Tuesday, 24 December 2019

Merry Christmas

Dear fellow Elves, thank you for sharing with our group your beautiful and clever creations throughout this year. May your makes be treasured by your loved ones and your Christmas Day be filled with love and laughter.

Sadly this drought gripping our country has robbed me of sewing, crafting and blogging time but I will still be here in 2020 to open the door to our workshop and welcome you in for fun and creativity.

Tuesday, 17 December 2019

December finish

I made a couple of ornaments but forgot to take a photo of the other before I sent it. Not to worry though as they are both the same. :).

Happy Stitching,

Monday, 2 December 2019

In December

Jolly the Elf came to stay at my house...

Thank You Narelle... for a wonderful year of encouragement.

See you in 2020...

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Friday, 29 November 2019

Home Made of a Different Kind

My daughter and SIL made this little bundle of joy ... he arrived on the 7th November weighting 7lb8oz or 3140g and 51cm at 7.49pm.

Flynn Robert

So I haven't had time for sewing while visiting, cuddling and playing with his big brother who is almost 3.  I do however hope to have a make or 2 to share in December.

Wednesday, 27 November 2019

November decoration

I almost didn't have a finish for this month but fortunately the candle mat didn't take long to make.

Happy Stitching,

Monday, 25 November 2019

2 Finishes this Month

I finished a lovely stitchery for my DD2 for xmas.

I also finished a lovely xmas tag,thankyou Narelle for encouraging us to make our xmas gifts thoughout the year.

Cheers Sheryl xx

Sunday, 10 November 2019

It's November

This month I've added 6 lollie jar covers to the box...
It's the last of the jars which is great as I'm OvEr making them... lol
But once filled... they are going on the Guild's Xmas stall table...
& the $$ proceeds will go to our charity- Got Your Back Sister.

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Saturday, 26 October 2019

October Goodies

Got some Christmas crochet done this month!

I made them from tutorials on youtube, I can't really read crochet patterns!!! I really want to make some more of the candle mats and the second ornament....
I'll try to be better at remembering to post here!! 
lv, Joy xx

Friday, 25 October 2019

October Wrapped Up

Earlier in the week these three were able to sparkle while awaiting their backs.

A little more evening stitching and they have joined their jolly buddies.

Showing off his cutlery skills, ready for Christmas Lunch.

We may be quiet here in the Elf Workshop, but we're cheery  little Elves making a Happy Handmade Christmas.

Thank you for joining in or just popping by to browse.

Wednesday, 23 October 2019

Oct 1 Xmas a month Item

This month i finished and framed my xmas stitchery.

Cheers Sheryl xx

Catching up

I have not managed to keep up with something each month but this month I worked on all three of these ornaments so that I could finish them off and put the box away!  

I did do less stitching than recommended on the pattern - me getting impatient!!

Now it's not that long till Christmas.... scary stuff... it seems we just had the last one!

Keep on going with the Christmas stuff... it's always motivating ...xx

Ornies for October

I made 4 little ornies for my Christmas collection.
Happy Stitching,

ThiS MonTH

I only managed to finish a pair of SMALL items as Christmas gifts in October.
Hair scrunchies for both GD's...
Perhaps by months end I'll have something else done...

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Wednesday, 25 September 2019

September decorations

I realised today was the 25th & I'd not made anything for Christmas. A quick search in my prepped pattern basket & I found some ornies that would be quick to make. The kit came with 3 ornies

Plus a wreath
The ornies can also be hung in the wreath

My ribbons are a little long, the pattern didn't say how long they should be cut.

Happy stitching,

Tuesday, 24 September 2019

In A Pear Tree

I bought this pattern years ago and i am now so pleased that i got around to making it.
So my finish for September is my In a Pear Tree Wall Hanging,thankyou Narelle for hosting 1 xmas item a month.
cheers Sheryl xx

Friday, 20 September 2019

September Switch

Getting in a littler early as I'll be visiting DD next week.  Just to switch things up a little, I decided to work on the remaining 3 Santas together, doing a little to each one, each month.  So for September they have their fronts stitched together.

