Sunday, 30 September 2012

Cushion pattern winner and Craft Olympics

Thank you to everyone who has taken the time to leave a comment.

The winner of the Gingerbread man Cushion is Margaret who lives in Spain. I have decided that we should also have an Australian winner, and that is Dzintra.

However, Melanie, Shez, Hanne, Tatyana and Mama Bear  will receive a little gift. I am part of the Craft Olympics, hosted by Melanie.  And I have made something new as part of that.  I have written up a pattern for it and painted some buttons, so each of you will receive one of these instead.

Please email me your addresses. I will be away for a couple of days, so will not be able to post out the patterns until the end of the week.

These are 5 " in size and there are a few different ones and they have different buttons as well.-- eg pudding, stocking, tree etc.
If anyone is interested in joining the Craft Olympics, have a look at Melanie's blog  for details. It is
Enjoy the rest of the long weekend ( here in Australia).

Saturday, 22 September 2012

Gingerbreadmen Cushion

I have enjoyed making this cushion using Lynette Anderson's Christmas Fun fabric, and I am very pleased with the way it has turned out.

I have written up the pattern, and if you would like a chance to win a pattern (which includes the 2 gingerbreadman buttons) please leave me a comment.

Life has been rather complicated these last few weeks. Hopefully,things will settle back to the old routine again.

Spring is well and truly here. I saw a family of  wild ducks-- mother, father and 9 newly hatched ducklings walking down the street, in the middle of suburbia. The male magpie has been eating lots in the garden, the female is probably sitting on her eggs. The koel has arrived. It is a cuckoo ( one that lays her eggs in another bird's nest) and it migrates from Asia. It usually arrives by the long weekend in October, and this year we heard it's call on Thursday, so it is a little early.

Enjoy the rest of the weekend.