Monday, March 15, 2010

A little time out and a crafty embellishment

I've been absent for a couple of weeks. An unexpected stint in hospital proved to be a bit of a hiccup to the normal flow of life. Fortunately all is well in the scheme of things, and some time to recover and 'taking it easy' will fix anything. So they say. And although I did, last minute, throw a couple of crafty projects into the overnight stay bag, the passion and energy was left behind at home so nothing got done. Even Internet access didn't work so the joy of blogging was absent.

I did, however, finish this project before I went into hospital. This was one of my op shopped finds that needed some crafty love to fix a lame decoration. The production line flowers were unpicked, and a new embellishment sewn over the top. I used a blue crochet ribbon, folded it into a bow shape, and hand sewed it to the top. I started this project at the Perle 8's Thursday night session, and finished it in front of the TV a few nights later.
Ooh, I just checked the Perle 8's blog and saw photos of craft'n in action, posted by the lovely quilting Andi. And there's a pic of my ribbon top in progress - fun!

Lucky my little toddler got to have some time out at the playground with her grandparents and aunty whilst Mum recovers. Here is the newly embellished top having a ball on the slides at the playground.


  1. Oh, it's gorgeous.

    Have been through a similar thing myself recently, all this rest and relaxation is driving me crazy. My brain is screaming out, "Get thee to a sewing machine, milady" and my dr says "rest". Ack.

  2. A sweet little top! Hope all is well x

  3. Welcome back, Pam! Wishing you a speedy recovery and many more projects like this one! Nic

  4. Good to hear from you. I hope your recovery is speedy and uncomplicated!

    I love the ribbon shirt!

    Anna xx

  5. Sorry to hear that you've been in hospital unexpectedly. Not nice at all... glad to hear you are out though, and take your time with getting back into things.

    Meanwhile, the t embellishment is gorgeous, great work.

  6. The top looks great but even better is the joyous smiles from your baby!

  7. Sorry to hear you had been unwell Pam. Hope all is well now. I LOVE what you have done! Super cute! xox