Yes, since when seems to be the right questions. A quick glance at the list of posts shows that my last post was dated early May. And now? Now it's June 10th and a lot of things have happened in those weeks.
Just to have somewhere to start, I think I've managed to get my mojo (or inspiration to craft, if you want to call it something else) back. Not quite sure when it happened, but it might have returned during the two weeks in the middle of May when I was on leave (removed my tonsils, finally! *cheers*) and suddenly found myself in possession of, not only time and energy, but also the want to create something. Which means that the pile of working-ons and the pile of finished stuff has actually grown, and I finally feel, well to quote one of my favorite characters (Skeleton Jack, from A Nightmare Before Christmas) just like my old bony self again. Well, perhaps not bony, but I think you know what I mean. :-)
Anyways, I thought I'd show you a peak of what's been beating it's wings and shaking it's tailfeathers around our living room lately. Don't worry, you'll see more when it's all done. But for now, just a peak.
|Perhaps one of my haunting shadows for the past three years (or longer?)..|
But let's get back to the stuff that I will show you - stuff that are all completed (down to the last stuffing and stitches.
First couple out are these two darlings. The pattern is originally a Melly & Me-pattern, from their line Sew Little and is called Stuffie Play. I had completed the stitchery on the giraffe some time last fall, and made the bunny in a whiff - they're both backed with some vintage fabric I had in my drawers (the giraffe in a soft blue, and the bunny in a light green vintage copy). Very cute - and very fun to make!
When the cute critters were completed, I decided to try and finish one of the small kits which seem to just collect dust on the shelves. I picked the kit to make some scented Christmas ornaments which I received on the last meeting in Tåsen Quiltelag just before Christmas. They were quite simple to sew - only, I haven't had much experience in sewing the lace border on.. well, I don't think it's bad for a first-timer. They're stuffed with batting wrapped around anïs and cinnamon sticks, and smell absolutely divine!
|Cute and simple .|
This last one has actually been completed for a while. Originally, the pattern called for the stitchery to be stretched around a canvas and hung on the wall, but after trying 5 times (or more, I lost count..) and not getting it centered, I gave up. Yup! I gave up - and made it into a bag to keep my wips in. Very handy when it comes to keeping a knitting project organized (I've tried). The stitchery is from Rosalie Quinland, and is called Free as a Bird.
|Sometimes the finished object doesn't look quite like the orginal pattern.|
We've just come home from our first real trip with Plutt - spending most of the previous week in Copenhagen, Denmark. Things have worked out surprisingly smooth, considering all the new things for all of us (traveling with children, spending two nights on a big boat, hotels, lots and lots of walking, etc) and perhaps one of the biggest changes since coming home (well, we came home yesterday, so it's basically a test project at the moment) has been Plutt's move from a crib to a cot (not quite sure what to call it, but we've removed one of the sides of his crib so that he can climb in and out by himself). It worked so well when we were in Copenhagen and Plutt slept in a big bed all by himself, so we decided to see if it would work at home as well. Last night worked liked a charm. *fingers crossed for tonight*
Well, I have a couple of surprises hidden up my sleeve, but I'm going to keep them for a little while longer. So this is it for now.
Have a good Sunday everybody!