Monday, 7 September 2009

Show and Tell Monday

110 days until Christmas, my favourite time of year and I just love to plan the festivities early. Have already made and wrapped 3 gifts ready, done the card for DH and MIL, so getting there.

This week I finally got down to making my outfit for the wedding on Saturday, kept to a tried and tested design and more so to keep it comfortable. This fabric is vintage as bought and stored in the 70's but love the blue print and felt it complimented my shoes perfectly.

This necklace was a moment waiting for DH to finish watching the cricket, have wanted a dangly style for ages so sat down and had a play.

My first attempt at a tiara, made with Swarskovski pearls and crystals, now I know what I am doing will be making some more along with some complimenting jewellery and other hair adornments.

Off to see my sister this week, she needs help with posting on ebay, also discussing ideas for the open house she is doing for me later in the year, my head is buzzing with ideas atm and want to do a lot of Christmas themes this year.

Check out the other blogs at MMP for some inspirational makes, finds and stories.


  1. Hey Caroline! I love the outfit you made! The color and fabric is gorgeous. I wish I could sew clothing. I can quilt, sew curtains etc, but clothing always looks ridiculous when I try and make it.
    The tiara is beautiful too!
    Have a wonderful week my friend!
    bunny hugs,

  2. Caroline, I have those shoes and they are sooooo comfortable! Love the tiara and can't wait to see more. They always make you feel so special!


  3. Hi Caroline,

    Wow you have a headstart on christmas! The tiara is lovely!
    Hope you have a great time visiting your sister. :)

    Pei Li

  4. Caroline

    Wow, I envy those who can sew their own clothing. I love the fabric. The tiara is gorgeous!


  5. Can’t believe its only 110 days until Christmas, what happened to this year?! Your outfit looks great! We are going to a wedding in two weeks and I have no idea what to wear…..
    The Tiara looks great , can’t wait to see your other new designs!
    Have a great week!
    ;0) Helene

  6. Caroline, your outfit for the wedding look terrific. The necklace will be a nice accent. I had to laugh about the comfy shoes. I do the same thing. Have a pair of dressy shoes that are really comfy and will go out of my way to find something to match them. Have a great time at the wedding. Hope you get some pictures, so much of your handiwork will be there!
    Patricia Rose-A Potpourri of Fabric, Fragrance and Findings

  7. Hi Caroline, I am so amazed out how wonderfully talented you are! You can do everything. :) Your outfit for the wedding is just beautiful. I love the color too. The new jewelry and tiarra are very pretty too! You are my inspiration.... I need to get prepared for the holidays now too.
    Have a great week,,, take care, gail

  8. Hi Caroline! Your dress and shoes for the wedding look so delightful and soothing. Now we need a picture of you in them for the occasion. Now, about Christmas shopping aready....I am jealous! And, you remember where you put these gifts? I would forget for sure.
    Susie~ The Polka Dot Rose

  9. Caroline, I haven't sewed clothes persay for 20 years. I don't think mine would look anything like yours. Its really pretty.I too buy Christmas gifts all year and put them up for people. I always have. It really helps the budget. My DH didn't like it when we were first married but now he incourages it. That way in Nov and Dec, I am not using all our money. I am done with one sister and almost done with the second one. yyiipppeee

  10. Hi! Caroline.. Love the outfit..and very pretty pics! Can't belive Christmas is SO close..oh! no! Thanks for stopping by too!

  11. Caroline, What a lovely color of blue. Everything looks perfect. I can't believe that you made the tiara too. Wow! As far as Christmas goes, I do it all year long. When I see the right thing, I buy it. So that by Thanksgiving, I'm all done. If I had to do it all at once, nothing would get done. I know myself! Hugs, Tedi


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