Monday, December 14, 2009

So Sew

New Zealander Sandra Kaminski has long been one of my favourite Stylists & unlike hopeless me, Sandra can really sew. For those of you who I know are blessed with the sewing & crafting gene, here's some Festive lovelies for you to whip up this week in all your spare time!

Little white place-setting favour boxes that have been decorated with red sticky dots & gorgeous Christmas ribbon.

Lavender sachets made from the prettiest of fabrics, piped around the edges & tied together with matching ribbon. A little sprig of cedar completes the picture.

A small galvanised bucket lined with linen & trimmed with ribbon & then filled with games & treats. They can be used as place-settings or as a treat to keep the children occupied while they are sitting at the Christmas table.

Quilted fabric bottle bags complete with binding along the seams. Add some cute ribbon to tie on candy cane or cedar sprigs to complete the look.

A little stocking whizzed up on the sewing machine & then attached to thick card stock with a hot glue gun. Tuck in a little sprig of cedar for an extra Festive touch. These would also make wonderful party invitations.


26 comments:

  1. These are lovely. The red is a bit overwhelming at this time of year but these are nice and low key. I am getting proper sewing machine for Xmas (if Father Christmas doesn't Mess Up the Order)and am planning to spend happy January sewing away. xoxo

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  2. Perfect, to smallest detail.
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  3. Hi Millie...what lovely pieces you have there!!! Those lavender sachets are just gorgeous...the galvanized bucket is perfect as are those quilted fabric bottle bags...Doubt if I'll get to whip them up though ha ha...Have a lovely week...hope you are starting to feel better...Dzintra♥x

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  4. I love all of that festive red and white. I have traded in my sewing machine for tiny paint brushes... I think some family members are quite relieved by this...

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  5. They are all so pretty. I would want several of each. I will have to get busy at my sewing machine.
    Debbie

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  6. Hi Millie,

    All these Christmas pieces are just beautiful ~ I love red and white.
    I made a little burlap stocking that I have filled with some little toys.

    Have a wonderful week
    Hugs
    Carolyn

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  7. love love love... so happy and cheerful... happy christmas sweet millie... x pam

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  8. LOVE the stockings ... especially the polka dot one.

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  9. What inspiration, shame I'm crafting/sewing impaired. I love looking at what others just whip up though.
    xxx

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  10. Hi Millie
    I just love red & white gingham and xmas is a good excuse to change ones decorating sensibilities! .. If only I had the patience!

    Have a great week xx Julie

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  11. If only it were that easy, I cannot sew either :-(

    Love the photos.

    Leeann x

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  12. Oh...that card with the tiny stocking is just precious!

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  13. These look beautifully made and the red looks fresh too, often I think red at xmas a wee bit too predictable, but these are lovely.

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  14. These look beautifully made and styled. Red can be a wee bit predictable for xmas, but these look so fresh, really lovely.

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  15. Hello Millie...those are lovely, i have a book by this lady i wonder are the piccies in there, havent looked at it for ages so must dig it out. Hope all is well, i dont get to visit as much as i used to but enjoy so much when i do...Mel xxx

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  16. Gorgeous, Millie! Just like you to be tasteful, yet not twee, at this time of year. Meredy xo.
    p.s. how did you pull up after Saturday night?

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  17. Oh Mill's, I think that I'm about as good at sewing as you are!! I inherited a sewing machine once and it blew up on me !!
    Love the stockings and the little zinc bucket, full of goodies and the lavender sachets...... and, thank goodness, they can be bought and I don't need to try and make them.
    Oh yes, as Count It All Joy said, how was the office party? I hope that you didn't sit on the photocopier !! XXXX

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  18. I am in love with those Christmas Stockings...
    Lou
    xx

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  19. They are gorgeous ideas! Super festive... fresh white and red are such a winner, I must start some new projects, hmmm where to start!
    :)

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  20. These are great ideas and I actually have sachets on my project list fore this week. Thanks for the lovely inspiration!

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  21. Wow, so adorable. I would love to receive something like this as a gift!

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  22. I always admire sewn pieces the most but that is because I am sooooo in awe as I neither, can not sew. I spent 3 hours hand sewing some material around the waist part of a t-shirt for my daughter's preschool costume (everyone had to wear the same thing and it was provided by the school). I received a phone call from a friend less than half an hour after I left her saying it had fallen apart and they'd had to staple it togther. Now they ask me to paint the theatre sets ;-)

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  23. Absolutely gorgeous Millie...how I wish I could sew and create such pretty things :)

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  24. oh if only I could without getting glue in my hair. these are so pretty and dainty!

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  25. Oh I love those stockings, especially! Have been on the look for the "perfect pair" and these are great! Alas, to be able to sew...

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And none will hear the postman's knock
Without a quickening of the heart.
For who can bear to feel himself forgotten?
~W.H. Auden

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