Fri 3/12/10 Giveaway is now closed, thanks so much for all your comments! Will announce winner Saturday 4/12/10 ...my friend Anna came round to my house with some felt, fabric glitter pens, velisofix and other crafty things. She wanted to make some stockings for the two children of our friends that had gone to live overseas, and she thought we could make one each. My first thought was.....I have no idea how to make a christmas stocking.....and.... how are we going to sew it up??!!! Luckily Anna said we would just do the decorating and her mum could sew them up for us as neither of us knew how to sew.
It was pretty funny trying to work out how to use the velisofix stuff- we wasted a fair bit of it by having the iron on too cool as we had no idea how to use it. And we decided that we most definitely didn't want to sew around the letters on the stocking as that would be far too tricky which is where the fabric glitter pens came in handy- we used them to hide the raw edges!
I remember Anna asking if I had a sewing machine and me telling her I didn't even know how to fill the bobbin up and that I thought it was broken. It hadn't been used since we moved into our house over two years ago.
Well, things sure have changed... One year on and Anna now makes gorgeous dresses for her little girl and her friend's children, beautiful patchwork baby blankets, bags and even applique art works. And as you can see on my blog I caught the crafting bug too! I've learnt most of my sewing over the last year from craft books, tutorials on the web and sheer perseverance as my hubby can attest too. I've loved making bags, purses, toys and other goodies and also learning how to crochet. Next year, learning how to knit and also sew clothes for me and the girls is on my list among other things!
* a mousehouse waterproof zip purse
* two fat quarters of red and green floral fabric
* red and white bakers twine
* a christmas tree stamp and a black ink pad (great for making your own wrapping paper or gift cards!)
* 2 sheets of cute label stickers
* a set of mousehouse gift tags
* a french christmas postcard
* a 'Love' christmas decoration
To enter, all you have to do is leave a comment on this post or a comment over on the giveaway post on my mousehouse facebook page. If you have a favourite family christmas tradition I'd love to read it, otherwise any comment is fine!
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Entries close Friday the 3rd December, anyone can enter (non bloggers just leave your email address ) and international entries welcome.
Happy christmas crafting and thanks again so much Anna for introducing me to the crafting bug!