Thursday, 13 December 2012

Trying to get ready.

It's been a little frantic. I have made a Greek chiton (tunic) for the youngest daughter. All right that wasn't particularly tough. After all it is only a sheet with the sides sewn up and a hem.

 The hair do was more complicated. Lots of hair spray and lots of pins later this is what I came up with.
 The full length photos didn't work out. She is too aware that I am taking pictures and then poses. But Look! She is cross stitching and she can even thread the needle herself. OK not all the crosses go in the same direction and some a slightly different size. However this is her first cross stitch kit and I think she is doing very well.
I converted a gold or should that be base metal with a gold finish necklace into Greek jewellery for her.  All in all not too shabby and her teacher was pleased with the "project homework". Surely teachers must know it's the parents? 

The older child is in a school play this year and is a cook in a Victorian workhouse. Yes, that's right they are doing Oliver Twist but we are not allowed to call it that. Something to do with copyright. 
I have converted some old clothes of mine to  make her outfit. It is a scary moment when you realise that your old petticoat is in fact older than the "woman" who teaches your child. Maybe I am just old. 

I made some earphone purses for friends' children for Christmas. I found the pattern for these in Making magazine. They still need some key rings and some chocolate coins, then job can be ticked of my list.

I aslo made a couple of other things for people but they know my blog address, so no pictures yet.

Of course there are always more things that I need to make but this will have to be it for a little while. We have guests coming to stay next week and I am sure I have mentioned before housework is not my strong suit. So, with that in mind, I am off to find the Dyson.

Monday, 10 December 2012

New things in my shop.

I have listed a few more things in my Etsy shop.

Other than that I am working on modifying the Halloween costume into a Victorian lady for a school Christmas performance. My model is at an after school club today, so no photos yet.

The other child has an ancient Greek theme day at school on Wednesday. I have made her a chiton (tunic) today. She is at the after school club with number one daughter, so pictures to follow.

Now I just need to figure out how to do victorian hairstyle and Greek hairstyle. Heaven help me.

Friday, 7 December 2012

Advent Calendars.

 I forgot to blog about these. Well they are finished and filled before 1 Dec.
 Normally I would have written about these earlier but husband whisked me away for a romantic evening/ night away.
Seven pockets have been raided already. Can't quickly December is going.

Have a good weekend.

I have linked this post to Crazy Mom Quilts Finish it up Friday. 

Tuesday, 4 December 2012

Busy Christmas sewing

 Another make up pouch.
 This one is for Sister in Law. She might know my blog. Fingers crossed she doesn't.
 An i-pad cover for my mother. Now this is safe to post as she does not know about blogs. She has heard of them but the concept is alien to her.
Are you getting a deja vu kind of feeling? Well these two didn't make to cut for the Monochrome quilt. Rather than leave them to linger I thought I would use them here. Quick finish.

So my need to make list has been reduced by two items. Going to buy interfacing tomorrow and then sew some zippy purses.

Monday, 3 December 2012

Make up bag.

 I used Noodlehead's open wide pouch tutorial to make this little make up bag.
 Now those of you who know me will be calling out right now: You never wear make up. Not even on on your wedding day. No, lipstick does not count as make up on your wedding day. Why do you need a make up bag?
 Well I don't. Who says lipstick doesn't count? Anyway it's for my mother in law. She does wear make up.

I used waterproof fabric for  the lining. I would include the link where I ordered it but I can't find the link anymore. Friend Anna ordered it for me, I am blaming her :-)

Now that is one present sorted. Only need to make 2 i-pad covers, 1 i-pod cover, at least 4 zippy purses and 1 pencil case. No worries. Lots of worries but I am not letting on.