October 20, 2007

heights October 07

A - 82cm (nearly 19mo)
E - 100cm (3y 1m)
R - 106.5cm (4y 4m)

October 02, 2007


Fiona (Deeva Gal) tagged me (lucky she told me as i don't read my own blog let alone anyone else's these days LOL)

Here’s how it works:
1. Players must list one fact, word, or tidbit that is somehow relevant to their life for each letter of their first or middle name.
2. When you are tagged you need to write your own post containing your first or middle name game facts, word, or tidbit.
3. At the end of your post choose one person for each letter of your name to tag.
4. Don’t forget to leave a comment telling them that they have been tagged, and to read your blog.
5. If I’ve tagged YOU (see below), please join in on the fun!

K - krazy, this is how i feel most of the time (plus i can't spell)
A - angry, is how i spent a lot of the past 18 months. luckily i am feeling much less that way now...
R - rich, i wish i was!
E - eating, i do far too much and need to cut it back
N - nerve, that's what i've got at the moment, a pinched one :o(

Now, I choose to tag the following:
hmmmm i'm not even sure who still writes their blog, i'd better go and check!

September 30, 2007

sewing at last

i have just been too busy to sew - and not really in the mood to be honest. yesterday i decided to sew, as rory needed some between seasons pants. i started by repairing some pants that needed new elastic, as a warm up activity, and then moved on...

used ingrid's easy pants pattern and some brushed cotton from an op shop. then i cut up a worn out 2nd hand shirt from kmart and used it as a pattern to make the little purple shirt (the white shirt is also an ottobre shirt i made earlier in the year)

rory is sick atm so she wasn't really cooperating...

July 21, 2007


started to catch up on blogging friends tonight - didn't get far before i was inspired by helen's blog and her disappearing 9 patch quilt.

i think I've quilted once upon a time at school - 20+ years ago! but i tend to have a bit of an 'i can't fail' attitude *sigh*

so i dug in my cupboard for scraps that i wouldn't use for anything much else and sat on the floor (being too lazy to clear the dining table after dinner) cutting them out. i have decided the cutting is the bit i hate most! but then again i don't have a rotary cutter etc, i was using a template and cutting 2 at a time with regular scissors. perhaps next time i'll borrow mum's lol

the sewing was easy though i've only done one and it's bedtime! the rest will have to wait. this can become a little blanket for emelia for her birthday - she loves to put things over her teddies, little people, the cats etc (hehe) so this can be for that.

the colours don't do it for me (i'd love gorgeous fabrics like helen's) but they'll do for this purpose.

i'd love to make a nice one for ryan ... one day... maybe !

May 27, 2007

Ikea long weekend gtg!

how about 10am or 1030am?

May 15, 2007

shirts for rory

it's been so long since i've sewn, what with being flat out with TW, having the kids home sick (and totally unable to sew when rory is around these days) and being sick myself...

I'd cut a heap of stuff out for rory on the weekend and yesterday got one shirt sewn before crashing into bed to sleep for hours. i cna't seem to get the neckline right, but I think i need to stretch the banding before I sew it on and that should work better.

the shirt is an ottobre one but i can't remember the details!

thanks for tagging me helen :o) i'll get to it later today i hope...

and will put my pincushion swappee's parcel in the mail express today :) (log in and see my flickr for a sneak peak) thank you again to ingrid for a gorgeous parcel and pincushion which I think you can see on her blog by now :oD

May 06, 2007

Op Shop patterns - 20c a piece!

unfortunately the two i like best are size 10, which i am not and never will be LOL

who wants them?

April 18, 2007

the model

April 17, 2007

thanks girls :o)

you inspired me and believe it or not i made rory another pair of pants in around an hour or less instead of 4 days LOL

i used a funky uncut cord printed with spots that i'd bought at the end of last winter and sewed with a contrasting light aqua thread...

i went to spotlight today to get some flannelette to make rory some cot sheets - got some lovely bargains so now need to keep up this sewing bug!

April 16, 2007

I did it!!

ok, so it was extremely simple - ingrid's easy pant pattern (2 pieces ;o)) and it took me about 4 days (it took me 2 goes over 2 days to cut one pattern piece out lol) but they are done! hopefully i'll get some time to do some more soon as rory has a distinct lack of pants and l/s shirts...

these ones were made from a pistachio ribbed velour with pink stitching. next on the list are some ottobre shirts in funky colours

April 15, 2007

Rory April 07

waist 46.5cm
height 74cm

shhhhhh it's a secret but i might be doing a little sewing - don't scare me off!

February 20, 2007

Valentine's Day Swap!

thanks so much Ingrid for our gorgeous goodies and i'm so glad Helen got hers so quickly!

January 11, 2007

Valentine's swap info

1. Kids…. Ages….Measurements….
Ryan, 3.5, size 4 height just over 100cm (will check for sure later)
Emelia, 2 + a bit, size 3 (but any shoulder straps need to be set in or cross over to stay up), approx 95cm tall
Rory, 10 mo, size 0, will check length later

2. Fav. colours
blues, purples, pinks

3. What is garish about valentines?
We don't celebrate valentines either so most of it is except the sentiment

4. What do you LOVE about valentines?

5. What fabric, haberdashery item, sewing essential melts your heart?