Tuesday, 19 February 2008

The progress so far...


Who's stupid idea was it to try and make, rather than buy, all gifts this year? Oh - that would be me then!! Well, in the continual pursuit of the handmade, February is turning into a bit of a bugger! Between them, the girls have FIVE friends with birthdays this month, add that to the baby gift and my friends birthdays and I may have bitten off more than I intended!! So here's the progress so far...
While I didn't actually make the hyacinths, above, I wrapped the pot in linen strips that I had stitched through and then coated in (far too much) P.V.A glue to hold in place. Not quite Squint, but not quite as expensive either!!

...Handmade baby card and birthday card...


...appliqued and hand embroidered laundry bag for new baby Skye.

And it was my Dad's birthday, but I couldn't sew a printer for his computer however hard I tried......

UPDATE: Bigski came in from school and announced ANOTHER birthday at the weekend!

(Hark, listen! Can you hear the manic laugh of a woman on the edge.......)

3 comments:

Jodie said...

Oh Dear, those social children cause havoc for the crafting mum!

cloud9 said...

I love the laundry bag, it's so you. Me think you very talented. And as a grateful recipient of your prezzies, I'd vote for handmade every time. Now get back to that machine and sew that printer...you're obviously not trying hard enough!

Maureen said...

Those bulb bring to mind the grief that forcing bulbs brought to the narrator of Diary of a Provincial Lady (E.L. Delafield). ;-)