Monday, 13 August 2012

inspired by friends..

Saturday afternoon I met with some friends for a sewing afternoon-Elyte, Anne and Robyn.
When I got home there was a boring night ahead with the Collingwood game firmly on other people's agenda. Well I'd sooner have my toe nails pulled out one by one, or even rather watch the olympics! so I exiled myself in the kitchen and pulled out some Christmas fabrics to complete some secret swapping business.
I managed to finish two more items which just leaves the Postcard and that is well in hand!
Here are some sneak peaks as that is all I can share for the moment..

I have loved working with colours that are a little different. When I showed hub he said 'What are they for?' I replied that they were for a Christmas swap to which he replied 'why aren't they red and white? Aren't they colours you should use for Christmas things?'
Yeah no worries Eddie the expert!
Don't know why I bother!
Hope you have a great week..... looking forward to Craft group at the end of the week.

cheers
marina

13 comments:

shez said...

oh cute sneak peeks Marina,some-one will be very happy.xx

Bev C said...

Hello Marina,

Tell him not everything is not always black and white.!!!!!
Happy sewing.
Bev.xoxo

Mistea said...

Great colours. Excellent use of time.
It's a long time to wait until Christmas for the reveal - it really will be a surprise for every one then.
Enjoy the pretties.

Elyte said...

Your poor hubby is behind the times. We have moved on. Although should he have said red and green?
I like your fabric choices with that little bit of ric rac.
Nothing like a sewing afternoon to get the motivation going. I sewed well into the evening too, but I enjoyed watching some football.

Fiona said...

Your secret goodies look lovely... such pretty fabrics you have found....
I do love the stories you tell from home..... good on Eddie the expert!
Hugz

Shirley said...

I should take no notice of the armchair critic whatsoever. You bother because you care that is really obvious. Your friends will be very lucky to get such thoughtful gifts.

Maria said...

Lucky Christmas Swp partner... Loving the different colour for Christmas goodies.

Christine M said...

Looks interesting!

Michelle Ridgway said...

Oh cute Chrissie things there...love the little peek....hhmmm!

elliek said...

looks like some very interesting sewing going on.

Anthea said...

Ah, hubbies, gotta love their thinking don't you?! The items look lovely, you are very organised...

Marina Brito de Campos said...

Dear Marina, It is so funny to read about Christmas on your blog all the time. Here it is the middle of summer and today it will be 30 degrees celcius, so very hot. And Christmas is very very very far away. I recognise your fabric! I bought some yesterday. I also recognise some of the fabric you are using on your dancing dollies. I used the same fabric in my schoolhouse quilt. I like it that you, being on the other side of the world, are using the same fabric as I do. I love your dollies.
Happy quilting, Marina.

Charlie and Wendy said...

Lovely sneak peeks, loved the comments about 'Eddie'!!