Monday, May 11, 2015

Spring Craft fair

Last weekend, there was a craft fair at the fire hall.
I'm really liking my new-ish wire burlap baskets and chalk paint labels.
I decided to try some new items for summer.
 Cashmere socks!
And of course, I must have lovies for the littles.

The following items are now available at  
Bear friend in a tin
 bunny in a basket. Actually, they are sold separately.

The ever fabulous, Hand Puppets

Socks, dollies, glass plates
 And trinket tray
 This past weekend, we also celebrated Neve's 1st Communion.
T'was a lovely day for a lovely occasion with some family visiting too.
Have a good one.

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

rope rope rope

Sorry, I do have more to show you, but I was so excited to show you this, that I must do it now.
 This is not a pure cotton rope, it is polyester and cotton. 
With a foam core. The foam squishes and flattens when you sew it. 
It seems the rope is a little smaller in size also, although it says it is the same thickness. 
And it is half the price of the pure cotton rope, which I can't find.
(Anyone have a lead on cotton rope?)
I think I will make more of these though.
So many variations to try.

I thought that with the polyester quotient, it would be good to make coasters.
Yes, it would be. More to come. 
And what about that stool in the photo shoot?
We have two of them.
 They were made by my Husband's grandfather. 
I love the paint on it. The other one is clean.
 I toyed with sanding it down on a few occasions,
 but really..
it is distressed honestly, no fakery there.
And in news from the chicken farm:
One of our chickens died yesterday. 
Balky or Brownie, we're not sure which one, 
but the one pictured below is, indeed, the one that has passed.
Passed in her sleep after being slow for a few days.
thanks chicky hoo hoo
we enjoyed your eggs and entertainment.

Brrr, must go sit by that roaring fire in the photo above.
Bring on the spring weather!!


Monday, April 20, 2015

cotton bowls

It's been busy at the sewing machine. I think I will stretch it out to give you more blog posts.
Here is the latest obsession:
Cotton rope bowls
I've been wanting to do this for years. 
With the latest craze documented by some of my favourite bloggers,
 Soulemama and maya made 
and finding the actual rope at the local hardware store, 
I felt it was time to try it out.
Love love love.
Do you see the thin threads of colour?
Yea, it wasn't enough colour for me.
So I tired it again with bits of felt.
Yes, much better!
 I love the texture and pops of colour. It is therapeutic to sew around and around.

I have many more ideas for adding colour to the outside.
 The only thing stopping me is lack of materials. It is very expensive at the local hardware store. I think I may have to wait until I or someone else goes to the city.
Should I make these available to sell at the Spring Craft sale at the Fire Hall on May 2nd?
Whaddaya think?

have a good one,

Friday, April 3, 2015

I sewed a pair of socks!


Look how pretty they are! 
And so comfortable.
Now I know what I'll be using my patterned cashmere sweaters for.
I bought the pattern for Polar fleece socks on a trip to Joann's in Sarasota.
Oh yes, we went to Florida for 2 weeks in March. 
I haven't taken the crappy pictures from my phone yet, but I will write a post here for record keeping.
It was wonderful. Hot, sunny, beachy, hot tub, pooly and other interests were taken care of.
And I didn't need a pair of socks once!


Saturday, March 21, 2015

a little stitchy

I have a little down time this week, so I pulled out a kit in an envie.

It's from Mollie Makes, UK version.
It's nice and compact. I only needed the hoop and a pair of scissors.
The thread is not such great quality. It tangles. 
I had a moment of bringing my own, but just went with it.
and this is for knitterly people. DO you see a problem with this below?
Have a good one.

Friday, March 13, 2015

chickens, owls and who-ville hair

Aahh, A warm day in the middle of snow season. 
Where you can hear everything melting, birds singing and chickens making an awful racket. 
They want to get out and play too.
(oh, did I not say that they don't like to put their delicate feet on the snow? Spoiled chickens.)

So I put some straw down outside the coop area. They were as happy as could be.
 And in kid news: Crazy Hair day was indeed, crazy.
 Can't get enough of these owls.
 I think I will adjust the eyes a bit. This guy does seem extremely sad or worried.
Makes you want to love him more.
 And at the moment, I am working on a decor kind of owl. Denim, shiny thread and metal button eyes.
Our two days of warm weather was delightful. 
Just gets you through enough to gather strength for the snow storm we're expected to get on Sunday.
Hello March Break.
Have a good one.

Owl pattern from here.

Saturday, February 28, 2015

sweater owl

I made a new owlie out of a very happy sweater...
 It's the same pattern as this one.
 The photos from my new cell phone BITE! The colour of this sweater is very bold.
But this guy is still willing to give you a hug.
Well, he's probably giving a hug to some lucky winner.
He was sent to an auction last night.
Be sure that there will be a few more of these for sale in May at the Fire Hall Craft Sale!!