Sunday, February 15, 2009

Dog yard.

After much took months actually to decide, last Monday Dave and with help? from myself and the kids, build a dog yard in the corner of the orchard.
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!!!

My Japanese Doll

Another new design. My Japanese Doll.
She is made from tricot, wool fleece and has cotton clothing.
Here dress is in a Kimono style with soft cord pants.
Lovely to hold and cuddle!

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Shirt for Lucas

This shirt pattern from OTTOBRE is perfect for Lucas. He doesn't like brand names, or aggressive pictures so a mix up of colours is a great solution. I have made 4 of these shirts now and he likes choosing these everytime.
Made from STELLA cotton from CM shop

Last friday - homeschooling day

It all started with an idea for Lucas to build his very own crane. Dave got involved and 2 hours later here is the CRANE!

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

And finally a LAGUNA!

I have had this cut out for three months. A very twirly circle skirt from Fabenmix.

An action shot!

Ginger Blossom!!

I LOVE this fabric..I just HAD to buy it!
I am so thankful of my understanding husband.

I bought this from Catherines Place. Lots of yummy crafty stuff there.

Hmmm..... yes..... well!!

I was trying to cut out patterns and Finley thought he would help.
A BIG NO NO on tables and you think we will ever train him???
Turning the tap on has him jumping pretty quick now.....we will just continue that.
Cute hey!

African Beauty

My newest creation.
I had a ball making her. She is made of tricot, wool fleece and cotton. She even has tiny little plaits with beads on the end.
Mollie has claimed her of course. I have a couple more in the design stage.


I was getting really concerned about whether Mollie would ever get used to our new puppy, BUT finely she has.

Our NEWEST addition

And NO it isn't more pets !!!
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.