Well done you X

Seriously - I need your secret :)

funkymonkey said...

Wow - you are amazing! You make me feel that I must be very lazy. Then again I'm rubbish at crafty things. Everything looks fabulous. Well done.

LittleGem said...

Wow you have been so busy! The decorations are beautiful well done! And thankyou so much for my swap :) you can post piccys to show everyone now xxx Gem

Indigo Blue said...

Good grief!! Do you go to ever get any sleep or have the chance to eat. This is an astonishing amount of work. I am very impressed!! Crikey I think I need to go and have a sit down now, that was quite exhausting. Well done.

Lace hearts said...

Do you know, I find that about felt - it does get obsessive once you start! In fact, you've made me want to get mine out and get going on some Christmas things. I love your decorations - really fab. x

Anonymous said...

wow...look at all that, must have taken ages, clever you....

Apple Valley said...

WOW you have been busy!

Good luck with the potty training, i keep putting it off!

MaryPoppins said...

Wow you have certainly put me in the Christmasy mood :)

Well done you, they are all lovely, I especially love the scented Christmas Puddings


summerfete said...

You mad woman! LOL

Love the 'lighting yankee candles' and what a good idea for potty training!

You make me feel quite lazy!!


sharie said...

Hi again.
Just to let you know that you have been tagged! Hope you will participate

The Vintage Kitten said...

Hi Yvonne, Im loving all of your christmas crafting. Your xmas puds and mittens are so cute and I love the gingham hearts too (Im abit Doris Day) Thanks so much for your lovely comment regarding me deleting my blog, it was really nice of you and cheered me up no end! Hope the potty training is going well, it sounds like alot of fun!!! lol! Toodle Pip X

Elaine said...

Wow, you've been so busy !!!!!!!!
When did you start??? February???

Well done.

Love and blessings

fiftiesgirl said...

Wow, lovely decorations, i have some felt that i have had for ages, im now inspired! x

Lolla Moon said...

Wow wow! I wish I was as motivated. Every year I swear I'm gonn make some felt cuteness for our christmas tree, but somehow I never manage to summon up the courage to get on with the task. Everything is so colorful and pretty, you gave me great ideas and motivation... For next year maybe, because I won't spend this christmas at home (and I kind of regret it).

Ragged Roses said...

Wow you have been so busy, what an amazing amount of Christmas goodies - they're all lovely! Well done you! Hope the potty training is going well

cinnamon cottage said...

gosh you have been busy it is all so gorgeous, and I especialy love the cinnamon scented sachets .....even though I cant smell them!! you must have sore fingers after all of that!!
blessings Jan xx

Vintage Tea said...

Wow you have certainly been making some goodies!

Victoria x

carolyn said...

How wonderfully Christmassy.

Anonymous said...

You've been tagged your it!

Anonymous said...

Well done you won my christmas giveaway( tags). xx t

Jennie said...

Whoa you have made so much. I am so jealous that you have been so productive! Fantastic things!

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