Hello there friends & readers
Happy Weekend to you all :-)
It has been a week of small steps & a few finishes this week
though it feels like veeerrry slow progress with this drought we are having, & everything looks & feels, rather bedraggled
. . . including the writer of this blog :-)
A lady from the busgroup last week commented that my suitcase of flowers was . . .
"struggling, but still trying to put on a good show..."
"ah yes" I thought ... "sounds just like me!!"
Someone else, however, is NOT managing to put on a good show
& cant wait for the cooler weather to come
|No, I am not a new style of floor mat - step over me, not on me!!!!|
I managed to finish dressing the nude boy golly that was waiting patiently in my sewing room last post
His name is Tobias, & he is a Melody Daly design out of an old copy of the Handmade magazine
|Hello there . . . my name is Tobias|
He is certainly a cheerful little chap & is made entirely from scraps I had lying around (including his vintage buttons down his jacket)
Seeing the wide embroidered braiding lying on the wool flannelling gave me an idea ...
I really liked the effect of it against the checks
So I fossicked around & found some ric rac, & made a matching cushion in the Union Jack design
I have always liked the combination of black & red together :-)
I also topped up the bowl of lavender sachets as these always tick along & I had sold a few to the bus group ladies
A lovely group of ladies from Rotorua - the Womens Institute :-)
really nice ladies, loved the Cottage - even loved Mr Fat Fluffy
(even when he peed on the bus's wheels they loved him!!!!)
I had been sorting out a box of stitcheries & bits & bobs that I had done quite some time ago
there were lots of Country Friends stitcheries in here, completed, but never taken any further, so I decided to start using some of them up in a few small projects
this one made up into a lovely little needlecase
which I lined with a lovely ticking fabric I had
I really enjoy these small projects - they are so achievable in a short time frame & make you feel like you are accomplishing something
My final finish for the week was an oven glove & matching teatowel with gollies appliqued on to them
A bit of a bright splash of colour for a change :-)
In between times I have been trying to "enjoy" the summer sunshine as it will soon be autumn here (I hope!!)
Mr Wolf & I took our lunch out to the deck lots of times this past week & I have been enjoying the latest Molly Makes issue
(which came with a beautiful free Calendar)
There are some lovely projects in it to tempt me :-)
Lastly folks, I hauled another old piece of furniture out of the wood shed a few days ago
I was so sure I had taken a "before" pic of it but cannot find it anywhere!!!????
It is an old wooden plant stand & I decided to paint it cream & then lightly sand it to "distress" it
there were quite a few borer holes needing to be filled & I sprayed it with kerosene to get rid of any "unwanted callers"
I hope to show you the finished article next post.
Wishing you all a great weekend out there - hope its a most enjoyable one where-ever you are in the world :-)
I shall "keep struggling & trying to put on a good show" ! ! ! ! :-)
Love to you all & thanks for stopping by