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So we will get started! As always I cannot publish every photo but usually most of them. And I always represent each person. (Unless like last time I had a brain fade and forgot!)
I feel that here in Australia and New Zealand we are getting heaps made as it is cold and staying inside, crafting and cooking is the obvious thing to do. And that the US, UK, northern ladies are busy with their gardens and outside work so might have less time for crafts.
This is how I am in summer. There is a lot to do. We have to work around the seasons and make the most of them!
I am going to start with my Mum. As you know she makes a lot and also a lot of cooking.
Most recently she made Harper a little knitted skirt. She always made these for the girls from when they could walk until about when they went to school. I have most of them still. There were worn and worn but still in perfect condition. Usually they included glittery threads. Here is Harper (resetting my phone) wearing her new skirt.
These are really warm worn with tights underneath. Mum is working on a pink one now.
Also she made me a hat to add to my pink and cream baby rug. The hat was from left over yarn from the rug. This really adds to the gift.
Maria (From NZ) is working on crochet rugs for her Grand children. And in between she has made so many things! Including beautiful cooking.
I love seeing cooking as it can be a gift or for the family. Either way it is wonderful.
Firstly... mittens for her Grand Children...
Maori bread, which is a heavy and hearty bread.
A series of lovely cards...
Diabetic Fruit cake. This is a different recipe than the last one and Maria likes it better. If anyone needs it ask in comments.
Maria I hope when you see this you realise how much you did this month! Absolutely beautiful!
Jane and her husband Bluey have both been busy. Very busy! Bluey made this cot for his Grand Daughter from recycled and salvaged wood! It contains Camphor Laurel and Oregon wood and brass fittings.
Truly a gift of love and an heirloom of the future!
Jane has made her Grand daughter a whole outfit. This includes the little black slippers that Jane also made!
Just gorgeous. This is one lucky little Granddaughter (plus parents I think!)
Barb has been covering notebooks for gifts. She has made them for men and women.
Well done Barb on adding to your gift cupboard!
And I have to show you... Teri has grown her own Peonies! She has a vase full of them inside!
Beautiful. Peonies and Roses are my favourite flowers.
I hope you feel inspired by all of this June activity! And now over to you for next week! Really it is a great help to gather ideas but also a lift in energy to see what everyone has made. It is quite amazing to see how clever and hard working everyone is. And we are learning. No one becomes proficient in anything without practice and mistakes. But learning is so much fun and it is a big investment to really improve your skills. And expand them. Apart from gift making being skilled at something is a possible income earner. Keep working on your skills. They are valuable.
We are having a cold week but so far it has been good and I have done heaps of cooking. It is about time to put another pot of soup on! I hope you are having a great week.
What have you been working on this month? xxx