Monday, March 29, 2010
You will need, cardboard, tops or slivers wool, glue.
Then wind the sliver around the two pieces of cardboard. Keep winding till you can't fit anymore in the small hole.
Cut in between the two pieces of cardboard, and tie some yarn tightly a couple of times around in between the cardboard.
Okay, yes your right, it's a glorified pom pom.
Cut out two ears and glue them deep in place, you want the bunny to be soft, so don't put the glue near the tips of wool.
Now the fun part, you all get to play hairdessers, or the children do. Trim the pom pom into shape.
Joey(always Joey) asked if I could do hopping back legs, nope I said, just crouching ones.
Sunday, March 28, 2010
In Australia, we really don't have, well I can't seem to find, really beautiful fabrics.
We do have great quilting shops, but I think there's a market for clothing, swiss bastiste, Italian silks, Irish linens, european prints, organic fabric, Australian knits and pima cottons from America. childrens, womans and men.
I'm stuck, I need your help, a name is so important, don't you think?
I've loved some names, then after a while I grow tired of the them. And most names I come up with are taken, yeah, all the good ones.
I'm down to two; Gingham Girl or Bloom.
What do you think? I'm open to new ones too!
Wednesday, March 24, 2010
Don't worry, she gets plenty of time to wear short's and pinnies around on the farm. But she isn't a tomboy, by far.
A childs name say's something about them, don't you think?
My eldest Jim, say's solid, earthy and no fuss, just like Jim. People ask is it short for James, and it isn't. James to me has such a different meaning.
My youngest boy Flynn, say's flamboyant, fiesty, I'm here!.
What does your childrens name say about them?
Back to the dress, lovely lilac spotted voile, with a square smocked yoke. This is the first time I've done the traditional square yoke.
Monday, March 22, 2010
Tuesday, March 16, 2010
Our school is having their annual Autumn Fair, and seeing I have all this gorgeous wool, I thought I would do a stall.
Sue has been dying my wool.
Oh, I thought I would show you my favourite lounge pants, Although I think I wear them everywhere, made from the softest linen, I used a fancy joining stitch on my sewing machine to join the border, I love this print,I always giggle when I look at the ladies bottoms, I'm the peach lady....... I wish I was the cherry!
Which one are you?
Sunday, March 14, 2010
Thursday, March 4, 2010
This is the finish yarn from our sheep, I'm so in love with this wool, it is so soft, it feels like cashmere. We have two brown, two grey and four cream sheep.
I think it's about 18 micron, which means super fine.
We were so lucky to get these sheep, it was a case of a friend of a friend's farmer husband was ready to cull these sheep from the flock because of a little colour in their wool.
It just goes to show doesn't it, one person rubbish, another persons treasure.
I think it's wonderful that they are coloured, the farmer did not share my enthusiasm.
It's funny isn't it, they can be fourth generation white sheep, and then for no reason, throw a black sheep.
Beautiful rich dark chocolate colour, even the children just want to smooch it.
Gorgeous silver grey colour.
If you would like to win some of the wool, leave me a comment telling me which colour you like and what you intend to make with it.
If you blog about it, I'll enter you again.
I'll anounce the three winners this time next week.