Friday, 23 October 2009

Sunday, 18 October 2009

A Finished Project - Yay!!

Actually, I have quite a few projects that I have completed but not blogged, but this one is has me feeling pleased that I have finally added some nice touches to the house.

We have been living here for about 1.5 years now, and felt such a sense of relief to have the renovations completed and to be settled in that we kind of just stopped...... We bought a new lounge and I had wanted to live with it for a while to see how it fit in with the rest of our furniture before adding any throw cushions. It was for the same reason that we didn't hang any pictures until recently.....we just had to live here for a while first.

When I decided it was time to accessorise, I went back to King Furniture to look for throw cushions. At $600 for 4 cushions (as lovely as they were), I had to find an alternative. So, using a few of the pieces of fabric that I picked up at the Stitches and Craft Show (Lara Cameron), and some of my stash (generally from Kristen Doran)...... I have finally completed the project. The lounge is very large, so quite a few cushions are required.

I am not sure what other people (or stylists) would think, but each of these fabrics makes me happy to look at them so I think they will stay in place for a while yet.

Saturday, 17 October 2009

Sunday, 4 October 2009

Wordless Weekend

Well, it is meant to be wordless, but I will add some words here......

Bowral, last weekend for the Tulip festival.
Leaving Sydney.....mild dust storm, gale force winds
Approaching Bowral.... hail, wind, rain
In Bowral.... gale force winds, rain, freezing cold weather, tulips still carrying the dust from the previous dust storm


Saturday, 12 September 2009

Wednesday, 9 September 2009

My Gorgeous Girl

Long awaited photos of Layla in the gorgeous dress/tunic that Novy made for Layla when she was born. I love it! Thanks Novy.

Yes, I do sew.....

A play mat for a friends soon to be born baby (sex unknown).....

And the start of our much anticipated throw cushion collection for our lounge. Lounge is from King Furniture. I love it. However I did not love the $600 quote for 4 throw cushion. So I started with the fabric from Kristen and Lara. More to come.....

Friday, 4 September 2009

Thursday, 3 September 2009

Love a Giveaway....

I don't normally enter for blog giveaways. Generally because it they are normally run by the friends that I have made as a past member of the EB sewing group. I feel like I am taking from my friends...... better leave it to someone else.
But this giveaway made me break my ban. It is a cute dress!

Tuesday, 25 August 2009

Stitches and Craft Show

Last Friday Layla and I made our way over to the Stitches and Craft Show at Rosehill Gardens. We both had a great time. Layla, interacting with all the lovely ladies who took an interest in her. And me, looking at all the lovely fabric and chatting to some lovely ladies myself.

I bought a few things that I am very happy with. Fabric panels (destined for cushions for our lounge) from Ink and Spindle, an Apple pin cushion and Baby Ruffle pants pattern from Tutti Frutti, some hair clips from Please Elouise, another Cuckoo panel from Cheeky Beaks, and a quilt pattern from Audrey and Maude (for James one day) . I am not sure how busy it would have been on the weekend, but I was really happy with how cruisey the atmosphere was on Friday.

Wednesday, 17 June 2009

A Hat for Oma

One day (a couple of years back, mind you) I realised that my Oma never wore a hat. She said it was because her head was too big for most hats. At the time I was studying millinery and promised to make her a hat. A couple of years down the track, using a commercial pattern, she finally got her hat. I was pretty happy with the construction and the pattern is 'almost' lined up. Oh well, will try again for the next hat.

I must say, she was very happy to finally have the hat, and apparently showed it off to all her friends, haha.

Friday, 17 April 2009


Just some pictures from Easter....too much chocolate has entered and left this house....

Coldplay in Sydney

Alex and I managed to get tickets to Coldplay when they were in Sydney in March. We had been to their last concert 2.5 years ago and it was brilliant, so we were quite excited.

Our seats were OK. Not the best, but pretty good. Well that is what we thought until about 3/4 of the way through the show when all of a sudden a 'mini-stage' started to unfold right across the aisle from where we were sitting. We were beside ourselves with excitement. The band played 3 songs (I think), within spitting distance of where we were. In fact we could see the sweat dripping off Chris Martin.....not that I minded at all.

Dress for Eden

There hasn't been much sewing going on in this house for a while.....I have been preoccupied with a new baby and organising a 15 year high school reunion (which was held 2 weeks ago).

But I did manage to sew up an Ottobre tunic for 1 year old Eden - the little sister of one of James' good friends, Zoe.

It was a fantastic pattern to sew up, so I made one for Layla too.

Thursday, 12 March 2009

Thank you!!!

I have been quite bad with blogging baby and all that. But I have to come in to say a belated thank you to some very lovely girls from my EB sewing group (haven't been posting in there much lately either...)

Firstly, a big thanks to Joy for the lovely dress and hat she made for Layla... so gorgeous!

Then the lovely Cass made a rabbit and a Peter Rabbit cushion for Layla.....which goes perfectly with her Peter Rabbit quilt that my Mum made for her. Layla isn't a baby that likes to just lay in her cot, but this cushion really keeps her interest.

We also received a gorgeous little dress from Novy, I can't wait until she fits into it . It is just so cute!

And last but not least, the beautiful wall letters made especially by Lisa

Thank you all so much girls, they are such lovely gifts!

Friday, 16 January 2009

A Layla Update

Just thought I should post a new picture of Layla, since she has had her eyes closed in the others. She looks very much like her brother when he was a baby, but he was a bit chubbier. She is filling out though, putting on weight quiet nicely. We are loving having a girl around.