Tuesday, October 20, 2015

... some Bedroom sewing...... 2015-10-20

  Last Sunday I got out my sewing machine and decided to finish a project  that I'd been putting off.

I had bought a Doona cover with the aim to separate the two sides and use them for light covers on our beds.

I had some sheets that I had bought for curtains a long time age and the colours went well together.

Sooo .... a Spring change was coming ...... at last.



I'm off and running.........


I hemmed the 2 bed spreads...





 Made 4 pillow cases in the same fabric as the curtains.....
... and 2 small cushions in the bed spread fabric.......


After hanging the curtains the room had a new look......


.. I made tie backs to match the beds .....  and I am thinking of adding a trim to the bottom of the curtains......  

We are pleased with the new look......

   Have a great day, Everybody....
Hugs...... Barb  xxxxxx

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

.. getting into the Christmas Spirit ... 2015-10-13

 Hello .... I'm thinking Christmas.....
I love Christmas.....

I look forward to this time of year when I delve into everything Christmas..



I don't do all the decorating I would like to ... my house is too small and I can't stand the 'clutter'... that's sounds so sad.. but it's true... as much as I love the colours and ideas surrounding this time of year .. it can be a bit overwhelming at times.



                   We usually host a large Family Get-together  but this year it won't be happening...  I've decided it's a bit too much for me to do this year.




          I'll still be having our Kris Kringle here at the end of November... I wouldn't like to miss the exchanging of gifts and seeing the look on the young ones faces as they see the food and  decorations... and their pressies ..  can't forget the presents ... lol... xx
There are 29 people just in my children and their children.... that's a nice manageable number .. lol ...



I'm planning to go back to basics and use a lot of gold and silver tinsel for  sparkle.... and have popcorn strings and some paper chains... all the things children like.... like cakes and lollies ...



                          ....I've been making some decorative 'gifts' for everyone... it's relaxing and fun....
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                                                         ... icicles and snowflakes .....

               ..... these are gold crocheted 'discs' from an old evening jacket...  I crocheted them into the   rings off milk bottles..

... I'm colouring in little tags and putting Initials on them for everyone to take home and put on their own trees ...... they are backed with laser contact so they will last for a couple of Christmases at least ..  xxxxx

This year my theme will be Nativities and Christmas trees..... and all a little bit 'vintage'  .....



Hope you have a great week ..
 Hugs... Barb  xxxx






Monday, October 5, 2015

.. my Granddaughter's Wedding.. 2015-10-5



Hello .....

My gorgeous Grand Daughter, Lisa, got married last Saturday...  

It was a wonderful wedding.....

Here are some highlights....



                                                   ... Bridesmaids arriving....



                              .........and the Bride .....  in a pink Thunder Bird convertable ....  




                                                           ..... exchanging Vows......
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                                                       ... signing the register.....


                                     ....  my happy Mum with her Great Granddaughter , Lisa...


                                                .. the Bride with Hubby and Me ...



                                                            ... the Bridal Waltz....


                                 .... the bridal party line dancing to the delight of the Bride ....


                                                                .... cutting the Cake......


                                                 ... the bride with her Mum and Dad.....


            ... four generations....  my Mum, Me,  my Daughter, and her daughter, the Bride....


 
                                      ........Mum with her youngest Great,Great.Grandbaby......
                                                   .... I love his little suit and bow tie .....


                                                      ... lovely flowers in the church.....

                                       ... table decorations through a glass of Champagne....

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                                                 ... the beautiful Cake and more flowers....



I hope you enjoyed coming to the Wedding with me.....

Have a great day...
Hugs... Barb  xxx