Thursday, September 30, 2010

One per Month - September

Well week one of the school holidays is almost over.  It has been jam packed so far with play dates at the park, best friends coming to our house for a play and today at Playgroup we had a visit from the Fire Brigade!!

Each month this year I have selected a different craft book from my bookshelf and made a project from the book. 
I have found this to be a sometimes challenging (as in getting around to making something within a set time frame) but always rewarding task. 

I'm sure we all love pouring over and being inspired by the gorgeous projects contained within the wonderful craft books we all accumulate.  But actually following through and producing a diverse range of beautiful, handmade items has been great!  And I have to say that I am really proud of myself for sticking with the challenge thus far. 

This month I chose a fantastic book called Sewing for Children by Emma Hardy.  I delibrately saved this book for a month which contained school holidays because as the title implies, this book contains 35 projects which are easy enough for children to tackle.  But not only are the projects quite simple they are also really lovely projects which adult crafters would enjoy making themselves.

The girls and I chose to make the Flower Hair Ties.  Miss A (aged 6) managed to make most of hers by herself with only a little help from me.  Miss B (aged 4) needed a little more help, but really enjoyed the process and has proudly been wearing hers every day and happily telling anyone who will listen that she made it herself!

I have half a dozen more cut out and ready to be stitched together - I can see these being great little christmas gifts for Miss A's school friends! 

I'm also itching to make afew of the hair barrettes too to go with the hair ties.  There are so many projects in this book that I can't wait to share with my girls and the beauty is there is a great range of simple projects and those that are a little more challenging for older kids.  So this book will give them and me years of pleasure.  

So eight months down, only three months to go!

I'm going away for a little family holiday tommorrow, but before I go I wanted to share something with you that I am so excited about!

Back in June last year I started on a couple of quilts for my girls.
I was greatly inspired by this quilt and rushed in without too much planning or thought. 
I floundered for quite a while, lost direction, changed direction and finally, after 15 months, came up with these.

More on these quilts to come next week!

Don't forget to check out and enter my giveaway while I'm gone.

For those of you lucky enough to have it, enjoy the long weekend and keep safe!

1 comment:

  1. I'm so impressed that you have been able to stick to the challenge. I only managed to make 2 things despite my good intentions! Maybe next year? With a new baby due in Feb that's pretty unlikely but you never know :-)
    Those hair ties are fantastic. I must give that a go with my girls. I am sure they'd love it.


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