Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Cool Critters

These three "Magoo" monkeys along with "Tweet & Hooty" and "Dudley" the dodo are what I have been spending the last month working on. Are they not the cutest softies EVER!!!?

They were created from Melly & Me patterns - a wonderful Australian line of patterns created by two sisters. Treasured Threads is one of their American distributor. Definitely a place to browse through. Shannon carries a variety of different lines - everything from quilt patterns that include gorgeous stitchery, fabulous softie patterns, oodles of books etc. etc.

This is where you can also go to get your hands on Australian Homespun magazine. WOW - love it!! glossy, variety of projects from quilting to stitchery, to softies. Lovely articles accompany the projects. Oh and beautiful photographs.

You may also want to add this Absent-Minded Santa to your Christmas craft list. I know I will be. He comes together quickly and it WAY CUTE. Sshh - don't you think he would make a great Christmas present!!??? I made him from a Natalie Ross In Stitches pattern - again Australian designer.
I also made a lovely purse - Ginger & Spice by Cinderberry Stitches. Unfortunately I don't have a photograph of the purse. If you have an opportunity to look through her patterns
and blog I know you'll enjoy the time spent.
Now until mid-November all my sewing is likely to be focused on the local high school play, though I really have to finish my projects for my stitching angel swap. My swap angel lives in Australia so I think i'm going to send one package - but i know how much fun it is to receive a little package here and there - so i'll see..... maybe i'll split it into two!!
Until next time my friends - enjoy the day and this absolutely stunning fall season.


Anonymous said...

These are so cute - thank you for sharing as I too love softies

Di said...

I tried to e-mail you, but it bounced back. Is the e-mail associated with your blog no longer valid?

Anyway, after you commented on my blog, I sent you the following:

OMG! I just looked at your blog and came across the entry about your daughter getting into WCSSM just as my daughter is putting her final touches on her application for next year!

How is she doing? What is it like? Is there any way she would be interested in corresponding with a potential future student?

Where are you from in NC? I guess she must be home this weekend because it's the middle of the trimesters. My best friend recently became a teacher there, so I am kind of clued into what's going on.

Would love to hear!


Anonymous said...

Your softies are fabulous!!! I especially love your Dudley - he is sooo handsome! I am so glad you have enjoyed making up our pattens, you have done them proud! =]

Paula Prass said...

Lovin those owls!!!
Happy Thanksgiving.