Thursday, 15 October 2015

Stitch a Booby Bird.

October is Breast Cancer Awareness month in Australia, and Jenny of Elefantz has designed a wonderful stitchery for one of the sewing groups in Townsville and anyone else who would love to stitch this gorgeous design.

Lucky for me I popped around to her place the other day for a catch up and coffee and when I  saw what Jenny was stitching I just couldn't resist sewing up this cute little booby birdie in her smart bra also !

I chose to make mine into a cushion, choosing fabrics (very special) that were a gift to me from my DD. I couldn't have picked a better colour thread as it matched the fabric perfectly.

Not to be a nag but I have included a couple of links for information for Breast Cancer Awareness - Queensland Government, and National Breast Cancer Foundation and also the McGrath Foundation that funds Breast Care Nurses in communities across Australia.

Why not pop on over to any of these sites and find out how we can help ourselves or help others.

Jane McGrath, co-founder of the McGrath Foundation once said, 

" Breast cancer doesn't care how old you are, where you live, whether you're a career woman or a mother. Breast cancer is a disease that currently affects one in eight Australian women of all ages and backgrounds.
Together, we can make a difference."

Thursday, 1 October 2015

Another Re-purposed Job Completed.

This time it was the small square frame's turn for a makeover.

Getting prepped and painted.

Chalkboard painted and ready for seasoning. Not the chicken or chops type of seasoning but with chalk.

Ready to go with a message or two. Memo to self - must buy some chalk as Taylor's chalk just does not cut it!

The frame is so cute.

I have had the most wonderful time making these old vintage frames into something quite useful. Don't think for a minute I'll be putting the power tools back in the shed. Got a few more ideas in my head, although I'm still a bit nervous about cutting off my fingers when it comes to the power saw.