Saturday, January 27, 2007

happy australia day!

It was Australia Day yesterday and we celebrated at home with friends, a bbq and yummy pavlovas! They were fun to make and decorate, although I forgot the most essential ingredient.....passionfruit. I thought something was missing, they just weren't the same without passionfruit and now we have half a dozen sitting in our fruitbowl. I think I will have to make another batch today!

I've also been tagged by Tiff, to mention 5 things that I haven't mentioned before on this little blog! I find it difficult to say too much about myself and my family, which is why I prefer taking and posting up pictures. So for a change I am going to let you know a little bit more about us.........
1. I'm 34, been married for 7 years, work part-time and have two little ones that keep me busy!
2. I was born in West Germany, to Korean parents and have been living in Australia since I was 2.
3. I can't cook (much prefer cleaning). I can't resist a good recipe book but always end up baking up something from the dessert section.
4. I studied economics and didn't like it, which is why it took me 6 years to finish a 3 year degree!
5. I love being an at home mum.
I'd like to tag Ali and Kirsten, if you haven't been tagged already!

Friday, January 19, 2007

three and six

Miss Ashley turned three yesterday! I can't believe how quickly the time has passed and how much she has grown up in the past few months. She always loved her dummy as a baby and when she turned 2, we took it away from her as she hardly spoke at all and we were getting a little worried. Now she is 3 and a little miss chatterbox who always has something to say!

I took these cupcakes to kindy for Ash and her friends (I didn't bake them), they are from babycakes where they make delicious baby cupcakes. The cupcakes themselves are yummy in many different flavours, but the little ones still ended up just licking the icing off anyway!

I've been tagged by Ali , here are six weird things about me.....
- I love doing laundry. I won't let anyone touch the laundry as I love to sort, hang and fold the washing almost each day!
- I love green thai curry that my husband makes, and can it eat it for breakfast.
- I can't go to sleep in an unmade bed. Even if I am going to bed in 5 minutes, I have to make the bed before I get in.
- I don't like animals without legs. Snails and worms terrify me!
- The toilet paper roll has to have the paper hanging over the top, if it isn't, I turn it around.
- I can't wear the colour white. I have white tops but if I put them on, I change my mind as I feel like a lightbulb.

Most people I know have already been tagged so feel free to join in!

Friday, January 12, 2007

starting again

Thank-you for all your suggestions and comments on making a quilt label. They are a big help and I am going to give them a try as they all sound like great ideas......I will let you know how I go! I started on another quilt a few weeks ago, with applique which is something I haven't tried before. I've done my first square and only have 35 more to go! Not sure how long this will take me as it is fiddly and trickier than a straight running stitch (which is why I like my square patches).

Wednesday, January 03, 2007

all finished

My very first quilt is finally finished! It's all stitched, hand quilted and binding has been done. I thought it would just take a couple of months to complete but it took a whole 6 months (and it's only a cot sized quilt)! I've learnt a lot, mainly that these things take time and I've really enjoyed making it. Now it is all bundled up and ready to be sent to it's new home. The only thing is, I haven't been able to find any quilt labels that I like. I'm looking for something simple, does anyone have any ideas?