Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Crafting with Kids

As many of you know my day job is as a High School Home Economics Teacher.  So introducing kids (and adults) to the world of all things fabric, buttons, ribbon, sewing etc is a huge passion of mine.  As part of the Joondalup Upmarket , Tied with Ribbon is running a FREE kids activity Table.  As you can see from the picture last Friday night we made Button Wreaths.  This week we will be making some Christmas cards with Buttons.  Come along and enjoy some Christmas craft for the kids and some shopping for the adults! 

Custom Order central here this week.  This Christmas Sack was made for a special little girl.  I was asked to leave the tree blank as Grandma will be sewing on some very special heirloom charms for Emilia that will be added to each Christmas.  A wonderful idea for a Christmas sack that will be treasured for many years to come. 

This towel was ordered to celebrate the arrival of a new nephew.  

Notebooks made to add to Christmas gifts for two young sisters. 

In this special box is a Birthday present I have made for an upcoming birthday for a little girl! Any guesses as to what I may have put inside?  I can't show you yet but soon.

And with Perth Upmarket on this Sunday at UWA - Winthrop Hall from 9am - this is what my sewing room looks like.  Lots of Christmas decorations and other goodies being counted and packed to take along.  I will be upstairs and make sure to check out the Market Guide which will have a special feature from me.  I will be posting this next week on my blog as my first Tutorial but get along to the market and have the first look.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Sewing for my girls!

Late last week I had one of "those" days.  We all have them, nothing seemed to go right no matter how much I had planned and organised I just seem to have hit a wall.  So what should one do - well 12 months ago "these" kind of days would have resulted in a huge shopping spree with wonderful new treasures and some explaining to do to the hubby due to the over expenditure.  Well instead I decided just to do some sewing for me or rather for my girls.  Things have been so busy at Tied with a Ribbon that I decided to make some pencil cases for my girls for school next year. 

Inspired after catching up with some friends for dinner I took my Babushkas and Cupcakes and some scraps and made these pencil cases!  My girls were thrilled that they had some special new treats.

My Custom order for Hair clip Hangers with a Pinkaliscous theme are now all finished and ready to be delivered to their new home.

And these cuties I have listed in my Etsy Shop.

I have had more Custom orders for Christmas Sacks this week and this one will soon be ready for Santa to fill with only 5 weeks to wait for a special little girl.

Starting on Friday Night Tied with a Ribbon will be attending the Joondalup Upmarket.  We will be having a FREE kids craft activity table running with different craft activities organised for each of the five weeks.  Felt Kits and Patterns will also be available for sale so you can make some Christmas Decorations of your very own along with inspiring kids to learn some new crafty skills.  - Starting from 6pm in the Central Walk, Joondalup (19th November - 17th December) 

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Lots Completed

Completed - Plum Puddings all ready for Market.

Completed - Custom Order Towel for a new arrival.

Started - An order for lots of Pink Hair clip Hangers.

Finished - Custom ordered Hair clip Hangers with names stitched into them.

Although there are lots of ticks in the completed boxes this week, I have lots of projects still on the go.  I love making custom orders!

Thursday, November 4, 2010

The Postman has been busy!

This week the postman has made several special trips to my house to deliver some exciting packages.
Firstly these absolutely gorgeous buttons arrived from this Etsy shop - Buttons by Robin 
Aren't these cute - I have a project in mind for these along the lines of the picture on the button - can you think what I might make?  The buttons in this shop are just so sweet to finish off special projects.

Also my Divine Twine arrived - this will be used to wrap some Christmas presents as well as many other parcels.
Along with "baking" Gingerbread men I have also been making Plum Puddings.  There are some ready made or Felt Kits available in my Etsy shop.

On Sunday I went to the Subiaco Craft and Community Fair.  It was a hot day and wonderful to meet lots of new people.  Here is my stand all set up for the day.

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