It has been a week two weeks since Aden's Octonauts party and I think I have recovered enough to post about it. Special thanks to my sister for gabbing my camera and my MIL and SIL for their cameras, as I didn't take any all day!
Aden is a massive Octonauts fan! So when he didn't go for my initial plan of a 'Monsters' Party ( too scary Mummy!) we decided on Octonauts.
I did a lot of Internet searching and looking at a lot of Pintrest posts to gather all my ideas together.
There was lots of party food including Octonaut Cupcakes.
And a Kwazii cake as requested by the birthday boy!
We also had yellow/green/blue jelly cups with turtles in them and smarties cookies. As well as regular party food and hot finger food for the adults.
We had balloons, a birthday banner and streamers.
The oldest child at the party was 4 so there was no one to show them what to do with party games, so we had lots of outside toys and I made some play dough, which all the kids had fun wit…
It seems that there are a few stashes out there that are out of control....mine included! So after a chat with some online quilting/sewing ladies I've decided to host a stash busting effort for 2013.
The aim is that you make something (and finish it WIP's don't count!) out of you stash and that the out going fabrics are more than the incoming 'must have' fabrics.
I just can't put a ban on fabric buying....what if the BEST fabric ever is released this year and I miss out! So this will hopefully keep a lid on it!
To help keep track of that fact that your stash is shrinking I'm going to suggest that your count in Fat Quarters.
Backing and binding for quilts is easy to calculate.
Quilt tops can be more difficult. You can use the pattern requirements, if you use a pattern, to help work it out, or measure what is left of the fabric yardage/FQ's that you used, or you might like to weigh your finished top and use that weight of it to guesstimate how many FQ&…
Noodlehead has lots of fabulous bag patterns with one of my favourite being the 241 Tote which I've made a few times.
One of her newest bags is the Makers Tote. This pattern was released at the end of November 2015 and I knew it would be perfect for my cross stitch.
I've been keeping my cross stitch in a 'green' shopping bag, that after being carted back and forwards a bit it was looking a little lot worse for wear. Actually is was so badly torn it couldn't carry anything any more so I was getting kinda desperate.
So with the holidays approaching and know I would have some sewing time up my sleeve, I looked for some fabric to use and of course got some feedback off my lovely sewing friends.
The lovely Rachel from Barefoot crafter is sewing along with me and she has chosen some lovely fabric too! I can't wait to see hers finished!
There are 2 sizes in the pattern and I made the bigger one.