Monday, May 30, 2011

Like father - like son...

After numerous requests to be like dad, today I finally caved and this ....

became this

I miss his curls already and am very thankful that hair grows quick,
they will be back before I know it.

Saturday, May 21, 2011


Thought I'd show you the clowns we have here - what fun they are!!

Thursday, May 19, 2011

More Pants

I love making pants for my boys.  Particularly now that I have discovered a pattern that I'm in love with. I like that can make it the right length and the right waist fit to suit my kids shape.  And if you ask me there is nothing cuter than a little bottom in really cute pants.  The latest pair are for Isaiah.  Made using flannelette to keep warm this winter.  Check out the cool bikes, I couldn't resist this one when I saw it in the shops.  I did have a little trouble getting him to stay still for a picture though so I hope you can see them.

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Celebrating Birthdays

Today we celebrated Isaiah's 4th birthday by visiting one of his favourite places for brunch, the Jondaryan Woolshed, which happens to be just 10mins down the road. 

Riding on a horse drawn wagon

Waiting for the train ride

Looking forward to smashing the cake!

Note the hammer in Isaiah's hand - look out cake!

'Riding' a bucking bull (apparently).

We had such a fantastic day, celebrating the life of our biggest boy.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Mothers Day Outing

We went to a lovely fun spot for morning tea on mother's day.  It was a beautiful autumn day, with sun shining brightly on a cool fresh day.  We enjoyed exploring all the different things in the garden.

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Fabric Return

Most of the fabric in my sewing cupboard had been given to me by various people.  I think it would be safe to say the I have paid for less than 1/3 of what fills my cupboard to overflowing.  I am so thankful for all the fabric donations.  Sometimes I do look at it all and wonder what I am ever going to make out of it.  This week however I had a light bulb moment.  It's mother's day this weekend in Australia and I thought I could be really clever and make a 241 Tote for my mum using fabric that she has given me.

The blue bird fabric was given to my mum by her brother many years ago when he returned from an overseas trip and the brown stripe linen was inherited from my dad's aunt.  Amazingly the browns match really well.  I was excited that I had enough blue scraps to use it for the inside pocket too.  I know mum will be happy to see something for her with my label on it.  I am looking forward to her reaction when she sees her fabric made into a useable and practical gift.

HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY to all the wonderful mum's out there.

PS. My mum loved it and was very happy to see her fabric.