Tuesday, September 30, 2008

New softies book

I bought the new softies book yesterday more softies. I can't wait to make something, anything out of it. I will have to contain myself though. Too many projects on the go. :-)

Monday, September 22, 2008

Little Chick

Stitching comments: all by hand

Pattern: softies kit, Therese Laskey
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Babushka doll

I made this little friend for my sister for her birthday

Stitching comments: There was a lot in this one that was supposed to be done by machine but I liked hand sewing it.

Lessons Learned: My sewing machine doesn't have blanket stitch!!

Pattern: from the magazine Homemade Vol25 No 10 design by Jhoanna Monte Aranez
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Monday, September 15, 2008

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Tea anyone?

I made these for my mums birthday to give as thank yous.

Stitching comments: I have never made anything en masse before, may never again!! I had a little production line happening. I did a french knot for the nose instead of a bead, I think it worked out better for me.

Lessons Learned: wool felt, much better than acrylic!! I had to find that out somehow.

Pattern: softies, Therse Laskey, design by Heather Pudewa, my husband designed the tag.
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Baby Elephant and Mum

I made these for my Mum for her birthday

Stitching comments: They were actually really easy to make. I sewed the tail into the seam instead of attaching it afterward, not sure if it was the right move!!

Lessons Learned: Stick to the seam allowance!!

Pattern: softies, Therese Laskey, design by Maggie Smith
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Saturday, September 13, 2008

First signs of spring

I know i strictly didn't make these but I did plant the bulbs last May. This is my first attempt at a garden. I'm not known for my green thumb. But lets face it, we are in drought and I grew something!! I don't know when the tulip will flower but I do have another Iris ready to pop. I wonder what colour the tulip will be?
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Sunday, September 7, 2008

Little Robot

I made this little friend for my husband for fathers day. It was very difficult hiding the fact I was making it, our son was a bit excited and wanted to tell Daddy all about it.

Stitching comments: I couldn't find any wool in the shops (I didn't try that hard mind you it is the end of the season) so i had so small corduroy left over from a jacket I made so I used that instead. He was a little bit fiddly to make but worked out in the end. I need to work out how to do weighted stuffing a bit better, I just used a bag of rice in the bottom.

Lessons Learned: It is very tricky to poke bendy wire through a tight seam!!

Pattern: softies, Therese Laskey, design by Hillary Lang
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