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11  MORE ART, LESS CRAFT / More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works / It's Only Getting Colder.... on: June 12, 2010 04:09:14 PM
At my place it has been getting really cold.
Of course not quite snowing cold, more like thick frost every morning and temperatures going into the negatives (celcius) every night.
(Would not be so bad if our house was properly insulated!)
But it sure provides for some good photo moments!

Our car was covered in ice, good thing my husband was told not to come in to work.

But in the day time when it has warmed up enough to go outside, our demanding little 13month old girl tantrums until we go outside to play in the thick layer of crunchy leaves that cover our front yard...

We had lots of fun! Then we found this guy....

Not so keen on diving in big piles of leaves now.....

12  COOKING / Dessert / Cookies and A Cutie on: June 03, 2010 09:15:33 PM
Hey everyone Cheesy
Well my tummy has been a rumbling at me like crazy today. We do our food shopping fortnightly and we only did a small one last time (limited funds!) so we have had no food in the house at all. I begged my hubby to at least let me buy some butter and milk on pay day so we could hold out until tomorrow when we do our big shop.
Silly me didn't get eggs......Ooops!
Oh well, I made these cookies with lots of errors (including my first and last attempt at using my nana's mixmaster!) and used 2tbspns of cornflour (cornstarch) instead of one egg.....
And they turned out pretty yummy!

While I was snapping away a little girl went all sneaky until pop! Up came a hand.....

I let her have one anyway.... Cheesy

I found the recipe here:
There are lots of yummy variations too...
13  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / A Little Rainbow Ruffle Doll on: May 30, 2010 05:01:15 PM
I've been on a bit of a sewing-a-thon lately. I went to stay with my mum and her machine is SO much better than mine so I took a bag of projects and went crazy  Cheesy

I picked up and old, sun bleached rainbow stripey pillowcase at an op shop and had so many ideas but in the end I tore it in strips and whipped up this little gal for my little gal.  Grin

She loves her  Cheesy

14  CLOTHING / Clothing for Kids: Completed Projects / Little Polka Dot Dress on: May 30, 2010 06:18:25 AM
Hey everyone  Cheesy
I finally finished this dress for my little girl. It took two nights of sewing, would have been much quicker if my machine wasn't being such a pain but I am just glad it is finally finished!
I picked up the pattern at an op shop for 10c and fell in love. I really love vintage patterns so much!
(I also got a heap for me and one or two more kids ones too-YIPPEEEE!)

So here is the dress:

Sorry for the night time pics, my little model is asleep and i am too impatient to wait until morning to get good photos! Will get her to model tomorrow for me  Cheesy

There are a few things I would have done differently now it is done.... I usually really like contrasting thread but the black on red on the sleeves kinda bugs me Sad
But considering this is my first project finished from a pattern I'm pretty happy with myself.
(I usually just throw things together, get frustrated when it won't work and figure it out myself the hard way or give up in a fit of sewing machine induced rage!)

C&C Much appreciated! Cheesy

Will post new pics on my blog tomorrow if anyone is interested, here's a post on this dress anyway:

Aaaaaah! It's too big!
Well it is a size 2 and she is only 13 months old. She wears shop size 2s but apparently not vintage pattern size 2s! Silly me should have measured but wanted to just make it anyway, she'll grow into it eventually.
At least she had fun trying it on, she loved the swooshing of the skirt  Cheesy

15  CLOTHING / Clothing for Kids: Completed Projects / My Week Of Sewing Bliss on: May 23, 2010 08:14:29 PM
My sewing machine has decided it doesnt want to work.
It has been playing up for a little while and I get so frustrated when I try to sew I end up having a mini tantrum and leaving it to sit by itself for a while......
So when I went to my mum;s place for a week with my little girl I decided to pack fabric, lots of fabric!
I made a window quilt for my girl's room, a sleeping bag for her too and of course lots of other clothes. Since it is getting pretty cold at our place I mostly did pants.....
So I'll shush now and show pics...

I designed these pants with scraps I had lying around. I deemed them MC-Hammerish pants since they have a bit of puff.  Grin

These are my first attempt at lined clothing. They are a thick cotton drill with a lovely thin fleece lining. So soft and warm!

(Of course it is near impossible to get pics of her standing still with her new love of walking everywhere!)

These are just some plain ol leggings but I love the fabric!  Cheesy

(She was stealing her daddy's dinner and was caught off guard when I snapped this one!)
There are more pics on my blog here:

16  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / Gift for my crafty mumma! (Edit:Added Pattern) on: May 01, 2010 01:52:26 AM
My mum is hard but at the same time easy to buy/make presents for. I get all my craftiness from her and we like similar things. But then again, she already has EVERYTHING!
So I embroidered her this beautiful blossom tree design.....But had no idea what to make with it....So I decided too pop it in a bag with a pretty matching FQ of spotty fabric (she loves spots) so she can craft up whatever she wants!

So what do you guys think? Ok idea or am I just being too lazy! Tongue

17  COOKING / Dessert / Hello Sugar Coma! on: April 22, 2010 12:31:05 AM
It's my little baby girl's 1st birthday this saturday and I decided to change my plans of buying a boring cake to making cute cupcakes instead.
So a friend came over and helped me decorate like crazy!

The frosting has white chocolate in it-it is divine!!
Thanks for looking!
18  QUILTING / Quilting: Completed Projects / Finaally found a use for my tonne of vintage lace! on: April 06, 2010 08:16:15 PM
So this quilt has been in the works for a while. Originally meant for my daughter then modified with some vintage lace for my pregnant sister.
I had a little accident and somehow one side ended up a bit wonky so I think I'll keep it for my daughter now....I'm a bit of a perfectionist so I dont want to give it away as a present if its a bit dodgy....

I have come to the quilting stage but my machine is being a pain in the butt so I was thinking of hand quilting it. Have no idea what to do???

All the vintage lace I inherited from my step-nan. I got all her old crafty stuff  Cheesy

19  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Blanket for baby or something else...? on: April 06, 2010 08:02:33 PM
Yet another thing I started while pregnant, dreaming of finishing before baby arrived.
Well, baby is almost one.
Umm oops!
Anyway, I went to finish it and managed two stripes when I realized I have run out of one colour. Oh darn.

Its a bit thin, but kinda long so I'm not sure how good a blanket it will be...
I was thinking of trying to be creative and maybe make some wearable item, or stuffed item. I dont know??? It looked kinda cute ass a shawl but honestly it is getting to winter here so totally useless keeping my shoulders warm while the rest of me freezes.

Any ideas for a skinny rectangle made up of double crochet???

Here it is anyway, I love the colour combo, usually I get it so wrong but I think I did ok this time. Grin

Any help would be lovely XD
20  CROCHET / Amigurumi: Completed Projects / The not so octo octopus. on: April 06, 2010 07:57:22 PM
I kinda started this a long time ago, but like most things I start on, it soon gets pushed to the side, unfinished in favour of a new project. It really is a vicious cycle I am attempting to break.

I found myself internetless this morning (our fabulous provider had gone down in 5/7 states over here-not impressed!) so I decided to finish a few projects I had found in a cleaning frenzy.

Here's a little octopus thingy guy who sadly has only 6 tentacles. His others were lost to the great monster of impatience. Such a meany!

Since it is meant for my little girl I decided to see how he would go being introduced to my dog. You see if he doesn't like the dog, then it is game over. Our little girl LOVES our dog so I think she'd want them all to play nice.

Ooo what is this?

Can I eat it?

I think I like you....Like, like you.

And just because I am so in love with this rainbow yarn...

C&C much appreciated XD
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