Thursday, 27 December 2012

Granny Square Quilt

Are you feeling a little flat after Christmas?   I hope my quick little post may cheer you up.  Working with all these gorgeous vintage style prints has made me smile over and over again this last few days.  Spring in a quilt, flowers, sunshine blue skies and apricots.  The Granny squares were soooo much fun to put together.   Have you been woking on anything I would love to see what.
Happy Thursday.

Monday, 24 December 2012

Happy Creative Christmas

Hi everyone I hope you are organised.  I am as much as I can be, although I still have a  lot of baking and cooking to do today.  Last night I made our Christmas pudding I normally have it made by the end of November but with all the chaos of the move I never did. On the list today is chocolate chip cookies, trifle, leak and potato soup, and steaming the pudding.  I have Sammy to walk, some hoovering and lots of laundry ( its never ending) as well as all the other day to day little chores.  Yesterday was much the same I thought it would be so much quicker ( and more expensive) just to go to the supermarket and buy everything I mean you can even buy your roast tatties in the frozen section beside the chips but for us that just would not feel right. We like to know exactly what we are eating, my kids are already over excited never mind filling them with e numbers.
With all the busy busy going on I needed to get a little sewing done and I had a project in my mind that I thought would satisfy my creative juices.  5 blocks later (I could have made so many more a quilt can be very addictive) this is what I have got so far.  Maybe today I will get some more done if I am lucky.
I hope you all have a wonderful and creative Christmas.
Happy Monday.

Sunday, 16 December 2012

Handmade Christmas Gifts

Hello all today I wanted to share with you a super easy and quick sewing project that I ran up last night.     My youngest daughter has been so patient over the last few months.  I have not made any of her requests it has been a super busy time.  Last night at 7:30 she said "Mummy can you please make Mia some new clothes you said you would" Mia is her doll.  I stopped and felt awful, yes I said I would and had put her off on several occasions.  We set to there and then.  Had a quick search through my stash picked fabric and  by 8:45 we were done.  The dress is really easy with a velcro closure at the back, it can be made with 1/4 mtr of fabric and is an ideal project to sew with your daughter.  It had been so much fun spending time sewing with her we chatted and she pinned.  Easy peasy lemon squeezy.  Here's the result a pretty little sun dress that she has put on and off Mia several time already.  I think we may make a few more little outfits over the holidays.
Happy sunday and happy sewing.

Wednesday, 12 December 2012

Walking in Guernsey

Morning all, how are things with you? Its been frantic here and still is. I am marching my way through all your lovely orders but always find time to spend with my right hand dog Sammy. We cover a fare few miles each day ( thats Border Collies for you) and I thought you might like a little break from seeing another sewing related picture to having a peek at where we walked this morning. Our house on Guernsey is about 10 minutes from the coastal path. Therefore having a super active doggy We are out quite a lot. Hope you enjoy the pics. Happy Wednesday.

Saturday, 8 December 2012

Made by Mum Give Away

I thought I would join in the Christmas fun and do my own giveaway. Up for grabs is this gorgeous quilted, elf toe Christmas stocking.Made from designer snowman cotton and lined with super soft bamboo fleece. The elf toe has been stuffed so the stocking hangs beautifully. It will make someone very happy this Christmas eve. All you have to do is follow my blog, like my facebook page and share. Good luck.

Sunday, 2 December 2012

December Discount

Hi everyone, well christmas is really here and to help make your pennies stretch a little further I have added a holiday discount code for 10% off everything in store. So all those items your had your eye on now's the time to grab a bargain. Happy shopping.