Friday, 24 December 2010

Dinos and darlings

 A pressie for a nephew/cousin, made with love by (mostly) DD1 & DD2 and (a little bit ) me - pattern by Melly and Me 'Dilbert'

We tweaked it a little (ie can Never follow a pattern to its end, so we wing it!)
Scales much much bigger than pattern states, cos I don't have teeny tiny fingers to be able to turn such pieces inside out - who does??)

I am actually shocked, yes shocked that the inner piece, when finally sewn together, does produce this 3d shape.

I have no clue when it comes to 3d patterns - that's the best reason why I stick with quilting!!

A tradition much loved and asked for is the building of a gingerbread house!
Totally too much sugar!
Totally unnecessary!
Totally wrong hemispheric inference of snow topped roofs!!

But we don't care!  We all get a side to do:

DD2 long thought over picture - I rather like the sleeting of snow look amid the giant butterflies. The 'less is more' approach is really a good thing!

DD1's side - clever bird feathers and shutters and window boxes:

The completed business:  Love the little map of Australia to the side - not posed I promise!!

A very merry Christmas day to everyone out there - thanks for reading and watching and caring about me and  the silly stuff I make - my heart goes out to you and yours and hope that you feel and know and give Love, the best way you can!

I have a little hole in my heart this Christmas - my darling girl Sabrina was put to sleep on Monday.  She was 16 1/2 years old!! - a fantastic Abyssinian cat with not a mean bone in her body, who loved a cuddle and a head rub more than anything else in the world.  I loved her very much. She will be greatly missed.


Claire - Matching Pegs said...

I'm sorry for your loss Bronwyn.

I hope you have a lovely, joyful Christmas, even if you are somewhat sad.

Best Wishes - Claire

Luciane From said...

I'm so glad you've stopped by my blog. I'm smiling as I see yours... you put so much love into it and it shows! Good job!

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I hope to see you again at my blog.

Happy 2011!!!


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Anonymous said...

Merry Christmas Bron. Hope you had lots of fun. Lets catch up soon!

Anonymous said...

We miss her too. Such a beautiful old girl, right to the end. From her Gran and Granpa