Saturday, December 21, 2013

FNSI and a cute freebie

With a bit of time to make something for myself I joined in with others at last night's Friday Night Sew In. Earlier in the week I had found this cute little freebie pattern over here and just knew I wanted to make him. So this is what I did for Friday night - a perfect little project.

You can find the link to the PDF pattern over here. Make sure you go and have a look at the post as there is also a really cute animation to see. Many thanks to Fiona Tully of Two Brown Birds for this super cute gift pattern.

And don't forget to visit Wendy at Sugarlane Designs for the links to others who joined in. Thanks Wendy.


Saturday, December 14, 2013

Christmas is coming.

Parcels have been arriving at my house - ooh so much temptation!
We haven't started decorating yet - there has so much going on this December. I am hoping that tomorrow will be the day. We have a wedding to go to today and school is finished for the year so we can really get into the family feeling.
This parcel is my SSCS parcel from Carole. I haven't even touched the chocolate yet - I think it might give me some energy got Christmas Tree decorating. Thanks Carole for sending my parcel and the lovely decoration as well. (And thanks to Chookyblue and her helper for organising this again this year.)
This bundle of gifts is from Dasha in the Santa Sack swap run by Cheryll (Thanks Cheryll)
There's all sorts of squishy goodness here. I can't wait for opening day.
And this sparkly sack comes from Peg in another online swap.
It was full of brown paper packages tied up with string.
Where's the string in this picture ? Well this morning my boys decided to make some sort of cricket training thing and what did they need - string ! So they raided my parcels. I guess I'll have to open them now, which is alright as we are allowed to open all but one for under the tree.

So thank you to everyone for your wonderful swap gifts and also to the organisers.