19 January, 2014

Surprise Sewing And A Ladder!

We got some exciting news this week that there is going to be a new little addition to the MacDonald clan! I found this little elephant here and decided I had to make one. But of course, you can never just stop at one!
 
They were quite quick to make up.
 The longest part was choosing the fabrics!
 
I have fallen in love with these cuties!
 
I forgot to show you this step ladder. Austin made it at school and came home with it on Presentation Night. 
I didn't even know he was making one!
 
A little peek of what I am making with my Scrumptious mini charms. I need to go get some border and backing fabric to finish it off. Isn't that just awful!

Linking up with
http://emsewandsew.blogspot.com.au/p/a-stitch-in-time.html
 

24 comments:

Simone Harding said...

Your elephants are so sweet. I also love how you are using your charm mini charms.

Vroomans' Quilts said...

Aren't those elephants just so cute! Wow - the ladder is quite the accomplishment. Have him make quilt ladders - could earn a little pocket money.

Karen said...

I agree. These little elephants are delightful!
I have always enjoyed the items our sons made at school. Still have lots of them.
Lovely work with your mini charms.

shez said...

you were right those elephants are so cute,well done,boy Austin really needs to be acarpenter because he is so clever with wood,well done Austin.Lovely sneak peek Christine,see you soon my friend.xx

Susan said...

Those little elephants are so cute. You have some seriously good woodworking going on at your place, is the ladder for using or displaying? I'm sure you will be ok at the fabric shop......

Leanne said...

Oh such cute elephants, they are lovely. Love the step ladder, well done Austin.

KERYN B said...

These little fellows are just so sweet. Your son is very talented.

gilly said...

Ellies are absolutely my favourite animals (shhh, don't tell my pups!), and these are just too cute!
And that's one talented son you have there, it's a great stepladder. Love your mini-charm block too :-)
Have a happy week,
Xx

Maria said...

Oh they are sew cute...
Great step ladder Austin. Very handy for Mum..
Love " Scrumptious"

Heirlooms by Ashton House said...

Your elephants are ADORABLE! They made me smile. And Austin's ladder looks terrific. He sure is a talented woodworker!

Fiona said...

always nice when the clan grows.. and such cute little ele's.... those shorter ladders are so useful.... oh what a shame that you need to go shopping before you can finish off your little pretty!!! hmmm
Hugz

Elyte said...

Those elephants are very cute. I can understand how you couldn't stop at one.

Mistea said...

Ooh. Cute!
Those are pretty elephants you've stitched up.
Enjoy shopping for your fabric.

Farm Gate Creations said...

Super cute Elephants, I see a whole heard coming up.

Sharmayne said...

Very cute Elephants.... and congrats on the new addition coming into the clan. Austin has made a great job of the stepladder, maybe you can talk him into making a plain ladder that can hold your quilts??

Gina E. said...

Dear little elephants! Thanks for the link, I've added it to the other three hundred and sixtyfive sites that I've found on your blog and Melody's blog...

donna said...

Your elephants are so cute. Don't you just love when your son makes stuff? He did an awesome job on his ladder. I love how your quilt is turning out. I have some of that fabric. I guess I should get a move on and make something with it.
Hugs
donna

Anorina (Samelias Mum) said...

Cute little elephants and exciting news about the new addition to your family x

marina said...

love your little elephants. the colour co ordinating looks perfect.
your step ladder looks fantastic maybe it could hang mini quilts on it?
love the look of your mini, those fabrics are so fresh and pretty.
so awful you will have to go to a fabric shop to try to find more fabric....maybe some coffee and cake for therapy?

marina said...

love your little elephants. the colour co ordinating looks perfect.
your step ladder looks fantastic maybe it could hang mini quilts on it?
love the look of your mini, those fabrics are so fresh and pretty.
so awful you will have to go to a fabric shop to try to find more fabric....maybe some coffee and cake for therapy?

Michelle Ridgway said...

I love the little Ellies. So sweet! Congrats on the forthcoming addition. Well done Austin on the ladder. Scrumptious looks great. It is a hard job Christine....going to buy new fabric but I am sure you will have the strength to get through it. Lol!

Jindi's Cottage said...

Those elephants are so cute...surely the new bubba needs an elephant herd...great use of the Melly & Me fabrics...
Great step ladder, there sure is woodworking talent in your house...

Sue Niven said...

a great little ladder! I remember doing stuff in woodwork at school, a tray, nothing exciting or particularly fun. We all had to do the same thing. Love those elephants and congrats on the growing clan.

Elizabeth said...

My condolences on having to by backing and border fabric. That is just terrible ;).

And congratulations on your wonderful news! Those elephants are darling. Congrats on two super cute finishes! And thank you for linking up!

xo -E