Monday, 21 January 2008


Excuse the lolly in Connors mouth but they had just finished with the Pinata and this was about the only time he stood still all afternoon to have his photo taken (minus hat, sword and eye patch unfortunately)
Doesn't Izy just look adorable dressed up as piglet, she didn't really like the nose much but kept it on long enough to have her photo taken and make an entrance at the party.
And I went as a hippy/flower child, wearing a dress that my mum made for herself to wear for her 1st wedding anniversary in 1974 (before I was even born) Its full length with big bell sleeves that have bright pink inserts.
Hubby went as a hawaiin girl wearing a grass skirt and coconut shell bra (but I dont have a photo I can put on here!!!!)

Thursday, 17 January 2008

WIP Wednesday & some finished projects

I made this little reversable pinafore for Elizabeth a few weeks ago but didn't get a photo until recently, this is her bee dress, connor loves the little bees on the white material and makes a buzzing sound everytime she wears it. (and isn't she such a poser)
This is the pirate costume I am making for Connor to wear to a dress up birthday party this weekend, the plain tshirt and pants were bought from Big W and the hat and sword (not pictured) from the warehouse, I picked up the stripey material and the black material for the sash from the bargain bins at SL and had the vest pattern already in my stash from an op shop visit. I still have to make him an eye patch from felt that I got this morning but other than that I think its done, cant wait to see him dressed up in it.
And finally, the quilt I am working on for the birthday girl, I got the pattern from the February issue of Better Homes & Gardens, it is my first ever quilt (appart from the raggedy edge quilt I made for Elizabeths quilt last year in the sew along) and has been pretty straight forward up to this point, I have been getting some tips from the lovely ladies on the sewing thread at EB on sandwiching etc and now am up to the part where I have to mark it up for the actual quilting. I am hoping to have it finished by Sunday for the party but I guess that depends on how my machine quilting goes LOL.
A close up of the Butterfly applique.
Sorry for the dark photos but I can only lay it out at night after the kids have gone to bed or they start walking and crawling all over it.

Tuesday, 8 January 2008

Summer Fun

Since I don't have anything sewing related to put on my blog this week I thought I would post a picture of my two beautiful babies (who are growing up so fast) Izy has started crawling and pulling herself up on things, and as of new years day she is now eating solids everyday (twice a day actually)
We have had a string of quite hot days here recently, which means you can almost guarentee that the icecream van will make an appearance at some stage. Connor loved eating the icecream bought from the man in the singing van. And.... surprisingly this was as messy as he got (I stripped him down just incase but I need not have worried)
Now that all the Christmas excitement is over and all the visitors have gone home (we really enjoyed having them here but I didn't have a chance to do any sewing) I'm looking forward to getting my sewjo back and getting some sewing and crafting done. Now I just have to decide what I want to make.