Friday, March 22, 2013

Wee Wonderfuls

Thimble-sized tiny red parasols......
I imagine fairies sheltering underneath
keeping their wings dry from raindrops...

More little umbrellas crowed together growing on an old log.
Isn't nature wonderful?

Sandi x
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Monday, March 18, 2013

In Print

It is so exciting to see your projects in print.
Here is my latest one - the little beehive pincushion.
It is always a pleasure working with Danielle (Editor) and her expert team at Country Threads magazine. They always make my projects look wonderful with their beautiful styling and photography. 

Here is the cover (Volume 13 No 10). Lots of fabulous projects inside....
Happy Crafting, I must dash,
Sandi x
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Thursday, March 7, 2013

Hubby's Bunny

Helping my mother-in-law move house (she was moving into a retirement village), we came across a long lost friend.
'Rabby Bunnet'
Hubby fondly remembers having a bunny when he was little, and had assumed it was long gone.
What a wonderful surprise!
Rabby was lovingly crafted by a favourite aunt (Aunty Lucy). He was made from a piece of cream wool blanket.

With a button eye missing, an arm nearly off, a few stains, Rabby was
 looking a little worse for wear.
He is quite heavy, so after carefully undoing the arm (that was falling off), I discovered him to be stuffed with some kind of pink cotton??? clumpy looking filling.
So I decided to unstuff (is that a word?) Rabby and give him a good soak to see if I could get the stains out. It doesn't matter if they don't completely come out. And I don't really want to bring him back to 'new'. He still has to look a little .....what's the word?....aged?
The embroidered face will have to be reworked as it was a bit moth-eaten. I have gone through my old button collection to find a pair of matching eyes to stitch on.
I will do an update post when he is ready.
Do you still have any of your cherished childhood toys?
Cheerio for now,
Sandi x
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