Thursday, March 24, 2011

My latest Hooty

As some of you would remember, I moved in December to a new home....I still have stuff to unpack, and the day before yesterday, I located some stretchy fabric and was in two minds whether it was staying or going, well some of it is definately staying the form of Harriet the Hooty, seen in the above photo.....she's about 10-12" across and I designed her using both characteristics from several other owls I've seen about the place, and some I added myself. It's a bit hard to tell in the pic, but she has a stuffed beak to give it a bit of dimension. The reason the top half of her looks a bit fluffy is because it was a stretch towelling sort of fabric....worked in well with the other fabrics though......When I make more of these, I think I'll make them in 100% cotton....far easier to work with than stretch fabric!

What do you think of her? C'mon you know you love her, even if she's pink!

Thursday, March 10, 2011

It's not too late to create.

I was just perusing the Craft Forum I'm a member of, and after reading my post below, I'm sure some of you may just be feeling like me at the, not in the fat, bimbo, blobby way, but guilty....whilst I left a few stray healing heart blocks for Khristina to use on the C-R-A-F-T group quilts (she has a heart bank...awww ain't that sweet?) I didn't really do anything for all those gorgeous quilts they made and took up there and personally when I saw Evie's post in the forum, and a subsequent link to her blog for the hearts, I thought I'd post about it here, so if you were wanting to do something for the people of Christchurch, you could...and how much more simpler could it get.....if you're not really skilled enough to make your own, or you're just not craft minded....then you can always send Evie some fabric, and she has ready and willing heart makers waiting to make some up on your behalf.....her mailing address is on the blog, and her target is 400,000 hanging hearts.....let's see if by word of mouth, we can help her over achieve that goal. If you want to join in, you can click on the photo above and it will take you to the Hearts for Christchurch blog. Happy hearting.

Internet C-R-A-F-T group in the news!

I'm sure that no matter where you live in this large world of ours, you would've heard about the flooding that happened in Queensland a few weeks ago. Well Khristina (on the left in the pic above) rallied the troups, so to speak, and quilts and soft toys were made by members of her Yahoo C-R-A-F-T fact 16 quilts, and 70 or 80 Huggles (what Lucky calls her softies of love) were bundled up and hauled up to Queensland last week by Khristina.

If you click on the photo above, you can read the story that was in the newspaper up there.

Well done to everyone involved in the process. Isn't it wonderful how a bunch of women, headed by our illustrious 'boss lady', from across the globe, can make a change to someone's life who has had trauma in it....such as losing all their possessions due to the floods.