Sunday, January 5, 2014


Happiness simply wants

What you already have.

Anon

Hello to you all. I woke up this morning to the strong smell of smoke, so I went to investigate straight away. Did I leave the iron on in the sewing shed and now it’s burnt down??? No....thank goodness, I’m sure all my teeth would fall out if that happened! Lol There seems to be some fire in the far distance but the strong winds have pushed them our way.

This week I have absolutely enjoyed myself with making toys from some fabulous books I have out from the local library and from my own library. Crafty Creatures is the kids book from my library and it arrived on the last day of school term. It has come home with me and I am having so much fun making things from it......

Cute teddy
(you can do it Ashlee)

I don’t usually put buttons on toys I make because if this goes in as a gift for a baby I would worry about the buttons coming off, so I hand stitch eyes and face parts with yarn instead. Still looks cute.

In the same book I made this ever so gorgeous pony. It was fun making this little guy and so simple. I especially love the tail and mane.

50 yards of fun is pretty fun to make from too! Just by using little scraps of yarn you can make these incredible creatures.

Too sweet!

The bodies on the two toys are the same but arms and legs are positioned differently. These will be going in to my library. I bet they’ll be loved.

I had a great time at the local library, just had to take these two books home with me as well. The book about Italy mentioned several places we visited and want to go back to.

My lovely Italy

A favourite pass time of mine....(sad but true)....is tipping out a heap of buttons and just staring at them.
 
I have more buttons than Heather...ha ha ha

Oh yes, I have some funny traits!! How about you guys? Anyone out there willing to admit they have a quirky little ‘thing’ that they enjoy doing? Love you to share with me. If you laugh at yourself, no-one else can touch you!! Lol

Now for something not so enjoyable....my youngest son & hubby have gone to the go kart track today so gingerly I am going to enter a man cave and clean the rotten thing out. I know – make them clean it themselves. It never happens on the great scale I need it to happen. So I’m going in armed with a light sabre, vacuum cleaner, cloths, food (in case I get lost for a couple of weeks), garbage bag and a compass to help me find the way out!!! Have an absolutely fab Sunday and hope everything is sweet.

Cheers, Anita.
                             Our gondola ride in Venice. See there's no hair on hubby's head? I told him that's what would happen if he married me....he didn't listen!! lol xx

15 comments:

katherine said...

Fantastic knitting from those gorgeous books. I agree about buttons on baby's toys, I'm the same. Good luck with the man-cave. I would make them do it while standing there knitting in hand giving orders lol. Mine luckily is need and the shed is all mine so no problems here. One daughter's room is a whole different matter!

Manda - Handmade with Love said...

So many adorable toys! Well yes good luck with the man cave... My husband and I have this mutual understanding unspoken of course that I don't mess with his space and he doesn't mess with my crafty space :) it's easy for us since it is only two of us and we can wait until visitors before really tidying up! Haahaa
I do like to stare and arrange my yarn stash every now and again without actually starting a project. Just surveying makes me happy :)

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Manda - Handmade with Love said...

So many adorable toys! Well yes good luck with the man cave... My husband and I have this mutual understanding unspoken of course that I don't mess with his space and he doesn't mess with my crafty space :) it's easy for us since it is only two of us and we can wait until visitors before really tidying up! Haahaa
I do like to stare and arrange my yarn stash every now and again without actually starting a project. Just surveying makes me happy :)

Narelle said...

Hope you made it back out safe and sound :)
I love the great ideas for your library and your local library looks to have a great range to enjoy too.

JoJo said...

Good luck cleaning the man cave! You might need a biohazard suit!

Fiona said...

I am hoping you managed to find your way out the man cave so you can read this!!! I always love your cheerful posts....
Hugz

Karen said...

Lovely to see you enjoying time with your projects.
The smell of smoke in the air does put yo on edge. Glad it wasn't your sewing shed!!
Good luck cleaning the man cave!!

Joy McD said...

Gorgeous toys! Oh my, you are brave tackling the man cave! I have in the past and survived, but... it's no fun, lol!! xxx

LiteraryLadybug said...

Another wonderful post Anita! Love all those adorable toys. What Fun!

Marilyn said...

Cute knitted toys - think they will be loved, and the books look good. Hope you have navigated your way out of the man cave.

Julie said...

A great post full of your creativeness Anita - I loved that pic of you & your hubby on the gondola - I have the same pic of my son & his fiance with the gondola man standing in the background. What precious memories you have created from your trip. Have a great weekend, Julie :-)

Josie said...

Oh Anita... you post cheered me up no end this morning. Your sense of fun and enthusiasm are infectious. Long may your knitting needles click... Hugs

Jane Galley said...

Oh, I love that pony!

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