Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Where did that Decade go?

I can't believe that yesterday marked 10 years since my
youngest son was born.
How can that be? Wasn't I just bringing him home to
meet his brothers a few weeks ago?
 But here we are!
The day started with gifts and a special breakfast...

a special addition to the back yard...
and cake for afternoon tea after school.
 Hope you had a wonderful day R.
 Back soon to show you the interesting gift
 he requested this year!
P.S. "Age does not protect you from love. But love, to some extent, protects you from age." Jeanne Moreau

Friday, August 9, 2013

Seen and Felt...

My crafty Mum recently felted a lovely woollen jumper, and gave me
a piece of the sleeve for a phone case. 
 I recently got a smartphone, and my old dumb-phone case that I made
was just too small, so here's the new one...
Mum was sweet enough to sew up the bottom and add a velcro closure tab, but the
sleeve was a bit too wide for my phone. Rather than un-pick the sleeve seam and
re-size it, I decided to add a padded lining with space for my stylus as well as the phone.
I used a piece of matching green felt and some thin wadding, cut to the size of the cover. 
I stitched not only around the bottom and side, but also in a channel to 
match the size of my stylus/pen.
A check for fit, fold the top and then in with the lining.
Once the lining was stitched in...
all I needed was a co-ordinating button to finish it off.
The new phone is safe and sound...and warm and fuzzy too!

P.S. “The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart.” Helen Keller


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