It has been a great day today.... lots of glorious sunshine, so all the washing is washed and dried.... a wonderful, long telephone call from James this morning (hard to believe he's sitting there surrounded in snow and the sun is shining brightly here!)....some sewing was done and a baby gift has been (finally) finished... and one of my favourite bands has just released their new album - so I've been listening to it all day.
I was looking for an owl tutorial the other day and came across this gorgeous little fellow, used for a soft toy and for a baby's bib. As my friend has just become a Grandmother I thought this was something cute to make for the baby.
I found the tutorial and pattern for the bib HERE on Stubbornly Craftys blog. Lovely and easy to make and something a little bit different.
I've lined the back with some lovely, soft flannel fabric.
See what happens the second I take my sewing machine cover off my machine?? Cookie finds it very comfortable and turns it into a bed. No wonder it always looks a bit crushed!
Another thing I am up to at the moment is a doiley swap. As soon as I saw Fee's post about a swap involving doileys, I knew it was something I wanted to do.
This photo (above) is what I've sent my partner:
A fat quarter of fabric, 2 doileys (embroidered and crocheted), a metre of ribbon and 6 buttons.
And this is what my partner has sent to me. My partner is Michelle from the Christmas Beetle.
Now what am I going to make Michelle out of her lovely fabric and doileys?????
I will show you soon what I come up with as this is a pretty quick swap and we only have a couple of weeks till we have to post the surprise back to our partners. Should be fun!
And no post is finished without a food photo....
I love this recipe for Banana Sour Cream Cake that I got from the gorgeous Chooky Blue. It has become a firm favourite in this house. I love that the recipe makes 2 cakes - not that either one of them lasts that long.
Hope you're having a lovely weekend.
The weather is getting a lot warmer, but not too hot yet...and blue, blue skies.. just lovely.
What are you up to today????