Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Vegetarian Christmas Turkey

I just had to share the photo below with you. My son is a vegetarian and for Christmas Day he cooked a rather unusual turkey!!!

Fruit mince turkey,roadside roo and wombat!

Wednesday, December 23, 2009


There hasn't been much work done as far as bears go for some time, but with Teddy Bears and Critters "Be My Valentine Show" deadline looming I really need to get my act together and do some bear making, but there always seems to be something in the way! And I find it very hard to concentrate when so much is going on. The most recent bear I made was the Christmas gift for the quilting group. Actually it's a pin cushion - poor bear!!

Anyway I'd like to thank everyone for your support during 2009 and wish you all a happy and safe festive season whatever you do and see you in 2010.

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

How gorgeous is this....

Linda Benson of Benson Bears is having another giveaway! To have a chance of winning you just have to come up with a name for this cute little guy.

More Quilting

In November I started making a convergence quilt / wall hanging.which was a project I'd had in mind for a while but just couldn't get started. I followed the instructions in Ricky Tims book "Convergence Quilts" I used four fat quarters of fabric which were cut into strips and joined and then cut and pieced again. I found it hard to visualise the end result and hoped the fabrics work well together. I used some Japanese fabric. The Japanese pine tree motif has been machine and hand quilted and appliqued.
I'm really happy with the end result and I will probably hang it in my bedroom.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Patio Pets....

I've just returned from visiting friends and while there saw a Patio Pet in the making!
You may well ask - what is a Patio Pet??? Well these are handmade caricatured sculptures made from a combination of woods and metals. These creations are made by a friend of mine - Murray Hinwood who has just moved to Maleny. What a lovely way to remember your best friend who is no longer around. I would love to have one of my old boy Toby. Here are just a few of his dogs but you can see more on the Patio Pets website

Toy Poodle

Kelpie - ready and awaiting for action!

The Schnauzer Family