Sunday, September 20, 2009

Making Stuff

The seed is planted when Pea Soup invites you to Craft Camp. Some shoots appear when Trashalou asks you if you want to be part of a Rainbow Swap. And then the next thing you know your craft plant analogy is in bloom, as you realise you are coming to grips with your sewing machine, and your blanket stitch is improving and you have a stash, some proper sewing scissors and about 5 crafty projects brewing.

Such as finally attaching the appliques you bought from Aunty Cookie at the Sisters Market last year.

owl shirt

no way, way! shirt

And then, after playing games on Club Penguin that morning, the kids mention that they wish they had a toy puffle.

So you spend most of Sunday morning -while Fixit is off on a motorbike spree- making some Puffles from scratch. The white one is the prototype, the red one has all the errors (shh! don't tell Cherub) but the blue one is actually not too bad.

puffles 007

It's not crafting of the first order, and the red one's hair already needs repairing, but it made the kids happy and made me feel slightly craft-competent.


  1. The force is strong in this one. You have learnt well from a master craft retreat recruiter!

  2. Yay for you. Being crafty isn't about being a quality seamstress, it's about having fun and learning - or that's what I tell myself anyway!

  3. So yours know about Club Penguin, too? Mazel tov on the puffles and I'm not showing my two kids, cos they'd want their own toy puffles as well.

  4. You totally rock my world stomper !!!

  5. Oh well done you! I remember when you were so happy with yourself for knitting a whole row!

    Now look at you go!

  6. Oh get you! You go girl. My two are dead jealous of those puffles. I fear you may have started something in blogland for those of us at the mercy of Club Penguin inhabitants.

  7. What with you and Kim going all crafty, I am positively faint with pride.

    My work here is done.

  8. You got it figured out---it doesn't have to be perfect, as long as you enjoy the process! No wonder those boys are beaming!

  9. maybe there is something in your genes. well done

  10. Neat. More pieces of you out wandering in the world.

  11. Isn't the internet marvellous? I would never have picked up quilting if it wasn't for blog reading.

    (pssst..... wanna make a quilt....? It's easy..... trust me.....)

    By the way, in awe of your soft toys. I would never go there.... making toys is scary beyond words for me.

  12. Well done! A good rule is 'Finished IS perfect'.
    Love those Puffles.

  13. Nicely done. Those puffles are cute.

    I am in awe of you and anyone else who can sew as I am physically (and mentally) incapable of operating a sewing machine.

    What's the next project?

  14. NICE! I like the red one. Kind of like me... very imperfect, but a lot lovable.

    Could you send some of you crafty mojo this way please?

  15. More than crafty, you're a heart feeder and those boys are full. Lucky them.


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