The little birds...

If you watch little birds you will see they are busy and happy! Using whatever they can find they create the most gorgeous little nest.
I would be the little bird with some glittery thread in her nest!
We can be like this. Happily working away with the things that are available to us to create a beautiful and happy home.
All the while with a little song in our heart.

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Wednesday, 14 November 2018

Catching up with Show and Tell, Part 4.

This has been a very interesting Show and Tell so far!  Thank you everyone!  Today we are touching on some other ways that our crafting impacts others...

First we have Fiona.  She is crafty!  Actually she has a blog with loads of ideas.   She had a fundraising event to attend and her table won best of the evening as Fiona set them all up with Shrek headbands (and everyone wore green...)

Fiona, herself, was Princess Fiona...

This would have been so much fun!    Also she coined the phrase "Elegant Swap" as a look! lol

I have followed Fiona over the years.  Every book week she has created something amazing for her son.  This year he was a space ship...

 Mum of the year!!  She assembled this from a borrowed umbrella, boxes found on the road side and battery operated lights!  Yes it has lights!    So our crafty skills help in all kinds of situations and not just gift giving.    It might be saving money,  fund raising, costumes, there are so many times when being prepared to be creative pays off!

They also help us help others as Maria G demonstrates.   She wanted to help a charity she loves to support so she made up something for their trading table...

These are for when sewing and I think useful for when crocheting or knitting as well.  I expect they sold like hot cakes! 

She also made little Christmas stocking ornaments...

And she completed a blanket using yarn that she already had. 

Beautiful work Maria!  

My Mum sends heaps of warm items she has knitted to an orphanage in Romania.  There are many places crying out for warm items.   Many hospitals welcome hats for preemie babies,  many organisations distribute warm clothes for the needy. I mentioned once how Mum was watching the news and they interviewed a man who was homeless and he was talking about how he had been helped by a certain charity.  He was wearing a beanie Mum had knitted!   She thought "there's my hat!"     So if you have yarn and are not sure what to do... bless someone! 

I know there is at least a part five coming!  If you would like to share your work from during the year email me at  
Thank you for all the amazing comments so far! xxx


  1. Beautiful work Fiona and Maria G .


  2. Thank you for sharing my photos, Annabel!
    And I love Maria's little baskets - so useful! Also, a great job with the knitting. So much time and love put into those ornaments and the rug.

    How funny that your mum recognised one of her beanies on the tv! I bet it made her feel good to see one of her creations in 'action'

    Love, Fiona xxx

  3. Hi Annabel and Bluebirds,

    I have enjoyed looking over all the lovely show and tells. What a clever bunch of girls you are! Some really inspiring work on show.

    I'm afraid I haven't created anything this year as I have misplaced my mojo. Hopefully I can find it after seeing all the beautiful work here.

    Hope you are all happy and well,


  4. I have really enjoyed seeing all the show and tell items you have featured here so far! Such talented ladies and you have encouraged all of us in so many ways Annabel through this blog.
    The repurposing of materials and presentation of gifts has been inspiring.
    Amazing work everyone.
    Love, Kaye xo

  5. Such inspiration! Fiona, Maria and your mom Annabel … such talent!

  6. Dear Annabel,
    What a wonderful story of your mum and the hat she made! How nice to see it being used and appreciated.
    Fiona, you are very creative! Great job on your projects. They look so fun!
    Maria, your creations are beautiful. I really like those sewing baskets!
    Thank you ladies for sharing!
    Love, Kelsey

  7. Wow! I didn't realize I'd missed a Show and Tell!! This has been a treat to see so many handcrafted goodies this week! I love that space ingenious, Fiona!! And Maria, your little sewn baskets are just lovely! Thanks for sharing, everyone!

    xx Jen in NS


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