A piece a Week – A bunny with Neon Whiskers

I made this bunny blanket buddy for my friends new bubba, their little one is now over 2 weeks old so I cannot wait to visit him. This week is way too busy so we have to wait until the play In Wonderland is over this weekend. 
Little bunny blanket buddy with neon whiskers!
I wanted to also try a new embroidery technique that I have been wanting to try for a very long time! This is reverse applique from the Alabama Stitch book. It is very relaxing and I am enjoying it very much – I can just put the fabric on the hoop and take it with me in my basket. I decided to make a quick hair band from the book, simplified without beads, as this is for my pottery class to keep my hair out of my face when I work. It is super cute and I am looking forward to wearing it on Friday. 
1 panel down another 3 to go…
Reverse applique hair band to keep my hair out of my eyes

Here is one of the bowls I have made in wheel throwing class. My teacher Danny showed me how to trim last week. The process itself was not too bad once I got a hang of the tool and how to hold it in the right place. This one is sitting by other greenware ready to be fired in the kiln!!

2 bowls trimmed ready to be fired!

And Saturday was the Spring Parade (go to the link at 18:33 to see our school!) we all had a lot of fun with lots of other families wandering down the main drag and enjoying lunch in the sunshine on a beautiful Saturday .

Around the World in Mountain View – this years Spring Parade theme 

A piece a Week – An orange top highlighted with yellow

I am posting later in the week as the weekend was a busy one with dinner parties over friends places and the Mountain View Spring Parade and to end it all a little friends birthday party! Whew no wonder I did not get any time to sit and write! This week I made a lovely summer top from a favorite pattern of mine that is a dress and I altered it to make a casual top. The fabric my sister gave me for Christmas and it is from this Sapling Textiles in Maleny, Queensland, Australia – yay!! The weather is getting warmer now so it is just perfect to wear with a skirt of pants.

The Spring Parade was a lot of fun and we got to dress up as pirates as it as a Sail into Summer theme and our school were the Pirates – what fun! My friend got this great shot of a pirate in action!!

Flying the flag for Stevenson!

At the moment I have work to do for a friend and I need to make pillows so that is taking up the time I have in my sewing room for now. I will have to find a super easy project next week to post 🙂 Here are some pictures of the top.

The orange part of the top

A close up of the fabric

The top with the highlights of yellow