Monday, November 19, 2007
Friday, November 16, 2007
Tuesday, November 06, 2007
Every month she is going to draw a word out of a box and we have to make a small journal size quilt with our interpretation.
This months word is "CONNECTION"
Should be interesting.
Monday, October 08, 2007
Wednesday, September 26, 2007
Sam can say Mum, Bub & Dad but he doesn't really know what they mean yet. He loves going for walks and being outside and laughs at the dog when it barks. We took him to his first Bull Sale a few weeks ago and he was having so much fun, squealing, laughing and waving his hands at all the noise that we thought he was going to buy a Bull.
Friday, August 24, 2007
Of course Toby had to be in one of the photos.
Monday, August 20, 2007
I am also about to particpate in a Small quilt swap for a Doll or Teddy with my friends on the Essential Baby Quilters Group...
Here are my swap answers
1. What colours do you like? Any but I have a little boy so maybe no pinks as it will be for his Teddy's
2. What colours DON'T you like? Army Green (khaki), too much black.
3. What style of quilt do you like best? (Abstract, arty, traditional, modern etc.) Any
4. What techniques and trimmings do you like? Applique, embroidery, yoyos, foundation pieced blocks, rik rak, lace, ribbons, buttons...?Any
5. Is there anything you DON'T want on your quilt? Not that I can think of.
Hopefully this makes it nice and easy for my partner, I am not a fussy person and we will be happy with what we get.
Sunday, August 12, 2007
Here are my answers to the Bag swap questions.
1. How big do you like your bags to be - small/medium/large? Rough measurement you like? I would like a medium size bag, maybe around about 30cm or so long, I have little ones and big ones already.
2. What sorts of things do you want to carry in your bag? eg. essentials only (purse, phone, keys etc), craft stuff, nappies, toys to keep kids amused? Daily Essentials when I go to town.
3. Do you prefer shoulder bags, backpacks or clutch bags? I prefer shoulder or backpacks
4. Dressy or casual? Casualish
5. Colour preferences (also state whether you like pastels, brights or muted tones). somewhere in the middle, not too bright but not too dull.
6. How do you like to carry your bag? I for example like over the shoulder or across the body but I know some people who are happy to carry it in their hand (by the handle). I don't mind how I carry, it depends on my mood.
Sunday, July 15, 2007
Tuesday, July 03, 2007
A big HI to my James and Mary in America. Wish I could have visited with Mum but maybe next year. Take care both of you and Jimmy stop working so hard.
Wednesday, June 20, 2007
Next I will start on a light cotton one for summer.
Sam is getting so big and is nearly holding his head up all by himself. He is 11 weeks this week. He is really funny and smiles and laughs at us alot. He is really chatty and makes lots of cute noises and talks to us when we chat to him.
I have some more sewing soon hopefully.
Sunday, May 27, 2007
Tuesday, May 01, 2007
Wednesday, April 11, 2007
So far he is being very good. He eats well and then goes down for a sleep for a while. He does cry and fuss a little especially when it is nappy change time but then he settles straight away when cuddled. We are (of course) using cloth nappies even though we are on tank water supplies. I am a greenie at heart and the chemicals and process involved in making disposables are just awful for both the environment and the baby. I have some really great modern cloth nappies that are very easy to use so there is really not too much hardship except an extra load of washing every few days.
Overall it was a pretty harrowing birth but Marcus was just wonderful and was there beside me encouraging me the whole way. I cannot say it was a beautiful experience but the end result is just perfect.
Thursday, March 15, 2007
Tuesday, March 13, 2007
1. What colours are you kitchen.
We will be getting a new house plopped down on our land sometime this year and I will be having a lovely neutral kitchen so I don't care what colours things are.
2. What is your favourite appliance
My Easy cook oven. We only have a wood fired stove at the moment and I refuse to light it in the summer so easycook saved my life. It also makes everything so healthy cause it's fan forced and everything is cooked on racks and you can make great chips and schnitzel with no fat.
3. What do you love cooking most
I love cooking Lasagne. I have a really huge dish that we got for an engagement pressie but have only used it one cause it doesn't fit in the easycook, so I am looking forward to my new kitchen with a nice big oven. I also like cooking cakes and biscuits for my husband cause he has such a sweet tooth but never puts on a single gram.
4. What item would you love the most from your swap partner
I would love some oven mitts, I have been meaning to make some but haven't gotten around to it. I really don't mind what I get cause I just love being a part of this thing.
