Friday, December 25, 2009

Merry Christmas!!

From my Family to yours, Merry Christmas!!
It has been hectic, in the most fantastic way, best Christmas EVER!!
Despite the fact that this is the only photo that isn't too blurry to look at, of any or all of the girls, and it was taken on Christmas Eve lol!.

See? totally hectic!!
Things have been too much around here this last week or so, but I will be back in a few days to do a proper post with actual craft type things, even if they aren't all my own ; )
 Drive safely and have a wonderful weekend!

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

I made this......

Mini table top ironing board, it is around 16" square, and is made from MDF, with a layer each of aluminium foil, ironing board felt, and topped off with some cotton drill from my stash.

Another Phone case, This one is Mark's. Black linen inside and out and velcro instead of button closure.

A coin purse for me, whipped up really quickly.

Another Handbag for me, this time the Small Satchel  from Keyka Lou, I used Grey linen for the outer and a bright green polka dot for the lining.

Stuffed full of my other Keyka Lou accessories!

Pinwheels for Imee's quilt are coming along nicely, I've started joining them together now.

And a "Anda" dress for me! It was quick and really easy, I can see a few more of these in different fabrics, getting made before the summer is out!

My new profile pic, I thought I'd pop it in here too. I'm pretty sure this is the only photo I have with me and all   the kidlets, grubby bunch, love 'em to bits!

Monday, December 14, 2009

Christmas Tree, oh Christmas Tree....

Christmas wouldn't be the same without our tree. So many memories, in these ornaments....

One Christmas in the very late 80's, my Nan made this, My cousin got one too, Not sure if she still has hers, but I love my Peg Doll ornament, and it makes me feel like a little piece of Nanna and Poppa are celebrating right along side us!

My wonderful Mum gave me this angel, for my first Christmas after I moved out.

This beautiful lady, was another gift from my Mum, a few years back, my cheap and nasty tree was looking, well nasty, I was pretty upset about it. This ornament and some paper crafts with the kids gave me back my Christmas spirit that year!

Our 1st Christmas, another gift from my Mum! I love these guys!

Charlotte's Ornament , Which was actually purchased for her 2nd Christmas, because I was too broke for her 1st, I had the guy engrave "2001" anyway!

Imogene's Ornament, She adores her Booty, and is so careful with it each year.

Laura's, from 2006. She thinks the Teddy looks funny!

An Angel for our Abigail May, My 4th daughter, At the top of the tree, closest to the stars, One of only a handful of things that were her's. 2007 was a hard year.


Jocelyn's 2008 Ornament, I Loved the idea of sleep when I bought this one!

and Last but not least, Charlotte made this last year, I really love it!

The Baubles have come off already, Miss Jocie was playing with one, and popped the whole thing in her mouth!! Luckily she spat it straight out, then Mark held her while I quickly stripped the tree of the rest of them, Hopefully the year after next, we will be able to put things down low again and put the baubles on!

I'm almost finished my Christmas Shopping, but I still have to wrap everything, eek!
How are your Christmas preps going? Do you have special ornaments?

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Miss Jocie is One!!

It was Miss Jocie's first birthday yesterday! Here she is pleased as punch, covered in Vegemite in her p'j's, and yep her present is wrapped in Christmas paper!!

She got this trike, it is supposed to grow with her till she is 3 or so, I hope so!! It has one of those parent's handles at the back, hoping to use it on our walks/bike rides. (excuse the mess in the background, that you probably didn't notice until I pointed out!)

I decided at 5pm the day before that the trike wasn't "enough". So I stayed up until 11:30 or so sewing up this dress and a pair of matching bloomers, Despite her face in this photo she really did love her dress! She was a bit worn out at this stage! The dress is the "flower girl dress" from Weekend Sewing, The bloomers were the "ruby bloomers" from the same book. The dress has a lot of modifications to make it wearable.

She was a little wary of the flame!

But didn't hesitate at all to chow down on her mud cake!

I have a feeling that she really liked it!
And yep, it was store  bought, unfortunately we have had a bug doing the rounds, so we didn't have as much fun as we normally would have. I would have done a post on how much I love her, and how special she is too us, and how much I enjoy watching her grow and change, but I'm in tears just thinking about it.
Needless to say, Jocie my darling you are loved!

Monday, December 7, 2009

Babies and a Bag.....

Aren't they adorable? No official names yet, but leaning towards Queenie for the green, and Caspian for the grey. They are approx 12 weeks old, and the girls adore them! Jocie was making kissing noises at them earlier!! I must admit, I never thought I would turn to mush over a pair of Budgies, but mush I am!!

And the Bag, another Keyka lou, this time the "Charm School Handbag" I used the leftovers from Charlotte's dress and a green cotton lining. I love it, though there is a couple of mistakes, the pleats on the bottom on one side do not line up, and the handle openings are a mess, but most definitely usable!

And here is the lovable Miss Jocie, Midway through my attempt at getting a photo of my bag for the blog, she came and swiped it, then ran off!, cheeky thing!
I hope you all had a great weekend!

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

What's Hot & Not

Early December 2008~ Three Cheeky Monkeys!

  • My new DIY itty bitty ironing board.(pics coming)
  • Shirring, (yep Im banging on about it again) 
  • My little big brother's 18th on friday (WOW!!) I remember the night he was born so clearly! (I got my toe jammed in the car door on the way to the babysitters! lol)  So Happy Birthday Jackson!!
  • The start of summer, the start of the christmas season, the countdown to the end of the year!

  • My ulcerous mouth, it hurts. I really really need to boost my immune system.
  • Having to wait another week to put the Christmas tree up, A certain someone needs to turn 1 first!
More of What's Hot & Not over at Loobylu!