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Monday, 7 November 2011

Birthday makes...

The Man Quilt is now quilted, ends buried, binding made and pinned, and the label ready to be sewn in.   So I am now a little less anxious about getting this one completed by Saturday - phew.

The girls' turn 5 on Thursday and are getting 'big girl' bikes.  So on Friday I searched out the pattern I remembered seeing forever ago - good old Pinterest!

So having tracked down the Noodlehead tutorial, there was no stopping me.  (Well believe that and you'll believe anything!).

This pattern wasn't as clearly explained as the 241 Tote, my only other Noodlehead experience, and joining the curved bases to the sides had me unpicking like a crazy woman - but perseverance and all that!  They are not perfect, but they are also likely to be left in the rain.  They are pink, so, to be honest, nothing else really matters.

So here we have, photographed in the 2 minutes of supposed daylight today, 2 Bike Buckets to hold the teddies we have deprived of seats at the back!






They look a bit squished as they have been hidden under other things away from beady eyes!  I will hopefully get some 'in action' shots later in the week.

I am now struggling with wonky Beaver badges!!  I will see you later xxx

25 comments:

  1. so lovely they will love them !!

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  2. They are cute and look like just the thing for teddies! It is my twin boys' birthday next week... but am saving any sewing for them for Xmas.

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  3. You did well; we had just 60 seconds of what was optimistically called daylight today.

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  4. Those are a lot cuter than the plastic baskets! They will love them. Happy 5th to the girls.

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  5. So sweet! Great idea for the new wheels.

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  6. Love them! Hope the girls have a brilliant birthday and you enjoy it too!

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  7. Those are great bike baskets for your girls!! You're a sweet Momma adding that special touch. Have a happy birthday celebration!

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  8. Hee hee, love the idea of having teddy carriers! Hope you all have a great day on their birthday. As a tip, my mum made me sew on all my badges, that way I could either embrace the wonk, or learn to get better ;o)

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  9. Excellent bike buckets! And sadly, you are probably right about them being left out in the rain at some point. I found the one I made for Wyatt out in the backyard today. Your girls are probably a bit better at taking care of their stuff than he is, though! Exciting times for you this week!

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  10. Very cute bike buckets! Hanging out to see the 'man' quilt! What a busy time for you - you amaze me at how much you achieve! Superwoman!

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  11. Every girl needs a stylish basket on their bike! I'm sure they'll love them! Jxo

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  12. These are a great idea...lovely fabric as always. Will look forward to seeing the actions shots!

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  13. Love the buckets - the things you miss out on if you have boys. Good work on the man quilt - hope you are feeling better!

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  14. My kid had a plastic basket (pink, natch) on her first big bike, I would have got so many more brownie points for one of these!

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  15. Speaking of hiding...how have you kept the man quilt hidden from the man? And about the bike "baskets" you are one heck of a mom (I would have been at the local box store looking for baskets to purchase) no wonder you don't have time to sleep.

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  16. These are cool! I almost want a bike so I can have some too. But it's a big ALMOST ;-)

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  17. Very cute!!! And leicester must be in some sort of crazy time zone in comparison... it didnt really get light at all yesterday with me!

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  18. Bike bags look very cute - I'm more impressed at how you're getting all this done without the recipients getting a sneaky peak! Well done you indeed!

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  19. They look great - I'm sure the girls will be thrilled with them! And well done for finding some daylight - we haven't had any for a few days!!

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  20. what a great idea, cute little gifts for the bikes. Your twins have the same birthday as my eldest: she will be 18 on thursday (seems like yesterday that she was 5!) Hope they have a fabulous day

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  21. love the bike bags - great pressie idea ...

    ... beaver badge? Is that like a vajazzle? *snort

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  22. Oh I love these, I love these, I want one!!!!!!!!!! We are a cycling family (surbiton cycles. com) and want to sell them! Looking forward to the man quilt too - guess Mr Whizz Kid will want one of these too.

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  23. I love these bike bags what a great idea! and gorgeous fabrics too. x

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  24. Hello you, sorry, I've missed a few posts whilst chained to my sewing machine. Love these baskets! what's the fabric? I feel the need to get some :) x

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