Thursday 31 January 2008

Lovin' summer

While Nicola and Katherine over at Four Friends and a blog are making their way through winter snows, we are enjoying lots of summer sunshine, with many days recently hitting the 40C mark.

We're lucky enough to have family who live on the coast and so we spent the Australia Day long weekend enjoying the great Aussie surf and sun.

Our girls have quickly grown to love the beach, but in their own different ways.

We have one water-baby...

and one sand-baby...

Here are a couple of snaps of two of my five lovely nieces in the outfits I made them for Christmas, which much to my delight, their mum says they choose to wear quite often.

Aren't they lovely girls!!

Sunday 20 January 2008

Gifts and girls

I did manage to get pics of a few more gifts I made over the Christmas break so thought I'd share them.

Firstly a couple of twirly skirts with matching tops for two little girls

and a Michael Miller retro guitars appliqued 'T' for their brother.

Then I thought I'd try out a tutorial that Kylie found here to make tissue covers so whipped up a couple for my mum and sister. They were super-easy and a great way to use up small pieces of fabric.

And just because I couldn't resist, here's a shot of the girls enjoying their newest found hair joy - pigtails!

Thursday 17 January 2008

Rested and happy

That's how I'm feeling after an unplanned break away from, or rather limited time at my sewing machine since Christmas.

I did get a stack of Christmas crafting done including pencil rolls, appliqued T's, twirly skirts, hairclips and shorts. Bua alas - most of them were wrapped as quickly as they were finished.

Here's one little set (which also had some frilly knickers with it) for a friend's baby girl.

While lots was done I didn't do as much as I hoped to because.....

Baby number three is on its way!!!

Due to arrive July 21st. The tiredness and nausea put paid to my late night sewing plans so we had to buy one or two more gifts than planned. But thats fine by me!

As the girls will be 2yrs 4 mths old when the new baby arrives life is going to get interesting!

So, from now on, I need to keep my plans modest and achieveable.

I want to make two dresses from Ottobre 01/08 using this pattern

..... and this fabric and ribbon

One event that I want to report on, if only to make it clear that I didn't do it, is the 'shiner' one of my 'babies' is sporting.

The girls are very into hugging each other (super-cute I must say!) but sometimes they do it with such gusto they topple over.

One such incident yesterday resulted in Miss A's forehead hitting Miss L's cheek, which by this afternoon had turned into a lovely deep purple coloured eye!

Tough Love!

Excuse the fact that my baby is eating chalk in this photo!