Saturday, December 31, 2011

Beach Baby Eva

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There is alot to catch up on. Fabric purchases, new skirts made, babies rocking up on their knees ready to crawl, packing to move (again)... but today, we took time out for a trip to the beach. Now we do live a couple of minutes to the beach so technically we're always there, but this was our first trip this summer to get the kids into the surf and let Eva try out her swimmers and get her podgy little baby feet into the sand for the first time.

She is definitely going to beach baby this little one just like her big brother and sister.

Monday, December 26, 2011

Merry Christmas

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Merry Christmas to all.

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Get Creative by Spotlight Kaftan Top

Pattern: Get Creative by Spotlight Kaftan Top 

I had so little faith in this pattern. So little in fact I actually cut the pattern pieces from the pattern itself which I NEVER do instead of tracing off my size onto tracing paper and then cutting. I used a remnant of fabric that has been in my stash before I started sewing and I don't even know WHAT it is. Yes, that little faith. It was a $2 pattern I got from Spotlight the day I bought my machine (yes 4 or 5 years ago) and not even in my "normal" size (for patterns).

Surprisingly I like it! The arms are nice and loose and it sits at just the right length. I would even consider making some more in a light cotton. Who would have thought....

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Drawstring bags


 Three little lined drawstring bags, one for each of my little munchkins toys for our trip away. I think I might try her laundry bag tutorial too, I dont have a pillowcase lying but I do have just the right fabric. Then I want to find a good passport holder tutorial or come us with something where I can hold all FIVE (sheesh, there are that many of us?) passports in one spot around my neck, easy to grab as we attempt customs.

Lisette Portfolio Dress

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Pattern: Lisette Portfolio Dress (Simplicity 2245)
Fabric: Satin backed Shantung from Spotlight

After too long sitting in a pile awaiting just it's hem, finally done. I love the loose fit and would love it in a top, but I think the gathering, pockets and sleeves just work better on the dress versions.

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Day Two

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Day Two of the holidays.
PJs day
Playing with lego
Christmas crafts
Playing with the Christmas Tree train
Quick sewing projects
and a Lazy afternoon watching Harry Potter

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Begining of the holidays

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School holidays have officially begun. Playdates. Sleep ins. No school pickup and drop off twice a day. 

Bella and her buddy

So the last couple of nights, Liam has been heading to bed and Bella has been allowed to stay up a bit later to have some fun crafting with Mummy. The last term at school Bella has got an amazing love and interest in reading, so last night we made book marks, one for her and some for her Nannies. Tonight we played with some Shrinky Dinks.

We love school holidays

Friday, December 16, 2011

new camera

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The last couple of weeks have been chaos. The parties (Christmas and birthday), end of school, end of soccer, end of dancing, school masses, school assemblies, school carols, etc etc etc. Luckily I've had pretty much all the Christmas shopping done for months because I don't know when I would have gotten around to it. Of course in the midst of all this the washing machine, vaccum and camera all decided to die within a week of each other. Seriously like Christmas isn't expensive enough as it is. Only upside, at least there are good sales on.

So this morning, Eva and I went shopping and came home with a fancy Canon EOS 600D camera with all sorts of bells and whistles that I have NO idea how to work. I'm happy with these first shots taken of my baby and I'm sure I'll have it all sorted out by the time Dean and I escape for 3 nights to Hayman all by ourselves in 4 weeks (not that Im counting!).

 Mind you I have NO idea how I am going to leave her for 3 nights considering she's only ever been away from me for a couple of hours.

I also shot some photos of our garden which is growing like crazy. Luckily my kids all love vegies because we have lettuce, tomatoes and cucumber on a constant supply and moment!


Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Crochet Doily Rugs at Finders Keepers

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My new crochet rugs are heading off to Finders Keepers this weekend. If you want one, go see Kristen, she's peddling these babies at her stall. 

Finders Keepers
Friday 2nd December 6pm-10pm
Saturday 3rd December 10am-5pm
Carriageworks 245 Wilson Street, Eveleigh

If any are left, I'll be popping them up for sale and also offering custom orders too. 

Monday, November 28, 2011


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...making bibs for the eating and drooling machine...
...enjoying moments with my babies...
...having fun at Deans work's annual family day where they hired out Luna Park for the day... first market, sharing a stall with my crafty friend Kristen...
...Liam's end of year daycare concert...
...someone lost her first tooth...
...made a friend's little boy a birthday cake and cupcakes for his Super Hero 4th birthday party...
...oh and made a "Super Baby Eva" outfit for the party...

All that in a week. No wonder I'm tired.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Market #1


My first market is this Friday. To say I'm FREAKING OUT is an understatement. Do I have enough of a range, do I have enough of each "thing", have I priced everything right, will people even like what I have made... how do people do this market thing for a living?? 

Luckily I am in the safe hands of marketer extrodinares Kristen and Mel. How did I let them talk me into this... I'm going to be bald by the time the market starts.

So if you are in Sydney and looking for goodies for Christmas, I'll be here cowering in a corner Friday night sharing a table with Kristen.

Friday, November 18, 2011



5 days in hospital and 2 rounds of surgery, finally, my little poppet had her operation after 2 false starts. She had a super speedy recovery, waking up and demolishing her first bottle in 4 days and her first meal in 5 days. You would never know she was in any pain, always a big smile on her face and non stop babbling which everyone thought was hilarious. After surgery, she woke up blowing me bubbles before her eyes even opened, not a tear or a cry. One dose of panadol was all she had after surgery, even though she was supposed to have a morphine drip. Little champion.

We escaped hospital 2 days earlier than we should have due to her quick recovery and if I never sleep in a chair again I will be a happy Mummy.

Monday, October 31, 2011

The End (Blogtoberfest Day 31)

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What fun Blogtoberfest was. I got back to reading some blogs I had missed for a while and I got my list done and dusted. Can't wait for 2012.

Waiting for trick or treaters tonight...