Glove puppets are an instant crowd pleaser in any house! I made this one a few weeks ago as Afton's obsession with rabbits continues to grow daily!
Another bag of fish complete...
Afton had her first birthday, and to celebrate, I made her a crown so she'd know she was the guest of honor at her party...
I've started making these highly necessary anti-dribble bibs again... soft towelling on the back, and iconic patterns on the front. Easy to get on and off poppers at the back, and a guaranteed cool looking kid too!
I made a little bear for my little bear - needless to say, not any old 'regular' bear...
I haven't posted anything for a while, although I do have a good excuse - I've been busy making something else. Meet Afton, our new daughter...
Another name banner, this time to welcome to the world a precious little girl....
Lovely, luscious, little Lucy!!! I hope she loves it as much as I luuuurrrvvveed making it for her.
I had an order for two name banners.
Two banners for two little girls in the making,
One is pale and pastel...
...the other is bright and bold.
I wonder if the colours are a reflection of each child?
soooooo many A's!!
Matilda and Natalie all cut out and ready to be stitched... I think I prefer short names!!
luckily they were finished and ready for two little girls in time for Christmas.
Well I did it! Yes I did it. I finally made the cut. Not the final cut mind you.
It wasn't nearly as painful as I thought it might be.
Once I had committed, there was no going back and then it all flowed quite nicely.
The reason I hacked into this fresh and untainted piece of fabric was to produce a drawstring bag.
A bag that was to contain 5 little fishes.
5 little fishes made of felt. Felt finger puppets to be exact.
A gift to celeberate the occasion of a very dear friends little person turning 1!
Happy first birthday!! I hope she liked it.
So at long last it happened. My very own fabric designed by little old me has arrived!
To say I am a little bit excited and a little bit chuffed would be an understatement. It's awesomeness itself and if I didn't already own it I would be rushing to buy it myself!
So, now I actually have this deliciously beautiful and pristine fabric I have to pluck up the courage to do something with it. It's not so much the doing something with it that's troubling me, I suppose it's more the first cut - the infliction of the first incision. What if it all goes terribly wrong? Oh the pressure...
I always feel like this about new fabric, but somehow when it's something you have lovingly crafted and slaved over to produce it makes it seem even more precious and therefore even more of a daunting task. Maybe it's just me.
I haven't quite made that first cut yet - I just wanted to take one more look at these cute little fellows in their original condition before I begin. I am feeling some creative vibes and will need to get going before I lose this new found confidence. Watch this space...
It now seems that I'm 40, and I'm about to embark on a new mission - to turn my creativity into something useful for the outside world. I've spent the past 39 years and 364 days trying to work out what on earth I can offer, and it seems I've been looking it in the face all this time. By over thinking what I can do, it seems I've overlooked the fact that my hands actually do the thinking for me - so long as I have a needle, thread, paintbrush, or pencil in them.
I truly love to create things, and moreso, I'll try to share whatever I do from this day forward. Instead of my inner thoughts staying inside my head, I promise to share them here - Inside Twinkles Head (dot com).