Monday, 30 April 2007
Friday, 27 April 2007
Tuesday, 24 April 2007
And a great day thrifting. Some great finds - a couple most definitely worthy of the term 'vintage'. Also some cream cord, some black ribbing, a couple of paisley pillow cases and some practical fabrics that I can already think of uses for. And all for $9. Very happy.
Friday, 20 April 2007
I think part of my problem with the last version was that the material I used had a very loose weave and didn't make crisp folds. So after that diagnosis, I'm on the look out for some floral print material similar in colours to the white and purple I used, but just in a tighter weave fabric that will hold a crease better.
Thursday, 19 April 2007
Saturday, 14 April 2007
She did get her fairy fix this morning when we went to see The Fairies, but no photography allowed so this is all I can show you!A fan-fairy-tastic time was had by all. Louisa was very excited the whole way through and both she and Lizzie loved dancing and singing along with them. A great show!
And here's a picture I have to included just because Lizzie's grin is just too cute:
Tuesday, 10 April 2007
Monday, 9 April 2007
The jersey for the top part seems quite delicate and I'm not sure how well it will wash. There are also a few little flaws here and there, but overall I think it's a lovely top. I'm especially pleased with the bottom flounce (made with left over shirred cotton from a skirt I made for Louisa). I'd never finished a hem like this: folding it under, using my buttonhole stitch and trimming away the excess fabric. I wish I'd used it on the original skirt!
I finally got a picture of it when we took Jake (who's visiting for the school hols) to the park to kick the footy with his Dad. The girls found a huge puddle to play in and ended up soaking wet.
Saturday, 7 April 2007
We enjoyed a lovely morning on Moreton Bay yesterday. We took the girls around past Redcliffe on the boat to witness the start of the Brisbane to Gladstone yacht race. Fantastic weather and Lizzie enjoyed her first real boating outing (apart from the pre-Christmas canal tour and another very )short trip. She had a great time, and the faster and noisier the boat the more she seemed to relish it. On the other hand, Louisa, who has spent more time on the boat with Dad, suffered from sea sickness. I think it was so much time not moving, waiting for the start of the race, rather than the usual full speed to Moreton Island. Plus the wash from so many other spectator craft.
Below is the race leader Ichi Ban who raced right past us - very exciting!
Thursday, 5 April 2007
Very lovely and useful things, and very happy to finally have some silicone bakeware in my possession in the form of these lovely cupcake/mini muffin ones. Louisa has decided they're perfect, but I don't think her sugar levels could handle anything today. But we'll definitely be trying Bec's Banana, Date and Sour Cream Muffins very soon. They sound delicious and just the kind of thing we love.