Saturday, June 30, 2007

:: crafting and baking ::

What have I been up to? Very little crafting and yesterday I did some baking because today we are going to celebrate the end of the school term. The children will get a new teacher after the summer break - I am not sure if that's good or bad but hopefully it's just for one more year.
Well, crafting - I made a little cushion which I discovered in my favourite Japanese craft book, my sewing machine did not like it though.

It's from this book, but there is no pattern for it, it's in one of the photographs which are all very, very inspiring:

Yesterday I made some brownies and a quiche lorraine. If anyone would like a recipe, please leave a comment.

Tuesday, June 05, 2007

:: look what I made ! ::


I recently made this little sock piglet. OK, it does have devilish ears but I still think it's very sweet! If you want to see the sweetest (real) piglets on earth, head on over to mollychicken's blog!

If you want to make a sock animal yourself, check out the instructions for the classic sock monkey here and here, there also is an elephant here. I love the sock dogs from this etsy-seller, e.g. I really like this dog, very sweet!

It's relatively easy to make different animals from the sock monkey patterns, be creative! There's also a brilliant looking Japanese craft book which I don't own. It's now available in English here and here (lots of pictures). It has patterns for a lot of different animals .