Archive for the ‘cushions’ Category

all over the place

Sep
2014
16

posted by on chatter, crochet, cross stitch, cushions, nursing, quilts

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  I’m very unsettled at the moment.  You may have noticed. Each day, I bounce from room to room, from project to project.  I hit upon something that takes my fancy for several hours – throw myself into it – it’s delightful – I’m delighted – I’m going to do marvellous things with it.  Then, [...]

posted by on cushions, felt, homely, patchwork, quilts, woollen blankets

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Not last weekend but the one before – with one week left for me on placement in the ICU – Julian left for yet another overseas work trip.  Ugh!  It was a very dreary weekend.  Cold.  Grey.  Abby had a Sunday full of friends and an outing.  I was home alone.  Too frazzled to settle [...]

posted by on cushions, homely, our furry children, patchwork, quilts

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Dear little Lucy (Mum’s dog, who’s staying with us whilst Mum’s in Brisbane looking after Nanny and Grandad) is very fond of her comforts.  Why sit on just the sofa when you can scrunch up all the quilts and knitting that are on the sofa into a cosy nest that you can burrow yourself into? [...]

william’s fox

Nov
2013
09

posted by on chatter, cushions, embroidery, homely

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There’s nothing like a few good finishes to get one all riled up and digging even deeper into that bag of almost dones.  And with the monkey looking so luscious on the sofa, I was inspired to trek out to the sewing shed this morning, rain and all, and find my very first needlepoint.  William [...]

a cushiony update

Nov
2013
07

posted by on cushions, embroidery, homely

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Last Friday was largely spent unpicking.  It never ceases to amaze me how unpicking an item can literally take 3 times longer than the time it took to put together.  Oy! First up, there was the unpicking of Mary Margaret.  I first sewed her up 6 years ago (oh my goodness, just read this old [...]

posted by on cushions, embroidery

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This is Elizabeth – one of the utterly beautiful patterns from the talented folk at Carriage House Samplings, my favourite cross stitch designers (you’ll have to scroll down quite a way to see her).  She is part of a series called The Girls – and I have all four in various stages of completion. Yesterday, [...]

catching up

Oct
2013
25

posted by on books, chatter, crafty, cushions, dolls, embroidery, family, homely, knitting, patchwork, quilts, thrifted

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  Oh my goodness!  Has it really been two weeks since I stopped by!  Are you still here?!  I was chatting with Mum this morning and she told me to get on over here and write a post, share some photos, and say hi to all the lovely folk who visit block-a-day.  She thinks I’m [...]

posted by on applique, christmas, cushions, embroidery, festivals, sewing

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Do you remember my Waldorf inspired St. Lucia from a few years back?  Thanks to the lovely Carrie over at Parenting Passageway and Pinterest it seems a lot of folk do :-) However – I didn’t ever get around to making a portrait of St. Lucia for myself.  The original was part of a seasonal [...]

the true purpose

Dec
2012
06

posted by on christmas, cooking, cushions, family

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Yes, it’s that time of the year – the giving of Christmas and thankyou gifts to Abby’s teachers.  She compiles a list – teachers she LOVEs and wants to give a handmade gift.  Teachers she likes and wants to give a small gift and card.  And – the teachers she doesn’t like and gives nothing. [...]

a flurry of flowers

Nov
2012
13

posted by on crochet, cushions

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Okay, I think I may have exhausted my crochet mojo for the moment.  It all began with a wee flower from the book of joy. That I played with and added to until it turned into a wee paper weight that did the rounds of the rock pools in Merimbula. Which made me imagine a [...]

moominy

Nov
2012
01

posted by on applique, christmas, cushions, dolls, embroidery, moomins, needle felting, thrifted

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“today we must do something very special, for it will be a glorious day!’ Snufkin. Doesn’t Snufkin have the loveliest approach to living :-) Oh we do so love the Moomins here at Bootville.  We’ve been hanging out in Moominvalley since Abby was a little girl with first the novels, then the story cd (read [...]

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(that would be spring swing cushion :-) Okay.  So I reckon that when I look at the photos I take of my back garden it looks quite lovely.  There’s lots of green, and trees, and sometimes when we’re lucky vegies and herbs growing, and busybody chickens, and crazy dogs, and possum poo, and funny little [...]