Thursday, 29 September 2011

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September Round Up

Well, he's gone back to work at last!  Much as I love him, it is so peaceful to have the house back to myself!

I think we are at the end of all the birthdays at last.  Mother-in-law's birthday is today and now it is just our anniversary on Saturday.  No money left, so I reckon it will have to be a lemon meringue pie again, like Valentines Day last year!

After the marathon bag making session for Scary, I also managed to make a bag for Starfish for her birthday.




The bag was made from a wonderful tutorial found here on Sew4Home which is a site I have found recently and am really impressed with.  Of course, I couldn't follow it exactly, I always have to tweak it a little bit (just like with recipes)!

I was so impressed with it, that I made another one for mother-in-law,



but as you can see, I didn't get around to taking a picture of it finished and The Runner had whipped it away and posted it before I thought about it!  I hope you can see the general gist of it though.  I made the handle out of the floral material on the bottom of the bag and had two more grey buttons and two blue beads for the closing at the top.  The material on the right is the lining, with an internal pocket made out of the floral fabric and a little bit of ribbon along the seam line (mainly because I messed up sewing a straight line!  I've always said that creativity is mainly about hiding your mistakes!)

Poor Marathon Runner didn't get anything handmade (except his cake!).  Well, I did make him a new pair of pants recently!  What more does he want?


Well, he is Irish (he eats a lot of potatoes)!!

Tuesday, 13 September 2011

Happy Birthday Starfish and Runner


It's definitely birthday season here!

Thursday, 8 September 2011

Review of Birthday Goodies

Just a few lovelies to show you from Scary's birthday presents.

Shall I start with the boring card?


A couple of little tea light holders.


I did try and get her a decorative bird cage but they were all too expensive for my pocket!

A pretty photo frame in her favourite colours.  Cheap and cheerful from Store 21.


A cutie umbrella, cos you know what English weather is like!


Scary loves peacocks so she had several things along those lines; including a notebook and a hair clip.


A hair band and tie that I crocheted in her current fave colour.


A cute little box and necklace from a charity shop.


Another little sweet box from another charity shop (good job she doesn't mind) to fit in with existing pots.


And I managed to fill it with charity shop and boot sale finds, running with the butterfly theme.


Yes, she did get a bit of money as well!  Along with a guitar; no picture, sorry.

And The Runner gets in on the making act as well.  He made this necklace for her.


Many other bits and pieces, too numerous to photograph, but these were my favourites, along with The Bag, of course, which seemed to take so long to make.


No, not that one!  The real sized one!


Oh, I almost forgot the slippers I bought for her (she suffers with cold feet, poor baby).


And Starfish gave her something she's been wanting with a passion for some time.



Shame he's not real!  Starfish and I went into the shop and said "we want Matt Smith please".  "Oh yes", the lady said.  "We've got one out the back."  Imagine our surprise if she'd come back with a real one! 

Well, if you've made it this far, I think you deserve a slice of cake!

Saturday, 3 September 2011

Happy Birthday Scary

Here is The Bag, finished at last!