Thursday, April 30, 2009
Monday, April 27, 2009
This never would have happened if I didn't do the blog thing.
Wednesday, April 22, 2009
(Relative) success! These are made from my most recent stash acquisition. The floral design is a very soft but nicely sturdy flannel. These came together a bit better than the last pink attempt, but you will notice one is a little shorter and asymmetrical than the other. And no, the little baby's feet are not similarly mismatched. Still I think they are sweet and (hopefully) wearable!
Tuesday, April 21, 2009
Ever since I made this quilt for my brother and his wife as a wedding present late last year, I have wanted one for me and Chris. I needed a little break from quilting/patchworking after making it though, as this one was a pretty intensive effort. From cutting to completion was about 4 days- and it was queen sized, albeit rather large squares, tied and the simplest design possible.
Monday, April 20, 2009
Image from here.
And here you come, with a cup of tea
Wreathed in steam.
I loved English at school, and in fact originally intended to study Literature and Ancient History at uni, but my mum talked me out of it on the basis of eventual employment. I like to think that I stuck to the theme of language and communication by studying Speech Pathology, even if it is in a more scientific direction.
And actually, I rarely read poetry or plays anymore. But there are the odd quotes that stick around in my memory banks, and this one particularly resonates. Tea is my magical elixir. Usually a tea bag, usually Dilma. Occasionally the Earl. Always before I do pretty much anything else in the morning.
Saturday, April 18, 2009
It's my sister's birthday, and the confetti cookies are in the oven. I have bought her a gift from Lark online, but I only ordered it this week, so I will be offering the cookies as an IOU at birthday dinner tonight.
Thursday, April 16, 2009
Remember when my mum's friend gave me her craft stash? Well, it happened again! Twas my mum's friend's mother in law this time: it the de-stashing domino effect! I am stoked. There was also a few bags of fabric in the stash transfer that I am in the process of washing. I am at the point where I think I really need to make a big quilt or something to whittle down the enormous amount of vintage fabric I have accumulated. Poor me.
Sunday, April 12, 2009
Thursday, April 9, 2009
Tuesday, April 7, 2009
Sunday, April 5, 2009
I now have a staple gun.
Friday, April 3, 2009
I so enjoyed painting Madeline's giveaway prize. So much so that I put life on hold a little while I finished it.
Thursday, April 2, 2009
We finished our letters for the Kid's Mail Swap yesterday and so today was the big mail out. I realised the moment we dropped the letters into the big red post box that I should have written something on the envelope or on the letter itself about being the "Kid's Mail Swap", but I am guessing if other little ones are as excited about this thing as Caleb is, no-one should be surprised by a card decorated by Caleb in their letter box: The grande mail swap will be in the forefront of their minds! I also thought as the letters slipped into the slot, that perhaps it would have been nice to include this blog address so they could look us up and see Caleb in action. Oh well. So if anyone gets a black or white card in a red envelope- it was US!
Wednesday, April 1, 2009
It rained and rained yesterday while I was at work (second last day!) and I really just wanted to be at home all day. I am a total homebody and rainy weather is such a good excuse to be at home and hang around.