Thursday, July 29, 2010

My Creative Space

This butterfly was made by my little two year old daughter while helping in the prep classroom. She had so much fun and knew exactly what and where she would glue everything. We then went to get a baby chino, as promised. My liitle girl was asked by a lady serving us {whom we know} if mummy has been sewing and she held up her pink butterfly saying "no, not mummy, I have!". The butterfly has a long piece of material glued to it and I am sure this is why she thinks she had been sewing!!!

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Cushion swap....

I finished sewing the four cushions for my friend. I was very happy with the end result and the best part is that she was too. My payment for this was a beautiful throw that I had ordered in at the shop which her and her husband own in Ballarat. It is called Azeno and it has some really cool homewares, jewellery and great handbags. I will now be cosy warm when watching tv on the couch....and the kids can snuggle up under it together when watching a dvd or cartoons on weekends. And it looks great too! Hope everyone is keeping warm.

Thursday, July 22, 2010

My Creative Space

As it was so cold today, I was glad to be inside sewing. I started on the covered cushions for a friend. I love her chosen fabric. It will look great at her beach house. She purchased the fabric from IKEA. For some other inspiring reative spaces, have a look over at Kootoyoo

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

A Handmade Christmas

I have been feeling inspired by other bloggers to challenge myself to participate in a handmade christmas this year. In years gone by I have made gifts for ballet, music, kinder and school teachers. If there has ever been male teachers on the list that we want to give a Christmas (thank-you) gift to, then I would usually purchase something for them. Bottles of wine seems to be THE gift to give male teachers! This year we have 3 male teachers to buy for. Please help me!! I really want to make 2010 a handmade christmas for all of our gift receivers..I would love to hear of any suggestions of something that I or my children could help make.

Last Christmas my mum offered to buy my kids a Wii as a combined family gift but much to the amazement and absolute horror of many of my frineds I said "no thanks". As Christmas Day got closer my mum offered again but I still thanked her and declined her generous gift idea. We have enjoyed some great christmas gifts from my mother.....a family swimming pass, a family zoo pass, a family pass to Sovereign Hill...and these were fantastic because they could be used all year! I know that she will be offering a family gift again this year so I will probably suggest to her that another zoo pass would be great! Does anyone have any other ideas?

Thank-you to everyone who has been taking the time to read my blog and for the wonderful comments. I really enjoy reading the comments, knowing that my blog IS being read.


Monday, July 19, 2010

At My House


At My House today my liitle girl and I braved the winter chill and went for a walk to the playground. It was cold but the sun was out so I took this opportunity to take some photos of her wearing a little skirt which is in my byebyebirdie range. It is made from a really soft denim and trimmed with vintage fabric. She enjoyed posing for the camera!

I was also able to finish a birthday present and start sewing the cushion covers for my friend. I should have pictures of these to post tomorrow. What has been happening at your house today?

Thursday, July 15, 2010

My Creative Space...

Today I was meant to be helping in the prep room at school but my youngest is unwell so we will be spending the day at home. I have a long list of creative things that I would like to do today or sometime another pair pj pants for the oldest, sew cushion covers for a friends set of chairs for their holiday house, make two belated birthday presents and sew a writing wrap for my 7 year old daughter who has been waiting patiently for one since March!...If I do get the chance to even start anything creative today will be a huge achievement...with a two year old sick!! So I thought I would share with you something creative I did in June. Above is a picture of my 7year old daughter in a dress I made for her to wear to the school disco (last term), as 'Ginger Spice'. Some of her friends were going as the Spice Girls and they asked her to join in.I had everything I needed to sew the dress in my stash. A friend lent us the wig. I used a dress pattern that I have sewn often and used an iron-on adhesive (heatnbond) for the white and red . The best part was that it was not time consuming and not expensive to make. yay. Hope that you are all having a great day and get to do something creative.

Monday, July 12, 2010

At My House

At my house today, little Miss Two Year Old sat up at the kitchen table to do a crossword, just like her dad! Today is the last day of school holdays so everyone enjoyed a sleepin. The school uniform will need to be pulled out again and school shoes need cleaning. How fast the school holidays seem to go. After 2 weeks of being in nonrush mode it will be interesting to see how well we all get ready intime for school tomorrow!!

Monday, July 5, 2010

At My House...

Today the kids and I went for a walk to the bakery so that we would have fresh bread to eat with the veggie soup we made yesterday. There was no rain while on our walk but it was very cold. The veggie soup recipe is from their grandmother, who sadly passed away last year. It's a lovely thought to know that all of the kids enjoy this soup as much as my husband and I do. A good crowd pleaser! After lunch the kids sat down to watch the DVD, "Fantastic Mr.Fox" with a bowl of popcorn. It has been a good day my house. Hope your Monday has been too.

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Back 2 Blogging

My Creative Space today has been sewing pj pants for my oldest daughter. She's happy with them, so I am too. Will have to sew some for the other children! Because its school holidays the kids creative space has involved baking fairy cakes, but no pictures as they have all been eaten. YUM! They are now busy painting, ..a fairy wand, paint by numbers and crowns . It is very, very cold here in Ballarat so we have been happy to stay busy indoors these holidays. Hope everyone is having a great creative day. Great to be finally back blogging!!