The first is modeled by young Joshua. Can you see him there? He's a tree, but if you're having trouble, just look for the red gumboots...
I made 12 of these, and had to line them because I thought hessian would be a great (super-cheap) fabric with real presence on the stage, but then reality hit when I started itching. So glad we have wooden floors too, because after sweeping the floor five times already since yesterday I'm still getting little fluffy green clouds floating through the house!
After knitting (and frogging, and starting a new one) a cardigan for the last 6 months, I decided I needed an instant gratification project. This is the double-bump facecloth, pattern available here, knitted in a lovely soft cotton/acrylic mix. I'm in love with this colour, by the way. Would you call it sage? I do anyway.
I have a green robe to talk about but no photos, so let's leave that one and move on to my great find of the week. Admittedly it's not something I made, but something I found while turnupstuffing. If you're not familiar with the term, it's one of Pippi Longstocking's favourite activities and one my boys and I really enjoy. More about that at the end of the post if you're interested.
Anyway, here it is, my new egg beater, coincidentally in the beautiful sage colour. I have a hand mixer but this is so much better; I enjoy the soft rattle it makes, the clever design of how those little round nobs are not just decorative but also functional (they drive the cog / am I making sense here: got no mechanical vocabulary!). It's also part of my growing collection of Vintage Painted-wooden-handled Kitchen Tools. Must show you sometime...
"I happen to be a turnupstuffer, so of course I never have a free moment." "What's that?" asked Tommy. "Somebody who finds the stuff that turns up if only you look, of course. What else would it be?" said Pippi. "The whole world is filled with things that are just waiting for someone to come along and find them, and that's just what a turnupstuffer does."