Tuesday, 11 November 2008

EBDSQ2 Received

This little quilt arrived in the mail for Elizabeth weeks ago but I had to resist opening it until Friday, but it was well worth the wait. I'm in love with the colours and all the little stitching detail is just wonderful, oh and Elizabeth thinks its pretty special too lol!!!! Felton and Snowey all tucked in.
It goes really well with her Raggedy Edge quilt

Monday, 3 November 2008

New Babies and their presents

Last week I went to Wagga to see a couple of new babies that were born in the previous weeks.

Before heading down there I finished off the quilt I had been making (well actually I had to finish sewing down the binding after I arrived)

And whipped up this little nappy wallet based on the "Trolley Monster" wallet that I bought earlier this year.

Christmas list

No... not my christmas wish list.

In following Kylies lead I'm posting the list of the hand made items that i'm aspiring to get finished before christmas.

Pencil rolls
Felt food
Hopscotch Mat
Ballerina Bag
Fabric garage/ House x3
Felt board and characters
Aprons x4
Kids Aprons and teatowels x2

I'm sure there are a few more things but I cant for the life of me think what they are right now,

I'm also planning on making the kids a couple of pairs of summer pj's each, plus a couple of outfits suitable for Connor to wear to Kindy next year.

EBDSQ2 Sneak Peek

My quilt is on it way to its new home, so I thought I'd post a couple of sneak peeks before the big reveal on the 7th.

Sunday, 13 July 2008

While the cats away!!!!!

With the boys away I've had a bit of spare time to get some sewing done.

Finished the squares for the couch quilt, now I need to choose the sashings, border and backing fabric.

A pair of pants for Izy that have been sitting on my sewing table for a month, I love the contrasting cotton on the hems and false fly.
And a new bag to take away with me next week, its not quite as big as I'd hoped and I don't normally like bags that cross over my body but I thought it would probably be best for keeping my hands free to control two kids in the airport.
I decided to do a bit of fancy stitching detail for something different. Its growing on me!!!!!

Sunday, 6 July 2008

I turned 30 yesterday!!!!!

And to celebrate this milestone I decided to have a party........ 1920's style.

Finding costumes for Aaron and myself was easy (I just went to the local costume shop and pulled a few pieces out of our wardrobe) but dressing the kids proved a little more difficult, so what is a sewing mumma to do???

Make her own of course!

My mum had some material left over from making my bridesmaids dresses a few years ago so I got her to send some down to make Izy's dress, added some frill and wah-la

My gorgeous little flapper

Her toddler waddle made the frills swish, too cute!

And finding a black long sleeve shirt for Connor proved impossible, luckily I stumbled upon a white pumpkin patch shirt at the op shop which I dyed black. Then I just sewed some white cotton onto the shirt to make it look like he was wearing suspenders. I think he looks quite dapper all dressed up. (the moustache wore off during the night though)

And speaking of dapper.... I think my hubby looks pretty spunky too.
I'm not sure about the hat, I think she looks more like a cow girl now
And just because I loved this photo of me and my girl

Sunday, 22 June 2008

Izy's Birthday Party

Izy's birthday was a couple of weekends ago now but it's taken me this long to find time to sit down at the computer and download the photos from her party, she had a great time and ended up covered in pink and yellow icing and dirt (great combination)

I was thrilled with how the cake turned out, and there was only about one piece left at the end so I guess everyone else liked it too

Including Izy, who thought it was wonderful to be able to walk around with a big piece of cake in her hand

Saturday, 7 June 2008

My Baby Girl is turning 1

I cant believe a year ago today my baby girl came into the world, I swear she was the most beautiful thing I have every seen in my life (not that I'm biased or anything) and I was smitten from the word go. How could I ever resist such an angelic face.
She is such a smiley happy little thing (most of the time) and at six months was happiest when she could be in her jumper and see everything that was going on.
And now at One she is confidently walking, well running actually, everywhere and getting into mischief (mostly lead by Connor but thats another story)
But still as beautiful as ever, Happy Birthday gorgeous girl, I love you so much.

Wednesday, 4 June 2008

Noah and his Friends

This is the latest quilt I am working on, I saw it and absolutely loved it, It is going to take me a while cause it is all hand blanket stitched around the applique, but great to curl up with in front of the TV at night. When it is finished it will either be a wall hanging for Elizabeth's room, or a single bed cover if she is in a bed by that stage.

