Thursday, August 5, 2010

A bit of this, a bit of that …

My freinds Valerie and Lynn and I have been busy stitching for the Rosevale retirement village’s Christmas stall. Do you like our cute little pot holders?? July 2010 180We’ve lined them all with Insul-brite to prevent burnt fingers … and I think they turned out great!!

So when I got home I decided to make another one … I think this one will go into my box of goodies for my Early Bird Chrissie gifts – what do you think Judith?? I finally got another gift in the box :o)!!

We also made these cute little gift bags that we’ll fill with some goodies ….August 2010 032 In between all this giftie making I’ve also been working on a new design … just a couple of sneaky peeks for now.

A pretty red yo-yo flower growing out of some gawjus Aster Manor fabrics … yummm :o).August 2010 029 - CopyAny guesses on what I’ve been making????August 2010 031 - CopyI’m not the only Gum-nutter who’s been busy … pop over to Dawn’s blog and check out her new **FREE** BOM - “Frosty Flakes” …. soooo pretty :o)!Actually … it’s a Block of the Week … (does that make it a BOW???? LOL) and it’s running for 10 weeks, so hurry on over and grab your first pattern :o)!!

17 comments:

Sandy said...

Cute little potholders...everyone can always use those!!

KaHolly said...

The potholders and the bags are sweet! Judith will be proud of you for adding another gift toyour Christmas box!! ~karen

Maria said...

Love your cute potholders and sweet wee bags. So nice of you ladies to make things for the stall.
Great idea for the EBCC too.
I think it is a bag.

Dawn said...

busy busy girls... lovely pot holders... and love your sneak peak dearest Joy... oh in Astor Manor.. yummo... and yeah a BOW.. he he.. love it!
Hugs Dawn x x x

Love Bears All Things said...

I've been thinking about making some of those...Did you have a pattern or instructions?
Mama Bear

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Very nice pot holder Joy and the bags are also very cute....and what are you up to??

Allie said...

The pot holders are really darling - good for you on using Insul-Brite! Love the little gift bags too. And your sneak peek - yum - could it be a make-up bag?

Jenny of Elefantz said...

What a generous soul you are sweet Joy!!!
Love the sneak peek...hmmmm..what can it be????
I'm calling Dawnie's BOW a 'Bow WOW!' :-) It's just gawjus!!

Maree: said...

You Girl's have been very busy...the pot holders & bags look Great...
cheers

Sheila said...

Really sweet potholders and gift bags too . I can't even guess what you are designing but I am sure it will be wonderful ,the fabrics are yummy as you said.

Wendy B said...

mmmmmmm....Aster Manor....Joy, you sure know how to get my attention!!!! .....and red to boot!!! I look just like Homer Simpson looking at a pile of donuts at the moment!!!!LOL
Not sure what you're up to...will have to wait and see!
Wish I could get down to your stall....looks like there'll be heaps of lovely gear there!
big warm sugary hugs lovely!!
XOXOXOXO Wendy :O)

Micki said...

I love the potholders, and you have been really busy!
Micki

Jude said...

I like the pot holders and could use some new ones here. Trying to work out what you are making and having some trouble, is that a zipper down the centre? Now i have no idea so will have to wait until you finish it.

Judith Tetley said...

oh I am impressed sweetheart...a nice early start to your August Early Bird Gifts.
Hugs..Judith
http://creativestudio10.blogspot.com

Aunty said...

The potholders are so cute. They should be a hit at the sall.

BubzRugz said...

The potholders are great - I was pleased to find Insulbrite the other day as I hadn't seen it around for ages..... I need to use it now!! Hugz
Fiona

Terri said...

I like those pot holders and the gift bags. Someone is going to be tickled pink.
The sneak peek is of course got me wondering what you have dreamed up now.....can't wait!
hugs, Terri