Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Crafty Plans

I may not have been particularly prolific with my blogging lately and I haven't really been particularly proific with my crafting. However, our spare bedroom (AKA my sewing room) has had a major tidy up and I can now see my fabrics better and we can also see the floor!

I have finished knitting the kids some jumpers and thought it would be nice to attempt something for Trev so I bought some of this Bendigo Woollen Mills Luxury 10ply (in denim)...
...to knit one of these!
And I was in Spotlight the other day to get some elastic and thread to make some shorts for Kelvo for the summer and wandered past the jersey knit and they had some great kids prints so I bought three different types.

I have grand plans, firstly using these (matched with some of my thrifted t-shirts and fabric) to make...
...some hoodies for Kelvin.
And matched with more thrifted t-shirts and fabric to make...
...a dress for Matilda.

We've Gone Viral!

But not on You Tube!
There's snotty tissues and high fevers and general malaise at our place (and I know we're not alone). Poor old Kelvin is suffering at the moment and spending a lot of time on the couch either asleep or watching whatever is on ABC2 (accompanied by the dog)!
I'm enjoying the snuggles while I can because he's growing bigger everyday and I'm realising he's not a baby anymore but a tiny little man!

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Want to move in next door?

It's up for sale...

...plenty of space for a craft room...

...and the neighbours are quite respectable!!

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Cheescake, Buttercup & Hoodies

Trev made the most delicious baked New York cheesecake on Thursday night. It was meant to be covered in lashings of whipped cream but it looked to good to cover up (we just had the cream on the side)!
We don't eat baked cheesecake every day - it was to help celebrate my sister-in-law's birthday. I made her a buttercup bag - my first ever bag! It was pretty straight forward and only took one night (plus some hand sewing in front of Play School the next day). She requested midnight blue, chocolate or charcoal - but this really jumped out at me at Spotlight so she ended up with a Cactus Shot Silk Dupion bag instead!!
I also finished knitting a pair of matching hoodies for my kids - now to force myself to sew them together!! They are knitted in Sean Sheep Beulah using their free pattern.
Hope you've all had a great weekend! Ours has been busy - with lots of visits from friends, my brother staying and general weekend stuffing about!!

Thursday, August 5, 2010


I've delayed the completion of my Masters in Traffic Engineering. I am three weeks into a subject on Public Transport which wasn't really doing it for me! So I've withdrawn for this semester and will instead do a case study next year.

I feel like a weight has lifted.

And it means more time for crafting for me!