Archives for the month of: December, 2009

Finally finished and shipped out all my custom orders. Not that this means I have finished sewing, because I still have the requisite PJs I make for the kids every year for Christmas, and a long list of other bits and bobs that I WANT to make, but probably won’t have time to.

In addition to all those, I discovered this tree yesterday via One Pretty Thing.

plastic bag tree

I’m reading the instructions, which call for plastic bag yarn, and I think, now how come I don’t know about plastic bag yarn? So a quick google search, and I found this tutorial. I try really hard to remember to bring my own bags when I go grocery shopping, but I’m not perfect (who knew?) so at least now I can appease my environmental conscience when I forget by knowing I can reuse the plastic bags for something other than putting out the garbage in!

I know it’s a bit early for new years resolutions, but I have decided on mine. It’s to start making Christmas crafts in January and February so that I actually have time to make all the ones I would like to.

Thank you all so much for your comments, tho’ being a newbie to blog giveaways, I hadn’t realized that my settings meant I had to approve each comment before it was displayed, so for a few days I hadn’t seen many comments!

The winner is #32, Susan, I will be emailing you today for your mailing address, so I can get this figgy pudding in the mail before Christmas. Congratulations, and thanks for taking part. Look for more giveaways in the new year, as this was fun. (And by then I will have figured out how to copy screenshots from random.org into my blog entries…if anyone knows how to do this then please feel free to email me/send me a comment…with step by step instructions please!)

Back in England, where I come from, they call these Christmas Puddings. My parents are coming over for Christmas and bringing one with them (you can get them in Canadian stores, but you know things from home always taste better!).
Inspired by Betz White’s online stitch and felt tutorial, I bring you my first felt Christmas pudding, as a giveway. The main pudding is made of felt, but the leaves are made from a wool sweater which I felted myself in the washing machine. I’m a little disappointed in the colour, as it was bright green when it went in, but I love the texture. Cashmere makes the softest felt when you wash it. I know, some people would be horrified that I washed cashmere, but seriously, I paid $1.50 for it at the thrift store. I’m not telling you which one tho’!

pudding

To win this giveway, visit my store and leave me a comment telling me which is your favourite item.

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You have until December 6th.The prize will be shipped by December 12th. Canadian and USA applicants welcome!
Ironman will draw someone’s name out of a hat,christmas stocking or something festive.

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