Thursday, December 31, 2009

Christmas round up

We had a lovely Christmas, celebrating the day with close family, extended family and friends. There was gorgeous food and great wine, and of course some pressies!
I was very excited to receive this inspiring gift from a great friend:

And The Junior Crafter (8 years old) was beyond excited to receive this great present from her Nonna and Nonno:

It's a real one! Not a little kid's one, but an honest-to-goodness really truly proper sewing machine!

So we set to learning how to use the new machine. The junior crafter sewed a pincushion, all by herself:

(you can never have too many pins, right?)

which was an unquailfied success:

so I immediately requested she make another one for me:

And, voila! New pincushions for all the crafty girls in the house, beautifully weighted with rice in the bottom and hobbyfill in the top, and finished with the sweetest little hand stitching you've ever seen!

She even put my name on mine in pins.

The  Junior Crafter also received a couple of Spotlight vouchers for Christmas, so no doubt we'll be on a shopping trip in the next few days to stock up on supplies.

Hope your Christmas was merry and bright too!


  1. Looks like you have your own crafting club in the makings. The pincushions are a fantastic first effort.

  2. That is so cool, you must we so so proud of your girl. I've saw that book in the bookshop recently and loved it. Can't wait to see your creations from it.

  3. That is so cool! I wish I had a sewing machine at 8. And she did a really good job on those pincushions.

  4. Happy New Year to you all. 8 years old, beautiful pin cushions, and Spotlight vouchers, wonderful stuff. Love her machine too. You are going to make great things together well done. Here's to a happy 2010

  5. Oh how fabulous! You must be so proud! I hope you and your gorgeous family have the most wonderful, creative year Gypsy! It has been such fun getting to 'know' you in these last few months. Much love Kate XX

  6. good job junior crafter! those are fabulous!!


  7. What a beautiful gift for your daughter. In fact its spurring future gift ideas for my 11 year old super crafty step-daughter... hmmmm. *drums fingers on table* :)


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