MAGPIE'S MUMBLINGS

A blog about my interests, which include crazy quilting and various and assorted other artsy pursuits and sometimes known to contain mumblings of a random nature.

Friday, June 21, 2019

As requested, and a beginning


I have made a start at my next landscape (you can scroll down to  my previous post to see what I'm hoping to accomplish).  At this point in the process I'm never sure that what I've done is even going to work, but we'll see.


And...a couple of people have requested additional photos of the felt food 'all together' and this is the best that I can do in order to fit it all in....


I also made a 'Thomas The Tank Engine' apron
and found a child-size set of 'tools'...




- If you are owned by a cat, perhaps you might like to make them one of THESE.

- This is something fun - THESE ladies knit a miniature version of their town. 

- THESE are for the fans of Harry Potter.  As are THESE (and don't make ME knit them!!!).

- Interesting tutorial HERE on making fabric collages.

Today's quote is from Joshua Becker..."Stop the glorification of busy.  Busy, in and of itself, is not a badge of honor.  It's okay to not be busy"


22 comments:

  1. That blogger really knows her cat! :)

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    1. Every cat I've ever known would definitely love one of those!

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  2. Oh, dear! The Harry Potter knitting but I am not getting into that. Your background looks good! Carry on...

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    1. There are much easier Harry Potter knitting patterns out there and I suppose I should start keeping track of them because our oldest grandson is no doubt going to become a fan in the next couple of years.

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  3. Thanks for showing all the felt food and the apron and utensils, I would’ve gone nuts over this as a kid. My daughter had plastic versions and was always playing Restaurant with me and her grandmas. Good times. Your next project is looking really nice so far!!

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    1. I would have loved the felt food as a kid too but had to made do with mud pies. I'm happy with the look of the new project so far - remains to be seen if I can create the car somewhat realistically.

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  4. A knit cat bed? I think cats usually sleep on whatever they like. Kind of like the whole world is their bed!
    Great start on your new project. The little chef supplies are adorable.

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    1. Some people love to indulge their furry family members and it would also work as a great stash reducer, so there's that about it. I don't have any furry family these days so not something I'll be making myself!

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  5. Your landscape quilts are absolutely amazing. And you are such a great grandma! The food is fabulous and the apron set is so much fun. Wonderful work - as always!

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    1. Thanks Renee. I love being a grandma - and have to be careful not to spoil them TOO much.

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  6. Gosh, all your felt food looks so lifelike! You are amazing, Mary Anne. Love the beginnings of your new landscape. Love those trees!

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    1. Well, I hope it's not TOO lifelike! Wouldn't want our grandson to try actually eating it. As for the trees - they're just fussy cut from pre-printed fabric. Easy peasy!

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  7. Ooooh... The start to your newest picture looks great. And your felt food! Your grandson is going to love playing with all that - and I'm sure he'll love his new apron and kitchen tools. If I was in charge of granting awards, you'd receive the highly coveted Very Cool Grandma award!

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    1. I'll take your award - with thanks! I don't see my grandkids very often (one more than the other, but only because of distance) so I satisfy myself by making them things. That will work until they reach the age where they don't want such things. Then I'll wait patiently until they rediscover that handmade things are cool.

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  8. Great foundation dear. Oh those Harry Potter knits would make me absolutely cross-eyed to acccomplish! Excellent quote today...Busy is NOT best! Love your felt food and cute apron and utensils for Theo.

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    1. They'd make me cross-eyed (and cross!) too. They're great if you have the patience though. Hopefully our Theo will have fun with his shoebox of goodies!

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  9. I've been MIA for awhile, and oh,the goodies I've missed!! What a lovely new quilt you're working on and the apron and felt foods are amazing! Thanks for checking in on me. It's nice to be back with old friends!! Have a wonderful week! zenda

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    1. Nice to hear from you Zenda - I completely understand being MIA! Hope you're having a great week too.

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  10. What a marvellous gift the felt food, apron and utensils make. You're such a wonderful Grandma. Gifts mean so much more when they are hand made with love! The latest landscape is looking brilliant! Christine xx

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    1. Thanks Christine. I love making things for our grandkids and know I have to get my time for that in before they outgrow 'homemade' and get picky!

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  11. I have every confidence this will work...it always works....you are incredibly skilled. (you can mail me the cheque ha ha)seriously though.....don't doubt yourself.

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    1. Well I'm glad someone has confidence in me! Either way, I'm having fun so that's all that counts. Pretty soon though I'm going to have to start storing them under the bed and will evermore be known as the Princess and The Pea!

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