Thursday, 31 December 2015

Holiday crafternoon plans

New paint from Riot Art & Craft...

Blank raw wooden beads from Spotlight ( have been looking for raw beads for AGES!).

New necklace! ( made a couple for some home made Christmas presents!)

LOVE the copper metallic paint! other colours have a nice matt finish, rubbed with a bit of beeswax furniture polish to make them smooth. Bought more beads & paint at Lincraft sale in Bendigo this week, ready for a crafternoon project catching up with friends in the holidays!

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Thursday, 24 December 2015

Merry Christmas everyone

Best wishes for Christmas, have a safe and restful holiday, with ( hopefully) time for some holiday sewing & crafting. I am planning on reading lots of books, making some new summer tops & skirts and playing lots of board games with my family ( there might just be some new games under the Christmas tree!).

* And the magpie up date - Bilbo has started flying lessons, he can take off from my arm & fly about 2-3 metres to the ground now. Trying to catch bugs and practising by stalking leaves and sticks and picking them up. Talks ALL the TIME. And refuses to go to sleep at night until he has had a cuddle & dozes off sitting on my lap!

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Thursday, 17 December 2015

Busy busy busy ...its that time of the year again

...when everything speeds up and there are just not enough hours in the day. Like this morning, I picked up the paper from the front lawn, opened it and suddenly though " it just can't be Thursday again, I don' t think I even read last Thursday's paper yet!"
I did manage to do a very quick bit of sewing on Monday night - a home made gift for my son's piano teacher. She is a big Elvis fan, so I made her a " record" placemat/ pot mat,

I had just treated myself to the " Mollie Makes" Christmas special last week, and when I saw this pattern, I knew I had to make one for Christine-

I think it looks even better with the Elvis fabric -left over from making a bag for her Christmas gift 2 years ago! I added a black dot for the centre " hole" - I think it makes it look more record like. I will definitely be making more of these! When I started it my H asked if I was going to make a set, but I said at this point I will be happy to get at least one sewn up ready for the next day!

And the other thing that has kept me busy lately -

Meet Bilbo, who I found on the side of the road last Monday, barely able to walk, I think he fell out of his nest a bit early. Hence the name Bilbo - as he had an unexpected journey!

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