Saturday, 29 January 2011

We're having a party

This week my lovely Miss 2 will be turning 7 (how did that happen so quickly???).

We made invitations yesterday (yes, yesterday - oops!).

Those who follow good and proper party etiquette will have rolled their eyes and shaken their heads. Short notice and minimal organisation. Sounding good isn't it?!?!?!

Ah never mind, we've started!
We've invited 8 little girlies to a craft party. And we're all a little bit excited.

Now to think of something for them to do ....... I'm thinking bracelets and picture frames unless anyone else has a better idea ?!?!?!

Friday, 21 January 2011

Quilt number 2 - Done and dusted!

It's finished!
The red quilt (that was supposed to be green) is now finished.It was based on Louise's lovely pattern. However, as I have issues with following instructions I had to modify it (after a little mummy tantrum).
I cut out the big squares on the floor in front of the tele (silly, I know) and cut them out the wrong size. Had said tantrum then hurt my brain trying to work out how to make the outside bits fit.I think it works. As I'm still on the quilting planet of "make it up as you go along", it's a bit on the wonky side. But hey, wonk is good - right ?!?!?It's now thrown on the couch when not being dragged around the house by the "Quilt Ninja"The next quilt is cut and ready to go.
A cot quilt for the amazing Corrie to be sent to Queensland flood victims. I hope it looks OK when finished and makes someone smile!!
If you would like to be involved too check out Corrie's blog Retromummy.I would put her lovely little icon thingy on my blog but couldn't follow the blogger instructions on that either. I wonder if there is a support group for those who can read, take in and then forget/ignore/stuff-up instructions ......


Thursday, 13 January 2011

Kiddie Craft

It's wet here but not as wet as Queensland! - thinking of you guys and sending you our money and wishing there was something else we could do to help.
I spent the kid's inheritance on school shoes this morning so it's (expense free) inside time at home today.My awesome sister gave this little beauty to Miss Number 2 at Christmas so we christened it today. Great little book - thoroughly recommend it.
We now have beautiful "tissue paper blooms" hanging from the light fittings - they look like orange chrysanthemums (yes, I had to resort to the reliable "Concise Oxford Dictionary" for that one). Hope you and yours are safe and dry.

Thursday, 6 January 2011

Bribery & corruption .....

Yesterday I tortured my kids and made them do this:

So this arvo they're playing Wii and we're having take away for tea.
Yep, bribery.

Wednesday, 5 January 2011

Remember the red quilt ??

It's still coming together.
Almost there.
Even tried a bit of machine quilting this time with my newly purchased walking foot - what a clever person to have invented that!
Quilting purests may "tut-tut" the mixing of hand and machine quilting - are there rules for this stuff? I'm still making it up as I go along. (might even do a class this year .....)
Have to finish it soon as I have a plan for the next one....will keep you posted!