Saturday, 26 July 2008

A pile of sheets!!

I took part in Elizabeth's Vintage Sheet Swap and yesterday I received my parcel.

The idea was to sent a number of Fat Quarters (FQ) from vintage sheets etc and you'd receive the same number back.

Elizabeth finally received 2,314 fat quarters in 318 prints from 72 swappers - WOW!!

She took the time to wrap the FQs in tissue paper and accompanied each package with a cute card.

I received a selection of prints in PINKS

And a selection in YELLOWS and GREENS

I don't know what I'm going to make yet but I'll keep you updated.

Thanks Elizabeth - it was great of you to organise this swap.

Tuesday, 22 July 2008

"Natalia" - the Russian Doll Cushion

Now that Christine has received her swap from me - I can reveal what I made.

It was a fleece material cushion made in the shape of a Russian Doll.

I used a similar of embroidery and sewn on felt details that I used on my Easter Bunny Cushion.

I also gave her and apron outlined in Broderie Anglaise trim.
To give her a real personality I decided to call her Natalia.

Thursday, 17 July 2008

Update #7

Since Update #6 I've completed:

ITNG Makka Pakka Soft Toy
1 x Buggy Liner
30 x Fleece Nappy Liners
1 x Drawstring Playmat - see picture
1 x Cushion Cover


Russian Doll Swap - almost finished
Mini Quilt Swap
1 x Buggy Liner
3 x Buggy strap pads
1 x Messenger Bag
Kids Inspired Swap - but I have in my head what I'm making

But to the list I've added:

1 x Lightshade
4 x Cushion Covers - all having different textures as they are for a sensory room

EDIT: Russian Doll Swap FINISHED!!

Wednesday, 16 July 2008

A Crotchety Little Madam

Today's postlady was bright and early and delivered a new addition to the family who had travelled all the way from the West Country where she had left Camilla.

I'm not sure if her little crotchety face was as a result of having to travel by Royal Mail or because she caught sight of DD!!
The two have been inseperable all day but by bedtime, Clarissa's (as she is now named) expression has not changed.

But maybe she just needs a bit of time on her own to adjust!!
She has some lovely detail - especially on her dress.
And she was accompanied by a cute baby face brooch.
Thank you Camilla - she was worth the wait. xx

Monday, 14 July 2008

Personality Type

I got the link for this from 23BeechHill but I have undertaken the Myers-Briggs "personality" tests in the past.

You Are An ISTJ

The Duty Fulfiller

You are responsible, reliable, and hardworking - you get the job done.

You prefer productive hobbies, like woodworking or knittings.

Quiet and serious, you are well prepared for whatever life hands you.

Conservative and down-to-earth, you hardly ever do anything crazy.

In love, you are loyal and honest. If you commit yourself to someone, then you're fully committed.

For you, love is something that happens naturally. And you don't need romantic gestures to feel loved.

At work, you remember details well and are happy to take on any responsibility.

You would make a great business executive, accountant, or lawyer.

How you see yourself: Decisive, stable, and dependable.

When other people don't get you, they see you as: Boring, conservative, and egotistical.

Sunday, 13 July 2008

Birthday Boy

Today is my son P's 15th Birthday - my my where has time gone??

Forgive the hair - it doesn't see a brush very often

He was conceived in the first month of trying but made us wait an extra 11 days past his due date and arrived after a 30 hour labour with the cord around his neck!!

He was gorgeous though (but doesn't every mum say that?) - and I can still recall those few days at the hospital doing not much else but watching him sleep.

At 11 when DD was born

He was walking at 10.5 months (before he crawled) and hasn't stopped ever since. He's now a strapping 5'10" tall, has UK size 11 feet and a 34" waist - and his hormones have still to kick in!!

I made him an iPod Cozy for his birthday - and kept to his current favourite Emo style by using a skull and crossbone fabric.

For the rest of his presents he raided the Rollersnakes catalogue and chose amongst other things these Vans


love Mum, M & H xx

Thursday, 10 July 2008

In The Night Garden

Well today I have finished the 2 "In The Night Garden" character softies.

Firstly there is a Haa Hoo - the yellow spotted star shaped one.

This is the 2nd one of these I've made and I'm happier with this one as the first one had a spot where a nose would be and it didn't look right. This time I positioned the fabric better!!

Secondly I made Makka Pakka.

I had real trouble deciding how I was going to make the knobbly bits that protrude from his head. I worked out a solution in the end but not until after the use of a few expletives!!

There are a few more shots of them on Flickr.

I just hope that the receipients like them!!

Monday, 7 July 2008

Update #6

This week I've completed (and the pics are on Flickr):

1 x pair of Curtains
1 x Sequined Cushion Cover
ITNG Haa Hoo Soft Toy
1 x Cot Quilt & Cot Bumper Set - made from a single bed duvet cover
1 x iPod cozy - for DS's birthday

1 x Russian Doll Swap - the concept has been finalised so just need to get sewing!!
1 x Mini Quilt Swap
ITNG Makka Pakka Soft Toy

But to the list I've added:
2 x Buggy Liners
3 x Buggy strap pads
30 x Nappy Liners - but that's just cutting up some fleece!!
1 x Drawstring Playmat
1 x Messenger Bag
1 x Kids Inspired Swap - see details at MeeCrafty