12 February 2017

a sleeping bag for Mr. Leafy

I made so many things for P when she was a baby, but I haven't done so for Mr Leafy as yet. I guess I have been too busy, but then that makes me feel a bit sad really. So, I had a day to myself this week and I got back in my shed and made a few things for him!

I found the sleeping bag I made for P has been quite useful for our camping trips, so he definitely needs one as well. I took these photos on a dark morning so they are not great, this sleeping bag is mustard colour with neon pink crosses and embroidered name label.

It is slightly quilted and nice and squishy. (I made P's one a bit too thick and rigid).

It can be rolled up, tied up as a sleeping bag or used as a flat quilt.
I steered clear of zips this time because P sleeping bag zip broke and so did the rucksack zip I made her, boo hiss!

I also made him a little bear to go with his lion I made him ages ago...

This one is made from the scraps of velvet left over from our Rust jewellery Valentine's display. He rattles.

And a crown (mustard is his colour ; )

...and a snake! ...actually I made this for P because she knows her Dad hates them and she finds that exceedingly hilarious.

I love making silly little things for the kids, it makes me feel all full of love and it just kills me when they love them too!

can't wait for camping!

20 January 2017

stop and think again

It's been an iffy first month of the year in Political terms, on both sides of the ocean, I guess others might disagree with me. 
I'm finding it hard to come to terms with. I thought we'd come so far in terms of being civil and appreciating each others as humans first and foremost. 
I thought it would be hard to get a job managing a supermarket if you used fowl sexist, racist or derogatory language about your colleagues, but it seems you can get a job as a president of a whole country. I thought you'd need some work experience and show a clear understanding of your field, apparently not, no experience needed. 
All I hear is 'Take back control' or Make it great again' like everything 'used' to be perfect and we should all aspire to the past. What amazing past are they talking about? the 70s? 60s?...the 1940s??? What happened to the future? We have new problems now, that need solving now! All I care about is the future we create for the next generations on our planet. That is the reality for the human race.
It truly is a scary time, and it's hard to not let it effect daily life...I try to convince myself that it is all just made up nonsense, and then go about my day as usual.

Aaaanyway, I'm lucky to live in such a peaceful and safe place, and I appreciate it every day. 
There is nothing like going for a walk at sunset to really put life into perspective.

Goodnight People xx