Friday, 6 March 2015

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A fun finish this week, a shark pencil case for my son's friend using this tutorial.


It's not the most perfect sewing on my part but I enjoyed using a crazy stitch on my machine and hand stitching eyes - yeah I have no black buttons or white zips left, must add those to the shopping list! 


Yesterday was World Book Day and I let the kids chose characters from their favourite books. Joan chose a classic tale and wanted to be the gingerbread man - we made her mittens last weekend and I sewed some buttons on a hoodie. Bit of lip liner on the nose and cheeks and she was done (fyi the Chanel waterproof liner on her cheeks lasted ALL day so if you're in need of one I would recommend it!). Fred wanted to be a milk bottle, from his current obsession Fortunately, the Milk by Neil Gaiman. I appliqu├ęd the obvious (but necessary) letters on his t-shirt and he wore a cheap glitter hat with a straw stapled on the side. They were both super happy and they each won a best dressed award in class - going up on stage in assembly! The school seem to appreciate hand made, make-do costumes. I am proud they were so confident in their choices and pleased my kids love reading as much as I do!



Children are such a blessing and the wonderful Jodi has invited us all to make hexie flowers for Rachel, whose new baby daughter Eleni is currently in NICU. It's a lovely idea to send her flowers stitched with love and, other than keeping her in my thoughts, it feels nice to be able to contribute something. If you would like to send flowers please read Jodi's post here.



at Quokka Quilts this week


15 comments:

  1. I love seeing the various beautiful flowers being made for Rachel and Eleni.

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  2. I love, love, love that pencil case! And the costumes were just too cute!

    Your flowers for Rachel and Eleni are so pretty. I just got my papers cut out and hopefully will be stitching them up this weekend.

    xoxo

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  3. Cool pencil case - I am sure the friend loved it! I loved the costumes - you and your kids are so creative and artistic! I love it!

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  4. great outfits, and much nicer than chain store ones.

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  5. What a fun pencil case, my grandson would love that too. Great costumes, so much nicer to see home made rather than the stereotypical stores own. And much better than that Shades of Grey one that one mum sent her son in!!

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  6. Such adorable costumes! Making them is important, I think. Glad they love reading!!!

    The pencil case is too cute! I might have to make one!

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  7. Loving the shark, and excellent choices on the costume front!

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  8. OOh they are so cute! :) Have you seen the crochet shark slippers? I think you need to start on those next ;)

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  9. Those costumes are fantastic. It makes me very sad to see commercial fancy dress in supermarkets these days because I think buying a costume goes right against the spirit of dressing up. I'm so glad your children's school encourages and rewards creativity and I hope other schools still do that too :)

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  10. genius costumes. I'm so bad at joining in with these things. The wee man would die for that shark!

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  11. How cute are they?! Yes, homemade costumes are generally appreciated far more than bought ones and, even better, your children were actually dressed as characters from books rather than as characters who are really from a film which then had a dreadful book published to make more money...

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  12. That shark is going on the holiday sewing list! Great costumes and sweet, sweet flowers.

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