Just finished this little emboidery I started a few months ago.  One of those things you do on the side when you’ve got a few spare moments.  It’s something a little different for me because I didn’t use the sewing machine.  But I do love hand sewing.    The finished product is only 210mm x 200mm so quite dainty.

One of the things I like is that it isn’t perfect.  There are frayed edges and uneven stitches, which is not my natural way of doing things…. but I just love the finished look.

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So, I somehow splashed curry all over my old, cheap and fav sweatshirt.  I wasn’t ready to throw it away, but struggle to wear something with yellow stains all over it so … well …

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Weekend Warrior alright!

Its my sister-in-law’s birthday on Wednesday (so I won’t post this before)!  She is a great preacher.. yes! Her husband is my brother and the minister of the church I attend.  She loves Scripture around the house … I heard her say it from the pulpit one time, so of course the perfect present!

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Mmmm, I seem to have run out of tissue paper.  Guess I will make a little bag and ‘card’…

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Just had to make a few more of these little zip purses… sooooo easy and fun to make!

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To match the one I had already done with the little tissue packs..

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God is faithful [He is reliable, trustworthy and ever true to His promise—He can be depended on], and God wants you to know His son, Jesus Christ”

1 Corinthians 1:19 (That’s one of the books of the Bible towards the end, and it is chapter 1 and verse 19… just so you can find it).

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I thought this would make a nice gift for a girlfriend who knows and loves God.

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Its been years since I made these little tissue packs. I saw a reasonable size packet of tissues in a shop and thought they would be fun to make, quick and easy.  I searched on You Tube and found heaps of little demonstrations, and downloaded a pattern (yes a pattern!) because I had never made them lined before.  And in effect lining them made them so much easier to make and tidy.  It was also fun mixing two fabrics together, and using the flowers from one of my husbands old (clean) shirts (that had shrunk in the wash!).

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I found quite a few stunning doilies at an opshop in Te Puke recently and so purchased them thinking I must be able to use them for something.  I looked on Pinterest and sure enough, there are heaps of ideas for traditional doilies.

First Creation…

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Second Creation…

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The original doilies

You can see the small fan shape one on the left.   I still have the large one to create something.  Watch this space!

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This is a prototype for a ‘range’ of hot water bottle covers I’m going to make to sell at the markets!  Real groovy 70’s style pictures on fabric, overlaid on 100% upcyled NZ made blankets. Peace baby!

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One minute it was summer, next minute we’re right in the middle of winter! Brrrrr!

Thought I had better whip up a hotwater bottle cover quickly.  Something I can keep in the lounge… you know, matches the decor!  Plus needs to be snugly.  This is a 100% wool baby blanket bought in an opshop… a little bit of old New Zealand that we all love, complete with the blue ribbon trim.  Tidy!

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I have a lovely little daughter-in-law.  I hope she likes this little purse I’ve made her for her birthday.  However, how can you not, they are so HANDY!

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