Friday, 30 November 2007

preparing for 2008

I re-enrolled at TAFE yesterday - I shall be attempting Design and Tapestry next semester. It was surprisingly quick, thanks to my unplanned late arrival, but still took much longer than it should have. I had to line up SEVEN times, each time to see someone who would say hello, look at my forms and make one small change, then say goodbye and shuffle me off to the next queue. Madness.
My mum has asked for an Olive calendar for Christmas and today's photoshoot was for October (Halloween) so I finally have some good shots of the pumpkin outfit I made before Olive was born. The hat was slightly modified from this book and the dress was my own design.
Don't fret! I do make things that are for grown-ups too, and will hopefully have a new bag and pencil case ready to show you within the week. I got a little distracted making a cloth girl inspired by the oh-so charming paper dolls of ana ventura and miaki. I'll show you when she's done!

Tuesday, 27 November 2007

apple poos

I have a baby who doesn't sleep. Or rather, a baby who would prefer not to sleep and only does so when being transported or safely snuggled up to me. So while other mums are able to craft while their little ones sleep, I have just been crafting in my head. Oh so many creations swimming around up there.
This week, however, I have discovered that Olive will sleep in as late as 11am if her dad is there beside her. Plenty of crafting time for me and a good excuse for her dad to sleep in. Which means that I have this to show you - a waterproof(ish) playmat for nappy off time. It was christened with carrot and pumpkn poos just moments after the photo was taken and I am happy to report that the leakage was successfully contained by the thermal lined curtain layer and it washed and dried with ease, ready for tomorrow's escapades. It was also my first real attempt at a decorative homemade binding and I must say, I can see why some people get addicted.

Sunday, 25 November 2007

a beginning

Oh no! I am overcome with new blogger's shyness. But I am determined to use this as a means to expand my playtimes in the craft room to something a little more. So I will start not with something that I have made but rather that I whipped up: two tea cosies inherited from my great aunties (Connie and Pearl - I love old lady names) with the handle and spout holes whip-stitched together to make hats for my gorgeous girl, Olive.