I can hardly believe I have just written those words….just 5 more working days! This week has been wonderful, with the holidays so close I can almost taste them. I’ve dabbled with some different crafts in my sewing room.
A Christmas Wish is complete!
Right down to the label.
My sister Wanda and my niece Sharna had birthdays in November and these are the cards I made for them.
This bag was made from the leftover fabric of another bag project, that started out with insufficient fabric, to end up with enough leftover to use in several other smaller bag projects. Life is Strange!
I’ve been working on some Christmas Gifts, so those photographs won’t be posted for a little while yet.
My daughter Leah, (on the right) is having a Hen’s Night tonight and with her bridesmaid Jessica (on the left) they designed a skirt for themselves to wear over black legging's. Unfortunately their design skills didn’t stretch to actual cutting and stitching them, so Mum to the rescue!
Fortunately I was able to replicate in tulle and elastic exactly (they say) what they had in mind. They both marveled at the speed and abilities of my trusty Overlocker, and I heard Leah say to Jess “Look Jess, I’m using the GOOD SCISSORS!”
Obviously I haven’t encouraged Leah to spend time with me in my sewing room……I know, I’m a Bad Mother!!!!
I was so taken by the Candle Stamping I had to do more, here are my attempts from last night.
These were very simple and really make a plain pillar candle look special.
The process involves stamping onto white tissue paper, positioning the image where you would like it to be, wrapping the candle in greaseproof paper, holding it tightly to create a kind of hand grip behind the image, applying heat from a heat gun to slightly melt the surface of the candle. The tissue paper vanishes into the slightly melted layer of wax. Remove greaseproof paper and it’s done! It’s quick and effective.
Today is going to be hot, hot, hot, here in SEQ and the pool is looking very inviting. I may swim to cool off then retreat to my sewing room to work on a few already started projects.
Then again Greg is talking about visiting a nursery to get some plants for the front garden…… who knows what the day will bring? I do love an adventure!
Thanks for visiting….