Monday, August 22, 2011

Just racing past..

Just thought I'd show you what was on the ironing board at the moment..waiting for some time to finish it off...

Back soon, have a good week!

Monday, August 15, 2011

Out on our own...

Leaving behind temperatures of 14 degrees (Celcius that is), Hubby and I headed off to Hamilton Island last week.But the important part of the story is that...we left the kids at home!! (not alone of course, my lovely Mum and Dad came to help)
Whilst Hubby sat insided listening to some radiography lecture, I was left to do this...

..and whilst sitting on the beach I read some great books - including The Help, which I highly recommend. In complete quiet..uninterrupted...sigh...

We went out for a glass bottomed boat ride and was fortunate enough to be out whilst a whale went past..

and then we realised it was a mama whale with her bub!

We also got to see a big turtle and Dory from Finding Nemo..or maybe it was one of her relatives...
And whilst we were away a package arrived for me from Jayne - my swap partner in the Oz Material Girls Christmas in July Swap. Look what she made me!

How cute is that bird applique?

Thanks's great!

And the big news in my family is that I have a new niece, Sophie Elyse. After a bit of a scary start - being medivaced to Brisbane at one day old - it looks like all is fine and she should be home soon. I wish I lived closer to go and breathe in that newborn smell but alas I am too far away. I hope to meet her soon.

Hope you are all having a good week!

Thursday, August 4, 2011

The Oz Material Girls Christmas in July Swap

After exchanging a few emails with my swap partner I learnt that she liked blue and green, was super organised ( a word that I was unfamiliar with, so had to head to the dictionary to define.. :-) and sold gorgeous sewn things through her website This is what I decided to make for her..(no, not the sewing machine, the thing under it!)

Made from a pattern by Bloom. (and once again an item that could do with a good press...sigh...)

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Anyone up for a quilt bee?

I'm about to venture out into the world of online quilting bees for kind of the first's exciting and a little nerve-racking. The one I've joined has the theme, "Circles". Doesn't that sound like fun??
Anyway, they still need 5 members for this bee, so if you're willing to have a go with me, head off to here.
Come on, you know you want to.... (PS. Yes I know that block needs a good press..)

Monday, August 1, 2011

Don't take your eye off the ball..umm cake

For tonight's dessert I attempted my first ever Swiss Jam Roll..I made the sponge and Gorgeous Girl did the decorating. (she's a whizz with that piping bag!)
However whilst trying to take a decent photo, I wasn't keeping a decent eye on the crowd..

Wandering little fingers..

Obviously needed to erect barricades before attempting amateur food styling... (by the way, it tasted pretty good!)


One Christmas ornament...

Isn't that button great? Bought from here. Inspiration for ornament from here. Though I must say Ms Low's look a lot more circular...hmmm...
Have a great week!