Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Not 100%

We have had a very trying week and a half with everyone except for Kiah in the household getting sick !! Isabella started last sunday asking for a sleep at 9:30 in the morning and this is soooooooo not like her so I knew something was up ! By wednesday she was not eating or drinking and the doctor was testing for whooping cough ! Several sleepless nights and worrying days later she tested negative and has only just picked up slightly ! She is at least drinking again and nibbling at food ! However the 'germs' have spread and everyone has had it except for little Kiah.... she seems immune ( so far ) to this awful virus !

Little madam started solids this week - good old rice cereal and water..... so far she seems to like it but she is only getting a teaspoon at a time.

So hopefully when the energy returns I will have something fun to share... being sick and looking after a little one who is sick is so draining ! But.... we are definately on the road to recovery !!

Monday, September 12, 2011

September Bee blocks

Bee blocks for this month have consisted of Kristy ( Handmade retro ). She asked for 4 vertical blocks ...

I am loving these bright boyish prints - robots, spaceships, buses etc. Is it because I don't have a little boy to sew for ???

Also bee blocks for Jules ( Relish Australia ). She requested wonky log cabinish blocks.

Both blocks together with a ziggy block.

Both blocks were fun and easy to make ! I am loving my bees and swaps at the moment... I love working with fabrics that I would not normally 'go' for and for sewing blocks that I have not tried before ! All part of the fun !

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Pillow talk swap

I have joined the pillow talk swap on over at flickr..... such talented and lovely pillows have been made in the past, I am up for the challenge !! This is what I created for my inspiration : -

So partner, to help you out I would love :-

- anything made in moda bliss

- anything made in moda ruby

- any style of pillow

- anything made in sew cherry by lori holt

-anything cute and kitchy with a touch of shabby chic or vintage.

does this help ???

Now off to stalk my partner !

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Matching quilts

Remember the dresden plate quilt in Moda 'Bliss' I was making for Isabella ..... well after the 12 blocks were down I added a scrappy border around the outside and it really 'finished' it off.

I sent it away to be professionally quilted ..... and it's back, just waiting for the handsewing of the binding to be done !

The 'before' and 'after' shots

I love how when the backing and wadding are added, the quilt gets that loved, wrinkly look to it !Now it's time to work on Kiah's quilt. Same design but made in Moda's 'Ruby' range.

Love how hers is coming along as well ! Am getting a few blocks made in my 'Sew Australia' bee which means it should be finished fairly quickly ! I am sooooooooooo impatient though !!! I will have them quilted in the same pattern so they will be similar but different !

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious !!!

Isabella LOVES the movie 'Mary Poppins' and if I let her she would watch it every day all day ! She knows and understands the story line, sings along with the songs and even tells me what is about to happen next in the movie before it happens. So while in Sydney recently we went along to the Capitol theatre to see the stage production. Matt was a little hesitant at her ability to sit through the performance due to her age and the cost of the tickets - they are not cheap !!!
However I am happy to report she LOVED it - she sat and did not move, sang and bopped along and even requested 'more mum' at intermission and when the show was over ! It was so lovely it brought tears to my eyes... she is growing up way to fast !

Outside the theatre with my mum - she was just excited to see the poster of Mary !

Enjoying a choc top at intermission

This was her expression thoughout the performance - smiling from ear to ear ! Notice the dress is missing..... we will have to work on theatre etiquette !!!

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

MMM swap - recieved !

I have been away in Sydney doing several fun activities ( more on that in another post ) and arrived home happy, weary and a suitcase full of washing to be done - as always is the case after a mini holiday. It was just the 'girls' ( myself, Kiah and Isabella ) who went away and we had a lovely time catching up with family, finding new frocks to wear to my brothers wedding in October and of course a visit to spotlight!
I had several piles of mail to open on my return - the usual bills etc but I was super excited to see my package from my partner from the MMM swap had arrived. So as soon as the girls went to bed the suitase got left unpacked and I opened by goodies from Gina (Gmitt):-

- Gorgeously wrapped !!! Gina gave me some of the Riley Blake - 'Sugar and Spice' fabric range in pink and green.... I have great plans for this fabric already ! Some cute heart buttons and a needle threader in the cute little tins.

A cute pin cushion and some more fabric was wrapped in one parcel... and then these beautiful cushions in another parcel !

Ohh the cathedral windows are just gorgeous and are so well done... and the other cushion just looks divine on my couch

So with suitcases still not unpacked .... I couldn't stop smiling and admiring my goodies ! Thanks so much Gina - you really 'captured' me in these items ! I LOVE them ! X