Anyway, enough about my New Year's Resolution (which is too attend some craft classes for the social contact!) here is the new hat in the making (checking size and having a laugh)
and the finished product. There are a few variations you can make, and I am not sure which one I did, as it's my first, but believe me, it took 2 nights and no unpicking! I did stab my middle right finger hand sewing the lining onto to denim, and it is now hot and sore, but that is an occupational hazard for a sewing person (how do you spell sewer? As in "I am a sower").
Goes great with the jarmies, denim is a bit heavy for it, but the next will be lighter cotton. (When I told little miss I had put a flower on it, she said "that's not a flower, it's a yo-yo"!)
A handmade Christmas star- cut from the card I was made at day care, couldn't have made it better myself!
Remember this post? well, here is my version. Old canvasses Little Miss had painted on, that I didn't want to keep but wanted to recycle, some foam and brown velveteen (stated by my sis to be better as it doesn't show the dust!). Very easy, and I am wearing more accessories, which I like.
Had another party today for my daughters dad's family, and I attempted another cake. Hope it's not posted to this blog....I think it's a disaster, the cakes broke, the icing is too bright, it was late at night.....the kids loved it though, no more cakes for a year, yay.
A last link, I attended this market yesterday, going out in the ferocious storm to get lollies for the above mentioned cake (AND I couldn't find heart lollies anywhere- what is THAT about?). Apparently it wasn't advertised much, I got a flyer and as I live around the corner dropped in. Everything was great, but I have to plug this man's work- I was taken aback and so amazed by his work, and he was lovely to chat too. We had a discussion about the magic Faraway Tree, and pixies, and my poor daughter was a bit bored! I am picturing a few pixie doors in the backyard to make it special.....
Have a great week!