she's going to become a drawstring bag, perhaps for a nightdress or art materials.
Friday, 26 February 2010
A little bit of embroidery heading for my folksy shop
and a little bit of A's sewing and embroidery which I absolutely love. She just puts everything together so easily, hardly seeming to think about it
T's interesting bit of driftwood and fleece sculpture on our, as yet, inbetween the seasons nature table
and finally a spot of painting. I could learn to love February after all.
Wednesday, 24 February 2010
I took a look at our reading list on the blog and noticed that we've actually given up on 'Mary Poppins'. Not because we don't like her, we love her quirky, strange little world, but because we had a very overdue library book to read (the name of which I cannot remember, but I'll add it later).
Wednesday, 17 February 2010
I rather like her and I hope you do too. I like the idea of embroidering her and using fabrics for her dress and hat. I'm quite excited about starting the sewing and seeing how she'll turn out.
Tuesday, 16 February 2010
Saturday, 13 February 2010
Friday, 12 February 2010
After this, I took out my Poppy Treffry book to do some easter sewing for T (who does like boiled eggs)
and made this...
a lovely egg cosy. The instructions were great and it turned out perfectly, I really love this book. I'm sure that once we have a set of these we will eat a lot more boiled eggs and our breakfast table will look a lot more sophisticated than it normally does. A is still trying to find a reason to have an egg cosy when you don't like eggs, cashew nuts is her latest idea although I'm not sure how that works. Any ideas on other uses for egg cosies are most welcome.
Tuesday, 9 February 2010
I love this blue but the background to the photo leaves a bit to be desired! The patches are little bits of a blue flannel that I used for A's skirt last year. I'm thinking that maybe I need to make phone holders in this way rather than purses, I'm not sure yet.
Sunday, 7 February 2010
A is happy with it, as you can tell from the photo, and I think our next version will be a lot better. My mum has ordered the book by the same people, 'clothes children will love' so I think there will be a lot more clothes sewing going on.
Friday, 5 February 2010
the board games are out daily now, especially quiddler, checkers and yahzee
on sunny days we get the bikes out and cycle to the marshes
or we visit the woods and act silly for a while
Wednesday, 3 February 2010
put it in a yoghurt pot tie the wick to a paintbrush, let it set...
hey presto... candles
and a candley game for candlemass, pixies hiding behind trees from the light of the candle. All in all a very light filled 2nd of February.