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Softies for Mirabel 2013

I’ve started early this year as I skipped last year’s appeal. It’s Softies for Mirabel time, that’s where Pip inspires a bunch of us crafty people to make soft toys for some kids who could do with some extra treats. The Mirabel Foundation looks out for kids with parents affected by substance abuse. It’s a great cause so get sewing, knitting or crocheting and send a toy or two down to Pip. They don’t have to be fancy, just sturdy and made with a little love. All of the details are below. Here is my first softie for the 2013 appeal. His name is Eddie the owl and he is made from a pattern by Star Primm of My Tiny Star. Here are the softies I made in 2009, 2010 and 2011.

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Eddie is snoozing as I’ve run out of black felt and couldn’t make round eyes! But owls do sleep a lot, right?



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Recently I made another elephant, for J & E’s baby due in January. The pink in the ears is a not-so-subtle nod to the fact I think the baby is going to be a girl!

Dottie the elephant. Fabric is Summer Song by My Mind’s Eye for Riley Blake. Pattern by Retro Mama.

I have been trying to eat well, and working out consistently. Trying to take heed of the one piece of advice that I’ve been told so many times this year – “Look after yourself!”

Clockwise from left: Ham, cottage cheese and corn relish wrap. Cinnamon butternut pumpkin and feta salad. Steak with mustard mushroom sauce and beans. Beef fajita with natural yoghurt.

And of course I’ve baked – this week the ever-popular kitchen sink cookies and Pioneer Woman’s infamous cinnamon buns.

Here’s hoping the coming week is filled with more craftiness, good eats and a dash of good fortune!

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