Friday, July 30, 2010

Bling it on !

I have finally made a start on my Christmas presents , with
5 sisters and 2 brothers it is usually wise for me to get in early .
Each of my siblings receives a handmade ornament from me each year
and this year I am making them my Little Party Frocks in Christmas fabric .
They are so quick and easy and I whipped up these four in no time .
If you would like to make some the pattern is available in

I can count these as OPAM finishes and Early Bird Christmas Crafting !

I will draw the winner for the Tilda book on Sunday
if you would like to win this beautiful book please add a comment in the post below .

27 comments:

Kerryanne English said...

It's a good feeling when you know you have a few things ticked off the Christmas list. What pretty decorations your frocks make too, Clare.
Hugs ~ Kerryanne

Allie said...

How darling!!! I used to make everyone an ornament for Christmas too, until I got lazy...um, unmotivated....

Barb said...

Sooooooooooooo cute....

The Patch Craft said...

Love your dresses. The fabric is devine.

A Bite of Country Cupcakes said...

How great to already be crossing off things from the Christmas to do list!!!

Kim D. said...

Adorable ornaments and what a clever idea!! Love the fabrics you chose also.

Kate said...

Lovely - you are inspiring me to be organised.

Joan and Kevin said...

I just love the dresses they are soooo cute.
Joan

Joan and Kevin said...

I just love the dresses they are soooo cute.
Joan

Dawn said...

Christmas dresses reminds me of my childhood when we always had a new frock for Christmas...
Hugs x x x

Mistea said...

Christmas frocks - Too Cute.
What a lovely Christmas decoration.

Posy Linda said...

Those petite party frocks are splendid and the fabric colors are perfect. For the past couple of years I set a "kitchen" tree with all sorts of cookery ornaments and for years I've been on a quest for an apron ornament. While there are a few apron ornaments around I would much prefer one made from fabric over resin anytime.

Robyn said...

Ha,ha will your brothers like their dresses, even in those pretty colours and designs? Great idea to make tree decorations as gifts.

Annabelle said...

What lovely little dresses - I so want to be your sister! I am new to quilting and sewing and also a new blogger and would love to win this book to prepare for my family Christmas (in August!) I have just found your site and will be a follower from now on ... will get inspiration from you. Thanks. Annabelle at
annabelleserendipity.blogspot.com

Createology said...

I think handmade gifts are the best possible. My family appreciates handmade too. Your tiny party frocks are super cute! Happy creating...

Quilting in My Pyjamas said...

Utterly gorgeous! I say every year I'm doing handmade gifts and never get around to it. You're incredible! I wish I had half your organisation and talent.

BubzRugz said...

The little Christmas dress ornaments are so sweet.... how clever of you! Hugz

Fiona

birtyboutique0i0 said...

Those are the cutest ornaments. Makes me want to wear one.

Kelly said...

Crikey! These are way too cute to be legal! Where did you get those cute cute cute hangers? I don't think the dress would be complete without it!

Brenda said...

Ok, where do I start? Your blog layout is beautiful! I love the pinks, greens and browns all dancing together! The Christmas ornament is soooo pretty! I'd love to make something like that for my sisters. Where did you get the pattern, or are you one of those people that just whip something amazing up like that? I need to get to know you better!:) Thanks for dropping in on my blog, where did you find a link to me? Have a great weekend! Hugs, from Paraguay

Brenda said...

P.S. I'd love to win that book!:)

susie said...

I too have a big family and make handmade every year. I have started some ideas and I'm taking this week off to hibernate in the studio! The ornaments you made here are really awesome cute.
Thanks for the comment on my pincushion. I will pop back in again.
Have a great weekend,
susie

Xena said...

Love your blog! Such lovely Christmas presents.
Thankyou for droping by my blog at JazyJae's

WoodbankCrafts said...

I have to admit that I have also made a start on Christmas pressies too. With both my children having birthdays 4 weeks before Christmas it is wise to get organised :) xx

Bev C said...

Congratulations Janelle,enjoy your book. Clare I love those little dresses. Happy Monday.
Bev.xoxo

Carol said...

I think hand-made gifts look so gorgeous and those little dresses look so cute, such a nice fabric.I hope kids would really admire you gifts...I just wanna say keep up the good work..

Sarah said...

This is a fantastic idea! so unique ans special, love! Thanks for the inspiration :)

Sarah x
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