Sunday, 19 July 2009

I've moved!

I started this blog using blogger but I’d been having a few niggles. I had a bit of a play with WP and it seemed to solve many of my issues. So as I don’t have any readers that I’m aware of, and I’m still in the early days of posting on the web, I thought it would be better to make the transfer now rather than later. So just in case there's anybody out there looking for my blog you'll find me here!

Saturday, 18 July 2009

This Little Monkey...

... loves to clown around!

I googled for an easy to make fabric flower to finish off this little feller, and I found the perfect tutorial on Pink Paper Peppermints

So far during my frantic weekend of sewing I've finished off this monkey; the rest of the monkeys (there are 12 altogether) are just needing buttons sewing on for their eyes, and also I finished the binding on the cot quilt and washed it.

Loads more to do - I'm still optimistic at this point that I'll get Brandon's monkey quilt finished in time for the birth of his sister (baby is definitely arriving on Monday as mum is booked in for a C-section).

Original monkey quilt designed by Patchwork Pottery

Thursday, 16 July 2009


I haven't managed to write any posts lately - mainly because I've been just way too busy/tired. I work as a data manager in a secondary school and this time of year (leading up to summer holidays) is absolute mayhem. Luckily we break up tomorrow - almost seven weeks of no school, hurray!

I wanted this blog to be mostly about my creative efforts, but when things get as busy as they have been it's hard to find the time and energy to do any crafting. Having said that, there's a major deadline rapidly approaching - the birth of our third grandchild due this Monday. I've almost finished her cot quilt; just a little bit more binding to sew up. I was also hoping to have the monkey quilt ready at the same time so that our three year old grandson doesn't feel left out. I've only managed to completely finish one new monkey, although I've got the others in various stages of completion.

So my plan this weekend is to do practically nothing except for sewing. I've no idea whether I'll get it all finished but that's my aim!

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