W.I.P. Wednesday : Rush, rush, rush!


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I hate feeling like the White Rabbit from Alice in Wonderland, however, that’s pretty much what I’m looking and sounding like right now. I’ve got so many plates spinning I’m feeling a wee bit dizzy, but I know it’s pour la bonne cause.

W.I.P. Elephant

Working on appreciation gifts for Guppy’s two teachers is becoming a real priority since her last day of school is next week. I’ve just started stitching this adorable elephant that I modified from this free pattern (thank you!). Guppy’s class spent the year studying around the theme of circus animals, so I thought this cutie could look sweet on a little zipper bag…perhaps with some dark chocolate inside?

Vegan Oatmeal Chocolate Chip & Raisin Cookies

Who doesn’t love cookies? I’m only making “special” gifts for Guppy’s teacher and her aid, but not wanting to leave anyone out, I made a double-batch of the Oatmeal Raisin Cookies (with chocolate chips, because I can!) from one of my very favourite cookbooks, The Joy of Vegan Baking for everyone else – everyone else meaning the team of aids and auxiliary personnel who do so much for the kids and who often don’t get the thanks they deserve. It’s so fun making cookies and cupcakes for her school, because they are viewed as wonderfully exotic by the teaching team – and they always ask me for the recipes. I brought these to the school last week after Guppy’s school programme. She was a lion, and she roared the very best, and I’m not just saying that because I’m her Mamafish!

Cut out pieces

And lastly, here are some pattern pieces I cut out to make two aprons – and if I can get them done in a jiffy I’ll be sending them off to this month’s Tie One On. The theme this time around is “Pie Making Aprons”, which I think just sounds so fun and summery…the flower print fabric is so cute, and I think it works really well with the gingham. We’ll see in a few days…

I can’t wait to see what everyone has been up to W.I.P.-wise! Whatever your works-in-progress, have a crafty week, and don’t forget to see what the other Wipsters are up to, and to check out our W.I.P. Wednesday Flickr Pool, too.


15 thoughts on “W.I.P. Wednesday : Rush, rush, rush!

  1. Those cookie stacks look so yummy! No wonder why the school personnel love to see you coming with those exotic treats! The hand-embroidered elephant bag must have been a hit too: judging by your WIP picture, it promises to be very very cute.

  2. I love the elephant it’s so cute. I can’t wait to see the finished product.
    Also, why is it that your treats are considered exotic? Is it because they’re vegan?

  3. So cute! Love the fabric for the aprons. I thought of you the other day while browsing a JoAnn Fabric store..couldn’t find the vegan felt but found some adorable strawberry print fabric and thought to myself, “What would Shellyfish do with this?” he he he! Hey–I got an ice cream maker!! So excited!

  4. You are so amazing to MAKE teacher gifts!! How can they not be wowed? And your aprons are always so beautiful–can’t wait to see this one. When you finally get around to selling aprons on etsy, please let me know!! 😉

  5. ooh fishy… that elephant is absolutely darling!!! And I can’t wait to see your finished apron! you’re so good about actually showing us the “work in progress” I should start thinking about taking pictures along the journey… HAPPY WEDNESDAY!

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