Wednesday, November 28, 2012


There's been some dramas here in my laptop land! I'd somehow used up my free space for storing my blog photos- a bit of investigation was required (when I have the brain space for it) and thanks to Lisa  (she's here too) it's sorted! For now....

Except for then dropping said laptop! Luckily I took it straight up to a repair place nearby and they looked at it (for free- I told them what I shitty day I was having heehee) and said 'good thing you brought it straight in- it's fine. But you could have moved the motherboard and blah blah blah. All I heard was 'fine'!

So here is a (brief) update. I've been busy....

There was a Spotlight sale (as usual) and As Ms Curlypops and I had been umming and ahhing over a new dressmaker dummy for a while, when this one came up on sale, we grabbed! (Kind of- we waited till that least day of the sale teehee).

 Her name is Mildred.

The tall skinny bitch that doesn't live here anymore! (well, she's put away for now in the garage until the kid grows up)

Speaking of the (9yr old-in-a-week) kid, here is her new t-shirt! Lovely cotton lycra from Rathdowne Fabrics. Pattern from here. What I love about sewing is I don't have to make her heaps of things, or make her every t-shirt, just being able to do it is enough! Pattern details- I made a size 9, shirt sleeve, and no bands or neck band. 

And a bit of baby sewing! These pants with a couple of boring white singlets.

This set is actually a fluke- accidentally matching.

Simple appliqué

With some labels on the outside so they don't scratch!

and some more pants.

I thought of a good trick for the hem (for the quick growing bubba's). The folded one hem over, sewed it and then folded again. So when they are too small- a quick unpick of the outside stitching will make a bit longer!

Back soon with more....

Sunday, November 11, 2012

I'm baaa-aaack!

 I didn't mean to have such a long break, sorry! I was just bloody exhausted after Blogtoberfest- just wrong timing I think, starting in a new area at work, and an extra day a week, I also found the blogging tiring! I've realised I like to share stuff I'm happy and passionate about, not just blogging for the sake of it- and I'm OK with it. We all change. But I thank all the peeps involved with Blogtoberfest 2012, and will be back with a wrap up post (I hope!)

Rather than try and go back 2 weeks, I thought I'd start with today! This year, my birthday is a bit more cheery, my sister is in town and helping me have a good one for a change!

We headed out this afternoon for Afternoon Tea, sometimes called High Tea. 

Jess may look a bit different from these pics.....

Hooya!  34 weeks at the moment. The niece or nephew I'm soooooo excited about!

 The girl was loving it! I only stopped her once I knew she was heading to the i-think-I'll-be-sick-if-i-keep-going stage. Cos I'd have to deal with it later!

  There were flavoured mini profiteroles (above) and an ice cream bar we likened to Willy Wonka land! These were actually sorbets, mmmmm.

A glass of champers for the grown up, and lemonade, water and tea. And the treat at the end was the kiddo was half price! Which wasn't mentioned on the web site, so an extra bonus! We definitley recommend the place!

And a beautiful afternoon out in the sun too boot!