(edit: just so you know, the title shouldn't read 'look what I made FOR Margaret', perhaps it should be 'hey Margaret, look what I made..' ! This baby is all mine)
Not the best shot, the weather this morning is atrocious, cold, wet, grey and misty so there's no way I can get a decent photo without going out into the misty, drizzly rain..
Just to explain, Margaret has shown some of her gorgeous pin cushion collection a couple of times but in particular I've been lusting after one like this, scroll down the post and you'll see what I mean. Anyway, in another life I made lots and lots of Mohair Artist bears, I used to sell at all the bear shows around the state then, as you do, I moved on. As it happened I went back to seriously quilting again, I sold just about all my bears, mohair, makings and such, to fund my photography obsession and bought my big gun camera and lenses with the proceeds. I did keep some bears though, mostly little ones, well they were all mostly less than 9" right down to a one inch bear and yes, I still have that..! So for a long time I had a couple of little bears that sat around my computer desk, on my keyboard and generally hung around. I also had a bag full of little fellows stuffed in a cupboard. I saw Margaret's little rabbit on the pin cushion and had a serious case of lust, then when I checked out the website, I had already been there and bookmarked it so I think I was destined to make one. I love it, it's big and squishy and sits on the arm of the leather lounge without moving, I half filled it with Shellgrit, you know, the stuff you give to budgies, and then topped it off with wool stuffing that I had from somewhere. I didn't stuff it firmly though as I wanted it to look and feel old. Love, love, love it... I've still got quite a few little bears in the bag in the cupboard, hmm, what will I do with them..?
Can you tell that the puppies enjoy having children here.....
...not hard is it? We just don't get a look in when the kids are here and this weekend they had a child each.. bliss! They've gone home now, the children that is, so it's a bit quiet and the dogs are knackered, fast asleep. I don't think they will move now until tomorrow..
Samantha helped me unpack the GO Baby Cutter while she was here this afternoon and proceeded to cut out a heap of scraps using the drunkards path die..!! I did manage to snap a couple of pics while she was doing it and I'll show you tomorrow, but it was so easy she worked it out herself and she had a small pile in no time...!
Of to sit in front of the box and watch Masterchef then an early night I think, I do love having my grandkids here but boy oh boy do have they energy...!!
See you tomorrow ...