Sydney town is just one big puddle at the moment, interspersed (just to tease us) with moments of brilliant sunshine before the clouds come rolling back over.
So for birthday gifts I'm making these scarf and tissue cosy combos which I hope are going down well with their little recipients (I know the mums love them!). This one's in the adorable Alexander Henry "April Showers" print teamed with a bit of Amy, Denyse and some pink linen.
Some gorgeous Japanese fabrics were used for these aprons which I've just finished making. The first is a girly pink and brown print where kitchen motifs are mixed with frolicking deer, squirrels, butterflies and elephants balancing on balls (nothing strange about that!).
The other is a lovely chocolate brown fabric with a very cute "teacup parade" in horizontal lines across the width.
The aprons are based on a pattern from a book called "Little Retro Aprons for Kids" which I ordered from Quilt Fabric Delights. The booklet has about 3 or 4 apron patterns with variations on each. I had fun making the box pleats, which I'd never tried before. They were an easy way to add a bit of pizazz without too much trouble.
The bonus is that the designer allows limited production of the aprons for sale. So, as tempting as these ones are to keep, they're off to the shop (just as soon as I can get some decent full length photos).
No not really. These are just some cute miniatures I found in the op shop the other day. But they make a great pictorial addition to my (overdue) thank you to Living Creatively for featuring me in their most recent issue.
I'm truly honoured to be in there amongst such great company and thankful to the team for providing the best creative space online and in real life (Stitches and Craft Show - coming soon to Sydney - can't wait).
P.S. Will just be a punter this year as full time Miss Wink duties prevent me from taking an Incubator spot. Otherwise would have been there with bells on!