Monday, December 22, 2014

I've had fun handstitching

I can't believe it is December 22

I have found some time to enjoy handstitching
nanaCompany gorgeousness

I made enough mittens for our family
including one for our precious Border Collie
 who passed away a few years ago

I have admired Amy's beautiful handmade creations 
for quite a while

The pretty handstitched details, the sweet fabrics, 
gorgeous designs and her exquisite patchwork!

I liked piecing the patchwork and sequins on this mitten

The handstitching on the edge is the perfect touch

I made a pom pom for this sweet mitten

Plus, cute polkadot bias tape to peg the mittens

Here is the nanaCompany felt mitten pattern

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I'm in the process of making Christmas stars

Also, inspired by nanaCompany!

Last year, I made this needle book using the sweetest fabric. . .

The Simple Life by Tasha Noel

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Before next Christmas I want to make Tall Tall Trees

Amy has just released the pattern

Available in her Etsy shop 

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I also want to make this Advent Calendar

Wishing you all a Merry Christmas

Enjoy time with your family and friends

Julia xx

A Christmas video for you! 

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Thursday, December 11, 2014


Hubby arrived home on Monday. He traveled to Japan with a friend

A 10 day trip!

( Origami paper and Washi tape. Love these!! )

( Lollies and an Eraser set for the kids )

Our friend showed my hubby various parts of Japan for when we go back

Hopefully. . . next year!!!

. . . for our 20th Wedding Anniversary 

  ( A beautiful handbag for me. I love it! )

( Fabric colour is dark burgundy with a thin navy blue stripe )

Very elegant! 

I was so happy when they arrived home

To help restore my sanity!!

( More treats to share. Sakura Kit Kat is yummy )

( Chocolate with Almond is so good )

( Crackers, Lollies and Marshmallows )

We all missed Abba (Dad)

( Various facial masks ) 

The kids have welcomed him home with squeeze cuddles, 
tickles, 'pancake Abba' (they all lie on top of Abba and laugh their heads off)

It has been wonderful to have him home again!!

Hubby bought me a surprise gift 
from Miyajima Island

So pretty! 

Since I was a little girl I have loved jewellery 

My dear Grandmother used to call me 'Jewels'

Have a lovely day, Julia

Monday, December 01, 2014

Merry Christmas

December has arrived!

This year has gone by so quick

Gifts I gave to the ladies I visit teach

A friend and I visit some ladies from our church once a month or contact them to see how they are going, if they need help with anything and share a spiritual message

A Christmas message is hiding under the lid

I was planning on baking Brownies to fill the jars however I haven't been well lately and family life has been hectic in recent weeks. I decided to buy some yummy Natural Confectionery Co. lollies. Added some toy stuffing (for snow effect) and a gold 'Merry Christmas'. Trimmed with Christmas fabric and twine

Last night we had dinner at my parents

Yummy food

After dinner we took our kids for a walk
 in their neighbourhood to see Christmas lights

We also saw a kangaroo
A lovely surprise
The kids were so excited!!

My Mum gave us some Gingerbread stars to take home

I had one for morning snack. Delicious!

Enjoy the festive season with your family and friends

Julia xx

Sunday, November 30, 2014

Favourite madeit items - Nov 30

Today's favourite madeit items are. . .

The Nativity Scene by Craft For Kids

Bring the true meaning of Christmas into your home! 

Crochet fairy lights by Red Sherbet

These are cute!

Fabric heart wreath by Vicki Elle

Very sweet!

Have a great week, Julia

Saturday, November 29, 2014

Favourite madeit items - Nov 29

Today's favourite madeit items are. . .

about Colour and Patterns

Camera Passport holder by Odds & Blobs

Cute fabric!

Quilted Eye mask by Monkey & Bee

Sleep in style!

Cranberry Red Dot change mat by Pumpkin Pie Creations

Add a pop of colour to your nappy bag!

Have a beautiful day, Julia 

Friday, November 28, 2014

Favourite madeit items - Nov 28

Today's favourite madeit items are. . .

Hanabi Japanese floral market tote by 20 Four Acres

Stunning fabric!

Japanese geometric wristlet purse by Shelley Berelli

Simple yet beautiful !

Japanese Vintage Tensha bead earrings by Oakus Designs 

Very pretty!

Have a great weekend, Julia

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Favourite madeit items - Nov 27

Today's favourite madeit items are. . .

Clay tag embossed stars by Mud by Nest
So, so pretty!

Slate Cheese Board by Annabell Stone
Love the texture of the slate!

Moroccan tea towel by Billie the Kid

Gorgeous design and colour!

Have a gorgeous day, Julia

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Favourite madeit items - Nov 26

Today's favourite madeit items are. . .

Vintage style lampshade by The Owls Are Hunting

So pretty!

Vintage chenille minky quilt by Baby Chenille

Colourful and looks so soft!

Have a lovely day, Julia

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Favourite madeit items - Nov 25

Today's favourite madeit items are. . .

Cute characters

Yellow Sleepy Creature by dewberry workshop

Adorable softie!

Fox Ceramic Hanging Planter by Kotori Design

A gift for someone who has everything!

Wooden Memory Game (Woodland Friends) 

Great for road trips, in waiting rooms, or play at home!

Have a beautiful day, Julia

Monday, November 24, 2014

Favourite madeit items - Nov 24

Today's favourite madeit items are. . .

Oatmeal Christmas Delight bath cookies 

A soak in the bath after a busy day, yes please!

Succulent Window Planter by Fleurieu Gifts

A beautiful gift that lasts beyond Christmas!

The Night Before Christmas gift pack by Sweet Health

Treats for Santa and his reindeers!

Have a great day, Julia

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Favourite madeit items - Nov 23

Today's favourite madeit items are. . .

for Imaginative Play

Folkwood Forest base & Tree set by Folkwood

I love toys made from timber!

They feel beautiful in your hands

Australian Biscuits & Cakes felt play food by Wombat's Picnic
They look Delicious!

Little Man Teepee by Raraland
Great for playdates with friends!

Have a lovely day, Julia

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Favourite madeit items - Nov 22

Today's favourite madeit items are. . .

for the handsome boys in your life

Edmund Pants by Tina Barton Designs
I love the vintage look!

Cowboy Shorts by Emma Maker Designs
Ready for any adventure!

Teal Chevron vest by Ted and Toot
Dress it up or go for the casual groovy look

Have a great weekend, Julia

Friday, November 21, 2014

Favourite madeit items - Nov 21

Today's favourite madeit items are. . .

Sassy Shorts by Twinkle Star
Gorgeous fabric!

Kimono Cord Necklace by Lauren Williams
Can be worn 4 ways - versatile and beautiful

Sequin and Leather clutch by Amaya Handmade
Add sparkle to your next evening out!

Have a great day, Julia