Tomorrow is a training day at the CEIM program for me so Thurs is my finishing Friday this week if you know what I mean. This little wonky square eyed toy is called "Squares a lot". I have been mulling over in my head pieced eyes and mouth instead of crochet and felt eyes for the matching quankie soft toy. Today being finishing Friday on Thursday !! and all this idea had to be finished one way or another. The first step was to piece the eyes. Once the eyes were made the rest just fell into place. At first the arms and legs were much longer ... one simple solution later known as tie a knot in it ! The arm and legs were in proportion. "Squares a lot" fits nicely into the pocket at the back of the Quankie and "Squares a lot" likes nothing better than striking a pose for the camera. Might make a few adjustments to the design but overall quite pleased with the result. What do you think ?
Thursday, March 24, 2011
Monday, March 21, 2011
There was plenty of prep to do Saturday and Sunday last for our final workshop in Keadue today .... below are all the quilts and sock monkeys stacked and ready for the workshop today.
We had a lot to get through to finish our quilt and sock monkey but am delighted to say that the group all got stuck in and we finished every ones quilt and sock monkey today ! Phew it was a lot of work but fun. Luckily Gabrielle my friend was able to come along as an extra pair of hands. Below are photos of all the participants and their creations.
Happy to say that everyone enjoyed the workshops and are all bonding very well with their monkeys !! ... Two of the women added their own personal twist to the monkey design and added their own crochet eyes and another Lady completely changed the look of her toy by embroidering a face,adding safety eyes and losing the tail .... it looked just like a little boy/man. Way to go Maureen and Mai !
Thanks to the Manager Julie lady in black ! and all the staff for supplying us with cups of tea and encouragement along the way and a big thanks to all the participants who were a pleasure to work with.
Friday, March 18, 2011
Friday, March 11, 2011
As with all fabric hoarders ..... saw this seagull print from Makower and at the time had to have it .... now a year or so later its really come into its own and looks great in this simple quilt combined with bright orange, grey and blue from Rowan, Moda and Fabric Freedom. There is a super cuddly orange fleece on the back ... cuddle ability guaranteed on this Quankie !! and its sold ... It turned out so well there are a few more in the pipeline.
Tuesday, March 8, 2011
Managed to get all 9 kits ready 4 workshops and happy to say all going well ... 2 more workshops to go ... our goal is to finish a quankie in three sessions and a sock monkey a bit ambitious I know me thinks will be burning the midnight oil in two weeks time to finish the project will post some pics of the finished items. Below is one of the kits workshop ready .... pinned and ready to go!!
Last week I posted about an orange blue and grey quankie I was fixing to make did not have all the necessary fabrics then ... the good news is now I have picked up the last one a pebble like slate grey one at The Crafters Basket . Below is the work in progress. The light is not good in the photo but the bright orange really helps the tiny orange detail in the flying seagull print pop.