Friday, July 31, 2009

New Fabric and Sweet Smiles!

Some Green and Orange Park Slope to make cushions for my lounge room, The kiwi dumb dots will probably get used for this too, The garden pindot in cherry, just because. The Wonderland layer cake is for a quilt for my bed! All purchased with fantastic service from the Twiddletails Store, Her blog is here too!

And a pic of Jocie at 7.5 mths, She was so excited, she was commando crawling trying to get a hold of my camera lol!

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Not a lot of sewing going on....

Between school holidays and a huge list of home improvements that need to be done, there hasn't been a lot of sewing going on at all! I have managed to sandwich the green and brown quilt, and I started quilting it, but not enough to bother showing yet.

I also spent a lovely hour with the two biggest girls, Charlotte and Imogene, making these cute little felt brooches that Charlie got as a kit for her birthday.

This dresser was once owned by my Great Grandmother, It lived in her bathroom apparently!, Anyway it has been mine for the last 21 years (ish), and hadn't been repainted in that time, I didn't think to take a "before", but it was an off white, creamy colour, with bright red round handles, It looked like it hadn't been painted in more like 50 years, it really was in a state. So over the last couple of months, Mark and I have been stripping paint, sanding, and applying undercoat, Finally this weekend we managed to get the two coats of top coat on, and screw in some new handles. I think it turned out O.K and I'm looking forward to being able to put it back into use, this time round it will hold the kids boardgames, colouring in stuff, and wrapping paper etc. (In other words, desperately needed storage!)

Last weekend, we finished putting the light fittings in, This awesome bright orange pendant, now hangs over my dining table!!! So much prettier then the bare bulb we have been used to for the last 3 years!! The wall that you can see behind it will be painted green some time soon too, I can't wait!

Hopefully I will get back into the swing of posting and crafting, once school goes back, till then I hope everyone reading this had a great weekend!! Let me know what you got up to........ I love reading comments!

Monday, July 13, 2009

Bits and Pieces

Charlotte's Quilt, Coming together slowly, I have made sooooooo many mistakes on this quilt, all of them to do with seam allowance. But it will still look O.k.

My Hexy Blanky, is coming along too. I am really loving the colours in this (blue, pink, green and white, the photo's not great!)

I started making Laura a twirly skirt and jacket, before winter, Last year, and as you can imagine, there was no way it would of fit her this year!, so a bit of cutting here, a bit of sewing there, and Voila! a warm winter dress!

I used bias binding around the neckline and in the armholes, and added a cord Yo-yo to the front, actually the whole dress is nice fine cord from spotlight. Most importantly Laura absolutely loves it!! She nagged me the whole time I was sewing, because she wanted to wear it and do "ballet" lol!


On Saturday our eldest girl, Charlotte turned 8........ Not quite sure how that happened, surely it was only yesterday that she was tiny little newborn..........

I didn't make anything for her this year, but I did get her the most gorgeous dog softie from Amy at Badskirt! His name is Mercs, and as you can see Charlie is already in love!

The cake was really last minute, as I couldn't decide whether to make one or buy one.
This is a Triple Chocolate, brownie fudge cake, with Milk chocolate ganache, and Triple chocolate biscuit topping..... I served it with whipped cream, and it was delicious!!! (Thanks to "Betty Crocker"!)

Charlotte had a wonderful day, and as she says, She will be nine next year, eek!!