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It’s 2013!!!!!! Hope that you had a fabulous Christmas and managed to stay fit and healthy; Thankfully everyone at Bully Bus HQ did πŸ˜‰

I’m glad to report that my little chat to Santa just before the big day really did pay dividends as the good natured elf managed to squeeze a brand new sewing machine down the chimney – a whizzy one that does way more stitches than my trusty old Brother machine ever could and is much easier to use when creating free motion embroidery….. theoretically…… πŸ™‚

In truth I’m a bit of a neat freak and everything has to be just so; It’s hard to allow wonky lines and frayed edges to exist in my work but I’m trying really hard! And I do like the whimsical, slightly naive look it creates……

My first bit of free motion embroidery using my new machine.

My first bit of free motion embroidery using my new machine.

So! A little zippered coin purse was the first project to be completed whilst also cooking the Christmas dinner for six (How’s that for multitasking?); Occasional breaks in the proceedings to check on things in the kitchen, a few sneaky trips to the tea trolley turned into a mobile drinks bar (aka the Jolly Trolley) and highly delighted squeals from me and a round of applause from the crew upon completion.

And Mr Other Half now wants a ‘manly’ version to keep his pennies safe πŸ™‚

My little zippered purse holds all my treasures - I love it!!!!!!

My little zippered purse holds all my treasures – I love it!!!!!!

I’m thinking that 2013 may shape up to be the year when the sewing machine rules!!!!!! We shall see………………….. πŸ˜‰

Something tells me that I’ll wake up on 22nd of December and still have a list as long as my arm of things to do before Christmas!!

But here’s a few things I can tick off the list after a busy week of making festive fripperies galore!

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The Christmas cards are sorted – VW themed of course πŸ˜‰

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And there’s half a dozen extra decorations for the tree – In the form of fuse bead splitties and bays……

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And a small batch of snowman themed fridge magnets have taken over the kitchen at Bully Bus HQ!

In fairness, I spotted this brilliant idea on Pinterest –Β The original link is here:Β http://www.inkingidaho.blogspot.co.uk/2012/11/snowman-tea-lights.html

I just used the bits and pieces I had to hand and dug out a few Sizzix dies to make the job of cutting out easier. I think the results are great πŸ™‚

But, a short and sweet post this week as I’ve still got lots to do and one final shopping trip to make! Ho Hum!

Happy Crafting Folks!