Saturday, September 25, 2010

To market to market

How did the month of September pass so quickly???! As you can tell, I've been fairly quiet on the blog front. The madness of September parties are finally coming to a close. Its been fun though and the girls have really enjoyed getting out to different places for the celebrations.

Another spaceship cushion, this time changing the colour of the spaceship and letters. This little boy's mum tells me that he loves it and takes it everywhere with him. Im so happy that the kids that have recieved these gifts really treasure them.

Twirly skirt for my gorgeous niece.

Letter T cushion. The material used on the side of the cushion is yellow and sparkly. Perfect for a (now) 6 year old.

I have signed myself up for two local fetes, one happening in 2 weeks time and one in mid-November. Im not sure how Im going to get enough stock for the one in two weeks. Its awfully close and I've made very little headway. Mum has promised to come around and (yet again) help with the sewing. Im so thankful for all my mum's help.

Here are a few pencil and drawing pad folders I've made specifically for the fetes. My original template has been claimed by Miss G who likes to write notes to her friends whilst in the car :)

Thats all from me for now. Im back into the sewing room frantically cutting and sewing. Wish me luck!

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Scrap busters

This week's creativity has been and gone (see previous post). I did, however, manage to finish a bathroom mat made from my copious amount of scraps. Im planning to make a few more but not today.... Ive got a head cold with a side order of headache so Im not feeling too motivated today.

The mat is backed with old flannel nappies (yes I intended to use washable nappies but never did). The mats are desperately needed in the main bathroom as the kids are always complaining the floor is too cold. Its getting abit much carrying an almost 4 year old into the bathroom because her feet get cold!

Hope your creative space has been alittle more creative than mine this week.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

The celebrations continue!

Before anything else, I'd like to say thankyou for all your lovely comments on the girls dresses and on many of my other posts. It really helps keep up momentum when I get such positive comments. The crafting community is indeed a lovely place. Thank you all!

This week we've had 2 birthdays and fathers day so I've been busy in the sewing room. Ive managed to get all the presents to the birthday people ON their birthday (as opposed to days / weeks / months later). Yes, I do have presents that I still need to complete that were due months ago.

I dont really like to make too much of the same thing so I welcome the opportunity to make for different people (especially the kids). In saying that though, Ive made yet another of my rocketship pillow cases. I really love making them.. its become abit of an obsession! Miss A has even learnt how to say rocketship because of them. :)

Next on the present list was a gift for my hubby for fathers day. Miss G made a lovely plate and money box for Daddy at kinder but I thought alittle bit of handmadie goodness from wifey was needed.

This little pouch was made so Daddy could put all his worldly possesions in one place when taking Miss A swimming. Its big enough for the beloved iPhone and his glasses. Thankfully he likes it :)

Second birthday of the week was for anothed of of Miss G's kinder friends. Ive been wanting to make these little heart shaped cushions for some time. Ive sewn in a ribbon at the top of each one so they can be hung on a wall or they would be just as nice on a bed. Miss G has already put in an order for her birthday at the end of the month which I'll happily do. They took next to no time to make and they are rather cute!

I really didnt have a nice place to display them so here they are with all my washing :/

Thursday, September 2, 2010

My creative space

Today's creative space is a special one. Two years (and one day) ago I gave birth to one of two of my most precious creations... Miss A.

Here she is twirling in the dress that was made especially for the occasion.

These two years have been a whirlwind. Having two kids very close in age can certainly have its tough times but these little girls make me smile every day.... especially when twirling!

We had family over for dinner which I love to do. Birthdays were (and are) always cause for celebration in our family. Miss A was certainly spoilt.

No less than 3 cameras were pointed her way when the cake came out. She positioned herself (along with her sister) infront of it and proceeded to pull all the butterfly wings (aka chocolate freckles) off the cupcakes. The event was well documented by the family :)

Last but certainly not least is a big thank you to my mum. I hope Im as patient as she is when my girls are older.

Happy birthday baby!

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