Sunday, September 30, 2012

Two new Bears

I've been working on two more bears recently. Finally finished them today. They have to be dressed yet. They are gifts for my DD's netball coaches. Now I have to dress them in netball uniforms. They played in two leagues, hence the two uniforms.

Here are the bears (undressed!)

Both designed by Debbie Amos. She has created beautiful bears. Lovely to make.

I'm Back

What a year this has been. I've been living in Childers at the start, back to Beauy when my son's apprenticeship didn't work out. I've learnt to make bears - which has been a long time ambition. Still enjoying the learning.

I've come back to my scrap booking. Re-discovered Creative Memories where my scrap booking began a dozen or so years ago. I've managed to finish 4 photo books - digital is certainlu the way to go for me! But traditional remains my favourite and I've managed to re-commence that. Along the way, I've taken on the role of Creative Memories Consultant. It is such a brilliant product and the tools are fantastic.

As part of this role, I've started card making as a number of my clients are interested in pursuing this. As with everything - with the right tools, it makes it all so much easier.

These are all the cards we made at my first workshop!

Of course sewing is still there as amajor part of my life. The red and green costumes above were my doing - peas and tomatoes. For my dd's school drama production.

And the dance concert is coming up. Our girls have 10 costumes between them. So far I'm making one of the costumes for all 8 in the group. Not sure which of the others I'll be making.

I'm still trying to make some progress on My Favourite Things Quilt for the SAL. Getting there - very slowly. My latest block Home.

We're in Childers on holidays. Hoping to get some more blocks completed before I go home. I've cut some sashing strips but no joining yet. Still, with the help of the SAL Group and the inspiration from all the members I'll get there.

Two Teddies on the go - faces to complete and they need to be dressed. Hoping to get these done during the holidays - at least the faces.

I've discovered a new bear making fabric - Alpaca. I've acquired some and hope to trial it soon. One of our plans for next year is to start breeding alpacas. So, I'm very interested in what we can use their fleece for. The knitting yarn made from their fleece is just beautiful. Hoping to trial some of that to. Have met an amazing woman who is involved in the industry. She felts the fleece. Beautiful.

So, lots happening. Missing blogging - but I've kept up with reading others.

Now for a coffee and some more sewing!