Sunday, February 13, 2011

Cute Koala

Love, all alike, no season knows, nor clime,
Nor hours, days, months, which are the rags of time.
-John Donne, "The Sun Rising"

Could I keep my hands to myself when I found this cute little koala in an Australian Homepsun magazine? Nope! This is Kira Koala....
This was one of the easiest patterns to follow and the brown material had been waiting a long time to be used. My photography has failed me once again, so you can't see the nice running stitch around the hem of the pants. My ambition is to actually get good at of these days.
I just loved the bright green material that I found to make the pants with. It was in the material scrap bag, along with the pink used for the ears. I found Kira Koala in the Australian Homespun Yearbook No. 80. (Vol.11 No.1).  The write up in the magazine was very interesting to read. Kira was created in honour of all the lives lost in the bushfires in Victoria, Australia in 2009.

Where will Kira go you ask? the library no doubt. lol. I am planning to make an Australian animal display sometime through the year and will need to make more sewn animals. I have a pattern for a platypus and lizards somewhere around this house.

I went to check on the chooks while doing the round of the yard yesterday and found them spread out in the sand. They looked like little teardrops in the sand.....not that my photography picked it up!!!
I love the way the chooks just plop themselves sideways on the sand and start flapping their wings and doing strange things. The other girl on the left is checking me out to see if I have any food. No throwing herself in the sand if there is a chance of food the little guts ache.

This was such a lovely weekend, nice and peaceful, no hassles. Just the sort of weekend you could handle all the time. As for me, the rest of today will be spent finishing off one library bag and knitting. I hope your weekend has been as wonderful as mine. Kind regards, Anita.


Karen said...

Hi Anita.
I have the same magazine out ready to make the same koala! Snap.
I love the fabric you have used and the overalls look great.
The only thing I need to organise is some stuffing.
What- a quiet weekend - no floods, fires, storms, winds....?? Pleased you are having a good one.

Maria said...

I love your "Kira". the brown fabric is perfect. I made her a year ago and sent the photo to the mag. It is in Homespun Vol 12 No 1.
Oh that mag also has a beautiful Kookaburra in it too.You may like to make that to Anita.

Bev C said...

Hello Anita,

Kira will love it at school with all her friends.
Happy Monday.

Micki said...

That koala is just adorable!


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