Friday, 29 December 2017

showing off

So, that's Christmas is over for another year and now I can show off the things I wasn't able to show on here in the run up to the big day.

I made a bag for Joanna with an appliquéed Russian dolly (made on my embroidery machine) on the front.

2 Pairs of pyjama shorts for Joanna.

Also for Joanna, a onesie.

I thought it was enormous but Joanna tried it on on Christmas day and is delighted with it. Phew!

Next I made her usual diary cover. The front -

The back -

I had such a hard time with this one - this is the second attempt at getting it to fit - that I've told her that next year's diary cover will be made of brown paper with lots of stickers stuck on it!! :oD

I just checked on my revealing all post from last year and see that I had a hard time with the diary cover last year too. Maybe I really should do the brown paper thing next year!!

I made a pair of dungarees for Emily. They fit her. Yay!! This photo was taken before I'd put the hems up.

After all that Christmas present sewing, I had some time to relax before Christmas so I used up some leftovers to make myself a new pair of ovengloves.

Then Joanna and I dug out the Scrabble-type letters which I'd bought from eBay this time last year and used them to make some word art.

We went over to see Debbie, Jason, Emily & Molly on the 27th and had a lovely day with them all. This is my absolute favourite photo of that day - Emily and her Auntie Joanna. Isn't that lovely?

And finally, Debbie sent us this photo this morning. They'd had quite a lot of snow and so she took Emily out into the garden to let her see it. She was most intrigued!

That's me now until next year. I just have my "books read in 2017" post to do but I'll leave that until the last day in case I manage to get any more read between now and then. In the meantime, the graphic says it all!

12 comments:

  1. Oh look at Emily's face....isn't that just gorgeous.

    Love all your makes as always.

    Hope you have a very happ and creative new year.
    Hugs-x-

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    1. Thanks, Sheila! Happy New Year to you and yours! :o)

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  2. You gifted some lovely things again this year, I'm sure everyone was very happy with them and I like your festive oven gloves too. It looks like Emily enjoyed the snow, we've had quite a lot here, there were kids in the street building snowmen and the sledges were out but I was quite content to watch from inside my cosy home. Wishing you and your lovely family all the very best for 2018.

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    1. Thanks, Jo. We had snow here today but it hasn't stuck - thankfully. Mind you it is treacherously icy now so I'm so glad I won't be going anywhere in the next few days! All the best to you and yours for 2018! :o)

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  3. Beautiful makes Anne & a very spoilt family there with some lovely photos. I do like the two of Emily, she's so sweet. Happy New Year & hope 2018 is great.
    Huggles & take care.

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    1. Thanks, Susan. Happy New Year to you and yours! :o)

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  4. Happy New Year Anne.
    Miss Emily is more gorgeous than than ever. I love Jo's onesie.

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    1. Thanks, Kim! Happy New Year to you and yours! :o)

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  5. What a busy bee you were! Love all my things - thank you. 😘

    Still peeved that we don't have snow in the east - even if Miss Emily looks adorable in her little patch of western snow!!

    Happy Hogmanay, mama!

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    1. You're welcome!

      I'm glad we didn't get as much snow as the west. Being an adult isn't always fun! :oD

      Happy New Year!

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  6. You were a busy Christmas maker this year Anne! And Miss Emily is getting cuter by the day -- aren't babies fun at Christmas especially???

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    1. Emily had a lot of fun at Christmas time - especially eating the Christmas wrapping paper around her gifts! LOL

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