Monday, July 30, 2012

Scrappy- Strappy Monster aka SPOT

My youngest son has a very weird comforter.... the straps of the singlet I am wearing that day. this can get VERY annoying in public, and especially at night....

And giving him a spare singlet top isn’t the best look (though shouldn’t complain, I’m sure there is far worse clothing items he could want to cuddle... lol)

So it suddenly hit me yesterday, why not attach some straps to a soft toy... just had to decide which toy to make....thank you to Pinterest, I got inspiration from these little guys.

And here is our own Scrappy-Strappy-Monster

Sunday, July 29, 2012

Teacher Appreciation Day

I really appreciate my children’s teacher; they go above and beyond what is required of them.
The whole school has me very impressed really.

So while I got a little ahead of myself, (I thought Teacher appreciation day was coming in July... but it's not until October) I am well organised now!

Each of the teachers the children chose (8 all up) will receive a sleep mask, coffee mug with cup cosy and an assortment of tea bags and coffee sachets.

It will also be teamed up with this poem:

A well-earned cuppa for you,
To say 'thanks for all that you do.
Making a difference teaching my child this year,
experiencing many giggles and even a tear.

I think it's time for a well-deserved rest,
So out of these beverages, please choose the best,
Put up your feet, have some fun,
Relax- It’s another day done!

Happy Teacher’s Appreciation Day!!!

and all wrapped up. They were a big hit!

Sunday, July 22, 2012

Perfect Corners Tutorial

I have always snipped my corners diagonally across the tip like this, but still found it a little bulky to turn and top stitch over.
I have just stumbled upon snipping it like this:

It ends up looking like this:

And found it turns perfectly and sits lovely afterwards.
What are your tips for perfectly snipped and turned corners?

Monday, July 16, 2012

Thumbs Up Approval

Last year my youngest wore one of my monkey beanies that I have available in my store.
But this year I thought he might be getting a little too old to get away with being "cute".

After hunting for the right ear flap crochet pattern I found this one from Alli Crafts.

And I think the photos speak for themself and show just how much my son loves his new head wear!