27 November 2011

joy




Happy days are ahead!  I just made this fabric advent calendar for Christmas using an old yellow check tablecloth, some colourful seersucker scrap fabric for the pockets, and some stick on felt numbers.  I didn't use a pattern, and I am not very even with my sewing but I think that adds to the fun.  It is for Christmas after all!
I'm now looking forward to filling it with treats for my fiancé.
And that is the other very happy exciting news.  We got engaged on our recent overseas holiday, a very romantic spontaneous proposal in Bordeaux, France.  Oh la la!
Here is a pic of the ring - a very pale blue sapphire with some tiny diamonds in the band. Happy days indeed!!


23 September 2011

circling

I know it has been ages since I have added anything to this blog, very very slack on my behalf, but also I have felt less need to share my life and I haven't been doing any crafting since I moved into my city pad.  Just busy happy times.  
I have, however, purchased a few things from the online handmade market as I truly believe in supporting the hand made industry and all the lovely creative peeps within it.  I bought from Viva HandMade on madeit a gorgeous iPhone case made with lovely vintage fabric reminding me of a skirt my mum had in the 70's, and then I ordered this custom made camera case in a similar style, different fabric.  Its prefect and I love it!  Thanks!  
ps. Pic above is of a flock of circling cockatoos at dads farm.

14 March 2011

vines



I am very lucky and just had a lovely long weekend away up at Rutherglen, a gorgeous wine region in North Victoria.  The food and wine festival was on so needless to say we ate and drank our way around the region, visiting some gorgeous wineries and taking in the countryside.  These are just two different scenic shots from two different wineries.  It was a great weekend.  
And to top it all off, this sweet purse of mine just sold on madeit.com.au, brilliant seeing as I haven't done any online shop work for a long time.  So thank you lovely buyer and enjoy!   

04 January 2011

bias

I've been practicing my bias binding by cutting up an old towel to make into dusting cloths or kitchen hand towels.  Also I discovered I had to add the bias binding out of necessity to stop them fraying like crazy when they are washed.

I hope you all had a lovely New Years.
I spent some time at the farm and we managed to get the old four-wheel drive bogged in what looked like the black lagoon.  This was soon remedied by the trusty beast of a tractor, thankfully.  
After that adventure, it was very relaxing, with lots of eating and drinking, reading books and catching up with family.  A good end for 2010.