I had a lovely visit from my niece and her darling daughter yesterday, Hard to believe this little girl will soon be 3! Their next door neighbour was having a garage sale so I went back with them to take a look. Years ago they used to make T shirts and now they are selling off their bits and pieces, When I told them what I did in making things for charity they said pick what you like and we will name a price. I had $25 with me on the day and she let me have the lot for that amount, Their way of giving back as she liked the idea of what I do. How wonderful!
What I have made today. This is another fleecy toy using this pattern.
Very soft, plump and cute. I am really enjoying making things with polar fleece. The colour is not as it is in real life, not so fluro, but the camera has a problem with this and purples. Another fantastic pattern I can recommend. Her instructions, links to video tutorials and pictures make making them a lot of fun.
These are a couple of cute polar fleece teddies for charity that I have made this morning using this free pattern from the delightful blog of While She Naps.
The two clocks are prizes, one for the Aussie Hero Quilts and Laundry Bags raffle and the other is my blog winner. More of the little Thank you gifts for the staff of Spotlight and Savers for all the lovely service they give me each year. Always service with a smile.
This is what I have made today. Two cats using polar fleece from the cat pattern from http://www.shinyhappyworld.com/store
These will be finished tonight by having their whiskers embroidered. I love these patterns, simple but oh so cuddly. They will be going to the Angels for the Forgotten charity. This is their link. My plan for the next few weeks is to make a couple of toys a day.
Arrived at long last! Well worth the wait though! I did some research on my sewing machine and was pretty excited to find out that it took generic feet. 5 teflon feet for $3 with free postage on ebay.
and this set of 18 feet including the walking foot for $26 again free postage on ebay. I have tried them all out and they are great!
Sickness has kept me away from crafting for a couple of weeks but today I am feeling much better. I am getting things ready for my Crafternooners. A pile of cardstock trees cut out for them to fold, decorate and add to their 3d card making.
Remember those cute little glass decorations I picked up for 50c from the op shop the other week? There were 20 in total and this is how I am going to use them for tree decorations. Recycled electrical wire wrapped around a form to make a circle, cut and then taped to make a ring.
Crochet a single crochet all around, then another row on top of that, crochet single chain to make a loop and loop the little charm inside of that.