cardboard and wool stars

amazing what you can do with cereal boxes from our recycling bin and balls of wool from the stash!
i made these with my girl one crafty afternoon. i like that we could both do the same, but different, side by side. i think this might even work for making decorations with kidsof all ages for our upcoming big family farm camping christmas.
my favourite one is the white one. i used 2 ply wool for that one, so i recommend thinner wool or crochet thread.
basically, cut the circles, cut some notches, wrap wool and secure, but more instructions and ideas can be found here.

pink and yellow cushion

today i made a cushion for my girl as she lay on the couch all day, unwell.
my girl, who loves colour. my girl, who especially loves pink, yellow, and flowers.
the sewing definately kept my mind and fingers busy. i haven't got a magic wand to make her feel better but i'm hoping something new, made with mama-love will help at least a little bit.
the pattern is the scrappy nap pillow from anna maria's, handmade beginnings.

finn's quilt

i had another full sewing day this weekend. bliss.

i made definate progress on my boy's birthday quilt.
lots of cutting strips. (oops. i know. i put my cutter down for the photo with out putting the blade cover back on. not good practice, those things are sharp!)
my dining table was covered in piles of strips, sorted according to size and colour.
then there was a whole lot of sewing the strips end to end.
then lots of pressing the fabric and pressing the seams.
it's coming together nicely.


just posting a studio shot because i haven't made anything for a little while, so i'm giving myself a few reminders.

i love
:: these colours
:: this wee space i've made for myself
:: and what i can make with just fabric, thread (and a bit of love)

starting his quilt

i've decided to make quilts for my kids. this is something i didn't think i'd ever do. but i've chosen fabrics, started cutting and done some sewing on my boy's. i don't think i realised how big this project was going to be until i started! but it will get done and i'm pleased i've started now with months of time up my sleeve before birthdays roll around.

i'm using a pattern from anna maria horner's latest book. actually, it's the one on the cover.
love it. wish me luck.

excuse me while i be a proud mama

:: googly eyes and shell beak

:: tail feathers

sadly i can't claim this to be made by me. it is a peacock made by the extremely industrious four year old that lives here. more hot glue action. i got the glue gun out for her and then she was left to her own devices while i worked alongside her, cutting fabric. i love the mixed media... wood, feathers, shells, fabric, cotton wool, nails, cardboard.