...nothing like leaving things until the last minute...
Thursday, September 30, 2010
...nothing like leaving things until the last minute...
Tuesday saw me dosed up on antihistamines, and braving the elements to take the kids (and my hubby) to the Royal Perth Show...what a great day we had!
We rode on lots of rides, patted piglets, ate pluto pups, watched dogs dancing, and walked and walked and walked! It was a totally different show experience without Riley there...we spent lots less time waiting in line for rides, and much more time looking at animals and such.
I didn't take a lot of photos...FAR too much to do (and a bit tricky between nose blows LOL) ...but I thought these displays were so clever.
Monday, September 27, 2010
A charm pack of the very same fabrics I wished for in my last post! Had it been fat quarters, I probably would have stuck to my budget and left them there...but a charm pack? Very affordable :) I have no idea what I'll make with it yet, but right now I am happy just looking.
Monday is baking day around here, and I tried out some new recipes from this great library find...
Friday, September 24, 2010
If I had some money...here's what I'd buy...
I never seem to tire of the red/aqua/olive/pink combo...
...and this one for my littlest girl...
All images courtesy of http://www.fatquartershop.com/ where, if you have some money...you can buy!
It's the last day of school term here, and we are about to embark on a new adventure...
...sewing lessons! Lydia has been wanting to learn to sew for a while, so we figure that holidays are the perfect opportunity. She had a first test run last night, and zipped up a rather cute little bag for herself...it's just waiting on some handles. I have no idea what will be next...any ideas?
Dropped my boy at the airport this morning...
...proudly wearing his West Australian State colours, all ready for a big adventure in Adelaide at the National Trampolining Championships. What I would give to be flying out with him right now... :(
Happy mail in my letter box...
...Old Perth Road markets are on again this Sunday, and Tomorrows Memories will be open! What could be nicer than scrapping your Sunday away in the TM's classroom (for free!), with the occasional break to pop out and peruse the markets? Not much, I'm thinking. Bookings are essential, so give the shop a call on 92792183 to book your spot.
Thursday, September 23, 2010
Playing with new fabrics without the guilt of being surrounded by unfinished projects, of course!
This is Cosmo Cricket Early Bird...prints that were originally released as scrapbooking papers, and are now available as fabric. Makes it all the more fun, don't you think?
Hope you are having a FANTASTIC day... I'm off to find my rotary cutter :)
Monday, September 20, 2010
There's the danger that it won't turn out (and that it will be abandoned into the UFO pile forever)...
or that you'll run out of something vital and can't finish it...
or the most common danger of all...
...that you'll love it so much that you can't bear to give it away :)
I've had this Frilly Dilly bag planned in my head for so long...the fabrics have been in my possession for ages....and with my best friends birthday coming up, I knew it would be the perfect gift for her (she has a major bag obsession LOL).
I just hadn't counted on how lovely the Amy Butler LOVE fabrics would look together...or how hard it would be to gift-wrap it...sigh.
I know, I know... I could make myself one. But then we would be matching, which might just be a bit uncool.
Sunday, September 19, 2010
...I can join two completed blocks together! My little quilt is starting to grow...now that is what I call progress! Another exciting discovery I made today... (are you managing to contain your excitement?LOL)
Friday, September 17, 2010
It's been a while since I've used a palette from The Color Room, but when I popped over there for some inspiration I couldn't believe they are up to Palette number 23! The last one I did was in the single digits I think :0
So here is my take on the colours...
It occurred to me this year that Riley's pile of birthday presents is getting smaller and smaller...but costing more and more each year :) Technology doesn't come cheap, does it?
Wednesday, September 15, 2010
It was with much excitement that I took delivery of some of the yummy Cottage Christmas range by Imaginisce to play with :) I created these cards with bulk replication in mind...you can create lots of cards based on these designs quite quickly, without spending a fortune on supplies....and isn't that just what we all need at Christmas time?
The range is so cute, and the addition of teal freshens up the traditional red and green colours of Christmas...teal is such a great colour :)
Tuesday, September 14, 2010
When I received my latest Design Team pack from Tomorrows Memories, I knew exactly which photo I would use...it was the perfect match to the very delicious Indie Girl range by Sassafrass Lass. The problem was, I didn't want to just scrap a picture...the desire to tell the story always gets the better of me. So I delved a little deeper, and pulled out the rest of the photos of that day...in particular, the one of me playing mini-golf.
All of a sudden, it wasn't really about that we were playing golf...all I could think about was how reluctant I usually am to leave my house LOL. I'm a homebody at heart, but am finding more and more that if I want to keep up with my family, I have to make an effort to do what they like to do...whether it be mini-golf, or cricket in the park, or roller skating, or bike riding. Sometimes, I even find myself enjoying it :)
Monday, September 13, 2010
This is my very first attempt at stitching!
I was in Year 2 at school, and a lovely lady fondly called "Morgy" came in to teach our class to stitch. She was actually one of my good friend's nanny/housekeeper, and such a patient woman :)
Here is the full piece in all it's glory :) Love how I've started and finished with a big knot, right on the front of my fabric...yikes!
So this is where my love of embroidery began...in a classroom in Year 2. Do you still have your first piece of stitching? I'd love to see a pic ;)
Sunday, September 12, 2010
I love nothing more than white with metallic silver accents for Christmas ...classic, crisp and understated. My pack contained the most divine embellishments...
...which I based my card around. My photo doesn't do the sparkles justice...the accents are all metallic silver.
Friday, September 10, 2010
When I joined the Stitch-A-Long group back in July, the girls had already been stitching their Gardeners Journal quilts since April....so I was behind from the start :) My plan of attack was (and still is, actually) to complete the current month's block with the other girls, and try to catch up a bit along the way.
The block with the most amount of stitching is called "There's no place like home", so I prepared it, ready for when I had a spare minute....it was June's block. Several hundred spare minutes later and it's complete! It's a bit of a relief, let me tell you!
This section is called Flower Wreath...
...a nice, quick little stitchery that I knocked over in a night...I like blocks like that! Then there is The Dog House...
Tuesday, September 7, 2010
Scrapbooking supplies come in very handy around Book Week...cardstock, glue, foam stamps, inks, templates...all vital in costume creation! It was fairly predictable that an Alice In Wonderland character would be chosen...it is a favourite around here. Lydia is one of the Queen's guards...
Then we have a very cute Angelina Ballerina...
Sunday, September 5, 2010
* Warm scones with jam for morning tea.
* A spirited game of Scrabble on the back deck.
*Giving gifts to Daddy on Fathers Day...because he's at home, not at work this year :)
* White choc chip cookies ready to pack in lunch boxes through the week (if they last that long!)
* Bike rides in the park.
* Stitching with my girls in the afternoon sunshine.
* Snuggling under a quilt to watch Avatar (again)
* The aroma of baked dinner wafting through the house.
How I love Sundays :)