Friday, 20 February 2009

some more creativity...

So, what do you get for an 8 year old girl who has invited your daughter to her birthday party?

I thought I'd make her a quilt for her doll, especially since Briahna LOVES all her's, so I made one or two (or four!). I got a little carried away with how fun they are to make.

And then, when Briahna came home from school and told me Holly doesn't like dolls - I had to think of something else to make her. Needless to say, some of these doll quilts will be up in my etsy store in the next couple of days!!! I decided to try making one of chickpea's everything pocket bag's. I've been wanting to make one for ages!!!

A little chickpea sewing studio

Filled up with coloured pencils, I think it makes a great gift. What do you think?

I'm trying really hard to be thrifty and wise with our money lately, and so handmade gifts are my choice to make a better world. :)

No Spend Challenge...
I have a confession to make. I feel a little like Rebecca in Confessions of a Shopaholic, but at least my spending didn't go on the credit card!

I was naughty yesterday and went to Spotlight after they enticed me in with a spend $100, get $40 off voucher. I couldn't resist the temptation and bought lots of fabric, some embroidery threads, and some more neat bees wax crayons for crayon wraps! I managed to get the quilting fabric for Hope's 13th birthday quilt for under $30 for the top, and it's great! :D So, whilst I did fall over on my no spend challenge see sidebar it was all for a good cause!


Christy said...

Your doll quilt is super cute! I love it!

PaisleyJade said...

Just love the dolls quilts... you are super fast at whipping those out! And I did find it hard not to resist the Spotlight 40% voucher that arrived in my mailbox too... fully understand!

Jodz said...

I love everything you have made. I know what you mean about trying to be more frugal. I have been trying to find blogs that have some Easter gift ideas for my kiddos.

CurlyPops said...

I'm trying to go handmade and use the stash at the moment too. I hate it when they email me things like that voucher... I haven't been tempted yet, but there's still the weekend to deal with!

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