After the amazing Hobby dragon I found the other day, How excited I was to find it I can only imagine how excited a kid would be to get something like this, especially if they have so little to start with.
I looked on line for a hobby horse pattern and found this one.
This is her blog. https://justbananasoversofttoys.wordpress.com/
I bought her pony pattern and I am very excited to make it. Hopefully I can do it justice, My plans are to make some to put under the K Mart Wishing Tree at the end of the year and a couple for the Angels for the Forgotten charity too.
This morning I went Savers shopping in Greensborough with my son, This is what I bought. Pack of blank cards with envelopes, too cute for Aussie Hero gift packs, pencils and little sewing animal kits for the Angels for the Forgotten charity. Total spend was $10.
This is my next Aussie Hero quilt. Parramatta Eels and Outback Australia. This T Towel will be the middle panel for the quilt, just perfect subject and colours. This will be a quilt as you go block with the backing added and strips to hold it all together afterwards.
The shoes have been designed, now to find the right weight leather to actually make them.
Captain Cook has got ears, now to shade them to fit his skin tone. Wig is finished as is the tricorn hat. Still waiting for the buttons for the costume to arrive. I will be hand sewing the hem of the coat today too.
This is the quilt as you go quilt I will be finishing off for Jan-Maree as she does not have the time to do it. How lovely is it! 14 inch quilt as you go musical blocks.
Today I met the original Captain Cook (known to the kids as Cookie) and his chair all the way from NSW. Mal Nicolson gave me some details on how important the doll is to the school.
He is very happy with how my interpretation of the doll is progressing. Always a good sign. My Captain Cook sitting in the chair, a good fit.
The kids will be given a link to see how the doll is made and the references I have used in making him. I have been given $50 for postage and if it costs more they will happily make it up in the form of a Spotlight voucher but I am pretty sure it will be fine.
Still far from finished, but it is getting there.I worked on making the tricorn hat more needs to be done on that and the shoes have been started and decorating the coat. Made the cuffs but not attached and need decorating but it is getting there.
Close up of the tricorn hat so far. Black wool
View from the back of the coat so far. Each of the panels have a decoration of gold at the top of the points these need to be added next. but the next thing that needs to be done is a quilt for Aussie Heroes so I will be putting him aside for now.
Today I went out op shopping for Aussie Hero stuff and stuff to finish the doll. This lovely bag of fabric was waiting for me at the front door. Thank you Libby, the fabric is wonderful.
Meggie enjoyed the bag that the fabric came in! Don't worry, she was only in it for a moment while the fabric was being photographed!
This is what I bought in Greensborough today, Blank photo paper to make my Aussie Hero postcards with, 2 pairs of shoes for the buckles, this gold braid to make the shoulder tassels with, (I cannot think of the proper name for it at the moment). a bag of gold buttons. and ribbon to go as the trim on the outside of the dress coat.
Working on the vest at the moment, but you can see the buttons are the right size for the doll.