Wednesday, January 30, 2008

500 Posts!!

Wow! This is officially the 500th Miss Woolly post. I'd like to thank you all for your great support and comments over the past nearly 2 years. Special thanks to Melinda over at 66 Stitches too. xo

To celebrate I found this prize gem on Etsy. Only US $10. But I'm going to fiddle with some ribbon and make my own to parade around with it for the rest of the day!

Monday, January 28, 2008

My thread drawer needs sorting..

I love music Charlie Brown

A cross stitch kit I'd like to get my hands on.

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Books I would like (as found on Ebay) #1

'Polish Folk Embroidery Designs: Embroideries from Rzeszow' by Elzbieta Piskosz

Thank You

A big thank you to all the great comments left about teaching. I'm forwarding them on to my Aunt in a second and I think the students will be having a great time with all these projects! x

Vintage Buttons

Sorry I have been a bit quite of late. I have been going about wedding preparations in a bit of a mad panic. Not that I have to panic, I'm just nervous about getting everything ready on time. Not that I really have a ton to do, I'm just getting bride nerves.. But anyway, I was given a lovely box of vintage buttons just recently. Nothing takes your mind off your panic like cute vintage buttons.
I thought I might incorporate them in the wedding favours... somehow...

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Teaching Textiles

My Aunt the Quilter has recently been asked to teach years 8 and 9 Textiles and Sewing at the local High School. She's a bit nervous and asked me what I thought she should get them to make. They have 20 weeks to make a series of projects starting with something simple like a pin cushion. What I was wanting to ask you all out there is what you think would be a good project? It has to be something that both girls and boys of about 13 to 15 years of age would like to make. If you can help please leave your answers in the comments section below this post.

Monday, January 14, 2008

T-shirt Quilts

Ladies here is a new way to let your significant other profit from your craftiness... Make a quilt out of his old t-shirts! This quilt belongs to Laurel, I found it whist browsing around. Most quilts I have seen are large blocks like this one and I was thinking that surely something interesting could be done if you cropped into the printed images more... I shall get my Quilting Aunt onto the case..

Thursday, January 10, 2008

Topsey - Turvey Dolls

So excited to finally find the pattern for these dolls at my local Op Shop. Now I just need to find a knitter with really good tension (it's something I far anyway!) to knit me one. Or maybe a whole knitted Christmas Nativity! Jean Greenhowe's website can be found here along with some cute free patterns too.

For Sale today on Ebay

This amazing quilt top.

Tuesday, January 08, 2008

Crochet Elvis doll

How cool is this! Crochet artist Kathleen Early is now selling patterns so you can make your own crochet Elvis doll. There are also the most amazing toy babies to make and a Princess Di doll in the works too.

Saturday, January 05, 2008


Since it's the first week of the month I thought a post on Futuregirl, one of my favourite blogs would be a good thing. Alice makes the most amazing crochet handbags for sale on her site as well as patterns for beautiful little softies. Well worth a look.

Tuesday, January 01, 2008

Bunny Pattern

Very cute crochet bunny pattern available via Jilly-flowers.

Happy New Year!