Hello there and welcome to a rather, dull, damp corner of the globe.
Thanks for popping by and if you are visiting from another dull, damp corner I hope I can brighten your day a little.......
Today, was meant to be all about the garden as the sun was hiding and the temp. was low even though we were forecast 30deg.
BUT, somehow, between the dishes and getting ready to start the day, I got side tracked and found myself sitting at the sewing machine.
I seem to have built up a collection of feathers, from chooks to magpies, cockatoos, parrots and anything in between that appeals so........
.....a little pin cushion with a feather using left overs of woollen fabric was calling out to be made.
Why is it that ideas for crafty makes have a habit of popping into my brain when I'm about to go out and won't be able to get to my machine for hours....very frustrating.
Somehow I think there's a fine line between feather and leaf, here's hoping I got it right!!
Feathers one side and some chooky fabric which has been sitting unused in my fabric stash for 3 years or so.
Just need to stuff and stitch it up this evening.
It's a good little project to work on in the evenings when I'm watching TV
......I don't feel so guilty then!!
Do you like to work on a crafty project on when you are watching TV?
Preferably one that doesn't require to much concentration...
More Hottie Huggies in production.....
A little cottage, it's inhabitants sleeping peacefully.
A little saying to go on the back...
Every sleepy boy and girl
in every bed around the world
can hear the stars up in the sky
whispering a lullaby.
Mary Chapin Carpenter
After making the bunnies I thought I would make one more appropriate for a little boy....
I haven't used this blanket to make anything yet, but love
the bluey greens and browns
It definitely had to be a teddy bear and it took me ages to find
the sort of Teddy I wanted.
It all looked hunky dory on paper so I traced the pic onto some fusible 'stuff' which I ironed onto the back of the brown wool.
Cut it out, iron in place and sew it down.
My invisible pen wouldn't work on the fabric so I had to cross my fingers and 'ope like 'eck that it would be OK...
Well, it looks like Ted has been overstuffed somewhat.....
No.1 suggested Jenny (Craig) might be able to help him!!
I'm not giving up that easily, I'll have another go and get it right.
Come on Ted you sleepy head.
We've had fun playing now
it's time for bed.
The community vegie swap took place on Saturday.
Nice to be part of it as I wasn't doing the Bright market.
I got up early picked 3 bunches of Zinnias, some punnets of mini Roma toms. half a bucket of Nashi pears and some Royal Gala apples.
Packed it into my basket and headed off.
I swapped a bunch of Zinnias for a jar of strawberry jam before I even got there, hehe......
There was plenty of produce,
Zucchinis, Button Squash, more tomatoes apples, plenty of plums,
Spring onions, cucumbers, jars of olives, jam, home made Ginger Beer, Silver beet, herbs, seedlings, seeds and even......
....some cute little Muscovy ducklings and a good home was found for them too.
The wood fired oven had been stoked up on Friday evening and was ready to bake, pizzas, muffins, pies, cakes and even a roast.
It was great to see so many people there with young families enjoying lunch and making new acquaintances.
Trays of Kipfler potato chips which had been baked in the oven and platters of watermelon were passed around.
A successful day for the organisers.......
I came home with my basket full of produce and as it was a little warm I thought I would enjoy a cool drink and try the ginger beer.
I had only turned the lid a smidge when 'BANG' it blew out of my hand and
WHOOSHKA, a metre high fountain of ginger beer shot up into the air!!!
After wiping the benches, mopping the floor and drying the inside of the pendant light I had been standing under....
I sat down to enjoy the inch of ginger beer left in the bottle hehehe.....it was delish.
Didn't realise it would be such a volatile brew...
My mum used to make it when I was a kidlet, I don't recall too many of these incidences.
Sunday morning while we slept peacefully a feathered intruder found our apple trees.
Wouldn't mind too much if it ate the whole piece of fruit, but taking huge chunks out and dropping them on the ground is not
going to endear the feathered marauder to us at all.
Yep, it was a cockatoo, noisy, destructive feathered beastie....
Stay away you're
Well, the sun has actually shown it's face through the rain and bathed the hills in a beautiful golden glow and
a full, double rainbow has added to the scene....
The temp, has dropped and I've dragged out my Winter slippies and a long sleeved top, very snuggly.
I'm feeling rather Wintery, better crack on with my granny square blanket. I have let myself get side tracked with the crocheted bunting and it's not really something you can snuggle under on a cold evening...
So that's just a snippet of what I've been up to the last couple of days.
How about you? What's happening in your little nook?
Thanks for all your lovely comments.
I enjoy reading them all and finding out where you are visiting from.
I appreciate you taking the time as well.
I hope you all have a great week, Im off to stuff and stitch some pincushions and drag that granny square blanket out of hiding,
P.S. If you've made it to the end of this rather long winded post congratulations you deserve a gold sticky star.✮✮✮