Wednesday, 22 November 2006

My Final Hat for the Year

Just posting a picture of my last hat for the year. This was a straw hat.

And I thought I would just show a picture of the display at the Fashion Parade last night. The photo is a bit hard to look at though. There is just too much in the picture.
The fashion parade was good - but not as good as 2 years ago (am I allowed to say that??). There were only a couple of ranges that I thought were fantastic. The others were just good. I was expecting more....

That is all for now, signing off.

Saturday, 18 November 2006

My First Attempt at Ottobre

I have recently subscribed to the infamous Ottobre pattern books from Finland, and have been admiring all the lovely patterns that I would love to attempt to make.
I am pleased to say that I have completed my first dress from the books. It is a lovely little sundress for Lucy in Perth. This is a combined Christmas and Christening present (since the dress I made her as a Christening present was NEVER going to fit - what was I thinking??).

So, I hope Lucy (and her Mum, Libby) like it, and I hope it fits this time.

I would make this pattern I just need a girl who will be 6 months old in the Summer months.......

Sunday, 12 November 2006

My Blonde Haired Asian Son.....

I just wanted to post a couple of pictures of my beautiful son, James. Over the last 6 months he has grown some hair...the family photo of us was taken in May. So we are quite happy with the fact that he is finally growing some hair. But we just can't help having a laugh about the colour of it. Especially when Alex is carrying him through the shopping centre, and I turn back to get a look at them. He really doesn't look like either of us at the moment, but that is OK. We still love him like he is our own...haha.

Some Presents - yes, I do sew....

I have finally had a chance to sew again! Woo hoo. Just a couple of things.

A t-shirt for Jack. I asked Alex to choose the teams for this t-shirt, and they all have meaning. During the Rugby World Cup Jack's Dad (Greg) stayed with us, and Alex and Greg went to a few games one of which Ireland played in. And of course The 3 of us watched the Final between Australia and England at the Cargo Bar....those were the days. Now we both have boys, and Jack is turning 1 in a couple of weeks.

And an outfit for Amelia. I made my first tiered skirt using fabric from Reprodepot, and a matching top. I hope she likes it - it is a Christmas present.