Tuesday, 27 December 2011

Gifts for the Ladies

Gifts I gave last Christmas for the Ladies




Hope they liked it and will use it!

Friday, 23 December 2011

Wednesday, 21 December 2011

Felt Nativity

Christmas is not complete without the Nativity scene.
It is a reminder of the reason why we celebrate Christmas.

We have ceramic figurines before but I don't know where it is now, or I guess I had thrown it away.
So I have to have a new one and I decided I would make one instead of buying it.

I was looking for a nativity design that I could hang up in our mini Christmas tree. Hanging it will save me some space and will serve as a tree ornament as well.  

I found this in Flickr. I find it so simple, clean and cute.

I made my own pattern, and used felt as fabric. 
To complete my Nativity Scene characters, I designed  the Three Kings and  the Shepherd and the Sheep. 

I wanted to share to you a tutorial, but I did not take photos while I was doing these.
 It's hard for me to put the process into words, photos would have been easier. 

( I took one photo only during the assembly of the parts.)

But if you want a pattern, just simply leave a comment and I will send you one.

Have a Very Merry Christmas Everyone!!!

U P D A T E 

Please visit my other post for Free Download of The Felt Nativity Pattern.
Click this link:


Thursday, 15 December 2011

Precious Child Hats

- Stitching the Logo Patches into the Reversible Bucket Hats I made -

 - Reverse Side -

 - Colors Available -

- All 30 pcs. of them -

Sunday, 11 December 2011

Starry Starry Christmas Tree

We have little Christmas Tree we bought since we got married. So it's about  5 years and 2 months old. I used to decorate it with balls, bells, flowers, garland and lights. This year I wanted it to be different. I want to make it more starry :)

So I made some little stars from my felt scraps ( I don't throw my felt scraps -- I either used it for small projects or for stuffing).

Here's how I did it:

(You may want to glue it to the white felt, to make it easy to sew as it will stay in its place)

(You can use running stitch or blanket stitch)

(The sample of putting the cord is not the star, but of one of my felt ornament. I just want to provide a clearer example.)

And here's our Little Christmas Tree...

Happy Starry Holidays Everyone!!!

Saturday, 10 December 2011

Boni, my first Lens Scrunchie

My photographer friend (who by the way takes great photos, visit her blog: http://www.artsybelleimages.com/) asked me to do a Lady Bug Lens Scrunchies. I told her I had been wanting to do one too. I wanted something to help my baby focus to the camera. She also wants it for her kids clients, as she find it difficult for getting little kids to look at the camera. Sometimes she becomes a clown just to catch their attention, hehehe.

I have been searching about how to do one and I found these tutorial blogs:

And I also found some inspiration in these sites (they are really good at these!):

So here's my own version and I will be trying this on our Family Portraits this holiday. I hope this would work, hehehe.

Meet BONI, the ibon (Tagalog term for Bird)....


And yes, my next Lens Scrunchies would be a Lady Bug for my friend.

Logo Design in a Patch

See the logo before:

My logo design turned to a Patch by 
Made for U, Ayala Center, Cebu

Tuesday, 6 December 2011

Christmas Stockings

It's December , It's this time of the year again...Christmas time.

Oh how I love Christmas time!
- beautiful decors, bright lights, Christmas jingles, gift giving, yummy food, reunion and merry making -

What warms my heart every Christmas time is I see that everybody is so happy, kids and kids alike too, hehehe.  When we were still young, it was even more fun. Aside from the fact that what we all do during the holidays was just play, eat and open gifts, we do have some traditions that we do believe & practiced, even until we were almost in high school.  We believe in Santa Claus! And if we will be good boys and girls , we will receive the gift we are wishing for.

We hang our our normal socks in our balcony every Christmas eve. Then in the Christmas morning, we rushed to our socks and delighted to see our candy filled socks and underneath it is our gift from Santa Claus. What such joy that fills our hearts every Christmas morning.

How does Santa Clause knows what are we wishing for? Well, We write to him, hehehe. We tell him what we have been doing and what we want for Christmas.  

Sadly, it all ended (the hanging of the socks)  when we figured out it was not Santa Claus who was giving us gifts. It was our Papa, Mama and Aunties. How did we figure it out? We did not peek, hehehe. We just found one of our letters to Santa Claus, which they forgot to keep.

But it did not break our hearts and it did not stop us in believing that there is Santa Claus. It even made us realize that Santa Claus is within each of us. It is when we SHARE THE JOY to everyone we love during this season as we celebrate  the Birth of our Savior, Jesus Christ.

So when we had our first baby in the family, I made a special stocking for him to hang (not his socks, hehehe) and continue on with the tradition, and this time it will be us who will pretend to be Santa. 
I also made stockings for my friends's kids and the last I did was for my Zee, a very special Santa Stocking.

I got my pattern from McCall's. Step by step instructions is also include in the file. You just have to sign up for their e-newsletter, to download all their free patterns. Visit McCall's site HERE.
Why not make one for your kid too. You still have time.

For Paper and Elements - Holiday Mini Kit Freebie
by: Simply Scraps by Laura Banasiak

Happy Holiday Sewing!!!