Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Oooops! and other stuff

My name is Thimbelina.... and I'm a bad blogger!

It seems my one year blogiversary slipped by on the second of October and I didn't even notice, LOL.
Things have been pretty hectic in my household of late which hasn't left me much time for my hobbies except for a couple of secret items. I've only got one more swap to complete now! YAY

My own birthday also came and went on the 19th and I had every intention of blogging about how spoilt I was....  Here are a couple of the crafty things I received.....
The dear little box held a Spotlight voucher! Most of my other things I received such as books, chocolates, wine and various kitchen and household items are now either spread out throughout the house or have since been consumed! YUM

I've also started working on this quilt which I picked up from my Uncle Ron on the weekend..... Sadly, It's one my Aunt didn't get a chance to finish before she passed away almost six months ago now and I'm glad to have been asked to complete it for her.

Hope you're all managing to fit in a little crafty time as the silly season approaches!

Until next time....

Thursday, November 25, 2010

2 swaps down, 1 to go!

More secret sewing happening here...... My SSCS parcel is now making it's way overseas to ?????
Here's my parcel looking all Christmassy....complete with strategically placed ribbon so as not to ruin the surprise for my recipient....LOL

As of early today Chookyblue was still waiting on quite a lot of parcels to be posted...... lets hope they're now all on their way so as not to cause Chooky too much stress.... she really does do a wonderful job in organising it all and we do want her to do it all again next year right?

Hopefully I'll have something I can show you soon!
Until next time.........

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Fabric love!

I've just found a great giveaway over at Retro Mummy from the gorgeous new fabric range Sweet Broderie by Rosalie Quinlan........ so pretty don't you think?
Why not head over and enter?

Until next time......

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Another One

Not feeling very wordy tonight but I wanted to share some pics of another Frilly dilly bag I whipped up for someone extra special.... lets just hope she's not poking about my blog! It's much the same as the one I made for Khris in the recent Friends Swap here.

Until next time.......

Friday, November 12, 2010

Pattern Intimidation!

Is it just me or do you all have one of those patterns that you find intimidating??
I bought this cute little Izzy and Ivy pattern sometime ago.....Isn't that hat just adorable?

Anyway, since I wasn't doing anything with it I gave it to my friend Paula who wasn't the big scaredy-cat that I was..... this is what she came up with (and I think this is only a sample of the ones she has made):
Aren't they gorgeous?? I can just see Paula's Miss 4 looking lovely in these....... So now, as you could imagine... I think I may have to get over my intimidation and acutally make one myself!

I'd love to hear what crafty thing you find intimidating!

Until next time........

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Playing catch up!

On Tuesday I had a visit from a dear friend of mine who was keen for a lesson on making a couple of items she'd seen on my blog:
We started on a book pouch for her Mr 10......
 in suitably blokey camo fabric:

And finished with a dear little Retro Mummy dress for Miss 1.....
who was NOT impressed with having to try it on at the end of a long day!

Overall, a productive day...............
Although, I'm surprised we got around to sewing anything considering how much talking we did!

Thanks for a great day Trish.....Hugs xoxo

Until next time....

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

F.R.I.E.N.D.S ..... again!

So this is the last handmade item I sent in my F.R.I.E.N.D.S swap parcel to Khris........ an Embroidered Heat pack!
I used Frolic fabric that was leftover from the runner I made and I think the stitchery was one from a Gardners Journal?? by Hatched and Patched.... the rest I just made up as I went along.
The inner bag is made from calico and filled with rice.

Until next time.....