There hasn't been a LOT of sewing happening around the Meares' Madhouse, but there has been a LITTLE bit. Firstly, I can now show you my finish from last month ... a 'beary' special bear made for a special friend. A lovely sewing friend treated a group of us to a FABULOUS weekend of being spoilt at Spicers Hidden Vale, where we wore tiaras all weekend and were treated like princesses ... I know ... for those who know me well, imagining me in a tiara kind of boggles the mind! Tee! Hee! Hee!
Well ... as a thank you gift, I made a furry little friend for our Princess B (I'm not telling you what the "B" stands for ... what happens at a Princess Weekend STAYS on the Princess Weekend! Tee! Hee! Hee!) Now our Princess B is a Harley Davidson rider, so I made her ...
... a Bikie Bear! :0) His name is "Spud" and he's wearing jeans with his Harley orange shirt and bandana, as well as his 'leather' jacket with brass buttons and fringed sleeves, which you can't really see in this pic. He's about 22" tall, so just the right size for cuddles. And Princess B LOOOOOOOOOVED him. :0)
Here he is getting a big smooch from his new 'Mummy'. I'm hoping I'll get a photo of him going for a Harley ride. :0)
The only other sewing I've been doing happened yesterday and was more planning, cutting and arranging than actual sewing.
These are some 'left over' fabrics from my "Garden Critters" quilt. I'm thinking it will be a simple, pretty lap size quilt ... but you know how applique somehow makes its way onto most of my quilts. :0)
Apart from that, I've been keeping my head down and trying to stay warm, tucked up whenever possible in the lounge room under my blankie in front of the fire, either reading or doing a bit of hand stitching. And since everything has to be all closed up to keep the nasty westerly winds out, I've been lighting pretty scented candles to make things smell a bit prettier and fresher ...
And they give a lovely sparkle to the room, too. This one is a scented tea light candle sent to me by my Bestest-Buddy-Since-We-Were-Nine Lynette's eldest daughter, Emma, who is selling Partylite candles via party plan and on Facebook for pocket money while she's studying at uni. They really are a lovely quality candle ... I'll be placing a few orders to make winter a bit more bearable, I think! :0)
Well, that's about it from this windblown corner of QLD for now. I promise to try not to be as slack ... but it is so tempting just to climb into bed under my doonas and not come out til spring. :0) I hope you're all shuffling along well and that there's more creative stuff happening at your place than there is here. Have a fantastic week! :0) Til next time ...
BRRRRRR! BEAR HUGS!