Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Toasty



The next time you find yourself munching on a piece of toast at breakfast, just stop for a tick. Leave the school lunches, the location of matching kid socks*, hold your tongue on the Haveyoucleanedyourteethrememberedyourmusichowmanyshoelaceknotscanakidneedhowdoyouspellarchitect? (or is this only my house?). Now study that toast. Note the subtle shift in golden brown tones. Allow yourself to be overwhelmed with the wonderment that is the intricate texture of crispy bread.

Things got a bit obsessive.

It took seventeen (million) attempts to reproduce toasted toastiness onto blanketing, using one of those needle felting stabby thingummys.



Luckily, I ran out of blanketing, so things had to come to some sort of end.



A super snuggly (just like this one) hot water bottle cover, as warm as, er, toast, off to do its bit for the Hottie Challenge, organised by the excellent Curly (Super) Pops.



PS. Were it not for Kirst and the use of her needle felting stabby thingummy AND the supply of her stash blanketing AND expert advice then I’d still be at the Gazing at Toast phase. Thanks mate.



* Actually, matching kid socks are not even faintly attempted around here.

72 comments:

Kate said...

That is brilliant!!

Jackie @ craftonmymind said...

Wonderful! (both the toast and the toasty - now I feel a strange urge to go find some raisin bread...)

CurlyPops said...

OMG I absolutely love the way your mind works!
It looks just like my daily breakfast....
Brilliant my dear, brilliant!

Kirsty said...

Absolutely perfect! Toasty tones have been replicated in most excellent fashion.

Claire - Matching Pegs said...

Fantastico!

I love it.

It almost makes me long for a hot water bottle, but then it would usurp that special place in my heart that belongs to my electric blanket.

Tammy said...

I love this! Gorgeous .

Jennie said...

Wow - this is brilliant!!
I really really love it!!!!

(and will be studying toast every morning now!)x

Cute as Buttons said...

I hear the non matching sock thing is 'in' at the moment. Well, that's what I heard myself telling my schooler this morning. So toasty I could take a bite and am intrigued as to what the needle thingummy might actually be. Lisa x

One Flew Over said...

Looks fantastic!

willywagtail said...

Excellent. Toasty wraps it all up in ome word and your photos give a great impression of the real thing. Cherrie

Tammi said...

I want one!!!

A Spoonful Of Sugar said...

Very clever and conjures up such a warm feeling. You really nailed the colours.

Vic said...

Oh I want this one, I want it, I want it! Who do we know that will be going when the bidding is on?!!!

Felicity said...

Comedic and crafting genius wrapped up in one little post = fantastico!

kelly said...

Is it wrong that I wanted to eat this?

Glad you have your creative mojo back. I've just read back a couple of posts - and whatever it was, I hope it's passed and your you again xoxo

A Peppermint Penguin said...

There you are. Being fabulous again.

And not one mention of clean pants.

CurlyPops said...

PS - How many band-aids were consumed as part of the stabby crafting?

Catherine said...

OH, perfect! We've been talking about "toasty toes" a bit at our place lately, and this truly channels the best kind of toastiness...

bec said...

And I second my kid's comment- 'I want it'. Yep, sure do!

Kylie said...

WOW. This is just fantabulous. Love that you guys worked together on this and that the result is just so perfect :) Kx

flowerpress said...

Toasty type!
Inspired as always, you clever thing :-)
Makes me feel all snug, the word, the blanket, the fluffy letters.

Tas said...

Su. Perb.

Lizeylou said...

No doubt about it .... you are one clever lady!!

grrl + dog said...

it is so toast like,

I am expecting to see

crumbs...

Shannon said...

OOooooooo I was gonna do Su Perb bugger...did you stab yourself with that barbed device on your way to toasty fabulouslness?

Sonia said...

Your talent is almost scary. And your creativity is amazing. I just love everything about this one.

Sue said...

Just a slab of butter and I could eat it.

**Anne** said...

Oh WOW, you fantastically talented lady. :)
Anne xx

teddybearswednesday said...

i love your obsessive mind.
I love your toasty hottie, and love your made an hottie in honour of my favourite food.
( which now after seeing said hottie, i'm feeling awfully like- and it's the one night I didn't have toast for dinner)
xo

Magic Bean said...

Grrrrr. Now, not only do I have the wanties for your astroturf garden seating but also for your foot-warming feltiness.
And yes, we do have the whole haveyoucleanedyourteeth.... in our house. Only the spelling word is vertices. When the heck is a six year old going to put that into his creative writing? Or any other writing for that matter. Ax

SmitoniusAndSonata said...

What! Where are the baked beans ?

