Sunday, March 28, 2010

Wilfred is back

I love this show, so glad to see its second series...but be warned it is not for the faint hearted!

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Crafting frenzy

Loobylu's wheat bag

I made Loobylu's sweet wheat bag for Maeve's friends birthday tommorow and then found I liked it so much I did not want to give it away...so I made another one. Of course, I had too.
The back is the same fabric as the arms (an op shop find) and is modified to have a similar opening to a pillow case for a seperate loose wheat bag. The pattern is in Pip's Meet Me at Mikes book.

Loobylu's wheat bag

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I have also been busy making some Easter presents using a "myrtle and Eunice" pattern. Tania's pattern is free to use but do not sell these softies! Here is a link to the Chickummyjig

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Now, just because he is so cute, here is another photo of the lovely Aldo, freshly bathed...Awwwe!
Have you ever thought of getting a Lagotto?

Bathed and beautiful - Aldo

How to make a Cute Bunny Easter Egg Cosy

How to make a Cute Quick Bunny Easter Egg Cosy

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Cut 1 x face, 2 x head/body, 4 x ears and 1 nose

Firstly, either iron on and/or sew on face
Sew on nose and free style a cute bunny face…don’t
forget the twitchy whiskers!
Sew ears right sides together then turn right
way and iron (eeew) I folded the ears in half
and stitched a little to encourage them to stand up!
Sew a crumpled up bit of lace on
the back piece for a cheeky little tail.
Place ears on face in roughly the positions shown
in diagram. Then put the back on top right
sides facing together. Sew around the curved line
keeping the ears in position.
I also zig zag to give it extra strength.
To save time I have also gone for the easy
zig zag around finish around the open end.
You could always cut body pieces a little longer
and hem for a neater look.

How to make a Easter bBunny egg cosy

I used an old wool jumper for the body (mine was not felted but that would work well) a bit of felt for the nose, 1 inch bunched up bit of lace for the tail and an op shop table cloth for the ears.
Now I just need to get some little egg cups before Easter.
Let me know if you make some...
xx Michele

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Saturday, March 13, 2010

The Great Shave

Crazy Hair!
We went to support some lovely people raising money for Leukemia foundation today at our local shops. There were shaved heads a plenty, hair sprayed all sorts of great colors and some great face painting.
Also, of course the integral sausage in bread and a lovely rally of community support!
I really hope the ‘Dougzilla’ team raised a wonderful amount of money.

Friday, March 12, 2010

Crazy

My youngest is loving his kindergarten, here is Fi at Kinder's Crazy hair Day.
Fi with Crazy hair and a dare devil look in his eyes!

I've been bike ride along the O'Shannasy Aqueduct again - too good!
Although... my friend Cath talked me into riding...ah...walking up from main street Warburton. I am pretty unfit and it was quite tough!
Crazy!
But, it was dead easy once we got there and so beautiful it was well worth it.
Here is me nearly passing out! I'm Serious!!

And here is Cath - aka "Dick Dastardly socks" with the speed stripes.
You won't talk me into that hill again in a hurry Cath!!
O' Shannassy Aqueduct
Well...maybe...it was really fun!
Lets go again!!
xx chele

Friday, March 5, 2010

A fun and easy card

I love to use this little character, it works well for last minute gift cards and is great fun as a craft activity for the kids, using up all those lovely scraps.
Sarah aka "the Small Object" has them free to down load over here.

A card for a new friend