Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Marie's Secret Santa

Would you like something handmade as a gift? If my SS would like to make something (and has the time), that would be great.

Do you have a favourite Christmas Colour? I like silver but our tree doesn't have a colour theme or anything.

Do you decorate the whole house or just a part of it? Just the tree and a coffee table.

Do you have any Christmas Traditions? Our traditions are not well established, but we spend Christmas morning together as our little family before doing the extended family thing.

What size is/are your child/ren? Jalisa is a size 2/3 and Scott is in 0000/000's. They are both on the skinny side though.

Do you like quick projects or things that take a little longer? I like a mixture, though at the moment, quick projects still take a far bit of time!

Is there anything that you like to collect? Kwik sew patterns (vintage and new). I also like interesting metal and coloured buttons. I have a bit of a FQ collection too, and am now on the lookout for boy prints and colours.

Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Ingrid K. Xmas swap questions

Would you like something handmade as a gift? Sure, I love handmade stuff, christmas is all about love and warmth and handmade gifts are full of that.

Do you have a favourite Christmas Colour? I love the silver and blue combination or the traditional gold and red.

Do you decorate the whole house or just a part of it? As this will be our first christmas at home (normally at my parents or DH's parents house) I want to go all out and decorate the house... just hope hubby is up for the idea as he'll be the one doing it LOL.

Do you have any Christmas Traditions? No not really

What size is/are your child/ren? Connor is size 2 and Izy is coming into a 00 for summer.

Do you like quick projects or things that take a little longer? Definately quick projects, I have to pack the machine away whenever Connor is awake.

Is there anything that you like to collect? Nothing in particular at the moment, still building up my supplies of everything.

What's your fave Christmas Present? Anything thats purely for me but especially anything pampering (like massages or beauty treatments)

Leah's Christmas Swap

Thanks so much to Kylie for getting some questions out there.

Would you like something handmade as a gift?
-I have no preference, I just can't wait to get something in the mail! Handmade is wonderful but if time is pressing, go the shop bought all the way.

Do you have a favourite Christmas Colour? My Christmas tree is decked out in blue & silver but I love all of the 'traditional' colours as well.

Do you have any Christmas Traditions? We spend the day with DH's parents and the usual presents, food and cheer! We have a candle burning all day for our Darcy too.


What's your fave Christmas Present?
I don't have any favourites - honestly, anything that is totally for me is wonderful. I always tend to get pampering things & books etc. which I love, as during the rest of the year I tend to miss out ! ;o)

Monday, October 29, 2007

Adds Christmas Swap

Would you like something handmade as a gift? - I truly don't mind what I get! Something hand made would be great but its so hard this time of year so I don't mind fabric or Christmas Trims or a decorative ornament, whatever is easiest!

Do you have a favourite Christmas Colour? I make alot of Christmas things in mustard, forrest green and deep red, I tend to give alot of them away though! But I always use those colours. I usually add a rustic bell as well!

Do you have any Christmas Traditions? We all have stockings, and presents under the tree, I do the shopping so DH is suprised with what the kids get despite me telling him and showing him! We are staying at home this year, just us, in our new house by the beach, might have a bbq for lunch, the last 2 weeks of school are always so hectic with swimming lessons, school concerts, parties and then were moving 1.5 hours away so theres all the work involved with that, I am looking forward to letting them have the day with all there pressies.

Whats your fave Christmas Present?
Last year DH bought me a Willow Tree Nativity Set , he gave it to me early December. I love it more than my fisher price Little People one!

Andrea's Christams swap

Would you like something handmade as a gift? - I would love smething handmade if my partner has time. I have a lot of decorations on the tree that are either handmade or have been gifts from people, I love it as our tree tells a story. I also like traditional style decorations as opposed to santa, snowmen etc. Angels, stars are much prettier. (Just wait until our tree has to be adorned with lovely art work from kindy, I guess I will have no choice then!)

Do you have a favourite Christmas Colour? Most of our tree decorations are red a gold, as are the other decs in our house.

Do you have any Christmas Traditions? Ham and runny eggs for breakfast at Mum and Dad's no matter where Christmas is. Lucky they live around the corner, although with 2 kids now we are probably ready to start our own family traditions, which is lovely, but sad to let go of the others!

What size is/are your child/ren? Ellyse is a size 2 bottoms and 3 top. Ashton is getting into some 00 now, especially all in ones as he is so long.

Do you like quick projects or things that take a little longer? I have always liked to get my sewing started and completed in a day, this was possible with one child who slept like a trooper. Now with 2 I am finding it difficult to find time (I know it will get easier), by night time I am just pooped and want to spend time with DH or just veg.

Kylie's Christmas Swap ??'s

Hi Girls,

Well I thought that I would start us off with some Christmas Sewing related thoughts. Many thanks to the lovely Leah for organising this for us and getting our little bottoms into gear!

I am not really fussed what I receive - I actually get more enjoyment out of giving...

But I have had a request from my DH that this year we have NO SANTAS or REINDEERS on the Christmas tree. So I am planning on making some angels and doves - anyother ideas would be wonderful! (MEN!)

So here are a few other Questions that I thought up - please feel free to add to them!

Would you like something handmade as a gift? - Yes please (if you are up to it ofcourse!) I have made a pledge with myself this year that all of my gifts (well most of them will be handmade! either by ME, or purchasing handmade)

Do you have a favourite Christmas Colour? I love Maroons and Greens

Do you decorate the whole house or just a part of it? I am slowly collecting more and more Christmas things every year - It did start off as just a small tree and then a bigger tree and then the top of the entertainment unit. I have a lovely enterance to our new home and I am thinking that it needs to be decorated as well!

Do you have any Christmas Traditions? This year I would like to make an advent something. Not quite sure what - but have a few ideas flying around. I love to spend Christmas with family and this year it is DH turn to have christmas with his - although we are not sure where it will be as I will be 36 weeks pregnant by then!

What size is/are your child/ren? Amelia is just going into size 2's and Jelly Man is due in Feb!

Do you like quick projects or things that take a little longer? I am the QUEEN of UFO's

Is there anything that you like to collect? I love old buttons and patterns - have a thing for ricrac at the moment and hair things for Amelia's hair (yes I am lucky enough to have a 2 year old with lots of it!) I love checking out the opshops for anything from material to old patterns and old knitting needles!






Friday, October 26, 2007

Giveaway

These patterns were given to me by MIL but they are too big and take up too much space. Anyone want them?

Size 16s
Size 18s


Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Christmas Swap

The list so far:
  • DuckDuckGoose - Kristine
  • Four Stars - Leah
  • IKogler - Ingrid K
  • Quirky - Marie
  • Cward - Cass
  • Mumsbusycrafting - Kylie
  • Grace's Mum - Heidi
  • Hadenoughat6 - Kerry
  • Olivia
  • Littlefeet - Karen
  • bmieke - Belinda
  • Mini-Grey - Helen
  • Natalie02 - Natalie
  • FallenfromGrace - Ali
  • Retromummy - Corrie
  • Toffle - Michelle
  • The Humming Cat - Adds
  • Ingrid
Ooh - We're getting there girls! Should be a huge one! A $20 limit with it being sent before the end of the 1st week in December. Sewing related items - wishlists to go up in the group blog. I will be letting people know who their "Secret Santa Swappee" is on Sunday night.

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Bag swap from Bec!

Here is my fantastic bag from Bec! An amazing creation as its reversable! I can't work out which side I like the best! Thanks again Bec, its lovely!