Saturday, 22 November 2014

A finish and some Christmas crafting.

It seems the past month has just flown.. It feels like the whole year has flown by.
I haven't been idle in this past month there has been little bits of stitching and some socialising. There was the Mill Rose get together which was such a wonderful day. I call it Ballan Therapy! Laughing, eating, and crafting with a wonderful group of crafty friends.
I didn't take any pics but others had lots that were shared on their blogs after the day.
A finished baby quilt was delivered early in the month, I haven't heard yet as to how it was received but I am hoping it was welcome. I must say it was one I was very happy with, making it and once finished.


There have been a few Christmassy obligations to be met too. The first of which I forgot to take photos of..they were my swap gifts for the Mill Rose get together. I made a little brooch and a yo yo christmas tree.
After much swapping and stealing by  bad santa tactics Melody and I ended up with our own gifts and she kindly offered to take my gift and give me hers which was a lovely ornament and apron.
I thought I should get a little organised with some ornaments for this year's gifting too..
this pattern is a freebie from Rasberry Rabbits blog- Holly Hare. Couldn't stop at just one and had to make one a little boy hare.They were quite quick to sew up.
A bit of enthusiasm is a contagious thing so onto the next project.
These stitcheries have been completed for a few weeks just waiting to be made into tags..
I dug into my stash of ribbons and bells for all of these decorations.
But wait there's more....
These Theodora Cleave buttons have been hanging around for awhile and they just needed to get made up.
same theory.. why make just one. It's just as easy to make a few as to make just one!
That bell stash and felted wool stash is going down....
 These are the backs... Some pretty fabrics that had been waiting to be used too.

One last Christmassy item is for a swap gift too.
This is also a freebie design, by Crabapple Hill designs. I made it a little smaller than the pattern.

Phew there you go....
I think I am Christmassed out? I hope this makes up for the lack of Christmas crafting during the year Narelle?

Here is a pic which comes with a moral to the story..
On Monday I was pulling the retractable vacumm cord out so that I could vacuum. I usually put in a huge effort, as if I was starting a lawn mower to be honest, so that most of the cord comes out in one hit. Well....., now this is the lesson part of the story..... make sure you do this in an open space and not close to the open door.
I slammed my hand on the door handle behind me and it hurt so much that I couldn't even utter an expletive!
The ice came out and so did a massive egg on the back of my hand. It has been getting better all week but is still a little tender. No breaks in my hand just a lovely bruise that changes colour every day...
Today we have lovely yellow tinge and a lovely purply pink band across the knuckles. Thankfully the swelling is only slight compared to the past couple of days. I couldn't even wear my rings.
Mind you it didn't hamper my sewing much.
thanks for sticking with this long post.
Did I mention it is also my 500th post!!!
Thanks for visiting and listening to my ramblings and encouraging me along the way with my blogging and with my crafty endeavours and most of all thankyou for your Friendships.

Have a great weekend
Marina


38 comments:

kiwikid said...

Congratulations on your 500th post!! Ohh your hand looks painful....hope the bruise eases soon. You have been busy with all your other sewing, love the decorations, the quilt is beautiful! No more cleaning for you obviously it is not a safe activity!!

shez said...

Hi Marina boy i always love seeing your beautiful projects,you are so clever,and you poor thing with your hand that would've hurt like hell,glad you didnt break anything my friend,maybe there was a lesson in that ,that you arent meant to be vaccuming,lol.xx

Maria said...

Congratulations on your 500th post. Always enjoy reading them and seeing all your beautiful work..

WOW sew much fabulous Christmissy loveliness...

Maria said...

PS. That hand does look sore sew pleased it's getting better.

Karen S said...

What a lovely finish on your baby quilt. It looks gorgeous!! All that work is beautiful.
Congratulations on your 500th post. You have been busy.
Ouch! Your hand does look sore and tender. I hope it improves quickly.
The felt tags from Raspberry Rabbits are fun. I have that pattern ready to make, too. And I also collect and adore the Theodora Cleave buttons. Your decorations are wonderful.And the stitched tags and the decorations and the pillow.
Wow! So much Christmas!
Thanks for haring all your wonderful inspiration.

barb's creations said...

OUCH!! Your hand looks really painful, hope it's feeling a lot better. Congrat's on your 500th post and I soooo love your Christmas sewing especially the Christmas decorations :) Barb.

Michelle Ridgway said...

Big congrats on 500!!! I have loved visiting....here's to many more! Love all your Christmassy stitching and the baby quilt is so sweet. Your poor hand. Ouch!Hope it feels better soon xx

Jeanette said...

Love the quilt & your decorations. Ouch your hand looks so sore. Congratulations on 500 posts. Hugs, xx

Carrie P. said...

you have been busy. the baby quilt is so sweet. i am collecting the raspberry rabbit tag pattern.
oh my goodness! i can only imagine how that must have hurt on your hand

Little Penpen said...

That baby quilt.... wow! It is beautiful!! I love the little rabbit tags; they are adorable. Lots of pretty stuff in your post. Except your hand... yikes! I can only imagine how that hurt!

