Wednesday, September 30, 2009

house keeping and a goodbye

I'm going away tomorrow...
for 10 days..
with only ONE child!!

Don't know whether to dance or sing or cry or shout!

Hubby is look after the bigger 3
He'll be fine....wont he?!?

Anyway thought it would be a good time to rap up a few loose ends.

Firstly. I went 3 weeks without eating chocolate! Had a head ache day 2 but was fine the rest of the time. Then, had a blow out, and man oh man did I pay for it! Head aches, cranky, fogging in the head. Had no idea it could effect me so much! So chocolate is gone! Yay! Bike riding...week one was great and now, too hot! So I'm swimming instead :) So turning this fatty will take some time. And I'm ok with that.

Secondly. 7 jobs in 7 days. Well I did 6....in 17 days. You know kids, birthdays, sickness and all that lovely stuff. Very happy with the clean house, even if it took a whole lot longer, and even if it lasted 2 seconds. And the one thing I didn't do. Unpack the stuff from the move...

Thirdly. All that lovely binding! What on earth am I doing with all that?

Well. I made more



And used some....



You'll have to wait until I get back!

So. I'm off down south.
Staying with mum,
catching up with family,
attending a wedding,
shopping for a bridesmaid dress {ekkkk},
having an early birthday {did I mention I'm turning 30!},
and even going to my old sewing group where I will get too catch up with these lovely ladies and more.
See ya! xoxox

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

twirly twirly





Hi! How are you all these holidays?
Me, sick, but I just had to pop in and show you what I did on the weekend.

Sunday morning there was some talk on twitter about fabric, patterns and sewing, so we decided to have a little sew a twirly skirt alone. Tutorial from here. So easy....if you read the cutting requirement right. I didn't, cut 1 instead of 2 skirt panels. So a little unpicking and resewing later, they twirly!

And I couldn't stop there, made 2 Lazy Days skirts too. They are the easiest things I have ever made. Hour from start to finish. Too easy!



Fabric is from spotlight.

So thanks Mel, Tammy and to whoever else joined in. Let me know if you did so I can check you out!
Great fun! Who would have ever though twitter would be used for a cross country sew a long! I'm sure we will do it again soon xox

Edit : Jaki has made a Lazy Days skirt and has put a twirly skirt on her to do list! Pictures on twitter
Thanks Jaki for joining us too :)

Friday, September 25, 2009

"woohoo!"


Did you hear that?? It was me. At the postie.
I love my postie
It has arrived..



Far Far and Away from the lovely Corrie at Retro Mummy



If you follow my tweets you will know I couldn't decide which ones to get, how much to get etc. So I just got the lot!! Fat quarter cuts.
Thinking about a quilt. Like this one or this one. For the big girl!



And as a little extra, for spending all my fabric budget for the next 6 months with her, Corrie slipped in this gorgeous Melly & Me pattern!! So kind Corrie :)

But it will have to wait. Have other things to finish first....xox

Thursday, September 24, 2009

my creative space



Binding,

Over 30 metres.

Why?

You'll have to wait.....

More spaces over there xox

Monday, September 21, 2009

...the party


"The Cake"


I know! Incredible right!!

The chocolate cake is so die for! So so yummy.


Made by my amazing cake making friend Carolyn!


Love the faces on all three kids! They all love Littlest Pet Shop.


"Water Fight!!"



Boy one taking on 2 girls for the hose! He won by the way lol


"Happy 6th Birthday!"


Miss 6, friends and family! We had so much fun....


...someone lost their head!! xox

Friday, September 18, 2009

...a giveaway

retromummy is having another give away
This time it's mine
I hope
I wish
I really could use some more patterns......

PS Corrie has all the Far Far Away by Heather Ross and lots of other new goodies in her shop. I just ordered a fat quarters set of the Far Far Away.....all of them.....shhhh ;) xox

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

a family portrait




"Ninja Family"

Boy one very pleased


Thursday, September 10, 2009

my creative space


they have returned.....
sequins!!



For the last time this year though. Comp this weekend! WOOHOO


...and poor dear boy child has been desperate for some 'boy dolls'. Some more dearfii softies, Ninja Sam. And before you ask, no I don't have all her patterns, yet ;)



waiting to be stuffed.

Might have to wait awhile. Boy one doesn't seem to mind. Is playing with them already. Even found them this morning all tucked into bed. Boy one wasn't there though, he was in with me....

More creative spaces over at Kirsty's xox

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

someone turned one





My sweet sweet baby turned one on Monday...
my baby,
my 4th baby,
my last baby,
my only baby born at home
my baby that is trying to wean from the boob,
my baby that is growing to fast to soon,
we are leaving the baby years behind us,
and I am just not ready...

And thank you le sproglette for the birthday dress xox

a new friend


Hey. Will be back later to fill you in on all the craziness that has been going on around here, but I just couldn't help myself, you have to meet my new little friend

"le sproglette"


and her little friend "beedub"


I made "beedub" for her 1st birthday last week. "le Sproglette" and I have become great friends over the last few months. Her mum and I meet through our blogs. She has also turned out to be a great friend too ;) I real life imaginary friend!
"beedub" is of course made from dearfii's perle pattern and of course I couldn't stop at one...

For someone 1st birthday....xox

Friday, September 4, 2009

...a birthday

Happy 6th Birthday crazy one,
Don't change, not one bit,
You are beautiful and perfect,
Just as you are,
xox

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

hello spring!


Or for us up here hello hot sticky humid yuck before the wet sets in...

So how am I going so far. Well, I am 100% sure there is no more chocolate in the house, lets just say that. Have done really well with the others, fingers crossed it continues xx

Now with the organisation side of things. Julie has had an idea. Spring clean. 7 I don't what to do, been putting them off, wishing for the cleaning fairy jobs.

7 jobs in 7 days!

Are you up for it?

Mine are
1. Unpack the last of the stuff from our move
2. Clean the garage
3. Do a toy run and pack them all away, I swear they breed
4. Tidy and clean our bedroom (it is used as the dumping ground)
5. Get rid of the piles of paper from all around the house
6. Clean and tidy my desks - both of them.
7. Do an op shop run, heaps of piles though the house

Join us! It will be fun, well, when it is done it will be ;) xox