Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Toys and patchwork

Yesterday I stayed in and did some sewing, which I have been making a habit of lately. I am convinced there will be work soon and I will not be able to indulge as regularly. Betsy bear is my next Toy Society drop softie. As this Saturday is Valentines Day, Bianca has organised a co-ordinated drop. This is a project I am happy to be part of and I use it to make new critters. I had fun doing this simple bear and embroidered her face and a heart for valentines. Have just been over to the Toy Society and Bianca is organising a handmade toy collection to distribute to children who have lost everything in the bushfires which have devastated whole communities here in Victoria since Saturday. My other sewing task yesterday was to try the Happy House block which Lurline has on her blog. Well as you can see I am not good at following instructions, (there is absolutely nothing wrong with the instructions) and mine turned out around the other way. Compare with the button on the right for the Happy House Swap which Lurline is organising. As you can tell patchwork isn't something I practice often, but I promise to do the blocks for the swap around the right way.
As the fires are still burning in our state and the wind has picked up again today there are more communities under threat, could you keep all the people affected by this disaster and our emergency services and volunteers in your thoughts through this difficult time.
Happy Crafting


Sara said...

Thanks for commenting on my blog. I just started blogging in January of this year. It's kind of addicitive, isn't it?
I've done a toy for The Toy Society, too. Whoever found it has not contacted the website yet...at least I hope someone found it. I'm going to do a few more next week (at least that is my plan).

Nikki said...

Thanks for your offer of joining in the sewing bee on Saturday! Pop back to my blog over the next few days for more info, and could you please email me so I can send you the nitty-gritty details?

Thanks a million!