Wednesday, December 29, 2010

K.Mart Wishing Tree

I Just had to post these Dolls in Progress shots first before i go, Not finished, un needlesculpted, but already looking cute, You can imagine that when finished they will be lovely to hold. They will have their own sleeping quilted bag each.
Wig hair, cut out,ready to sew and place on the heads when i get back.


I just want to wish you all a Very Happy New Year, My hubby and I along with 2 friends are off on our first holiday together for nearly 30 years! We will be back in 3 weeks time. Off to the Philippines. I will not have any access to a computer, or sewing machine, but i will take a camera and notebook, crochet and knitting. I will miss you all, My son will be here to look after the kitties, So until then...

Sunday, December 26, 2010

Tilli and Meg

This is the last time these two kitties will be sleeping in this pram. I have to clean it up before i give it to my niece in a couple of days time. Too Cute!

Baby Dolls

This is what i am currently working on. Dolls, Puppedolls, and Teddy Bears by Estelle Ansley Worrell, published in 1977 by Van Nostrand Reinhold Company. This is an old book but one of my favourites.
This is the pattern i will be making, Little baby. 10 of them.

I have already knitted 10 vest and pants.

Saturday, December 25, 2010


My husband and i will be going away to the Philippines for 3 weeks, along with a couple of friends at the end of the week, I had known about this holiday but had not committed myself to going until a couple of days ago. Looking forward to seeing and doing something different. Anyone been there?

Wednesday, December 22, 2010


Tilli wishes you all a Very Merry Christmas

K.Mart Wishing Tree

Progress report. 8 Jack Rabbits sewn, On the last couple this morning then the clothes. Stuffing and then hand stitching then the clothes next. I have also started knitting undies for dolls too. Wishing you ALL a Very Merry Christmas to family and friends and all you lovely creative and inspiring bloggers and readers out there. I have enjoyed reading your blogs every day. You have inspired and encouraged me to do what i love. Enjoy your family and friendships. From Me and Meggie and Tilli, Hugs and kisses all round.

Monday, December 20, 2010

K.Mart Wishing Tree

This lovely pattern by Melly & me I will be using for my K.Mart Wishing Tree project, they have given me permission to do so. Do check out their blog and patterns they are all delightful. Click on the picture to be taken to their blog.

Sunday, December 19, 2010

K.Mart Wishing Tree

When i need a rest/break, this is how i keep it all organised. All the parts are paired up ready to sew and put into zip lock bags.
Probably too early for New Years Resolution, but i am going to make mine now anyway, Be More Organized. Anyone reading this who knows me personally will understand this. My organizational skills are poor.

K.Mart Wishing Tree

Kinder boys outfits cut out 10 done. Shirts and pants.
10 Jack Rabbit shorts cut out.
10 Jack Rabbits cut out.
I am making the most of the cooler weather today. Having so much fun.

Tip of the Day

My Tip of the Day is when you are printing from a PDF pattern, print it onto sticker paper and then peel it onto cardboard and cut out. Much simpler. You can then use the original packet to store the pattern instructions and pattern pieces, Just cut out a window on the pack.

K.Mart Wishing Tree

Funky Friends Factory bear, I will be using this pattern again this year, a big hit! and a lovely pattern to use.

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Retro Mummy's Giveaway

Would you like to win 20 fat 1/4s from the Flower Sugar Range from Lecien as featured in this lovely picture. Click on the picture to get more details on how to enter. 2 winners will be chosen on New Year's Eve

K.Mart Wishing Tree

Fiona of Hop Skip Jump, What a lovely name! has given me permission to use Jack Rabbit for my K.Mart Wishing Tree. Thank you for your helpful toy ideas this one is delightful,
Do check out her patterns on

Charity Makes for 2011
I am getting myself ready for the K.Mart Wishing Tree 2011. Early I know, but i think Christmas all year round and every day. I want to get super organised this year. If you click on the pictures you will be magically transported to the places where i have obtained permission to use these wonderful designers patterns for my passion. The first picture is Kinder Girls. by Jodie Carleton.
This one is Kinder Boys. by Jodie Carleton.

