Wednesday, December 12, 2007

And now for the adults

I've got a few adults to make presents for, too. But I've got an idea drought when it comes to the men (and the boys), so I've succumbed to bending the pledge by getting some books.


I don't think anything handmade would somehow be appreciated unless its mechanical, if you get what I mean.


Anyhow, this set of coasters came together very nicely. It's currently earmarked for an auntie, but it may still end up with someone else.


I'm actually debating.....to keep or not to keep! Nah! I'll give it away.


And here's the other bonkey....for another little boy.


And that's it for the softies rampage....at least for this year. I really need to get cracking on the rest of the presents.


Also, the ole blog may also be going for a wee nap over the next week or so. This holiday madness is driving me nuts, so we're taking off for a few days to the Hunter Valley to addle my brain a bit. To practice for the actual imbibing (inebriating) on christmas.

And now someone needs to wake-up from her nap. Those three hour zzzz's are still going strong. Woohoo!

Cheerio!

24 comments:

Anonymous said...

Why are you always making so many great goodies??? I'm always drooling over your handmade items!!! I'm going crazy, haha!! ^o^ (li li)

de vliegende koe said...

I love your coasters! Great idea to combine embroidered linen with design fabrics! Enjoy your time off blogging in the Valey! I should do the same for the rest of the week. Too much work and crazyness with broken computers and nothing crafty been done here. So.. see you later!

leslie said...

the coasters are beautiful.
give them away. for sure. but make some for yourself after the holidays.
enjoy your trip away. you definitely deserve it.

leslie
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Biscuitbear said...

The coasters are so beautiful! Love the redwork. Lucky aunt! If I were her I'd never put a glass on them!

christine said...

Those coasters are incredible! The embroidery is absolutely to-die-for... did you do it by hand or machine? Either way, brilliant.

Cathy said...

love your coasters - they are so lovely and I am sure your aunt will love them.

Have a nice break - I am very envious of you.

Thimbleanna said...

OhMyGosh Jade! Those coasters are just adorable!!! What a brave girl you are to part with them. You've managed to get so much Christmas sewing done -- what a great job. I sure could use your help -- I fear some of my gifts will be presented in pieces LOL! Have a good bloggy break -- don't drink too much that you can't remember what to blog about LOL!!!

Sarah Jayne said...

I just love the softies you've been making.

Fiona @ Dragonfly-Crafts said...

Oh JADE!! I loved the first pictures then I saw what you turned them in to and gasped. They are just beautiful. So striking with the fabric on the bottom.
Another great job.

Kuky said...

Those are awesome coasters. Enjoy your break!

magicalmuse said...

Love those coasters. So cute! Ah the 3-hour naps. I am thankful for a 1-hour nap now (for her not me). :) Enjoy your vacation.
Amy

Di said...

I love the latest bonkey!! Hope you have a great few days off!! Look forward to hearing from you when you get back - relaxed and rested!

sue said...

Ooh I love those embroidered coasters, red and gray always look great together. Another cute monkey too, you are so quick.

kirsty said...

NOBODY could be heartless enough to put a coffee cup on those GORGEOUS coasters!!! I'd frame them.

fiona said...

enjoy your little break my friend!

Tamara said...

Three hours sleep. I dont know if I am more jealous of that or the coasters. They are beautiful. Enjoy your holiday

maybahay said...

oh jade, i don't think you've made anything i didn't like. if i could afford it, i would have a shop full of your lovely stuff.

Donna said...

Jade, those coasters are divine - fantastic gift but be sure to make some for yourself.

Katherine said...

Love those coasters! They're so sweet and I would be tempted to keep them myself.

Your recent bonkey is adorable - the fabrics you choose are always perfect.

little dresses said...

So cute! I hope you have a good rest.

Jelly Wares said...

Those napkins look gorgeous!! I just love RED... You do such a great job with your softies, where do you get your inspiration for them??? I love them all!!
Have a nice relaxing break in The Hunter....

Jodie

suzy @ floatingworldviews.com said...

Those coasters are amazing! Well done.

Kristine said...

I love your coaster set. Lucky Aunty. Your stitching is lovely.

Kristine

monica said...

gorgeous. All of it. (and those coasters... so wonderful)