Friday, December 26, 2008

so this is christmas

Well christmas for another year has been and gone, we opened gifts, ate yummy food opened more gifts had a few swims and ate more food hehe.

All the gifts i made were received well

and the kids of course got heaps of toys and books and games.

Byron would like to thank Grandma and Pa for the aircraft carrier, megan and family for the key board.
Ainsley would like to thank Grandma and Pa for their share in the dolls house and Megan and family for the puppet theatre.
heres a few pics.

Byron is with the dolls house to show how tall it is.

so i hope you all had a great christmas and a happy new year to come

from all of us here.

Monday, December 15, 2008

secret santa gift

i have 2 sectret santa gifts to do this year one for work and one for play group.

the one for work is for an eccentric yet classy 20 year old who has just finished his 1st year of uni i was a tad stumped for a while until i met a friend in the local op shop after she had spent some time on (please do not go to that site if you don't have time , it is very addictive)

My friend was buying records to make bowls out of.

Bingo the perfect present.

so i made the bowl out of a Burt Bacharach album and added a few bits and pieces of yum.

the second for a lovely lady at play group she is getting a teacup pin cushion and a little tote bag.

pin cushion is done just need to make the bag so best go start as the party is tomorrow

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Some gifts to cross of the list

I have made for a couple of teachers chocolate christmas tree's

the photo doesn't show them too well but they do look good irl.

i have also made a placemat and tablerunner for a friend.
they look good on my outside table with the candle so i think to finish off the set i will get some candles to go with it

i have just finished these pin cushions for mil and gmil

I am really pleased at how they turned out and how easy they were aswell

Tuesday, December 9, 2008


I made these a while ago but wanted to show some one.

The fabric the letter is made out of is also the reverse side of the cape.

i must say Ainsley's is my favourite because i love the dragon fabric so much

Thursday, December 4, 2008

christmas outfit

This is the out fit i have made for Ainsley.
I just love this fabric it is so pretty.
I remembered i needed to make this for friday's christmas party last night so i was up pretty late.

I am planning a few more of these skirts now slightly longer.
I will try for some action photo's on friday

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Happy Birthday Ainsley

It was Ainsley's birthday last weekend.

So what does a 3 year old girl need?
A Dora bike

A chocolate mousse cake covered with in the night garden characters

A gathering at the park with your boyfriend who was celebrating his birthday in the same week
to enjoy a sausage sizzle and donuts for a cake at the park the next day.

Christmas faux quilts

i am calling these quilts even though there is no quilting at all.
it is 2 pieces of fabric and some batting but don't know what the technical name should be so faux quilts for now hehe.
i have made these for my kids as they get up very early ever morning and like to sit on the lounge under a blanket.
so i couldnt resist the christmas fabric and thought these would be great to grow out of and then become wall hanging eventually for them both.

byron got blue santa's with fantastic nutcrackers (this is my favourite fabric at the moment) on the reverse side.

Ainsley got a brilliant coloured
Santa with baubles on the reverse.

Friday, November 7, 2008

The wedding

We have just spent a week on the gold coast for kens sister wedding.

Our kids where 2 of 4 kids in the bridal party.

The report back was that all 4 kids behaved well whilst getting ready, then all did their part perfectly followed by enjoying themselves at the reception

after the wedding we spent a week in woolgoolga near coffs harbour with my parents.
the kids enjoyed them selves doing all the touristy things you just have to do.

I will hopefully fix those photo's when i get my copies they are a bit small sorry

Saturday, October 11, 2008

A Bag for Tom Tom

My sister called me tonight and asked if i could make her a bag for her Tom Tom (think Navigation system).

She wanted something that she can slip it into and put in her bag so it was protected.

this is what i came up with.

I made it with a strap that snaps open so she can put it around her wrist or strap it to her handbag, so it doesnt fall to the bottom of her bag.--i think i need one for my phone.
oh may have to make one for my camera.

The new look

Ok so Byron has been asking since he was 2 for an Earring.

During an outing with friends we found ourselves in the chemist having it done.

So yes he finally has his Earirng (sorry i am corrected) "stud".

He was really good about it, after being asked "are you sure" about 6 times.
He just sat there and had it done without a flitch..... you could tell it hurt at 1st but he wasnt letting on hehe.

He did have to sit down after going a bit pale so sat in the trolley and had a drink whilst we continued shopping.

Dad was a tad shocked understandably i mean it's not every day your 6 year old comes home from shopping and a movie and shows you a freshly made hole in their ear.

i think that byron is happy about the decision and if down the track he decides he doesnt want it any more then he can not wear the 'stud'.

I need to take a better photo but this is the one taken that night in bed.

so he was rather tired and a bit anxious about lying on it.

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

lets start the show and tell

Whilst enjoying a new found hobby 'Blog surfing' I discovered a very talented lady's blog
Whilst perusing the blog i found a fabric Cubby house that goes on your dining table so i looked from the computer screen to the dining table covered in sheets and towels and then back to the computer screen.
On goes the light bulb and away turn the little cogs in my head, my mind quickly heads to the large bag of fabric i was 'given' to by a friend, thanks Anne.
Most of the fabric is thermal lined curtaining which was sitting patiently waiting for a job to do.

So i went to the scrap bag and got what i needed.
This was done with the help of Byron my eager 6 year old son.
of course at 6 you think that anything is possible so the Cubby needed flowers and fairies and a mail box and butterflies and bees and mushrooms oh and a pond with a duck and upon finding cherry fabric it needed an orchard. this is where i needed to assure him that the Cubby was going over only one table.

So the final product doesn't have all that but most of it.

I have however decided that i will do the other side and will be adding a bird bath instead of a pond, this was the compromise i also need to add a spiders web of course.

Here i sit

awaiting something witty or even exciting to write in this the 1st post of my new blog and i apologise but this is it.
i am creating this blog to share my sewing, kids ,life with my on line friends and acquaintances.
i love a chat so please leave a comment if you like.
i am looking forward to being inspired to sew more, craft more, cook more, in general create more,take more photo's(this i am really slack with) of my kids my day my life.

I am aware that the photo in my Header is out dated but it's so darn cute.
header has been changed this is the orginal

so here are some newer ones

Byron on his new bike Ainsley in the trailer on the back of my bike