Monday, 30 April 2018

Knitting Time

Here I am sneaking in with a couple of small finishes and an absentee note for being a bad elf. Family health has kept me on the hop but hoping now we are on the road to recovery.

So here are my table centre/hot pad and a dishcloths.

This is a new to me microfiber wool so I'm hoping it will be suitable.

While I play hooky from time to time, Anthea has been kind enough to lend a hand in our workshop so you may see her here and there, passing around the hot chocolate and marshmallows. Thank you Anthea

Enjoy your Christmas Crafting

Just made it!

I snuck in at the end of this month with this little wall hanging... it was a UFO so all I had to do was the binding...

Wednesday, 25 April 2018


A cute little reindeer adorns this gift bag.
It's ready & waiting to be filled at Christmas time.
Thanks Narelle... xox
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Saturday, 31 March 2018

Friday, 30 March 2018

Late Post for March

I've had this sweet Santa button winking at me from the shelf... received from Maria in a Christmas swap last year... it's now a fun ornament for my tree!

Saturday, 3 March 2018

For March

I know I finished my item very early in the month... but as I stitched it last night at FNwF... I didn't want to forget to add it here. Too see all the pic's...just go HeRe.
THANKS again Narelle ( & all the elves) for the motivation each month... xox
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Wednesday, 28 February 2018

At the last minute......

......I managed to finish my Christmas decorations.
Happy Stitching,

Another Snowman Mug Rug

I finished another mug rug using the "Snowman" digital stamp from The Paper Shelter. (I am happy to say the one I made last month washed beautifully. The black ink from the inkjet printer did not wash out of the fabric the stamp was printed on.)

Now to decide what to create for March... Thank you for the workshop, Narelle.


One done... :)

Hi everyone, I used to join this challenge regularly... many years ago... and I'm glad to say I am back again this year, hoping to stay on track! Thanks Narelle for having me back :)

This month I made two little baskets, one of them for my Christmas pressie box:

Now to think about what I will make next month... :)

Joy xx

Monday, 12 February 2018


I finished 2 gifts this month... Christmas Treats Jar Covers.
Thanks Narelle... I lOve this group... xox
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Thursday, 8 February 2018

Oooops forgot to post ......

..... my finish for January.....
a little Christmas project I did with my Tuesday stitching group....
A Marg Low pattern.....Holiday fun....
candle mat.....

Tuesday, 30 January 2018

Snowman Mug Rug

This month, I finished this mug rug that I hoped to finish last year. The "Snowman" is a digital stamp from The Paper Shelter. 

I read that the black ink in most inkjet printers is permanent (though the color ink may not be, depending on the printer.) So, I printed this digital stamp onto a sheet of fabric, colored it with crayons and heat set the color following the guidelines found in a couple of tutorials on-line. Snowflakes and the words were hand embroidered. 

I plan to wash this one before adding it to the gift box, just to make sure the printer ink is colorfast. I hope so, as a similar mug rug is planned for next month. I will let you know then.



My first item in 2018 was a flat & TriAngle pouch set.
Thanks Narelle for the motivation to complete a gift a month.
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Sunday, 28 January 2018

January finish

A day or so late but i've finished 4 heart decorations
Happy stitching

Saturday, 27 January 2018

January Bowl Cozies

After almost burning my fingers on my too hot porridge bowl this morning, I promised myself some sewing time today ... 2 bowl cozies later and I haven't really saved my own fingers just yet. 

You see I had the fabric cut before Christmas to make them up as gifts ... but ran out of time. These 2 will be off to their rightful owners on Monday as belated stocking fillers so I'm sharing here for my January make.

Who else has an item that didn't quite make the finish list for 2017 ... Or have you made an early start for 2018? Make yourself at home here in our 1XiaM workshop with fellow crafty elves, share your makes and look forward to a stress free Christmas 2018.