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Thursday, November 21, 2013

Final Countdown

Well, I thought I was done but then one of our lovely babysitters asked to be paid in Poppets. I love a good barter so made the deal. She wanted presents for two little girls, one of whom is crazy for unicorns.
I love making little felt critters at the moment so decided to make a pet for one of the Poppets.
Here they are...

It's hard getting good light for photos as the winter starts to shut us in. Minus 4 is predicted for Sunday! That makes me happy, at least I will have a cold blast before hitting the hot temperatures of my hometown next week. I have one last bit of sewing to finish, a present for my Mum, and then I'm on holidays!
Expect to read posts about swimming pools and hot weather real soon.

Monday, November 11, 2013

Weekend Wind-Up

We spent the weekend outside in the wind, the cold and (sometimes) the rain.
It's getting nice and cold in Toronto which makes me very happy, this week the temperature will hover around 3 degrees. The temperatures in my hometown are scaring me though, I'm not a fan of anything over 25 and Perth is already at 34. I shall just have to cling to the air conditioning like a crazy woman!

Here are some shots from our weekend.

Lovely lemon and poppy seed cake. If you want the recipe click here.
Now I need to get it out of my house before I eat it all!

Friday, November 8, 2013

A Boy and His Dog

Just thought you'd like to see the photos of my final custom order for 2013.
I was asked to make a boy and his pet dog. I love these sort of requests, they really challenge my creativity.
Here is the result, I love them!

Aren't they adorable?

As I mentioned, orders are closed for the year and it's almost time to shut up shop. Poppet and I are nipping back to Perth for a few weeks for some much-needed extended family time. We'll return to Toronto just in time for a jetlagged Christmas and then we have some skiing planned for the New Year.
I have a little bit of designing left to do (I'm going to be teaching some sewing classes in January and need to draw up the patterns!) and then it's time to pack.

We have over 24 hours of transit to get there. Give me strength!

Monday, November 4, 2013

Trick or Treat

Smell my feet, give me something good to eat. If you don't, I don't care, I'll pull down your underwear.

Yet another wet and bleary Hallowe'en night in Toronto. We took Wednesday Adams, Supergirl and Darth Vader out to beg for candy...

Scary that we've already eaten our way through a considerable amount of this stash four days later.

Time to plan the next holiday. 50 days until Christmas!

Saturday, November 2, 2013


Halloween is behind us now and the countdown for Christmas looms immediately!
I just wanted to share some pics of our pumpking carving session. Poppet decided on an adventure time theme, naturally.

I'll post our trick or treating photos tomorrow. Right now I'm off to the craft store (it's a long drive!) to pick up equipment for the kids classes I'll be teaching at the local craft cafe starting in January. Lots of scissors and needles and thread for small hands. I'm really looking forward to it!


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