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Ok, so I haven’t been the most hardworking with my crafting and in fact been downright uninspired…  but lately, boosted by some well meaning comments and having done some re-thinking about direction of my products, I’ve decided to change my market segment!

So what this means is that my goods –  accessories for grown-ups, will take a backseat – not gone, just not the main focus.

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I’ve started crafting the items and hope they’ll be ready soon for listing on Etsy and something else *wink*… and I hope you’ll stay tuned, and will be excited for me when I get things up and running again!

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Remember this?

trains for easter

It became this:

portrait of a bunny as a young bunny

Found inspiration from LollyChops‘ Big Time Bunny Week posts where she posted bunny crafts for a full week and even shared some free downloads – Easter labels and bunny templates!  LollyChops, you rock!

I saw LollyChops’ Binky Bunny template and knew instantly that I wanted to make some Easter bunny softies for Baby K and Baby E.  So I went off to find some boy-themed interlock fabric and found that too-perfect-to-be-true choo choo train fabric.  Seems like all the little boys I know love Thomas the Train… so, yes, it was perfect.

I enlarged the template to the size I wanted, printed it out then transferred it onto the fabric.

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I blanket stitched around the sides, left a little opening, stuffed it with hobby fill and a sprinkling of lavender (they smell really good), then continued with the blanket stitch to close.

3 easter bunny softies completed in an afternoon (made an extra for Sis):

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I then tied a navy ribbon to complete them… and babyhippo decided to make a new friend.

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Hippo-bunny HUG!

Do check out LollyChops for more awesome bunny crafts on Big Time Bunny Week.

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This is the fabric that I will be using for my Easter craft project:

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TRAINS???

What do trains have to do with Easter?  Well, we’ll find out this weekend, when I complete the project. Hee.

Here are other fabrics I got today.

red-jap-cotton beige-jap-cotton pink-jap-cotton blue-jap-cotton

Aren’t they the prettiest? =)

They’re Japanese cotton for some new stuff for my Etsy shop.

Just looking at them makes me happy.  Heehee.

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sweet sweet polka dots

sweet, sweet polka dots

Mr C will find these 2 fabrics familiar. Or not, I hope. =P

I bought them from a really expensive fabric shop in Melbourne back in April of 2006.  I remember they cost me a bomb and Mr C was astonished at how much I spent.  But it’s been 3 years now, and I don’t remember how much the bomb costs. -_-”

So anyway, I’ve been meaning to make a pretty sun dress out of them, but never got down to finding a right pattern/design.

Over the last few weekends, I’ve been thinking hard about what to do with them.  Cos if I don’t get them made into something, the next time I want to get new fabrics, Mr C will have the chance to say, “But you haven’t even used the fabrics you bought 3 years ago!” Haha!

So off I went to the dressmaker’s on Saturday.  And my Easter dress will be ready for a preliminary fitting 2 Saturdays from now… *rubs hands with glee*

Can’t wait to see how it turns out.

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