Thursday, December 31, 2009

Introducing Bubbles...

Unfortunately her stay with us was very short...but we will get to visit her.
She has gone to a home close by...Where I hope she will be loved.
She was an absolute joy to put together.
Will be making another soon...maybe 2.

Sunday, December 27, 2009

Merry Christmas

I'm quite convinced that no one actually reads this blog...but just in case...

Wishing you all a very MERRY CHRISTMAS
and a prosperous NEW YEAR filled with love hope and all things handmade,

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

A Quilt, a bunny and a moose!!!

Only one of these is a Christmas present...the other two are for C for her first birthday...didn't quite get them finished on time, but I'm sure she'll never know. The quilt is my FIRST EVER and I'm not especially happy with it. I have since discovered the world of beautiful fabrics out there. The bunny and the moose are both out the fabulous book Kaleidoscope by Melanie Hurlston of Melly & Me.

Melvin the moose is for a gorgeous little 16 month old boy. I really hope he likes it. Bella Boo the Bunny is for Miss C...but her sister has fallen in love with her and I have promised her one of her very own (after Christmas is over of course).

I have finished 2 market skirts and have 1 more to go and hopefully I can get done what I want to for another special little girl...the time is ticking away so fast.

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

12 months ago today...

...this little girl came into the world... a rush.

Her face was all bruised, she was really red and her thick crop of jet black hair was full of meconium...
It was love at first sight...

Now she is a walking, babbling, too cheeky, almost blonde one year old...
I can't believe how quickly this year has gone by...
I am soo not ready for her to be a toddler...
It only feels like yesterday...

Happy Birthday Boo!!
Love you my gorgeous cheeky mischief maker...

Still have a party to prepare for on the weekend...having a birthday in the middle of the silly season is crazy...I haven't even thought about Christmas shopping yet.
Better get to it I guess...


Friday, December 4, 2009

She's Walking...

Miss C will be ONE on Tuesday...
No photos yet...but she's walking.
She looks like a drunk sailor...but she's walking.

I managed to disassemble this...

and fix the problem.
A bent AF/MF switch. Put it back to together and it was working...still sounded a bit clunky though.
Took some photos and then it just suddenly lost communication with the camera. Then the lens assembly fell out of the front of the camera. The main flex cable tore...So pissed.
I've googled looking for one but no joy!! Am thinking of emailing Canon to see if I can get one and have a go at soldering it in myself...what have I got to lose (depending on how much they want for a flex cable I guess).

Managed to take these... 

Am really quite bummed about the lens.


Thursday, December 3, 2009

Creative Christmas

I finished a project for Christmas at last.
This little take along drawing pouch is for Miss S's bestie.
I'm really happy with the way it turned out. She loves butterflies so hopefully it will be a hit.

I have promised to make one for S herself when the craziness of Christmas creating is over.
Still have so much to do...and with a trip to the river, a first birthday to organise and the two princesses to keep entertained, the task is looking monumental.

How many days is it until Christmas?????? Don't tell me...I don't want to know.

On a side note...I mangaed to put the wrong phone number on the invitations for Miss C's first birthday...I guess that would explain why I haven't had anyone RSVP!!! Oops.

Totally scatterbrained at the moment...ughh!!

Back to the sewing machine it is for me.