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Married to Tony mother to 2 children Lucas 23, Gemma 26 & her boyfriend Sean. Carer for 2 crazy Jack Russells. I'm dyslexic so excuse any mistakes. The Stitching Room is where I spend my time playing with Clarice (my camera) and Bernie (my sewing machine). Come on in and see what I'm up to.

Monday, 8 September 2008

Still happy the sun is shining

It started out like this

Ipod cover

and then it turned in to this.

Ipod cover

I have tried felting before without much luck.....the first project is now a very handy hot holder......it was meant to be felt for a pair of babies booties.....and when I was a nanny in England I felted a VERY expensive jumper of one of the children I was nanny to.......that didn't go down well.......I could have said I was breaking new ground in the craft industry it was a long time ago....I had never seen anything felted before.........it wasn't all bad the jumper fitted a doll very nicely.

My ipod lives in it.

Ipod cover

Gemma says I look quite funny with it on as I only use it when I walk and I am one of those walkers who...... throws their legs out of bed puts on their worse clothes and heads off. My pants have paint all over them. I say the ipod cover is dressing up my walking attire.LOL.

This lovely parcel arrived in the post today.

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Filled with these.

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And this very cute little tin.

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which had this hiding in it.

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It has been a good morning the sun is shining so must go fill the green waste bin with weeds urrrr.

30 comments:

gertie said...

Cute i-pod holder!I had a go at felting for the first time earlier this year. You think that it isn't working, then all of a sudden it's half the size.

Love all the pics from along the Torrens too- makes me very homesick! Still, only 2 more weeks and we will be heading in that direction for holidays.

Pat said...

Love your I-pod case. Cute story about the jumper. I bet it wasn't funny then. I also joined the pincushion of the month. I can't wait now for mine to come. The hedgehog is cute. I love the ones on Leannes blog. Fun, fun!!!

Connie W said...

I love the way felted projects look but haven't tried it yet. Your little iPod case is cool!

Lorraine said...

Love the ipod case.......I have some jumpers I will probably never wear again (for one reason or another!) - one in particular I have often thought about dyeing and felting and making something...not sure what out of....! thanks for sharing the QFD goodies....my parcel should be arriving soon as well........I am about to get into the sewing room and have a big tidy up......so I can actually use it again....LOL..enjoy the sunshine...it is a beautiful day today......nice to be on holidays!

Cheryl said...

Great IPOD case!!! When I head out to the gym I am a sight!! I think I need a fancy IPOD carrier too!! Great mail also.

Colleen formerly of South Africa said...

Love the felted bag. Too cute.

KernowWitch said...

Love the bag Leanne, well done....I used to 'felt' woolies without trying years ago...yep washed them in water too hot. Wish I'd kept them now. I think I'll do what Lorraine suggested and felt some of my old woolies. I'm also a knitter so I may use up some odments of wool....Thanks for the inspiration...Hugs Chrissy x

Leisa said...

I am looking forward to my mail too! Just wish I hadn't scrolled all the way through your post - now I know what's in my parcel thats coming!! I love the iPod case.

Bloom said...

Hi Leanne! Your iPod cover has turned out beautifully. I tried to make the same thing, and it was a disaster! I could not get it to felt up for anything. Just crazy. You spend all your life trying not to matt your woollen garments, & then when finally I was able to abuse something, it wouldn't work - go figure!

Kris said...

Well, that's what the sun does! Makes the weeds grow! Ours have gone all 'Day of the Triffids' out the front. I feel a bit scared walking out there. Of course I'm not putting them in the green waste, just trying to think of literary synonyms for them. You've got the right idea!

Stina said...

Love it too...life is to short not have bright and happy little things...so I think it´s a good way to start your day... with a happy little bag and hopefully a happy smile on your face.. ;o)

A Spoonful Of Sugar said...

Love the iPod holder - such a bright and cheerful addition to your morning attire! Your Pincushion kit looks gorgeous - love the strawberry pin topper.

May Kristin said...

Fun mail is always fun! And why shouldn't you have a nice colourful little holder for your iPod? And of course the doll needed a jumper! I can't see any problem with that!! LOL! Take care!

Chookyblue...... said...

lovely bag.......

paddysmum said...

Hi Leanne...love your ipod cover...I also received my pincushion bom today...It was because of Janelle and Leannes photos that I signed up...isnt this months project so lovel...all the best Julie

Lucy Locket-Pocket said...

Your ipod cover is lovely and I'm very envious of your goodies through the post! Lucy x

Lesley said...

You were way before your time with the whole felting thing!!

I love your iPod holder. Must be the best dressed iPod in town :)

Those are some lovely goodies in that parcel - especially the cute strawberry pin.

Enjoy the weeding!

xxx

Jo Jo said...

How cool! Very funky - and warm looking! Love the strawberry pin...way too cute! Jo x

em's scrapbag said...

Love the ipod holder. We would make quite a sight you and I walking in the morning. I do the same thing you do. It's not a beauty contest right?

Roseanne said...

I love the ipod holder will have to try to make one for a friend. I gave you a blog award. Visit my blog to read more about it and congratulations!

Sonnja said...

What a lovely bag and the pics is also lovely!
Kind regards

Sonnja & Beertje Zonn

nicolette said...

Cute i-pod holder!

I’m waiting for my pincushion parcel to arrive... exciting!

Catherine said...

Isn't the sun terrific!!! I used to be one of those walkers...have got a bit lazy lately...hopefully the weather will inspire me!! Your felted cover looks very cute!! Cathyxx

Sarah said...

Oh wow you were SO spoilt! I love all the goodies in there. Umm feeling a little jel jel.

I also just LOVE your ipod bag - really just georgeous. Ummm now I am really tempted to knit something just to felt it. Problem - knitting is SLOW and I have lots of stitching to do!

periwinkle said...

I haven't tried felting -- yet!!. Hedgehog is so cute. I used to be a nanny in London - less said about that the better.
lisa x

Alison Boon said...

That's a funky looking ipod case, maybe you could start a new trend, being a crafty ground breaker and all.

Annie said...

I love the felting. I'm off to the op shop this am to find some lovely jumpers to felt myself.

Rest is not idleness said...

Love your little ipod bag. I'm like you, just get out of bed and chuck something on and get out there and walk.
Pip

teodo said...

The I POD Bag is fantastic...............and the pics of the
cygnets simply MAGNIFICHE ( amazing).
ciao ciao

Rechelle said...

Lovely