Thursday, 26 July 2007

Flashback Fridays

The rules are - you have to post a photo every Friday pre 1985, and you have to be in it!!!

This is a pic of me at 12 weeks and my older brother (about 2 1/2) in his snazzy overalls teamed with a skivvy and short sleeve jumper..... mother what were you thinking????

He is going to kill me if he happens to look in here LOL!

Wednesday, 25 July 2007

The finished quilt and a little friend

The raggedy edge quilt is finished and has ragged up nicely on the ends, I love these colours and am in the process of creating other things in these colours to coordinate.
The first coordinating piece is a little friend for Izy, I call her Ellie and she matches the fabric on the back of her quilt. She is also my very first softy, and turned out pretty good for a first try.

Piles of pattern goodness

I had the opportunity to do a bit of op shopping without Connor the other day and found basket upon basket of patterns that I had never discovered at one of my regular haunts. So naturally I went crazy and grabbed as many as would fit in the basket (I stopped counting at 40) an awesome selection of womens, toddlers and craft (and a few really cute older kids patterns that I just couldn't bare to leave behind)I also found this great book that has alot of tips on sewing toddlers clothes aswell as some stencils for applique.
Not to forget a few goodies for my swap partner.... hoping to get my parcel posted off in the next few days, depending on when Connor manages to shake the high temp and racking cough he has picked up from somewhere.

I couldn't resist putting this photo in, how am I ever going to be able to say no to this face???

Wednesday, 18 July 2007

WIP Wednesday

I know its WIP Wednesday but DH has stolen my camera and taken it in to work to get one of his work mates to show him how to use it "properly" and I dont have any spare batteries in the house to put into my old camera so the photos will have to wait for now.

Raggedy edge quilt is finished and looking great (if I do say so myself) and as luck would have it, it turned out the perfect size for Izy's cot (which is lucky considering I never measured it)

Am now working on some coordinating items to make her room look "girly" (not that she actually sleeps in there atm)

Did some hemming for a friend last night (does that count as sewing) but thats it for me so far this week.

Hope I can put some photos on tomorrow.

Sunday, 15 July 2007

Family Tradition

I thought I would show you a picture of the recieving dress that we bought Elizabeth home in, it is the same one that my parents brought me home in 29 years ago, it was knitted for my mother by one of her Aunts, I was so thrilled to be able to carry on this tradition and hope that it will be carried on by my children in the future.

Crazy quilts and crazy cakes

My quilt is all sewn up and snipped and is currently drying on the line after wash number one, its not looking overly raggedy at the moment but I guess it will after another wash, I took this photo before the first wash so I could compare, will add another photo after its finished.

I made this cake last night (for no particular reason) and am going to send some of it into work with hubby tomorrow, but after looking at it today I decided it was very boring and needed some brightening up.

Friday, 13 July 2007

WIP Raggedy Edge Quilt and To Do List

I have finished sewing all my diagonals YAY! and have sewn the squares into rows, now just have to sew all the rows together and then get snipping.

I'm loving the colour combinations in this and think I will continue this throughout her room (I still have plenty of material left)

To Do List:

Finish Raggedy Edge Quilt

Hand Towels for Kitchen (Novy's Pattern)

Overlock around covers for change mat

Softie for an expectant friend (pattern still to be decided)

Paper doll canvases for Elizabeths room

Friday, 6 July 2007

Another year older but just another day really

I used to get so excited about my birthday when I was younger, it pretty much always coincided with The Show, the highlight of the Alice Springs social calender (along with the Camel Cup, sad I know, but thats another story) so I was always stoked to have a new outfit to wear to it and my birthday money to be able to spend on anything I wanted.... which funnily enough was generally something craft related (not much of a rides girl)

But as each year passes a little bit more of the excitment fades and is replaced with the reality of adulthood. Now I dont mean to whinge but when you spend most of the day alone (or in the company of a teething 21 month old and a hungry 4 week old) it really doesn't feel like anything special.

The high and low lights of my day:
4.00am Woke up to Connor crying
5.05am - Elizabeth wakes up wanting to be fed
6.30am - Wake up to the sound of Elizabeth vomiting in the bed beside me followed quickly by the disgusting feeling of it running down my back
7.00am - Connor wakes up... Lots of cuddles and kisses, we open my pressies. big ooohs and ahhhs over the lovely gifts I recieve. Even connor joined in with the oohs and ahhs.
10.30am - Arrive at shopping centre, no carparks to be found (forgot it was the first day of the toy sales) some rude women takes the carpark that I had been sitting waiting 2 mins to get into.
4.00pm - A good friend arrives with her son to keep me company for the afternoon/ evening
7.00pm - Aaron arrives home just as we are ordering dinner (fabulous surprise as I didn't expect him home until 10.30)
Midnight - Bedtime

Not the most exciting if birthdays but definately one of the longest I have had in a while.

So now its over and behind me, next year will be my 30th and I'm planning on having a party so at least thats something to look forward to!!!!

Also, during the course of the day I did recieve some lovely phone calls and text messages from my family and friends which did make me feel all warm and fuzzy and loved and for this I thank them all.

And thanks to Elizabeth throwing up on me in bed it will definately be a birthday I wont forget in a hurry.

I edited this post after rereading it the next morning and deciding it was incredibly depressing and negative and thats not the way I want to remember my birthday.

Tuesday, 3 July 2007

WIP - Raggedy Edge Quilt

Front and back squares all cut out (YAY!) Still have to cut out wadding, rule lines across squares and pin it all together before we start on step two.

A rough layout of what I would like the quilt to look like at the end, Hopefully it should be cot sized.
A close up of the material I have chosen for the qulit, as well as the material for the back of the quilt.