Thursday, March 31, 2011

Charity Makes for 2011

I have been busy drawing out and sewing and cutting some Trauma dolls this morning, Tilli, less than clean, (luckily it is just on her back) decided that i should stop and give her some attention.
Half an hour later she decided that she had had enough and is now cleaning herself in the sun.
This months dolls are all cut out, 11 have been stuffed and 12 will be taken to doll club to be stuffed.

Woolen Fabric

Look what arrived at my front door this morning, A wonderful parcel of woolen fabric from Jodie Carleton of Ric-Rac
The pure joy of opening a parcel was so much fun for me you cannot imagine! I will be making for charity Jodie's delightful free pattern Little Birds with this fabric, and they will go under the K.Mart Wishing Tree this year along with the baby clothes and blankets as a package.
This fabric is delightfully soft and warm and will make the most wonderful little toys.

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Charity Makes for 2011

I am working on a cream cardi at the moment, this is what i have made this week. 4 hats, 3 cardies, 6 pairs of booties and 4 trauma teddies. I would dearly love to do some sewing, i am missing doing that at the moment but i have run out of fiberfill, still it is my birthday next month and hopefully one of my kids will ask me what i would like, so fingers crossed!

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Charity Makes for 2011

Crochet blanket, hat and matching booties.

Thursday, March 24, 2011


Giant Cardboard Dinosaurs. Currently it is on only 1 thickness of cardboard. I will be gluing two or 3 layers together and tracing it out again to make it more stable.
This is half of the plans for the little wooden dinosaur i bought from Savers the other day and i have enlarged it on the computer and will be making it even bigger down at office works later on today. The cardboard is free from my local supermarket.

5 Fat Quarters

Would you like the chance to win 5 Fat Quarters? Jackie's Art is celebrating her goal of reaching 150 followers. Just go here, and follow the prompts.

Monday, March 21, 2011

Tilli and Meg

Tilli in her usual favourite sleeping spot.
Cat in a Basket Meggie.

Knee Blankets and Toys

These are the soft toys in progress to go with the knitted baby clothes and blankets.
This is a Tunisian crochet knee blanket.

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Baby Go

Would you like a chance to win one of these? a Baby Go? then go here, to Sunshower Quilts and enter.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Charity Makes for 2011

More knitting done, I have cut out 10 toys to sew for tomorrow, but i am really loving knitting at the moment.

Monday, March 14, 2011

Charity Makes for 2011

This pram blanket is knitted squares of fluffy yarn mixed with cream wool and crochet together with cream wool. the cardi is acrylic.

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Charity Makes for 2011

This is the Charity update for this week, I have been busy knitting and crocheting. So far I have done 1 single bed blanket, 2 cot blankets, 3 pram blankets, 5 baby hats, a pair of baby boots, 3 baby jackets, two to finish off today. I will be making soft toys tomorrow, My plan is to make 10 sets consisting of a hat, jacket, booties a blanket and a simple soft toy.

Monday, March 7, 2011

Trauma Dolls

Our cloth doll club called A.C.D.A. each month has a charity drive that is called Trauma Dolls. These are little pancake style cloth dolls made with calico. These dolls are made for the children who are having surgery and the procedure is shown to them via these dolls. The kids are then able to keep the dolls and this helps in their recovery. Our particular hospital goes through 30 a week. This is what I have been doing yesterday and will be finishing off today. I have sewn 30 bodies, 7 have been stuffed, 10 turned tight sides out, 13 ready to turn right sides out. I will be stuffing the rest today and I have some calico left that I will sew and cut out to take to the club to share with the girls, they will take one each home to stuff and bring back the following month.

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Knee Blankets

This knee rug is turning into a small blanket, I love it! The colours are mixing right and I like the variegated ones that break the colours up.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Knee Blankets

Started on a crochet knee rug last night.
Row by row in trebles.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Fabric Giveaway

... a bundle of 15 fat Quarters from 'Where the Wind Blows' for a giveaway.
this is the Melly Hurlston fabric then go
To have a chance to win.