Thursday, August 29, 2013

And there goes another week!

What a week! After battling a yuck flu thingo myself for the last 2 weeks, little J then started a gastro bug on Sunday night which has just persisted and persisted. It has meant a lot of time sitting on the couch watching kid's shows - as he wanted me nearby most of the time. (Personally I think Postman Pat should consider a new career with the amount of parcels he misplaces!!)So ignoring the housework and washing, I did a fair bit of crocheting on my first ever blanket...
I also did a wee bit of online shopping..
( a new mixing bowl and a leadlight star from Etsy)
And of course there was some fabric! Hopefully, in the next couple of days, I will get to work with these fabrics to make a present for a special person...

Today was a day of beautiful sunshine here, so hopefully with a bit of warmer weather we will get back to a healthier household
And I can get onto that pile of washing...sigh....
Hope you're having a great week!

Friday, August 23, 2013

Scrap Reduction Project

I belong to an online quilting group and we decided to have a 10" fabric square swap. So whilst digging through my rather mortifyingly extensive fabric stash, I came across a whole pile of pastelly fabrics that I've been moving from one place to another for a long time. So I thought I would be organised and at least sort them out and iron them, rather than having them stuffed in a green bag. And then I had the bright idea to run them through my Go Baby Cutter and cut them all into tumbler shapes..because that way they would be more organised and smaller to store. And then, because I hadn't ever sewn anything using the tumbler shapes, I thought I might just sew a few rows together.... And then I started to think about what would be a good size for the quilt to end up...and realised I didn't have enough fabrics in those colours. So then I went and bought more fabric....

And it all began with a fabric reduction exercise...


So this is what I have so far...

I like how the tumbler shape fits together so easily.

My latest knitting finish is this beanie...made for me but stolen by Gorgeous Girl!

And a little story..
The other day I went out and Little J, who had been painting outside, had painted a heart on the wall. 'Are you allowed to paint anywhere but on the paper?", I asked him. "No.", he replied. "So why did you?" I asked him. "So that everyone who visits, knows we love each other!"

How can you get cross with that? :-)

Hope you have a good week..

Monday, August 12, 2013


Hi all!

Aren't the weeks flying past? It seems I turn around and another month has gone past!

In the last month we have had a birthday for Sunshine Boy - for which I created one beanie...

..and one Oshawott (a Pokémon character) birthday cake. If you haven't had a 7-10 year old in the last 10 years these will be completely foreign names but believe me, it's a big passion for my two oldest! And not one completely understood by their parents!

He was quite impressed and I was impressed that we managed to take 10 ten-year-olds to Laser Tag and had no injuries or fatalities!

And for my friend, Mel, an earwarmer in orange... a favourite colour of hers. Made from Quince and Co wool, which is quickly becoming a favourite!

I've already made a third edition of this easy to make and popular with my girl.

Anyway must keep going. So much to do, so little time!
Have a great week.