Saturday, August 30, 2008
I decided to make the passport cover tonight as i already had the sewing machine out. The boyfriend and i went shopping today for supplies for his Kokoda trek. Thus he's training has made him lose weight (running in the family lately) so he needed new jeans which i had to take up... Plus a few of his other jeans that miraculously appeared for the same treatment. I'm a good girlfriend.
Saturday, August 23, 2008
Friday, August 22, 2008
I've also photographed my little helps. I tried to avoid buying this hoop because i thought it would strech my fabric too much but it's perfect because it takes 2 seconds to move it as i don't have to keep undoing a screw like on my other hoop. The other help is the disappearing ink. It saves me from wetting my creation although i have to go over it every now and again before it completely fades, but at least it pushes me to get it finished. I also roll up my stitcheries and put them in a snap lock bag so the ink lasts longer.
I should probably fluff up the couch where my impression is... and give the cushion a break. I'm off to do things on my never ending To-Do List... I swear if i didn't have it nothing would get done around here.
Thursday, August 21, 2008
I just love the pin cushion with some pins on there representing sprinkles. There's also some beautiful strawberry tea that i'll have tonight. It's so perfect as i don't drink regular tea and just love herbal tea etc. How cute is the matching door stop and cupcake spoon. Plus a bath bomb and a beautiful card. Thanks Catherine. You've done so well with my preferences of pink and red.
It's cheered me up since I had to return to work today after having nearly 3 weeks off... Lucky me.. It doesn't feel like that long since i was last there... How time flies... Good times on the couch... Memories...
Wednesday, August 20, 2008
I've been talking myself into getting 'Betty' for about a year now but when i saw her all made up with no one giving her love i just had to have her. Complete with a bell that goes "Ding Dong" and a basket. I giggle everytime i ring the bell.
We walked around Brunswick st while they gave her the once over. But unfortunately my Mazda couldn't fit her... grrr.. half a tyre was sticking out. So i pleaded for a friend to come with his ute. Lucky we saw him in Brunswick St earlier, considering he lives near us, nearly an hour away. Things happen for a reason.
I have so far kept to my resolution of riding her once a day to the shops. I want to stop using the car locally unless it's raining of course... or windy... I hate the wind... anyway it was all going good until last night when I rode just that little bit further to my friend Sharon's house where i encounted a hill. Not bad when your in a car... but on a bike being rode by someone that has got a little unfit lately because she has got into her sewing so much... it was hell... but i made it.. barely.. I rang the boy begging to be picked up from Sharon's... but he refused to take me home and told me i could do it. So off i set after some intense re-hydration. And i didn't die. Very proud of myself.
A couple of days ago when i was all ready to go to the shops, my best friend showed up with her dog going for a walk. Being a bad mother, i choose riding beside her instead of taking my dog Rupert. Bad move. Rupert loves his friend Whiskey so much that while we were gone he managed to squeeze under the front gate and cross a main road (by Bacchus Marsh standards) and end up on said best friends door step. We didn't find him for about half an hour because we didn't think that he would have crossed that road. Poor fellow. He must of freaked out when he realised we wern't there... and I'd like to think that he stopped at the main road and looked right, left, and right again before crossing...
Friday, August 15, 2008
I think he prefers to be hugged rather than being stood on. He is just so huggable... I used the tutioral here. Ive known about this tutorial for a while and when i saw these socks at the $2 shop they were just screaming to be made into a monkey. He just looks so naked compared to others I've seen.
I'm very excited... My Chloes and lime and soda quilts have just come back from being quilted by Bernadette. So they're going to keep me busy. Any excuse to keep me sitted in front of the TV is good.
This game actually got banned in Australia. The game involves a main character seeking bloody vengeance on gang-filled streets, firing automatic weapons and picking up women along the way. A great inspiration for a 4 year old.
A talented cake maker who must be color blind.. The blog has the full story behind the cake here.
Saturday, August 9, 2008
It's from a stitchery book by Bronwyn Hayes called "Sunshine In Your Pocket". Rachel at Four Wise Monkeys did it in the red work and it looked awesome... so monkey see monkey do.. Thanks for the inspiration Rachel..
I love mail... I received this pattern and off cuts from Kristen Doren. Thanks Kristen. I now have to decide as to whether i buy the fabric that Kristen used or see what i have in my stash. Hmmm... Maybe i should do both. That would be the easy option.