This picture was taken far too early this morning - we arise well before light in this house, thanks to an overactive toddler. I was surreptitiously doing some mental crafting with these fabrics whilst building walls with Wilski-bear. He's a little precocious for a 2-year-old, but sadly can't read, or he may have taken the not-so-subtle hint I left him and put the kettle on!!
The check-themed fabrics - thrifted blanket, thrifted, felted jumper and scrap-bin find - are destined to become a 'woodland cap' for a newborn baby, and a new softie of some description, for a friend.
Speaking of softies, I'm delighted to finally show you the results of my creative space endeavours of a few weeks ago:
A happy combination of felted jumper, eco-fi, old pillowcases and stash fabrics resulted in these creations (all based on items from the book More Softies). My first ever softies, they were destined for my Pay-It-Forward recipients, and I'm happy to report that each has now found its new home.
1. Vernon the Robot Bear left his brother Bertrand behind (with my Beloved, who wouldn't part with him!!) and was dropped in to the lovely Mim at Olive Grove Studios yesterday;
2. Polly travelled over the waters to Lauren and her little owlets who promptly made her feel at home;
3. Elsie the lumpy, lopsided, loveable pup has settled in nicely with Tricia and Little Eco in her new digs up north.
Anyway, I'm off to check out some more creative spaces via kootoyoo... wanna come?
Love the coffee hint - that's funny! Your softies came out wonderfully! Great space. KReplyDelete
Love the hint ~ I can just imagine playing in the early hours, a tad bleary-eyed, while the mind wanders to the coffee machine in the kitchen!ReplyDelete
The hat sounds wonderful and your softies are great.
Elsie the lumpy, lopsided, loveable pup looks very adorable... glad she has a lovely home :-)ReplyDelete
I love the message - if only hey!ReplyDelete
Great blanket creations - a woman after my own heart!
You outdid yourself with the softies. Well done. i love the vintage fabrics too.ReplyDelete
There's Vernon! He's ace! I saw Mim at Olive Grove today, and she told me how much she loved him. :o)ReplyDelete
lovely pics! so snuggly and warm. the softies are adorable!ReplyDelete
Oh wow! I love the blocks in the first pic. They look great. And what gorgeous softies you've made! I especially love PollyReplyDelete
Yes to coffee! The thrifted granny is wonderful.ReplyDelete
your softies are all so wonderful!! you have been busy, puts my sewing efforts to shameReplyDelete
Yay for mental craft! I can so relate... I'm really looking forward to seeing the woodland cap. Sounds lovely. :)ReplyDelete
I feel for you with those early morning wintry starts. We are bad, bad parents. We tell our two year old to go and find her (also awake but still in bed) older brother and sister. Love it. As far as softies go, you have them so nailed. Well done Mrs!ReplyDelete
(and thank you so much for your very sweet comment leaving)
They look fantastic. Polly is especially sweet. I love those softie books, I find them so inspiring.ReplyDelete
Ah, mental crafting. I've been doing it all week! If only we could produce finished results through telepathy! :)ReplyDelete
Oooh, I think you need to start with shorter words for toddlers ... latte perhaps?!ReplyDelete
I think your softies are all really cute!
The softies are cute!ReplyDelete
You need to teach the 2yr old to read, pronto!
great softies, something I dont do along with crochet and knittingReplyDelete
Great softies- particularly Vernon the robot- bear-You do mental crafting and I do alot of mental house cleaning...(hihi)ReplyDelete
That granny square blanket looks a delight. Your creative space is full of lovely craft delights.ReplyDelete