Wednesday, 31 January 2018

A belated Happy New Year ~ WOYWW#452

Here we are almost into February and I haven't blogged in nearly 2 months! I was so ill in December, resulting in me having to play catch up in the last few days before Christmas to actually make the big day happen. I'd caught the dreaded flu that's been quite an epidemic here.

Thankfully my craft room was finished so I could make use of my sewing machine. I was able to make three cute Owl cushions for various members of my family. It was lovely to have the room to use my sewing machine - the pink owl is mine. Bought to sit in my room and keep me company 😉

The owl cushions are remote control holders. The wings are pockets and I've created pockets in the waistband area too.

My 3 yr old granddaughter loved the one I made for her house so much, she claimed it as hers and it sleeps on her bed!

Next was a wallet to hold a gift card for my son. He thought it was real until I pointed out it was made of card 

Then it was time to make the night scene box frames. 

I actually still have one of these to do. I was running out of time by now so opted to work on my sister's box frame after Christmas as I'm not seeing her until sometime in February. As it's February tomorrow I had better make hers this weekend.

 Finally I made up all my treat bags as I do every year. The adult ones had vellum stamped with wintry scenes laid over pink or blue cardstock. The Little ones had cute Christmas tags attached to theirs

So what's on my workdesk today?
Absolutely nothing! .... I had a tidy up yesterday .... however ....

..... I can't say the same for my sewing table! Still sorting through some things!!

Love, Peace & Happiness
Karen xx


  1. Well it’s lovely to see you, i’m So sorry you’ve been so poorly, glad you’re emerging. It sure has been a nasty dose, and as you say, an epidemic really. Nice to have a sewing desk separate from the paper stuff desk, and I like that one is really tidy and one isn’t so much, it’s entirely natural if you ask me! Your Christmas gifts were gorgeous Karen, you worked really hard!

  2. Evening Karen. I love those owl cushions and fully understand why your grand daughter claimed theirs as her own! As for those night scenes - oh wow - they are stunning. However did you make them?
    Trust you are now fully recovered from the flu!
    Take care. God bless.
    Margaret #1

  3. Hi Karen, you did well to get so mum done being ill with the flu, hope you're much better now. Have a lovely woyww and happy crafty week, Angela xXx

  4. I love the treat bags - are these for Christmas Dinner? My MIL always put a bag of goodies on our chairs at all events such as Christmas, Easter, Thanksgiving, even someone else's birthday! Glad to see you back, I think many of us had the flu over Christmas (me included!). Thanks for your visit to my "Alladin's Cave" (love it!), have a great week! Lindart #34

  5. oh my gosh those owls are wonderful, well its all wonderful!! That desk is very tidy and the sewing table looks perfect!!

  6. Hi Karen, some gorgeous items here. Really love the owl idea for remotes! Fab projects. Have a lovely week, Hugs, Shaz #6 XxX

  7. Hi Karen, glad you're feeling better again. What a fabulous array of personal and unique gifts. I'm sure they were all really appreciated. Have a good week. Sarah #12

  8. Love the pink owl, definitely keeping you company there. Love the pink curtains too. Seems I have a pink thing at the moment LOL. Thanks for the visit BJ#19

  9. Hi Karen, sorry you were poorly but so glad you’re over it now!!!
    A mercy indeedy, and yes the flu was virulent here last winter too, thought they’d get the vaccine sorted for the northern winter though!
    Wow ... what an amazing array of creativity... love them all. The lighted ones are stunning, And the cushions so cute, love owls, thinks yours is gorgeous on your desk too!
    Thanks for sharing and for popping over too!
    Shaz in Oz.x

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