Friday, April 17, 2009
Here are the little leather shoes I made for Rimu. Thanks Leanne for your generous help and all the materials too, including the leather needle. They will be perfect for when he starts to walk. In the meantime I think I had better make him a pair or two of cloth ones. Luckily Zheng's friend Emily has leant me her sewing machine for a few days. Today I hemmed a set of curtains and got them up again in time for Zheng to have a "new mother afternoon nap"
I will post photos of the sugar n cream cotton yarn I have bought for each of you. You will have to fight over the colours. But I am all inspired to try some yarn dying when I get back to NZ. See this post from my friend Kirsty, and you will see why... I know we can't use food colour for cotton, but I can use my Procion Dyes.
So my mission to you is to store or buy up light coloured pure wool, especially if you can get it from thrift shops. Then we can have a dying session in May. Grey, beige, cream will all work with what I have in mind!
Monday, April 13, 2009
Sunday, April 12, 2009
Hi gals, and sorry I can't be with you to craft tonight. Thanks for your lovely gifts for Rimu: I will get the photos on the blog soon. Shopping at Michael's tomorrow, and I will also be checking out Joann's as soon as possible, so please send me any orders!!
Having such an inspiring time I have decided to start a new blog about the places my crafting takes me, and I don't just mean that "special place" we all need to retreat to from time to time. Its "Travels with my Trimmer". I will be getting my Queen of Scraps blog back on track in the next couple of days too.
It is lovely to have the time to catch my breath.