Monday, October 17, 2011

Birthday..and other exciting stuff...

Recently I had a birthday. I turned 37. I was very excited to turn 37 as, for some reason, I thought I was turning 38. This was until my Gorgeous Girl heard me tell Boo I was now 38 and she did the maths for me. So that was a nice surprise and I'm now all mentally prepared to turn 38 next year (unless of course I think I'm turning 39!)

We were on holidays for my birthday, so I nicely came home to lots of packages from the lovely ladies of my online quilting group. Here's a bit of what I was sent.

My lovely friend Mel outdid herself and made me a doorstop (pretty sure it's a Hatched and Patched pattern). How cute is this? the button flowers, and the trees on the side, etc etc.

And Gorgeous Girl made me a cushion at her class that she goes to at her local quilt shop..she didn't show me anything until she gave it to me. Just asked if she could ferret through my material and as per usual I said, "Sure! Just don't use any fabric that appears to be in a kit and don't get lost in all that stuff as I'm not coming in to find you!" (it's important to set the ground rules!) Don't you love that she's even quilted it with stars?? (now that I know she can machine quilt, she's got a lot of work to do next holidays!!)

I was also a winner of a giveaway at Narioka. I chose from her shop this gorgeous little dress. I was tempted to squish my boy into it..just because I thought he would look cute, but his father is funny about me doing stuff like that so I will save it for a niece's birthday present.

I really love that fabric!

Have a great week. I'm off to Adelaide with Gorgeous Girl on a school excursion. I'm hoping to lead a bad example and slack off and head off to quilt shops that I've never seen before. Wish me luck!

Monday, October 10, 2011

The costumes continue.....

Just quietly I am getting a little over costume making but the end is in sight, so I thought I'd show you my version of a Jewel Beetle.

To be worn by a 11 year old boy in Gorgeous Girl's class...isn't he going to be thrilled??!! *grin* Though how you make a beetle costume that looks "blokey" is (and apparently was) beyond me!! (though I doubt the teacher will make him wear the tights that my model chose to wear!)

Have a great week!

Sunday, October 9, 2011

One for a wish??

My blog name is from a childhood poem my dear Mum used to say to us when we sneezed.
One for a wish
Two for a kiss
Three for a letter
Four for something better.

When I announced I was having bub no. 4, the reoccuring comment was 'Are you crazy??!!". There were very, very few comments of "Wow, that's great! You'll love it!" LOL This seemed to be especially as our Boo (no. 3 child) was just about to head off to school and people thought I should be looking forward to "freedom". I was feeling sad that my toddler looking after time was over...

So this poem popped into my head as I was thinking of a blog name, as I found "four was something better".

Bit of a stretch in thought processes, but that's how my brain works!!

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Random Photos of Spring

I love Spring. My poor sad neglected garden manages to ignore my pathetic attempts and put on a show. Here are some photos...

The kids pansies..all named..for some reason...with very pansy kind of names like Yoda, and Obi-wan, Thomas and Portia (??!!)

A Euphorbia (I think) that lives in the pots out the front of our house. Hardy little souls..I like them!!

The climbing rose that ventures from the next door neighbours place. My hubby hates it as it prickles him as he mows...he prunes it climbs on back..another survivor!!

My favourite picture of all...

Kids at work! Actually Gorgeous Girl has really gotten into being a vegetable grower, which I heartily endorse as it doesn't involve an electronic screen. And hopefully we will have lots of lovely vegies in the summer. So they've been busy filling up a above ground garden bed we've bought..lots of fun in very dirty dirt! And why the pirate of life's mysteries....

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Sophie's quilt finished

One finished quilt for my new niece Sophie. I put it in my daughter's room and she heavily hinted that it went rather well there, but off it goes in the post. :-) The quilting was done by Bee Creative Quilting.
Don't you love it when you actually get things finished??
Have a great week!

Saturday, October 1, 2011

What do you have on your ironing board??

I have one finished Murray Cod costume! Yay!

My daughter is off to a do a play for other for kids and this is one of the costumes for a play that her class is performing.

It was an absolute shocker to has craft foam as it's "insides" which wanted to stretch and stick in the sewing machine etc etc. So this view..from a distance, is it's best side. Close up it's full of puckers etc etc.

But I kind of like his cheeky face...

(In case you're wondering how the kid wears it, their face is in the fish's mouth. I would have a munchkin demonstrate but they are all tucked up in bed.)

I'm glad to have one of these costumes ticked off the list. I have to just figure out how to make a frog head now and finish off a Jewel Beetle's legs. (Now there's a sentence I can't imagine I will ever say again!) :-)

Have a great week!