Monday, August 31, 2009

Softies for Mirabel 2009

Well today I read on the Meet me at mike's website that they were starting their annual appeal for softies to donate to the Mirabel Foundation.

The foundation aims to help children who are in families of substance abuse victims.

Well that was a good enough reason for me to donate my latest creation.

If you want to read more pop over to and you can read all about it.

Here's a photo of my donation to the cause.

Pink softie monster - cheekypoet

Sunday, August 23, 2009

One of my toys has been found Drop #275

I was so chuffed today to read on the toy society blog that my toy drop had been found.

You can read the details here ...

What is even more exciting is to see Matilda's gorgeous smiling face (who is a mega cute little munchkin imho) alongside my creation.

What's the icing on the cake I hear you ask? Well it's the fact that Matilda's mum has now also joined the toy society movement and become a toy dropper as well.

Just goes to show that these random acts of kindness do have a wonderful ripple effect :)

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Granny squares blanket

Well I have been madly making granny squares with my crochet hook. This is the reason that I have not made any softies to give away these past couple of weeks.

Being a novice in the crochet department I am quite chuffed at my ability to churn the squares out. I have found that doing granny squares is a great portable craft. I can stuff my current half completed square into my bag and carry it around with me so that when I have some free time I can continue on with finishing the square.

Another way that I take some crafting stuff around with me to fill in any idle time is to have a whole lot of blank dolly faces and some embroidery threads. I can then embroider faces when the mood strikes.

I have successfully googled how to join granny squares and next weekend when I can block out a couple of hours of free time I plan on joining my blanket together.

Well that's all from me for now.

Friday, June 12, 2009

Too cute to give away

Well I have discovered the joys of op shopping when it comes to crafting supplies. Went to one of the local op shops and scored heaps of crafty supplies for next to nothing. My favourite find was some wool felt pieces in white and yellow for the princely sum of $2, what a bargain.

I was inspired to make the following fellow. This is my second attempt at making a soft toy without a pattern of any sort and I would like to think that I am improving, albiet slowly.

Toy monster

His head is a little wonky. I have to work on learning how to close my creations neatly.

This little fellow was earmarked as a toy society drop by I think I have fallen in love so I will hang on to him for a little while.

That's it for today.

Saturday, June 6, 2009

Another toy society drop

Well here is today's entry. Another toy society drop.

This cute dolly was left at a Wollongong University Carpark. Hopefully some nice person finds her and loves her.

cheekypoet drop

Friday, June 5, 2009

Photo of the owl

Here's a photo of the latest item I've given away for the toysociety.

cheekypoet owl 1 of 2
Well it's a new day and I've managed to co-erce two family members into dropping off some more of my homemade toys. You should see another two toy society drops showing on the website soon.

This weekend is promising to be a jam packed effort with no less than 4 booked events over three days. Not sure how as a family we will pack it all in. Thankfully it's a long weekend so we have the extra day to stuff everything in.

Sunday, May 31, 2009

Sew mumma Sew giveaway

Well I have spent a good portion of the last couple of days browsing through all the links in the giveaways. Been having a great time looking at all the stuff that I could make if I had mega crafty skills. Anyway I am going to attempt to make some of the items I've seen, but I'm sure they will not come out anywhere near as nicely as the talented people in those giveaway blogs.

My favourite item to make hands down is the notebook cover. One of the giveaway ladies posted what looks like a really easy tutorial with great pictures so I will be giving it a go. I only have time to waste. Need to go to my local fabric store to buy some wadding, then I'm all systems go.

Oh and I have also finished my second toy society drop toy. It's a sea creature a al loch ness monster. He will be finding a new home sometime this week. There were originally two going to be given away, but my nephew came over and fell in love with one.

Monday, May 11, 2009

Toy society drop

Well i've dropped my first toy for the toy society and it was a blast. now i hope someone emails in saying they've found my dolly and gave her a nice home.

Sunday, May 3, 2009

First post

Well here I am a newbie to the blogging world. I wonder if anyone will actually want to read what I write? Guess what, on further reflection I don't really care. LOL

Hmm will have to think about this whole concept a bit more I think, as I'm not sure what to write about.