It has been flat out this week. Cleaning cleaning and more cleaning. Clearing the old and welcoming in the new for Spring. The house looks and feels great but my back doesn't at the moment!
Last weekend was horrible...actually so was the whole week... so to take my mind off my woes I sat and sewed this cute dress for my beautiful baby girl on Saturday afternoon and finished it off on Sunday. The design is by the gorgeous Vikki Collumbine of Sew Useful Designs and when I read on her blog that this design was featured in the latest issue of Homespun (my favourite craft mag!) I rushed out to snaffle my own copy. So many things I want to make in this issue but Vikki's design was the one I HAD to make first. Not just because it is such a pretty little girly dress..............
but because it is really useful for hiding those not so pretty items my little girl still needs ;)
and when she doesn't need them anymore I can fit a lot of fat quarters in there!
The issue has lots of cute projects for kids and the next thing I want to make from it is a cute little packback for Cade for Christmas as he heads off to kinder next year! He's growing SO fast!
And speaking of Christmas it is rolling around so fast I am begining to stress over it! I just read earlier that we only have 70 days till Christmas (gulp)!! With 6 kids to buy and make for as well as hubby, overseas friends and family "AHHHH" I need more hours, more days! PLEASE slow time down Father Time for....OH lets say...another 12 months! What's that you say?...NO!! Well I'll just have to make sure I keep visiting Kerryanne English from Shabby Art Boutique as she is posting some great gift making ideas on her blog for her Simply Christmas party as well as a planner to help keep track of all those to do lists!
So I have finally made a few small items for a start to my gifts and made this pin cushion for a very dear friend in America...her fav colour is blue.....
and since I didn't have a pin cushion myself I made one for me too!
They were really quick and easy to make :)
She loves chickens and cows so I made this little cow for her as well
I plan on making something chooky for her too. She always sends over a big box of gifts for all the family so I'm sending some extra stuff her way cause she deserves some spoilage too!
Not only do I have Christmas looming I have 2 kids born in December! Kayla will be 16 on the 4th and we're having an Alice in Wonderland themed party for her. Ethan's 10th birthday is on the 19th and on the 18th my husbands brother will marry my dear friend in a hand fastening ceremony!
This afternoon I made this cushion for her to hold the weddings rings using this sweet image I found from The Graphics Fairy
I put my rings on here for demonstration purposes :D
I'm happy I have made a start to gift giving and I do have a lay-by going that covers a few of the kids but I have so so much to still get done I'm going to be busy busy busy sewing (and flat broke) right up till the last minute!
Hopefully you all are much more organised than me and already have made a great start...(unless of course you are a Zombie Gunslinger and more than likely leave all the gift buying/making up to your wife;))