Latest finds from Savers. The two fabrics on the bottom of the pile are 100% cotton sheets from Savers, brand new ready to be backings for the Aussie Hero Quilts and the yellow and white striped fabric would be good for laundry bags.
800 ready to go 3 1/2 inch squares winging their way to WA to be made up into Aussie Hero 9 patch blocks.
I have been busy cutting out my cotton fabrics for the Aussie Hero Quilts. This is an Idea for those who want to help but feel they cannot sew, Go to the Aussie Hero Quilt blog, Just click on the logo on the right hand side of my blog, Check out the patterns and then see what sizes they need, (masculine fabrics, pre washed, ironed,100% cotton fabric) and have a good day cutting out. It is fun!
This is the 14th year that Guardian Pharmacy has been running this program. You have until the 31st August this year to make things from the free booklet from your local Guardian pharmacy. Yarn from Spotlight. for more details go to
Some very cute patterns and all abilities of knitting.
Now that my partner has received her doll I can show you what I made for her. This is a Sewing Annie Keeper, instead of legs it has a flat base and a pocket to hold her bits and pieces, scissors, measure etc. She was very happy with what I made her, It was so much fun.
I had been taking pictures as we made things step by step, but until the last picture I did not notice I did not have the card in the camera, so I only have these two pictures.
They had a lovely time, making safety pin jewellery and safety pin angels,
They have also started on their Barbie furniture. Clothes peg crafts, this is the start of their tables.
They had a great time and are looking forward to the next one.
I have finished 15 retractable tape measure/pin holders and 10 scissor keepers that I will donate towards the Christmas Party Charity this year. I will have one of the other ladies price them up for me. Not long until Saturday!
Another simple Christmas Present Idea.
I found these retractable reel pulls in Savers the other day and they were 5 for $2. and I was estatic! I thought they would be a great thing to turn into scissor keepers. They had seven packets so I bought them all, so now I have 35 of these beauties to tun into gifts.
Very much in the same way that I made the other gifts, all hand sewing and circles. First I took off the metal clip on off the back, made a lovely puffy pincushion and sewed it onto the fabric covered cardboard band around the middle and on the back added a fabric covered circle to enclose it all. All I have to do is hot glue a pin brooch back to the back. Another gift idea done.
This is what I am making at the moment. Thank you gifts for Christmas. These are what I am making to hand out to all the staff at Spotlight and Savers this year as a Thank you for the lovely service they provide when they serve me. The retractable tape measures I bought on ebay for $1 each and free postage was a great deal and the rest is from my stash and looks so much more than what it will cost to make.
What you will need is 3 circles covered with fabric with wadding and fabric. One of the circles has a hole in it to accommodate the button on the retractable tape measure so that the button is not restricted and can still be felt. this will be sewn onto the bottom of the measure. The other two circles will be sewn together ladder stitch style to accommodate the pins.
The band around the centre is just a strip of fabric glued onto cardboard the same width as the measure leaving a gap for the tape to move freely.
Ladder stitch the double section to the top where the measure does not have the button to the middle band and the single circle with the hole on the bottom where the measure has the button.
Add a few pins to show how to use it and you are done.
Very cute simple low cost gifts.
Now that we are in July I am getting into Christmas mode and will be making the Charity toys too. I am thinking teddy bears and dolls this year.