Sunday, 25 May 2008

Funky Pants

I made the kids some funky cord pants this week, so I thought I'd get some pics before we went out yesterday. Izy looks so grown up sitting on the swing unaided. I cant believe she turns 1 in just 2 weeks.

Monday, 19 May 2008

Kogler Look-alike Meter

MyHeritage: Family tree - Genealogy - Celeb - Collage - Morph

Kogler Look-alike Meter

MyHeritage: Family tree - Genealogy - Celeb - Collage - Morph

Beanie from Kylie

Kylie has been making quite a few beanies recently and Connor and myself were a couple of the lucky recipients, I'm still yet to get a photo of mine on but here is a pic of the one she made for Connor, it is beautifully made and fits perfectly (Aaron couldn't believe at first that it wasn't store bought)
Thanks again Kylie.

Birthday Presents

My niece turned 4 earlier this month and I had no idea what to give her (I haven't seen her since about October last year) so I thought dressups were the best way to go.
I made her a couple of these very simple no sew tutus (and bought some gorgeous little fairy wings to go with it) and also made her a couple of princess capes (which I forgot to get a photo of, and bought a little tiara to complete the outfit)

Hopefully I can get a pic of her all dressed up to pop on here at a later date.

Wednesday, 7 May 2008

Family Pics

Completely unrelated to sewing but I picked these photos up yesterday and thought I would share them, they are the first family photos we have had done, I'm really happy with how they turned out.

Tuesday, 6 May 2008

A bit of sewing at last

With the weather turning cold here after Anzac day I thought I had better get the kids PJ's that I cut out a few weeks ago finished, I still have one more top to applique for Connor and I'm slowly getting photos of all of them as the kids wear them, but here are a couple so you can get the general idea. (Connor has started pulling this scrunched up, eyes shut face everytime you tell him to smile at the camera now)

Also a gorgeous pic of Elizabeth walking, she walks more than she crawls now (after 3 weeks of practice) but amazingly as soon as I get the camera out she drops down and crawls to me so getting an action shot has been difficult (thats also an apology for the atrocious photos LOL)
And finally, a picture of the finished quilt I made for Breanna's Birthday (which was actually in January) It is only the second time I have attempted quilting (the first being a cot sized raggedy edge quilt) and being single bed size it was quite a challenge for me, but I'm happy with how it turned out (wonky seams and all) but more importantly, Breanna loves it and it was finished just in time for the cold weather to arrive.

Thursday, 17 April 2008

Ingrid Means

What Ingrid Means
You tend to be pretty tightly wound. It's easy to get you excited... which can be a good or bad thing.
You have a lot of enthusiasm, but it fades rather quickly. You don't stick with any one thing for very long.
You have the drive to accomplish a lot in a short amount of time. Your biggest problem is making sure you finish the projects you start.

You are very intuitive and wise. You understand the world better than most people.
You also have a very active imagination. You often get carried away with your thoughts.
You are prone to a little paranoia and jealousy. You sometimes go overboard in interpreting signals.

You are deeply philosophical and thoughtful. You tend to analyze every aspect of your life.
You are intuitive, brilliant, and quite introverted. You value your time alone.
Often times, you are grumpy with other people. You don't appreciate them trying to interfere in your affairs.

You are wild, crazy, and a huge rebel. You're always up to something.
You have a ton of energy, and most people can't handle you. You're very intense.
You definitely are a handful, and you're likely to get in trouble. But your kind of trouble is a lot of fun.

You are balanced, orderly, and organized. You like your ducks in a row.
You are powerful and competent, especially in the workplace.
People can see you as stubborn and headstrong. You definitely have a dominant personality.

Tuesday, 11 March 2008

Milk bibs

Miss Elizabeth is a very messy drinker when it comes to her bottle, I dont know whether she tries to drink it too fast or what but it ends up running out the sides of her mouth and all over her, generally soaking the top of whatever outfit she happens to have on.

So..... to combat this I made her some bibs, cotton on one side and plastic on the other with a middle of towelling to help soak it up, so far so good, it has kept her dry each time I have put one on her, I have made 5 all up, might have to make some more to keep up with her though.
Only 3 pictured here though as she is currently wearing one and the other one is in the wash.