Friday, October 23, 2009
Tuesday, October 20, 2009
Monday, October 19, 2009
Sunday, October 18, 2009
Saturday, October 17, 2009
Friday, October 16, 2009
I did managed to get into town yesterday, trying to time the pram walk with Pippit's nap. Spotlight had 20% off and so I wanted to get a rotary cutter and board while the sale was on. Rosie came with me and it was so great to have another pair of helping hands! I also made it back into Pocketspace and purchased the octopus print I'd been after, yay! All in all a pretty good trip :)
I have also gotten as far as picking materials out for my lazy day skirt, although I am going to call mine a hectic day skirt because lazy days are one thing I'm short on at the moment! I won't make the sew along dead line but nevermind. Doesn't mean I'll stop making the skirt!
Wednesday, October 14, 2009
I may never end up wearing them but hey, I have shiny new red shoes!
Tuesday, October 13, 2009
The other day little Pippit managed to get her tiny mitts on my favourite mug (luckily empty at the time) I had turned around for one second when a china like clatter rang out, holding my breath I whipped around fearing the worst but all looked fine. It wasn't until I poured hot water in it that it became evident that the only thing 'fine' about my muggy wug was the hairline cracks up the side slowly seeping my hot beverage onto the counter. Poo.
Monday, October 12, 2009
Rosie kindly brought her cutting board and rotary knife over today so I could get some nice clean edges. As soon as I had cut a few blocks I had a bit of a play with placement. I like this part of quilting the most, just playing with patterns and colours and testing different layouts, it's like a cross between big kids building blocks and one of those asian sand gardens, therapeutic and fun!
Rosie was busy making yet another quilt top too. She is doing something called a 'disappearing nine patch' where you sew all the blocks of colour together and then cut them up, mix them around and join them back together again. She is so fast (and easy, hehehe, just jokes Rosie!) I admire her gung ho approach, it's not that I'm afraid of making a mistake it's just that I'm afraid of making a total complete botch of things! Oh wait, that's another way of saying mistake isn't it... OCD anyone?
Sunday, October 11, 2009
Perhaps most exciting to me at the moment is that she has created a line of children's clothes called Tiny Mammoth, a lot of which are in colours that are non gender specific. A great break from the 'traditional' pinks and blues found almost everywhere else. And, yay, they're stocked here in Hobart too! I even worked up the courage to ask her to sign my 'Curvy' book! (I felt kinda daggy but it was worth it!)
Bec from 'Things to make and do' and co-organiser of the whole shebang also set up a crafternoon after the presentation where we all got to sit down and learn how to make some things. Rosie and I both attempted the crocheting. I had, some time ago, crocheted a whole blanket but my brain dumped the know how to undertake such a task and I just couldn't recall how to do it! After a few fits and starts with Bec's help I now know how to make a 'granny' and will hopefully retain the knowledge for the future! Thanks Bec!
Friday, October 9, 2009
No I'm not mad! (ok, debatable) I am committing myself to find the time to make things in October. The first is a baby quilt for a pregnant friend, second is a smocky dress for little G and the latest thing to add to the list is a lazy day skirt that I was put on to by a post at Ange's Ramblings. Thanks Ange! I am choosing fabrics already...
Ulp! The pressures on now!
So smock instead of frock it is :)
I have a wonderful book called Amy Butler's little stitches for little ones and have picked out a little pinny dress with matching bloomers to make. I think it will look great on little G but I might shorten it as she is just learning to crawl and I wouldn't want her to get her knees caught up in it and face plant into the carpet!
Unfortunately, given the free time I actually have to undertake such projects, I will probably only complete enough to fill a small drawer or maybe just a shoe box! Oh well, so long imaginary walk in robe, it's the thought that counts.
Thursday, October 8, 2009
Hmmm, how shall I phrase my response?
A: I am disinclined to acquiesce to your request
B: It might be possible using my stomach contents
C: No. Never. On the eyes of my child I-will-not
D: All of the above
Some poor Nana somewhere is huddled on her rocking chair, freezing cold, too rheumatic to give chase to the young floozy who stole her knee rug, scalped it and draped it around her body in a weird homage to vomit, I'm sure.
I actually think the hardest thing will be to commit to a fabric, I always um and ah so much when it comes to locking in a choice. There's simply too many yummy alternatives when it comes to selecting fabric, I get overwhelmed!
