Monday, April 30, 2007
Saturday, April 28, 2007
Thursday, April 26, 2007
Wednesday, April 25, 2007
It is always nice to make something for the girls. They don't care if the sewing is not straight, or it's a bit big, they don't whinge about the colour. This is one thing about two year olds that I love.
Fabric bargains on ebay are hard to come by these days, but I was so glad to get this huge piece of wool blend fabric. Teal and Aqua - one of my favourite colour combinations. Enough for a coat for myself and lots left for little projects.
Time to tackle the next pile
Tuesday, April 24, 2007
These four little dolls are finally finished and are heading off to two sets of twin girls.
Monday, April 23, 2007
They are the Embossed Leaves Socks from interweave Knits in Koigu. I couldn't seem to get a decent picture of he colour of them and I have lost the band which tells me the colour number.
Finishing the toe on my second sock was all my weekend craft. Mum and Dad came to visit and we went to the Balingup Field Day which was great for the first hour and then the girls went a little feral. It was our 6th wedding anniversary on Saturday so Chris and I managed dinner out by ourselves and yesterday the girls and I went out for a really nice lunch with friends.
So hopefully today I can get started on the sewing that needs to be done. One thing I'd love in the future is a sewing room, that doesn't have to be packed away when visitors come. Things always seem to be misplaced when piles are moved and put back - hours seem to be lost finding things and you just can't sew when you have the urge. So that's a goal for the future.
Friday, April 20, 2007
Wednesday, April 18, 2007
The countryside was so dry the whole trip so I am glad that some people had some rain. Not as glad as the girls who spent most of the morning jumping in the puddles in their new gumboots which quickly disappeared as the ground was so dry.
They also loved seeing their cousin, aunt and uncle.
My Uncle Bruce was also over visiting and we had a great walk around the farm.
Now I am back in the sewing room. It is nearly the end of the school holidays so I am making the most of having Chris at home and getting some sewing finished while I can.
Saturday, April 14, 2007
Friday, April 13, 2007
Thursday, April 12, 2007
Before it turned bad I did get to see some animals and get inspiration for new toys. Unfortunately I didn't get to see some Australian animals - the quokkas and numbats weren't being too coperative, but I did see some wombats, penguins, giraffes, elephants and more before it went bad. I've included the nice photos of the girls at the start of the day.
We did get to spend some time with Chris' family while the girls were really pleasant and the girls has a great time. Chris' Mum has been doing some cleaning and sorting and I got to take home some gorgeous old Carlton Ware and some other gorgeous stuff which is really pretty. I really love to have gorgeous stuff like this around will connect the girls in some way to their grandparents and great-grandparents. One of my favourite pieces I have is a small cup and saucer than my great-grandmother received in her Christmas stocking when she was about 10.
Now I think it is time to face the piles of washing and find some floor space in our house.
Thursday, April 05, 2007
I thought I'd try to make a little monster out of it. It is not showing up very well in the photo, but the eyes and mouth are embroidered on and there are a few embroidered squiggles. The girls seem to love him despite his myriad of imperfections.
Wednesday, April 04, 2007
Felting seems to be easier than sewing at the moment as the girls can help. There are no pins on the floor or sharp scissors. The girls like to play with their cars around me and then help roll a few times and then some more play. I do have plans for the felt I just have to bring myself to cut into it.
Monday, April 02, 2007
I went for a really pleasant bruch yesterday without the girls. You forget how nice it is to eat and how much easier it is to have a conversation without them. Somehow the conversation inspired me to have another go at felting. It was not as difficult as I remembered and quite fun so I think the girls and I might do a bit more of it this week. Hopefully this piece of felt will become something tonight.