Under things……..!



This is all practice toward making my daughter a swimming top, with underwire & all! We picked up some lovely designer swim wear fabric. There is a shop in the city that specialises in N.Z merino wool. As a bonus they stock end rolls from top designers. The designers latest swimwear one piece was advertised in last weekends paper for$298! The fabric was much much cheaper than that to purchase. Just have to make the thing!


Personalised Christmas cards & handmade decorations



Being making these skeletons with Santa hats to decorate the tree. The original pattern came from a site called thegraphicfairy.com. It was for a Halloween & the skeletons had top hats. I took the idea & changed it for Christmas. The site also had patterns for skulls. Thinking of adding Santa hats to them as Christmas tree decorations!


Preparing for Christmas……51/2 weeks to go!

I’m just starting to think about Christmas. I’m having a dinner party next week for 12 people & decided to go for a Christmas theme. Thus got out the decorations.


I love the combination of Christmas decorations set amongst vintage silverware. It saves time hanging the ornaments on the tree.

On the mantle piece……. Hand made Christmas tree from recycling an old book. Last year I made a set of 3 in varying sizes.

I’ve been collecting these retro apple Christmas decorations for a few yrs. I love making a “Christmas” tree from branches. The pink branches I painted & beaded my self last Christmas. For over ten years I’ve done a non traditional tree, using branches, 50’s white vases & even
bird cages.For many of those years I never owned a traditional tree. Some family members were worried friends would think us too poor to afford a “normal”tree. Now the the non traditional is popular I went out & purchased a huge traditional tree.( on special for $35 after Christmas sales last year. I like it but wonder what I was thinking!)
It’s here to stay now! I’ll just become creative over the next few Christmas decorating it in a non traditional way!