Wednesday, 22 August 2007

In the MOOD for cupcakes

I made some cupcakes today for a friends birthday (practicing for Connor's birthday in October) using the recipe in Heids blog.

After icing them I decided they were a bit plain, I'm a bit lacking in the sprinkle department at the moment so I decided I would put faces on them instead. But not just smiley happy faces, I decided to make mood cupcakes, so you can now have a cupcake to match your mood, whether your happy, sad, confused or surprised there is a cupcake for you... (yes I am going insane, I think I need to get out more LOL.)
Connor felt a bit left out that I had made a dress for Izy and nothing for him recently, so he decided to share her dress instead. Over the top of his pyjamas naturally. I'm still yet to get a photo of her in it LOL.

Friday, 17 August 2007

Flash Back Fridays

This weeks theme for FBF is a group photo, so I have taken mine from a couple of my birthday parties.

This is my 1st Birthday, mum made me an Elephant cake (sorry the photo is so dark)

Me at my 3rd Birthday party

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Sunday, 12 August 2007

Quilt for a new baby boy

One of my good friends had her baby on thursday (a week early) a little boy they named Hayden, weighing 8lb 14oz.

I wanted to give them something special that they didn't already have (2nd child) and found this lovely "Pooh Bear" panel at SL the other day. You cant see it in the photos but I stitched around all the characters, and Embroidered his name onto the front, and then found this lovely starry material for the backing.
I was hoping it would be a little more puffy where I sewed around the characters but as I had to use a cotton wadding (the whole thing is 100% cotton materials as her oldest suffers from excema and has been told this one probably will too) it didn't really puff up.
Overall I'm really happy with it and it was received with great appreciation, so I guess thats all that matters really.

Friday, 10 August 2007

Flash Back Fridays

The theme of this weeks FBF is fancy dress, after looking through my album, I have found that the pickings are pretty slim for these photos, but I did manage to find a couple.

My appologies to my brother for yet another photo with him in it but it appears that he has managed to get his mug into about 90% of the photos in my album...

Does this count as fancy dress/dress up's??? either way its a mighty big cardi of my dad's that we have got on.
Playing dress up's at kindy with one of my friends,thats me in the purple number, (on the phone as usual)
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Wednesday, 8 August 2007

WIP and a new craft

Ahhhhh, finally I have gotten back behind my sewing machine, and doesn't it feel good to be doing something other than housework for once.

So.... while the kids were napping yesterday I made up this dress for Izy that I had cut out last week, I made it in the smallest size just to get an indication of what size she might be for summer (and it will definately be the next one up) still have to do buttons and button holes (or maybe snaps if I can find buttons to cover them up)

I have also been making a pair of matching panties to go underneath from the pattern that Sahra sent me, but they are too big so will need some modification.
On the weekend I went to the Wagga CraftAlive fair and picked up this Lace Dying kit.
From which I dyed this cute little motif.
I think it looks really cute sewn onto a plain white top for Izy.

Friday, 3 August 2007

Flash Back Fridays

Well its Friday again so time for another Flashback into pre 1985.

Sometime in 1978, probably about September. Off to a birthday party with my brother (my very first party) and another shocking pair of overalls (sorry mum but they really are) and check out those stripey socks!!!!! this one is especially for Michelle (lucky for you his dress sense has improved over the years)

And one of me in my own interesting outfit (I guess it was the 70's) sometime late 1979.
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Wednesday, 1 August 2007

3rd Wedding Anniversary

3 years ago today I married the love of my life. So I thought i'd pop some photos up to celebrate the day.