Tuesday, April 29, 2008
Here's to 7 years down and 50+ years to go.
Monday, April 28, 2008
Sunday, April 27, 2008
The Princess on our way to see her Aunty Sarah who I made the bag for last night.
Liam's party bunting. It's a bit hard to see in this photograph but it is made from fabric in circles with alternating green, yellow and red letters and says "Liam Adam Bradley". One day when he has his own bedroom we will put it up on his wall.
Liam in his outfit. Don't you love when the daddy's take the "outfit" shots. us mum's would have thought to have taken out the dummy and take the bib off. Oh well, at least you can see it fitted nicely!
Isabella in her dress.
The family shot with Liam's Godparents and our priest.
Liam's Godmother Sarah also celebrated her birthday on the same day as his Christening. Today we are off to a BBQ at their house and for Isabella to play with their little boy Sam who is 3. So for her birthday I finished off the Hobo bag from JCarolinecreative website. It was my first attempt at "o" rings and magnet close. I loved it! Another one I wish I could keep. Maybe I'll make one for me one day. Now to decide what to make for Mum for Mother's Day.... any suggestions?
Wednesday, April 23, 2008
PS I finally figured out why my photos sometimes enlarge when clicked on in my blog and sometimes don't which has been driving me nuts. Apparently it is a bug that if you upload the photo usng the "Add Image" in the Compose window and then move the photo in the Compose window it looses some coding it needs. So I need to move any photos in the Edit HTML window. Just in case anyone else has the issue and is stumped. So now to go back and re-upload all my photos that don't work... bugger.
Tuesday, April 22, 2008
Thursday, April 17, 2008
All week I have been thinking I *should* have made Isabella a dress for Liam's Christening this Sunday. But with the christening on Sunday and only Friday left to be able to get the material from Spotlight AND make the dress plus the other hundreds of things I seem to put off until Fridays when I only have 50% of the kids, I didn't want to loose the whole day so sadly gave up on the idea.
THEN I had my mother's group yesterday. How happy was I to turn up and my good friend Belinda had a bag full of leftover material from her gorgeous sewing for me. Now I love her even more :-). Inside was this dark stretch denim material, exactly what I had been wanting to use. I used my Burda Easy pattern again that is such a lovely plain dress.
Isabella LOVED it and when she tried it on for me this afternoon she danced in it for an hour refusing to take it off. Apparently it is like a "ballet dress mummy". But then all dresses are ballet dresses to her!
Monday, April 14, 2008
Sunday, April 13, 2008
So when I was at Spotlight last week I picked up a Simplicity pattern for "pajama" pants. I couldn't find any material I liked so just figured I would pop the patten away for later, but today while going through the ever-growing stash I found my groovy fried eggs material which I thought would be perfect! These are my first attempt at "adult" clothes and boy they take a lot longer to cut out than little 6 month old and 2 year old "little people" clothes!. They were dead simple to make though. I didn't use the twill tape in the pattern but black bias tape I had left over and just stitched it open. The material doesn't photograph very well, the material kind of looks like flowers! They look like proper fried eggs IRL though.
I also finished off a decoration for Liam's christening and also 99% finished his outfit which I'm pretty happy with. Only a couple more seams to go.
Saturday, April 12, 2008
Friday, April 11, 2008
I do have a couple of projects almost done for Liam's Christening next week. Hopefully all finished off this weekend and I can share.
On the kiddy front, it's official... Liam is on the move! He commando crawled a couple of moves the other night but yesterday got his act together and was dragging himself all over the place. Worringly he seems to have a thing for shoes and even cornered Isabella tonight and tried gnawing on her shoes... while they were still on. He's like a possessed man, sees a pair of shoes and scoots right over to play with them. His Nanny works in a shoe shop and she will be pleased. At least he'll share his love of shoes with his sister who has more than most whole families combined!.
Thursday, April 10, 2008
10 years on he is still horribly missed. At Xmas we still use the napkin holders he made at primary school, his photos surround us all around and even our little Monkey has the middle name Adam in his memory. Dean lost his only sibling, his brother, 5 short years ago who Liam also bears the name of, Bradley. Russell has taken up all "Uncle" duties and both Isabella and Liam love him to death.
Just last night Russell was over for dinner and all day, everywhere we went Isabella let everyone know that her "Unkie Russell" was coming over and she had to get home. Poor guy became a jungle-gym the minute he walked in the door. He must have been glad to escape after dinner!
Finally today a moment (and some spare battery in the camera) to capture the princess and the monkey together. Oh and KC the cat even managed a photo. She was less than impressed we were interrupting her 23 hour sujorn on the bed as per every day.
Tuesday, April 8, 2008
Monday, April 7, 2008
Sewing has been quiet this week as work has been very very busy with a new customer and 3 others all ready to finish their websites. But last night the machine came back out to complete an apron a friend asked for for a 3 year old's birthday party this weekend. It's pretty exciting, the first thing someone has asked me to make for them!
I also tried out from the Bend-The-Rules book, a matching bag which I have been wanting to try. I made mine with the same sized handles though rather than one short and one long
I spoke to my cousin Craig yesterday and found out that their baby is coming at the end of July and is going to be another little girl. Craig is one of 3 boys and all have now had a girl first. The other 2 boys (and us of course) have all then had a boy second, we'll see if that trend continues.
So now off to plan what I can make for their baby girl. My friend is also having a baby, not until November, and she liked the bag I made for my mother-in-law, so one is being planned for her and I am designing it with all the compartments a nappy bag needs. At least I have plenty of time to finish it and find the right fabric.
Sunday, April 6, 2008
Isabella & I visited the movies for the first time today as part of a friend's kindy fundraiser. We lasted about an hour, which wasn't bad. If they didn't have 20mins of ads before the movie we would have probably lasted the whole movie. Plus silly mummy didn't pack enough food, so when the food ran out we sort of lost interest. The movie was Horton Hears a Who and for what we saw it was pretty good.
Tuesday, April 1, 2008
I'm tempted to keep it for myself but then I would have to make another one. I was planning on making one for my own mum but I think I'll make a smaller bag for her.
The hand-stitched flower on the front.