Thursday, December 20, 2012
Wednesday, December 19, 2012
Master O has a love for the Nutcracker soldiers.
So this year we have our Handmade tree and we have
what we call the Nutcracker Tree.
There have been a few Nutcracker soldiers in our Advent bags.
These lovely soldiers are guarding the Advent Bags
Sunday, December 16, 2012
Monday, December 10, 2012
Wednesday, December 5, 2012
Tuesday, December 4, 2012
Tuesday, November 27, 2012
About 5 years ago we started a tradition for our family of advent bags.
We have 24 Advent bags in a basket.
Each morning Master O has to find the right numbered advent bag in the basket.
Inside the advent bags are 24 handmade Christmas decorations.
One to hang on the tree the 24 days leading up to Christmas.
We don't usually get the tree till around 10 December so the decorations circle the basket till then.
The first year I made all the Christmas decorations which was quiet a mission.
The second year I decided any decorations handmade would do by me or others.
Its that time again..................I have been stock piling decorations.
The big kick off is Saturday.
Each day on the blog from the 1st to the 24th I will feature a decoration.
Some new, some from previous advent bags, some by me, some by others.
Here are some pictures from previous years.
Would you like to join us?
Just whip up 24 draw string bags big enough to hold a Christmas decoration and
number them from 1 to 24.
This tradition brings an enormous amount of joy to our family.
Friday, November 23, 2012
Recently I was telling a crafty friend of mine Alice that
I really needed to find some grey and teal blankets.
A few weeks later Alice turns up
unexpectedly with two beautiful grey blankets and an eye popping teal.
Alice made my day!
(Alice is also a crafty lady you can see her creations here)
Here are a couple of foxes on the teal and grey blankets they just pop!
Yesterday my interview for the Auckland Art and Craft Fair which is on,
on the 8th of December came up on there blog.
You can see it here.
There are also lots of other amazing crafters and artists interviewed on there blog.
It is well worth a peak.
I am having this weekend off................no markets for me.
I shall do a bit of Christmas shopping and I am going to go and watch
Master O in his very first Triathlon.
He is in it with 900 hundred other budding athletes.
Have a wonderful weekend everyone.
Monday, November 19, 2012
I am sorry I have been missing for 11 days.
Life is so busy at the moment.
I get up at 6am each morning and I fall into bed each night about 11pm.
In between a part time job, family, life I sew, sew, sew.
Every year the 6 six weeks leading up to Christmas are madness.
I am not really creating any new designs because at this time of year my focus
is all on producing more of my most popular designs from this year.
Christmas is coming and people are stocking up
big time on there Pixies.
I just had an order for a green Pixie with red leaves.
I found these wonderful leaves on line .
Here they are.
I love it when people come up with ideas I had not thought of doing.
Thursday, November 8, 2012
Tomorrow we fly to Wellington for four days.
We are going on this adventure to celebrate Master O turning 10.
He loves planes and has never been to Wellington
so off we go.
I am also managing to squeeze in a Steiner school fair
at Raphael House on Sunday
Master O is such a light in our life.
I cannot imagine my life with out the blessing
of his special soul.
These beautiful lights are for him.
Monday, November 5, 2012
Tuesday, October 30, 2012
I am so madly sewing away for all the markets I have coming up
that I really have not had time to blog so please excuse me.
A little while ago I meet a lovely lady who lives in Tauranga who has a little boy who
loves traffic lights and there colours of red, green and orange.
His favourite colour is dark orange.
I was asked if I would make him a Pixie in traffic light colours
Here is the Traffic Light Pixie!
This weekend on Saturday I will be at the Micheal Park School Fair.
It is a beautiful fair one of my favourites.
Do bring your kids and come along and have a great day.