Wednesday, May 26, 2010


I was browsing through the library a few weeks ago and I came across this awesome book called Sew Me, Love Me by Hsiu-Lan Kuei. It has all these wonderful softies to make. I quite liked the look of the Popo Piggy and here she is. I love her button nose, so cute!

Friday, May 14, 2010


This past week we have been getting up super early to drive down to the beach and watch the sun come up. It's just beautiful. There is a nice walking track too so with our walking shoes on we trundle along the path getting good views of the ocean and warming up against the cold. Although once the sun is up it warms up very quickly.

I am a morning person but it has it's downsides because I am so ready for bed round 8 o'clock at night!

Tuesday, May 11, 2010


So I finally plunged ahead and decided to design my own little soft toy. He turned out to be a bunny with long floppy ears and movable arms and legs. He didn't turn out too badly although I reckon he looks a bit like a dog. He is cute none the less. I am going to make some clothes for him too since he is looking a bit naked and will add some personality.

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Meet Emily

Finished my second doll last night. She is going to be a mother's day gift to my mum so I hope she likes her. She is all pretty in pink and she has safety eyes. My mum lives in New Zealand so Emily will be flying out there on Sunday with my sister as she is heading over there for a holiday anyways. And of course I am jealous! I might have to stow away in her suitcase.

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Hello and Welcome

I wanted to start a blog on my new hobby of making softies. I have never tried it before until I came across this wonderful site The Black Apple. I decided to make one of her dolls that featured on the Martha Stewart show. She turned out pretty good for my first try. And she is all hand stitched due to not having a sewing machine and my mother lives too far away to use hers! I am currently making another doll to give to my mother on Mother's Day, which is only a week away so I had better get cracking!