Wednesday, December 28, 2011

NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA....BATMAN




....and Robin! Another AWESOME hand drawn top by Andy for our nephew Septimus!

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Robin




A hand drawn Robin for our Nephew Presley who has always loved Robin!



Monday, December 26, 2011

A Terminator for Tao




One of our handmade Christmas presents this year!

Hand drawn by Andy with fabric pen....isn't it AMAZING!!

This one is for our nephew Baby Tao!

Another great collaboration...hey I did buy the onesie AND sewed the Amelie and Atticus tag on!


Sunday, December 25, 2011

Saturday, December 24, 2011

A Handmade Christmas Round Up

On this Christmas Eve I thought I would do a round up of all the Handmade Christmas gifts I have made this year:




Christmas Bunting




Costumes for Amelie


Christmas Dresses 




Clementine's Dress and Bloomers Sets


The Mermaid Sisters!

There are some more handmade goodies featured after Christmas as I did not want to ruin the surprise!

I took it a bit easy this year and am glad I started early as there is no last minute rush!

I wish you all a fun and relaxing Christmas Eve!

Santa's almost on his way!

Monday, December 19, 2011

Weekending


 This weekend we used our new Christmas cookie cutters to make our second batch of gingerbread...these ones are heading to my work tomorrow...but we all got a little taste test!

We also popped into our street Christmas Party and had our Christmas with my family!





I also did a small spot of sewing...a tiny pair of bloomers for a friend who had a little girl last week!

I think I might have stitched my last stitch on the machine for the year...now to clean up my workroom and get ready for some new furniture and screen printing over the holidays!

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Softies for Mirabel




This weekend I (WE!) finished our Softies for Mirabel. Amelie really wanted to help out stuffing the Mermaid's head...and she did a really great job of it. I was really proud of her...it's amazing to see her grow up and see her doing things I just assume she can't! And naturally I love that she likes to spend time with me and make little creations!

Meet the two Mermaid Sisters who are headed to Mirabel:




And here they are with their Mermaid cousins who will be staying with Amelie and Clementine:



Some final happy snaps before they hit the road tomorrow!

If you want to make a softie or two there is still time...you can send them in till Feb 2012...it's a great cause!

More details HERE!

Friday, December 16, 2011

Experimenting...

With summer cape styles...both are made with drill instead of cord and the top one has a brim!



These ones have gone to hang out in Shorties in Newtown with my last batch of bloomers!

Make It Count

This week we've been making it count everyday!

We had some friends over - naturally I didn't take any photos - we were having too much fun!


Here's Amelie after everyone went home - pulling the couch apart!


We've been going to parks, having ice creams and generally chilling out!





There have been some tears but mostly it's been fun!



Flower anyone?

Monday, December 12, 2011

A Very Brown Owls Christmas

On Sunday we had our Brown Owls Christmas Party!



The girls and I made some Miffy gingerbread biscuits - I took a before shot as I wasn't sure how they'd go in our new (old) oven! But they turned out pretty cute! 


The girls did some taste testing to make sure they were A-OK to take along!



For my KK present I made some Vintage Tea Bunting - made from vintage linens cut in half (or thirds) and sewn with red bias binding! I got the idea from HERE!



My final gift looked like this:



Festive Craft Kit from The Red Thread...my Vintage Tea Bunting...a set of hair clips...and a diary...can you tell I had a bit of a colour theme going?!


With the left over bias and some mini doilies I also made some mini-bunting which I have been moving around the house till it's finds a permanent seasonal home! 


And here - presented by Amelie - is the wonderful gift I received from a fellow Owl Katie! The Prints Charming Book (HURRAH - I am hoping to start screen printing this summer!) - Cookie Cutters (bring on the next batch of Gingerbread!) - and STAMPS - a Camera one and a 'Made with Love' one...Amelie has been playing with the cutters as if they were characters and has been begging to make more gingerbread!


I was also blessed with a birthday present from Lara...an awesome Alice book with so many great projects...I can't wait till the holidays to start some!

It was a great afternoon and I feel so blessed to be able to meet up with intelligent crafty women!

Saturday, December 10, 2011

I've been a-sewing...

Bloomers!


For little boys and girls!


Interesting Tales....




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