Saturday, 20 December 2014

Saturday Sewing with Olaf

I'm currently sitting back with some yummy snacks and a glass of wine 
feeling very content as I've just finished a little gift for Miss Lily.

Meet Olaf

"Hi I'm Olaf and I like warm hugs"


Earlier today he was just this


But believe me, he wouldn't have got this far without the help of a wonderful friend Fiona who blogs over HERE.  See, I started Olaf in the last week but ran into trouble. It just wasn't happening and I called defeat when Fiona came to my rescue and offered to help me with my block.  Then I got to pick up Olaf on Friday. Forever in debt to Fiona.  Huge thank you again Fiona xx


So earlier today, the fabric pull happened, a glass of wine was poured and ta-da.
One finished Olaf cushion surrounded in some Bonnie and Camille :o)

Now being dearly loved by one Miss 5.


Possibly my last finish for the year and almost the cutest :o)

Now, all together "let it go, let it go, can't hold it back anymore ...."


hugs Sharon



Friday, 19 December 2014

Pressies Pressies Pressies

I've been participating in the F.H.F.S. over the course of the year 
and now it time for our final swap.
A 12 item Christmas Swap.

I'm receiving from the lovely Helen 

We are opening one item a day from the 14th December through to Christmas Day.

Here are my gifts so far.


Days one, two and three.


four, five and six


Thank you Helen. Your gifts are perfect xxx

hugs Sharon

Thursday, 18 December 2014

Sants Sack Swap - Sent

Jeanette has opened her gifts in the Santa Sack Swap so its time to share what I sent.


We have both received gorgeous Santa Sacks in previous years so opted for another type of bag.
I chose to make Jeanette a "Dilly Bag"


Out of Bonnie and Camille fabrics.

Jeanettes favourite colour is Purple


Needlebook and Tissue cover


and whats a swap parcel without chocolate :o)


An Annie Downs design Shoe bag


A mini quilt made from a Rosalie Quinlan design teamed with Bonnie and Camille Scrumptious


and lastly a Social Tote 


So pleased that you like your gifts Jeanette. I enjoyed putting this parcel together for you.
Now, I was going to wait until Christmas Day but I feel that my willpower is weakening and the paper may just come off soon ;)

Hugs Sharon



Please hand me the Tissues

It happened again!

I blinked and now this one Graduated .... Grade 6
They had their Graduation Ceremony and Dinner Monday night.


I am so proud of the beautiful young lady she is growing into and the
amazing friends that she has surrounded herself with.


Tomorrow is that last day that these two will ever be at school together :(


Lily is excited as she now gets to bring the newsletter home (only a 5yo could see that as being an upside of your big sis leaving!)

Next year is going to be a big one on our house.
Bring it on :)

hugs Sharon xx

Tuesday, 16 December 2014

Pressie for Myself ;o)

Do you love Coloring In?

I have always loved coloring books and I have lost many hours sharing a coloring book with my kids over the years, but never have I had an "Adult" coloring book.

So for Christmas I have treated myself to these.




They probably wont make it here before Christmas so in the meantime I will continue to enjoy Jenean's IG feed and even consider some retail therapy in the purchase of some of her fabrics and of course sharpen the Derwents!

hugs Sharon