Saturday, 31 March 2007
I decided before I tackle any of my new patterns, I needed to clear a few things I had half finished. This pinafore dress has been cut out for ages, but as the weather has been so warm, didn't seem much point making it. I'm sure winter will be upon us shortly (all 5 minutes of it here in Queensland) so I can see this dress being worn almost everyday for a while, just with a different top underneath!
I'm so pleased with the way this turned out. It was easy to make so I'll probably make a couple more in different fabrics before spring comes around.
Please excuse the model's 'I just got out of bed' hair! And the lack of a top underneath. Still warm up here, even at 7 in the morning.
Thursday, 29 March 2007
We braved Spotlight this morning, and picked up quite a bit. Luckily the patterns were half price, and the fabric all reduced, so we did very well. The girls were well behaved and rewarded with morning tea at Starbucks. I'm always willing to put up with their crap coffee because the girls love to play on their grotty couches and munch on toasted ham and cheese panini.
Tuesday, 27 March 2007
Sunday, 25 March 2007
Wednesday, 21 March 2007
Monday, 19 March 2007
I will get this quilt finished eventually, but thought I should post to my progress so far. I have stalled a bit after having to unpick a whole row. I didn't realise the blocks were mixed up by a little munchkin (Louisa). The below pic is Louisa's room where the quilt will go. I quite like the room as is. I thought I was very clever leaving the navy feature wall and adding the red but pink is Louisa's 'favourite and my best', so the navy wall will soon be candy pink, I think.
Not sure if it's too 'young' for him though.
There are a lot more things I'd like to do around our house, but most of those are more costly and will take more time (redo kitchens, bathrooms, put a deck out the back, etc). These projects should keep me busy.
Monday, 12 March 2007
1. What colours are your kitchen? I have a daggy 80s kitchen with bones and browns, but a burgurdy feature wall the last owners did in an attempt to update it. I'd love a new kitchen, and it's on our list but a few other projects to do first.
2. What is your favourite appliance? Definitely my kettle. I'm a huge tea drinker and the kettle is in constant use all day. None of these fancy chai teas of anything, just plain old Dilmah usually.
3. What do you love cooking most? I love to cook sweet treats, but as I have a bit of a health nut for a husband, I don't bother much. Otherwise I'd eat it all myself! Muffins are a big hit with myself and the girls.
4. What item would you love the most from your swap partner?
Not fussy, really. I'll be happy with a nice surprise.
Here's a couple of pictures I have already. We've since bought a new dining setting and the cane table is now my sewing table in another room!