Sunday, December 6, 2009
Sunday, November 22, 2009
I couldn't have gone to Europe without stopping at one of these markets. We went to the Saarlious one and BOY did Mollie and I have fun!! Mollie wanted to buy all the expensive fabric LOL but in the end she decided on a couple metres of some yellow spotted cotton and some pink babushka fabric. I bought some drill, cotton, a little knit and a magazine. Everyone was so nice to us, and even tried to talk English to me. It was a blast!!
Here is the family going down the stairs from the Abbey.
Below is the photo I took on our way out to the Island.
Tuesday, November 17, 2009
Sunday, November 15, 2009
And after about 4 hours of making
Dave, the kids and I went to England and Europe for 7 weeks..and it was fanastic!!
So between holiday planning, sewing for the holiday and filling toy orders for Spiral Garden, blogging was pushed way back on the 'to do' list.
But boy...do I have some sewing creations, holiday photos to share now!!
I seriously have some time to make up to you all..my followers.
We bought a laptop to take away with us and all the photos are on it...so when Dave finally gets out of bed...I mean 'come on' it is 4.45am here, where is he LOL, he will connect the laptop to the internet and I upload some photos.
BTW, if you are wondering why I am blogging so early in the morning.. JETLAG!
Horrid thing that Iwish would go away.
Wednesday, April 15, 2009
I hand dyed some Stella knit, sewed up a t shirt each and then made a photo transfer and ironed it on.
Lucas and Mollie absolutley LOVE them, they wear them every chance they can.
And IRL the photos are straight, not sure what happened in the photo!
I dyed each piece and then slowly, slowly sewed it all up.
It is lovely and bright......maybe just the thing for our overseas holiday at the end of the year, no chance of losing Mollie lol!!
And it is very twirly!!
Saturday, April 4, 2009
I needed something that fitted my big head and hair, with good sun protection.
So the pattern was the Amy Butler, Blue Sky Hat.
Very easy to make and sits comfortable on my head.
Added bonus, the kids will always be able to see me
I used quilting fabric for the top and hand dyed some matching blue lawn for the lining.
And of course Mollie wanted a go!
I am really happy with it!
Wednesday, April 1, 2009
Sunday, March 29, 2009
I chose to make the underdress and it came out really well.
And it has a great twirl!
The back....I think she just pulled it as it is sitting funny in the photo.
Will move the button in a bit.
It really wasn't that hard and i should make another one up soon just so i remember it.
Maybe for a certain 2yr old niece down south maybe!
Anyway, here is the front
Now I don't hear "Mama can i play on he computer"
I hear "Mama, can i go and drive the lawn mower"
He hooks the trailor on, puts Mollie in and they race around the orchard.
He is not ready to mow yet....the blade spinning around is putting us off but for now they are having fun doing this!
Here they are packed and ready to go!
And of course...one for Mollie!!
Front and Back
They are made of cotton drill and hand dyed my me.
The colours are bright and cheerful in real life!
Monday, March 16, 2009
Sorry everyone, I didn't realise it has been this long since I added to my blog.
Life has been busy with holiday preparations - Europe holiday coming up HOORAY!!
Orders and swap gifts
Bird sitting for friends
And pet worries - which have been sorted now!
Will be back with some photos of my new creations....just finished an order for two rainbow skirts and one for Mollie of course so pics soon.
I will be back I PROMISE!!
Sunday, February 15, 2009
It is a large area which has their kennels, food bowls and toys.
We didn't like tying them up but when little friends come for a visit, we need an area where they will be happy and away from everyone. Odie being a puppy and still very much in the training stage gets so excited when friends come over but he is getting to big for Mollies little friends.
Anyway, they have been in there 3 times and all seems OK. Monty can escape so when Dave returns he will need to do a few design modifications.
And also they are an absolute pain when I am trying to garden too, this will keep them contained for me.....they LOVE eating the chook poo.....ewwwww!!!
Thursday, February 12, 2009
Made from STELLA cotton from CM shop
By the time that was finished, we decided a swim in the creek was in order, many hours later it was dinner time.
I decided to call our Friday a 'Natural Learning' day. I feel there will be many of these days in the future!!
Friday, February 6, 2009
A BIG NO NO on tables and benches.....do you think we will ever train him???
Turning the tap on has him jumping pretty quick now.....we will just continue that.
Our water tank and after two days it is filled.
Lucas has been busy today filling anything that will hold water and the amount we all drinking is unreal. We might now save on the juice bills.
I will get back to you on how many litres it is....isn't that terrible that I don't know that. This has been entirely Daves project, except I found its location!
We bought it for a water supply in case of cyclones.