Saturday, December 19, 2009

We wish you a merry Christmas!


Christmas wreath is hung – will add to it next year as time got away from me…
Life has been a crazy and blogging has moved down the list of priorities a little. We’ve just had the last day of school for quite a long time and I’m very excited! No more school lunchboxes to make for at least 6 weeks!

What has been going on?

I survived the last minute baking… for a market that my 9 year old son’s school class were running. He came home, “Mum we need more things to sell tomorrow, so can you make some things… please”. So we then sat down and made 15 little angel decorations from left over wool batting and baked 20 gingerbread. The things we do for our children.


Next it was time to make gifts for all the gorgeous women who come to my sewing group on a Tuesday. I decided on some Christmas themed pin cushions.


Although red and green, I chose fabrics that weren’t too Christmassy. After all one needs to sew every day of the week and year. They were well received and I have two left for gifting to others.

Last week was the Carols in the park which meant we could all stop and focus on Christmas TOGETHER. It was a lovely night and it didn’t rain!! Here are my very tired Cherubs proudly displaying their candles!


And an even more tired cherub who had to be content with a battery operated tea light candle!!

I am very excited about my latest project which I got from here.  It’s an advent calendar with a Christmas Tree made from felt with little felt birds in all different shapes and sizes to pin on the tree. The birds are absolutely gorgeous...



I’ve made ten already and I’m absolutely hooked. My two oldest children made some to give to their teachers too.


Speaking of giving - 

IT’S GIVEAWAY TIME!! It’s a MERRY CHRISTMAS from Threads of Friendship. We have three little Christmas packages to send. One will be a Christmas package from me with pin cushion, felt bird ornaments and other bits and pieces. Second will be one of Janelle’s gorgeous bags made with Michael Miller’s fabric “China Doll” :

Asian girls bag

AND the third giveaway will be a beautiful covered notebook made by Kylie… no photo, but will surely add a smile to your Christmas.

Leave a comment on this post and we’ll put your name into the draw for our goodies, mention the giveaway on your own blog and get 5 more entries. We’ll draw the names on the 23rd. You won’t get the parcels by Christmas but you will know by Christmas if you’re one of the lucky winners.



Happy Stitching to your all,



Christy said...

Merry Christmas Katherine! Very best wishes for a magical Christmas and a bright and abundant new year!

clare's craftroom said...

Merry , merry Christmas ! I know exactly what you mean about the lunchboxes .

Carol said...

Merry Christmas Ladies!

Best wishes for 2010.

Carol :)

A Spoonful Of Sugar said...

Your little felt birds are gorgeous Katherine! You have been busy lately with your Christmas projects - enjoy the slower pace now that the school holidays have arrived. Have a wonderful Christmas, and peace and joy in 2010!

texmorg said...

..and I thought that my week had been busy. All your goodies look lovely, now hopefully you can have a little rest (yeah like when) and merry christmas to the three of you and a happy new year.

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

You always have the most creative gifts! Merry Christmas to each of you!

Nuts To You! said...

How very fun! Christmas is just fun:)

Sue Cahill said...

Happy Holidays to all of you, how festive your prizes are and your spirit of saring is very heartwarming.

Sue Cahill (sbonetsue at yahoo dot com)

suzitee said...

Your Christmas creating is so inspiring Katherine...well done! I love those birds especially. I have mentioned your giveaway on my blog...the more chances the better, I'm thinking :)
Hope you have a wonderful Christmas, and all the best for 2010 xxxx

texmorg said...

Me again, I have just mentioned your giveaway in my last post, like Susan I am thinking the more chances the better.

Anonymous said...

Merry Christmas to all three of you - I hope you all manage to get some time to stop and reflect on this amazing time of year! Enjoy.

Bev C said...

Christmas blessings to you all.

tassierobyn said...

I have loved reading and seeing all of your creations throughout the year. I absolutely love the birds they are beautiful. Keep up the good work Katherine, Janelle, and Kylie in 2010. Merry Christmas to you all.

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Bron said...

Hey thanks for sharing all your craftiness this year .Have a lovely Christmas and New Year.

JennyWren said...

Beautiful Christmas decorations ! Such talented creative people you all are. Merry Christmas.

Anonymous said...

You've got to be in it to win it, so I'm leaving a comment. You 3 lovely ladies do amazing crafy stuff, I don't know how you manage it :-)
Anita L.

Cathy W said...

Merry Christmas, Katherine, Kylie and Janelle,
Lovely to see all your beautiful stitchings. Trust you all (and your families) and a wonderful blessed Christmas and a relaxing start to the new year. (and I totally agree about the no lunchboxes for 6 wks...YAY!!)

suzyq said...

WOW! What beautiful little pin cushions - I just lurve the fabric!
Sounds like you have been busy like everyone else - Sit back and enjoy Christmas.

Sarah said...

My favourite is the birds... The cherub in the red jacket is so cute!

I hope you and your family have a lovely Christmas time and a safe and health 2010.