Tuesday, October 18, 2011

dreamy little fox

i've made another pin cushion for the Oopsidaisi pincushion swap. i was inspired by the 'Sleepy Fox' from the Felties book...

Felties book

and i had the perfect fabric to appliqué it to...

dreamy little fox

to be honest he was looking a whole lot cuter before i butchered him with my primitive blanket stitch. i showed it to lachie first and i got 'oh, it's a sleepy lil puppy dog' ummmm thanks, run along now son. and then i showed it to mr three kittens and i got 'oh how cute! a little owl' errrr no, really truly not an owl. so at this point i'm feeling a little deflated but after some lovely comments on my facebook page i am feeling much better (it's got character you know?) and i have submitted it to the swap. i've been really loving admiring all the entries so far, some peeps are really stitching there heart out, hardcore style. love it. have you entered one yet? i started a crochet one but i lost interest half way through. i'm kinda hoping someone will crochet one but it aint gonna be me.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

sew chick

a pin cushion swap! how could i resist? i've been wanting a new pin cushion for a while so i was very excited to read about the handmade pin cushion swap over on the Oopsidaisi facebook page. i've got about a bazillion other things to sew up so i threw myself straight in to my pin cushion project so i could continue on with the other things i needed to do. it's nice to take a break and made something purely for fun and not for selling. so here she is...

'Sew chick' pin cushion

the piping was a little challenging but i think it's good to push yourself and try things that you're not entirely comfortable with sometimes. it's far from perfect but i put a lot of heart in to it so i hope the recipient will feel and see that. here's the side view..

'Sew chick' pin cushion side view

i'm not going to be selling these mainly because it was so time consuming to make and the appliqué design is not my own but taken from a japanese craft book but it did give me a few ideas for other pin cushions so in to the ideas notebook they go and maybe one day a three kittens pin cushion will pop up in my shop.

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Plushka's Craft interview

i was recently interviewed by the lovely Katia from Pluska's craft over on her gorgeous blog. check it out here. Katia's hand stitched creations can be found at her madeit shop.

Saturday, October 8, 2011


so i've involved myself in a couple of charity auctions that are being run over on facebook. the first one i better tell you about is happening on the Luellabella page. i have donated this lovely little summer outfit....

Luellabella Facebook Charity Auction donation

the baby knickers are completely reversible (how cool is that?) so it's kinda like getting two outfits in one. the winning bidder can choose from newborn to size 2. the auction ends 8pm this sunday night and all proceeds are going to SA Dog rescue and Flick's cat rescue. there's all kinds of great things in the auction album to have a bid on, i've got my eye on a few things.

the second auction is being held over on the Funky Fabrix page. i have donated this special guy...

Gaz standing

i don't usually name the monkeys that are bound for new homes but i've made an exception for gareth, he likes to be called gaz. i made this foxy playsuit for him....

foxy playsuit

and here's the back...

foxy playsuit back

i made the pattern up myself (high five to me) and it took about 5 times longer to make that i anticipated. i have a few dodgy pairs laying about but i got there in the end!

Martin rides at the rear

i was staring at the little scrap of sock i had left and it seemed such a shame to toss it so i made martin the sock koala to be a little cuddle toy for gaz. i'm actually quite fond of little martin the sock koala, i could easily keep him for myself. it's nice to put in the little extra touch when it's for charity because nice people bid on charity auctions and nice people look after special handmade toys. all the proceeds of this auction go to Camp Autism and the bidding opens on monday, 10th october. i'm not very consistent with my use of capital letters am i? i really don't like them much if you hadn't noticed!