Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Week One (Kelly)

I did a little this week but was easily sidetracked.  After success making my first sock monkey (a Rugby World Cup 2011 monkey for my little rugby fan) I had a go at making a smaller version.  It didn't work for me.  It was frustrating that I couldn't get it perfect.  Elijah wasn't impressed that I used his socks - apparently they were his favourite.  I think he is lying, actually pretty sure they're not his favourite.
Then thinking about Christmas decorations I whipped up some bunting - not on my list (again, I am easily sidetracked)

The thought of sewing a whole lot of triangles didn't appeal (I have done it before) so I went with something I found on pinterest (oh how I am loving pinterest)

On to the gifts I'm supposed to be making!  I literally whipped up these two bag bags using teatowels and a piece of ribbon - easy.
Three skirts for the little girls in my family - two are made with vintage sheeting and the other with new fabric I had in my stash.


  1. I just love the look of your monkey,the skirts are just delightful and your bags are great! I feel another idea coming on lol...

  2. You have done amazingly well! I had better get cracking . . .

    Pomona x

  3. Love the bag bags! Such a great idea to make them out of tea towels.

  4. I know the feeling about being side tracked but they say variety is the spice of life!! I dare say that after we see what everyone else has done over the next few weeks that we will continue to be side tracked.........

  5. thanks girls - I love seeing what others are making and how my short list is growing

  6. You've made lots of lovely things.
    I'm in love with those vintage skirts!

  7. Great job, and oh my more sock monkeys