Tuesday, March 2, 2010


If you don't live in Brisbane then I am here to tell you that its been raining non stop for two days now. And its dark. Not good for taking photos of your craft and more likely to have you curling under a doona on the couch with a good magazine rather than wrestling with a sewing project.

Have you ever read "100 Years of Solitude" by Gabriel Garcia Marquez? If you have you will remember that in the town of Macondo it rained for four years, eleven months and two days and everything and everyone went to wrack and ruin: "...threads of brocades rusted, and wet clothing would break out in a rash of saffron-coloured moss. The air was so damp that fish could have come in through the doors and swum out of the windows, floating through the atmosphere in the rooms." Constant heavy rain always reminds me of that book, its one of my favourites.

I have been looking at this little guy I made a week or so ago from a free pattern shared on the Blinking Flights blog. He is to be for a new baby coming in about three weeks. I don't know if it's to be a boy or a girl. I am thinking I need to make something to accompany him. A pair of baby shoes perhaps? I have a pattern in the Meet me at Mike's project book. Hmmm, still musing over that idea.

Do you like my seagrass basket? I bought it to contain all the little sewing things that are usually spread over the dining table. Every now and then I catch the smell of seagrass, which is always surprising, and kind of up lifting.

Time for a coffee, and to decide on a plan of action for achieving a few non-crafy goals today in the rain.


Yana said...

our sydney weather is not much nicer either.. although it's not raining, it is still cloudy and cold...

a pair of baby shoes would work with that little guy. :)

and i love your basket, looks great on the table and keeps all your sewing essentials neat and tidy :)

Catherine said...

I spotted that basket in the Spotlight catalogue and thought the same idea, it looks perfect for all your craft on the go.

I think a pair of baby shoes will go perfectly with the softie you made. It's really tricky to know what to make when you don't know whether the baby will be a boy or girl. I'd love to see what fabric you use to give me inspiration. There will be a new baby in my brother's family in a months time so I'm looking for ideas.


Gina said...

I love the basket! It's gorgeous, as is your little Blinking Flights guy. You could make some booties out of felt... seeing as that's what you're into right now!

rebecca said...

I've been wanting one of those baskets for ages, but I can't find them anywhere! Your little cuddle-kin is very sweet looking... I'm just making up a batch of them right now!


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