I am actually yet to post but do have many future posts up my sleeve! We have been cooking, planning and soap making. The veggie garden is well on it's way and we are trying to consume less. So check it out and see what we are up to in purifying our lives.
Super Cute Key Chain
Scrabble Tile Pendant
Reversible Journal cover
Ribbon Ring Teether
Felt Flower (to adorn felted bags?)
Covered Buttons (maybe for bags too?)
Wrapped Soaps (with handmade olive oil soap)
Notebook and Pencil Holder (for Elsa)
Olive and Archie (Elsa and Isla)
Recyclable Shopping Bags (to fill with lots of yummy food!)
And more to come I am sure!
You see I love to put completed photos on the girls right away and they (Elsa especially!) get them dirty pretty quickly so then I have to wash them and dry them (takes AGES with the current weather in Tassie!) before I can take my photos again!
First here is the shoaker I knitted with my wool I dyed. I wasn't sure about the striping at first as I had imagined that the colours would be more mixed together but now that it is done I love it!
Miss I was not in a smiling mood and whatever I did she refused to smile! I am sure if some of you had seen me dancing around the room trying to get a smile out of her you would have been quite entertained!
I have had this sitting in my knitting basket waiting for a button for about a month (or longer!) and since the weather is starting to warm up(well it was last week anyway!) I though I had better sew the button on so Miss E can get a few days wear out of it before it gets too warm!
My most recent completed item is a pair of shorties/capris for a friends little girl for her first birthday. I used the Ladybug Loops pattern and all the options are great!
I was especially blessed to recieve TWO quilts from the lovely Cass. (Thanks Cass!)
Elsa has claimed both of them and has wrapped her baby and thrown it and the quilts into Miss I's cot (she can't reach in hence the throwing) as that is where babies sleep!
And here is what I sent to Missie.
I had hoped the yellow would stand out a bit more.
The Strawberries are my favourite
Here are the results of my lastest dye up!
- something crafty
- something yummy
- something I made
- something luxurious
- something old
- something red
You have a week to leave your comment.
Oh and some pics to make this post pretty and because they are just so cute!!!
I really had to think about this one as I am one of those people to have HEAPS of little kitchen gadgets that just sit there. I could NEVER throw them away as I might just need them one day and then where would I be! So after much thought I decided on the very uninteresting dishwasher!!
(photo not of our kitchen it is from the FRANKE site)
I love being able to 'hide' dirty dishes and not having to wash heaps of bottles by hand every day!! Boring I know, but I love my new (new house = new dishwasher!) dishwasher!
Thanks to Handmaiden for this weeks theme.
You can even find online coupons for any kitchen appliance or tool imaginable.
So what are you going to do with yours? A quilt perhaps? Small projects? or just save them and look at them every now and then! I think I will make a quilt with mine!
PS If I have 'short changed' you on your FQ's please let me know. I would hate to have messed it up!!
Sorry...to all my readers for being away for so long. Yes it was one of those times where you say that 'life got on top of you'. I don't want to make excuses (but I am going to!) we have all been sick but are better now.
Sorry...to all the people taking part in the vintage sheet FQ swap. I am very late with it all but it is all sorted now and they are on their way. I just hope each of you get something that you love and that inspires you to create! Photos have been taken and a post is on it's way!
1. Sorry .... :(
We are finally in our brand new house! When the internet gets sorted I will post some pics of our lovely new house!
So soonish expect this blog (and me!) to be up and running again. Until then, play nicely!
So here it is...Persephones Tunic!
I opted to knit my swap partner, Andrew, a beanie and also included some other little goodies!In return I recieved this gorgeous scarf and other goodies (chocolates and one ball of yarn are missing already! They have gone to good use though!) from Shelly.
Miss E has taken a liking to my scarf too and this morning found her outside playing with my scarf around her neck!
1. Coast of Tasmania, 2. the view , 3. Richardson Beach, Tasmania, 4. Eaglehawk Neck on a clear day, 5. Classic Hobart View, 6. Mt Wellington, over Bruny Island, 7. Taroona Beach, Winter Solstice, 8. Tesellated Pavement, 9. Russell Falls Pano
I've been tagged by Marina who has a lovely blog Wink Designs and has just had the most gorgeous baby girl! (almost as gorgeous as my 2!) So here goes...
What were you doing 10 years ago?I was only 16 years old! I was in year 10 and although I thought I was very grown up I really had no idea! Nothing exciting to write about that really!
5 snacks you enjoy (in an ideal fat-free world)
Chocolate! Cheesecake! Chocolate! Brie Cheese! Chocolate! (did I say chocolate?!) oh and timtams!(chocolate really!)
5 snacks you enjoy (in the real world)
Phili on toast, mango, melon(watermelon and rockmelon), Chai latte, and probably chocolate too!
5 things you'd do if you were a billionaire
Build our dream home on our dream land (a few acres with gorgeous views) with my dream craft studio!
Buy a holiday home in Fiji and maybe another in Europe
Set up investment accounts for our girls (boring I know but my husband is in finance and wouldn't be happy if I missed that on out!)
Employ someone to do my housework! (more time to use my dream craft studio and spend time with my family!)
Travel the world first class and staying in the best hotels but still have days/weeks of really getting out among the local people! (family friendly of course!)
5 jobs you've had
maths and science tutor
collecting medical data for a PhD student
Cherry picking/sorting (sooooooo boring!)
3 habits you have
Staying up too late! (I love the quiet of the house when everyone else is in bed but always regret it when my girls wake me up in the morning!)
Biting my nails when I am nervous or stressed (you can tell how I am by the length of my nails!)
Leaving things to the last minute ( I have a list of things to do today which have to be done TODAY as I have left them so late!)
5 places you've lived
Lismore (I was born here)
Bristol, UK (worked there for about 8 months but came home to have Miss E)
Hobart (where I live now and have for most of my life!)
5 things you have to do today
change nappies (not the highlight of my day!)
go to postoffice
5 people you want to know more about
My ancestors - I always wonder what they were like, If I am like any of them and what life was like for them!
One of my best friends boyfriend - She is living in the UK and I have never met him...I am yet to give my stamp of aproval!!
...I can't think of anyone else!
I would like to tag Pink Lizzy. She is always making new and wonderful creations! Head on over and check out what she is up to today!
And if you haven't signed up and are still interested there is still time! Drop me an email or leave a comment in the original sign up post!
I think last count we have over 20 participants so it will be exciting to see what everyone finds!
I was quite happy with my finds and left with a tea set for Miss E (probably a picnic set), some vintage sheets and pillowcases, 4 vintage knitting pattern books and 2 childrens books all for $14.90!
This beautiful fabric deserves a post all of it's own anyway!
This is Ava Rose and she is just beautiful! I am going to use these to decorate my girls room. You know a couple of quilts, cushions, bunting, fabric boxes etc. Oh and this is just a small FQ pack I ordered from Fresh squeezed fabrics to see what they look like (and I am in LOVE) I have a HUGE parcel of all the range coming from the Fat Quarter Shop!
I ordered these few prints from the Ginger blossom Range when it first came out just because I liked it. I really had no idea what I was going to make with it but have now decided that I would like to make a floor quilt for Miss I to play on so I ordered a FQ pack with some other prints. (also from Fresh squeezed fabrics )
Oh I also got this pack of 1/2 yards. I think I will make this bag with it. We are having a bag challenge over in the EB Newbie Sewer group so I have a month to get it done!