Wednesday, 24 December 2008

Merry Christmas

Ho Ho Ho.

Merry Christmas to all.

We had an early morning here and all the pressies are open and breakfast is over - Lilli is watching a DVD and JD is having a sleep before we move on to Rae's house for lunch.

pictures tomorrow :)

Thursday, 18 December 2008

sewing stuff

Whipped up this cute little outfit for Lilli to wear to JD's christening on Sunday she is in love with it, and wanted to wear it to nanny's today, i toldher we needed to save it for sunday and she said that was ok coz then she could show both the nanny's at the same time :)

Saturday, 13 December 2008

and some dyeing

last night and this morning were spent dyeing some yarn and roving - i am hoping to open an online store in the new year so i am building up stocks - i have 2 weeks off at christmas so i am guessing it will be spent dyeing as well between other things - the problem is i dye it and fall in love with it and don't want to sell it - tell me it get's easier to part with your dye babies?

Wooly Love... appears that it runs in the family, Miss Lilli giving my freshly dyed and dried tops a cuddle :)
it started with just patting and quickly progressed to cuddling - that's my girl

Tuesday, 9 December 2008

more spinning goodness

I have been christmas spinning firstly some 2 ply red and green merino and also som 3 ply red green and white merino. i knitted it up into these gorgeous little sweaters one for lilli and one for JD. Lilli is going to hep me make the hangers nad put them on the tree tonight.

Tuesday, 2 December 2008

oh how i love to spin

Robbies Rainbow
(for my mum)
Ice Cream

Playing in the Pansies
(it reminds me of my grandma's garden)

Tuesday, 25 November 2008

Christmas Crafting and Shopping World

Well the christmas crafting is well underway at our house - 3 gift complete and approx 3 to go.

well the time has come our little town is out of the dark ages and we now have a new shopping centre/mall - my happiest and saddest moment are combined in the fact that we now have a lincraft - happy because we now have some craft selection sad because i wish it was a spotlight :(

G and I are also planning JD's dedication (christening) so i picked up some nice stuff to make invite for that at good prices :)

Monday, 17 November 2008

Tropical Tree Frog Costume GIVEAWAY!!!!

Tropical Tree Frog Costume GIVEAWAY!!!!

a blog i have been watching for a while that i think everyone should check out, such amazing work :)

Sunday, 16 November 2008

my creative space

inspired by the "do you have a craft space?" thread on Ravelry i decided to share my creative space.

i share my creative space with my kids which has its positives and negatives, i can supervise them and craft at the same time but i have to pack stuff up before i leave the room or it becomes play fodder

mmmm.. yes that is shag pile carpet.. it will go.... one day.

and my cheeky little monkey hanging off my sewing chair

My Pidgeon holes which were my grandfathers, he built them for his office and i believe he used it to sort bills etc.

The Yarn Stash

The sewing table with one of said mischief makers already trying to open the drawers

and finally the view from my room.

Friday, 24 October 2008

Farm Love

When I am at work my Daughter goes to my mum and dad's place and JD goes to the babysitter.
Lilli just loves it at nanny and poppy's for one reason and one reason only - Poppy's Cow's
Patting the cows with nanny
Giving bread to them with Poppy

Offering the last piece to her mate

Thursday, 23 October 2008

Covered in Knit

So i am now a guerilla knitter - i am joining "covered in knit", my first tagging will be in the near future adn lets just say it's festival themed. I spent last night whipping up my first few tags with hand written messages part of my theme is "bringing the world together, one stich at a time".

G is off fishing this weekend so it's just me and the kido's, not sure how much knitting will get done but i'll be trying.

I have also started my christmas knitting a scarflette for SIL in Rowan summer tweed - such a yummy yarn ...swoon, but need to get my arse into gear so i can have it all done by christmas :)

until next week ....mwah

Tuesday, 14 October 2008


JD was 1 last thursday - very exciting times - we had a BBQ dinner for him and invited some family and friends - he totally loved the cake:)

JD also got his butt in the DEX on Saturday for RNW - and yesterady i had 3 people stop me in the street and enquire about RN's :) + i also got a phone call from a lady who knows me and her son and his partner are having a baby soon and they are intersted WOO HOO for cloth butts :)

Newspaper Article to follow :)

Wednesday, 1 October 2008

Miss Lilli turns 3

So saturday was miss Lilli's 3rd birthday we spent the day out and about doing what she had asked (a trip to the Big Banana) and had dinner at McDonalds so she and her friend Jamaica could play in the playground. She was very stoked to get Woody and Jessie pull string dolls and some lightning McQueen stuff but most of all she loved this special shirt that Aunty Rae (SIL) made for her, and why you may ask...." because it has my name on it" ( she always wants those cups/drinkbottles etc that have kids names printed on them but they are always spelt Lily which she is able to recognise is wrong)

Sunday, 28 September 2008

Pattern: February Lady Sweater
Yarn: Jo Sharp Siliroad Aran
Size Medium
Made For: Me
after frogging this 14 million times coz i kept f'ing up the lace i decided to use stich markers between each of the repeats, my fabulous and cheap alternative to expensive markers is ........... the itti bitti hair elastics that i bought for L's hair :)

Hello World..


so this is it, i now have a blog !!! whoopdy - do :)

so what do i write about ? I knit, i sew, i raise kids, and i work :)

what i've been doing -

I am strating to sew for the summer ahead - Knitting is taking a back seat for a few months, just a few projects to finish, then i will be working on a lace stole for next autumn. My sewing projects are some frocks for me and some shorts and dresses for L and J.

I am making a new cover for our lounge - very vintage, very paisley.