Yes the table is full to capacity with free post, work notebooks, last weekend’s papers and the odd coat is strewn across the chair. But to hell with all that, I’ve started a wreath!
Granted it needs loads more greenery, is very clueless looking and I don’t really know ( actually I have no. Luke at all) what I’m doing, it’s given me little butterflies just making it. Everything except the little red berries and cinnamon sticks are from the hedgerows. And the smell, oh the smell.
Christmas is upon us.
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Happy Pajamas Sew Along Day 2! Today is my least favorite part of any sewing project, but it feels so good once it is done!
✂️ Prep your pattern. For me this always involves taking measurements for everyone I am sewing for to choose a size (or sizes, because my girls never seem to fit in a straight size and I have to combine), think about any adjustments you will make (adding length for my husband and I because we are tall), and then get printing, taping, tracing and cutting. ✂️ Share pictures here (tagging me and using #mmfpjalong
) or in the Facebook group (link to join is in my profile). Every picture shared is an entry for that $25 shop credit, plus it gives us a chance to share in your excitement and cheer you on!
The PJ Sew Along starts today!!! 🎉🎉🎉
And I am starting us off easy on this Monday morning, because I know it’s such a busy time and we could all use an easy start!
✂️ Today’s task: Prewash fabric and choose your pattern (just choose it! Easy!)
✂️ Share pictures with us of your fabric or pattern choice here on Instagram tagging me and using #MMFPJalong
and in the Facebook group (the link is in my profile if you aren’t in there with us yet 😉). Every picture shared is an entry to win a $25 MMF shop credit!
Can’t wait to see your choices!
(I swear I didn’t forget this started today 😬😂 #thatsalie #ididforget
15 days. Perfect timing to come up with your best idea that you just have to make happen (even if that best idea is a killer dress for yourself). I am shipping out all orders within one business day between now and the 19th because I am here for you and your wild, best plans!⠀
Click the link in my profile to order now to give yourself as much time as possible!
Come join us for 3 1/2 days of community, adventure, creativity and really good food! ⠀
Make time for just a few days to really take care of yourself, doing what you love and letting me handle all the details and boring bits, and go back home refreshed, at peace and ready to live your best life and be your best self for the end of the school year and summer vacation! ⠀
Click the link in my profile to read all the details. There is now a payment plan option and you can still get early bird pricing through the end of the year. Please get in touch if you have any questions!
T H R O W B A C K // My mother (her name is Moonbeam) gave birth to me 31 years ago this January. I was her second baby, and a week ago I had my first baby (her first grandchild). It's a good excuse to get sentimental. Yesterday she sent me these old photos. It's funny, Henry was born two weeks early but was the same length and had the same head circumference at birth as I did. He's a bit skinnier though. 😛 #likemommylikebaby
❌ Sian’s first time getting her makeup done for her 18th Birthday ❌ A gold cut crease, winged liner and false lashes paired with bronzed skin and a nude lip. So glad you loved it 💕
G I F T IT // Are you making any #handmade
gifts this year? How about a felt dolly with a removable tail for the #littlemermaid
in your life? I made these little dollies with felt, embroidery thread, yarn, and polyfill, using the basic stitches (running, back, blanket) -- a relatively simple sew with sweet results! Very careful machine sewists might also be able to make a similar doll on the machine (although I'd recommend a resizing to a larger doll for easier sewing). Interested in a free pattern and tutorial? Leave me a comment with your thoughts! #madewithlove #makersmovement #sewingteacher #sandiegocreatives #girlboss #mompreneur #millenialmaker
I am going to need some sort of new system for these incredible new sustainable fabrics (bamboo/organic cotton French terry, slub knit And rib knit 🤩😍🤩). These rolls are HUGE!⠀
Check out the story highlight titled “sustainable” to watch me unbox and talk about all these beauties and head over to the Facebook group at the link in my profile to preorder any of them now before I get them up in the shop.
OMG Mary Fitzgerald still knocking out nativity scenes from toilet roll inserts. Tot ally regressing and fangirling. #makeAndDo
All the new, organic, perfect for Christmas sewing (and no it’s not too late), knits and double gauzes from Birch Fabrics are up in the shop now! (And already there are only 5 yards of this Merryweather floral knit available 😉).
Tap the picture for a link to this beauty and to easily find the other knit, or go to the link in my profile to check out the double gauzes!
(Or if those don’t work you can always type bit.ly/MMFjersey or bit.ly/MMFdoublegauze into your browser to find them as well).
💕 Hair and makeup on the gorgeous Jess 💕 soft romantic eyes to make them pop, paired with Rosey cheeks and pink lips. with her hair braided and curled to the side. Hair colour also by Me.
It’s beginning to feel a lot like Christmas! I just got back from a lovely evening of mulled wine, mince pies and wreath-making with 40 ish ladies at my children’s school! (A PTA fundraiser.) There were Christmas tunes playing in the background and lots of foliage like fir tree twigs, sprigs of rosemary, branches of holly, bay leaves, ivy and others leafy branches to pick off bits from, along with an array of ribbons, decorations, dried slices of orange, cinnamon bark sticks, gold pine cones and more, to choose from. I’ve never done it before so it was mainly a case of make it up as you go along, but it was such fun! As you can see I hung it on the front wall of my house and took this pic in the dark hehe.It’ May look better in the dark than in the day 😆#smileyday #wreathmaking #christmasiscoming
🎄 #mumlife #trysomethingnew #mumtographer #mulledwinetime #mincepietime #schoolmum #mumlife #funevening #mumsnightout #diywreath #christmaswreath #dosomethingforyou #dosomethingforyourself #selfcare #getcreative #makeanddo #abitofthisandthat #surreymum #creatives #risingtidesociety
If you’re into crochet or would like to learn, head over to my Hook Crochet channel on YouTube where I’m uploading lots of crochet tutorials for all crochet levels. .
In todays tutorial, you’ll learn how to crochet these lacey snowflakes which you can turn into festive earrings. .
Despite how much we all felt seen by yesterday’s post, I still truly believe there is lots of food making time left before Christmas. If there is a baby you love on your list, I have a whole blog post just for you, full of inspiration for hand sewn gifts for babies and I think you will want to sew them all.⠀
Go to the link in my profile see all of the super cutie-est ideas.
✖️Hair and Makeup on Emma for a wedding✖️ Long soft waves paired with a gold smoked out eye and a winged liner with fresh skin. Hair colour also by me.