Sunday, August 29, 2010

This is the family pic, they don't look all that happy do they?
Must have been the thought of me getting
That means of course that they are getting older and catching up to me... i think??

Happy Birthday To Me

What a lovely day it was today, another year older and wiser, i am not saying how old i turned but you could say i am over 21, at least twice.I am so lucky to have such a lovely family to have spent some of the day with before i had to go to work.

I do hope there will be many many more though.
Thank you to my family.

Thursday, August 26, 2010

My Prize

Do you remember a few posts ago where i won the July Christmas challenge for my table runner?
Well  Amanda is the lovely host of this great challenge and this the charm pack that i won.
I could choose from fat quarters or a charm pack and i think i picked really well.
What do you think?
This is where i could pick my fabrics from and the lovely Khris has such a lovely variety and
i can verify they are all such good quality, you won't be disappointed.

August Challenge

 This is what i made for the August Christmas challenge that Amanda is hosting.
The challenge was to make a table decoration which does sound very easy but believe me it wasn't at all.
I made this lovely bon bon from a pattern i had and am very pleased with how it turned out.
Filled with lovely sweets, yum yum

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Monday, August 23, 2010

Big Sister

You might think Caprice is looking for her new brother but actually was more concerned about who had some food.... always grazing but not eating a lot at meal times.... typically a little toddler

Sunday, August 15, 2010

New Gransdson

We are so blessed to have another grandchild and this time it is a gorgeous bouncing boy named Jett.
He came into this world at 11.21pm on the 14th August and weighs 8 pound 9 ounces and measuring 53cms long.
He has a nice covering of hair which seems on the darker side, not sure about his eyes as i haven't seen them yet. Needless to say Caprice is delighted to have a little brother.
More pics to post later.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

My First Teddy Bear

This was the very first teddy bear that i made and that was back in 1998, it seems like so long ago now.
I can remember going to the class and it was a one on one class that i thoroughly enjoyed and was so thrilled to bring home this lovely fury creature.
What made my day though was how impressed my sons were that i had made him.
He now lives in a glass cabinet with his other friends and i know for sure when all the house is quiet he gets up with his friends and they have a real Teddy Bears Picnic.
Sadly these days i have little time for sewing my bears but i will eventually get back to them.

Friday, August 6, 2010

Flower Power In Homespun

How exciting......Today you can grab Khris's Flower Power sewing accessories that She put together for the Homespun website. Flower Power is a cute set that she put together for her favourite magazine Homespun and their website bonus projects. Jump across and grab the instructions. A desktop pinchushion, a needlecase and a wrist pincushion. For full templates you will need to purchase the magazine even though the instructions to draw the majority of the templates are on the website.
How clever is Khris in designing this and from what i have heard Khris is going to be featured in an upcoming edition of Homespun

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

July Christmas Challenge And I Won

This is the second month of the Christmas Challenge over at Amanda's, I have to say though that i struggle to get these things finished on time what with work and everything else that goes on.
There were some really lovely table runners and table mats from all that participated and i was the lucky one to have my name drawn out.
Hopefully my luck may be changing because i never win anything. Now i am aiming at the big win in Lotto... then no more work but lots more sewing...yippee.
The challenge for August is a table decoration made out of any medium... i am stumped on this one.
Any ideas i would love to hear about.