April 9, 2008

Sewing and shopping, shopping and sewing...

I have been out of action for a few days, a bad (and my first ever!) bout of tonsillitis added to the school holidays have led to a bit of a craft shutdown. So last night, I decided I needed something to get me back on track, so began making something to enter in the Softie Awards,

After a quick trawl through all my images on Flickr, I decided that as this cat has proved popular, (it's been favorited by 67 people!), that was the pattern I would work from, plus I have a felted jumper in a really soft pink, which I've been dying to cut into when the right project came along.  It's not finished yet, but I'm hoping to get my entry in before the weekend.

Luckily, my credit card hasn't been affected by illness, and I did start to get a few deliveries of things I ordered last week,

lovely new books and embroidery thread,

and some pattern booklets and a rather lovely Elephant kit from Sewing Stars and Wee Wonderfuls.

If that little lot doesn't inspire me to get back to crafting, I don't know what will!!

17 comments:

dottycookie said...

Argh, sympathies on the tonsillitis - I had it a few weeks back and haven't felt that unwell for years.

Vanessa said...

The colour pallet on the books is enough to get me inspired!

Hope you are feeling better soon!

Kitty said...

Gosh, poor you ... I've never had tonsilitis *touch wood* but know it can be very nasty.

That cat you made was one of my favourites of your 'makes' and I'm sure that pink one is going to be absolutely adorable. Can't wait to see it finished.

Get well soon. x

Laura B said...

What wonderful packages! I am really looking forward to see what you create and see your finished piece for the softie awards :) I have never had tonsilitis but have heard it's a sore and tiring so glad you are on the mend. Lx

monda-loves said...

wow - there is so much eye candy here. The pink kitty looks like she will be lovely - if you get shortlisted I'll definitely vote for her.

I also have book envy!

Monda
x

Prue said...

How very clever of you to buy such colour coordinated purchases! ;)

two hippos said...

Hope you are on the mend soon and you have some fab books too. Whats the other softies book like, as I have the spiral bound book?

Ida Down said...

Sympathies - having just had a couple of bouts myself. I blame the little germ factories (daughter and son) LOL

The cat looks lovely. How do you stop the wool from distorting when you stuff it? Or is the felting so tight that this problem is overcome?

Hope u feel back to normal soon

Blossom said...

Hope you are feeling better very soon.....

your kitty look just lvoely....

mmmmmm good shopping with the books...... ;)

Bunny B said...

Sorry to hear about your tonsillitis. Hope you get well soon. That pink kitten looks adorable, even though you can't really see it in full :) And I see a bunny pattern - cuteness!

Louise said...

I LOVE all the shopping and that cat is adorable. Rosie arrived this morning and I just have to tell you how absolutely beautiful she is and she is so well made. I know my girls are going to love her - I might have to keep her for me! And wow some gorgeous fabrics too! I'm making a scrappy quilt for my couch and those are all PERFECT!! Thanks so much for your wonderful generosity, you have made my day!

cwasia said...

Hope you get well soon.
I just love your work, wonderful ideas, fabrics....your blog is so inspiring!
I always wanted to create my own softie...and I finally did! Rosie was my inspiration, and I've made Stefan the Cat (you can find it on my blog)

jillytacy said...

I'm glad you're feeling better. I'm sure your crafty inspiration will be back on track soon. I can't wait to see your Softie Award entry. I'm sure it will be great!

quiltdude said...

Hope your feeling better soon.
Love the goodies you bought and where did you get the thread from I've been looking for that for ages but can't get it .

Erna said...

that books look great!! as do the colours of your new threat... looking forward to see what's going to be your first project!

Gigibird said...

I'm glad to see illness didn't stop you buying books:)
I am however surprised you need them with all your natural talent:)

Charlie P said...

Mmm...books. The cat looks great, good luck in the softie awards!
I was dying to enter but the deadline is before I am reunited with my sewing machine. Grr.
Hope you've fully recovered from your tonsilitis x