This month is a bit of a mess really. I have a toilet in the box in the dining room, a shower screen on the floor in the lounge room, a ripped apart bathroom and a bath in Andy's office. Anyone who has renovated knows what it is like!
I am working on a crochet rug in the evenings. This is lovely to sit down to and add a bit to each night. I hope to make a few rugs through the rest of Autumn and Winter. Mostly I am using up yarn I have. I would like to make a few scarves for myself... I like the ones that are a loop or a longer loop that you twist like a figure eight.
My card supply is very low so I decided to get on to cards. Harper's Birthday is coming up so I started on cards for children. Suddenly I need a heap of new baby cards and also cards for little ones. I like doing things in batches and I found four fairly beaten up (secondhand) Beatrix Potter books for ten dollars in total. I love these kind of images so this was perfect!
From these I got 28 cards and 18 gift tags with a few images still to spare. One book also had stickers which I thought I could use to decorate parcels so they were a bonus.
Harper is mad keen on cats so one of the cat ones will be her Birthday card I think.
The tags are quite large so they could also be bookmarks or labels.
These were really lovely to make as I know all these stories so well and they are so sweet.
I made up some of each into packs to give as gifts...
And I have finished some very soft little cheesecloth/muslin washcloths with crochet edgings. These little cloths are lovely for babies and for makeup removal. They are double thickness. I get them in Ebay for the grand price of 35cents each and free postage. Seems too good to be true but really true!
(If you want some look on Ebay for 10x cotton facial cleansing muslin cloth towel you will see quite a few... check postage is free. I just noticed some of mine were 26 cents each as well)
These would also look lovely with little grub roses in the corners... that might be next.
Given the prices of cards in stores this all would have cost a lot to buy. Now I have a big supply. Next I will get on to some cards for adults.
Over Easter I am getting out the sewing machine. This will mainly be to do some alterations but I will also make up some heat packs. They make lovely gifts and we all use them so much that a fresh supply is good.
Last week there was something missing from Show and Tell! Jane made a gift for Kelsey who is expecting a baby boy! So I had this picture but could not show it as Kelsey didn't have it yet and I would wreck the surprise! But now she has it so I am good to go!
This was such a lovely thing to do Jane. It is just gorgeous and perfect for our little baby Bluebird! What stunning work and Kelsey was just so thrilled that a parcel could come all the way to her from Australia with such a kind and custom made gift!
I had to share this as it's so beautiful!
I hope you are having a good week. I am off to Aldi then having a big cook up for the Easter long weekend and Easter gifts.
Also the sun is shining and my new clothes line is up! Photos coming on Friday! xxx