- Aunty Mum
- The past two years have been all about adjusting to motherhood and finding my way through it via craft. The out pouring of this came in the form of my blog Aunty Mum. Now I'm finally finding my feet, the children are growing, I'm getting some independence and my interests are morphing . . . into cooking. Join me in exploring creativity in many forms, food, fabric, frowns and laughter.
Friday, September 30, 2011
It's Turned into Crafty Friday Here
I've taken the template off one of Janae's old bibs and got the technique from the She Sews blog which I must remember to add to my reading list. I am so in love with this I almost wish I had another baby (that's almost wish). And they're SUPER easy. All I need now is to get some velcro to stitch on and we're away.
Operation Christmas Child and only needed to find "something to love" as she put it. Quite conveniently I had Sonny stashed in my bag and I whipped him out, mid creation, and asked if she'd like to send him off to Fiji. We thought the boxes had to be handed in today so I was furiously knitting until midnight to get him finished. I've now discovered there's another week before the deadline so he's safely stashed away in Jo's shoe box.
If you're interested in sending some gifts to children who wouldn't normally receive any gifts then check out the link and find out where you can get a shoe box. It's a great way to teach your children that there are little ones out there who are not as fortunate as they are. This year I'm going to make a few bits and bobs and the children and I are going to head up to the Children's ward at our local hospital to give some gifts. Nothing fancy, nothing expensive, just lots of love.
Now I'd better clear away my sewing clutter and find some lunch. I was so eager to get on with creating I completely forgot about breakfast and I'm starving. Have a great weekend!
I was just proof reading this post and hear some strange noises . . . I rushed into the other room to find my beautiful old Singer Sewing Machine (the very one I've just been working on) furiously puffing with smoke. It's now out on the patio (don't want the house to burn down) so that's the end of my sewing for a bit. Better move "New Sewing Machine" up to the top of my 40th birthday wish list I guess.