Thursday, October 9, 2008

Miss Cranky Pants & her Colourful Friends

Yesterday was another crazy & busy day. Wednesdays are often tricky because Rosie, 3, is tired from creche the day before and is often grumpier than usual. Sunday & I are a bit restricted in what we can do because of Cranky Pants. Anyway, we made the best of it and set off to the Trentham op shop which is always fun and cheap. Sunday found things for the newly created Fairy Garden & Rosie scored some My Littlest Pony bits & pieces. Heaven.

This is one of my latest creations, Charlotte, who can be purchased at Paradise Bookshop , formally the Avant Garden,, our local bookshop. They have a lovely range of children's gifts and books. They really support local artists and have alot of handcrafted toys.
Kitty Rose has two sides, her front is vintage pillowcase fabric & her back is blue & white spots.

I love spotty material, it seems to go with everything, especially older, flowery fabrics.

Recently I started making softer toys from old jumpers & off cuts from the Creswick Woollen Mill. This is my first one, looking a bit folorn and one eared. It always amazes me how a bit of material can be turned into something with a real personality.

Here is the finished bunny, on the left. Her dress is made from vintage pillowcase fabric, which I use alot, and my clever mum made her cardigan. Isn't she sweet? Her sister, on the right, is not quite finished. She was created from an old jumper that the opshop gave me for nothing as it had a hole in it. I love the idea of making a toy from something that would have been thrown away. I always look for woollen jumpers, they are the softest and most natural.

Time to go! It's my brother, Ben's, birthday tomorrow and I need to post his birthday surprise! x

1 comment:

MarmaladeRose said...

Hello, I'm loving those bunnies. Got a thing for bunnies at the mo. To answer your question, yes that is the view from my house. We moved to Wensleydale in the Yorkshire Dales National Park last year. Now we're here in the countryside, we've got a bit of a hankering for some chickens, well hubby has anyway. I'm a bit concerned about what to do with them when we have to go and visit our families, who live 120 miles away! It's bad enough with the sneaky dog and manky cat!!!
Thanks for dropping by my blog. Hope to see you again soon. Fi x