Friday, April 27, 2007

The Peggy's

From left to right; Peggy-Sue (she likes a drink), Peggy-Jane, Peggy-Ann and Peggy. Most of my craft supplies are packed for the big move, so this is pretty much all I had to play with; bit of fabric, glue, trim and textas. Can't wait to unpack everything at the other end...

Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Thanks for all the lovely comments about Theodore! I love Theresa's spin on his wonky leg...yes, I agree...Theodore is "waving"!
My town had a big second-hand market on Sunday & I found a large box of buttons for $5...some of them below. I made heaps of button pins for my pin board, which gave me the idea to use some of these wooden number discs I found about a year ago at the Camberwell Market. I'm not sure what sort of game Housie is - like Bingo perhaps? Anyway, I really like the look of them.

Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Introducing Theodore.

I saw the pattern for this dog in a Japanese craftbook about a year ago. I remember looking at it with awe, never imagining I would ever get to the stage where I would actually make my own. Well. On Saturday I had a go and looky what happened? I always thought that sewing fur would be hell but it was actually quite forgiving; hiding my messy/crooked stitching. I have no idea why, but my dog is much, much bigger that the dog pictured in the book. No doubt this will be just one more unsolved mystery. He took about four hours to make and I jabbed myself with my extra long needle about four times...but it was worth it. And yes, poor Theo has one front leg shorter than the other. Ahem.

Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Cooler weather means hotter food. I got the latest Donna Hay which had a recipe for Strawberry and Rhubarb pie. It was crazy easy to make, baked in no time and made the house smell of warm oranges and cinnamon. Hmmmmm

Monday, April 09, 2007

I know it's a bit late but I hope everyone had a good Easter. Made some last minute bunnies, thanks to Bez White's great pattern.
Hmmm. Note to self...iron tablecloth next time!

Party dresses and cupcakes.

Emma and I had some friends up for lunch last weekend...they have three beautful little girls, so what else could we do but make these little gems...when I took the cover off the cake stand ... they was an audible...''ahhhhhh''. Very cute.

Monday, April 02, 2007

The late rain bought a late rose...and

I haven't been doing too much crafting lately but making these Easter cards was a good way to ease back into it. There's something really satisfying about sewing paper on the machine. Vintage illustrations from Happy Kitty Bunny Pony.

Some Books I've Really Enjoyed

  • Apples For Jam by Tessa Kiros
  • Saturday by Ian McEwan
  • Philip Larkin: A Writer's Life by Andrew Motion
  • The Bell Jar by Syliva Plath
  • Ex Libris by Anne Fadiman
  • Stasiland by Anna Funder

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