Tuesday, August 21, 2012

A little something on the side

At the rescent Sydney Craft show I bought Zpagetti yarn. It is THICK and you whip up something in a night! I can't really crochet and had to start over 3 times but still managed to fnish this in one day! Pretty exhausting, my hand was pretty tired! Fun though!

Saturday my 2 daughters joined me for a candle and soapmaking day! we had lots of fun! It was very theraupeutic and we came home home with lots of goodies. Favourite of the day was the Lemon Meringue soap!

Friday, July 13, 2012

Thursday, July 5, 2012

June Syrup

June Syrup is the name of my daughter brand new Etsy shop! Please be so kind to visit her! I am dazzled by GenY ! We gave her a overlocker (serger) for her birthday last month and the next day she bought some fabric and started sewing! Her shear determination is admirable. Why? Well she opened a shop on Etsy and listed all her new creations!    Last week we were away on holiday for a few days. She found very cute  things in gorgeous little shops and listed some more  things this morning! Hope June Syrup will grow to be a huge success !

Saturday, June 23, 2012

Fabricworm Sale and Giveaway!

Fabricworm is having a lovely sale until end of June !

So jump on over  and take a look at the beautiful bundles of fabric they have on sale.

Monday, June 18, 2012

Fun at Sydney Craft & Quilt Fair

It's always one of the highlights of the year, when we go down to the Sydney Craft and  Quilt Fair!

 This year there was alot more knitting and crochet stands, lots of luxurious wool and embroidery yarns. Scrapbooking still seems to be very popular too. Wow and a huge comeback of tea cosies! Always new gadgety things to see at the shows too.

My daughter went to a show for the first time and enjoyed herself. She was intrigued by the silicone cake decorating moulds. We came home with a few and were eager to try them out the net day.

The Art you Wear Challenge was lovely. This Licorice All Sorts being my favourite and the winner.

The 'Decorate a Bra' competition for charity was fun to see!

We attended 3 or so workshop/demos which is always inspiring and helpful.

The Quilts on display are always amazing!

Now, back to reality.....

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Birthdays Are Nice

My oldest daughter turned 19 this week! First year out of school and loving all the new things she's challenged with. Huge was her surprise when she opened her prezzies and out came her first machine, a Janome overlocker (serger). She is keen to do all sorts of easy sewing projects, so hope she will have many fun hours with her new friend!

Monday, May 28, 2012

Quilted at Last!

Finished my youngest daughter's quilt AT LAST. It was pieced 18 months ago already. She chose the center and first border and I picked the rest as it 'grew'. Looks nice and cosy for winter... Teddy thinks so anyway. By the way my daughter is 17 and last year at school, haha.

Monday, May 14, 2012

Mixed Emotions Mother's Day

To all of my lovely blogging friends, I hope you had a special mother's day.

A day of mixed feelings for many, including myself. A day when my mom, living overseas seems especially far away, a day when my granny are deeply missed, passing away only last year at the ripe age of 98.

 A day I thank God for entrusting two gorgeous young ladies to our care to be a mom to them. How I wish I could have a 'game over' and try again to do a better job. Regardless of all my mistakes raising them, I rejoice in the fact that they grew up knowing and loving God and are 2 beautiful God-loving girls. What more can a mum ask for?

                                          Girls and Mom during recent holidays
                                          Me , the girls and Mom

                                          The girls and Mom (Ouma)

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Oi Oi Oi !

On Thursday the 8th March we became Aussies! Raised in South Africa, lived in NZ for 11 years and now we're Aussies! Think this is it! We are very grateful to live here.  

Like we say here..... Aussie, Aussie , Aussie.... Oi. Oi, Oi

Monday, March 5, 2012

Farmer Wants a Wife... One Day

Today I took the plunge and bought The Farmer's Wife Sampler Quilt book! I have been admiring all the lovely blocks everyone else are making for a while now. This will be one of my long term projects. I am SO behind with quilting my finished tops, so hopefully this will slow me down to catch up! Isn't it just so much easier to start a new quilt top than finishing it!

There is also a new 'Farmer's Wife in Your Life' blog hop starting in March  for those not wanting to do the quilt but rather use some of the blocks in smaller projects. You can see it here....

I'll decide as I go!

Farmer's Wife in Your Life

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Craftsy BOM

I found a great BOM online course at Craftsy . Not only one but two 12.5'' blocks are shown per month and best of all it's free! I am a little behind making them, but after viewing the tutorials for Jan and Feb , I definitely going to join in.   Have a look yourself !    http://www.craftsy.com/

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Happy Australia Day

As an immigrant to Australia I fee very blessed to live here. We just missed the cut-off date to have our citizenship ceremony on this special day , but were told we are on the March list.

Our day wasn't very eventful , as we had a rainy kind of day, with very little going on at the beach as per normal. Everybody flocked to the shops instead! Pretty busy! The kids theri annual volleyball competition moved from the park to the church's parking lot, but still had fun!

Talk soon!

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Wishing all my blogland friends and blessed New Year !

Thanks to all my blogland friends for all your lovely blogs! I love following them all, getting inspired every time. I hope to be a better blogger myself this year.

Happy Sewing  Everyone!