Although a continued bout of illness looked like it may dominate this week, we have all shaken it off and been fairly productive.
Work has started on the kids dressing up costumes, wings have been ordered for the Candy Corn Fairy and hairy fabric tufts are throughout the house, thanks to the construction of Joshys spider costume...
More Christmas presents have been finished, ready to be wrapped up and gifted - I am so happy to be starting early this year!
A little selection of goodies has been packaged and is heading to a special mama in England...
More baby sewing is well underway (no, not for me!!) for special friends
I am looking forward to some time with family and friends this weekend and preparing for our very special visitors next weekend!!! (Nanny and Planky)
Autumnal Inspiration Patterns are available now!
Each pack contains 14 patterns for seasonal items from Easy Charm Pack Autumnal Quilts...
Cute and snuggly Candy Corn Waldorf Dolls...
Seasonal Table Runners....
Applique techniques and template to add a touch of Autumn to your home
Plus lots lots more! Available here!
Having bought the book and stocking up on thrifted sweaters to felt, I have (alarmingly) found that making cupcakes is completely addictive!
as are the teacup pincushions, which Martha Stewart has a tutorial for on her website
and if you can't wait to get hold of the book...and a supply of wool sweaters to felt, there is some for sale by Betz White herself here
Where does the time go??! I have finally managed to get everything together to post another gift tutorial for a cute Gift Pocket a perfect gift for all ages and something I have made in the past and filled with sewing notions for a little travel sewing kit and stationery and stamps for a cute gift set.
...a box of goodies will be sent to the cutest addition to the Free Gifts Tutorials Group on Flickr which the rather wonderful Patchwork Pottery is going to choose on December the 1st....so get your photos onto the group...here is a little sneak peak of the goodies being added....(more info tomorrow!)
A Cupcake Pincushion and tape measure.....what sewing mama (or papa) wouldn't want this addition to their sewing box?!
Family life has been somewhat hectic recently! All of us have, at one stage, come down with some strange congestion illness (which Jay is still suffering from, although I think in his particular case, its man flu)
Weeks and weeks of disturbed nights of sleep has finally taken its toll on our whole family, and we actually had a *family nap time* on Sunday afternoon to try and start to feel human again. It is not uncommon for either Jay or I to spend more time taking children back to bed than tucked up asleep in bed right now. The other morning, upon waking up in Maddy's bed - I worked out that I had, in fact, slept in 3 different beds that night...in a desperate attempt to settle the kiddies and get some shut-eye!
Joshua's night-terrors seem to have slowed down remarkably, so Maddy has picked up the gauntlett and now wakes us for a variety of reasons - including (and I am not exaggerating)
*I need ice in my juice (yeah, that goes down well at 4am?!)
*I can't find my stickers (that you often need at midnight?)
*Will you get me new jamajies (pajamas)
I snapped this photo last night after AWANA (Maddy proudly wore her first earned badge!) at about 7.15pm when I had left Mads for 2 minutes whilst in the kitchen, returned into the lounge and this is how the little lady was on the sofa:
Completely zonked!! Joshua asked me to then take a photo of him as I was taking one of Maddy:
So this week we are praying for more sleep, guidance for a good decision, a healthier family and lots of sewing time!!!