Friday, 5 October 2018

Another Fun Filled Day

Thank you so much for all your comments regarding the bag, it was a kit that came with die cut shapes that I ironed onto some fabric and then stitched to a canvas bag.   I found  the kit whilst on a trip to Florida USA,  an exciting find that cost 50 cents.   It also included a craft sheet so that I can cut out the pattern again.  A real bargain.


I have added some needle cases to the gift cupboard, they are a perfect pop into a card type gift.  A little something to let someone know they are in your thoughts.  I am a great fan of Harris Tweed so this was the fabric of choice and the inner I used felt.





I have also had a little fun with making a soap each for the Grand children.  They really enjoyed using the ones that I made some time ago which included a mini dinosaur.  This time I chose their favourite animal and encased it between two layers with a rather nice Christmas  tree scent.










A quick squirt of alcohol rub soon got rid of the air bubbles and a little push soon immersed the figure completely into the soap.


Soon ready for wrapping and labelling.  This time a wooden button used to enhance the name tag and give them a clue as to the scent.



I can always fill my day and enjoy the process of making and crafting.  I may have to slow down for awhile as I am having an issue with my shoulder but I have plenty of books that I want to read.  Each day is a blessing and I take each day as it comes.  We have no real plans for the weekend.  Have you anything exciting planned on your calendar?

See you soon.

34 comments:

  1. Good morning Lorraine! I love those sweet little needle cases. What a perfect little gift to pop in to a card. That would be so thoughtful. And I think the idea of putting the animals in their soap is absolutely fabulous. Something I would never would’ve thought of but what a fun idea! I hope your weekend is a wonderful one. I have the car almost completely packed and I’ll pick Dennis up at work in about two hours and will be on our way. We have about a 8 hour Drive today, 10 hours tomorrow and 5 the next day and we should be there. Coming home we’re doing it all in two days, so it’ll be a little bit harder trip.
    Many blessings my friend,
    Betsy

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  2. Cute ideas. I love the needle case.

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  3. You are a wonderful Gran! That is such a lovely idea. I hope your shoulder is soon restored to fitness but, meanwhile, what a wonderful excuse to catch up on some reading.

    No special plans for the weekend - sewing some more dolls and reading, if I am permitted to do so! Enjoy your weekend.

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  4. I am running out of words to say about your crafting so forgive if I repeat myself. I love the needlecases. The colour of the Harris tweed is just mouthwatering.
    Gorgeous soaps too.

    I have a date this weekend......with a carpet shampooing machine :(
    Hugs-x-

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  5. I can see the grands washing their hands like crazy to get to “the animal.” 🙂 Hope that reading for a day or two allows your shoulder the break it needs. My big weekend thing is celebrating my daughter’s birthday. That will be fun!

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  6. And thank you. (You know what I mean!)

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  7. What darling needle cases of Harris Tweed! And I do bet the grands are going to enjoy washing up with those adorable soaps! You are a very thoughtful grandmother!
    I do hope your shoulder is better with some rest. ♥

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  8. Love the bag and those soaps are amazing, I love the raffia ties and the wooden buttons. Some body will be getting some gorgeous pressies.

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  9. Those soap bars for the children are so cute. You are amazing!

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  10. What a fun project.
    I think I will drink tea this weekend.

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  11. Those needle cases are gorgeous! I'm still trying to find my crafting mojo...it seems to have gone into hiding!

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  12. What a fun, thoughtful gift! Your grands are lucky to be the recipients of such a fun gift. Your needle cases are pretty, what a good idea to slip one inside a card.

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  14. You really are so creative and clever! I can bet that your grandchildren will love to take a bath if it includes a soap made by their beloved grandmother's own hands! Every time I see your handmade needle cases I am determined to make one of my own... but as yet have not. Some day! ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

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  15. Those little needle cases are just adorable!

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  16. There are so many cute and lovely crafts that you can do and you are really, really good at these crafts. The grand kids would love the soap with favourite animal in it.

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  17. I remember when we had to make felt needle cases at school, I loved doing craft and needlework. I love those little soaps too. I only recently began following your blog and I've been looking back at your posts and really enjoying them :)

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  18. That's an excellent idea with the soap for kids ! Even I would wash myself more with such a funny soap, lol !

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  19. The needle cases are lovely and very handy to have too. My mum's still got a needle case that I made for her when I was a little girl. How could any child resist those soaps? I remember you making them before, I'm glad they went down a treat.

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  20. what cute little gifts, Love the little soaps.

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  21. The children will love those soaps, what a great idea and they will be washing their hands all day long!

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  22. love the soap and the creatures in the soap!! Your creativity is amazing and I love to see what you are doing :)

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  23. What a fantastic idea, your wrapping always looks super too. x

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  24. Lovely needle cases and such sweet soaps for the grandchildren! Hope your shoulder mends soon!

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  25. You are just wonderful.. You create so many fun things for grands and useful gifts like the needle cases. I love reading your posts and seeing so many nice things you make.

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  26. You are always well on top of Christmas gifts mama and this year is no exception. Great soaps and those little needle cases are beautiful Jo x

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  27. The soaps are a good idea. Hand washing will be a treat for them. The needle cases will make beautiful gifts too. Your gift cupboard must be full of goodies.
    xx Beca

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  28. Those soaps are a fabulous idea. I just love them. You are so talented. Have a great week.

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  29. the children will love those soaps.

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  30. Your needle cases are lovely and practical [and I hope to make some one day. And your Grand soap should be a great hit with your Grands...imagine how hard they will scrub to get to their prize :) Praying your shoulder heals rapidly. xx

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