Tuesday, 27 January 2009

Holiday fun

We've just returned from a lovely time in Victoria, catching up with the girls' both sets of grandparents and extended family. We also had time for some sightseeing too.

We loved dipping our toes in the icy cold Tarago River at Noojee, a great antidote to the unexpectedly warm days.

Meeting some new friends at Gumbuya Park -that placed has certainly changed since I attended the opening at age 7 . There's a lot more emphasis on rides for the older kids, and less animals than I remember. Here's the girls meeting the sole emu.
Here we are on the City Circle Tram, which Lizzie enjoyed a lot. Louisa was less impressed, after being bonked on the head by a man's bag as he disembarked. I loved seeing how the city has evolved over the last decade since Peter and I moved to Brisbane.
We also managed a visit to the Melbourne zoo, which we all enjoyed. Here's Lizzie bug exploring, and making the acquaintance of a butterfly friend.

Sorry this post is not very sewing related, although Lizzie is wearing some upcycled pants in the pics. I added a toadstool patch and elastic waist on the morning we left, after I realised her wardrobe mainly consists of skirts and dresses!

Monday, 12 January 2009

Louisa's new skort

During the year I've done very little sewing for Louisa, as she's been in school uniform most of the time. Over the holidays, though, I've seen the need for a few more play around clothes. So here's a skort suitable for climbing trees and jumping around while still looking pretty: I did use a pattern but basically it's shorts with a flap of material sewn into the right seam and waistband.

Apparently it's (they're?) very comfy and has been worn non stop for the past day and half since I finished it!

Wednesday, 7 January 2009

Fun in the sun

We're enjoying our holidays, spending time boating and swimming and generally having fun.

Not much time for sewing, so nothing to report, although I do have a couple of dresses for the girls in the planning stages.
Here's the Tshirt I stencilled for Louisa for Christmas. I think it's groovy enough to wear all year round actually.