Wednesday, 6 April 2011

Handmade Cushion Cover

 I recently received this little parcel from my sister in Australia. She runs her own business, Wee Jennie Wren, customising children's clothes using recycled fabrics. She also makes some home accessories and other lovely pretty things. Here's a link to her Facebook page or if you're in WA you can find her at various markets around Perth. 

I love the fabric of this cushion cover and am thinking it might be nice in a nursery if we're having a girl.

Monday, 4 April 2011

A crocheted gift for a special 4 year old

Recently it was my beautiful little niece's 4th birthday. 

She lives a long way away, down under in the land of kangaroos and koalas.

So, I decided to make her her own little koala friend and sent it all the way from Italy.

 Handmaking this little gift made me feel so much closer to her even though she's so far away.

She loves her new wee friend and now I have to make another for her little brother to stop them fighting over it!

It was really easy to make following a pattern from here. I loved the way all the little pieces suddenly became a little character once I sewed them all together. I think this could become a new favourite hobby, crocheting toys, especially since soon I will have my own little one to make gifts for!

Have a lovely week everyone x x