Tuesday, May 30, 2006
So last night I tried to make a new frog. If you are familiar with the children's books such as "That's not my train" "That's not my teddy" etc you will understand my thinking when I finished my frog and had a look. "That's not my frog. It's arms are too long". Underneath it is a frog body stitchery in progress. How could you resist some yarn from a place called Beaverslide?Some good things about today.
1. Being inside with a fire when it's cold and rainy.
2. Making it down town in between rain.
3. Going to the little local library and discovering it has amazing craft books.
4. Grace and Amelia not eating all the playdough at playgroup.
Sunday, May 28, 2006
After the craft fair I wandered into the city to the new Borders and stared at book shelves for 2 hours - I kept collecting books until I sat in one of their nice chairs and could narrow it down to a sensible size.
The girls had a great time in Perth visiting my Nan and then spending Saturday with Chris' parents.
I have been dreaming of new softie frogs so I am off to try and see if I can translate my dreams into a 3D softie.
Thursday, May 25, 2006
Wednesday, May 24, 2006
Some bargain retro fabric I just couldn't live without.
My current favourite pile - Liberty lawn.
There is also still a big pile of little bits of Indian silk, but can't work out how to take a good photo of silk, it never looks as good as it does in real life.
Monday, May 22, 2006
I have never made a doll before. I just drew out a pattern and I am quite happy with it. The hair was freaking me out, but I am happy with that too. Both are in the shop.
Saturday, May 20, 2006
Chris and the girls went on an adventure to the toy library this morning. Our living room now looks a bit like a fun park. Grace is sitting on top of the slide. Both of them can't seem to be without their soft dolls at the moment. They are meant to be just for bed, but I find both of them sneaking into their room and getting their dolls from their cots.
Amelia rocking on the angel fish.
Just a cute bath picture from tonight.
Tuesday, May 16, 2006
I have a new plan for backtack. I am just not a pointy kitty person. I love the way everyone elses look, but I can't do it, so I have a new plan and some new fabric. I was playing around with some fabric flower tutorials so there might be some of them. Hopefully the girls will sleep so I can create.
Monday, May 15, 2006
Chris turned the girls car seats around yesterday. I am not sure they were much help. Grace annoyed the dog so much she ended up in the prison. I think they will be a lot happier in the car though being able to see where they are going and that we are still there.
Thursday, May 11, 2006
I have been knitting for a my good friend, Rose, whose baby is due very soon. It is the little jumper from Last Minute Knitted Gifts and despite the mess it looks in the picture, it is not that hard and is quite a quick knit.
The best thing about getting rid of stuff on ebay, beside cleaning up some piles around here, is the extra cash. And that didn't last long. On the right are a couple of books from Amazon Japan. On the left is my first issue of Ottobre. I discovered it last week. It is a sewing magazine for children's clothes. Very cute designs.
Lorna's Laces in Daffodil. I think I can see some Jaywalkers in my future.
Monday, May 08, 2006
Saturday, May 06, 2006
Friday, May 05, 2006
The girls are seem to know where we hide everything and this morning they were after the footy. I saw two little bottoms disappearing into our room and there they were up in the corner with Chris' footy. So I bought it out and they played with it and each other.I think I can feel one of Grace's teeth coming through. It doesn't seem to be worrying her that much.