Thursday, April 29, 2010
Since seeing these awesome crochet goodies here, I've decided to have a go at making Adele some overalls. Basically, I'm winging my way through making some pants, then will add a bib and straps. These will by no means be as fancy as the Teeny Tiny ones, but should be nice for winter. What you can see here is a waist band and the top of the pants, legs should follow soon.
here, is now more unfinished than before. My lovely first child decided to unravel it early one morning. I'm determined to finish this within the week.... hopefully
I'm also working on finishing a few more boys pocket pants...
Wednesday, April 28, 2010
I came home without jeans, but did impulse buy some bed linen that I've been coveting since, well, forever! And in an extremely out of character move for me, it wasn't even on sale!!!
Orla Kiely print set which is in my colours! It was made for me and now it's mine - yay!!
Hopefullly it'll be on my bed by the end of tomorrow.
Monday, April 26, 2010
Ollie and James have a terrible cough/cold with super high, persistant fevers and last night Adele had an exorcist moment, which now hubby is suffering from. Thankfully I'm still standing, but I'm really, really, really, REALLY looking forward to life getting back to normal
Tuesday, April 20, 2010
I must say I've really enjoyed crocheting the little fella and the boys loved it so much they requested their own little friends.
Heres Ollie having one final play before it went in the post.
I loosely followed this pattern and worked with 4ply cotton from the Bendigo Woolen Mills.
Thanks again Kate for organising the swap.
Monday, April 19, 2010
Well I made Whoopie pies! No seriously, that's what they're called. I remember watching Martha last year where she made them and my husband decided they were going to be one of the conditional food items for me to make once I got my Kichen Aid mixer, along with pizza dough naturally...
Anywho - they are AWESOME!!
I followed the Martha Stewart reciepe from here before I realised I was making ALOT of pies. I ended up with over 20 sandwiches, so we'll be eating them for a few days. I didn't sandwich them with marshmellow or her frosting though, as it all seemed a bit hard, so I used a lovely butter cream instead.
I highly recommend them if you need a yummy, squishy, sweet treat.
Now I've been trying to upload the photos of my whoopie pies for two days now and something is wrong with the process. Believe me though, they are good and they look just like Marthas. Will hopefully be able to show the finished result soon. :) Bloody computers!
Saturday, April 17, 2010
And SHAPOWW!!! Vests make cool!! How rockin' are these boys!!
Now I should note that Ollie is size 3 wearing a size 2 and James is size 2 wearing size 1, which is why they are a little snug. I realised just prior to the photo that I'd grabbed the wrong sizes, but my opportunity to capture the moment was very quickly fading...
Can you tell I was standing in front of the TV to get the pic??
Now I promise I'll stop carrying on about vests..In other news, the postman delivered a nice surprise today, a lovely pin cushion from the Fox Lane swap made by Leah from Shaun the Prawn.
Thanks so much Leah! It's so sweet and fits the bill quite nicely:)
You can never have enough pin cushions I say - one for the ironing board, cutting table, left of machine, right of machine and so forth. I think this one will feature in a prime position, left of machine!!
I also shipped off my pin cushion yesterday and I'm so happy with how it turned out. I hope my swap partner likes it!!
Friday, April 16, 2010
Thursday, April 15, 2010
I LOVE vests at the moment and so do my boys. Ollie keeps walking around saying "Somebodys poisoned the waterhole!", which for those without kids is one of Woody's lines from Toy Story.
Also in my creative space, cut dresses waiting to be constructed - so many colour combinations waiting to happen!
An almost finished cardigan...
Head over to Kirsty's for more creative spaces....
Monday, April 12, 2010
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Saturday, April 3, 2010
These new pants are so awesome I could cry!! I modified my pattern for Oliver as he's such a skinny minny. I've trimmed them, lowered the rise a little and deepened the pockets. They are made out of an awesome inky blue black cord and trimmed with an Anna Maria Horner olive and orange dot fabric. Now while I love a novelty trim on kids clothes to give them an element of fun, I don't think it's always necessary and this clash of colours is super cool. I have about 4 more pairs of pants cut out for the boys which I hope to finish sometime soon, though this week's sewing time is being allocated to homework again - two more assignments due next Monday - boo!! I also took the boys to get their hair tidied up this week and came home with James looking like this...