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Reenie and Daniel September 28, 2010

Posted by Sarah in blanket, embroidery, Engagement, fabric, friends, friendship, gift, green, hand made, home made, picnic, Picnic Blanket, Reenie and Daniel, sewing.
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My sweet, supportive, totally awesome friend Reenie got engaged to her man Daniel recently.  Yay!

This is what I made for them as an engagement present – a picnic blanket embroidered with their names.  I was going to stitch a heart around the text but decided to leave it more subtle.

Congratulations Reenie and Dan!  Here’s to many happy days in the sunshine together!

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Happy days with Rosa-May September 8, 2010

Posted by Sarah in beautiful, blanket, Frank and Dean, friends, friendship, Ilustration, love, picnic, Rosa-May.
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My sweet amazing friend Rosa-May is heading back to New Zealand to live.  I am sad for me, but happy for her.  She and her beau Bruce just got engaged and I’m so very happy for them!

I am going to miss her so much, only people who know this girl can really understand how much fun can be had whilst in her company.

We met at the Cafe I used to work at.  This friendship is the very best thing to come out of my two years of employment there.

Hands down, she’s one of the best people that I have ever met.  She’s a gem.

Rosa-May and her sister Stella are both incredibly talented artists, and have started an online business together selling their stationery.  Beautiful.  I’d highly recommend that you consider their wares if you’re needing a unique lovely gift.

Vintage blankets given new life July 27, 2010

Posted by Sarah in blanket, blanket stitch, cosy, Craft, fabric, hand made, home made, Made It store, recycle, refashion, Shop, Store, wool.
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I’ve been helping to metamorphisise old into new, unloved into treasured.  Breathing new life into vintage blankets left unwanted on the shelves of country op-shops.

I particularly like this combination of pale yellow blanket matched with variegated wool.

I’ll stitch a little something else on to this beauty.  Perhaps a doilie, we’ll see.  It will come to me in time; it always does.

This bottom one is a smaller version, a baby blanket for wrapping up your smallest, littlest, newest friends or family members.

Both will be available for purchase in my Made It store later this week.

Wrap up, and stay warm friends.

Winter woolies – new listing on Made It July 12, 2010

Posted by Sarah in blanket, blanket stitch, cosy, doilies, fabric, green, hand made, home made, Made It store, recycle, refashion, sewing, Store, wool.
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Made from a pre-loved 100% pure wool blanket.  Trimmed down to a better shape, blanket stitched around the edges, doilies for added kitsch!

For sale now in my Made It store

New Crafty Llama ‘Made It’ store open now April 7, 2010

Posted by Sarah in art, blanket, buttons, cosy, Craft, embroidery, home made, Made It store, recycle, sewing, whale.
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If you liked the look of my Whales, you should head over to my new Made It store.

Wilma, Wanda, Waldrick and the rest of the fine family of Whales can’t wait to meet you.

Keeping busy March 2, 2010

Posted by Sarah in art, blanket, buttons, Craft, draft snake, embroidery, fabric, home made, homemade jam, markets, recycle, refashion, sewing, snake, strawberries, whale.
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This weekend I’ll be at the Surry Hills Markets selling, among other things, these sweet little whale softies.  If you’re in Sydney this weekend come and visit me!

I’ll also be selling my handmade soaps, jams, draft snakes, and even some handmade picnic blankets.  Wish me luck!

Bedside October 26, 2009

Posted by Sarah in art, blanket, clothes, cosy, Craft, crochet, fabric, flowers, gift, home made, kittens, knitting, markets, meme, My place and yours, scarf, sewing, silk, toy, vintage, wool.
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Playing along with Pip from Meet me at Mikes.  This weeks theme is bedside and was chosen by Pottymouthmama.

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The shelf that holds all kinds of fun things:

The Narwhal toy I bought for Joh in San Francisco

The French kitty my beautiful friend Josephine made for my birthday this year

Assorted Plush Microbes, and a zombie kitty

The enormous blanket that took almost an entire year to knit

Assorted warm things, hand made and vintage

My collection of PJ’s and nighties

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My friend Rosa-may drew this incredible picture of me, wearing the crochet scarf she made for me.  I love it so much!

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The set of drawers that my grandfather made for my mother, that I repainted blue as a teenager.  I had been holding on to the lamp stand for years without a shade waiting for the perfect thing, then one day I found this at the Surry Hills Markets.  It’s perfect in so many ways.  I’m so glad I waited until I found something I really liked.

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On the wall is the gorgeous print entitled ‘making friends’ from the artists APAK.  I purchased it from the lovely Outre Gallery.  A little gift for Joh a few years back.  Just because I love him so.

Taking advantage of the weather September 17, 2009

Posted by Sarah in blanket, home made, knitting, wool.
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The behemoth got a long overdue wash today.  It’s rather windy, hence the need for several of Joh’s shoes to act as weights.

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I’ve broken out the pretty summer dress, and am heading to Hyde Park for lunch with Joh.  Don’t you just love sydney weather!?  It’s 30 degrees today and it’s only the middle of September!

Patchwork knitted blanket May 12, 2009

Posted by Sarah in blanket, home made, knitting, sewing, thrifty, wool.
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This blanket started life because I wanted to try to use up all the half balls of wool that I had.  I used some recycled wool from a previous project.  I soon realised that I didn’t have much wool after all.  After numerous trips to the yarn store to buy yet more wool, and much procrastination, my blanket is finally finished.img_4297

The thing that held me up the most was the sewing together of pieces, but one last push a couple of months ago made it happen.img_4290

It’s a giant measuring 82″ by 66 ” (that’s 208cm by 167cm)!  That’s 4100 stitches per square, 82,000 stitches in total.  It weighs 2kg!  That’s so much wool!

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My friend Rosa crocheted around the edge for me, and that really makes the whole piece look lovely.  I’ll have to wait for a good sunny day before I can get any pics up of the lovely edge.

It’s so heavy, it just traps you under it, making getting off the couch to head to bed quite hard.  It’s definitely going to keep both Joh and I warm all winter.  We love it.