Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Busy hands

Scrapbooking and cardmaking have taken a bit of a back seat recently. I needed a break away from paper and have a new obsession with fabric and wool. I have a few project on the go at the moment.

Here are a few I have finished.

A Frilly Dilly bag on it's way to someone special for their birthday next month. I saw this pattern by Janelle Wind and fell in love with it. I just had to make it. I have big plans for more.
Some more bags
And Rach sent me this LINK and of course I just had to try one out. Which of course became two. A boys version is next

I've also crochet two scarves, while watching telly (Mainly cricket, thanks to the men of the house) I need to take some photos. I have also started a crocheted blanket for Jarred. I wanted a nice colourful one, but nope the boy insisted on Geelong Cats colours only. It will be a project that will take some time.
Next on the sewing front, is some baby items. I am going to be an Aunty again in August. I can't wait to get started on some cute little things.

Friday, January 14, 2011

It's a girl

Honey our other cow gave birth in the early hours of this morning. Last night she was showing signs she was very close, but I didn't think it would happen that quickly. We missed the whole thing!!! She did it all on her own. We have a new little girl and her name is Dolly.
She is so placid, just like her mum. The kids walked straight up to her and patted her.
You can see how much Totum has grown from this photo. We are thrilled with our expanding family.

Monday, January 10, 2011

A little creating

With so many January birthdays the card stash was looking a little sad. I had to make a few more, for some very special people.

Using some Scrapmatts - thanks to the lovely Angella

For Christmas I received the most beautiful gift. My friend Rach made me a gorgeous cushion. She inspired me to dust off the sewing machine and do some sewing. She seems to have this effect on me. Thanks so much Rach. I pulled out the fabric I had here and got to work.

I made some fabric baskets. I used this TUTORIAL

Some journal covers using this TUTORIAL

And some cushions. Totally using Rach's idea and design.

Tuesday, January 04, 2011

Kloe turns 11

It's our little princesses birthday today. Gosh her birthday comes around so quickly after Christmas. She has been planning her special day for a few weeks now.

We celebrated an early birthday before Dad went back to work. We all went to see Gulliver's Travels (by the way this is a great movie, lots of laughs) we had a picnic dinner at the park. Kloe helped me make a sponge cake filled with fresh cream and strawberries from the garden. We also made a peach pavlova roll. Kloe decorated the cake and was so proud of herself

She was up at 7am which is very early for her, considering she has been getting out of bed at 10am most mornings!!!!! She sat very patiently and waited until 9am, until the others had woken up, before opening her presents.

She got a new quilt, pillows, lots of clothes, pj's, Aqua Sand, swimmers, hat, glitter pens, knickers, earrings, a keepsake box, jigsaw puzzle and money.

After a breakfast of croissants. Her best friend Szara came over. We then went to the park and then out for lunch.

Photos taken on an old train, just down the road from us.

We came home and had icecream cake. All requested by the birthday girl.

The girls are currently playing. There is a big disco and movie night planned for tonight :)