Saturday, 29 November 2008

One fair down, one to go :)

Thanks girls for being so patient with me and allowing me to share the stuff as i have gone along towards the fairs :) I thought you might like to see how it all looked set out....
Excuse the bad lighting - its no wonder my head is thumping, everything had an awful orangy tinge!! There was no room to set up the display stand with my necklaces on and no where for the cream tree to go with the canes and gingerbread men on but it was good and i think it looked cool all the same :)
The chocolate bouquet was going to be a raffle but when we got told off for having what they thought were real cakes (they were very territorial about their own cake/raffle/tombola stalls) we thought it best not to even get it out of the car!! *eek*

Check out these cute sprinkles i bought from Whittards of Chelsea - the perfect topping for my whipped cream and marshmallow filled hot chocolate :)

Thursday, 27 November 2008

Basket case!!

I have basket'd (is that a word!?) up some of the things for the fair and im really excited now! lol How sad is that! LOL The kids laughed at the snowman poop when they came in from school today so i think that one might go down well with the other kids at school :)

Wednesday, 26 November 2008

How sweet are these?!

I got the idea from a couple of the threads on MSE. They are bars of soap wrapped in a facecloth and made to look like little reindeers! How cute are they? Super easy to do too so lots of fun for the kids to join in with too :) The white mugs behind are being stamped and turned into kiddies chocoholic mugs :D

I have also made 6 of these chocolate sets - fine china mug, hot chocolate sachet, chocolate finger biscuits, marshmallows and a sugar stiring stick from Whittards of Chelsea :) I still have the snowman soup to make as my cones didnt arrive today as expected but im kept busy anyway so maybe thats a good thing! LOL

Monday, 24 November 2008

Buttons galore!!

ADDED:- Ive just finished bagging up my bunting and i think it looks ok - what do you think??I have just watched the best film i have seen in a while -August Rush! Its such a heart warming adorable film that its now on my Christmas list. I recommend it to anyone out there who wants a sweet, everything you wish for, dreams can come true kind of film :)

While i sat watching it i pinned all these buttons onto my Christmas star. It didnt take too long concidering how many buttons and pins were used (no, i didnt count!) LOL

Sunday, 23 November 2008

Bunting :)

I have just finished sewing the beads and flowers onto my first finished length of bunting :) Its shown here on the head of my bed to show the length of 10 points :DBeen shopping today and bought lots more envelopes etc so i can finish the sets of cards off too. Im making broth this afternoon so im having a crafty day finished off with comfort food - what could be better! :D

Saturday, 22 November 2008

A little birdhouse in your soul....

I have had that song going round in my head since i saw this cute little project! Thank you so much to Nichole Heady for the template - i am going to make a load of these little birdhouses and pop them on my cream tree for Christmas :) (this isnt finished off properly as i just wanted a quick go to see if it was simple to do - it is simple and Nichole is a genius!)

Edited to add:- I just finished some more for my tree - these are addictive! LOL

Friday, 21 November 2008

Chaos, cards and TFIF!!

Thanks to Claire for the fab card display boxes! I have placed some of the cards in there and i cant believe the difference it makes to the presentation! White table cloths are bought, i now have some fab snowflake paper to decorate the middle of the table and a lot more bits have been made and are in the process - including lots and lots of handbag cards! lol Look at the chaos! ARGGHH TFIF as i really need a lie in - must read more of my book and try to chill as the Christmas fever is starting to hit home!

Wednesday, 19 November 2008

Pink'd out!!

Its like an explosion in a Pepto Bismol factory here lately! Especially since my October PINK swap parcel came today from the lovely Elaine :) Isnt she a star, look at all these goodies!I also made some pink bunting but im waiting for the binding to arrive so have temp sewn it onto ribbon to see if it looks ok :)

Monday, 17 November 2008

Ageless apron :)

Im tired and heading off to bed but since ive only just finished this apron i thought i would show it straight away! I am really proud of it and it looks so cute!. Im thinking of doing this size for kids (when i tried it on it came about 6inches above my knee!) and then if anyone wants it longer they can add more frills (plus length of strap fastenings etc) :D

Im taking the boys to see High School Musical 3 this week and Claire (ginger) is staying tomorrow so i will try and update with more pics etc as i go :)

Sunday, 16 November 2008

Oh Christmas Tree....

I FOUND ONE!! A fab cream Christmas tree! Its the first one i have seen that hasnt had lights already attached or fibre optic and its perfect! 4ft tall and ideal for shabbying up the decorations i have made i had to take it out of the box and try it out :) Goodness knows what the neighbours thought if they saw me decorating the tree already but rest assured its now packed away again ready for the first fair! :)I was completely stumped as to what to do with the gingerbread men until i thought about hanging them on the tree! All i did was glue one man to the back of another, drill a hole through their arms (im told it didnt hurt so dont worry) and fasten with ribbons :) They will be supplied in the little pink bags as on the tree - so cute!

Friday, 14 November 2008

Breakthrough on the sewing front!!

OK so not earth shattering but i have mastered the sewing of animals - well, ive gotten the mice down to a T!! :D How cute is Milly (thats her name and i know she looks like she has a mustache behind that little hand but honestly its her nose!) I cant work out if shes ...........shy, about to sneeze, really tired...........or just plain mischevious! However she does look rather at home in my shopping basket! lolOvershare on the cards lately so heres the final one i made last night :)

Thursday, 13 November 2008

Good job i like this card making malarky!!

Couldnt think what else to call this one as my eyes are going card shaped!! If it wasnt for my complete LOVE of My Minds Eye papers today may have panned out a little less productive! lol These papers practically jump on the cards themselves, they are far too cute and i may just have to keep them all for myself! :) As for the threading water punch - well, love isnt a strong enough word! lol
I have just ordered a 4ft cream tree to hang all the sewn hearts and Christmas cones on for the fair - afterwards im guessing it will shabby up the living room even more than a green one would ... (shabby chic method in my madness!) ;) I have also made these little clippy signs - they have a bulldog clip at the bottom of each to keep essentials nearby - dog lead, homework, socks, photographs, shopping lists etc etc......
The boys have spent tonight adding more things to their Christmas list and i think they are struggling this year to even think of new things to have! Usually theres one thing that every kid must have this time of year but this year there just doesnt seem to be anything specific - are you on the hunt for the must have toy of the year?? If so enlighten me to what it is please as the kids are no help! LOL

Tuesday, 11 November 2008

A Good Day! :)

I have managed to get quite a bit done, gingerbread men and some countdown to Christmas boards. Will share a pic of the boards tomorrow after they dry but for now here are some of the cards and the gingerbread men......not sure what to do with the men yet other than make sets of magnets and some tree hanging decorations. Any ideas welcome :)

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Thanks for the never ending source of talent and inspiration you girls give :)

Tomorrow im tackling more cards and some pincushions!! :D

Monday, 10 November 2008

Rain Dear??

No actually honey its quite sunny today but i have been rather busy with these little ddes! ;) Bags of reindeer food which i make up each year. The boys love sprinkling it on the lawn on Christmas eve so i have made a huge basket full this year for us to hand out too :)
I am almost finished my Christmas shopping and the rest is being left for a full day at the Metrocentre - i mean, get there for opening time and leave when it closes - can you tell i love Christmas!! :D
A few more cards for the stall :)Went shopping and trying on new clothes with little sis yesterday and if anyone buys the jewel blue military style coat i have my eye on in River Island before i do i will scream - can you believe they only have 1 in my size, arggghhhhh!!