Thursday, February 28, 2013

Laundry bags.

I have today finished the 12 laundry bags I started at the beginning of the week. 3 boxes of 4 bags ready to post.
This afternoon I will be taking a walk to Savers making the most of this lovely weather to see if they have any more suitable fabric for more bags.

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

New Glasses and Charity Makes.

 My life is So Much Better, now that I can see properly. These are my new glasses. Just a timely reminder to all my friends to do go and have an eye check every now and then.
This is what I have been making this week. Reels and reels of bias binding, I have prepared the fabric for 12 laundry bags, (fabric from Savers). and for something different, I have knitted and crocheted dolls hair for two gollies I will be making for a friend.

Spreading the Word.

Just spreading the word.
Each doll will be auctioned separately with his or her respective trousseau on Ebay, beginning next Thursday, 7th March and ending on the evening of Sunday 17th March. I suspect those last few minutes may be rather nail-biting. All the money raised will go to Comic Relief.

Friday, February 22, 2013

Doona into Cushions.

My niece asked me to turn her beloved doona into cushions. This is the result.

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Cleaning and tidying.

 Not a lot of crafting this week, Lots of cleaning and sorting has been happening. but I did cover some folders with my hand dyed fabrics. Part of the sorting on the book case i changed my smaller individual folders for these larger ones. The plan is to have a smaller folder to hold the project I am currently working on then put it back into the larger folder when I have finished.
 Cover is sewn and slipped on.
 The final plan is to then sort out the contents and with felt applique on the spine the general contents, for example, knitting.
 There is no way I would post a before picture, the shoes at the front door were literally thrown into a pile. Now they all have a place. (I have only 1 pair of purple thongs, I must get some shoes before winter!).

The book case has been sorted, Many many books have been taken to Savers.
We have been busy washing the carpets and sorting out cupboards. All is beginning to get into order.
I am looking forward to getting back into sewing properly. I have been doing a lot of mending lately, turning up trousers, mending zippers, sewing buttons etc. My next sewing project is turning a doona into sofa cushions for my niece.

Thursday, February 14, 2013


This is what we will be doing in our Crafternoon group. This is the pack for each person. A piece of cross stitch fabric to practice the following stitches, running, back stitch, chain stitch and blanket stitch. It will then be backed with felt and then will be their own bookmark. Next is an introduction to 3D sewing using woolen fabric, felt, beads, polyfil and pipe cleaners. They will sew the bird by hand using all the stitches practiced on their book mark. They will be adding an embellishment of their choice on their hair clips, Making both dry and wet felted eggs for their bird and finally weaving a nest using fabric, yarn and pipe cleaners.

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Aussie Hero Laundry Bags.

I have this morning finished another 8 laundry bags ready to post. Family stuff has gotten in the way of crafting this week, I hope to get more stuff done soon.

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Fabric Giveaway. is having a giveaway, If you would like a chance to win an 11 piece fat 1/4 bundle of the new Joel Dewberry range go there and follow the prompts. Yummy!

Monogram Monday.

Monogrammed stitchery, How good is this? Jenny of ELEFANTZ is sharing her stitchery each Monday so do go over there and take a look.

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Ready to Go.

Today I finished making up the laundry bags I cut out the other day. 12 bags ready to post. 3 parcels of 4 bags.

Sunday, February 3, 2013

Colour Match Kitties and Sewing.

 Meggie on out bed. How cute!
 The pram had new covers that match the room. White fake sheep fur, Tilli Loves it!
 I have been busy the last couple of days, 18 laundry bags ready to sew.
 20 Trauma dolls stuffed, just need to ladder stitch the openings closed ready for the first Cloth Doll Club meeting next week.
I have been busy making bias binding for these dresses, sewed them on this morning, another 12 dresses ready to go. This afternoon I will be making more bias binding as I have now run out then tomorrow I will be finishing off the laundry bags. What are you making?