i really enjoyed all the fellow 'MAs' coming out of the closet - thank you for letting me know i am not alone!! i haven't done anything to the pile except add to it and now it teeters above me!
one of my dear friends is relocating her baby store, born (my logo!) and wanted me to give her a hand with the window. i have such a busy weekend coming up i had to decline but i did offer to make some bunting. she has made an amazing gnome house so last night i made some, suitably sized (3/4" long flags) for the garden dwellers.
do you think i should sort through these?! in my new found quest for order i have been putting same things in same place and am rather horrified at the height of this pile! i have great plans to go through them all, tearing out the things i love and discarding the rest. one day!
i used to make these in the 80s (i hear 80s are the new vintage - it doesn't seem that long ago!) they are rice mice and a while ago my mother found a string of them, all sewn up and waiting to be turned and stuffed. prairie was home from school the other day so i made one up and then another using some sweet flannel that my dear friend monica had sent me. they are so lovely to sit in your hand and pose and the flannel one is like a little baby with its soft wee suit. they were very good company that day!
this little pink one i made today for prairie's piano teacher who has a new baby - a tonkanese kitten called mandy. sue always goes above and beyond the call of duty and there isn't anyone after prairie so the lesson always goes over time. we can't wait to meet mandy. i hope she curls up on my knee for the lesson!
in my cleaning up i found this piece of work that i must have been working on when the children were little. i love prairie schooler and have worked many of their patterns including the 3 little pigs, punch and judy and many of their sweet smaller ones. i have always loved raw linen and their colour choices though coming back to this piece, as i am going to finish it, i have to wear glasses! i don't wear them for anything else but i sure need them for this.
i have been doing a serious clean up/sort out of my sewing/craft stuff things. truth - my mother is coming to stay in the school holidays albeit only for a night but thats enough to hurtle me into a frenzy and for once i feel slightly ahead of myself. this is at the bottom of the stairs. michael made me the closet and the consul table a few years ago. j'adore. it is rough sawn timber painted with milk paint. the doors are painted chicken wire with french ticking. the fabric i have to confess cost more than the timber!
and inside - (some of) the fabric sash. getting there. during the day i come and have a little gaze. quite a novelty to feel so sorted! my mother should visit more often!