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Friday, July 31, 2009

My latest toy

Well ok it's not new and I've had it a while (got it on ebay as part of my 2nd hand overlocker purchase-also 2nd hand), but it's wonderful to sew with and I think I'm in love already. It's been sitting in the cupboard as, honestly, I've been scared it
a. might not work, or
b. it would be awful to use.

Anyway I was (ok still am) having issues trying to shir a top and my husband suggested trying my not so 'new' machine...and you know what....even though I still haven't worked out how to shir (tomorrows mission when I find a really cheap piece of fabric to keep trying on) it is beautiful to sew with!

Now to sell my new (yes got it before Christmas), sewing machine seeing as at the moment anything we don't need is being sold...so anyone want to by a sewing machine. Pfaff Smart 100s, 8mths old...make me an offer!

Sheree is having another FAB giveaway

And I don't really want to share...its so special. But coz I'm lovely here you go!

Sheree's Alchemy

Monday, July 27, 2009

When is a Sewing Space not a Sewing Space?

When I need to my bread to rise and it's the warmest spot in the house of couse. No sewing today, but the bread will be worth it.

Sunday, July 26, 2009

A bit of Luck

I've been quite lucky this year winning things! (Not sure where that good karma came from)Recently I (ok Ella) won this great tutu from Lauraine's....This is Sew My Life

Thank you Lauraine it's wonderful!
Sorry about the photos but Boo is sick and grumpy. She was happy to wear it for about 5 minutes. She does love it though. I thought Blake would like it too, as he has been known to enjoy dressing up as a fairy. But all of a sudden skirts and pink (his once favourite colour) are for girls.

I was also lucky enough to win this wonderful book of Melly and Me patterns from Karen atgirly bits

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Rae Gun Ramblings: Giveaway: 3.5 inch Fabric Square Pack

Rae Gun Ramblings: Giveaway: 3.5 inch Fabric Square Pack

So I'm back into the blogging world again, and found a super cool blog which fuels my latest obsession! FABRIC

Don't forget to wander over and check out her Esty store too! She has some great stuff!

Friday, July 24, 2009

Farewell Poppa

On sadder note, my Poppa died just after we returned home. It was wonderful that we got to spend a lot of time with him before he went. He was an amazing man and is sorely missed in our family. I am proud to have known him, been his granddaugther, and had my children know their great grandfather.
I love you Poppa.

The Wanderers Return

Well we are back, we've acutally been back a week, but a fair bit has been happening and I haven't had a chance to get on and blog. We had a wonderful time back in NZ visiting friends and family. THe kids and I spent a week up in Dargaville with my family. The kids got to play 'farm', feed the cooks and the pigs and get muck a had a ball.

The Cousins and Nana

Reading stories with Nani

"Look the chooks laid me some eggs"

Snuggles with Koro
James arrived and we heading frist to Hamilton to see his mum and my brother. Then it was off to the snow for some cold wintery fun! Blake had a blast. Ella not so much, she had difficulty walking in it and got annoyed as she just wanted to do what her brother was going. We hired a toboggan and they had fun on that...skiing lessons next year~

We did a bit more tripping around, went to a wedding (great catch up with friends we hadn't seen for a while)...and then headed home exhausted.

As nice as it is to see everyone being home is always a welcome relieft. But the end of the 2+ weeks the kids were a bit over travelling and were missing home.

Back to the warm (25degree) Gold Coast!!