Monday, December 22, 2014

Santa Sack Swap

 My partner in Chez's santa sack swap is  Larissa and boy i sure have been spoilt.
All my goodies were wrapped in my favourite xmas fabric Cherry Christmas by Aneela Hoey for moda, thankyou Larissa for doing that ,i will be using them this year as i plan to make myself xmas decorations in that range.
We chose to make each other a bag for this swap,isnt it just gorgeous and Larissa has embroidered a Jenny of Elephantz design on the front its gorgeous.
Oh how beautiful is this cake of soap ,Larissa got this from the Darwin Markets,so pretty.
And Larissa also made this gorgeous necklace,she is so good at any craft she turns her hand to.
And lucky me Larissa also crochet a gorgeous cream scarf for me.
She also made these two lovely pot holders,love the snowman.
Oh these are my favourite and will be treasured.,Larissa crochet me two doilies,they are so cute.
These are all my treasures together,thankyou so much Larissa for putting so much of yourself into my beautiful gifts,you are one very talented young lady and i enjoyed having you for my partner,Merry Christmas my friend and also a huge thankyou to my buddy Chez for hosting such a mammoth swap and making everyone's xmas that much more fun.
cheers Shez xx

Also if you would like to join in on Chez's Initial heart swap go here to sign up its a lot of fun and a great way to meet new blogging friends.

Sunday, December 21, 2014

Family and Gifts

 We have had grandies coming and going for just over a week now and we are so enjoying spending time with these special people,and its great seeing the cousins playing together.
 Friday i received this lovely decoration from the gorgeous Fiona,thankyou my friend its awesome and is already hanging up.
 And i also received this beautiful card and needle set from the lovely Jenny,thankyou so much my friend,this pack is so very cute.
Hope you are all having a lovely weekend.
cheers shez xx

Saturday, December 20, 2014


I joined up with Wendy and friends last night for Friday night sew in ,the last one for the year.thankyou Wendy for hosting this fun night and to see what the other ladies got up to go here

I finished off my Mrs Santa i love making these felt people,thought better finish mine off seeing my GD Madie had already finished hers.
 It took me a bit longer as i had Dempsey sitting on my knee wanting to watch everything i was doing,so while he was snuggled into me i had to sew over the top of him,lol,god bless the little guy he loves his cuddles,lol.
cheers shez xx

Friday, December 19, 2014

Mrs Santa

 My Grand daughter Madie finished her Mrs Santa xmas decoration yesterday for her mum ,she is coming back on Monday and she is going to make a xmas card to go with it,well done Madie.
 This is a beautiful xmas decoration in the main streets of Ballarat
 The reindeers and santa are made using wire frames and then the flowers just grow inside the frames.
 They look so pretty especially at night when they are all lit up.
Hope you all have a lovely day.
cheers shez xx

Wednesday, December 17, 2014


 We have our oldest Grand daughter Madie staying with us at the moment and after doing some xmas shopping we decided to start making a Mrs Santa each,Madie is making hers for her mum for xmas,Madies is the one with brown hair and i think it looks fantastic,we hope to finish it today.
 On sunday we went out for my family's xmas lunch and Kris Kringle,1st pic is of my dad ,sister,me,sister and brother.
Next pic is mum and my brothers fiance they got engaged a couple of weeks ago.
 These are gifts 3 and 4 for our FHFS advent swap and these are from Clairebear,thankyou Claire.
cheers shez xx

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

At Last

Top pic is of the first 2 gifts i have received of Claire for our FHFS advent swap,thankyou Claire.

 Chooky i got my SKOW flimsy sewn together and the binding is sewn on ,now i just need to stitch the binding down,lol,never thought i would get this finished.
 This is the start of my Jim Shore collection,he is a beauty isnt he,he is a tree topper .

And dont forget to sign up for the last FNSI with Wendy and Friends,to signup go here.
Cheers shez xx

Monday, December 15, 2014

A Christmas Wonderland

 I was so intrigued with Keryns xmas decorating that i was running around everywhere with my camera,lol.
 Keryn makes the most beautiful santas and reindeers and elfs,dont you just love the sleigh at her front door.
 Keryns Jim Shore collection was awesome so many beautiful and fascinating pieces.
 These quilts are Keryns designs and just beautiful and whimsical.
 This quilt was gorgeous and nearly took up the whole wall.
 Wow there was even little villages.
 Oh i was like a kid in a candy shop ,i didnt know where to look first,lol. another one of Keryn's quilts,just stunning,and how happy does Mr Reindeer look,lol.
Thankyou so much Keryn for letting me share your beautiful decorations with our friends in blogland and it was such a joy to see them all in person,i felt like a kid again,lol.
cheers shez xx