I never quite got round to showing you some of the things I'd made for christmas presents...and Christmas is definitely well and truly over now, the decorations packed away until next year, so I'm a bit late but like they say, better late than never. I'm going to show you anyway (whether you want to look or not!)
I made 2 spaceman dolls, one was for the little boy of someone I have got a possible wholesale order from. He owns a shop in my local town, and him and his wife are lovely, so I made their little one, Jonah, a doll. The other one is Leo's, and he got a cushion to match too.
And then I made 2 dolls for my friend, Hannah's, daughters - one of whom said RUBBISH when she opened the parcel (Thanks a lot, Elizabeth!). She is only 2, and I don't think she really knows what rubbish is, and her mum likes it so that's the main thing.
I won't bore you with more of my Christmas creations, I'll move on to the here and now and this weeks bits and bobs.
Sarah at paper-and-string made a frog last week, and suggested it would make a great doorstop. My friend Anna wanted a doorstop for her son's room, and as she is always bringing armfuls of toys and clothes round to ours for Leo I thought I'd make her one as a thank you present. So I pinched Sarah's idea (thank you honey pie!) and made Guy a bright red cord frog, with blue and red starry belly. He's filled with rice, weighs a bloody ton and is doing the job rather magnificently (and has survived being thrown over their galleried landing and onto the wooden floor in the hall many times - so my machining skills must be improving! I liked Guy's frog so much I thought I'd cut into the super precious 1950s unfinished quilt top (that I bought from ebay for an absolute steal, is made from the old owners old 1950s dresses, and was made by her mum, who has recently, and very sadly, passed away) and make one for Grace too. I keep saying I'll use the quilt top for a quilt (it makes sense) but it is too girly for Leo's room, the wrong colours for Grace's and too small for mine so I have resigned myself to using it for smaller, but very special projects (saving enough of it for a lap quilt though, I need to quilt a bit of it at least).
Her beautiful blue eyes are beads that another Sara (the KittyEden one) sent me (blimey - is the land of blog full of Sarahs?), so thank you to you too (all of the bits you sent me are going to very good use by the way...I would have taken a picture had Grace not stolen the package in the first place and pilfered the bits she wanted...leaving me these blue beads and some pretty fabric squares!)
PS, for some reason I can't get links to work today, so I'll try again later Blogger - Grrrrr!!!
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