Saturday, August 29, 2009

So Cute!

Teachers Pet Cardi, Simple Tee and Poppy Skirt GIVEAWAY!!!!

The designs that this lady comes up with amazes me! Maybe one day I will be able to create things without patterns! I can only hope!

Birthday Party Dress

My baby brother (he’s 23 so not really a baby I guess) is getting married  next week and so I thought it was the perfect opportunity to get back into my sewing and to make the girls little matching dresses for the wedding. Generally I really don’t like matching outfits but these dresses are so cute I thought it would look gorgeous not tacky(I hope!)

Here is Elsa’s dress (Oliver & S Birthday Party Dress) minus the buttons. I am yet to buy the buttons so it is just sitting on the hanger with a few pins to keep it all in place.

I loved sewing this dress but I did find the pleats challenging. I am a bit of a perfectionist and so I undid the stitching a number of times in the pleats to get them sitting as close to perfect as I could. They are not perfect but I am happy with the result.

Monday, August 24, 2009

We can paint a rainbow…

The knitting group that I frequent came to my house over the weekend and we hand dyed some yarn. It was the first time for most but everyone come up with lovely results! I can’t wait to see the dried yarn on Thursday night!


Step 1…

…trace pattern. DONE!


Yes I have finally jumped back on the sewing wagon! With my piles of fabric and patterns I was feeling a little guilty when I saw it all sitting there unused but with my brothers wedding coming up in a few weeks I thought it was the perfect time to get the machine back out and sew dresses for the girls to wear to the wedding.

Friday, August 21, 2009

I am…

Making : the second cardi for my friends twin girls who could arrive at any time now
Cooking :
steak to get my iron levels up a bit!
Drinking :
my favourite tea from my lovely new mug
Weekend Sewing by Heather Ross
to order more fabric from Belle & Vintage
Right now? well between typing I am looking at my blogs on Google Reader
hide and seek with my girls and pretending I can’t see them when they are sitting in front of me with their eyes closed (so cute!)
time (sigh) I seem to be all to good at this.
hmmm, not a lot! But I do have some fabric ready to make some Oliver & S Birthday Party Dresses for the girls
I had more time (see above)
the sunshine we have had for the last couple of days!
for my baby to grow…22 weeks and 4 days until due date
being able to sit here in my PJ’s and shop!
if my yarn will every get here!
life, my family and the little one growing inside me.
it doesn’t rain today…I have had enough of the rain this year!
at my children, what they say, their little hands…
more sleep…I WILL go to bed earlier tonight!
fresh paint on my walls
PJs :)
…I really need a haircut!
that someone bigger and so amazing is watching out for me
I really should get out of my PJ’s
tired (yawn)
things to make for the new baby (and a few things to buy too!)
my parcels that are arriving from the Book Depository
at my girls jumping in puddles today!

Idea taken from Meet me at Mikes
Thursday, August 20, 2009

Oriental Lily

Made for – Elsa

PatternOriental Lily

Yarn - Utiku

Tomorrow I will take photos of my embarrassingly messy sewing room and show you all. Maybe it will shame me into cleaning it up so I can finally start sewing again!

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Yes, I am only 17 weeks! No, I am not having twins!

Does anyone else get questioned about their due date and number of babies you are carrying or get shocked looks? I do! I did for all of mine. I think I carry larger than some women and now with number 3 I officially have no stomach muscles and so it just all hangs out!


I am tired, getting sciatic pain, and having dizzy spells…BUT I am carrying my 3rd gorgeous baby so I am great!


Here is the bump…17 + 3 weeks

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Sweetie Pie Bakery Felt Cake GUEST GIVEAWAY!!!!

To say Elsa would love these would be an understatement I think! I can just imagine her setting it all up with all her dolls and teddies!

Sweetie Pie Bakery Felt Cake GUEST GIVEAWAY!!!!
Friday, August 7, 2009

Ishbel…a VERY late birthday present

My mums birthday is in January and about 3 weeks before hand I had a great idea of knitting something for her. I purchased the yarn, chose a pattern and even dyed it up myself, BUT I didn’t even get it cast on! Yes I am very slack daughter!


Well my SIL got onto me about it (in the nicest way) and so I finally cast on and completed this in about 10 days. I am quite happy with it. It is my first attempt at a shawl and I really like the smaller size for use as a scarf.



Thursday, August 6, 2009

Pink Cupcakes!

The Pod Swaddler Pattern GUEST GIVEAWAY!!!!

My kids were the best at escaping when they were very small! No I wasn't trying to lock them in anywhere! I am talking about swaddling. The first week always went OK but as they got their strength up(I must have super milk!) they soon learnt to break free...and of course woke themselves up!

So on my blog browsing I found this give away. I think I will have to buy it if I don't win. I am sure this bub on the way will be just as good at escaping as my first two!

The Pod Swaddler Pattern GUEST GIVEAWAY!!!!


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