Thursday, October 24, 2013

Retro Knot Headbands

Do you ever just get the urge to make something in particular? I do, all the time! Mostly I just ignore it but yesterday when I wanted to make a retro inspired headband and couldn't find a pattern or tutorial that I liked I decided to just do it! Usually I am too cautious to do this...I need a pattern, a procedure, things must be done properly!

This could have been a disaster but some how my guesses at the measurements I should use actually worked!

I am SO in love with these headbands! They are so retro and so cute! I have had requests for adult sizes too which I plan to try sometime soon(read "when I get my custom orders done!"). I have some of these up for sale in my Made It store if you love them as much as I do and just have to have one!

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Rapunzel Yarn Wig

Today was the Book Week parade at my children's school. When the usual one was on they had a school production so it was all deferred until term 4. Being the amazing mum that I am I didn't read the newsletter at the end of last term and only realised on Monday that the parade was today! Whoops! My girls very conveniently wanted to be Cinderella and Rapunzel and Big W had some cheap princess dresses to I grabbed them. My Rapunzel has very dark brown hair though so I thought a wig was in order!
I did a quick Google and looked at a few tutorials and got some ideas and then got to work! 3 balls of acrylic yarn a pair of tights and a couch and this it what I came up with!

Oh and if you are wondering what the couch was for you will have to come back and check out the tutorial I will be putting together soon!
Saturday, October 5, 2013

Healthy Chocolate Icecream!

Yes you read correctly! HEALTHY chocolate ice cream!

I am in the process of changing all of our diets to be dairy and grain free. My eldest can't have dairy anyway and I am pretty sure that grains are not good for her(or me!) either. So basically we are starting on a Paleo diet...with my own changes based on what suits my family best.

I'm not doing it suddenly, at least with the girls, otherwise I am sure I would have a mutiny on my hands! Instead all our dinners are paleo and I am starting to introduce some good breakfasts and then I will work on what to put in the lunch boxes!

I made this chocolate milkshake this morning and it went down well with all the kids (and me!) and I decided to try freezing the left worked perfectly! I would love to make a batch up and put it through the ice cream maker too!

I didn't add cinnamon but I did add an avocado...makes it extra creamy!

Friday, October 4, 2013

Crazy times!

This year really has been completely crazy! I won't go into it all as I am sure it would bore you and some of it is personal too.

You may have seen that my last post was in July! Yes 3 months ago! I had fully intended to see the KCWC through but as you can see I only posted up to day 2! Whoops!

There has been plenty of sewing happening here though. Mostly store sewing. Lots of fabric purchases...including some for ME! I now just have to find the time to sew for myself! I have lots of patterns in mind (future blog post perhaps?).

This week has been particularly crazy! Last week Miss 3 fell off the bunk bed which we had only received 4 days earlier and broke her arm. We went off to emergency and had X-rays and they couldn't see a lot due to the bones in little ones not be calcified like ours are so they assumed a simple fracture and put it in a cast and sent us home to be seen by the Orthopaedic Clinic in 7 days time. 7 days later and we find out it was not so simple and she would need surgery the following morning! To cut a long story short all is ok and the surgery went well but we have lots of X-rays and appointments and another surgery over the next couple of months! Miss 3 was a champion! She was charming everyone and was the model patient(as told to us by almost every nurse that saw her!)

Seeing the children in hospital that had much greater problems than my little one really made me so thankful that all she was in there for was a broken arm. It is so easy to go about our daily lives and not be thankful for the basic things we have, like our health! So if you are reading this today go and hug your family and be thankful for what you have because there is someone who is much worse off than you out there no matter how bad you think things are!


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