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A parliament of owls

Hello lovely readers!

I have decided I would like to make some handmade gifts for our baby shower coming up in July, to thank our friends and family for coming. I have decided on little amigurumi keyring using a free owl ornament pattern from Josephine Wu. I just love how cute those look and they are quite easy and fast to make. Which is great, considering we are planning on inviting lots of people!

I have completed one so far but I’ve crocheted a few more, which need to be stuffed and have eyes and beaks added. So far I’ve decided to glue the felt on but I might secure the pieces with some extra embroidery if I have time.


Hubby and I have decided to use a whole heap of colours and I think I’ll hang them on branches on the day for some extra decorations before people take them home 😊

Have you hand made small gifts for people to take home after a party? Did you feel like people appreciated? I’d love to know what your thoughts are on this!



Filed under Crochet, soft toys

January SAL with Helene

Happy Friday!

It’s already the end of January and I’m joining Hélène this year again for her SALs. This year, she is bringing us for a stroll in the forest. 

And we have a cute little owl! 🦉 

Have a great weekend!


Filed under Embroidery, SAL

November SAL with Helene 

Happy Friday!

If you’ve been following me for a while, you know that I participate in mystery SALs organised by Helene on her site Helene et Mahelia. I have actually had this finished for a while but didn’t get the time to show it to you with all the Christmas/New Years madness. 

I’ve already signed up for the SALs next year but I need to finish the December design first (hopefully by the end of January). I seem to be a bit stitched out at the moment but I hope I get my motivation back soon 🙂

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Hoot hoot! 

I am so excited to say that I have received my owl from Nic! If you haven’t already, check out her blog, she is an amazing crafter and she is the loveliest person! So here it is! How cute right?  


 I don’t know yet how I’m going to call him. Any ideas? 🙂

Also, tonight Dylan and I went to our first painting class! It was pretty good, we got to choose what we wanted to paint and I learnt a few cool painting techniques. 

That’s what I got after 2 hours.  Still needs a bit of work!
I based my painting on a picture I took a few years back.   

 And Dylan decided that he wanted to improvise and paint a dragon. Instead, he painted the “fluff monster”!!   

I think it’s really cute! I think we both had a lot of fun so we might be going back for more!

Oh and a few pics from yesterday’s walk. It was very grey but it was great because it was also very warm!    

Hope you guys are having a great week and that you celebrated well yesterday if you are in Australia! 




Filed under drawing, miscellaneous, soft toys