Commitment phobe perhaps? Maybe just plain greedy as really, I want them all!
Wednesday, October 7, 2009
Tuesday, October 6, 2009
I was going to write a 'Frocktober' post but then I saw that Bec has already claimed that title today. Then I was going to write a 'Blocktober' post as I got some awesome new material for a baby quilt I'm making BUT THEN CAME THE AWESOME NEWS!
And here it is!
A certain awesome chicken store has opened up in Salamanca. I cannot mention the name otherwise I will be the 'mentioner' and thus have to buy chicken goodies for all - so the rule goes ;P
...however should the name be READ then I suppose no rules are broken!
Monday, October 5, 2009
Me wants, me wants, me wants...
I visit the Gallery but I am too late, they are all sold and mocking me silently from the wall is a freshly painted mural of the same print. Woe.
Sunday, October 4, 2009
Today I did a lot of gawking and only a little buying. But I have set my sights on some awesome 'standaliers' made by a lady called Loz Abberton at WHO DID THAT. She is a wonderfully creative person and her designs are stunning. I think there would be a style to suit almost every home.
The one I like is called oak blossom, made out of FSC veneered ply. This pic is of the design in white eco resin and it's hanging too whereas I would have it as a standing lamp. Then perhaps finally after many, many years Big V and I would have matching bedside table lamps...
ahhh, symmetry, I love you.
Saturday, October 3, 2009
Not really being one to wear socks myself I feel I am living a sock fantasy through little Bippit. She has the most amazing array of socks! It wasn't until I decided that I needed some way to store them other than just chucking them in a clothes box (great way to lose them) that I realised how many pairs she has!
This is a small sample of her rainbow of footwear. I started putting them into a big lolly jar I had but now even that is too small. I will be keeping my eye out for a beautiful big old pharmacy jar and if I fill that up then it's time to visit a doctor about a problem sock fetish!
Friday, October 2, 2009
I decided that 'Crocktober' would mean crockery for me but these are a few other crockables that could have taken the title.
Croc shoes - I was tempted to buy a pair of crocs today on ozsale because they were FREE but then I remembered I didn't actually like crocs, I was only getting sucked in by the FREE thing. Well, you did have to pay postage so not really FREE. Still, they were orange...
Crocodile man - Steve Irwin. I was with Ally and Rosie in a carpark when I heard the news that he'd died... weird the things you remember.
Crock Pot - I don't own one but I think they are kinda cool.
Crocodile Dundee - leathery old duck!
Crocodiles on a leash being held by Beyonce - enough said!
I saw this crockery set in a habitat catalogue and thought they were awesome and although I am definitely not a 'plate on wall or shelf' person (too much dusting involved for one thing) I would be loathe to use it for it's intended purpose for fear of eventually ruining the picture!
I decided to check them out today while I was in town and found that they were not as nice as in real life as they are in the picture. The pictures were a bit fuzzy and the ceramic a bit chunky, not that I am a crockery snob, you have only to check out my kitchen cupboards for that proof, it's just that for $80 a plate I expected a little more. More what? I don't know, just more!
Thursday, October 1, 2009
Idiot 1: 'Knock Knock!'
Idiot 2: 'Whose there?'
Idiot 1: 'Interrupting cow'
Idiot 2: 'Interrupting co...'
Idiot 1: 'MOOOOOOO!'
Hahahahahahahahahaha! I told my niece this joke on the weekend and then she told it back to me about fifty times in a row and each time we laughed so hard!
Who needs mad cow disease when you have jokes like this :D
I've been browsing other people's blogs, something I wish I could do more often, and have found one idea that I love. Blogtoberfest! (Thanks Bec!) Since starting this blog I've been told by a certain someone (don't worry Rosie, I won't name any names! hehehe!) that I need to post more frequently so this 'Blogtoberfest' seems like the perfect challenge!
Can I post every day for the month of October? I'm thinking hell yeah!
There are a stack of others rising to the challenge so why no lil' ole me! One blogger has a great idea which I might thieve, making each days post title a play on 'October'. For example, Rocktober, posting something about music or rocks- very doable, or Woktober, something about cooking - easy, Clocktober, Flocktober, Blocktober and so on.
So, thanks for the idea Badskirt! I am grabbing this bull by the horns!
*I should mention I found these awesome comical pics drawn by NatalieDee here.
My kind of funny :D