Well I'm happy to report that I have improved my bunny "design" and my new creations no-longer have any owl genes!
I made this one for my friend's birthday present and included some of the gorgeous new washing line fabric I found on Etsy. I'm quite pleased with myself as I didn't have anything ready for my friend by yesterday afternoon and we were all meeting up for a special "Thursday night sewing" to celebrate her birthday. I'd had lots of ideas but nothing had come together. So I sat at the sewing machine last night and managed to whip Mr Bunny up in about an hour - in time for our little party!
I also made her a very simple little card to match but I couldn't get a decent photo - it has shell buttons in the middle but you can hardly see them! I followed Leanne Beasley's tip and used UHU Power glue to stick the buttons on - it really works!
Earlier in the day I decided I needed to take Monkee Maker's advice and check out Aldi for knitting needles and wool. I may have corrupted a bloggy friend who is not meant to be buying any wool until Easter and made her come with me but I won't tell if you don't!
I got these acrylic needles (that I really don't need - but they are pretty!)
And this incredibly cheap wool (acrylic) - 5 x 100g balls for only £3.49! That's amazing! And I plan on persuading my corrupted friend to show me how to make granny squares with it.
Talking of knitting here is my first creation from my mother's day book
happily standing in the sunshine with his new friends Wol and Antonio Bunderas (nobody has actually told Antonio that he looks like a mutant bunny/owl so please don't spill the beans, he'd be terribly upset)
Finally Lynette Anderson and Carey of Blueberry Lane are having a giveaway and have asked that we show our pin-cushions so here are mine - all in use, and all from lovely bloggy friends.
Mr Bunny is from my lovely friend Thimbleanna and arrived with all the ingredients for making some yummy S'mores!
The beautiful felt heart was a bloggy giveaway that I won from the very talented Joni of Yummers - I love the central button!
The little Christmas house is from Esther of My cuppa' charms - I initial didn't think I would be able to stick pins in it as it is so beautiful and detailed!
And the scrappy cabin is from my role-models Melly and Me!
I love all my pincushions and love the fact that they all have such wonderful origins - before I started blogging I just had a very tired looking pumpkin pincushion that wasn't very happy at all - these four make me smile every time I use them!