Sorry forgot to mention that the shop will be closed on Friday for ANZAC day. But don’t worry, it will re-open Saturday (normal hours).
…apparently. You may see these little guys in the window if you walk past at night.
Thanks for all of your comments in regards to my BIG fabric sale. Some great suggestions from everyone. I will be drawing the winner tomorrow, so you still have till midnight tonight to leave a comment if you want it be in the draw.
So far most people like the idea of a after hours sale in the shop with maybe some leftover fabrics on offer online for interstate customers. Sounds pretty good. The pack suggestion is great, but i am a bit hesitant to cut up fabrics just for the sake of it. Maybe if i have any small pieces left after the sale they can go in packs, we’ll see. I will chat to mum when she returns from her trip. The end of May is looking good, I’ll keep you posted.
It’s Babushka central around here at the moment! But what’s not to love? My fascination with these little nesting dolls started as a little girl, we would visit a friend of my mother’s who had a really big one with lots and lots of little nestling dolls inside, the smallest one was just a wee little thing the size of a pea. Kept me entertained for hours. I never had one of my own until my travels in Russia and eastern Europe a few years ago, the choices were endless but I was ‘allowed’ to bring home 2 or 3 as souvenirs. They sit on my dressing table now (and could use a good dust!) just waiting for some more companions. I have to resist taking home the little girls that keep me company at the store because I must learn to share…
These girls are little rattles made from vintage fabrics and tea towels. They are $18 each and would make a very special present for a baby girl, I just love them.
Give me your thoughts and I will give away to one lucky reader a heap (or at least as much as will fit into an Aussie Post 3kg bag!) of lovely vintage fabrics from my collection. I don’t know what yet, but they will all be special.
put bell inside container and seal up securely with sticky tape Step 2 – Sewing the sides together
Align the edges of 2 squares and using embroidery thread blanket stitch tightly together.
Here is a video showing how to blanket stitch
Remember when stitching the pieces together they need to fold up to the shape of a cube. It may be easier to lay the squares out first to get an idea of how the shape will come together Stitch together the remaining sides, leaving one side open for stuffing
Step 3 – Stuffing
You will want to stuff the block about half way and then add the rattle.
Make sure the corners are stuffed firmly to help hold the shape of the block. The centre of the block needs to still be a bit squishy. Try not to over stuff as your block will end up looking like a ball. Also you want the rattle to be snuggled in the center of the filling so you can’t feel it too much.
Step 4 – finishing
Finish by stitching shut the opening. Your block rattle is ready for playing with.
I hope you have lots of fun with this little project…
and get a load of these pants…one of a kind, size 3, vintage fabric if you were wondering…
I’m totally exhausted from re-arranging the shop. Running out of room and needed to make a place for these, and these, and these.
I had one of those action packed weekends where every second is accounted for…being at the shop is a pleasant break from all the running around!Apart from restoring a couple of old ladders (which have been one of those gonna do projects for months), going to a great football match, spending hours walking around Jeff’s shed looking at km’s of toys, I went to a total strangers wedding! A last minute ‘plus one’ was needed and since I lived 50m from the venue I pulled the short straw. I felt like a total wedding crasher, all glammed up, drinking nice wine and chatting to the rest of the table like I knew who was who. Might take it up semi-professionally (when I don’t feel like cooking).
Have just updated Poppet in the Post with some Monstar boys longsleeve tops.