Its been a busy week, with looking after our baby bird, which my daughter rescued – feeding it constantly and gradually teaching it to fly and be independent (here is our baby bird – ain’t she cute?), to finishing one crochet blanket and starting another (do you want to see some pics of my crochet efforts?), to editing, writing, organising email, and gearing up for the launch of whipup’s new Mini-Mag for kids – wow! All that in one week.
Lots of guest bloggers in store for you over the coming weeks too – Seize the moment sewing for kids and Weeks and Bill Ringle’s Window Shopping quilt pattern as well as the cutest darn knitted baby cowl pattern ever! And last week were some lovely valentine themed posts – knitted hearts, printable gift boxes and a loveheart mugrug mini quilt – Are you enjoying the guest blogger series so far?
One of my favourite textile people, Ruth Singer, has designed a specially-commissioned new work to feature alongside rarely-seen African objects from Derby Museums in the exhibition Figures of Africa: Aesthetic and Meaning was on display at Pickford’s House Museum (UK) Derby, you can see images from the show online.
So much goodness has come into my inbox this week and I want to share it with you + just a few of my blog browsing favourites this past week too:
- Ninja cushion cover tutorial
- How to make a vintage doily necklace
- These ice ornaments are so pretty – if only it was cold enough in these parts for this project.
- A list of 50 kindle covers to make
- Super talented Nicole Mallalieu is sharing how to make a corded rouleaux strap for your purse.
- Love this pompom edged blanket I found via allfreesewing newsletter.
- Etsy has a tutorial how to make Mini President Figurines by Heidi Kenney from My Paper Crane
- Laura has given away over 40 crowns to some amazing children as part of her Nicholas Crown Project. Now she is inviting people to join her in making and giving crowns.
- Love this pattern for Maggie – A vintage-style Fair Isle waistcoat – based on the waistcoat worn by Maggie Gyllenhaal in the film Nanny McPhee and the Big Bang.
- Love this little-man cardy – refashioned from a boring old sweater
- And love these refashioned sweater woollen underwear.
So much to do – so little time.
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