Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Photo Christmas Presents

This is my latest idea for christmas presents for the family (so family, avert your eyes now).

I printed out passport size photos of the children and grandchildren etc. and laminated them.

I then joined them together with these keyrings (10 for $2.00).

I really wanted to make some mini albums that I saw on sew-funky's blog back in January, but sadly, I realised, I am not going to have enough time :(

So, this is my compromise.

Sisterly love

I had to get this photo. Miss A and peanut cuddling on the couch.
The reason this is so special is Miss A has Aspergers(Autistic Spectrum Disorder) and doesn't always like people (children) near her.
After this Miss A fed peanut a bottle and he nearly fell asleep.

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Knitted Christmas Presents

These are the gifts that I am making my children's teachers.

I made a cotton dish cloth using a pattern from sew-funky's blog. Then added a non-scratch scubbie using knitting cotton and cut up manderine/orange bags. Then I thought all teachers need something sweet so I added a candy cane (it was the right colour).
Two down, one to go :)

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Cake in a cup

I have started thinking and making pressies for Christmas. I saw this recipe for a cake in a cup on sew-funky's blog and I have to admit have made it a few times myself ;)
It is so DIVINE and I thought it would make a great gift.

-I purchased some white cups, new off trade me (such a good deal).
-Added the dry ingredients to a cellophane bag (FYI - you can seal cellophane bags by folding over the top and ironing it on a low setting).
-I then typed out what wet ingredients to add and how to make.
-Then as you see, popped them into another cellophane bag and tied with a red ribbon.

These would make great presents for teachers and anyone else who deserves a thank you.
Who wouldn't want a cake in a cup :)

Bibs, bibs and more bibs

SCHOOL GALA TIME: Its miss J's first school gala and I put my hand up to do some sewing for the craft table. I have made some funky bibs using sew-funky's tutorial.

I have also made a heap of tag blankets but forgot to take a photo before I packed them off.

Fingers crossed that they sell.