Saturday, 19 August 2017

Random August round up

Bargain box of coloured threads found in Aldi for $5 - handy for repairs & craft projects, can never have too many different coloured cottons!

New ( to me!) cookbooks - borrowed the " Outlander" cook book from the library, & copied a couple of recipes to try.

Yummy ginger & sesame seed slice from the slice cookbook.
Happy flower with 3kg weight inside- another make for work, based on the " Zelda Zinnia" pattern from  the " Simple Softies" book.

Friday, 11 August 2017

Crafty things to do this weekend and next

The Round she goes 2nd hand clothing market is on this Sunday in Coburg.

Brunswick North West PS have their winter magic market-
And next weekend the sister's market returns to Brunswick.

Thursday, 10 August 2017

Ribbit ribbit

I need a frog for work ( as you do working with toddlers & preschoolers!) and couldn't find my favourite frog toy at work, so I quickly made one tonight ( when I should have been doing the dishes!).
The pattern is an old one, found in a book or possibly from the good old "Australian Women's Weekly". 
My mum made one when I was in primary school,  in 2 shades of blue, filled with budgie seed courtesy of our 2 pet budgies.
When I started high school I was in " blue" team, known as" Bates house" - the school was originally a girls' school, so the 4 house teams were Bates, Bronte, Nightingale and Chisolm. The blue frog was then named "Bates frog" and was taken to some school sports events in junior high as a team mascot.
I sewed the frog up on the machine before cutting it out, stuffed with some stuffing instead of seeds- I need it to be light so it can bounce around on a parachute or piece of blue fabric. 
I will try it out at playgroup tomorrow, singing along to "Der Glumph" and "5 green speckled frogs"!!!

Wednesday, 9 August 2017

I call these my " Outlander" mitts

...they match my brown Outlander style cowl.  There are some great free patterns and ideas for Outlander inpspired knitting on the web! ( but I made up my own mitt/arm warmer pattern, it is just 2 rectangles after all!)

Tuesday, 1 August 2017

Just play it loud, ok!

I know this satin fabric looks pretty loud, but that is ok because it will never be worn in public- it will be made into pj pants! My pj's tore when I got out of bed this morning, I made them a few years ago, & I cut them a bit too small, so I didn't think they would last too long
  Plus the fabric was only $3 per metre from Anne's fabrics in Brunswick. Bargain!