Wednesday, November 19, 2014

ribbon chain tutorial

Ribbon chains are just like the old fashioned
paper chains but made with ribbon.
These are so easy to make and the kids can help too. 
Grab some ribbon in at least two colours but of
course you can have as many colours as you like.

Cut them with pinking shears so
they don't fray, to the same length.
Then just loop them and secure them by stapling them.

Hang them on your tree
or drape them around the room.
The easiest but prettiest decorations ever!
I think I'll pop these Under the Christmas Tree
on Sunday , will you be joining in?

Sunday, November 16, 2014

under the christmas tree

What have you been making, planning or decorating?
Add your Christmassy goodies here
we'd all love some inspiration!

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

these are a few of my favourite pins ~ free handbag patterns

We all love free and we all love handbags....
win win !!!
Here are the links to just three free handbag tutorials
but I have lots more on my bag lady board on pinterest.
Free girl's purse pattern ~ Fynes Designs.
Pleated tote ~ The Long Thread.
While I have you here don't forget
Under the Christmas Tree is up and running.
If you don't have anything to pop under the tree
this week the new one will be up on Sunday
I hope you can join in.
Seeya soon!

Sunday, November 9, 2014

under the christmas tree

Have you made anything to go
Under the Christmas Tree yet?
We would love to see it!
Add your link and show us your decorations,
gifts or recipes.
It doesn't even need to be from this year anything
you have made for a previous Christmas is great too!
Take this cute button and tell others you are playing.

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

under the Christmas Tree is back!

Under the Christmas Tree is back!
Last year I started a linky thing for all Christmassy things
that you have prepared for the festive season.
Bloggers from all over linked up their recipes, homemade gifts
decorations and menus.
We were all so inspired and impressed at the creativity
that I thought it would be a shame not to do it again.
Have a look here and see what happened
one week last year.
It's easy to join in just link up whatever you
 have planned for Christmas.
It can be anything ~ show us your Christmas lights, your tree,
something you have made or a recipe
you are planning to use.
We also loved seeing the decorations!
This year the linky will go up each Sunday
and I would be so happy if you joined in
especially as it will only go for seven weeks, eeeek!
Will you be joining us?
Copy and paste this cute little button into
your sidebar and link it back here to
let your friends know you're playing.

Saturday, November 1, 2014

these are a few of my favourite pins ~ zipper tutorials

Are you scared of zippers?
No need to be really as I have some great tutorials here for you to take the fear out of using the dreaded many teeth monsters.
All of these and more can be found on my sewing board on pinterest.
Left ~ Melly Sews.
Bottom right ~ Skip to my Lou.
What else would you like rounded up from my pins?
Buttonholes? Quilt binding? Christmassy stuff?
Let me know and I'll see what I can do.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

gone potty.

I love to garden almost as much as I love to craft.
No not the heavy , sweaty gardening just the pretty stuff.
I've been looking for nice pots for ages to replace the daggy terracotta and forest green plastic pots.
If they are decent looking they either weigh a ton or are way too expensive.
I needed a few to replace my sad looking pots on our back verandah and I decided to go with the plastic toy tubs that you can pick up very cheaply from the bargain stores.
It was easy to drill holes in the bottom of them and I added a bit of gravel to help with the drainage and then I just popped my geraniums in there with some new potting mix.

In the last two Summers the only thing that survived
on minimal watering were the geraniums so
I think I'll just stick with them.

This is what they looked like before.
The poor things must have been so embarrassed !

Now this is the cheery sight I see!
Aaaah much better.