I know, I know...two posts in one day, that's a bit crazy. I finally have my camera back though.
The mintie wreath is for James (to eat gradually over time). The lovely lady at our local art shop told me about this idea. It's a coat hanger twisted around into a circle and then you tie on a whole batch of minties with sewing cotton (so that they can be pulled off quickly and easily). I was thinking to myself perhaps a packet of minties would fill the wreath but over 100 minties later and about 2 hours of tying them on, it was finally finished. Really, I should have added more up the top to bulk it up a bit more...but I was slightly sick of tying them on (slightly being a huge understatement).
James thinks it's wonderful!
My new toy for Christmas...I can't tell you how excited I am to finally have an overlocker...now I just need to work out what to overlock with it!
I've also been stitching these babushka pencil toppers for our school fair next August (yes, crazy hey starting so early). The idea came out of my Cotton Time magazine - they had the dolls stitched onto a gift box.
Here's the pattern if you would like to make some. Right hand click on the template below and save to 'my documents'. Then print out on an A4 piece of paper and cut out. Use the template to cut out a back and front for the pencil topper. When stitching it together, be sure to leave an opening for the pencil at the bottom. Add a touch of glue after you slide the pencil in to hold everything nicely in position.
I'm also doing two other designs - house and car. If you'd like the patterns for these let me know and I'll post them here also.