Sunday, July 12, 2009

back with some softies to show

"Hello Zet"

I'm back! Bloody hell I hope we never have gastro in this house again! 5 out of 6 were sick, littlest one was spared. One full week of sick people. Not cool. Sometimes I kid myself and think that 4 kids is easy peasy and a family 0f 6 is 'normal', after last week I have realised we are not 'normal' and 4 kids is plenty enough for me (husband, time to visit the vet).

Anyway that little guy is Zet from Australian Homesewn. Not the greatest pic, was running out the door when I took it. He was a present for a friends little boy. I made him from cord. Love it. Think this is how I will use up some of my stash, no need for it here, too hot!

...and "Hello Foo Fii"
formally known as "Pepper"

When I saw here what was coming in last months Homespun I knew I was going to make one. I cheated, as husband put it, brought the kit from the lovely dear fii. Who I should add is incredibly generous. There was a tiny delay in the kit arriving and Fi was very kind in sending something extra as an apology, completely not need, and lovely all the same!

I just love her! Been a very long time since I have done french knots and daisies. Lovely to sit and stitch with the kids. And, shhh don't tell anyone, it is the first time since high school I have used felt! Shock! And I love it!
Still not sure if softies are my thing, time will tell.

And because little miss 5 asked so nicely, Foo Fii has a sling so her baby and blankie can go everywhere with her, and she does!

Happy! xox


Tracy said...

aww you have been busy. Love Miss FooFii very sweet.

fi said...

AWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW you have made my day/week/year!She's great!

Little Miss Moi said...

Yay for no gastro anymore! That knocked over, what, a week and a half of the school hols? Poor kids! Poor you!

And I love Foo Fii's sling, it's adorable!

Where the hell do you find time to do all this sewing, BTW?

Anonymous said...

She's beautiful! And the doll is too :) Love those blue eyes, you should make more kids! XX Shelly

Leahdis said...

I feel for you and your gastro rounds, its extremly hard when more than two are sick, I have four kids so I know! Love Foo Fii, so cute its on my to do list, lol.

Polka Dot Daze said...

Ha ha! Just looking at close ups of your pics, when you were commenting on my blog. Love what you've been up to. It's not cheating buying a kit, it's just a head start that's all.

Polka Dot Daze said...

PS felt rocks doesn't it? I am turning into an addict myself

Kelly said...

Wow you have been busy! Foo Fii is gorgeous and so is Zet. I am also loving working with wool felt. Glad to hear that everyone is on the mend..gastro sucks.

Catherine said...

I love your Zet Bianca, the colour and fabric look great, perfect for a boy. The Foo Fii looks soo cute there with your even cuter little girl.

Marilyn said...

She is gorgeous and that sling to carry baby around is too precious. Well done my very talented friend!! Don't show Keana these she will start putting pressure on her meme to sew....hmm!

KateS said...

You poor thing - I know gastro has been doing the rounds in Darwin - we've had ppl at work off sick with it... Hope its all over soon for you :)