This lovely little mouse is something I saw in one old edition of an australian magazine (Country Threads) and it was on my "have to do" list.
A cute fabric with lots of tiny mice (that I bought a long time ago) was the perfect match for a little pillow! And I just love the funny saying!
And, of course, who doesn't like apple pie?! Have you ever tried with cheese?
A gathering of little mice to complete the scene:
A crocheted one:
This one is made from felt, sweet little ears!
A very curious trio:
And a tiny one as a pincushion for your finger:
AnnaKa is from Norway and she has so many nice patterns, I really like her pouches and table runners. After reading this patterns more than a couple of times and "studying" the pictures, I finally sewed this pouch, but I didn't do any appliquè, I'll save that for the next one.
The seasons go by so fast and one really has to take time to smell the roses and enjoy the flowers while they are blooming and looking so gorgeous! Who knows how summer will be this year! Last year we had so much rain, the poor hydrangea had no chance, only the dandelions felt they could take place everywhere!!
So, before the roses get a bit spoiled in the garden, I brought these ones to the living room, they smell very nice and also very intense, this sort is called Abraham D'Arby:
These ones are the rambler roses, they always look so tender, so fragile, but that is what they are indeed, they don't usually last longer than a couple of days, but one doesn't notice that because they flourish constantly. But you can see the huge amount of petals on the ground!
Here is Abraham D'Arby again:
The yellow roses couldn't be missing, this beatiful colour gives a feeling of joy:
And also this wonderful, bright rhododendron brings colour and joy to the garden.
I must confess that I don't do a lot of gardening, I let the garden grow a little bit "wild" ( the call from the sewing machine is always louder!!!), but I am really glad I have one!
Do to the very warm weather I couldn't baste the Wind Mill quilt, I just didn't feel like sweating over it while basting! But there are a lot of other projects on the go, so the hands are always busy and happy, too!
I'm now working on some bags and pouches, I bought some japanese fabric and I wanted to use them. The japanese books are so full of funny ideas and also practical bags, I really admire the creativity they have!
Sew busy and " bee" happy!