Thursday, March 5, 2009


Hello friends. I am sorry about the long absence. As I mentioned in my last post I had to change focus to a different direction; nothing exciting or big news to share except that we have decided to put our house on the market. If there is one thing I really, really dislike doing, it's packing up and moving house. Throw a couple of kiddies in the mix and you have got a not so fun situation. Getting the house ready for viewings is pretty challenging as the little ones mess up the house as quickly as we get it in order. They have been very patient with the whole situation though, considering we had to downsize their play area quite a bit.

I have not been able to do any sewing for the shop but managed to create a few things here and there for the house. I made some mushrooms to go with two little birdies for the top of their toy shelf using this tutorial.

Really easy to do and it was so gratifying to create something that only takes an hour or so, depending how elaborate your mushroom is. The only little change I made was to use a ladder stitch to connect the stalk to the toadstool top for a neater finish and used wool instead of felt. Instead of buttons for the top, I embroidered little circles. Great little project for your little scraps of fabric. I also made some portrait silhouettes of little ones for their room; I'll post a picture of that next time.

We will miss our little walks, bird watching and the beautiful cherry blossoms trees which have bloomed and already started to fall off. Rain has stopped and I feel my spirits rising..spring is near.

Hopefully I will have a date for my next update soon. My sewing studio has been downsized to a little closet; more pics on that later!


  1. Wow, the mushrooms look so nice, thanks for the link! Hope everything works out well for you with the house on the market and the move :)

  2. Your birds are just gorgeous! They put an instant smile on my face :)

  3. I always loved the mushrooms! Yours are perfect! :)