Thursday, December 17, 2009

Christmas Goodies...ready to wrap!


Happy Thursday to all...Now... I know part of having a blog is all about the clear pictures and the beautiful displays in which your projects appear on your blog but I have to tell you... a photographer I am not! Love doing the projects but struggle with the appearance they may have on the blog!!!!

Below is a picture of the recipe book I have been working on for my SIL. She has hinted a couple of times to me that she wished she had something to put all her recipes into! Well...I had to jump on that opportunity to whip up a little something special for her! I added all my favourite recipes to it as well! I still have a few more recipes to add!






Many of you have asked to see the quilts I have been making for some of my family. I took a picture of the one that I made last week for my sister in law. I had a hard time putting a picture on the blog that would show the whole quilt! I hope I have been able to give you all a little peek!

I hope all your holiday preparations have been going well! It's funny how we have all year but we cram it all into the last couple of weeks! I may of course just be speaking for myself here! LOL!

Have a fantastic day!

25 comments:

  1. What gorgeous homemade gifts Christine! Your recipe booklet is stunning - if each recipe page is done like that, wow, what an absolute treasure!! I'm sure your SIL will LOVE it and know how much love and hardwork went into making it! Gorgeous quilt too - you are quite the talented crafter aren't you!!!
    Hugs, Danielle
    ps. I'm just like you - leave everything to the last minute - I tend to work better under stress too!

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  2. Ok Christine I looked for faults with your photography since you mentioned it -where are they? -i couldnt find any!! Love the recipe book - did you do it yourself or find a template somewhere - Its really gorgeous! :) x

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  3. Gorgeous. I love that recipe book, you're so clever. The quilt is so lovely too and if the stitching on my Christmas card is anything to go by it will be even more beautiful in real life. I'm happy to say I'm all prepared but then I haven't made all those beutiful things you have made, homemade cookies etc. We definitely need to start making Christmas cards in January next year! Marianne x

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  4. What beautiful gifts they are stunning!! I'm sure they will become family treasures,
    hugs Angela x

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  5. Wow, what beautiful work on both! The recipe book is just so sweet, and the quilt is simply gorgeous! :)

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  6. wow I wish I was one of your family! Your gifts are so beautiful, I love that recipe book and the quilt is amazing, thanks so much for posting a pic

    Victoria
    x

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  7. love the recipie books!! They are just gorgeous! and so beautifully finished! such stunning makes!!

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  8. The recipie books and quilt are both gorgoeus Christie, you have obviously put in a huge amount of work but it has certainly paid off. You are not the only one that leaves it until the last minute.... I still have loads to do!

    Liza x

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  9. OMGOSH!! These are some gorgeous gifts!!Love the Recipe book.. and that quilt is sensational.So much love has gone into these gifts..Someone is going to be very happy getting them..
    Hugs, Linda

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  10. Can you adopt me?? These are such wonderful gifts, made with such love. So so wonderful!

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  11. My goodness Christine you have out done yourself! Wow! I love your blog it is so inspiring!

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  12. Hi Christine, I just love your little recipe book... and that quilt is BEAUTIFUL sweetie. I really think that I wished you lived closer because I think we both enjoy the same hobbies. I LOVE TO QUILT!! I will have to share with you sometime. I just think we would be great crafty friends.
    big hugs sweetie, Janiel

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  13. WOW!! these are both wonderful..you are a real inspiration...both of these gifts are going to be treasured for sure...such gorgeous work..
    Mandy xx

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  14. Oh that recipe book is stunning and what a gorgeous gift. The quilt looks gorgeous too, what a fab keepsake.
    luv
    Debby

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  15. Wonderful gifts Christine. The recipe book is adorable and the quilt is beautiful. Your family are lucky to be receiving these gifts.

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  16. Oh my goodness Christine!! Wow! These gifts are just beautiful. Can I swap with your sister in law? Do you think she'd mind?? LOL! Your family is very lucky.

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  17. What beautiful Christine,i love your image and papers.
    So gorgeous qoilt.

    Hugs Riet.xx

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  18. Wow Christine that quilt is gorgeous, and your cards are fantastic. Well done with love and hugs Shirleyxxxxxx

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  19. WOW!!! What beautiful gifts Christine!!! Absolutely Gorgeous!!!
    hugs,
    Rachel

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  20. wow Christine, what beautiful fanrtastic works of art both the quilt and the recipe holder which I think is fantastic, love the circle dividers at the bottom, I'm sure they'll be loved very much, happy Christmas and a fun New year to you x

    Hugs Liz xx

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  21. Oh Christine, you are the best of the best! Absolute stunning! Have a great weekend! Hugs Nilla

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  22. Oh my GOODNESS...where to start! You are one TALENTED girl. Your SIL is going to LOVE the gorgeous recipe holder. I just love Apple Emma and she's so perfect for the cover...beautiful coloring, too. The quilt...oh my word, it's GORGEOUS!! I'm so jealous that you can do that. I would love to learn how to quilt someday. Oh, and you did a FINE job with your photos and showing all the patterns in the quilt!

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  23. What gorgeous homemade gifts Christine.
    Feliz Natal!

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  24. Beautiful family treasure to keep forever!! Your quilt is just adorable... I could snuggle up in it right now... :)

    Your photo's are perfect too! Happy New Year! :)

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