Monday, 27 December 2010

A Camouflage Bag For My Nephew

I promised my nephew I would make him a camouflage bag for Christmas. He gave me a good idea of what he wanted based on another bag I had made. I had some camouflage fabric left from another project, so I set about cutting out the fabric and the lining and basically made it up as I went along. It was very easy in the end, I used some Khaki strapping for the strap and left it long so it could be made shorter if necessary and added a magnetic clasp on the flap. Although its not clear in the photo, the bag is about 2 inches deep.

I wrapped it up and gave it to him on Christmas Day and was so pleased when he opened it and said how good it was. I said I could adjust the strap if necessary, but he said it was just fine as it was.
Sarah xx

Friday, 24 December 2010

Gingerbread House and Merry Christmas

Every year me and my daughter decorate a gingerbread house, this year is no exception. Except I was a little lazy, I poured the icing straight over the roof, instead of piping it on. My daughter spooned the icing onto the floor and stuck the Jelly Tots, Jelly Beans and Gummy bears on the icing, some of the sweets kept sliding down in the icing, so I mixed up a thicker batch to stick them on with! It was finished off with a couple of candy canes in the chimney and a light dusting of icing sugar. Perhaps not one of our best efforts, but still has the desired effect.

Merry Christmas to everyone that reads my blog. This has been my first year of blogging and I have enjoyed doing it. I have also enjoyed blog hopping and reading so many peoples blogs from around the world. Heres to a Happy Blogging New Year!

Sarah xx

Tuesday, 21 December 2010

Winter has arrived...

The snow finally hit my North Bucks Town on Saturday afternoon. We did a dash to the shops to get a Turkey, thinking at least we'll have Christmas dinner, if we get snowed in. It started to come down pretty thick and fast and by 6.30pm we had a good 8 inches plus. We were a bit concerned about my daughter who had gone to the cinema with a birthday party. However she arrived home safely with the parents of the birthday girl.

I took some photos on Sunday.

This is the snowy tree in my neighbours garden.

The snowy trees at the back of our garden.

The snowman built by my husband and daughter in the back garden.

Sarah xx

Friday, 17 December 2010

Pink Buttercup Bag

My Sister in Law asked me if I would make a bag for her to give to her son's (my nephew) Girlfriend for Christmas. She liked the Buttercup Bag shape, but specified a long cross body Strap, a zip closure and pink.

I had a rummage in my stash of fabric and found the flowery fabric, which was sent to me in a fabric swap with Witchwoopiggy! I also used the lining fabric which was also received in the fabric swap. The plain pink was the remains of a tea towel I had used for other projects.

I've made 2 pockets on the inside. 1 to hold a mobile phone and the other a bit bigger.

I'm really pleased with how this bag turned out. The material has a linen feel to it and it looks really nice and (without wanting to blow my own trumpet too much) professional.

Sarah xx

Saturday, 11 December 2010

Elf Christmas Stocking

I have been wanting to make a Elf style Christmas Stocking, ever since I found this pattern way back in the summer. I have been on the lookout for some suitable fabric ever since and whilst I was browsing in Ikea this week, I came across a cheap red fleece blanket and had a flash of inspiration.

Using the pattern I cut out the stocking and hand embroidered on the felt hearts with silver thread for decoration , but instead of making the cuff with the points, I used the decorative edge on the blanket. I stuffed the toe as per the directions and added a silver bell.

I think it turned out rather well... I've decided this is my Christmas Stocking and I have hung it up in the hope Santa will pop something nice inside it for me on Christmas Day!

Sarah xx

Felt Tooth Fairy Pillows

I have really enjoyed making things out of felt lately. It seems to be a bit of a trend, in the crafting world (or maybe I'm just catching on). My Tooth Fairy pillows have been one of the most popular items on my craft stall and in my Misi shop. I decided to make a version in Felt.

I have managed to sell a couple before I managed to take a photo. However I have one left at the moment.

The felt on the reverse is the same colour as the pocket!

Sarah xx

Thursday, 2 December 2010

More Crayon Rolls

A while ago one of the ladies on MSE, posted a picture of some crayon and pencil rolls she had made. I loved the fabric she had used so much, I just had to buy some. I made four rolls for my craft stall and 2 sold. I still have 2 left so here they are.

Don't you think the fabric is so appropriate.

I made the insides in different fabrics, the buttons on the outside tone nicely with the fabric inside.

Sarah xx

Gingerbread Heart Hanger

Over the last few weeks, I have been busy making things for the School/craft Fayres that we attended. I have been meaning to take photo's however, somehow didn't get around to it. Alas some things have been sold without photo's, but I have had a rummage in my goody bag to see what is left...
I made several of these Gingerbread Heart Hangers, this one is green gingham, which you can just make out on the photo. I also made some in red gingham (sold out). And I made a Gingerbread House version (also sold) as well, which was my daughters idea.

I really enjoyed making these, perhaps because they are a little bit different to the other gingerbread men I have seen.

Sarah xx