Monday, 26 November 2007
Friday, 16 November 2007
I wanted to give her something made and eventually made her a set of pot holders. I've crocheted it with orange/red mix (pity that the photo doesn't show it that well as it looks like fun) and red. I've added a cute ladybird and a dotted satin button (she likes the bugs, by the way I'm a huge fan too) and she had the option to choose between these colours and blue/lime.
She has a darling large black dog called Blacky and I've made this door knob hanger with his name around this dog's colour. (though some people thought this was a cat). I've embroidered the mouth with gold yarn and blanket stitched around with cherise metallic yarn (yes I'm not telling stories here it is just a bad photo). I've added on both sides studded flowers, bug buttons and beads. The string he is hanging on is a dotted ribbon from Farbenmix and Sun catcher safety eyes.
by the way, she likes her gift ;-)
Monday, 12 November 2007
Yesterday I've completed this filly with his two sides as part of the November Theme Challenge at Crafty Mamas: felty goodness
I've added to his cute butt and to make him sparkle:
- satin ribbon,
- safety eyes and
- blanket stitched it around with Cherise crochet yarn
- crocheted his mane with fake fur (bought here)
Then I can share with you a swap I've had from Eccles. Do yourself a favour and visit her blog as she make the most gorgeous creations and is raising baby lovebirds. The theme of the swap was: "we don't have that here". After she forgot it in the back of her car and didn't send it for almost 2 months ;-) I got it and in my 2 seasons too late or 2 seasons too early Spring Clean, I mislaid it as I've totally reorganised my hobby room....
Ok, I've found it too take a photo and here it is:
- 3 awesome Australian mags
- 2 cuts of fabric
- a sweet back pack
- a koala label, a metal wombat, roo's clasping dolls, and a dolphin on a piece of shell
Friday, 09 November 2007
Anyway in Hungarian Zizi is a diminutive of Elizabeth. The girls coming to visit my daughters love her and calls her Sissi (the Empress of Austria). Girls love the cartoon version. So all ends well ;-)
Anyway what I actually wanted to share was that she got shaved again and as we have cold weather (when not?) I decided to crochet a body warmer for her. I started out making this one but got lost at the "Middle". I think I've crocheted it on the wrong side. Then I continued with side 2 and then I totally abandoned the pattern and crocheted away. It has a halter on her lower breast so it won't move around. I've also made it shorter so it won't get too dirty on the walks and she only needs it for her upper body. Well, I like it, the girls like it and Zizi couldn't care. At least she's one snazzy doggy now ;-)
Then they have a supprise parcel which you pay 10 Euro for and you get 4x 1m fabric from BIzzKids/Stenzo/Polytex. They choose which fabrics. This is the 2nd time I've done this and I'll to it again.
I've also ordered some buttons from Grootmoedersknopendoos (translated:grandmothersbuttonbox) as I use them on all sorts of projects. Oh they were terribly adorable and really difficult to choose which ones I'll take. What a joy to receive these two packages in the post the next day after ordering! Great service.
Sunday, 04 November 2007
I've completed 4 bags for a great order: sea creatures, birds and a dotty zebra. Had a lot of fun with alle these great colours and had to part with them throwing them on the post to Australia. I wish their receivers a lot a warmth and joy!then I've absolutely stunned myself by sewing a bag. Not any bag; it is a reversable bag. I've bought a pattern from SwapMamas' shop because it was on sale and I love bags. Never thought I had the guts to try anything else but the morsebag. It is a double duty bag from sewbaby and I can really recommend it. As it is reversable you it has a great finished look. I was just sewing in a clip-on for car keys in one of the pockets when my friend came in. Well, she bought if fresh from the oven! It is such a great bag, either using it with the pockets outside (see photo) for easy access or reverse it with the pockets inside. I've used 2 fabrics to create the different look like you have two bags for the price of one ;-)
They say it is easy and I can confirm it is.
Have a great fall! (this read funny I know)