Tuesday, December 1, 2009

What's Under the Christmas Tree?


Sorry that it has been awhile since I posted. Unfortunately my darn leg and the sciatica has been giving me LOTS OF grief. I had two spinal injections two weeks ago and it helped but at the end of last week, it was all back again! I was not amused! But last night I had a funny thing happen in the middle of the night....

I was sound asleep and the sound of a large crack in my knee as I rolled over woke me up! This morning when I got up, the horrible pain I have been experiencing since last week was GONE! The message couldn't have been clearer. Something in my knee was pinching the sciatic nerve. So, I have a call into the pain specialist and we'll see what he has to say about THAT!

Enough ... on to a FUN SUBJECT!

This past weekend, I participated in a small craft fair that our community complex puts on every year. Our crowds aren't huge .. we don't sell tons of stuff ...SO it's a great opportunity to visit with my neighbours. I enjoy the social part of the fair a lot!! It was fun catching up with some folks I don't see all that often and getting to know some of the new people who have moved in since last year.
So what's under the Christmas Tree this year? Lots of goodies!!
This week, I'll share with you a sweet project I did not only for the craft fair (I sold a number of them... if you aren't a sewer but are interested I have a few sets left I'd be willing to sell) but also as a gift for the "gals" in our family this Christmas.

Little Dresses with Britches...

Now aren't those just the cutest little dresses and britches you've ever seen???

So where do you hang them? On your oven door handle!

Made out of left over material from my "stash", lace and velour kitchen hand towels I purchased, these double sided dress towels are reversible. When one side is looking grungy, just flip it over and you have a clean towel. Here's a photo of one hanging on my kitchen stove....

But what about those britches? Well they are made out of two dishcloths to match the towels. Here is the poem that is attached to them:

Now don’t get excited. Don’t be misled.
These aren’t for you, but your dishes instead.
Just pull on the bow, take out the stitches,
You’ve gained two dishcloths, but lost your britches.

Isn't that priceless? I love it!!!

Now, you might recognize the material in the last photo as the same material in the dress I made my granddaughter last summer. She calls it the ice cream dress and is absolutely in love with it. Little monkey... she figured out she could wear leggings and a long sleeved blouse with it so she could wear it all winter! Well you can probably guess who gave me the idea of hanging these dress towels in the bathroom.... YEP....Gramma already has one that matches her dress wrapped to go under the tree!

So here's a "little taste" of the next lot of wonderful "stuff" that will be under and on the tree this Christmas season... a lovely little pendant just waiting for a nice chain to dangle from...

Drop by next week to see some of the fun pendants, earrings, charms and Christmas ornaments (including some steampunk pieces) I made from clay...


Have a listen to a wonderful Christmas story I will be loading up to the MP3 player probably next week. You won't want to miss this one!

Have a great week! I'm off to Vancouver this weekend for a Christmas party with my "claying" group there. I am really looking forward to it... should be a fun time! I'm also looking forward to the ferry ride to get there. I love riding the ferry from Vancouver Island to Vancouver. The scenery is spectacular on a sunny day... I never tire of seeing it... and it reminds me of just how lucky we are to have the privilege of living in such a beautiful place in the world.

Thanks for stopping by today for a visit. See you next week.