Saturday, 29 September 2007
Thursday, 27 September 2007
I went for capri-style pants with a little slit at the base of each leg to make them more summery and of course my old favourite - the cross-back top.
I really like the buttons on this one too...
Last chance to be in the running for this (scroll down). Don't miss out, it doesn't take much to enter, just leave a comment.
Sunday, 16 September 2007
Last week I was tagged, for the very first time, by the lovely Cintia over at My Poppet (check out the gorgeous things at her store if you haven't already).
I've got a spare few minutes while the lovely ladies are napping to finally respond.
So here are the rules;
A. Each player lists 8 facts/habits about themselves.
B. The rules of the game are posted at the beginning before those facts/habits are listed.
C. At the end of the post, the player then tags 8 people and posts their names, then goes to their blogs and leaves them a comment, letting them know that they have been tagged and asking them to read your blog...
So here are some wierd and wonderful facts about me, I hope at the end of this you don't think me too strange!
When I married my husband he'd lived and been schooled for most of his life in the one suburb. After being married my initials spelled that suburb, prompting me to claim that was why he chose to marry me! (he of course denies this as all good husband's would!)
I can't stand moths, they scare me. A large moth flapping around a light and occasionally diving down near my head makes me jump around like a deranged lunatic.
As a chid I always said "when I grow up I'm going to have twin girls", and 18 months ago I did! (I also claimed I would marry a prince or a millionaire but that one didn't quite pan out!)
My husband claims I am borderline obsessive-compulsive as some things almost tip me over the edge. For example, if the wipers are in the 'up' position on the windscreen when I turn off the ignition I HAVE to turn it back on and put them down; I have a certain way I fold towels and arrange them in the linen cupboard; I have a compulsion for things to match or coordinate as you'll have noticed by my fabric selections.
This one is really freaky;
My husband's grandfather taught my grandmother! I grew up in the country, he in the city, we met when I was 18 and after my grandmother died we found a photo of her as a student in a South Gippsland high school and on examining it found my husband's grandfather was in the same pic sitting just a few people away from her!! Is that fate or what!
I love stationery. This includes all paper items such as books, magazines and newspapers. Officeworks is one of my favourite places to visit, all the lovely post-it notes...
Despite my love of sewing I have not sewed anything for myself since I was a teenager. There was no big disaster that caused me to stop, just a bit of a loss of confidence really. One day I will get the courage up to try again.
I find it impossible to choose a seat at the cinema or in a restaurant and despite the fact that I am normally a pretty decisive person always leave this to someone else.
OK so there you go - I've done it.
And now I'd like to tag some ladies who, like me, are relatively new to the world of blogging, and a couple who are not so new. Go on girls, give it a go:
Friday, 14 September 2007
I've got some Enid Gilchrist pattern books on their way to me and might try one of her tops with the remainder.
I'm pretty happy with the way this little one came out. It perhaps looks a more squat than I expected and so as I haven't had the chance to try it on either of the girls yet, I'm hoping it's OK for length.
I'm making some bright pink with white spot shorts to go with it. Once the weather is better I'll see if I can get an 'action' shot!
Oh yeah, the 15 to go refers to the number of items I still have to make to complete the summer clothing list I made for the girls.
Wish me luck!!
Wednesday, 12 September 2007
Thursday, 6 September 2007
I'm sure my lovely husband would say I do, and it seems Miss A wants to spread that story as well, if only she could get a dial tone on the hose so she can call and tell Pa.
Oh and by the way, I do dress my children in outfits other than these tops, these were taken the same day as the pic in my last post!!
Sunday, 2 September 2007
I am hobbling around off the crutches, and can move my foot enough to work the pedal on my sewing machine, Yay!!
However, before the ankle accident you might recall I couldn't get the foot on my machine to work. It happened after I finished the smock top for Miss A so as mentioned I pulled out my old machine to sew the top for Miss L.
Well, my mum very kindly carried the machine in to the repair shop when she was here looking after us all (thanks Mum :-), and the man tried it out and it wouldn't work, phew, but then.... he pushed the automatic button-hole lever all the way up and voila, away it went.
As you can imagine I left the shop a serious shade of red... he said he wished all his repairs were that easy.
So I am back up and running, if not not in the literal sense.
Lastly, not a great shot but here are the girls playing on the trampoline we were never going to have, that we picked up at a garage sale last weekend...
PS - Happy Fathers Day Davey xx