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Monday, November 29, 2010

Handmade Christmas Challenge

My fingers have been busy, busy, busy! I have been making all my Christmas presents and ticking off my list.
I am going to my mums in the first week of the school holidays to spend a week with family and catch up with my brother and his family who are visiting from England and we are having an early Christmas SO I have to bring my deadline forward a few weeks for family Christmas presents......
So far all on track but I just realised that school holidays starts here in two weeks aaaahhhhh!!!

Finished The Ruffle Dress!

Just had to show you this gorgeous little dress again :-)
Lucky I don't have a girl, I would have one for everyday of the week! I LOVE it and it was so satisfying to finish. Too Cute! It is very simple sewing which was a bonus for me as I generally have trouble with anything other than a straight line. The pattern can be found over here Jodie at Jelly Wares just leave her a comment asking about her pattern and she would love to share it with you.

I also make a little Softie for my other niece....

The planning and preparation....

Ta Dah!!

See its all just straight lines :-)

And finally Alice over at Crochet With Raymond (who has very generously awarded me a "Beautiful Blogger Award", Thankyou Alice :-) but more of that later) has done a brilliant tutorial for a Granny Tea Cosie. Remember those mixture of colours I wasn't to sure about?

Here it is....

The Granny Tea Cosie. Isn't it Great, I think the red trim just finishes it off nicely. Another Christmas present done and dusted!!

Want some more ideas for a Handmade Christmas? Look HERE.


  1. Jenni! So much fabulous creativity in one post! I almost couldn't take it in!!! the dress= cuuuuuuuuuuuuute, the softie is the COOLEST ever! I love her little pink cheeks!!!!! The tea cozy is awesome, love the heart, great stuff, and you're welcome for the beautiful blog award, you so deserve it.
    I've not yet come across the provisional cast on, but will ask mum about it! I was advised to block the sweater, so it is pinned to the floor right now, then another lady told me to try knitting into the back of the stitch on the first row, so I'm going to try it with the second piece of the sweater I'm knitting now and will post the difference in the two!
    OK then, looking forward to your 10 things, make them nice and juicy!

  2. If you can sew a straight line you can sew a quilt Ms. Jenni!

    I love the tea cosy and I take it you're loving it too. Ive had a very slow week with making gifts...I still have a few weeks to pull it all together. But you-you're on fire!

  3. Beautiful and busy indeed! I think these gifts will be very warmly recieved -they are ALL utterly charming. I am taking the cheats way out of the hand made christmas and doing swaps at all the markets I go to! Its so no one who knows me well enough to have seen what I make will be able to guess what they are getting (did that make any sense?? hee, hee!) Really impressed with all your creating and congrats on the award! You rock and I await your ten responses eagerly!! xxxxxooooo

  4. Lovely makes.......... especially the softie..... gorgeous!

  5. I love homemade Christmas presents. I have been busy crazy here as well.

    That doll is ADORABLE!! I just love it.

  6. Wow, you've been busy. Those gifts are all so lovely. It's too hard to choose a favourite. I love the softie and that tea cosy is gorgeous. Thanks for joining in on the Challenge. Trace

  7. Oh my dear!! That dress is the cutest I have seen in a long while! What size can you make it up till??? How darling is it! I love the colours and fabric you chose and your softie is delightful too :-) Will email you soon re play/pay it forward.

  8. How lovely so many wonderful homemade presents! I'm almost done. I have a birthday and christmas to make for. Happy crafting they are adorable.

  9. These look great Jen, you are very talented. You've also reminded me my sister has been asking me for a tea cosy for way too long - especially after she gave me a book of them 2 years ago!

  10. Dear me, Aussie woman - that softy is as Japanese a bit of work as anything I've ever seen. And the dress is adorable - I do have grand girls - but little ones, so that will wait. Much fun.

  11. Oh, and the cozy turned out a treat!

  12. I love that little dress - perfect for someone I know! All your things are so pretty and obviously made with love.No more than I would expect from a person with such Celtic Credentials!!lol
    I`ve got some of that yarn you made your tea cosy with and it`s getting on my nerves now! It`s been a neckwarmer(frogged), a hat(frogged) and now I`m attempting to turn it into a bowl for my bathroom but will probably give it away to some unsuspecting victim for Xmas!
    Lovely to hear from you on my blog. Thank You. x


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