Monday, December 15, 2008

I told you I would get it all done................

Yesterday I sewed from 5am until 4.30pm. I finally got some of the projects out of the fabric in box and into cupboards and wrapped as presents

This little simple dress is for daisygirl to wear at the beach the fabric is a voile so it is so fine I ahd to use two layers so it wasn't see through but it looks cute on her.

Sorry you will have to turn you laptop or your head to see these properly. They are the pants I made to wear to daisydads Christmas drinks on Friday night. They look much better with the black silk top I am wearing them with and some gorgeous platforms with black straps. they are kind of 60s evening pants very full leg and easy to wear and cool. It is hard to see but there is a tie belt attached so they tie in the front. I am really happy with them

A pair of white shorts for holidays, a pair of white pants and a pair of taupy coloured fishermans pants.

This is a Christmas Table runner I made not sure who is getting it yet maybe the driver of the mini bus who brings daisyboy12 home from school - we are using her shuttle bus service on Friday night to get home !!! After we have had numinous drinks (see the simple things for an explanation)

This is the table runner I showed you as fabric a few days ago it is for the table when we are at the beach. Me being "clever" decided I didn't want the novelty print in the centre of the blocks I wanted the plain trouble is when I had already started cutting I realised I didn't have enough of the novelty print to go around the outside of the block so it isn't quite how it was supposed to look but I am happy with it anyway and it is the right colours for Christmas at the beach.
Although having made this has caused an upset in the carefully laid Christmas plans, I have to buy different bon bons as we have decided to wrap the presents in white paper (the back of old christmas paper) with pink ribbons so I am now hunting for white bon bons or perhpas hot pink as I also found some gorgeous pink rattan light strings in the decorating cupboard that I am taking with us. (they have never been used I think I bought them for a party once and it rained so there they sit all ready for Christmas in pink at the beach!!!) - I did warn you all I was quite dotty about such things....
CHRISTMAS TRIVIA: The Christmas Tree

16th-century Germany fir trees were decorated, both indoors and out, with apples, roses, gilded candies, and colored paper. In the Middle Ages, a popular religous play depicted the story of Adam and Eve's expulsion from the Garden of Eden.
A fir tree hung with apples was used to symbolize the Garden of Eden -- the Paradise Tree. The play ended with the prophecy of a saviour coming, and so was often performed during the Advent season.
It is held that Protestant reformer Martin Luther first adorned trees with light. While coming home one December evening, the beauty of the stars shining through the branches of a fir inspired him to recreate the effect by placing candles on the branches of a small fir tree inside his home
The Christmas Tree was brought to England by Queen Victoria's husband, Prince Albert from his native Germany. The famous Illustrated News etching in 1848, featuring the Royal Family of Victoria, Albert and their children gathered around a Christmas tree in Windsor Castle, popularized the tree throughout Victorian England. Brought to America by the Pennsylvania Germans, the Christmas tree became by the late 19th century.
Have a wonderous day


Cabbage Heart said...

Your so clever! I got HEAPS done over the weekend in the craft room also...I will post some pics when I get more time. Loving your work Daisymum!

Out Back said...

WOW, you have been busy! Very well done, they look great.


The Old Dairy said...

Love the pants, nothing like getting all the sewing up to date.I've finnished my Christmas sewing now have to make some clothes for myself and Cassie for the beach.

Tracey McBride said...

You are a machine!!! I am so very impressed with all you accomplished in one day! That's my problem...not enough focus. I'm planning on changing that as soon as I can focus on it long enough ;)
Lovely, lovely, lovely!
Thanks for sharing DaisyMum.