Thursday, 18 December 2008

It's my birthday and I'll make bread if I want to!

Guess what the birthday fairy bought me? Yup a bread-maker YIPEE.
Trouble is the manual is all in Japanese so I have NO idea how to use it Boo.
If anyone out there has a good bread recipe they would like to share I would love to try it out.

If you are expecting a gift from me, STOP reading NOW.

I have been trying to make most of our presents this year, I'll never manage completely handmade because I always buy books and there is always someone who I can never think of a gift to make for. This is my list so far

Things I have already made...
doll quilt and pillow x2
glasses case
earrings (using drawings by Ebi-kun)
funky teabags (OK, I didn't make the teabags just made new dangly labels)
bookmarks x3
calendars x 4
kitchen aprons x3 same design but all different, see pic below.
key fob
brooches x2

one  of the 3 aprons
buzzy bee detail

Things that are cut out and ready to sew...
surgeons scrubs outfit for Ebi-kun
felt playmats, made one, got another to do
book covers
Waldorf style doll
PJ bag x2
stockings - not even cut out yet!
Also have some marble run pieces to make, once a certain someone is in bed.

and things I bought, an I-Pod touch for hub, clever as I might be, I wasn't able to knock one of these up! It is actually a joint birthday and Christmas pressie. I will be making a cover for it though.
Various books, a couple of handmade necklaces from ETSY, a wooden puzzle, make your own metal beetle kit, make your own pencils kit, pair of trousers and the wooden cities from Muji. Not too bad really. 

I also made a big effort to use things out of my stash where possible, I did buy specific fabric for the chefs apron and blanket but apart from that it was stash fabric. I am hoping to get a sewing session in over the weekend, hub usually takes Ebi-kun to the play centre for a couple of hours.
The good thing about doing the handmade goods is that I haven't had to drag Ebi-kun round the shops in a mad panic to buy presents, it has taken more time to make everything, the cook book took MUCH longer that I expected to spend on it but worth every minute!

Right, I better get a wriggle on, we are going to the new BIG shopping mall today with a friend, it has an opening sale on with 80% off the fabrics, ohhh dear.....

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