Tuesday, July 22, 2008

My Tuesday....

What a day....! Well, actually most of it was rather uneventful. I saw a lot of this computer and did toddler-related stuff.

I'm INCREDIBLY CLOSE TO FINISHING the instructions for this....

Somewhere in the middle of the day, I had to go out in the car.... and someone drove into the back of me!!! (For those of you who missed my drama in the summer, this is the SECOND time our poor little car has been rear-ended in about six months..... I wasn't driving it last time, by the way). HOW TEDIOUS... and now my back hurts.

Back to craftiness.... I haven't been able to get near the sewing machine since last Wednesday, so nothing much to show... except the Small Tote bag I finished off last Wednesday. Just a simple little one with flat o-rings in the straps. It has light fusible wadding and medium-light interfacing to give it a bit of gentle structure.

It matches the hat (...yes, yes - hat patterns will be out ASAP!! I'm working towards my hat-making workshops in September. Oh - that's not far off, is it?). Colours are a bit washed out here for some reason. The fabric is much prettier in real life. You can also see the hat I made in that print in the background.

In the late afternoon my little Petal drew a picture. She proudly announced "THAT'S ME!" (the two bits at the top are her pigtails, she tells me).

We photocopied the original, laminated it, punched holes in it and got to work with some wool and a plastic needle..... VOILA! A self-portrait "embroidery". She was very proud. I was beaming. I took photos and took the embroidery home to show her Daddy. He was proud, too.

So the day ended beautifully.

12 comments:

méri said...

I hope your back hurts no more!

I have to find here that plastic needle for my little grandaughter. Lovely that idea for embroidering.

méri said...

at last i've answered to your "tagged post" :)

Rach said...

Thank you for visiting my blog - I love to have new visitors! The plastic neddle is a great idea - where did you get it? Minnie (under supervision) uses great big darning needles but I am a little concerend that some damage could be done to all those around her. Your bags are lovely - very clever. So many clever people in good old Melbourne...

Nikki said...

I had to look REALLY HARD, but I found the plastic needles in Spotlight, near the beads. I'm going to check out $2 shops for them, too.

truth.be.told said...

i used to sew like that when i was a little girl too, it was so much fun. and i had a knitting nacy as well that i was made keen for.
and thanks for visiting my blog too! i love finding new gems to read like yours xx

CurlyPops said...

That is so sweet. I love kids artwork and how they can immediately explain what it is even if we can't actually see it!

Sarah said...

the embroidery is priceless, love the pigtails. I have a few of these works of art floating around my place, they're the best!

Black Eyed Susie said...

I love that picture! What a day you had. To make you feel slightly better someone recently managed to backend one of our cars and push if 2m up a steep hill into the back of our other car. We are now a one car family!
Hope your back's OK.

thornberry said...

Rosie has done a beautiful job - and what a clever mummy to think of copying/laminating/embroidering! I've got Clare doing some embroidery on calico at the moment of a fish she has drawn (but she is twice Rosie's age). Can't wait for those patterns to be finished Nikki! And sorry to hear about your car.

LizzieJane said...

What a lovely picture to treasure always.
Thank goodness your car was hurt worse than you, hope your back will be feeling better soon.

Louise said...

What a great idea with the drawing. It's fabulous!! Hope your back and your car's back are all better soon! xx

Melanie Gray Augustin said...

I'm just catching up on (stalking) your blog today. That is such a bummer about your car and your back.

I love the embroidery - what a great idea! Your little one really is hooked at a young age ;)