Staple die-t

Well, now that Christmas is over, I can post about some of the things I made! I hope my recipients don’t mind, but there are some ideas here that I thought would be nice share. I’d be interested to see what everybody else gets up to with them. First up, is a little footstool IContinue reading “Staple die-t”

Are we there yet?!

Two present sacks and a table decoration today… The greenery was chopped by the boys this morning in the garden. Twisted ivy round a sparkly wreath and baubles chucked in for colour. The sacks are made using vintage 50s American fabric and are a simple drawstring. I love this fabric. I hope the boys doContinue reading “Are we there yet?!”

Charmed I’m sure

So, it’s the last day of term tomorrow. That means just one thing. Got to get those presents together for your lovely children’s teachers. Yes, I know, this is something you should have sorted out weeks ago but who the hell does? Here’s my offering. Charms for handbags, phones ( if you’re brave) or toContinue reading “Charmed I’m sure”

Christmas wrapping buttoned up

This is my 500th post!!!! How strange I’m still tapping away, I never thought this blog would be such a key part of my life. Don’t you just love technology? Anyway, hopefully by now you’ve done your shopping and will be contemplating the marathon that is wrapping. Now, I like a glass of wine, sweetiesContinue reading “Christmas wrapping buttoned up”

Sticky quicky advent calendar – the sequel

God, did I say this was quick? Maybe if you don’t make your own chocolates….I’m whacked so here’s a quick summary….tonight I marked the motifs with numbers, stitched up the side of the fabric to make a tube, and then dropped (homemade) chocs down the tube, tying off after each one. And that’s it! TheContinue reading “Sticky quicky advent calendar – the sequel”

Quicky sticky advent calendar

I don’t know about you, but I’m not very good at buying things in advance. So here I am the end of November and no advent calendar for the boys. By which of course I mean no chocolate advent calendar. So, harking back to a calendar my neighbour (Mrs Schroeder) made for me when IContinue reading “Quicky sticky advent calendar”