Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Fab signs

Found this in my travels recently and could not resist sharing with you all. Is there anything better than shoes, you can gain weight, lose it and your feet pretty much stay the same! Oh my goodness there are some fab colour thus season in the stores. All bright and funky. Enjoy

Thursday, September 13, 2012

The unexpected

Ok here is the ugly truth..... I am not a great sewer, I am a jack of all trades and master of none, and thats ok. I can do loads of things but just none fabulously. So it happens that dressmaking is something I avoid because, I can buy lovely clothes at reasonable prices and now that my babies are grown I dont need too right? ahhh wrong.............
Well miss 18 is off to a school formal with less than 2 weeks to go and cant find a dress that is not to ahhh blingy, Hills in Hollywood and just looks like everyone else's dress.
So here I am on a short deadline sewing a formal dress. I will let you see the finished product, fingers crossed. here it is in progress. Yes I hear you yellow, no one else will be wearing this colour I think.

Hope you are having a fun week too.


Monday, September 10, 2012

hibernating for the winter

Hi one and all! i have been hibernating like an old bear for the winter and had a vacation from Blogging, sewing and all matter of things like ah dusting it would seem? i am busy sneezing my head off whilst i type.
The computer and sewing room is in the part of the house that doesnt get the heat from the wood fire so, i have found myself immobilised and couch happy for the Winter.
But that's now over, the birds are chirping early along with the sun rising and i can feel warm again. I do live in the southern hemisphere thank goodness. Heaven help me if i didn't have 9 months of warmth and sunshine I would never get out of the bed let alone the house.
Anyway i hope you all have had a great time sewing and knitting your way through the months. I have only a visitor to show, when i was at the retreat last week i took this pic. This adorable Kookaburra visits the Retreat most days and is so tame you can hand feed him, sometimes he brings a friend.

Happy Days