Wednesday, 13 January 2010

Slowly, slowly...

That's how we've been taking the past few days - to recover from our ultra-busy start to the year.

Mind you, in 44 degree celcius heat, there is little you can do with three small children but barricade yourself into your home and stay cool.

Things have been a little slow on the sewing front too, only one little backpack to show so far, apart from the things my niece and I made - but I can't really take credit for those as she did most of the work.

So what have we been doing...
we took my gorgeous niece to the airport and said goodbye to her - always a fun outing in itself (and yes one of my children did go dressed as 'Dorothy'!)


I didn't get a great pic but here's the huge bag we made for all the extra stuff she had to get home.

It was 'plumped up' with pellon and has two internal pockets and a key hook inside, and a pocket with snaps outside as well as snaps along the top.

We used Milly's fabulous bag tutorial for the basic bag and just added the extras.


Then we made a matching mobile/iPod cover and made her a luggage tag to match as well just for fun.

We've been playing with hair styles


there's been lots of dancing on the deck in suitable attire (bee gumboots go with everything don't they??)


There was a little shopping for shoes ready for kinder girls and I got a couple of new pair that suit my current lifestyle.

Oh and I managed to corrupt another niece into the joys of sewing!


Life is returning to normal so I hope to be back soon with the backpack, I still have another three of them to make so get ready for it!

9 comments:

Becky said...

I think you must be a FAVOURITE aunt!!

Miss Amy said...

Very cool fashion statement there! I love letting DD dress however she feels like. The other day she went out wearing a bonds chesty, a tutu, hi5 stockings and joggers! hehehehee... Looks like your nieces will catch the sewing bug soon!!

Nikki Cardigan said...

It does sound very busy Karen, but with so many wonderful things.... memory making things. The stuff that is talked about for a long time.

Kylie said...

Sounds like you are having a great holiday - the bag looks great and looking forward to seeing the backpacks - are they for the girls for kinder?

Keep cool and out of the heat I say - the boots do indeed go with everything.

cherri said...

OOOH love the bee boots and the backbag is awesome!

Charity said...

Sounds like you've been super busy! I LOVE that bag for your niece, I must go check out that tutorial... :o)

Gina said...

Good to ease into things I reckon! Love the bag with all the trimmings. Your nieces are quite the lucky ones.

Mmmm, bee gumboots, so hot right now...

Handmade said...

Great bag and keep on corrupting!

Cascade Lily said...

Geez you have a photgenic family Karen!

And HOW ADORABLE is your daughter in her bloomers and bee boots?