Saturday, September 22, 2012

School holiday finishes...

I had promised my 10 yr old daughter prior to the holidays that we'd make something together using the sewing machine,
this is what we came up with...

The preparing stage...

The designing stage...

Sewing stage...

Got to love the double foot action!

Still sewing...

Look what I made...a bunting

Some clipping...

More ironing...

it's fair to say it was at about at this stage that the novelty had worn off and it was mums turn.

And we now have a finish, what do you think?

Complete with those all important pockets for those 'special' things,

I think she's proud of her (our) work.

I did manage to get a few other things done during the holidays including some gardening.

I had this really daggy part in my garden which was crying out for some attention.  You see I like my succulents and cacti.  But, because they're in such small pots they get terribly messy and I wasn't sure what to do with them, until I found an idea from my local hardware store. 


I've also got myself a little more organised and taken some photos of my kaliedoscope quilt which I had started in a previous post,

Love the quilting from our local long arm quilter, Pam Jarmen.  Think Mia's happy with it too...

Wow, I really did have alot to share.  Till next time


Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Spring projects

The things we do!

It's school holidays, so I've taken some time off work to look after and spend some quality time with number3. 
Day one was yesterday and we had the morning out, drinks at our favourite, Cafe Bliss, then movies it was to watch Diary of a Wimpy Kid. (wasn't  my choice but so glad we went...FUNNY!!!)  We then picked up number2 from work for lunch, and then it was home and time for craft.

We had chosen a special project just for the holidays where number3 could use my sewing machine for the first time.  We had gone to spotlight last Saturday and picked out the fabric.

Oooooh, will stop there, will share more when project is finished.

Day two (today), and it's a beautiful Spring day. 

I had hoped to have been able to tackle this spot at some stage while I'm off, so today was the day.
(what's the saying...'Make hay while the sun shines'!)

I really didn't know what to do, so into town I went to find some inspiration...

and look what I found at the local hardware store...Perfect!

Off I went to buy some blocks, timber and paint...

and this is what I came up with...

What do you think?

Now day three???
Oh yeah, more sewing with number2 and that special project.