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Monday, 14 November 2011

The need to adapt and an update...

I'm sure most of you will know that the lovely Jo from Jozart sent me some fabric panels to make up into a Noah's Ark and a couple of ABC bags for my new grandies.  I have been snipping, sewing and stuffing to my heart's content in my spare time making lots of little animals etc but needed some 1/2" foam to make the Ark with.



Last weekend I managed to get to Dunelm but as I was also going there to find a new blind for our 'being decorated' bathroom I managed to arrive home before realising that I had forgotten to look for the foam....it's an age thing!

So, this weekend it was a 'try again' and better 'luck this time' shopping trip.  Well, that's what I thought!  They have foam of every description....rolls of 1" and 2", seat pads of 1", 2" and even 3" but.....yes you've guessed it not one piece of 1/2"!!!!!  

So? What did I do?  I bought myself a piece of 1" foam and have spent my spare time over the weekend cutting out the shapes required then I've sliced them in half with a really sharp craft knife!  It's not perfect but as it will be sandwiched between two layers of fabric no one will see it so I'm rather pleased with my efforts......now all I need is some lining fabric for some of the pieces and I can then make the Ark......bet you didn't realise just how much you would be challenging me Jo  :-).....and I'm loving every minute so thanks again for the fab gifts.


Twiglet will be coming down this morning for our Funday Monday so I'm not sure how much more I will get done today.  Hope your day is full of fun and laughter too and if you're passing our door then please pop in for a cuppa and join in the fun.

Update.......Wahoooo it works too.....

I've not felt very creative today so have been following instructions and have been working on the Noah's Ark.  It's easier to follow instructions than to have to think of ideas for yourself  :-)

Here is a little of what I've been doing.  The hand made 1/2" foam works a treat.  I have made the drawbridge and the little house with it's roof that goes on the top of the Ark.  The roof isn't stitched down yet and I'm not even sure it's the right way round but you will get the idea.......I'm having fun  :-)


11 comments:

Di said...

So clever about the foam Annie - knives and moi don't kinda gel but am so impressed at your ingenuity and ability to use a knife without slicing a finger off. I did laugh when you said the exercise would be good for me after today's blog posting :) A lesson learned I think! Have a great Funday Monday. Hugs, Di xx

Suz said...

hehe always a good thing hey...brain over load lol
Ark is looking great...and how many of them are you making ? hehe
one for each lol
Hugs xx

The Log Cabin said...

Hi Annie,

Thank you for your lovely comment. People have been so friendly and welcoming. It's like I have lots of friends already.

Emma xxx

Twiglet said...

Yep - Noah will be thrilled with his ark especially as we discovered Mrs Noah was already to sail and staring serenly out of the window! Thanks for fab funday Monday. x Jo

Julia Dunnit said...

Necessity being the mother of invention and all - great idea with the foam! It's just looking fab, what a great gift.

Macpurp said...

fantastic! hope the babies have great fun with this when they are older!

love teen x

JoZart said...

I'm really feeling guilty now that I sent three... one for each newbie! Poor you, what have I put you through ?? I'm glad that you say you are getting some pleasure from making the ark but it's certainly a mammoth task, and it's really looking great!
Love jo x

BadPenny said...

That is fantastic & will be much loved I'm sure. I wouldn't attempt cutting foam !!!

Calico Kate said...

Fantastic! I've been doing some cloth kit type animals too recently aren't they fun to do. But that Ark is fantastic. Well done you. Woman after my own heart with the chopping up!
CKx

Sam said...

Love it! I bet the original Ark wasn't perfect so don't worry about it! You are havimg fun and that's what is important!!

Sarah Anderson said...

i love noah's ark imagery and this is fab! i went to hobbycraft the other day and forgot the merino wool i went for, then in dunelm the lady at the till asked if I'd got everything i came in for - i said i hoped so, as far as i knew lol