Wednesday, February 28, 2007
Sunday, February 25, 2007
We had a great day with her yesterday and my parents to celebrate Dad's birthday. The girls were so excited to see her, they were so hyped last night they wouldn't go to bed and they were straight out of bed looking for her.
This bag is very Noma, we seem to come from a blue loving family, we all like and collect blue china and pottery. So we'd better go and get ready as we are all off to a winery for lunch.
I just noticed this on ebay. Pamela Peake's Dragons and Dinosaurs. I have only seen this book once before and I bought that copy. So if you like Pamela Peake have a look.
Friday, February 23, 2007
I have seen some very cute wristlets around lately and thought I'd adapt my bag pattern to make one for myself. I really love this fabric - I'm glad I bought a huge bit of it so I can use it for lots of different things.
This weeks mail has been good! I first read about Fabric Tales from Melly and Rosie and held off as long as I could, but I gave in and I'm so glad I did.
I have definitely saved the best for last. Celine and I organised a magazine swap and this is the amazing parcel I recieved yesterday. I love these little stuffed letters for the girls - such a cute idea. This magazine collections is amazing, what is it about French craft magazines that makes me weak at the knees. Thankyou so much! I think I could burst with inspiration. Check out her Celine's very cute sheep quilt.
Thursday, February 22, 2007
I think I'm beginning to have a computer problem and think I'd better take it to be fixed before it becomes really serious. So hopefully it won't be away too long.
Tuesday, February 20, 2007
Sunday, February 18, 2007
The girls had a great weekend with their grandparents - outside in the garden and down at the park.
Luckily I saw this last night as Etsy went down after and the front page had changed when I woke up. Here is proof my bug was there.
Thursday, February 15, 2007
I am not really a big fan of Valentine's Day - it is up there with Father's Day and Mother's Day as days which have been destroyed by the commercialisation of them and how they have become all about buy buy buy rather than really showing how much you care, But I love these! Totally unexpected. Thanks Chris. Chris was out umpiring basketball last night so I made him his favourite - homemade pizza, I even made the base for the first time in ages and Jane made one of her fabulous pavlovas.
Some new bags that I have finally finished. I am not sure why these took forever to make. I think the more I try to make things perfect the more things tend to look wonky and the more I have to go back and redo. But they are done and in the shop.
Tuesday, February 13, 2007
I have been in a bit of a craft frenzy lately as we are having quite a few visitors over the next couple of weeks which means no sewing room and no craft and I'll have to clean up so people can sleep somewhere. So I have been trying to get stuff finished so I can move some of the piles.
I finished a few more bugs and listed them on in my etsy shop as well as some books (the new rule is that the books have to fit into the bookshelf). I thought I'd put them on etsy instead of ebay - them I won't be distracted to look for just one bargain when I know fabric bargains are near impossible on ebay these days.
Is any one having issues with comments after switching to the new blogger. More comments than before are not linking to where they came from. Or more people are becoming mysterious. Mmm. So I'm sorry if I haven't replied to your message, this is probably why.
Sunday, February 11, 2007
Saturday, February 10, 2007
Thursday, February 08, 2007
Yeh for Fridays!! I can't wait. It has not been the best week around here. Here's the rundown
- The girls have had little colds.
- The odd tooth has popped through.
- Grace would not sleep the other night, except if it was on top of me which meant I didn't sleep.
- They have learnt to climb, Grace fell off the kitchen table yesterday after climbing up there.
- Neither would nap yesterday and they were revolting.
- You can bounce the muffins I made like little balls.
- I have no idea what we are eating tonight.
- The underwires in my favourite bras keep coming out.
But tomorrow is Friday and I'm going to the hairdressers on Saturday so I can sit in peace and skim through crappy magazines. I did manage to finish few things including this wombat last night and a pig which has been half done for a while as I think her eyes make her look a bit surprised and I'm not sure how to fix this for next time.
Sunday, February 04, 2007
A few pictures of things I have finished that will end up in my etsy shop soon.
Margareta the Alien Giraffe.
A new Australian animal - a koala doll.
This is the latest in my echidna prototypes. It looks kind of dolphin/dinosaurish. It looked so good in the picture in my head, it definietly didn't look like this. Back to the drawing board.To finish on something happy. I am not very good at thrifting but I managed to find this great purple sheet at the new vintage shop in town and the pillowcase was a gift from a friend.