Day 12 of 12 Days of Christmas Crafts

Happy Christmas Eve!!

And with that comes the very last day of 12 Days of Christmas Crafts!

(There’s mixed emotions floating around here…)

Like I said yesterday, this craft is the simplest of the lot and will literally take you 5 minutes or so to complete! (Go on, give it a go right now!)

So with that said and all videos uploaded, I would like to take this moment to wish you all a very Happy Christmas (and prosperous New Year!) and to also give my deepest thanks and appreciation for all the support and lovely, kind words you’ve all sent to me over the past year!

It truly does mean a lot!

Happy Sewing Friends!! xx


Day 11 of 12 Days of Christmas Crafts


It’s Day 11 already! And in 2 days time it’ll be Christmas!

Todays festive project is what I made and gave to some very special friends of mine.

I filled each bag with a bottle of some organically produced Shiraz (I bought it because the label looked pretty!) and hung a little Hessian Bird Tree Ornament from the neck of the bottles.

The final product will be in my Handmade Christmas Low-Down blog post that I’ll write and publish after Christmas!


So tomorrow comes with the last Christmas Craft episode of this little series!

I can’t wait to share it with you – it’s one of the most simplest projects yet!

Until then…

Happy Sewing Friends!! xx

Day 10 of 12 Days of Christmas Crafts

Day 10 is here!!

Holy-Moly, can you believe it’s only 3 more days until Christmas?! Oh my!

Surprising, I’m pretty much ready for the big day. I have a few cooking chores to do over the next few days but apart from that, I say ‘bring on the big day!’

If you’re still stuck on what to get that special someone aaannnddd you’ve got a knack for sewing up some quick seams, stay tuned for tomorrow’s Christmas Craft…it involves a bottle wine!

Happy Sewing Friends! xx

Day 9 of 12 Days of Christmas Crafts

On this awfully hot and humid summer’s day in Sydney Australia, I present to you Day 9 of 12 Days of Christmas Crafts!

I think this is such a fun and creative activity to do with kids.

Together you can go hunting for sticks and twigs in the backyard, then sort through them and finally make some really awesome down-to-earth tree hanging-thingys.

A word of warning, if you are thinking of doing this with your kids, perhaps use PVA or strong Craft Glue instead of Hot Glue – just to save little fingers from getting burnt! However it does mean the trees will take longer to dry…

So have fun, go crazy, be creative!!


Tomorrow is not only predicted to be another heatwave-of-a-day (40C+, YEESH!), but it’s also my nephew Noah’s 2nd birthday aaaannnnddd I’ll have Day 10 (!!) uploaded promptly in the morning!

Get out your tub of scrap fabrics cos this is a fun one!

Happy Seasonal Sewing Friends! xx


Day 8 of 12 Days of Christmas Crafts

Happy Day 8 of 12 Days of Christmas Crafts!!

I simply can not believe there are only 5 DAYS until Christmas! (Yeesh, this year has just flown by!)

Today’s craft has been specially made and modelled by my darling dog Lucy!

Lucy’s simple patience while I filmed her shocked me a wee bit, as she’s usually quite camera shy and tends to either look down or walk away! (Boo!)

See here as an example…

Me & my Lucy!
Me & my Lucy!

But this day she just sat there and let me do my thing! (Thanks Lucy-Juicey!)


Day 9 is all about recycling/upcycling/reclaiming fallen sticks and twigs and making them into something very creative!

Get you’re Hot Glue Guns ready!!

Happy Festive Crafting/Sewing Friends!! xx

Day 7 of 12 Days of Christmas Crafts

Deck the halls with boughs of plastic tinsel! Fa-la-la-la-la La-la-la-la!

Day 7 is upon us! And I only realised this morning that we’re already half way through this little series! (Time flies when you’re having fun!)

Donning my honesty hat, I must admit the only thing I didn’t like about this tinsel wreath is that it was messy to make!

I had bits of tinsel everywhere allover my sewing room and little specks of red glitter from the ribbon in some of the most awkward of body places!

But apart from that, it was a hoot to make and it now hangs in place at my front door!

Tomorrow, my beautiful dog Lucy takes centre stage, modelling a sweet canine/feline project for Day 8 of Christmas Crafts!

Until then…

Happy Festive Sewing Friends!! xx

Day 6 of 12 Days of Christmas Crafts

Get out your cookie cutters, Christmas paper and scissors and join me in making this speedy 3D Paper Star Garland!

I love how effective this simple little project turned out! I have mine hanging joyfully on my bedroom door!

Coming your way tomorrow on Day 7, I’ll show you the how-to to making a very speedy, very simple door wreath!

Happy Sewing Friends!! xx

Day 5 of 12 Days of Christmas Crafts

‘O, Christmas Tree! O, Christmas Tree! How lovely are your branches…’

Looking for an easy little project to do with the kids over Christmas? Well look no further!

This has to be one of the most sweetest, quickest and easiest festive crafts to get stuck into!

If you don’t like the whole photo frame idea, leave the photo step out and hang it up as is!

It’ll still look really Christmassy on the tree!

Day 6 is coming your way tomorrow – another super-dooper quick and easy project! Whoo!

Happy Festive Sewing Friends! xx

Day 4 of 12 Days of Christmas Crafts

Ohh, this is one of my favourite Handmade Christmas items I’ve made this year…

Although it may look a little complicated to make (I didn’t make it seem easy by rushing through each step in the video! My bad!), I found myself on to making the next lil’ stocking with 10 minutes or so! Once I found my groove I was off producing, like a little factory!

Give making one a go by printing out my dodgy amateur pattern from my Flickr page.

I made each one a little more personal by free-hand embroidering each name onto the cuff. (A lovely little touch if may say so myself!)

See you tomorrow for Day 5! (You’ll be humming ‘O, Christmas Tree’ all day long!)

Happy Seasonal Sewing Friends!! xx

Day 2 of 12 Days of Christmas Crafts

Today’s little craft is a sweet little Hessian Bird Tree Ornament, the very same that I recently demonstrated at a Christmas Craft Night at my local Spotlight.

I forgot to mention yesterday, that the supply lists and instructions for each project will be in the description box of every video.

I hope that having them there will help you in making your own crafts at home!

Happy Festive Sewing Friends! xx