Welcome to Thrifty Christmas Tuesday.
Since we last met I had been somewhat productive in the Christmas gift procurement and making stakes. It's 52 days until Christmas so I'm not panicking yet, although I did have some trouble with a table runner this week. I'm pretty sure my binding fabric is possessed.
Books are mega expensive in Australia (I don’t know why – maybe it’s the taxes or maybe the retailers are just greedy - ) The internet has opened up a whole new world for me and I use http://www.bookdepository.co.uk/ a lot. This book retails for around 55.00 AUD and I got it for 65% off and that included postage. I think my Mum will love it.
The table runner for my Mum gave me headaches this week. This is the project that had the binding done three times and still isn't done. I sewed the binding on and mitred the corners all wrong. I unpicked it. I sewed it on again and still couldn’t get the corners to mitre properly. I started to unpick it for the third time and decided cutting was faster. Maybe the 4th time will be a charm...
I made Little P a pencil roll to go with the crayon roll I made last week. It’s good to go -with pencils and everything. What good is an empty pencil roll? These are so cheap to make and look pretty cute. I'm all over giving kids opportunities to get creative.
Yes, I'm aware the fish are swimming upside down. I'm teaching Little P about up and down. That's my story and I'm sticking to it.
In the Night Garden figurines . Picked up on sale during the year and stashed for Christmas. For Little P. Iggle Piggle is his favourite. Personally I find them a little creepy. Just like the tele tubbies.
I made my sister a journal to match mine . These are so quick and speedy to make. If I can do it anyone can. Head on over to Bloom and Blossom for the free tutorial. It’s fabulous.
This one is an Op shop find. My sister was admiring my vintage butter dish collection recently. She’s getting this one as part of her Christmas gift. Hopefully, she'll love it.
I started making this. It's still in the concept stage and needs some tweaking.
Does anyone else think taking photos of your stuff and then looking at them is the BEST way to see what isn't working. I do it with quilts all the time. Looking at this picture the blue isn't working for me at all.
Linking up with Larri at Seams Inspired for her Thrifty Christmas Challenge.