Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Something Fishy

My Quilt Recieved in the DQS6 didn't have to travel as far as my quilt sent, and it arrived this morning.


In fact these little fishies have only travelled about 10 miles up the road, such a small world...

What you can't see on the picture is that the fish fins are little flaps and their eyes are little beads, and Beth is loving playing with them.

Thank you so much Cylie, we are very happy with our quilt.


Here you can see a some of the beautiful swirling waves in the quilting. Sorry for my terrible photos but the light isn't great here this morning.

DQS6 Sent to the U S of A

My Doll Quilt Swap 6 is in the post, a little late so I hope it gets to my swap partner on time - 3-10 working days according to the post office.

And here it is.



I was really pleased with it, I found a couple of frog blocks online and designed the centre block based on them, it's the first serious piecing I've done and I enjoyed it, it wasn't as scary as I thought (I usually do applique or just squares...). And I love the brightness of it. It's going to someone who has boys so I hope that they will find it appropriate. I thought the Save our Planet fabric fitted nicely as it seemed a green and environmental kind of theme.

Nature Walk

Yesterday we went on a nature walk, we're lucky that our appartment block has such lovely gardens, just enough to explore.



Mmm, wonder what this bark tastes like...



This is pretty



Serious leaf carrying business.



Monday, April 27, 2009


IMGP7858, originally uploaded by red in oz.

Beth eating her easter egg - testing flickr

Monday, April 20, 2009

Skirt and Shirt Market

On Sunday we went over to Abbotsford Convent to check out the markets there and make the most of the day to make a trip to the Collingwood Children's Farm while we were there.

Lucky for me Beth slept in the car for an hour after we arrived to I got to scope out the markets on my own - hurray - much more conducive to a bit of shopping.

There were two markets on, the Makers Market and the Skirt and Shirt Market. They are both regular markets held on the 3rd Sunday of each month and both worth checking out. Lots of clothes (women's and childrens apart from a few mens t-shirts), jewellery, accessories, toys and many more crafty delights.

I bought this cute dress for Beth from Retrobub, haven't managed to try it on her yet but I know it will be just perfect.

And I bought this skirt for me from Sancana and I love it. I have promised to wear it, get into wearing skirts and go back wearing it next month ;) Don't you love small businesses who actually care what happens to their goods. I know it's a terrible photo, it was the best I could get out of Sam who was determinedly watching nothing on TV... The jacket I bought as well, from Saffron it's a gift for my mum but I thought I would try it on for the photo.


Afterwards we went to the farm and saw lots of animals, and had a very nice brunch.