Sunday, September 24, 2006

tulips in bowral

.......waratahs too

......and a pretty tree that I would like to plant in my backyard one day.

Tuesday, September 19, 2006

happy tuesday!

Receiving mail is always nice, but when you receive a surprise package from a dear friend who is living overseas, it really does make your day!!! After a whirlwind of a day at work, dropping off and picking up kids from kindy and a quick grocery shop, I checked the letterbox and found some of the sweetest little buttons from Japan (thank-you so much Carol!).

They are such pretty buttons, especially the ones with little bears on them!

I also popped into prints charming over the weekend in the search for some fabric and ended up with bias binding in fun colours.........which are perfect for making more bibs!

(these ones are on their way to baby Megan!)

Thursday, September 14, 2006

bunnies in the forest

I feel a bit guilty because I think there has been a bit more shopping than actual crafting around here lately. I've also felt a bit yuck with the flu this week so not much has been done. I did manage to visit this little shop and couldn't resist the sweet bunny in the forest fabric! It arrived in just a few days (super efficient!) and there were also some extra goodies that the kids grabbed straight away.........

I have all these ideas swimming around in my head and sometimes I use up more energy thinking about projects rather than actually doing something about it. I have started a list (love a good list) so I am planning to get more organised and hopefully sew up some goodies!

Thursday, September 07, 2006

stamp or sew

I had a few spare minutes while the kids were having a nap and didn't really feeling like tidying up toys or doing a load of laundry so I sat and tried out a bit of stitching. I love the cute designs from this japanese stamp book below and since I don't have any "make your own stamp" materials, I thought I'd try sewing them on. A lot trickier than I thought (hence the very small picture of it!) but I like the idea of ribbons stitched with little designs - will definitely try again!

ISBN 4391129914

Tuesday, September 05, 2006

what next?

These lovely ribbons from les' bon ribbon arrived in the mail today. I have been admiring them on lots of blogs and now have a few to hopefully make some pretty gifts (an apron or little bag?). I've tried to order some before but they didn't ship to Australia at the they do, hooray!

I've also managed to finish the top of the baby quilt that I have been working on. It's a bit busier than I would have liked and I wanted it to be a softer combination of colours. I guess I will have to wait and see how it turns out. Luckily the patchwork class is on tomorrow night as I have no idea what to do next!