Monday, April 25, 2016

Lest we forget

Lovely to see Brett at home and with his wife and boys for Anzac Day. 

The Grandies were very proud to march with their Cub Scout group. It was Kai's turn to wear their great grandad's medals. My Dad would have been so proud of them.

Monday, April 11, 2016

Ship is in again - and that's my boy!!!

After an extended time sailing around north of Australia, the ship is home. Welcome home Dunx. Can't wait to see you when you are able to come to Queensland. 

 Two boys were excited to see their Dad. 

Sunday, April 10, 2016

Catching up

February's project for Sewing Club at Sew This and That
Inside has mesh pockets. 

It goes well with my all time favourite bag,  the Preston Bag, a design by Dawn Hay for our 2014 Lets Get Stitched retreat. 

Friday, April 8, 2016

My new drink bottle bag

Our sewing club project at Sew This and That yesterday was a wine bottle bag. I changed mine to hold a water bottle. 
The back has embroidery stitches which don't show well on the photo. The bag is lined with insulshine to keep the contents cool. Instead of a straight bag with handle I put a drawstring. 

Those folded diamonds were a bit tricky to sew in. But we all got there eventually. 

Friday, January 29, 2016

Fun at the Farm


Cleaning sheep troughs.  Of course its fun in all that mud and water.

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Paddock Bashing – cant do that in the city !!!


Suffering mossie and midgie bites.  Yes – well that can happen in the city  – but they did love this little guy.


Cousin Fun !!!

Sunday, January 10, 2016

Road trip fun

A good place to have a break. Inglewood (Queensland)

Friday, January 8, 2016

First finish for the year

Last year my cousin asked me to make her a runner for a table her hubby made her. When asked about style, colour etc her response was "surprise me". How scary is that. It was the first time I had been to her home so had a quick look around to try to absorb her style.

Just before Christmas I sent her pics of the finished top and she was thrilled. She said I had got her colours just right. (Phew!!!!!)

It is now finished - my first finish for 2016. 

Thursday, October 29, 2015

Dress ups

RC472007035HKDress up night at Scouts tonight. They weren't keen for Halloween costumes so we have a Ninja and a pirate. The pirate cape was a rushed sewing job this afternoon. Now the Ninja would like a cape too. 

Monday, July 13, 2015

Where has that time gone?

It is hard to believe that it is now 3 years since this gorgeous little Grandie made her dramatic entrance into the world. 
Happy birthday Vicki. 

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Upholstering Projects

Some of the reupholstering projects I have worked on lately.  The child's armchair and the footstools have sold in our Eclect.chic store.  The dolls Cradle has a mattress and pillow as well as the reversible quilt.
I have also been using some of our small vintage doileys to make needlebooks.  The top shows a closed needlebook, and at the bottom is one which is opened up.  They are quick to make and look so sweet.  I will be hunting out some more small doileys so as to make more of these.