|I love these little toys. Julie Williams is amazing! Her patterns are sooo cute and extremely well written. I love the new overalls.|
|I want these overalls for myself.|
|Made using TONS of fabrics I've had for years and years and years (plus a little new). My stash is noticeably depleted, in a good way.|
|The back's always more cleanly defined. Plus, the photo's are more distinct than reality. It's just a big fluffy pile of colour, but it feels amazing! So thick!|
|Relates to previous post.|
|Just so you can see the state of things around here. I keep putting it on the verandah (because of the mess) but in the end, I'm too keen to dilly-dally. So we're knee deep in thread and fluff and crazy. The One True doesn't mind at all.|
The trolley was in use at my Granny & Gramps's pub (The Star Hotel at Yackandanhad). I used to roll it out with the bread and butter dishes to set the tables.
Some of the fabrics I have had since I was a teenager, or remember my Grandma having in her cupboard. I can point to the origin of most of it and so my memories are well and truly in there. I might be the only one who will ever know, but the family will have other associations in time to come, I guess.
|It's around 80 x 150 cm.|
|The starting points, above and below.|
|This is the original...|
|And this is the new...|
|Fig (from our tree) & Ginger Marmalade|
|African Cucumbers. Very prickly. Quite delicious. Gorgeous looking. Massive vine. Hardly ate any. Months later we still have some in a bowl, looking impressive.|
|I made a heap of Bees-wax Wraps. They keep avocado's for ages (cut) without their going at all brown. It's the antiseptic nature of the wax, I'm thinking. Vintage fabric...|
|Still loving the biscuits but could do with another mould (getting bored).|
|You can see Chris's grandchildren rugs on the wall behind me.|
|Here is the newest Hanky Box. I love hankies and have way too many for the last box, so I've made a bigger version. I have used an old Book of Cats I bought years back (Op Shop) for just this purpose, i.e. crocheting together.|
|The beads are made by rolling up paper, around a tooth-pick, then gluing the ends.|
|It's hard to photograph, because of the plastic covering.|
|This was a card I gave my Dad, after his big operation 5+ years ago. Thanking him for staying with us. He gave us 4 1/2 years after it. Thanks Dad xxxxxxx|
The blue patterned base is from a heavy cardboard box I kept my water-colour pencils in for years and didn't have the heart to throw out. Using such a strong base makes the box very stable.
|Follow the label Tutorials, at the bottom, for some help as to how they are made.|