Monday, June 30, 2008
Off to The Fairies show in her new Simplicity Costumes for Kids Pattern 3680 - the wings were made without pattern using the same fabric as the dress and tulle overlay.
I am very happy with the outcome of this sewing project - seams are French finished and I was able to master a narrow hem - the trick is to sew 1/4" from edge and fold over press and sew - the stitching helped stiffen the fabric for a second fold.
Fabric was a bargain at Spotlight for $3.00/metre so a very inexpensive and to be worn well outfit.
The Fairies Show was a hit with great songs and audience participation.
Thursday, June 19, 2008
A lovely Pay it Forward gift from Amanda A beautiful red floral tote a broach and some tags
Thanks Amanda this is a wonderful gift.
And my Brown Owls faraway package, I love the vintage fabric and think I will use these colours to embroider my badges.
I still have 2 PIF gifts to giveaway so if you would like to recive a gift from head over to my Pay it Forward post and make a comment - the first 2 to comment and are willing to play the game will get something from me.
Sunday, June 15, 2008
Thanks to quiltingmick for this weeks theme.
Saturday, June 14, 2008
Bronte is a part of her school Junior Dance Troupe and after auditioning won a place in the great area dance festival along with many other local primary and high school. They performed at The Hills Centre on Wed night and Thursday evening. I was lucky enough to get a front row seat and when Bronte's group came out to dance Bronte spent most of the dance directly in front of me - it was spectacular and the 80's return was well produced by the group of 30 5-9 year olds.
Thursday, June 12, 2008
Sunday, June 8, 2008
So these are some of my most recent holiday memories -
On my last trip to New Zealand (Jan 07) I took Bronte (7yrs) on the Jet Boat ride travelling at high speeds along a river very close to large rocks had me hanging on to Bronte for dear life (you can just see her in the picture below-3rd row). The luge which was much tamer was great fun and provided liots of laughs all while being able to take in the magnificent views of Queenstown
In July of 07 we got to experience the thrill of The Gold Coast attractions of Dreamworld
-going on rides like The Tower of Terror (A family affair), The Claw and Wipeout (Yes Bronte came on all these rides too) and Movie World - Superman (going from 0-100kms in 2 seconds), Leathal Weapon and Scooby-Doo (A roller coaster in the dark)
An anniversary dinner to Dracula's" Cabaret Restaurant during this trip will never be forgotten.
Of course our Honeymoon to Vanuatu and my first trip overseas to Bali were also very memorable.