Hi Everyone do come in and make yourself at home. How are you? It is so lovely to see you all again. I had meant to write a post earlier this week but have had some wonderful guests staying with us for a few days and we have had a fun time but not a minute to spare! The weather hasn't been too kind unfortunately but we made the best of it doing some crafting, baking and having a Halloween party to finish, even went ghost hunting around the park but fortunately didn't meet any!
I am only writing a short post today Folks but am planning to write one tomorrow as well in preparation for the giveaways - just getting the bobbin dolls ready to be photographed for the prize draw tomorrow.
Remember this little dress which I made a while ago? I was worried that a. she wouldn't like it and b. it might not fit. Well the little lady in question did like it and it fitted, thank goodness.
She posed in it for you all to see. Forgive the socks, we were on our way out to the park and she refused to take them off. She particularly loved her bag.
This is the back, not a good photograph as she was wriggling and wanting to go out for some fun.
I had bought some letters from Hobbycraft and some decopatch papers. I have not used these before on a particular project, only lined drawers with them. We didn't manage to finish the letters so they are awaiting some varnish and I will show you the completed project when this is done. The girls did their own letters C and E, plus they made one for their brother who was away this weekend. He hasn't seen it yet but I am hoping he will be pleased.
Little C busy with hers.
Such hard work!
Miss E very busy doing one for Mr D. Hope he appreciates her hard work. She doesn't want me to show you hers yet until it is finished.
A few of you lovely Folk had asked how I made the tea towel bags so I am preparing a short tutorial for you. The expert sewers out there will have to avert their eyes as I am not a good sewer but they seem to turn out ok, not perfect but hopefully I am improving with each one. I am going to use two tea towels from a pack I bought ages ago at IKEA, loved them as they were such pretty colours and designs. I will use one as the lining and the other as the outer and will be putting Christmas gifts in them for my friends instead of using the usual Christmas wrapping paper. This year my theme is going to be brown paper and red ribbon.
I loved the combination of the two colours - reminded me of Tilda fabrics, do you like them?
Well lovely Folks I will have to love you and leave you as I have to go to work now. The few days I have had off have been fabulous and the party went with a swing, sorry I didn't take many photographs as I like to give the children my full attention when I am with them. I am hoping you have a wonderful day and enjoy Halloween tonight. I will be back tomorrow with the giveaways and hopefully the tutorial in the next day or two. Have fun and take care, lots of love to you all as always. Dorothy:-)xxxxxxxxxxxx