Friday, August 27, 2010

Friday Funny

Ha ha ha ha ha!

Lou x

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Starting to think of Christmas...

We are in for a very big Christmas this year in our household.  We have my husband's parents making the big trip down to us from Longreach, Qld and what with all of the other happenings at that time of year - concerts, parties, school reports - I will also have the Handmade Market and Shop Handmade to keep well stocked as well.
I ordered these gorgeous gnomes by Lecien from Quilt Fabric Deights a couple of weeks ago and can't wait to get started on them.

Think they need an aqua ribbon or trim to finish them off nicely.  The middle one with the cherries on his hat is my favourite - he will find a place at my house for sure!

Lou x

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Uber-Nerd strikes again!

I am a nerd.  It's a fact.  I love anything that is technologically new and I just HAVE to have it!  The girls at Shop Handmade have affectionately nicknamed me "Tech Support" and I often fix any technology related problems for them

On the weekend we went to our local shopping centre to get a new mobile phone plan and we ended up getting one of these too - the new T-Hub from Telstra.
It now has pride of place next to my computer and I need to set aside a bit of time on the weekend to enter in all of our contacts information and really learn how to use this fabulous piece of technology.  Nerd heaven!

Lou x

Monday, August 23, 2010

Let the challenge begin!

We have been struggling with Miss M to get her to stop sucking her thumb.  She only sucks it at night and when she is really tired in the late afternoon.  Nevertheless at 6 years of age it is time for this habit to be stopped.  I searched around a while ago and found this helpful chart on Kid Giddy.
The chart is now on the wall with her chosen reward being a Nintendo DSi (we were planning on getting her one for Christmas anyway).  The time line has been set and she will hopefully have her wonderful new treat in time for the next school holidays.  Love the fact it is aqua and red! 

Wish us luck!

Lou x

Sunday, August 22, 2010

I want, I want!

Continuing with my obsession with all things red and aqua I stumbled across this gorgeous idea from Cathe Holden at Just Something I Made.  How fantastic is this?  I love the wagons repurposed into book organisers and would love to get my hands on some of those little aqua drawers!

Our family has quite a big announcement to make in the next few days (I'll tell you as soon as the paperwork is organised!)

Lou x 

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Surely there is not 2 of us!

My husband found this on a wall in Williamstown, SA, whilst on his 4WD adventure
amazing that he could actually see or find anything as the rest of the wall looked like this!

Friday, August 13, 2010

Craft and Quilt Fair - Canberra Style!

After the safe return of my camera (and husband after his 4WD trek across the Simpson Desert) I have been itching to get snapping away again.  The opportunity came along when I went to the Craft and Quilt Fair at EPIC last weekend (2hrs of blissfull shopping - on my own!).

I met up with some of the regular stallholders and learnt some great new techniques - although there wasn't enough time to join in with the workshops :(

One of my favourites was Miss Sampson's Drapery - all the way from Swan Hill, Victoria!  I bought a gorgeous quilt kit from them last year (which is still on my to do list) and this year bought some gorgeous Babushka double gauze.  Their stall was in prime position and was set up beautifully.  I also picked up one of these beautiful panels of dresses.

Next it was on to Murally Craft from Orange, NSW.  They had THE best craft bags there and I bought 3 of them!  I'm actually planning on using the smallest one for all the bits and pieces I need on busy market days.

Next stop was margaret's fabrics who had a fantastic set-up and Monica Poole was there showing her great quilt-as-you-go technique.  Check out her book here for more details!

Canberra fabric store Rosemont the Patchwork Shop was there too with a huge display of quilts, fabrics, patterns and craft supplies.

And I snapped up this Jelly Roll (for a quilt for Master T) for only $25 from Just Patchwork along with these lovely fat quarters - 5 for $10!

My fabric stash is growing by the day and I need to get stitching if I'm going to be ready for the next Handmade Market in a few weeks time!

Lou x