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I am a mother, a new grandmother, and a teacher. But whatever happens in my life, I keep sewing. I have worked as a political communicator and now as a teacher in my formal life. I have also written extensively on sewing. I have been a frequent contributor and contributing editor of Threads magazine and the Australian magazine Dressmaking with Stitches. My first book Sew.. the garment-making book of knowledge will be published in May 2018 and is available for pre-order from Amazon


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Wednesday, December 15, 2010

I have a plan

Back from DC, had a day and a half there, and counting down to Christmas. Looking for toys for Scarlett got me to thinking that there is a lot of plastic stuff out there and IMO too much stuff turning little kids on to a lot of digital consumerism too early. So I decided to make something for her myself.

I got a real stainless steel set of pots and pans and some dishes at Joann's of all places, and am going to be making some felt play food. Since there is a bit of a time crunch going on the schedule is to make one meal a day.

This is today's bacon and eggs. The toast with grape jelly is going to get done after I sign off here.

It is really fun to do, and of course the bacon doesn't really look like bacon (and I played around with the decorative stitches when I did it) but close enough for a toddler I think.

I am also on an intensive sock knitting thing. Moved onto the heavier wool at this stage and size 4 mm needles. Trouble is you make them for one you have to make them for them all.

I think I can pull this off.

My plan is to watch two TV movies a night, go to bed about 1:00 a.m. and get up by 7:00 to start making play food. I think I'm on for sandwiches tomorrow a.m.

And of course I will be doing the work thing and life maintenance in between.

Do these men know that if we quit Christmas would just have to be completely cancelled? Either that or we would all get and give marked down slipper socks to each other, adjourn to take out dinners with no vegetables, although there would be enough to drink.

Just kidding.

OK, not really.

So for the next little while I will be posting weird felt food and movie reviews.

Last night it was "Four Christmases." Reese Witherspoon is really short, even in 4" heels. Vince Vaughan is really big. Got as far as turning the heel on that one.

That's my review.

Best of luck with your own countdown.


sdBev said...

Your felt meals are darling. I'm sure she'll love it. As for Christmas and men, for some reason most of them don't think Christmas is a special as women do. I don't know why. I just know that years later my DH insists upon doing the same things he made fun of when it was me "making" Christmas. I remember my DF was the same way. Eventually, they catch "Christmas" from those of us who love it.

Irene said...

Those bacon and eggs are absolutely adorable!(way cuter than that plastic stuff, as I remember it!)

Psycho Sue- Sew Misunderstood said...

haha the weirdness of christmas movies and felt food is just too yummy for words. i love it! that looks amazing!