Sunday, August 31, 2008

Cupcakes on a rainy day

Miranda's 3rd Birthday Party
Theme: Strawberry Cupcakes

Inspiration: My beautiful girls and the cupcake idea came from gigglepotamus

Not Such a great day for a planned outdoor party but with some furniture rearanging, decorations and a few cancellations and an indoor party is a winner.
The weather did clear for some wet outdoor play and cake eating.

Some Ingredints for a fun filled party
This Fantastic Lolly tree was made by my clever mum and Bronte and was a recreation from my 8th birthday (I have never forgotten that party or the tree)
some decorations
Some Party BagsPlaying with friends and family

Some Presents

Monday, August 25, 2008

It's in the smile and the eyes

I just love these faces - of course I am bias.
Bronte has the biggest smile which always makes me happy.

Miranda's icy blue eyes can chill anyone - they are so intense and there sure is alot going on behind them.

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Working week

This week I have had the challenge to create a unisex newborn gift.
Here are 2 complete coordinating sets I have come up with.

1. 0000 onesie, booties and bib yellow fabric with stars
2. 0000 onesie, 0000 pants, bib, booties complete with gift bag. I adore this fabric.

I have enjoyed creating these, some thoughts for my quiet etsy store.

Sunday, August 17, 2008

This is...How we spend our weekends

MMMM Our weekends are never the same, lately my weekend has been rather indulgent with lazy sleep in's while Bruce gets the kids up and fed. Sometimes a little shopping trip alone or with Bronte. maybe a trip to a market, occasionally into the city or a trip to Sydney Olympic Park

This weekend there was little sleeping in Saturday morning was spent visiting Parramatta's brand new Farmer's Markets - a new local hit with some stalls selling out by 10:30am, The girls enjoyed a play in the park and I had a very yummy bacon and organic egg roll.
In the afternoon Bruce had the girls while I rushed off to Spotlight to make RED AND WHITE scarves and hats for the Swans Game Bruce was taking Bronte to - on return Bronte commented "Mummy your scarf was so beautiful that someone stole it"

Sunday was Little Athletics registration which will now fill Saturday mornings and Bronte was off to her friends for a play before tutoring.

Next week I am excited to be heading off to the Stitches and Craft Show ( just a hop around the corner) - all I need to do is decide on whether to go 1 or 2 days and which day to go, Bronte enjoys crafts shows so will be by my side for a day.

Thank you to The Bird Bath for selecting this weeks theme, to see how other's like to spend their weekends go to three buttons for their links.

Monday, August 11, 2008

I think I lost my Mojo!

And I am thinking the GYM has it hidden somewhere???? HUMPH!
I signed up for a 1 year membership yesterday so I am hoping it will not be hidden for another year.

I have managed to do some sewing and creative work and here is my weekend WIP a Birthday Doll Quilt for my soon to be little 3 year old - where has the time gone?
This quilt was reproduced after creating the quilt in this post for my niece's 3rd Birthday.
The colours were inspired by the vintage sheet used in the pieced backing, each centre square and binding - originally going to be used as sashing but looked too messy - The white sashing worked well and made for a great work space for some stitching - little dolls with dresses in blue, purple, green & pink to match the quilt colours - orange hair and blue eyes for my little red head.

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Sunday Lunch on the Beach

Celebrating 3 Birthday's with Bruce's family on the coast.