Greetings lovely friends & readers
Although the past two days have been sunny, the week prior was wet & windy & wild. Though I am always thankful for any rain at this time of year as it gives the garden such a good drink, the winds were just dreadful.
A vase of spring roses picked before the winds bashed them 💕
On the wettest days these two took up residence on my couch - I was quick enough to toss a cotton sheet over my good quilt & cushions. As you can see one has the entire length of the couch & one gets to curl up in the little space left over 😉
I had purchased this gorgeous Dinosaur fabric from my local Patchwork Shop just prior to Lockdown. I wanted to make each of my Grandsons a pillowcase for Christmas. I used this simple tutorial * Here * which I find fast & effective to make up.
The top left hand photo shows the back of the T-Rex one. This was a cot panel that I cut down to pillowcase size.
I made Sid a Triceratops Crown & we both coloured it in - he loved it & wore it for two days running before asking me to cut it down for his toy Tiger. I bury dinosaurs in the sandpit & then he uncovers them using my paint brushes & tells me about the fossils he unearths.
After he went home on Monday I decided to put my Christmas Tree up & add the lights. I thought it would fill in several hours the following day while we decorated it together.
Let me tell you friends ... that boy is a trooper. He had far more stamina & staying power than his Granny did. I wanted to stop after about half an hour & have a cuppa but he kept on going until every single last decoration was on the tree & believe me ... there are alot !!
And he didn't just put them all down at low height either - he climbed on the little stool & spread them around at all different levels. He did a wonderful job & I was most impressed but most importantly - he loved it !!
And I might add ... we did not even get the felt tree skirt around the tree before Madam Pip came along, curled up on it & promptly went to sleep!!
On my last trip to Mum's I purchased these wooden discs in her local Variety store - $2 for a bag of 10. I had some Christmas paper serviettes left over from last year so I mod-podged some on to the wooden discs & made lovely tags to tie onto packages for Christmas. This was such a fun & simple task that I thoroughly enjoyed.
I must be honest & say that the next task was definitely Not fun
& enjoyable. I have loved these shabby twig trees for a long time - they are a free tutorial on Kerryanne's blog
. I just found it so incredibly fiddly & ended up having to spray starch/iron my fabric strips to stop them from all turning towards the back. I had no cream coloured bells so I painted a rusty bell & I won't go in to detail about how time consuming that task was suffice to say I won't
be making anymore of these. 😉
I made a felt matchbox mouse to gift to a friend.
(This used to be a free downloadable pattern but I can no longer find the link to it. If anyone should want to make one then email me & I can send you my pattern.)
I have long admired these teeny tiny stockings that are all over Instagram & finally got around to making myself a set. I stuffed mine with wadding & then added greenery & pip berries to the tops. These are just pegged on to my Christmas ribbon with tiny pegs from the $2 Shop.
I made mine up using some primitive duller coloured fabrics but I would rather like to make myself a pink set too 💗
Thank You so much for your ever-welcome visits here today dear friends,
Wishing you all a wonderful weekend - remember to be kind to yourselves & to each other.
With much love & friendship to you all,
Julie & the furry ones x0x0x0x