Sunday, November 29, 2009
Someone recently asked about patterns which got me thinking about how many I own, which is a few. I thought it would make a good Sunday Stash mention.
I decided to start with the Make it Perfect range. Toni is a super clever Aussie Mum pattern designer who I can't say enough nice things about. Go over and check out her blog!
From the top left in the photo the patterns I have are:
Summer fling top
The versatile wrap skirt
Lazy day hat
Little Explorer shorts
I want to add the Downtown boy jacket to this list very soon :)
Sunday Stash bought to you by 1/4 of an inch
Saturday, November 28, 2009
Friday, November 27, 2009
Wednesday, November 25, 2009
Tuesday, November 24, 2009
Sounds good in theory!
Monday, November 23, 2009
Saturday, November 21, 2009
Friday, November 20, 2009
Wednesday, November 18, 2009
Monday, November 16, 2009
I have been sewing a lot from her pattern range of late and can't say enough good things about them so head over and put your name down. Have you seen the Make it Perfect Flickr group? Lots of inspiration there :)
Friday, November 13, 2009
This is not your traditional birthday style cake recipe but it is good enough to share. We have deemed it a keeper :)
Ginger & Sour Cream Cake
1.5 cups SR flour
1.5 tsp ground ginger
1.5 cups brown sugar
3 eggs, lightly beaten
180g butter, melted
1/2 cup sour cream
Preheat oven to 180 degrees C. Lightly grease a 23cm round springform cake tin and line the base with non-stick paper.
Sift the flour and ginger into a bowl and stir in sugar. Stir in the eggs and melted butter. Combine to a smooth batter.
Spoon into the prepared tin and smear the sour cream over the top.
Bake 45 min or until lightly browned on top.
Cool for 10 mins in the tin on a rack. Turn out and cool completely before serving.
Thursday, November 12, 2009
The small one got less than glowing reviews on his Gross Motor skills at his check up yesterday as well as raising concerns into his ability to hear well. This also added to my lack of sleep but we will know more after further testing next week.
Tuesday, November 10, 2009
Monday, November 9, 2009
Sunday, November 8, 2009
Sunday Stashers found at 1/4 of an inch
Saturday, November 7, 2009
I posted a quilt off to Alissa. I hope she likes it, I did! So much so in fact, that I am making one for me as well!
Friday, November 6, 2009
The Pattern is the Make it Perfect Pinny #2. It was so very SIMPLE and came together really well. I am not much of a sewer, having started less than 12 months ago when I started this blog so if I can do it, and do it well it is a good sign!
Thursday, November 5, 2009
I decided to do some 'me' sewing. It has been awhile since I did something just for me and as the first row of my Chaletgirl Block Swap quilt came together my smile got bigger, and did not stop for ages :) In fact, I am still smiling now!
I added a border from the same fabric range as my feature fabric which is Gypsy Rose by Moda. I like it as it is the same shade of pink with a small and different pattern which matches in well. I made the border 9 inches wide which is the same width as one block in the quilt. This makes it double bed size too.
I spent AGES working on the layout for these blocks. So many things to think of in getting the colours in the right places to keep it looking even. I have one of those fuzzy felt type sheets so this quilt spent a week up on the wall and I would move this block with that one until I was happy with it.
Dear Husband is happy that it is now a quilt top as he didn't think much of it as bedroom wall art ;) Our bedroom is the only room with a large enough child proof wall to hold all the blocks.
I am going to do a pieced back. I am thinking I will use a cream backing fabric and incorporate my leftover fabrics, and the coins from the other girls feature fabrics as well. That might take me a bit longer to put together than the top!
Why do little people need to run across fabric as soon as it is on the ground?
Wednesday, November 4, 2009
- Picking vegetables straight from our garden.
- Toddler craft. I love crayons! I bought a big roll of news reel paper from the local rag. They sell the last bits on the rolls. I have a years supply of craft paper neatly rolled up for the low price of $10.
- Baby smiles! Baby bug has started smiling and cooing. I love it!
- Free range chooks that eat from your hand.
- Sleep, we have slept from 10pm to 7am the last 2 mornings in a row. Bliss!!
- Crayon on my walls, I bought paper damn it...
- Bugs eating my vegetables :(
- Chook poo at the back door.
- House work. I can never keep up.
Tuesday, November 3, 2009
*EQ6 may have helped...