Monday, July 26, 2010

A busy weekend and now all is quiet.

Our busy weekend started with me doing a market on Friday night. It was a fundraiser for a local Preschool and held in a gorgeous little hall I didn't know existed.
On Saturday I had an extra 3 kiddies over as their Dad was helping Hubby hang plaster upstairs so you could say things got a little noisy! A party for Miss Blondie to attend in the afternoon and then dinner at a friends left us all feeling a touch exhausted.
When Sunday rolled around the house looked like a bomb had exploded at the front door and travelled through to the back of the house... A spot of cleaning and then out the door to the Pirate Park in Barwon Heads, the skatepark and then back over the bridge to have a wander down the Barwon River. The perfect way to spend a sunny Sunday afternoon. Oh, and dinner was cooked by the man of the house and a roast! Fabulous.
Now, they are at work, school and daycare. I am enjoying the quiet and may just pop on some music (Xavier Rudd, Ash Grunwald and maybe Little Birdy) whilst I potter around. Nothing "needs" to be done, what a great feeling!

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Flea Market Finds

A few lovely little finds this week.

Fabulous apron

Vase, orange and bubbly looking!

What would Flea Market Finds be without some fabric. Love the little girls in this fabric !

For more Flea Market Finds take a look over at Her Library Adventures.

Friday, July 23, 2010

Flashback Friday

I've just been perusing the flashback pics from Curlypops. Oh the memories! I have so many photos that I could post but I am just way too vain. This is the pick of the bunch............which may explain how frightening the others are.

It is 1988. I have huge curly hair, drop waisted, ruched, puffy sleeved bright white dress and completely crapping myself as the hall is full of people watching us dance!

Loving the mullets to the side of the pic and still can't believe how well my partner escaped the hideous 80's look!

To take a step back in time take a peek here.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

My Creative Space

I have been finishing off some things for the market tomorrow night.

I'm loving the Kaftan tops and wanted to whip up one in each size but thought I'd test the market before I went completely overboard.

I'm finishing off some boy bunting.

Some girls scarves.

and marking down some old stock with these little stickers and hoping that tomorrow night it will all have new owners!

For more Creative Spaces take a look over here at Kootoyoo

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Wordless Wednesday

Music and inspiration.

Wordless Wednesday

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Monday, July 19, 2010


I know I have posted about Bluntcard before but today this seems so appropriate. I am busy getting ready for a market on Friday night and as is always the case when its close to market time I become even more domestically blind.....and I don't care!

Mum's Night In Market (Fundraiser for Beacon Point PreSchool)
Springdale Neighbourhood Centre, Drysdale
Friday 23rd July
7.30 - 10.30pm
$5 entry.
Food and wine

For more extremely inappropriate, politically incorrect and just plain wrong but damn wet your pants laughing kind of funny pop on over to BLUNTCARD.

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Flea Market Finds

I didn't actually buy this fabulous table and chairs. We were lucky enough to get it from my husband's Auntie who passed away last year. She lived with her husband on a farm, they had no children and lived a very simple life. We feel blessed to have some of her lovely things in our house.

The boy child thinks the table is his.

Crazy smile from the boy child at "his" table.

For more Flea Market Finds take a peek over here.

Friday, July 16, 2010

Handmade Christmas Challenge

I've been thinking Christmas all week and when I dropped in to a local oppy I knew that these little beauties would be great for my girls. Hopefully by the time Christmas rolls in they will have their own bedrooms and they will need a bedside table each. So maybe I haven't actually "handmade" them but I will be fixing them up by hand. With some sanding, painting and new knobs I'm thinking they are going to look pretty damn good and for $15 for both, a bargain.

For more Handmade Christmas goodies pop over to Knicky Knacks

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

My Creative Space

Sew much to do!!!!

After spending the afternoon tracing, adjusting and cutting out patterns yesterday I am ready to start cutting out some fabric. Its been sitting there staring me in the face for so long and I can't wait to get to it today. I have a child and husband free day and plan to work my butt off with the music cranked up...

This fabric is for a little skirt for a girl called Molly. A custom order from one of the Mum's at school who is trusting my judgement in the design process.

Girls kaftan style tops/dresses.

More girls kaftan style tops/dresses.

For more Creative Spaces look here.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Wordless Wednesday

My girls first school photo together.
not quite wordless...

For more wordless Wednesday take a look here.

Monday, July 12, 2010

Flea Market Finds

Fabric, fabric and more fabric. I'm in fabric heaven.

This beautiful fabric was given to me by a friend. If only it wasn't lined with that rubbery curtain stuff.............bags maybe!

Love the colours in this but have only a smallish piece.

This one is very different but I fell in love and can't wait to maybe make some summery dresses.

For more lovely Flea Market Finds take a cheeky peek over here.

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Handmade Christmas Challenge

I like to get Christmas pressies organised early. This year we will spend Christmas at my Mother in laws and because it is such a HUGE family gift giving is kept to a minimum. So on that front I am off the hook to an extent!

Last week my big girl had a party to attend, so I whipped up this cushion for her lovely friend Anouk. Big girl was most impressed and declared that she would like one "just the same". Idea No. 1, cushions for each of the 3 kiddies for Christmas to go in their new bedrooms. We are in the midst of Stage 2 of renovating our house which means that our children will have their own bedrooms by Christmas time. That also means decorating and lots of lovely little gifts I can make for them and put away for Christmas.

For more Handmade Christmas goodies and ideas pop over to Knicky Knacks.

At My House

Today I'm playing along with
Buttons Lou Lou's At My House.

Its the start of Term 3 and I got up early this morning to get the girls ready for school. They had to be woken up but jumped up with excitement and got ready faster than ever. The little boy on the other hand slept through all the noise and had to be woken at 8.20am. Before he opened his little eyes a big cheeky grin spread across his face. He held his arms out to me still with eyes closed and hugged me so tightly. With eyes closed he giggled "You a cheeky Mumma". It doesn't get much better than that!

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Craft Swap

I recently took part in the The Contemporary Handmade Alliance Craft Swap and was teamed up with the lovely and super talented Linda from lulu froufrou.

I just love my gift and can't wait to wear my beautiful necklace, the only problem will be deciding which fabric button to add to it. As for the hair tie and hair pin, I think I'll be fighting a losing battle with my daughters for those.

Monday, July 5, 2010

Poison Ivy

Poison Ivy

If you've been reading my last few My Creative Space posts you know I've been working on an outfit for a friends 40th birthday party. The theme was Heroes and Villians and I decided to go as Poison Ivy. After much googling and creative thinking I came up with a plan to make a dress (as lycra just wasn't going to happen) with lots of fabric leaves sewn on..................... About a quarter of the way through this I was doubting myself and wondering if I had the stamina to finish it. I did and actually really loved making it.

The party was hysterically funny and the most fun I have had in so long. I caught up with friends I hadn't seen in years and everyone let loose and had a ball. As you can see by the photos things got a bit messy by the end of the evening. Wonder Woman did a few "Nudie Runs" which considering it was a freezing cold night was incredibly brave................or stupid???

Bring on the next 40th birthday party I say!

Poison Ivy