festive making and gifting

It's been a while since I've sewn a gift. I'm outta practice. These are a gift for a work colleague. She's a mean cook and loves read, so it was a given she's going to receive monkey mitts.

Monkey-oven-mitts-blog

This? This is a little peek at my Christmas food packaging this year. I love the button, it's made using a Martha Stewart punch, LOVE her punches.

Christmas-packaging-blog

Hi! *waves*

Well I fell off the face of the blog world! No major reason. Just too busy with newish job and gym and house and….well you get it. Life in general.

So I'm gonna try to post for the 5 days leading up to the 25th. I might not have a lotta words so pictures will have to suffice.

This is our wreath this year. I totally stole the idea from one I saw on etsy for sale. Super easy and quick. Grab yourself a styrofoam wreath and some bakers twine and get wrapping, then decorate with mushrooms (from Spotlight for my Aussies), buttons, velvet ribbon and a vintage buckle and bob's your uncle.

Twine-wreath-blog

Also, any of you see the Japanese Tana Lawn at Spotlight?!?! $14.99 a metre.