Monday, November 30, 2009

Anyone for a picnic

after our inspirational trip to the market, i got out one of my many projects determined to finish something! this is a cutlery roll (not very exciting) however is part of a christmas present. i got a bundle of tea towels a couple of weeks ago (unfortunatly not vintage) however they also match the fabric i got for my kids deck chairs that i am re-covering. i'm planning on making a matching napkin holder.
time is of the essence. i have made a christmas plendge to either make something or buy something that someone else has hand made. so far so good.


the kids and i managed to make it to the daylesford makers market on saturday. what a delight!! i wish i had paid a bit more attention and wore a yo-yo but i will know for next time. our first stop was my ever so crafty friend Laura at her stall 'pink snow flakes'. i loved her prints and it was great to see the pirates (of which we are the proud owner of one). then i got to meet jodie from ric rac. jodie's blog was one of the first that i came across when i started trawling the craft sites. her robots looked even better in the flesh. i got a mushie & gnome kit and my little gal got a skipping rope girl key ring. i never know what to say when i meet bloggers for the first time, i feel like such a novice but aspire to have craft success just like them (one day when the kids are at least at school and aren't constantly asking for things). we did a quick lap because my eldest was 'tired' even though i had blackmailed them with a donut afterwards if they were good. we did a quick stop at the bob's botique stall (trip to bendigo for sure!) and the dandelion stall so i could check out the divine bunny's. i have a bunny from when i was a kid and seeing beck's creations has inspired me to replicate my childhood bunny for my little boy. i picked up a cute brooch for my spolit gal and then we headed back home. next visit will be without kids so that i can talk to people without someone pulling at my arm. it was a very inspirational visit and i've decided to have a go at trying to sell some of my wares.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

My Place and Yours: Through the Front Door

I had my morning cuppa and my daily internet look when i came across Meet Me at Mike's blog theme, My place and Yours: Through the Front Door.
so this is my front door, the one we use at least. the kids and i get to see every car, truck, tractor and any other machinery pass our house. normally it is pretty quiet. it is great to see the paddock change throughout the year. sometimes it has spuds growing in it or sheep and cattle shading under the single tree.

this is the old front door. it has a beautiful art deco feel about it but is impractical for us to use. i often have the door open on hot days and you can feel the cool breeze come through the house. i try to sit in the chair and read but the kids think i'm playing hide and seek!
Either way, welcome to my house!

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

For milo

i managed to get this bag finished over the weekend. it is for a little boy named 'milo'. he has an older brother so i knew that would have all the boy clothes, so i made this for him. i found some dinosaur material that i had with heaps of denim lying around. the front pocket and the bag itself are both lined. not bad if i do say so myself!

Friday, November 6, 2009

off and racing!!

well i didn't make it to the melbourne cup, didn't see the cup on the tv but i was in a race of my own with a handicap of 3 children on tuesday trying to get some jobs done and a bit of crafting. very confusing in town as some shops were open but others wern't. i did manage to make this bag when i got home! it doesn't have a clasp but you put the bigger 'hoop' through the smaller one and use that as the handle. it can hang off your wrist which is what i like.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009


I had forgotten that i had taken this pic. the kids and i had a teddy bear's picnic for playgroup last week and we decorated some teddy biscuits. i used the donna hay icing recipe and they were delicious!!