In August last year I started sewing a soft toy for Gorgeous Girl’s October birthday. Well, life got kind of crazy and it didn’t get finished, so I put it aside intending to finish it for a Christmas present instead. However, I got stuck on the instructions and took it unfinished to my fabulous friend Kerin who is my sewing guru. She looked at what I had done, said 4 words (hand baste it first) and then helped me finish the sewing part of the toy.
Stuffing however, had to wait until we reached PNG and my stash had arrived.
10 months in the making. Meet Bob the Rooster.
Gorgeous Girl grabbed him and ran around the house singing ‘cockadoodle doo’ and then informed me very seriously that: “This should be the last soft toy, Mummy, I have enough now”.
The pattern can be found in the book More Softies. This is the second pattern from this book that I’ve made and I have my eye on a few more. Gorgeous Girl spent the evening going through the book pointing out other toys I could make for her, so I guess she got over the feeling of having enough toys. :)
I recently finished knitting up this hat for charity.
Gorgeous Man commented that it reminds him of an old-fashioned swimming cap. Hopefully there will be a mother out there who likes the vintage look.
Gorgeous Girl is on holidays this week. She gets 4 weeks of school holidays and then she gets an extra week because we will be in Australia for the first week of term 3. She is not impressed. She would much rather be at school than at home. Anyway, she asked to do some stamping this week and while she had my stamps out I also made a card.
I’m trying to build up a little stock of cards to have on hand to give when needed rather than having to make one for each occasion.
I’m not a natural scrapbooker. I produce my best pages when I have other people to scrap with and bounce ideas off. However, I don’t know any other scrapbookers in PNG and I don’t have a local scrapbook store to visit for inspiration. So I look through my magazines and find a layout that sparks an idea and then use what is in the stash. My last 2 scrapping sessions produced these layouts.
Gorgeous Man and Gorgeous Girl found this little guy outside a few days ago.
They brought him inside briefly for a quick photo session.
Um, yeah, need to tidy that corner of the lounge room…