Monday, December 20, 2010

White Christmas

I've been busy making White Christmas for teachers this year. It's so simple and yum.
My friend Vicky made these gorgeous hand printed clay and card tags which add an extra nice touch.

White Christmas:

800 gms of white chocolate
2 cups dessicated coconut
1 cup of shelled unsalted pistachio nuts
1 cup of craisins

Melt chocolate and mix all ingredients together, set in fridge in a slice tin lined with grease proof paper. Cut into cubes before it sets rock hard.


Saturday, December 18, 2010

Xmas Stitching

My fingers are hurting from so much stitching. I think I need to take a couple of days off from hand stitching. There are still at least four more gifts I could be machine this space!

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Nana's quilt - Flea Market Finds

Well I can finally say I have started my Christmas gift sewing. A few weeks ago I came across this blue crystal box full of Nana fabrics in Vinnies for $6. I knew immediately what I was going to do with these. A quilt for my Mother In Law, these colours match her lounge room perfectly.

For more Flea Market Finds, pop over here.

Friday, December 10, 2010

Hexies, Bows and Pencil Rolls

I've been decorating a few tops of late. These are all birthday gifts. I still have not started my Christmas sewing. Hubby is out tonight, bottle of wine in the fridge....maybe I'll make a start.

As I sit in my back room typing this looking out to my very green back yard I can hear a harmonica and a man singing from a back yard down below. It's the nicest sound and has suddenly made me feel so relaxed and's the simple things!

Have a lovely week end everyone!

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Flea Market Finds

I'm loving my finds this week, this gorgeous vintage floral sundress was $20 at Vinnies. It needs a little adjusting but will look perfect with a pair of thongs for summer.

Don't you love the logo on the tag? corny!

And this floral fabric, it's a least 5 metres for only $5. I picked it up a few weeks ago and decided I had nothing to do with it but when it was still there this week I thought I was meant to have it.

Visit Sophie for some more Flea Market Finds.

Just made it

I was stressing this year when it got to the 2nd of December and I had not thought of an advent calendar for the kids. I took Harvey and Rosa into a busy Westfield at lunch time to buy the Kikki K one I saw last week. Of course all of Sydney was sold out. Then my daily blogging turned up this little beauty and it's free to download. We just started at number 5 and I am slowly filling them up.