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October 1, 2021
A Bit Of A Yarn. from Sunburnt Quilts

Plenty of yarn being used in these projects. It’s a bit of a mixed bag. I have been making a few bits and pieces for gifts and have accumulated a little collection. Most will be baby gifts.

I am sure most of you have seen the octopus toy with the curly tentacles that bubs love hanging on to. I decided it was time to make a few.

These are great for using up yarn scraps and make up quickly.

It is a pattern from

crochet365knittoo.com/crochet-octopus-preemies

Then I had a go at making this fairy doll.

The original ...

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April 21, 2021
Some of this and some of that from The Academic Quilter

 Hi everyone! How are you all doing today? I am happy to say that this past weekend was one of the best weekends ever, as we got to go to visit our Wisconsin grandchildren for the first time in 15 months, and to meet our smallest granddaughter for the first time ever. I'm happy to say that Giggles is just the happiest child, and is so cheerful that it's contagious. It was glorious, and so long awaited. I think my heart grew several sizes. Also, restaurants are now called "the french fry store," which is what the 3-year-old ...

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April 9, 2021
April Catch Up. from Sunburnt Quilts

Time seems to be flying by with lots to do. Is it because we are all still catching up on things since our long lock downs? I know I am still putting in time with my sewing but progress is slow. I do have a few quilts sandwiched ready for quilting but they are a couple of weeks away from being ready. I do have some little finishes.

The rabbit block from Round The Garden Path is complete.

I am now working on the final block which sits in the centre. Nearly done.

I have been busy making doll clothes ...

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December 27, 2020
Creativity Abounds from From the Strawberry Patch...

We spent Christmas Eve day with our daughter and her family in the Capital City. Lucy Ann was eager to take me upstairs to their finished, converted attic space which has become her (and her brother's) play room. They do allow their father a secluded corner of the space for his work-from-home office.

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Creativity Abounds from From the Strawberry Patch...

We spent Christmas Eve day with our daughter and her family in the Capital City. Lucy Ann was eager to take me upstairs to their finished, converted attic space which has become her (and her brother's) play room. They do allow their father a secluded corner of the space for his work-from-home office.

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September 27, 2020
The Wool Theme Continues. from Sunburnt Quilts

I may as well make the most of working with wool while the temps stay low. Spring has given us some lovely days but it is not getting hot anytime soon.

I have added to my baby gift supply with a couple of sleeping rabbits.

The design is by Twins Knitting Patterns, the same designer as the monkey in the previous post. Great patterns to use and easy to follow.

I think I have enough of these done for the moment.

I have finished the first panel of the Wendy Williams quilt called Over The Hill. Each panel is made ...

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April 20, 2020
Ready To Travel. from Sunburnt Quilts

Lots of work over the weekend has resulted in a finish. The caravan is together, the dolls are made, and then there was time to make something extra.

First of all, the little caravan carry case.

The front drops down to show the inside layout.

And these are the little dolls who will be living in there.

After all the fiddling around the final construction went smoothly.

I had a little more time left than I expected so I made a much simpler pattern from Two Brown Birds. These are called Bubs In Bed. They each have a face on ...

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April 17, 2020
Pushing Along. from Sunburnt Quilts

Some projects take a long time because they are big. But there are others that are small and still take ages. That seems to be the case for me with this little caravan.

The outside has been made. I have to add a wheel arch and tyre when it is ready to go together.

The insides are done, too. The bathroom is ready.

As is the bedroom.

I now need to complete the dolls to go in this van. The bodies are made but now need features added. And of course the caravan has to go together. I am hoping ...

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April 7, 2020
Keep On Finishing. from Sunburnt Quilts

Trying to keep working on UFOs can be challenging when new projects want a turn, too. So now I am going one for one. I completed a Cherie Payne project I had lingering on a shelf for quite a while – maybe from the Christmas before last. Just a small mini wall quilt.

Each block is hand stitched down. Always lovely to work with wool.

I then machine quilted each beard to add texture, before quilting the whole top.

And also added some outline stitching by hand.

I decided to use my old doll making skills and drew simple faces on ...

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February 27, 2020
High Tea at Oruawharo Homestead from Romany Quilting

I like to imagine that I’m a “High Tea” sort of girl – so what could be nicer than High Tea with our ICA rally friends at the wonderful Oruawharo Homestead, built in 1879?  Sounded like my sort of outing.  The house was built by Charles Tringham, a Wellington architect, in the Italianate Style.  We had been here some years previously, so were very keen to return.  Our High Tea was served in the pretty little church, Vincent’s Chapel,  which had been moved onto the property several years ago, and is now used for weddings and other functions.

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December 28, 2019
Another homemade Christmas from Quilt in Progress

I asked the mothers of my 7 grandchildren about Christmas, and got requests for doll clothes, pajama pants, and nightgowns. Of course!

First request was from the oldest granddaughter. She wanted Christmas pjs and a volleyball uniform for her 18″ doll. In searching online for what the uniform would look like, I noticed long sleeves and a tighter fit all around. Her school’s colors are red and black but I could not find a photo of the girls’ volleyball team online. I made the uniform out of 2 new-looking sports shirts I found at thrift stores.

I used my ...

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June 12, 2019
Moda Doll Panels from Polka Dots and Butterflies

I fell in love with these Moda Doll panels.  I can't stop making them.  They are adorable.

 




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April 11, 2019
an autumn baby swoon from block-a-day

Every year I am ready for autumn much sooner than it is ready for me.

It’s the cherry tree’s fault.  Come February it is frantically dropping its yellowed leaves and by the time the autumn equinox arrives, it stands proud and bare in front of the duck house whilst all around it is still clothed in summer green.

But this week … there are hints of red in the Japanese maples and viburnum.  The grape vine has lost its vigour and its leaves grow crisp and listless.  There are glorious orange pumpkins stacked up every and appearing in every ...

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