This is another of those projects that have sat about annoying me with their un-finished-ness.
The little stars are free motion on the sewing machine and the back is a fluffy brushed cotton. The branch the owl is sitting on is also furry - think fake velvet.
Something else for the present box. I also have a new dress to tell you about but I’ll make you wait until Thursday for that!
OK so sometimes this feels like the only post I am reliable at doing!
Does it seem weird to anyone else that we are at week 24 already? Like 2 more weeks until halfway point! I have to say managed to have a pretty ‘adventurous’ year here so far – hoping for a calm, healthy, steady last 6 months to 2011.
This is a soft toy I was commissioned to make a while ago but I couldn’t show it until I knew it had reached its final destination.
It’s ‘reversible’. Awake on one side.
Asleep on the other.
I’m quite keen on this lion actually. He posed some difficulties, which is want to happen when you don’t use a pattern and don’t have the best ‘spatial awareness’!
I hope his soon to be born little owner has many a happy time drooling on him – I think the tail looks quite chewable.
This is my first ‘whole cloth/ applique’ style quilt.
I made it for my sister’s 30th birthday. In the hopes I will have niece or nephew one day to play on it.
I used a thicker batting than I normally would.
The tree trunk and branches are hand sewn and then free-motion embroidered with the sewing machine. The sun/moon has hand stitching around it as does the tree.
I’ve called it ‘A Bird Called Hope’. It was a good way for me to start. I’d like to do some more picture quilts.
Tonight my thoughts are with those searching for their sister, daughter, friend… We all pray for a miracle.
I have completed another giraffe and do have 2 more cut out but my variety desires mean I’m all for a bit of a change on the sewing/crafting front.
I have decided how I want to use the cowboys Cath Kidston fabric my lovely friend Debbie sent me earlier in the year so if I get organised I will be into that as my next project. Until then I think I’ll do some easy needle felting to keep me entertained.
I quite liked typing ‘day 123′ it is a number I like!
When the autumn sun is low and the day is coming to a close and 2 little men need to burn some energy a hill and 2 ride on toys give the perfect answer.
What more could you ask for. Perhaps free, close by and creating quirky photos like this one should also be mentioned.
The zoo is growing.
And 2 giraffes.
Tonight a friend is coming over to make us dinner. It is a good life. I will count my many blessings.
Yesterday was a peaceful day. Masters 3 & 1 both had long sleeps and that meant in between making meatloaf and ‘Spicy Peach Chutney’ I was able to ‘sit and be’ for a bit.
I have only 13 recipes to go. For 2 of them I need to borrow a waffle maker so I suppose I need to make some efforts to do that.
Today I completed Challenge 16- to make relish/chutney and give it away to someone with gray hair. So I gave it to my lovely and deserving Step-Dad.
I also made baby gift for new baby girl – little hat from t.shirt I loved but had seen/smelt better days!
Masters 3 & 1 also had some fun with chalk on the ground outside. There is a lot to be said for a large box of jumbo chalk when you are little. Especially as Master 3 had great fun creating a ‘running racer’ to speed along.
We got the puppets out this afternoon too. Most are homemade and even when it’s a sock from the washing pile you can have a lot of fun playing hide and seek. Especially good when you sit on the couch and hide your arm beside you!
I should alos note we do spend a lot of each day sans trousers! But not usually in pjs.
Apart from that I am planning in earnest for my Easter Dinner on Saturday evening and anticipating a crafty Saturday afternoon with like-minded types in Christchurch.
I had a nice evening out with gorgeous man/husband seeing a short film in which I was a very quick extra – officially ‘lead mourner’. So I finish today with a happy and contented ….sigh.