Monday, October 17, 2011

Sorry... I've been so busy...

 I've been knitting this...

It was from a Sublime pattern book out of a Sublime 8 ply cashmere, merino and silk mix.  Oh that sounds fancy! I think the pattern was called "Vintage Duffle Coat" and it wasn't too hard:) I haven't blocked it yet... but that's because I usually block using towels and pin the item into the carpet... but we don't have any carpet right now:( Except Suki's carpet mat... but after yesterday when she viciously bit me when I touched the rug she was smoothing I have decided against touching her carpet mat! 

It should be ok though... 

The duffle won't be needed for another 6 months or so...

Critter isn't cooked yet.... Finally an in-house tester for all my baby related crafting! hehe:)

Hope to visit more often now I'm feeling a bit better:) Just look at the coat some more and pretend like I was never missing:)

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Suki la is famous world wide...

I know you know about my Suki... I show you pics all the time:)
But today Suki had a whole blog post through lillyella's blog focus on etsy pets:)here is the link:)

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Is it nearly time yet??

We are waiting very patiently.... waiting for our new house. It will be about 3 weeks apparently.... we will see:)
But in the mean time I gave up on waiting for spring... I very much dislike winter... it's super cold here this year and rainy! Which is good because the drought is over now... but so cold!
So I decided to finish up with winter and start my own spring! I started growing seeds inside for our new garden! I am growing Pompom Dahlias, delphiniums, zinnias and poppies!

Super cute little seedlings:) I do so love my seedy babies:) Grow babies! Grow! :)

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Sleepy moment with ball

And random sock... On mat...

I call this move "beaning"... :)

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Tell me this isn't just the cutest!

How cute is this baby shower over at Beautiful Ordinary Day blog?
Perfect craft baby shower:)

They had a  craft table making onesies for the new baby. As if that is not the best baby shower activity ever?? In my crafty opinion:)

Check out the lovely supplies to use!

A gorgeous result:)

The party looks pretty too!

What a lovely party:)

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

I think I am in love....

with a jacket....

and toggles...

and hoods...

and magnetic clasps on jackets.... 

Maybe it is the super cute Oliver+S pattern?

May be it is just because its my favourite fabric? I hope my niece enjoys it as much as I do:)

Friday, May 6, 2011

Pettiskirts! Pettiskirts!Pettiskirts everywhere!

So my niece started dance classes... not as structured as ballet - more 2 nearly 3 year old dance moves...

What do you wear to this dance class? Whatever you want apparently! Spider man costumes, PJs whatever takes your fancy! Well pettiskirts took my niece's fancy!

So what do you do when your favourite ever only niece wants a pettiskirt? You order the fabric in straight away and start making them! And if you're a small business owner what do you do? You order 4 skirts worth... especially if your super cute little lady can't decide between pink or purple....

Luckily for all of us she loved  two skirts:) Two shades of light pink and one light purple (orchid) and light pink....

These are the two I have left!

Check out those ruffles! These will be available in my etsy store asap! 

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

From a reformed semi-hoarder...

I am not going to lie... I hoard craft items. I can't help it. I have so many crafty interests.  I found out after religiously watching the TV show Hoarders... 
I am lucky enough to have a craft room all to myself.  The craft room where my problem began had cupboards where I could put hide all my lovely potential craft projects.  In the Ghetto there is no storage...  that along with moving my craft goods between to 4 different houses over 18 or so months I have realised I have too much! I have more boxes for my craft room than I do my bedroom - including ALL my clothes! I keep saying I am going to use it. I'm not going to buy any more until I use what I have... which I am being good at! But it's not happening quick enough... We will be moving again in a few months into our new house where my craft room will be included in my giant living room, so it needs to be much better looking to be part of our "on display" home...
So I started two weeks ago. My kindle clutch was in the "Shop til you Drop" magazine and I only had 5 in my etsy store. What bad organisation! So I decided. I has to be done. I am working through this (only a small portion of my fabric stash:).....

And turning it into these....

Please check out my new kindle clutches, because now it seems like I am hoarding clutches! hehe
Eventually I will show you a photo of my non-hoardy hoard craft room:)

Thursday, March 17, 2011

More new friends!

All going to new homes:( Friend homes who will love them too! I hope.... :)

This lamb is going to the lovely Eve:)

This one went in the post to his/her new home! What an adventure.... This picture was snapped on a friends lap on the way to the post office.... hence unflattering lamb angle!

This one went to my super cute nephew! He loves him. His foot is now a strange colour due to it being delicious-ed after a particularly colourful dinner...

I think I love crochet.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Why hello friends.

These are my first attempt at amigurumi:) I am learning to crochet... this is helping! I had always wanted to attempt some amigurumi but has always been intimidated! But on the school holidays I decided to work at it for the Queensland flood victim children:) Then when I got back to school I found that a fellow teacher had been flooded out and her children were not coping so well!:( So I decided to make all 4 of them a amigurumi each:) 3 boys and a girl:)
And as a bonus I am using up my wool stash!

This one is my favourite:) Unfortunately I run out of white so her top is a little long.... but its original:)

This little guy took quite a while but turned out cute I think:) Both the above patterns were from Luvlygurumi on etsy:)

These guys are super cute too! I liked learning how to do the alternating leg stripes on the guy from Rosieok on etsy:)

So on completion they all went in this box and off to their new home:) To make some kiddies smile:)

What is going on there??

hmmm... something is happening at our block.... First a tap arrived... then the plumbing went in!

Then the builders sand arrived!... oh gets stuck on your shoes...

Today the concrete reinforcement arrived... and the power box! YAY!:)

Flat sand piles look more exciting from here:)

I am super excited to visit my new house everyday to see the progress:) Although obviously at some point it won't be quite as exciting:) But after more than a year of waiting we are super excited for even this progress! YAY!:)

Monday, January 31, 2011


Back to school... The end of the holidays really snuck up on me... Like a cat in the snow...


Image from here:)

Friday, January 28, 2011

Suki- la naps.

Full stretch.

Partial tuck.

Rear chicken, frontal sphinx.

Excuse me! I was enjoying dreams of Banana and ham!

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Mmmm delicious cupcakes for my mum:)

It was my Mum's birthday. Definately a time for special cupcakes. I am rarely given the chance to make delicious cupcakes for my family so I wanted to make something super special:) This is what I came up with after 3 hours of drooling over recipes on the internet....

Snickerdoodle Duo - not only a cupcake but also a cookie! From Bakerella :)  You could make your own... they aren't particularly difficult... but are particularly yummy:)  I didn't use the 7 minute frosting though... I used the marshmallow frosting from the next cupcake:)

This cupcake, although not particularly attractive in these annoyingly see through wrappers, was delicious:) A confetti cupcake with marshmallow frosting for the kiddies:) Try this link for a look at the pretty insides -

They needed candles of course...

Marshmallow frosting isn't very supportive it seems...  But they still worked well enough for a group candle blowing from Mum and her grand babies:) Always the helpful type:)  And after that the eating!

Success! Give them a try! I recommend:)

More working on the cabinet....

Such a project... who knew it would be such as epic task... well I did:) Here is the latest pics of the apothcary cabinet we have been working on:)
At this point I have a feeling it isn't going to be finished before I go back to work in a week... hmmm I guess that's ok right? right? :)

The top holes are open, the bottom ones are drawers and cupboards:) Tomorrow I will be patching up all the holes and making everything nice and smooth for the first primer coat:) Yay it should look super nice:)
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