Monday, 25 May 2009

Do you ever have Groundhog Days??

I feel like I am having Groundhog Days..over and over, with my washing. Its endless and every day feels the same - washing, folding, putting away and its time to do it all over again...Agghh!! My wish is to have someone come in and do all the washing, folding and putting away. Lets hope we win the lottery soon!!

So no sewing. Everyone has been sick with a nasty cold. We are starting to feel a little better so fingers crossed that I can be a bit more productive this week.

I have had some lucky finds at the op shop over the last two weeks. So I thought I would share

Nearly 2m of lovely polished cotton, a new book that I am really enjoying, lots of buttons for the stash and a little pinafore pattern that is a size one that I am going to have a go at grading up for the girls

This wonderful book. Its is so detailed and so helpful and it was only $2 from the Slavos

And the best find of all - an antique cabinet for the hallway. Sorry about the crappy photo. It needs restoring, locks replaced but in the meantime it is great to have some more sturdy storage

Tuesday, 12 May 2009

The Thing I Love About...

There is not much sewing happening this week as the kids are sniffly, coughing and a bit clingy. I think our first winter colds are just around the corner. I did manage to finish off a little 1st birthday pressie over the weekend. Its from the latest Otto - the "toffee tunic". It came together nicely. I was a bit stretched for time and was worried about getting it done. But the thing I love about Otto is that it looks detailed but its often so quick to do. The little capped sleeves with elastic are just gorgeous. I think it will be great for winter with a long sleeved t-shirt underneath. Wide legged pants are made from a slubby (is that a word?)denim with a contrasting pocket. And one day I will learn how to take decent photos!!!

Monday, 11 May 2009

make it perfect giveaway

I would love to win this pattern. The girls are desperate for a winter jacket and I love the fact that this one is reversible. Hop over and have a look. If I don't win I will be buying this as soon as it hits my local fabric shop. Thanks Toni

Sunday, 10 May 2009

Happy Days

Happy Mothers Day to all those special Mum's out there. I hope your day was as fun as ours;

  • a special breakfast with the kids and a voucher for 1/1/2 hr Spa Package
  • a relaxing lunch with a couple of glasses of wine, with 2 other special mums (and no kids!)..pure bliss
  • meeting the Dads and kids at the park for a play, teddy bears picnic and in the littlest man's case..a swim (fall) in the lake
  • a flat tyre :(


Wednesday, 6 May 2009

Meet Wally....

Wally the Whale that is...... a bit of fun for the littlest man. Soft cord from spotlight (hmmm I still think they look a little like pj pants) and a target t-shirt appliqued with Wally. Perfect for the chilly days we are having.....

Trying to get my model to stay still is virtually impossible these days..

And this one...just because he is cute!!

Tuesday, 5 May 2009

Look at this great giveaway

I would so love this ring.....doesn't it just sum up what "busy mums need to do!". If you want to be in the running just blog about the giveaway and pop over and leave a comment. Too easy. Kristie's jewellery is lovely!! Here is the link Missie Krissie Giveaway