Helen said...

Lots of beautiful finishes, love your idea of the backing fabric for your ornaments. OUCH !!! it looks soooo painful hope it is much better.congrats on 500 postings :)

Susan said...

Oh your poor hand. It looks sore. I think we all live in fear of a lost sewing time injury......hope it's better soon. Your decorations are all so pretty, front and back. The little rabbits especially.

Lib said...

Ouch that hand does look sore, lucky it didn't stop your sewing but would have been difficult. Love all your labels and Christmas sewing, inspired to get on with mine. 500 posts, awesome!

Lib said...

PS just proves that housework IS DANGEROUS, and should be avoided!!!!!

Fiona said...

DO NOT HOOVER... DO NOT HOOVER... a warning should be put out on houseworky things!!!! ouch ouch...
but what delicious Christmas sewing you have done.... I just love all those decorations ... ultra busy elf!
Hugz

Fiona said...

... oh and the quilt is just lovely.... I have the pictures printed... I wonder when I will sew???
Hugz

Narelle said...

Congratulations on your 500th post ... a great milestone and always lovely to read.
OUCH on your hand, very impressive colouring!
Gorgeous projects too :o)

Christine M said...

Congratulations on 600 posts. All of your projects are just gorgeous. I love the baby quilt. Hope you hand heals quickly, Marina.

Els koetsier said...

Marina Congratulations with youre 500 post at youre blog. What a. Lovely things you made again.
I love the babyquilt.
And I hope youre hand will healing soon.

Jo said...

Ouch... That's a bruise on your hand...... Not nice.
I loved how you did your XMAS tree. Hope you can do another and put a photo up.. Get started on next year.. Haha....

Anthea said...

I shall proclaim expletives on your behalf Marina - you poor darling! ouchy ouch....

All those decorations look just so sweet, I really must get some made too, using my Theodora buttons.

Anthea said...

ps, many congrats on your blogging milestone... I love coming here to see your beautiful work! xx

Baa. xxx said...

Ouch - that hand looks sore - now I definitely know that vacuuming is bad for the health!! Your Christmas decorations are all beautiful - you have been busy!

Bev C said...

Hello Marina,
The baby quilt is just so lovely, I hope you have got a huge big thanks from them. My goodness what a collection of Christmas goodies you have been making, love the little rabbits, reminds me of the rabbit I saw eating from my front garden this morning. Your hand looks like my fingers, I slammed three of them in the pot drawer the same day you did yours, housework is dangerous. Congratulations on 500 posts of lovely stitching goodness.

Happy days.
Bev.

Lynda said...

Wow Marina! You don't muck about when it comes to bruising yourself. I hope it's well on the mend. Looks very painful. Some beautiful Christmas stitching and sewing happening at your place.

elliek said...

You see that is why I rarely vacuum!!! You poor thing.. hope it is feeling better. Love all your tags.

Chickadee Sue said...

You have been busy, these all look great!
Hope your hand is getting better?

O'faigh said...

Happy 500th post Marina, sympathise with your injury...ouch....Hugs O'faigh

Ondrea said...

OUCH! You poor love. Lots of arnica required. Hope your hand heals quickly. Love your baby quilt with the gorgeous vintage stitcheries. I hope the recipient thanks you! Your Christmas ornies are fabulous. I heard you all had such fun at Mill Rose Cottage as per usual. A beautiful post apart from your poor hand. Angel hugs for healing soon.

Cheryl said...

Well I love all your xmas stitching Marina - those decorations are gorgeous as is that lovely cushion. Ooh that hand looks very sore - hope it's healing up

Chookyblue...... said...

lovely christmas crafting..........
bugger about the hand........I did that once not too long ago............I whacked the side of my hand on my little finger joint onto my palm........

Chookyblue...... said...

oh and congrats on 500 posts......well done........looking forward to the next 500.........always good things to see here.........

Elyte said...

Hope your hand has healed, all I could think of was "ouch". You have done so much stitching, have you left Joe and become Mrs Claus? Such a gorgeous collection of gifts and decorations.

Farm Gate Creations said...

500th post....I just don't know what you do with your time...besides vacuuming...love all your work have a fab Chrissy

Janet said...

Congratulations on 500 posts! And ouch on that hand!! Amazing what a little smack can do. But you have completed lots of lovely Christmasy items - and the baby quilt is lovely. I can't imagine that it would be received any other way than happily.

Cheryll said...

OMG... such extremes to get out of the housework...
Glad to hear all is getting better now though... :(
Wonderful use of buttons...they all look lovely hanging there too.
Merry Christmas to you and all the best for 2015. xox
HoHoHo

Charlie and Wendy said...

Oh wow Marina, all your Christmas makes are gorgeous, as is the quilt!! Your poor hand, I hope it is getting much better by now.

Raewyn said...

Ouch with the slam and the bruising - such a brutal way to do housework and hope it's settled down by now! Love the baby quilt - I'm sure it will be loved! Lots of georgeous ornaments/hangings. You're right - why stop at one?!!