Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Blushing Bee By Me Posts (Slow it Down)

Just wanted to write a little note to my readers to explain the lack of posts on my blog. The last few weeks I have had a cold but in the last 2-3 days it has really got bad. We are in the process of selling our home and buying a new one. There is so much to do. Between the kids, packing, inspection etc. I am finding so little time for anything. I love publishing this blog and have put so much into it. I will continue to publish but for the next few months it may not be as usual. I hope everyone can understand. If it was possible I would create a twin to help with it all. Thanks for reading.

P.S. If all goes as planned the home is from 1917 and will be a bit of a work in progress. It is very primitive looking. The funny thing is the person who lives there also loves barn stars and has the same type of primitive d├ęcor that I have in my home.



how to make a chipmunk softie : {from recycled glove}



Saw this the other day it is so cute…had to share.


Story by missbatch

Published on Oct 17, 2008 in Make

Photo by Miyako Toyota c/o Penguin

Gloves (like socks), while born to be part of a pair, often end their days in lonely solitude, separated from their mates by the forces of the universe that conspire at every turn to pull them apart. Alone, they sadly serve little purpose (aside from the occasional show biz appearance for only the most sparkling among them), and are left to languish in the backs of a drawers and bottoms of closets — that is, if they’re not disposed of all together. Ah… but it’s a new day.

With her book, Happy Gloves: Charming Softy Friends Made from Colorful Gloves, she’s given hopelessly single gloves a new lease on life as cozy companions. In her able hands, one glove’s worth of material becomes an elephant, a penguin, a donkey, a bunny — you name it — all set free to romp and play together. (Can’t you just hear the claps of cheer?)

Crafter and author Miyako Kanamori has a plan and she’s ready to share it!

Try your hands at this chipmunk to start your very own menagerie of recycled glove critters. Download complete instructions here or follow along below.

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Thanks to the Penguin Group for sharing this project from Happy Gloves.

Author Miyako Kanamori is a crafter who lives in Tokyo. She is also the author of Sock and Glove. You can see more of her work at her website: bananawani.org/nuiguroom.

For more cute critters made from recycled materials, search “Recycled Softie“. Some examples plus a few other autumn-inspired creations can be seen in the related items below.

This post is thanks to Mother Baby Earth