I will be really good and post sewing photo's tonight of all the things I have made the last few months.
I will also be putting a photo up for Mary (brothers girlfriend). We have some gorgeous calves at the moment and a couple a on the bottle so I thought she would like to see them.
Wednesday, February 14, 2007
Friday, February 09, 2007
Saturday, January 13, 2007
MY BABY BAG!!!
This is great, I am so proud of it. I was a fishing widow yesterday afternoon, so I said stuff the housework and got stuck into my new project. I bought a simplicity Nappy Bag pattern last week and some red denim. I had a bit of trouble understanding the instructions at first as it is a complicated bag to put together. After reading through it a few times I got the gist. I think I will go with what I have learned from making other bags next time, I know a much simpler way to get almost the exact same result. Still it was a learning experience.
I have to say, however, I have also lined it with the denim and boy it makes for thick sewing. I blunted 2 needles and I think I'd better get my machine serviced soon, but I am really glad as it will be very hard wearing and long lasting. There are also 2 small pouches to go inside it in the same fabric but I was smart enough to line them in a nice light cotton. They will fit some tissues, wipes and little stuff in them. On the bag I have used a nice green piece of the denim (that I found in the remnant bin) for the pockets and the lining which I have made peek over the top to snazz it up a bit. I also double stitched all the important seams.
So here it is.
Friday, January 12, 2007
I thought that I would show off a few things that I found in Wagga this week. I had a OB appointment and went thrifting and spotlighting.
The first photo is 2 patterns that I am hoping to be clever enough to make and some fabric. There is 1 mtr each of this flannel fabric with little rockets all over it in 2 different colours, also a doona cover with one side stripes and one side circles that I thought would make a great set of PJ's for hospital. There is also a bag pattern that I got from spotlight that has a change pad and 2 smaller purses with 5 different bags that I will have to now choose which one to make as my nappy bag. I also got some great red denim for making the bag (forgot to put it in the photo).
The second photo is just a small taste of all this baby stuff that a lady I know has given me. She had her 2nd baby about 15 months ago and said I could have her nappies but then she sends me 13 flat nappies, pilchers galore and this huge brown bag that is full of clothes. I could only fit a small amount into the picture. I am so lucky that I live in a community where people do things like that. Living in the country is just wonderful. I have made a committment to only use cloth nappies. I have a few fitted ones and some flannel and terry flats that I thought I may try making some fitteds out of some.
Even though we are on tank water I cannot bring myself to use disposables. Hopefully I can stick to that resolution when bub comes along. People keep telling me to use disposables when I go out but honestly what is the difference, you still have to change the baby and I can take a nappy home and wash it just as easily. I have a front loader and instructions on dry pailing so here's hoping.
*****HAPPY BIRTHDAY JIMMY******
My little brother turned 29 on 12 January and has gone up to Baltimore to spend the weekend with Mary. Hope he has a wonderful birthday. We are thinking of him.
Saturday, January 06, 2007
Welcome to the New Year Everyone. I had my last baby free new year and Hubby and I enjoyed a nice night out at the Golf Club where they had a great DJ who had the whole place rocking young and old. We grooved until about 12.30 then went home like an old married couple. I felt tired by then anyway because I only have 12 weeks to go now.
I have some answers to a Valentines Day Swap that I am participating in with an online sewing group that I am lucky enough to be a part of.
Kids:None Yet. 1st one due on April 1 this year.
Favourite Colours: I love green but am trying to get into some brighter colours like pinks & yellows etc, because people keep telling me I look good in brights.
What do I find Garish about Valentines Day: It has become very commercialised and people feel the need to spend too much money on each other.
What Do I love about Valentines Day: It can bring out the romantic in anyone. People who would usually take their partner for granted show their appreciation on this day (hopefully).
My Favourite Fabric/Habby/Sewing Item: Not sure if I have one. I love to add simple embellishments to simple things, like ribbon to a plain dress or buttons to a plain dress or top or even quilt.
Hopefully this helps whoever gets me in the swap.
p.s. My brother who has lived in America since April, spent New Years in Washington DC. I feel kind of sorry for him, even though he is having the most amazing experience overseas and has met a lovely girlfriend, he hasn't seen/been in a proper winter for well over 10 years. Hope you are not feeling too cold Jimmy, hopefully Mary keeps you warm with lots of nice hugs