Hello! Just wanted to let those of you who are interested know that I have just uploaded my rabbit pattern to my shop here. Like the doll pattern it's a 10 page PDF that I will email you within 24 hours, so you can print it out at home and get sewing faster. Included is the full pattern & directions to make your own boy or girl rabbits (like these), plus clothes for him or her: a skirt, short overalls and a vest. I really hope you like it. The instructions are quite detailed, so I'd say that it is about a 3 out of 10 on a scale of difficulty. Any questions, please ask. Thanks so much again!
This little fella has been knocking around in my sketch book for a while now. It was so good to have a chance to make him 3 dimensional today while Henry was having some time with Grandma.
Pups is off to live with one of the kids supported by the Mirabel Foundation. I'm sure you all know about it, but just in case you don't, Softies for Mirabel is a yearly collection of handmade toys organised by Pip. If you're keen to know more, or if you'd like to send along a handmade friend of your own for a kid in need, read all about it right here.
After changing my mind bazillions of times about which one to tackle next, I have finally settled on getting my bunny pattern ready to sell. It should be good to go in about a week - I hope you will like it! It's been so good to see what has been made so far from the doll pattern, and I've got to admit I'm a little bit addicted to writing these up now. There will be more, I'm afraid, oh yes!
These two rabbits, Jack and Zelda, were made in a wave of bunny enthusiasm, and will go in the shop once I stockpile a few more friends to join them.
Also, if you don't read this in a reader, you might notice that I'm in the process of cleaning things up around here. It's been a while since the blog got a bit of love, so there's a new layout and banner. I'm going to add a couple of new things to the sidebars and have started to use categories. I like using categories on other blogs, and have been intending to do it here for ages. As for sorting through 5 (!!) years of blog posts to add the categories - that can be filed under insane.
Tiel is posting about her current obsessions, so I thought I might join in.
We are just winding up the second week of school holidays, and between fun stuff (playdates, pajama days, botanic gardens, an ice skating party for Audrey's birthday), and not so fun stuff (sick kids - again, aargh!), I haven't seen much of the inside of my work room.
So my obsession this week has been something I would like to make. I'm itching to start another quilt, and have lately been drawn to those using only solid fabrics. Particularly inspiring:
I'm Fiona. I live in Adelaide, Australia with my husband and two small kids. This is where I blog about the stuff I make (mostly toys and quilts). Sometimes I also write about my little family, and the things that inspire me. Thanks for swinging by.