Wednesday, September 29, 2010

so did you bag it in September?

if so would love to see your creation!  Please sign up below.

I am hoping to finish mine tonight.  As most things this month, its not quite turning out as I had hoped ;)

Monday, September 27, 2010

embroidered skirt that didnt turn out as i expected

This is a simple little skirt that I made for my niece.  But unfortunately it didn't turn out as I expected it would, so it has happily found a new home.

a couple of embroidered flowers that are stitched onto felt then sewn on.

A ruffled hem, with 20 denier nylon under the skirt to give it a girly feel.

The lady 4yo of the house happily picked it up and would not take it off, a good sign that she likes it!

And really if it fits my 4yo I don't think its going to fit my 2yo niece who my husband describes as a pocket rocket!

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Happy Birthday Mitchell

My big boy is now 7.  That's 7 years from when he was a baby, and 3 years from being double figures!  He is growing up so fast.

We wrapped his presents the night before, and put them on his bedroom floor, so no photos of him opening them, but he did come running in proclaiming his approval of his shorts that I had made.

Happy Birthday Mitchell

Shorts Pattern Ottobre 3/2009

Thursday, September 16, 2010

A new toy!

A couple of weeks ago my lovely husband came home to tell me that he had bought me a suprise.  Me, being me, had to know what he was up to.  A Canon 450D!  I was absolutely stoked! 

So now I am learning a new craft.  And I am really really enjoying it.  Its instant (if you dont need to edit!) and the results are so rewarding.


Saturday, September 11, 2010


mum, we are just going out to repair the roof of the cubby

Saturday, September 4, 2010

can someone shed some light on life as an (almost) 7yo?

itch decided today that he wanted to be a dude.  Now my interpretation of this word is one that he doesn't know, so I am assuming that he means "cool", "skater", a little bit "surfy". 

We went out to the local big shopping centre and he became very picky with what he wanted to wear.  The finishing touches were a hat that was worn sideways and a 1 handled bag backpack.  We visited a few shops to try and get a taste of what he considered "dude' clothing was, complete with hand gestures!

Oh gosh- when did he grow up so fast?

Thursday, September 2, 2010

September sign up! Make a bag!

So (sew) its September already.  I know myself and a few others are in denial about how fast the year is going... can we please pretend that its an extension of August?

Well at the end of the day, I guess time goes on whether we are ready or not.

So ready or not but here comes September challenge, to make a bag.

Now the bag could be for yourself (like mine will be) or for someone else (which is the one I will pull out if I should not get mine done one time)

In the little link list on the left there is a few blogs that have free bag patterns.  I have made the Buttercup bag here from Made By Rae, and also my lates "your turning 5 and your a girl" present is the Messenger bag here by mmmcrafts,.  I have also made the Grand Revival Flea market bag, Melly and Me Sherbet bag, also own the lickerty lick bag from Made By Rae,  if your up for a really big challenge you can try the Farbenmix ElPorto .

I myself am going to make myself a Messenger bag.  The other ones that I have made are sized differently to those in the pattern from mmmcrafts, and I have modified this and that as well.  Not sure if I will stick to instructions or not, only that I will add a zipper... yikes!

anyhoo as per usual signup below.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Spring rainy day

Its September the 1st, and in true Melbourne style its been raining.

So what do you do when it rains... you jump in puddles!

and then when you realise that jumping in puddles makes your (odd) gumboots full up with water, and your clothes all dirty, you burst into tears.  Then mummy takes everyone inside where its warm and gives everyone a bath.
And once again blogger wants the pic sideways.

And yes for those who were wondering my daughter is in her nightie

and also please forgive me for the blurry photos, I am learning to use a new toy.