Trace said...

love it, feeling warm to my toesies just looking at it

Michelle said...

Amazing!!!
and brilliant idea too...I love the perfect colour and words...
I think this is one of the best Hottie's....
Just so TOASTY....

Andi said...

You need to have your brain bottled for future study of crafty genius!!
xx

Shelley Cartoons said...

Just discovered your blog.
Beautiful work!
Glad you moved beyond entranced staring at the toast. But I do understand. Toast IS beautiful, dammit.

Cath @ chunkychooky said...

You had me at toast. Swooning! Bloody marvelous.

Michelle said...

That is beyond awesome. You truly are a star.

Cas said...

It's been hotter than 30 degrees for the last fortnight where I am, but still I covet that hotty cover. Delicious!

Stomper Girl said...

Love it all, but I have to mention your blanket stitching. IT just is so perfect, every time.

Catherine said...

That is one very cool hottie. You are clever! And your blog is lovely :0)

Nikki said...

Too clever by half, you.

Nikki said...

In the nicest possible way.

Mama of 2 boys said...

Gorgeous! Nothing beats a good piece of toast and snuggling up with that hottie and a piece of toast sounds like pure Winter delight to me. So clever :o)

Needled Mom said...

Darling!!!!!

Astrid said...

Mmm, I just had a slice of toast, but I could go for another after seeing this. Love the toasted effect. Perhaps there'll be some jammy socks to wear while cuddling it?

Adele - A Lass from Downunder said...

The needle felt stabby thingummy and you have made the perfect toast effect and 'Toasty' is just what a hottie should be!

Jo James said...

Perfection of the toastiest kind!

Kid socks are supposed to match??

Planet Penny said...

A wonderful use of the felting needle! Love it! Penny x

june at noon said...

Aren't you ridiculously clever?! All that fixating on details sure produces some amazing things. You've accomplished it so perfectly!

Angus in Northcote said...

*golf clap*

motherwho said...

That looks wonderful! I was just given one of those needle stabby thingummys for my birthday and have to learn how to use it! I think TOASTY might be a bit beyond my experience though...

Amanda said...

Never ceases to amaze me at how similar our lives can be...No sock matching here either...And wow that is so beautifuly fantastic, success on so many levels!!

Leonie @ Cuppa and Cake said...

Only YOU would do such a masterpiece!

Bonnie said...

So darn adorable! I truly love it!

Sandrine said...

LOL!!This is so clever! I feel the warmth just looking at it!
Thanks goodness you did not go through a felting needle injury :) Or that could have been some strawberry jam :)
Well done Miss T!!
xo

Nycole said...

that is so freaky... last night I was lying in bed in freezing melbourne, thinking of my recently deceased water bottle and your 'cosy' cosy. Then I was planning my own version, a 'toasty' one (in a total rip-off applique version, there were certainly no toast-inspired needlefelting thoughts going on). And I visit you today and here it is, in all it's gorgeous toast-iness. Touche, Tania. I do love it so.

nikkishell said...

Bloody brilliant! You never fail to impress me ;)

heather said...

we don't attempt matching socks very often either. nope. i think it's charming actually. i have never needle felted. but that is so cool, i want to learn. you must have used stencils somehow, yeah? golden browns. that's all i want to think about now today. golden browns. well, and green of course. and yellow and black. and red for sure. blue too. ok. love.

Karen said...

Just way too clever!

Erica said...

I absolutely love the way your mind works! Very clever! So darn adorable!

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Naturally Carol said...

What a great translation..from toast to toasty!..and blanket stitch around the blanket you've used..lubbily!

Michelle said...

That is just precious! I'm never going to hear the word "toasty" again without linking it to that wonderful color.

Fer said...

Awesome. ♥ ♥

ingrid said...

I said it on flickr, but I have to say it again - this is fabulous!
You are amazing!

jo so and sew said...

god. you are clever.

Sally said...

Matching socks are totally over rated!!!

Loving your toasty hottie cover muchly. Ahh for clever crafty friends.

Suzanne said...

Inspired! I love your 'toasty' hottie!!

Kylie said...

This looks great.

emma @ frog, goose and bear said...

That is just brilliant! Just what a hottie should be - toasty and warm. You are one very cleverly creative chick!

kirsten said...

how freaking amazing are you?! really. that is so perfectly what you explained and voila! legend. you are.

Hinterland Mama said...

I have been posting about my foray into needle felting these last couple of months. However, your extremely impressive Toasty cover looks a little challenging for me, just yet!
Such a beautiful idea and creation. I love it and your attention to detail. Thanks so much for sharing!
Aleta ღ

one claire day said...

That hottie cover is the best thing since sliced bre... er, toast! x