Tuesday, November 13, 2007

What a great week!!!

Alex modelling her twirly skirt

The photos here are fom my homemade Christmas. We LOVE christmas so much that I craft for it when i can and as soon as halloween is over upo they start to go. Ive plenty more yet!! Two days, two trips to Spotlight, four skirts., one tote bag(for Mum) six hanky bags for xmas presents, and two sets of criss cross coasters. Ta Da !! (thank you, thank you very much!) The tutorials for the blue twirly skirts can be found here:http:/houseon hillroad.typepad.com/

The tutorials for the christmas hankie boxes and the polka dot skirts here:www.sewmamasew.com/ Very easy to follow and the skirts cost me $10.00 each to make.

The criss cross coasters are found here:http://allsorts.typepad.com/

Finally I have finished Alexandras quilt... The binding I used was polka dot blue and pink inspired by crazy mums blog found here:http://crazymomquilts.blogspot.com/ who loves polka dots. Then in the progressive chain of one thing leading to another I kept looking at the polka dots as I was binding and thinking this would make a great skirt and thus that idea was born. I went mad and mad four, now five and will be doing another two in totally un polka dot materials. They were cheap to make too. If any one has a simple pattern for this simpleton of a clothes sewer please let me know!! I tried shirring but the elastic kept breaking... neat pattern that too can be found on same site as Twirly skirt.

My first ever tote bag. I want to do these in patch work in the new year.

Thank you Birdseye for my prize in a phone in competition. It was the most exciting trip back from the letter box in a long while and the most lesurely and fun trip around the Supermarket too!

1 comment:

Crafty Mama said...

Love your twirly skirts!!! :)