Wednesday, 17 April 2013

Show & Tell - A Mouse House

Happy Thursday Everyone,

Show & Tell Thursday's

The blogesphere has been buzzing with posts of the great Around the Table Bloggers Conference in Christchurch last weekend.  What a weekend! Filled with amazing women and warm hearts. The team did a fantastic job of hosting, directing and entertaining 60+ women from around the country (insert lots of wild clapping and cheering here :) ).

We were all assigned a name-badge-and-gift swap partner and I was paired with Megan from Mousehouse...  To say I was a little daunted would be an understatement!  And when I met her... she is so so lovely and I was in such awe meeting one of my crafty icons I could barely get a word out!

My brain worked through lots of ideas for an original name badge that would capture Megan and her blog.  Some were pretty involved and some were simple but none were right... and then I stumbled on to a very cute picture on Pinterest...  I wasn't quite sure of how I was going to make it work but I had to - a little mouse in a house.  I tried to choose colours that Megan would like and pieced a little quilt for the mouse.

The 'name' part: Simple embroidery on linen, with a cotton backing for stability, in different stitches and colours, glued onto the front of the tin.  

But how to attach it? A pin might not hold? It may start pulling at her clothes?  So I settled for a tie around her neck, that would make it adjustable too.  A loop was glued to the back of the tin for the tie to pass through.

My girls (and I) loved the little mouse in her house and I think Megan did too.  And so did one or two others  as I won a prize for it! Very humbling as the name tags made were gorgeous!  There may be more little mouses in houses in my future : )

The wonderful April giveaway is sponsored by the great ladies at More Than Fabric and the winner can choose a set of fat quarters from one of these two ranges! Delicious fabric, isn't it?

So here we go ladies... time to show us what wonderful and inspiring creations you've been making!
Cant wait to see!
L x

Show & Tell Thursday's




19 comments:

  1. A prize absolutely well deserved!
    Fantastic idea, gorgeously made, clever, lovely!! !! !!

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  2. I love what you made Megan. Such a great idea and so very cute too. Glad you won a prize for it. Cx

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  3. The little mouse is so lovely in his little tin bed. I love his quilt blanket.

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  4. Unbelievably wonderful - I love tiny things - all the detailing, stitching, quilting is really appealing. I didn't see it at the conference, but now I can fully appreciate why you won a prize its marvelous!!

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  5. LOVE the mouse house. You are so clever xx

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  6. Oooooh - this is just the cutest! I love it! Congrats on the prize!

    Wishing you a lovely day!
    xoxo

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  7. I'm so glad you took some pictures of it. I'm pinning them to the name tags board. It is gorgeous. xx

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  8. How adorable! My favourite part is the cute wee pillow. Isn't it funny how much cuter things are in miniature?

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  9. Such a well deserved win! SO awesome! I didn't get to see it in person but I am so impressed!

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  10. the CUTEST name badge!!! so creative!

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  11. Sounds like a fabulous weekend, love your gift and name tag. I have made a few of these little mice and other animals in tins for birthday gifts, in fact gave one today - always popular. Love your little patchwork blanket for the mouse too.

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  12. I love it! Wish I'd had an up close look over the weekend, it was a well deserved win!

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  13. Easily my favourite of the weekend (wink, wink-i didn't realise you made this one when i chose it!) its such a great idea and beautifully made. That quilt and pillow just bring back all my doll housing desires!
    It was so fantastic to meet you in real life leonie, your even more sweet and kind in person as you come across on your blog xxx

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  14. That is just one of the most special things I have ever seen. My girls would just be beside themselves if they saw this. Well done awesome.

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  15. Absolutely adorable....sounds like you all had a fabulous time together. xx

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  16. that truly was an awesome name badge...love!!

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  17. Congrats on winning a prize, its so well deserved.So adorable!

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