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Monday, 30 April 2012

Owl Love - 5 Great Tutorials

I have loved the owl image for as long as I can remember. When I was a small child, I owned a red ceramic owl money box. It was very 70's & I loved it!

Today, owls are everywhere. I have put  together a pinterest board called "Owl's That!"  for everything Owl.
Here are 5 great owl tutorials...

Wise Owls
A super tutorial by Efemeraink for these little chaps can be found here.
Owl Cushion 
Great tutorial here from The Crafting Friend.      

Owl Costume
U Create have some fantastic costume ideas here. So Cute!

Owl Wings  
These are so adorable (and don't tell anyone, shhh! but I would love some of these myself!)
You can find the tutorial here, by llevoelinvierno. 

Egg Box Wise Owl
A clear tutorial by Nini Makes. 

Follow me on Pinterest for a lot more Owly Goodness.

An owl coin purse I made a few months ago. It looks  a little fuzzy as it lives in the bottom of my handbag.

I love this owl cushion that I bought at Bath Christmas market last year.

This post is dedicated 
to Mrs Penny!

Saturday, 28 April 2012

Circle Skirt - Great Tutorial

I came across this super circle skirt tutorial  by danamadeit.com a while ago have been keeping it on my mental "to do" list.
Well today I found some gorgeous material that I knew my daughter would love.

To make the skirt, you basically make a large doughnut, which you attach to a wide elastic waistband. 

The hardest bit is working out the trigonometry to make your pattern, but tutorial is very well explained.

The skirt looks great & moves beautifully. My daughter loves it and I can see myself 
making many more of these.

Thanks for looking.

Sunday, 22 April 2012

Aprons For Haiti.

Designed by Iola
 (age 10)
I have been making aprons for "Project 17"

From the Project 17 facebook page:
It is unlikely that the average Haitian woman will ever receive anything that is special and pretty, something just for herself. Daily life for the Haitian woman is grueling and backbreaking. Most have to carry 5-gallon buckets of water on their heads from miles away. Cooking is done in a pit in the ground from handmade charcoal. The few pieces of clothing they have are washed in the river and hung to dry. 

To receive something as precious as an apron made with love from pretty new fabrics would go a long way in making a Haitian women feel special. We would love for you to join us as we sew and collect aprons for the women of Haiti! 

If you want to join in, the details can be found here.

I used these two helpful tutorials to make the aprons:
I made this one for my daughter.

I Luf Yoow So Mush!

Loki, my 5 year old son is dyslexic. He doesn't finding reading & writing easy, but he tries so hard.

He was awarded this head teachers certificate last term for"... really working hard at his reading & writing, leading to a dramatic improvement."
(Proud mummy moment)

He told me yesterday not to come into the dining room. When he came out, I was presented with this beautiful drawing of the two of  us.
I am going to buy a frame for it tomorrow!

Friday, 20 April 2012

Oh, I do like to be besides the seaside....

I have viewed with interest Sarah from Sew now we are four's weekly submissions to Our Reflection's photo challenges.
I thought I would join with this weeks theme of WATER, by submitting this photo:

This was taken on a beautiful March day earlier this year. My son spent most of the day playing chicken with the waves. Does it get any better than that?

Why don't you have a go?