Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Introducing... Thomas Edgar

Born at 11.54 on 22 July
Weighing 3.705 Kg and 52cm long

Mum is exhausted and bub is constantly hungry but both fine....

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Another project fininshed..

Just a little something for the MIL Christine, full of little bits she loves.
I know because she gave the charms to me!
is it poor form to return gift if Ive created something new with the bits?

Rocking Chair... the makeover.

I've been lucky enough to be given my Great-Great-Grandfathers Rocking Chair... its been sitting in my Nan's garage for the last 20 or so years and in her fathers garage for goodness knows how long before that.

Not any more!
Now it will be in prime position for Bub's feeding and attempted sleep time.

Once again the trusty FIL Bruce has engineered me some cushions for me to cover...
For my first foray into patchwork, Ive gone for basic squares in random shades of 'black' cause i seem to have a heap of it... Not sure if i really like it but it will do the job nicely for the moment... now i just need to finish them

I am a creative genius. In my own mind anyway..

Last night i got it into my head that i really didn't want to lug around a suitcase full of baby paraphernalia everywhere i go and just want a small nappy bag for those super quick outings here and/or there.

and i managed to pull this out from somewhere...

Using an old belt for the strap, fabric salvaged from mums back room and the MIL's attic, its great for popping out the door at a moments notice... just the way i like it.

Friday, July 10, 2009

Its almost done!

Check it out its awesomeness...
Super big props to FIL Bruce for the frame, and big pat on the back to me for winging the bag and actually getting the measurements right...

It Fits! It Fits! It Fits! It Fits! It Fits! It Fits! It Fits! It Fits! It Fits! It Fits! It Fits! It Fits! It Fits! It Fits! It Fits! It Fits! It Fits! It Fits! It Fits! It Fits! It Fits! It Fits! It Fits! It Fits! It Fits!
Super happy fun dance!

Words and Pictures - Green

There is nothing more that i wish for this spring, than to be a porch monkey with my family in my uber comfy green deck chair..

and looking at our cool plants... not sure what they are, but they are most certainly cool.

Thanks meet me at mikes for this weeks words and pictures, its reminded me of the simple things.

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Too cute

Found my 2 boys having an afternoon snooze in the sun yesterday... very Cute!


I've managed to tick 2 things off the Crafty List, begun a few more and have subsequently added another 7...

2 little Peas awaiting a pod to reside in and some snappy wedding attire... think they are pretty cute all on their own!

Bassinet is 85% done!!!
Just need to sew the last side on and attach the trim and hope like hell it -
a) fits on the frame and
b) dosent fall apart when my fragile little bub is sleeping in it
Been putting off the last bit because Ive made my own bias style trim and it needs to be ironed in just the right way, Now i personally believe that ironing is the devils work and should be avoided at all costs (which is why every item of clothing I own has a bit of stretch), but Ive pulled out the trusty iron and board (for the first time since we have moved in... 8 months ago) and it is currently sitting in the middle of the hallway waiting for me to 'pull my finger out'. Its on the to do list for today...

Align Center
Blue paper piecing ball... TICK!

Bathina bag from the previous post.... TICK!

Thursday, July 2, 2009

My brain is imploding with crafty goodness..

After my extensive Crafty To-Do blog yesterday, I awoke this morning at stupid o'clock with projects on the brain.. its really quite overwhelming. So Ive pulled myself out of a nice warm bed to sit out the back and prioritise (got to LOVE Excel) with a nice hot bowl of porridge and hmm... this moment needs a cuppa... be right back.

OK. Much better.

Ive narrowed down the the list to 4 things...

1. Finish the Bathina Bag - should take all of 10 mins but its a bit awkward which is why Ive been putting it off

2. Amigurum Two peas in a pod - need to give it as a present in mid July

3. the Bassinet - Due in 12 days (yeah, woop!) and bub will need somewhere to sleep.

4. A blue paper piecing ball - not that i really need to make it now but its a nice quick project that will give me some warm fuzzies when I'm finished and hopefully give me a bit more motivation on all the other stuff...

anyhoo.. better get stuck into it,
little less conversation, a little more action and all that.

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

what in the world have i been up to? everything it seems...

My creative space has exploded this week...
lots on the boiler all at once and as usual not a lot getting completed.

hemming some curtains.

Got some new wool which i am going to try and make a ripply crocheted scarf inspired by the lovely Attic24 (pattern here) her blog brightens my day.

Another 2 English paper pieced balls in this cute fleecy fabric, one for the bubba and another as a gift for little Jim.

Image and free pattern from here
then these cute little guys as a wedding gift for some of Hubby's work mates... now just need to figure out how to read the pattern

some handles for my next bag..

Lets not forget the bigs and smalls blanket that has been rudely shoved aside for the moment (don't worry, i haven't forgotten about you)

and I've also got material to make a crib for bubba. Luckily my FIL is very handy and has already made the frame and now i just need to figure out how to make the hanging basket, but as bub is due in 13 days i REALLY need to get a wriggle on!

Bathina Bag

Introducing ...the Bathina Bag in all its unfinished glory!

Almost finished.. just got the last handle to sew and tidying up the loose threads.
You can print out the free pattern from Burdastyle here, and check out the creators blog here.
Granted her blog is in German and i cant understand a word of it but she does have some lovely pictures of her fab creations!