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Thursday, March 31, 2011

Workshop goodies!

What a busy week I’ve had. I am house sitting for the neighbours, but mostly taking care of the kitties. One of them, right on cue, got sick the day before they were leaving, with his annual respiratory problem and guess who got the job of giving him his medication and extending lots of cuddles and baby talk… He’s so sweet I couldn’t say no.

So out with the towel, wrap tightly around kitty and syringe that icky sweet sticky medicine down his throat. Poor thing. He has a habit of going off his food when he’s really feeling crappy, but I didn’t give him a chance to do that this time. I swapped the syringe for one full of pasty kitty food. Repeat the towel technique and whoosh in goes the food. He now knows when that towel comes with me, it’s that time. I let him get down after his medicine tonight and headed for the food to do the syringe thing and he headed straight for his food dish. I think he got the message, don’t you…. ;o))) Mom and Dad are home on Saturday and he’ll be in good shape by then. At least he’s not letting loose, as much, with those snotty messy sneezes… That’s really icky.

In between taking care of kitty and his brother, I managed to finish off these. I decided to make and giveaway some goodies at the three workshops we’re having with Colleen, starting on the 20th of this month.

The first workshop will be the drafting doll clothes and I can’t wait for that one. The draw for that will be some magnetic wrist pincushions that I did the tutorial for. Follow the link above this post if you missed it.


The second workshop is the Finders Keepers doll. She is so sweet and I will have so much fun putting together little found objects for her to hold and hide. These are scissor fobs that I put together, they aren’t all for the draws, but I just kept making them because they are so quick to do. These are from a little tutorial that Judy Wellnitz wrote up. Follow this link if you want to get a copy for yourself. Scroll to the bottom of the page to find it. It’s not expensive, and once you see how easy it is, you’ll be making them for all your scissors.



The third class is Stitch in Time. I figured if Colleen was coming all this way from London to teach, we might as well have as much time with her as we could. The next things I did were for this class. I first had to haul out all kind of things to put them together. I can’t just take out a few things, I need to have a pile of stuff to work through, so this is where I began.


I used the newest tutorial from Barb over at Joggles, for making felt Easter eggs. (near the bottom of the page) I took them a step farther and popped them into mini terra cotta pots and they’ll be used as pincushions. I showed the first one to hubby to get his opinion and the first thing he said was, it looks like an egg plant (I thought he meant the colour because it’s purple), but he meant that it looked like an egg growing out of the pot. Brilliant… so that’s what these are, Egg Plants… ;o)))


The last thing I did was Henrietta Turtle, a big pincushion. There are four others besides me, who are braving it through five days of workshops, so I thought they deserved an extra something. So the theme of slow and steady wins the race came to mind and Henrietta will go to a new home. This is a pattern by Heather Bailey. I ordered it through Joggles.

Well if they are reading my blog, they will know what’s in store at the workshops, and if not, then good. I don’t think they’ve ever had draws at the workshops, so I hope they’ll enjoy this little extra bit of fun… Now I’m off to try and get some kind of doll done for the next meeting….. I’m not sure that’s going to happen, but I’ll try….



  1. Romona,
    These prizes are absolutely outstanding! The students are going to be thrilled. and they are all super useful things for sewers too. You are the best!

  2. Love your pincushions. They are lovely and those fobs are very nice too. I too made a bunch of them sometime ago they are so easy to make. Have fun with Colleen



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