Saturday, 4 March 2017

Project 365 week 9

Sunday

Had been cracking up at the sewing machine, was working fine for some bits and then other bits it was not. So had spent time unpicking the seams where the bottom thread was all a knotty tangled mess and I lost the plot with the machine. Came back to find a note on it.





Monday

Took the new camera for its first proper outing today. Does not have anything like the zoom the last one had but does have higher pixels






Tuesday

Decided to try something different. Made a padded double sided  applique cushion as part of Spud's birthday.






Wednesday

DD2 came down for Spud's birthday tomorrow. Ziggy looked so cute in her cot, not very often I share a sleeping baby picture. The pink rabbit in beside her was bought for DD2's first Christmas, 36 years ago, cost a lot of money at the time, but still plays Brahms Lullaby. Looks a bit sadder than it did but is still well loved.
A run to Stirling today as it was put off from last Thursday when the whole area ground to a halt with people stuck on the motorways for more than 5 hrs in the snow.





Thursday


Today is Spud's first birthday. As per usual I made her birthday cake. Tasted yummy but minimal decoration. Wrote her name on top in marshmallows, did not realise babies and young children are not allowed to eat them as they are a choking hazard. The twins were quite happy to eat them. Quite difficult to get a picture as she did not want to be in her chair. Minky blew out her candle for her.







Friday

Went to a hobbycraft show in Glasgow today. It covered all sorts from card making, to pinning, bead work, knitting, cross stitch, as well as a lot of beautiful quilts on display. Got some hints and tips and ideas from the day. Did not spend much but having won the tickets it seemed a shame not to go.Actually won two lots but posted the others to a fellow local comper who wanted to go.

The car parking was difficult to find, just a multi storey now all the open air car parks are closed off. But have to say it looks amazing. You cross a walkway over the road to get to the main building and they run open buggies that carry six people backwards and forwards.



Saturday

Have had a few people ask me about the applique picture I made for Spud, and wanting one. So with that in mind I bought a few stencils at the show and am going to be taking orders and selling them on behalf of our local cash for kids charity. I signed up to be one of 500 people raising £100 for them before the end of the year. Here is an owl I have cut out. This was an experiment to see how I could keep the pieces held in place while I sew them, Tried blobs of glue on this but they are visible so that rules this out, next one I will try small pieces of wonderweb.






24 comments:

  1. What a lovely family heirloom you have with the pink bunny and I'm impressed it's still working after 36 years

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    1. yes so am I,has been repaired a few times. Elder daughter still has her panda but it is in a very sorry state.

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  2. Loving the cushions, so cool! And happy birthday to Spud!!!

    That car park looks a bit futuristic.

    Hope your machine starts working properly

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    1. Yes it does doesn't it, I really liked it.

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  3. Aww! Those cushions are gorgeous!
    Happy birthday to Spud. I hope she had a great day!

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    1. The twins enjoyed her birthday, they opened her presents and cards for her.

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  4. How sweet is that that you still have the pink teddy and it is still being used! Great birthday cake too, Happy Birthday Spud! #365

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    1. It is nice to pass the rabbit from mother to daughter.

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  5. Happy birthday to Spud! That time has flown by. Lovely picture of a sleeping Ziggy. What a great idea to sell your lovely crafts for charity.

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    1. I know the time passes far to quick, and Ziggy is rather cute.

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  6. Happy Birthday to Spud! Amazing to still have a very loved family teddy. The pillow is wonderful and I can see why people have asked for you to make and sell them :) Hope you enjoy making and selling them for charity.

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    1. my first one is in production, need some for people to see my work in the flesh so to speak. Got orders for 8 so far with 2 more possibles before I even start telling people I am doing it.

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  7. the pink bunny story was lovely, and how wonderful that after 36 years it still plays its song! I love seeing a sleeping baby photo. What a wonderful idea to make those animal appliqué cushions for charity, really loves of you Elaine. And happy 1st birthday to Spud x

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    1. I know, and considering DD1 use to try and vandalise it as she got driven demented by it being played half the night I am very surprised it works.

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  8. Love the note on the sewing machine!! The applique is looking good, I wish I could make things like that.

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    1. The note did cherr me up I have to say. I am not in a habit of losing the plot with inanimate objects as there is not much point.

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  9. Gosh, Spud one already!! Where does the time go?
    Lovely cushions that you made.
    Had to giggle at the sewing machine note..!

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    1. Tell me about it, but glad she is getting older as I can have the pleasure f watching her as well as the others.

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  10. So nice to still have the pink bunny. Hope you enjoyed the show.

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    1. The show was great thanks, hints and tips picked up and photos of patterns taken.

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  11. Would tacking them in place not work? Looks fab even with the glue. Glad the exhibition went well, I'd have loved that too #365

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    1. I have started using small pieces of wonderweb and that seems to be doing the trick, just means I need to keep switching the iron on and off.

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  12. How lovely that the pink bunny is still going strong! Love the cushions :) Happy birthday Spud, that has been a quick year!

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    1. It has been a very quick year, and she is no longer a baby.

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