This one is Ernst and Pebble. by Jodie Carleton.
Darling Daisy by Simone Gooding.
Riley Doll by Vicki Riley.
This is a free pattern on the Fairfield web site.

This is the Vicki Rileys blog.

My plans are to make 10 of each which will bring it up to 50 dolls, I plan to make 100 so if anyone has any pattern suggestions feel free to e-mail me,

Friday, December 17, 2010

W.I P.

I am currently working on a crochet knee cover for a friend for Christmas, Really enjoying crochet.

Monday, December 13, 2010

Tree Is Up

This is what i am working on this morning, Christmas Coasters for my son and his girlfriend who came by yesterday to put up our tree and hang the wreath on the door. We are invited to a Christmas Lunch at their place with Renees family too, I thought these will make nice little keepsakes.
On the Door.
The Tree at night,
Love how the colours change and pop.

Tilli and Meg


Pincushion and Decoration Swap

At our Christmas Party at the cloth Doll Club last weekend we had a Christmas Tree Decoration and a Pincushion Swap, These are what i got! I love this red beaded crochet decoration but it is too heavy for the tree so i have it on a door handle.
and the Pincushion is this, It is delicately hand stitched in varigated threads. As usual, the different kinds of things made was fabulous.

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Party and Swap

I was recently in an internet swap and one of my partners Natalie sent me this, a lovely handmade wallet with tea sachets, some handmade lavender Tea bags, and a delightful teapot shaped china trivet and a little gold teapot charm, Very nice indeed!

At out cloth doll club we had our Christmas party, I thought you might like to see some of the winning doll of the month to be voted on as doll if the year. The winning doll was the one in green.

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Paper Decorations

I am making today some paper decorations using old Christmas cards and old cheap ones we have not used. These can either be put onto string and make a garland or a loop added to hang on a tree. What you need per decoration, 5 circles folded in half with picture side inside. craft glue. glue white side glue sides together and you end up with a ball.


This Years Christmas Wreath.
Table top decorations. Making good use of the felt.
Place settings.
Meggie, about to fall asleep.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010


This is Tilli and Meggies Christmas present, a large floor cushion.
Tilli loves it already.


The 8 teachers capes are all finished. Two of each colour with their house letters on the back. I chose a font from the computer called Yearbook and enlarged it by 800%. Two in blue.
Two in green.
Two in red.
And two in yellow. They are in two kinds of fabric, the black background is from a wool coat, ironed onto a heavy iron on interfacing, then the top colour was done in felt and sewn onto the black, then the black was sewn onto the cape. except the blue was done in cotton drill because that is what i had. The neck draw string is an artificial leather which i unraveled from a braided belt from Savers.

Monday, December 6, 2010

Capes and Trees

Work in Progress, Super Hero Teachers. I am in the middle of making 8 capes and headbands, two of each in the house colours for teachers. I will be appliqueing house letters on the back of each one. I think ALL teachers are Super Heroes.
Just starting to get the decorations out, Love this shot of Meggie, something has caught her eye!

Saturday, December 4, 2010

K.Mart Wishing Tree

This is my first knitting from the book i told you about, Finished it this morning.
This is this years line up for the K Mart Wishing Tree, all done and delivered. 1 knitted blue elephant, a dolphin, a giraffe, 4 bears, a doll, 8 cupcakes and stand, 23 make-up bag sets, 9 notebook pencil sets and a snowman. All were warmly received, and they remembered me from last year too, so that was nice!
Been and watched the new Narnia movie with my best friend this afternoon too, then came home to a note from my son, I have a new sewing project to do, More on that tomorrow when he is going to come over and tell me what he wants. Right now i am going to go and clean up and get the tree from the shed to be set up and decorated tomorrow. I just love this time of year! Wishing all of my readers a Very Merry Christmas.

Friday, December 3, 2010

New Book

I just have to share with you today my latest purchase. Knitted Wild Animals by Sarah Keene. I bought my copy from Lincraft for $30.00 which makes it very good value at $2.00 a pattern and all the animals are lovely. A delightful collection of 15 knitted animals in 8 ply yarn, my favourite weight. I could not wait to get started. If you like knitting/making toys then i can highly recommend it. it is well written and has wonderful pictures both the front and back view of all the animals.