So Christmas is over for another year. I hope you enjoyed a lovely day with family and friends as I did. We all ate way too much and my goodness the presents were never ending - not sure where everything is going to go!
And what a few weeks it has been. I did try to do a post last week but blogger ate my photos and I didn't have the time or the inclination to redo them. So here it is - the last couple of weeks activities and some of the crafty projects I completed.
The 15th brought a mad weekend with lots of Birthday parties including Daphne's.
And look at this gorgeous creation!
A stunning bolster cushion made by my girlfriend Michelle.
Isn't it just fantastic!
I love the colours and all the little yo-yos - a gift to absolutely treasure! Thanks Michelle, we really love it.
We finished the weekend with a big Christmas party on the Sunday with my Mother's group. We provide a Kris Kringle gift for the children and I made these for two lovely sisters.
This is my more basic version of Renata Segtowick's wonderful idea. Renata's are so beautifully detailed - go have a look.
The week following was all about kinder parties, school parties, reports and finishing up the year ready for a good break. I made three tote bags for the girl's teachers but didn't have time to take photos.
Then I finally finished a commission I'd been sitting on for AGES!! Two aprons for my girlfriend to give to some special girls for Christmas.
A frilly smock for the little one.
And a frilly apron for the bigger one.
I discovered the new apple fabric at Amitie and it all went from there. It's the most lovely linen weight and just perfect for aprons. I'm really pleased with them and will definitely be making more.
And finally some gifts for my family.
A scarf for my Mum using some gorgeous Japanese fabric I had in my stash.
And a bag for my sister-in-law Sacha.
I LOVE this bag!!
I cut it from a bag I received in a swap which I think is an Amy Butler pattern (anyone know?). Then I just patched part of it, added some flowers and quilted the edges.
I also made some cushions and did a pin cushion swap with my girlfriend but have no photos yet - show you next time along with some photos of the gorgeous ornaments I have received for the Freshly Blended Holiday Ornament swap. But this lot should keep you busy for a while!!
By the way, before I forget, my pay it forward recipients are Fiona, Beth and Ginger. So can you all email me and let me know if you wish to participate and provide your address if I don't already have it.