Thursday, January 20, 2011

My Creative Space – Loungin’


Hot off the presses last night and getting lots of use already is the bean bag made from Sew La Tea Do and the kids love it. Next is a pink one for Poppy’s room too and buoyed by the success, I may even make some for the lounge room too! The kids rooms are in the middle of a overhaul and a very long to do list. This fabric, which I adore, is from Ikea.

Thanks to Kirst for hosting another year.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011


(I have had this in drafts and not published but with the floods it does seem frivolous) With the new year comes thoughts of new intentions. This year I really want to focus on ‘do less – laugh more’ - not giving myself so much to do and not taking it all too seriously. Naturally if I make the list any longer then there are millions of things that are trying to fit in.

This year Poppy is in 3 year old kinder 3 mornings a week, but I am struggling with this decision and am considering making it 2 mornings again. Isn’t that the eternal parenting balancing act! An extra morning would be great and relieve pressure from me to get work done at night, yet it really is our last year, next year 4 year kinder will have more hours and then school all so quickly! Thankfully she still sleeps in the afternoon so that makes working a full time job while she is still home easier. Enough babbling.

On the crafty front, my resolve to sew more for me has been aided by a dressmakers mannequin for Christmas – I am very pleased with her so far and working on some Colette patterns and fabric stashed since Christmas 2009 with the best of intentions! And while I don’t think not buying fabric for 2011 isn’t an option, the intention is to not add anything to my stash – buy it and use it.

QLD_Flood_Appeal I am still a Queensland girl and hurting over the scenes. Lots of people are doing an amazing job – Donate here and Auction and bidding on crafty things here.

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Two Zero One One

Happy new year – hope you haven’t thought me rude for mot saying it earlier but have been spending more time enjoying holidays with the kids than the changing of calendars. We have been home holidaying, and I always enjoy it (sad but true).




Fixing up the kids rooms is high on the list and Caleb and I did this really fun and easy project yesterday and he really loved it. With some beloved dinos, some material for backdrop and then let him loose to create some prints for his room (the main challenge was to shut up and let him do what he wanted). Then off to Officeworks to get 8 of them printed for the princely sum of $7. We got 6” x 8”,  bigger would of been better but since Caleb was in charge he didn’t want them too big!