Wednesday, 30 January 2013

OPAM January Finishes

I have signed up with OPAM for the first time, in the hopes that it will motivate me to become more productive.  This month I have two finishes so far, with another project due to be finished tonight (talk about last minute!).  I will post again later if I can get it completed in time.   Here are the two that are done...

Meet Rosie

This is my first softie and I'm really pleased with the result. Rosie has been a huge hit.  Little Miss will not part with her, day or night.  Yay!!

And here is a dress I made for Little Miss

It is meant to be size 4, but is huge!  So it has been put away for next summer.

I had asked Little Miss if she would put the dress on for me, so I could take a better picture.  No way!!!!!!!!  But when it came to taking the photo she just couldn't resist being part of it....

What's that saying... Never work with kids or animals!  So true!!

Until next time

Monday, 7 January 2013

My first Tuesday's Treasures

I love sharing my Tuesday Treasures

I love this idea - celebrating the special things in our lives.  It can be things, people, feelings or places.      A bit like a gratitude journal really, something I have always wanted to try.  So I have signed up with Melody from House on the Side of the Hill for her monthly Tuesdays Treasures.  And here is my treasure this month.

Yes, I'm afraid my Christmas decorations are still out.  The tree has gone but everything else will be packed away in the next day or two.  This is the first year I've ever had a nativity set.  Ever.  I spotted this set in a shop in December 2011 and fell in love, but couldn't afford it.  The shop offered layby from February onwards though, so I put it away then, and slowly paid it off.  It took me over six months!  It was stupid money really, and Hubby has made the occasional comment about spending so much on a Christmas decoration, but I just HAD to have it!  I'm not even religious!  I know - what a weirdo!  Anyway, I love it, and this is my Tuesday's Treasure.  Thanks for reading!  And thanks to Melody for hosting.

See ya

Saturday, 5 January 2013

A little late but here's the result of my FNWF

So not much got done on Friday.  Little Miss didn't go to sleep until 9.45pm - she's all out of kilter after a mystery illness - so by the time I managed to start on my project I was ready for bed myself!

I recut the legs using one piece of fabric for each, eliminating the seam down the front.  I'm much happier with the result now.  And I've started on the face.  This is such a cute pattern, and so simple to make.  It would be great to have a few of these made up for the present cupboard.  At the moment though I'd be grateful to just get this one finished!!

Many thanks to Cheryll for hosting Friday Night With Friends.  I'm off now to have a quick look at what everyone else got up to.

See ya

Thursday, 3 January 2013

I'm Back!

Hi there!  Remember me?  I've been missing from blogland for a while now.  No excuse really, I just didn't manage to keep up with it.  I haven't been following other bloggers either, which has been a mistake as seeing others'  projects is what motivates me to be productive too.

I am trying to change my wicked ways though, and to get me started again I have signed up for tomorrow's  FNWF hosted by Cheryll at Gone Stitchin'

 I plan to complete this little sewing project that I started for Little Miss many months ago and then put aside.  I am going to redo the legs as I don't like the seam down the front.  I should have thought of it before making them but, oh well, better late than never!

Cheryll is also organising an "Initial Heart Swap".  I am really excited to be part of this - it's been so long since I have participated in a swap.  Pop on over to Cheryll's blog to have a look.  You've got until the 9th to sign up.

Finally, a new stitch-along that I will be part of is the Summertime Stitch-a-long organised by Melody of The House on the Side of the Hill.  The quilt design is by Erica Kaprow and the PDF pattern is available to purchase from Pattern Spot.  It is really striking and I am looking forward to getting started  once my SKOW quilt is completed. 

Lots to keep me busy for the next little while.  Watch this space!

Happy New Year to you and yours!