Tuesday, 27 March 2007

Hamster

Not much time to talk but there is a pretty picture to look at!


I think he is a hamster, but I can't be sure. The one thing I know is he is soft and cute and cuddly!

Friday, 23 March 2007

Scrappy Cabin Challenge

Over at Melly & me there is a Scrappy Cabin Challenge going on. To make a log cabin block from the scraps we create when we sew. I thought this was a great idea as I create huge amounts of scraps and I never have enough things to do with them.



This is my very first block I made with recent scraps. I am going to try to upload them to the flicker group but I am still new to all that, so it may take me a while.


This is a cute fish I made yesterday. He is not a gold fish despite the fact that I made him out of orange felt. I have been interested in embroidery more ever since we started studying it in class.


This little bunny is a favourite of mine with her cute little dress. She has a couple of sisters almost done who I hope will visit this page when they are done. Aside from these little projects I have been working on a final project for school. I am pretty excited about it and hope to finish it soon so I can share it!

Sunday, 18 March 2007

Lucindale Field Days

The last few days I have been away from home at the Lucindale Field Days. As staying home is one of my favourite things this wasn't the most enjoyable experience for me. I went anyway and it was an experience. The numbers of people attending were down and I didn't make a huge amount of sales. I did make an ok number of sale and I had lots of good feedback on my toys. It is good to have other peoples opinions so I know whether I am making toys only I like or if they are going to appeal to a variety of people.


This is my set-up at Lucindale. I was outside (cheaper) but tried to make it pretty ( I just love bunting!).



Here is a view down one of the streets. It really is a huge setup with lots of stalls. I don't think I would do a filed day again (mostly because I just like staying at home), but it was a good experience. Anyway, tomorrow I am back at school and sewing, sewing, sewing. Hopefully I will have some exciting pics to post soon!

Monday, 12 March 2007

Softie play

Today we had a birthday party at our house for my bloke, with all his family in attendance (including his sister living in the US via yahoo messenger, yay). My niece and nephew found my sewing room and the many piles of softies I have been making of late. After playing with some puppets and blob monsters they decided that the play food was the most fun (either feeding it to the puppets or throwing it around the room). It was really nice to be able to see the things I have been making being enjoyed by little people. It make me feel even more excited and motivated to design and make more.


Here I have some more pretend food. Softie bananas. I took this pic on my IKEA stool. It frames them beautifully. My brother Max has already put in an order for a banana!

Friday, 9 March 2007

Sewing, sewing . . .

I have spent the last week feeling quite dreadful, as you can tell from the lack of posting. The worst thing about it is I got no sewing of any type done. I hate the feeling of being unproductive. I have been feeling much better yesterday and today (the only pain I am feeling is my splitting headache) so I have been madly sewing to make up for my lack over the past week. I have had such fun thinking up things and then designing and sewing them. It really is my best thing ever. My mum quoted something at me the other day (I forget where from). It was something like 'live in a creative isolation'. At times I think that life would be a whole lot nicer like that. I really could spend all my time alone in my sewing room creating things. Well, maybe not. Anyway, here are pics of the things I have been making.


Finger puppets with pretty lining (you can't really see it).


Flowers, ladybugs and bee brooches.


Sausage and egg (for breakfast of course!)



. . . and a sandwich. Just like my sister Rose likes them (without the dead animal). I have always wanted to make play food, ever since forever I think. There is just something so appealing about it. When I was small I loved playing pretend. Dressing up, playing house, making letter boxes and sending my siblings mail, pretend cooking, tea set, and everything else. As an incredibly old person now I still find it all so attractive (which is silly because now I am doing it for real). Oh well, I am a weirdo I know. I hope to stay in my silly mood for a good long while!

Thursday, 1 March 2007

To market to market


Here I am at a Saturday market I go to sometimes. It isn't all that impressive. My bunting is all crooked and everything! The reason I am posting this is I am going to the Lucindale Field Days in a couple of weeks and I am trying to syke myself up for it. I really like the idea that I can sell stuff I make so I can buy more fabric. Does it work in reality though? I haven't done enough of it yet to really be able to tell if it works or not. We will see. It is great though to have such a good excuse to design and sew toy etc.