Monday, May 09, 2011

Pincushion Received

Here is the pincushion I received from Rachal in the MMQG Pincushion Swap. A lovely little double sided number that came with some nice extra goodies :) Thanks swap partner. I already have pins in it!!!

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Monday, May 02, 2011

MMQG Pincushion Swap – Sent


This little mushroom is on it’s way to my swap partner Bek in the Melbourne Modern Quilt Guild Pincushion swap arranged by Rachel.

It’s not so ‘modern’ quilting but, hey, I like it, and I’ve wanted to have a go at one for ages so fingers crossed it goes down OK at the other end.

Monday, April 11, 2011

Rainbow Cookies

From here

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To be quite honest, the cookies weren’t that good, some even got thrown away which is unheard of in this house, but the process was fabulous fun. We’ll make them again with a favourite cookie recipe next time, any basic cookie/biscuit dough would work. Sadly we also ran out of red so purple turned out more grey than purple.

Two Bouncing Bunnies


Inspired by Becky’s post


Another quick Easter craft

Saturday, April 09, 2011

Paint the whole world with a Rainbow


Up above the trees and houses, rainbow climbing high…

So yesterday was declared rainbow day (by me obviously).

First we watched the glee version of Somewhere Over the Rainbow about 10 times.

We watched episodes of Rainbow with Zippy and Bungle and George and Geoffrey on youtube.


We tied our playcloths together into a big rainbow circle and spread them out in the park to run around.


We made rainbow fruit pops for morning tea.

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We made a playdough rainbow.


And a smartie rainbow.


We decorated the inside of the playhouse with a rainbow roof and made some quick rainbow cushions with a piece of shiny rainbow fabric that I bought and didn’t know what to do with.


And we read Rainbow Fish.

The Rainbow Fish

We were going to make rainbow cookies but we were all rainbowed out. Maybe we’ll have to have rainbow day again next week.

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

The New Do








I am having a go at SWAP (Sewing with a Plan) this season, hoping to end up with a more co-ordinated wardrobe for my little people. The idea is to sew a number of items which can all be used as a collection, making choosing what to wear each morning an easy task.

I am aiming to do 5 items per child to co-ordinate with things that are already in their wardrobes.

Starting with Beth.

I picked a few items from her current wardrobe which I would like to use this winter.

MIP Cupcake Dress from the Make It Perfect Book and the gorgeous jumper Becky knitted in aid of the Queensland Flood appeal that I was lucky enough to be the winning bidder for, plus a pair of gap jeans for good measure.

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Leggings and long sleeve T-shirt with cute denim dress that my mum sent (thanks mum for fitting in with our colour scheme so well :))._DSC2155

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And I’m am hoping to make the following

1) Oliver and S Jump-Rope Dress, pretty floral lawn from Spotlight_DSC2208

2. Oliver and S Nature Walk Knit Pants in red velour (from an old pair of trousers)


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4. Champion Cargos from Make It Perfect book – in sunshine yellow cord


5. Make It Perfect Sprout Dress in Anna Maria Horner Flannel with plain lining.


I will try and get the pictures together for Hannah’s set tomorrow.

A carrier for my baby’s baby

baby baby carrier

Beth helped me to make a carrier for her baby, she helped with the cutting (don’t worry I made sure to keep her fingers out of the way of the rotary cutter), she helped sewing the straps, turning them, topstitching them, pinning all the layers together and sewing the whole thing together. Her job on the machine was to press the back button when we got to the end of a seam, and to feed the fabric in (with help). She was really pleased with the end result! And so was I. The doll, only known as ‘baby’ also seems pleased with the arrangement.