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Sock Doll

August 10th, 2012

Ages ago I made Mr Octopus from Little Bee’s old tights.

Then I started putting aside all the single socks that came out from the washing machine hoping that maybe the sock muncher will stop holding the other pairs hostage. But that never happened and Little Bee’s feet keeps growing… and I can’t give single socks to charity… so they hang on my lonely socks line in the kitchen.

A couple of days ago, my good friend Lyndt in Malaysia pin up this site on pinterest… so last night I started sewing with the minimum sewing kit I have. I can’t believe that I only have black thread! Must make a trip to the haberdashery soon just to get some white, red and other colours of the rainbow thread.

Anyway, when I woke up to have my meal at 3am before I start my fast, I decided to finish the little scrap and here it is.

Little Sock Scrap

A bit messy, but hey… I don’t think it’s too bad for my first try. Maybe I will get that Stray Sock Sewing book… we’ll see.

Shabby Mr Octopus

January 1st, 2012

This is Mr Octopus.

Socktopus

Mr Octopus

I saw this on Pinterest and rather than giving Little Bee’s tights to charity, I put them to one side for the day I will attempt to make it.

And today was as better day than any day.

I made it in less than 30 minutes as we were waiting for Little Bee’s bath time and need to find a way to entertain her. I thought by making Mr Octopus she might sit down and observe but she wanted to help!

So there was a lot of ‘No, scissors are sharp’, ‘There’s enough filling now’, ‘No, keep away from my needle box’, ‘Look, go and have your bath, I’ll stitch the mouth on if you want’.

Hubby says it’s very shabby and that I need to clean it up a bit more. Oh well… I think it looks great for something made for less than 30 minutes with a toddler on tow bugging me all the way!

This is Us

December 30th, 2011

I know it’s not an expensive present but I hope Hubby did like his Christmas present.

this is us

This is Us

Christmas Wreath 2011

December 12th, 2011

So, what do you do with all the plastic balls your baby used to play and now are kept away as they are now a toddler and will only make a mess with them?

This is what I did and hope that Little Bee will like it when she comes home from Nursery and sees it :)

plastic balls Christmas wreath

Christmas 2011

Hand Scrub and Paper Bag

December 8th, 2011

Call me cheap but this was what I made for secret Santa this year. I think the labour cost came to £6.

homemade sugar scrub

newspaper bag

Ever since I became a Pinterest addict, I’ve been looking at lot of projects to do and I guess I have to start somewhere and since it is a success… more will be coming soon!