Sew happy for small achievements each month ... Merry Christmas Stitching

Sunday, 1 September 2019

For September

I finished this months gift & as I wanted to keep up with my effort with making  a gift EVERY month... I've added it here on the 1st of the new month.
It's another Lolly Jar... well it's the CoVeR for it anyways...lol
Thanks Narelle for making me add a gift even IF I'm not here with you...

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Sunday, 25 August 2019

August Makes 3

Another little Santa Cutlery Holder ... this brings my count to 3 jolly fellows.

August item

My item for this month is this little candle mat.

Happy Stitching

Saturday, 24 August 2019

A Gift

I have finished this wall hanging that i have made for my daughter,her loungeroom has got alot of green in it,hope they like it,i will be giving it to them over the weekend.
Thankyou Narelle for encouraging us to make a finish each month.
Cheers Sheryl xx

Friday, 23 August 2019

In AuGusT

I managed to make 2 small Xmas pillows this month...
Thanks Narelle for organising this group...

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Sunday, 28 July 2019

Back With A July Finish

Well nearly finished.  I'm jumping in before Monday begins another week of busy busy and I miss posting.  My apologies for being absent through June but life has been hectic with one thing and another. Some of it not great, but a lot of lovely quality time spent with family before and during the school holidays and a little trip away.

So I'm back to my Santa Cutlery Keepers and if I can stay on track I will have six of these little fellows by end of November. Just to prove I'm not sharing a pic of the same Santa each time, here is my first one with his new friend. (Still needs a little more sparkle)

I've also been doing some thinking re next year. I'm happy to keep 1 Xmas Item A Month and our quiet little workshop door open for anyone to pop in and out when time permits. It's lovely seeing the beautiful creations that each of you kindly share with fellow Elves.  I've already decided that I'm going to be working on my "A Merry Christmas Garden" which I started waaayyy back in January 2014. Time to bring this beauty to at least a finished top by end of 2020.  Progress so far is ...

Merry Christmas Creating xx

Finally a Finish

Finally got a finish after being away for a couple of months travelling.
Its a lovely pattern called Let it Snow Pennyrug by Sew Unique Creations and is made all in wool felt.
Cheers Sheryl xx

Thursday, 25 July 2019

July finish

I've been making these little stockings over the last few evenings & finished the last tonight. Just in time for posting today.
Happy Stitching,

It's JuLy

And I managed to finish off my Christmas Wreath I've been working on over the last 7 months.
Thanks Narelle... for the encouragement to keep up the effort.

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Tuesday, 25 June 2019

Another for June

I used up an orphan bock & made a Christmas Cushion.
Thanks again Narelle... xox

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5 little ornaments

Time is getting away on me again & i'd nothing done for my Christmas finishes. I'd prepped these little ornaments months ago & they are quick & easy to put together so i got all 5 done over a couple of evenings
Happy Stitching,

Monday, 24 June 2019


Meet THOMAS' cousin... LoCo...
& it's the final piece in the Christmas wreath.
Now I can start to put the wreath together.

Thanks Narelle... this monthly challenge is perfect to get Chrissy things made.
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Thursday, 30 May 2019

Just in time...

  I have made another felt ornament for this month....

So far I have managed to keep to one a month for this year....

Keep well everyone..... xx

Monday, 27 May 2019

Felt Wreath

Another 2 ornies for my Christmas Wreath are now complete.
Not many left to sew now... yippee... so I feel a finish coming up...

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Sunday, 26 May 2019

May Makes

At the start of May I got busy and cut out the cutlery panel, placing each Santa into a packet ready to grab and go ... then things went pair shaped and the Santas are still in their packets.

So today I got busy once again and whipped up 4 more Christmas Tree decorations.

Grandson J has already claimed 2 of my earlier decorations for his tree ... love him to bits xx

Keep sharing your makes or progress dear Elves ... we're nearly halfway there ... oh my!