Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Today's Stuff.

 Today I fixed up Santa. This Santa belongs to my niece but he was not child friendly. He was packed with those really tiny lighter than air polystyrene pellets, Those have gone to a new home, no kids and no pets. He has now been re stuffed with fiberfill. He needed a belt so using materials I had on hand he now has one. (Just cardboard and a scrap of black fabric band for the moment). All ready to go for when my niece pops in.
 I had a lovely phone call today, Melody was in my area, she has been visiting friends and had some fabric for me for the Dress A Girl Around The World and some would be great for Aussie Hero Laundry bags and blocks too. Thank you Melody, Just lovely.
She also gave me a Christmas gift too, Just delicious. Check out Melody's blog, http://thehouseonthesideofthehill.blogspot.com.au/  Just delightful.
I spent the day yesterday making bias binding, I almost forgot to take a picture before I used it all, on  dresses today. The lovely thing about making your own bias binding is your colour range is unlimited and the results are nice and soft.


 I have been busy the last few days since I last posted making more dresses. This last lot make the total to 28 dresses, I have another 3 cut out ready to sew.
Yesterday I spent the whole day making metres and metres of bias binding.
Once the dresses have been made they are all put into this wooden box that I picked up from the Reject shop for $10, (normally it would have been $50, but the hinges were broken. I had a couple at home, (one good thing about hording stuff!) and it is all fixed. The dresses will be picked up in the middle of the year to go to the Philippines.