Monday, November 23, 2009 promised!

Well the Novemeber 23 is here and as promised a new Competiton! With the Xmas season approaching I thought I would make it Xmas themed........

Prize Package
Size 2 or Size 4 Xmas Dress
Asymmetrical Poncho
.......and a few more goodies that I find!
Ok so now that you know the goodies up for grabs, here is what I want you to do..... All you need to do is to tell me what you like about Xmas, by putting a comment under this blog...........!
All Entries need to be in by the 4th of December (NZT)

Monday, November 16, 2009

Making Xmas Pressies.......

This year to save some money I have been making presents for family, as well as hunting out those fantastic bargains! So far I have made magnets for hanging up art pictures and hair ties.....I'll also look at making necklaces, bracelets and brooches as well! Many of theses have proved to be so simple to make and cost effective too that I'm going to put them forward as fundraising ideas for the school Gala Day next year........ or I"ll sell them myself on the day.

I've often made xmas presents for my nieces, putting together braclets and necklaces are easy to do, but I have also made them skirts, headbands and of course shrugs..... my nephews in the past have been a little bit more awkward, but I have a few ideas this year, just got too see if it works first!

What do you make for xmas?

Thursday, November 12, 2009

6 weeks till xmas......(insert screaming)

Its only 6 weeks till xmas everyone informs, and I'm so not ready for it. Its not that I've got heaps of shopping to do still (which I do), its more that I'm not ready for 2010 to come yet! 2010 means my sone will be turning 10 and in his last year at primary school which means that its only two more years and he'll be at High School, so not ready for it, its bad enough that at 9.5 he's almost as tall as me and no doubt at some point next year he will be as tall as if not taller than me.......oh well at least he's easy to buy presents for, books, books, science stuff, books, geeky stuff and yet more books lol.

My 7 yr old will be Yr 3 next year and will be make or break time for her acedemically as the jump from junior school to middle school is hard enough most kids but when you've got an intellectual disability it makes things so much harder, not that you will hear her complain she has lots of freinds so she doesn't worry about anything else! She is also very easy to buy for...... funky t-shirts and anything to do with horses and she is happy!

My 5 yr old well she is proving harder to buy for this year....... so I'll need to really get my thinking cap on, what do you get a fashion diva, brainiac and all round drama queen (ok she's no worse than many 5yr olds but still!!) oh and has to be cheap cheap! So far I've got cheap bracelets and hair ties......and she has plenty of dressup stuff....... must keep thinking!!

Due to changes in facebooks guidelines to do with the running of competitions, I will no longer run my competitions directly from my facebook page but instead will run them through my blog both directly from blogger and from the NetworkedBlogs app through facebook (for those who don't want to sign up to blogger!
Next competition will be on the 23 Novemeber (NZT)
Details to come!!
For those who have entered the Great Fashion Hunt
Little Kiwis Nest's day is the 24th November!

Monday, November 9, 2009

Reindeer and Elves

Well thats what my girls are in the junior school production, one is an elf and one is a reindeer and lucky me gets to organise their costumes.......thankfully though its nothing complicated just pants and t-shirts just not the colours the have in their drawers so now I am trying to find how much brown coloured material I have hidden in my stash to make them out of! Of course thay are getting very excited about it all, wandering around the house singing all the songs until the rest of us go a bit batty.......oh well only 2 weeks till the first performance.

Xmas will be soon be upon us and I have got lots of xmas dress's already cut out waiting to be made, in the hope that people might want to feel a bit more xmas spirit this year...... and what is more cute than kids running around on xmas day in xmas themed outfits! I was even thinking about making a few pairs of shorts with some of the left over pieces as well and if I get time maybe even a waistcoat or two!
Next competiton will begin on the 23 November so stay tuned for more details!

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Busy Busy Busy!

Term 4 has well and truley started at school and as expected its turning out to be very busy and thats just with school stuff! My eldest has got School Camp and the girls have got the Junior School Production to get ready for (and I'm getting tired of the songs already! lol). On top of this our Fundraising Committee is preparing for the end of year Xmas in the Park - school celebration and also the planning of the School Gala Day which is set to be the March 6 2010. So I'm now up to 2 meetings a week. Not that I complain too much I dio enjoy it, our group is very sociable and we have a good giggle while we are doing it all!

On the Business front I have been busy making birthday presents, some new knitted items including bolero type shrugs and vests - which just need to be sewn up and photographed, and also I have been making another gift as Fairy Godmother -this time for my sons Teacher Aide. In addition to this I have also been listing Xmas Dress' for sale, so far in size 4 and size 1 with many more waiting to get to the sewing machine. I have also been doing a custom order for a friend for a NB and a size 3 xmas dress which are almost completed!

I am not doing any competitions this month, but are offering Custom Ordered Xmas Dress'/Waistcoats etc for Facebook Fans Only and I'm happy to post get in quick as I only have a limited supply of fabric at the moment (though I don't mind an excuse to visit spotlight to find more!!)


If anyone local to Mt Maunganui would be interested in having a stall or contributing to our Gala Day in another way please feel free to contact me. At this stage I'm just after interest so that I can put it forward as an Idea at the meeting next Wed. Our school has a very big junior school and many of these kids are the eldest in the family rather than the youngest, plus we seem to be having a bit of a baby boom too!