Sunday 31 January 2016

January Update in Pictures...Lots of Pictures!

January has been a little crazy here. Sewing has been a great distraction. Lots to tell, will try and do it with pictures.
I finally finished my nephew's library bag. Did I mention he LOVES pirates!
 Here's the front...

...and the back.

Close up of treasure map...

I'm sure Cardygirl remembers this pattern.

DS No 1 has taken a year off university study to rethink his career path and taken up a trainee ship in a child care centre while he works out exactly which age group he would like to eventually teach. Leading language group time experiences is always a bit daunting when you start out, so I made him a few props to help him with that.

They all fit into the spotty bag in the background and each prop fits into a felt pocket seen behind the glove puppet. 
Couldn't buy a felt board, so had to make that too.

The glove has a bee hive on the back (in case you weren't sure what that was)...

...the other side has bees embroidered on the fingertips. You know the song? "Here is the beehive, where are the bees?....."

"Twinkle, twinkle little star..."

"Hickory dickory dock, the mouse ran up the clock..."

"Three jelly fish, three jelly fish..."

Did I mention I'm a preschool teacher? Singing all my favourite songs here.

"Five little speckled frogs, sat on a speckled log..."

Humpty Dumpty did get a face. The last two were completed in the car on the way to visit our son, forgot to take a photo of Humpty finished.

A quick visit with our son, followed by a family wedding. Then we flew to Melbourne to fulfil a long term wish to see the Australian Open.
A selfie at the 'Selfie Ball'. 

We had a ground pass for Day 1.
Great seats at Show Court 3. 
OMG, it was SO hot!!

Luckily we found a seat in the shade so we didn't fry. Watched top players like Carla Suarez Navaro, Marin Cilic, and Vasek Pospisil. Could have stayed here and watched the female champion Angelique Kerber who took the tittle but changed courts to watch the new Australian player Tomjanlovic.

The next night we sat in Rod Laver Arena with amazingly awesome seats to watch Leyton Hewitt play and win for the last time in his singles career.

Yes we were front row, on the baseline!!
No need to zoom in for this shot, we were that close to the action!!
Only problem was stopping Mr Stitch from thinking he was a linesman and be as vocal and enthusiastic as he is when watching on the TV at home.

He only shouted two "COME ON's!!" before a linesman called the ball out and one "Let."

Well... it was a let. Luckily he didn't say it loud enough for the players to hear and he was more restrained after that. Waiting until after the linesman's call before cheering loudly.

Would love to be able to go every year.

Finally, I have joined OPAM again this year. I find it very motivating. Sign ups close tomorrow, click here if you would like to join in.

I've managed to finish fifteen projects this month. A record number of finishes for me, thanks to all of the tiny, quick finish felt projects I made.

I tend to take the tittle quite literally and only finish One Project A Month. 
But that's OK.

Three more small finishes to show you, but I think this post is way too long already.

So bye for now.


  1. Sounds like you could do with a sewing retreat! Love all the felt props, fun to make too I'm sure. Glad your trip to the tennis went so well.

  2. So pleased you have joined us again....such wonderful projects... Lucky you to get to the tennis xxx

  3. love the lovely project with things to do... the gloves are my favourite... great to go to the tennis...

  4. How cute is that library bag, i bet your newphew just loved it


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