Tuesday, 6 October 2009

A busy bee...

Sorry to have gone quiet, it has been a busy few days in the "Thrift" household, mostly because I have been at work (boo!) and GS has been teething (double boo!) but great news, his final molars are here and after 2 years of teething i think we are done, hurrah!! I am however questioning what joys will be coming next, potty training is my guess, eep!

My work colleague starts her maternity leave for her twins next week so I am busy working away on her gifts, so far I have 2 burping cloths made, and 2 more to go (i'll post pics when they are finished), then I am hoping to make them one each of these delightful toys http://makeitandloveit.blogspot.com/2009/04/stuffed-animal-part-ii.html that Ashley has kindly shared over on Make it and Love It, I am however really struggling to get my hands on any batting, there seems to be a national shortage, so I might use some balls out of an old bean bag i have saved but concerned about the choking element of this incase any of the seams broke, so might have to take some stuffing from another teddy and replace it once I get some, unless anyone has any inspiring ideas?


  1. love the picture of you all on the boat ( I think it is a boat?)

  2. I can offer no advice as I am quite useless on the crafting front, but I wish you well with the makes, they are so cute.
    We adopted both our children when they were 3 years old so we never did the teething thing1
    Lisa x

  3. Hi sweetie! I was wondering how you were, although I've been quite myself the last week. Can't wait to see the piccies of the goodies you're making! I'm currently working on a scarf for my niece for Christmas that I hope to post some photos of next week (if I get it finished as I hope!). As for the batting, I wonder if I might be able to find some here I could send to you? Not sure but I can look if you'd like. Just let me know.

    Thanks for the link to Ashley's blog! She's got some great things on there and I will definitely have to make a trip over when I have time to browse!

  4. I left you a little something at my blog!

  5. Hi, just stumbled across your blog.
    For stuffing/batting I use the filling from ikea cushion pads. They're only about 60p each and they meet fire regulations etc.
    P.S. doesn't your sons cake look like the one I made my son: http://surferrosa7.blogspot.com/2009/01/icing-on-cake.html