Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Been Busy
















I've been making headbands. My lovely young hairdresser got a job in Melbourne and has left me. First time a hairdresser has left me!!! I'm quite at sea about it, so just figured for now, I would make some groovy headbands and let my hair grow. I'm quite enjoying it actually, and of course Miss Sarah chose some fabrics for a couple for her georgous hair. It hadn't occurred to me to make my own, until Ric Rac said "Oh Annie, search on google for a tutorial..." which I did, and found this great site and easy pattern. http://www.kcquilts.com/blog/2006/09/reversible-fabric-headband-tutorial.html

I've decided to make just one more felted basket to use up all my wool I have left over from the winter however I've already caught myself in Spotlight buying just another couple of balls to get the colours right. I can't help myself! Some beautiful camelias from Ric Rac's garden who by the way has MAGNIFICENT flowers. My camelias are all babies, so it was lovely to have some in a vase to enjoy. Nothing nicer than sharing flowers I think. My special friend in Queensland sent me a book voucher for my birthday back in the winter time, and it has taken me awhile to get in on my post, but here it is. I had been eyeing it off in the bookshops for some time, so it was with great glee that I took it up to the counter and said "I'll have this one please". I have been enjoying all the designs and patterns. Oh, and a little bit of tidying up of my fabrics, actually a LOT of a tidy up. Does 7am on Sunday until about 3pm on Sunday sound a lot to you. I'm sure lots of people would not even notice what I had done, but it felt good to me, to sort my unfinished projects into one spot, and group some fabrics together, and toss out a lot of little bits of rubbish from my sewing room floor!!!











A lovely friend from school heard about our Pay it Forward and brought me these lovely Patchwork pieces she had in her cupboard, she said for 20 years! I had helped her with her garden in the holidays and loved doing it, and I was so pleased she had thought about what stories I had been telling her and decided to share these with me, as I didn't expect anything in return. It was nice to see the concept playing out over and over again. It made me think of what I do for others, or rather perhaps don't do! A little glimpse into my day world where we are learning about Life Cycles. I have had an enormous amount of fun with the kids making this Very Hungry Caterpillar. I bought some extra special Eric Carl tissue paper about 5 years ago, and have only just been able to cut into it this year. A bit like fabric really. I am feeling very happy during the day, with him around. I wonder when he is going to turn into a beautiful butterfly?



9 comments:

Kate said...

Great headbands - I must make some for the girls and I love that felted bowl and the colours you are using!

Cathy said...

headbands looks great. I always feel better cleaning up my stash - not that it stays that way.

I just love The Very Hungry Caterpillar - it would have to be one of my very favourites.

The photo of the cammelia is beautiful too. - some years I have good ones, sometimes bad years (like this one).

Hollabee said...

Thanks for sharing the tute link, I love your headband. And the hungry caterpillar looks great too!

Jodie said...

Busy is not the word for it my dear - you are on fire !!!

Fiona @ Dragonfly-Crafts said...

You've been a very busy girl and tidying up all day sounds like a great day.
Love the headbands and think I will give some a try too.
Most of my stash is from friends and family. Great isn't it.

de vliegende koe said...

Hello Annie, thanks for visiting my blog and leaving such a kind comment!
Nice to meet you and your blog which is full of inspiration. The caterpillar looks great!

Lucy Locket-Pocket said...

Oh the caterpillar is gorgeous! I thought he was appliqued and one of the things from your friend's cupboard! I was going to beg you to Pay It Forward this way!!!! I LOVE that story and I'm thinking of getting it for my 5 year old for christmas as the copy we had has died! He's probably too old for it but I just love the story and pictures so much from my own childhood. Lucy x

Jenny said...

You sure have been busy! I bet your one more felted basket turns into another! Headbands are looking great and so does your caterpillar-such a good book that one!

atet said...

Thanks for the link to the headband tutorial -- I'm going to have to try that. And those patchwork bits your friend gave you are making me laugh, a lot. I JUST (ok a month ago) bought those exact fabrics at a guild "garage sale". Hehehehe