Tuesday, December 22, 2009

The home stretch


Princess Skirt dress-up ensemble to go with Princess Crown

Even though it's quite a bit of work, making handmade christmas pressies is actually lots of fun. It's completely different than sewing for orders, or for markets, or for special requests.


Superhero Crown and matching Superhero Cape

My favourite part is always choosing the fabric from the stash. The fabric stash at my house is approximately twice the size of my walk-in-wardrobe.... I will never need to buy fabric again for the rest of my life (notice that I used the word need, which is completely different than want or will)...... the only thing that I've had to buy for the christmas presents was a lot more velcro.


More unidentified animal ears and matching tail

I sometimes spend just as much time choosing the fabric combinations, as I do actually making the end product.

The list has nearly been cleared. I just need to make another Superhero Crown and Cape for Moo Moo, and maybe some appliqued tees for all the boys, and then a trip to Bunnings for a gift voucher and I'm all done!

I'm promising myself to start earlier next year (even though I'm sure I said that last year)....oh well.

16 comments:

Corrie said...

loving that princess skirt and won't be showing keira that one!

Corrie:)

Andi said...

Such gorgeous and unique gifts!!!

Missymaomao said...

Those gifts are fab. I'm just about to start my hand mades today. 5 bags to make with love.

Michelle said...

You sound like you're enjoying yourself! Hope you get some rest soon though - and can sit back with a G and T on Christmas day and reap the rewards!

Cath from chunkychooky said...

I love the ears!!! you have done great with the handmade christmas- good on you!

willywagtail said...

Choosing the material is heaps more fun than cutting it up and I'm not sure whether it even beats the sewing up part, although finishing is still my favourite bit. Cherrie

Julia said...

Lucky little kiddoes!!!

Sarah-Jo said...

cool cool super cool! love all these handmade pressies you are such a great handmade gifter CP :)

Mookah said...

I can't wait to start making little dress-ups etc for my little nephew next year. He has just turned 2 so I'm guessing he'll be up for all sorts of things from here on in. Animal ears, capes, tails, crowns.....wow, I'm gonna be busy!

Love your stuff Ms Pops.

Jennifer Rose said...

making homemade gifts is a lot of fun and a lot more personal :) I still love those ear, hmm makes me want to make some kind of dragon ears/spkies to wear lol :)

Tania said...

I would LOVE you to be my Auntie (I can do unidentified animal ear dress ups).

Right with you on the fabric selection too. Problem is, I always have to pull out the entire stash and then it never quite finds its way back from whence it came!

Liesl (Hoppo Bumpo) said...

I love the ears and the tail - they are fabulous!

Beach Vintage said...

You are the best making all these wonderful gifts. I wanted to thank-you for all your comments and support in 2009. Have a great Christmas and New Year. Simone xx

Sarah said...

Love the animal ears/tails. So cute!

Michelle said...

Cam how do you do this...
You are such a whizz on the sewing machine...
I am hopeless...
I can't even get my overlocker working right...
Let alone make stuff like this...
love your handmade goodies...
They look store bought to me!!!

jodi of the creative JAR said...

fab! as always