Saturday, November 26, 2011

Christmas Pins

Every year I make Christmas Pins to give away to the lovely ladies at our Christmas Party and as a thank you to the staff of Spotlight and Savers for their great service and to show my appreciation. This year I have designed a Christmas Pudding Pin. I am planning on making 50.

1. I used a lid of a jam jar for the back and front of the pudding in brown felt. Cut out 2 pieces.

2. Draw the same shape out again and this time to make the top just make a way line and cut it off. You need 1 piece for the front in white felt. Blanket stitch this to one of the brown felt pieces.

3. This is a smaller cardboard disk that will be between the stuffing in the front and the felt back piece to make it flat on the back for the pin to be sewn on.

4. Holly leaves. Cut 2 on green felt. Stitch a line up the centre 3/4s of the way to give it dimension.

5. Stuffing for the front of the pudding to give it a pleasing shape.

6. 2 buttons for berries.

7. Place the back and the front of the pudding together sandwiching the stuffing and smaller cardboard disk in between and blanket stitch the pieces together all the way around using thread to match the felt used.

8. Pin the holly in place and sew them on at the same time as the berry buttons.

9. Lastly, sew the brooch pin to the back.

10. They would also make great gift tags or Christmas tree decorations. I hope this inspires you to make your own.

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Christmas Party Table Decorations

Almost finished the Table Top Decorations.I will be adding a few more baubles and some thin tinsel to the trees.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Christmas Party Table Decorations

This lovely pack of 50 candy canes are just the right size for the table top tree decorations and the last finishing touch I needed.

Christmas Party Table Decorations

Bead wire and button tree top decoration.
Double button baubles.
Soft sculpture polar fleece snowmen. Two to a tree. The tree is a limb of our Christmas tree and sewn onto the backs of the snowmen.
Snow men are sewn back to back.
I have made 6 of these groups of snowmen and tree table decoration sets. I have 6 Christmas wicker baskets that will have fruit in them, one will have apples, another pears, another oranges etc.

Monday, November 21, 2011


Yesterday I made this simple felt and button bird ornament for a Christmas Tree Decoration Swap we are having at the Christmas Party next month at A.C.D.A.

Saturday, November 19, 2011


This is a pin cushion I made for our Christmas Party next month at A.C.D.A. The pattern i found whilst browsing on the internet for ideas when i saw this and fell in love with it. I will have to make one for myself. It was a nice change from all the charity stuff I have been making lately. If you click on the picture it will take you to the pattern.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Charity Makes for 2011

This month for the next couple of weeks I will be adding the final touches to the gifts for the K Mart Wishing Tree this year. Adding buttons to Jackets, ribbons to bonnets and dressing a couple of dolls. The final total will be, 20 dolls with outfits, 15 rabbits, 8 bears, 4 knee blankets and 40 baby packs all consisting of a blanket, booties, bonnet or hat, cardi, mittens and a toy.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Charity Makes for 2011

Today I am back working on the dolls for the K Mart Wishing Tree. Making the clothes. They will have underwear, a nightdress, dress and jacket and shoes each. The lace trim I am using was given to me by a friend last month and for which I am very grateful. I have cut it down in the middle to make it the right size for the dolls. The dolls faces have been drawn on using Zig and gel pen and the white is gel pen. the cheeks have been given a light blush with Prismacolor Rouge pencil.

Friday, November 4, 2011

Charity Makes for 2011

The Polar fleece looks grey in the pictures, but it it brown. All sewn and stuffed just need the stuffing to settle before i sew up the last of the openings. Then i will add the nose details. Anyone new to sewing could easily make this bear i highly recommend it. Go here for more details. Funky Friends Factory This bear is available for charity and non profit use only.
The instructions are step by step and lovely to follow. I have 9 more bears i want to make for my charity drive so i am back at the machine right now.


Some more knitting to finish off, booties bonnets, hats and cardies. all in 4 ply yarn.
Last minute push for gifts for Christmas is now back on track. This owl has been requested buy a friend and i am now making some Honey bears using this brown plush fabric i bought from Savers yesterday.