Hello there friends & readers
do you love to fossick, as I do ?????
fossick . . . to rummage or search for (something):
to fossick around for ...
this past week I have fossicked a great deal & enjoyed myself immensely :-)
firstly, I was fossicking in my sewing room
& came across this fabric which was a pair of pyjama pants given to me quite sometime ago by my friend Gail
also I came across a golly body - as when I made my Tobias boy golly last week, I sewed up 2 bodies
an idea began to form in my head . . .
then on a trip to the $2 shop I fossicked some more,
& came across these hairclips (I actually went there to buy envelopes!!)
more fossicking in my sewing room led me to some chenille fabric - my friend Una used to cut up large squares off an old bedspread & post them across the Tasman to me to use!!! (Una is 94!!)
I decided Tobias should have a girlfriend . . .
This is the same Melody Daly pattern but dressed as a girl this time - (no gender issues here) - not sure of a name for her - I suggested Tabitha but the Mr pointed out that Tabitha is hardly a gollies name ! ! ! (not sure how he knows this but nevermind...)
the chenille bedspread offcut became her top & the $2 shop hairclips became embellishments for the front (the clip backs removed of course)
more fossicking (in my box of toys) revealed a giraffe with pale pink felt dots - these were removed to be replaced by hot pink dots & a lime green ribbon
the perfect toy for her to hold in her hand
the happy couple - look how brightly Tobias is smiling now!!!
of course, it didnt quite look like this when I purchased it
but its amazing what a good soak & a gentle wash can do
more fossicking - this time on Trade Me - & I became the very proud owner of this little number . . .
in immaculate condition :-)
When I was a young girl I owned a cane banana basket . . . do you know I thought I was just "the bees knees" - fast forward to my teenage years & I wanted a trendy shoulder bag . . . whats wrong with your banana basket my Mother would ask . . . how I hated it !!!! Now I am in my "grown up" years, I simply adore them & have coveted one for ages - I plan to doiley it up a bit (like my friend Sallys) & then keep it by my chair with handwork in it)
I was so chuffed with my purchase :-)
I have been making wheat bags - this seems like a criminal task in this long hot dry summer we are having, but oddly enough people have been asking for them for injuries etc
I like to make them in flannel fabrics - much softer & nicer
I had a local resthome bring their morning tea last week & enjoy in the summer sunshine
the ladies loved sitting under the trees & didn't notice the crisp & brown lawn
as they were leaving they informed me one of the residents that came was 103 ! ! !
Before I go I would like to share with you a photo of my youngest son & his lovely partner - she had been a bridesmaid at her brothers wedding just before christmas -
I thought it was a lovely one of them both