Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Charlie at the Dowerin Field Days

We trotted over to Dowerin for the Field Days today, and while Charlie sat on Ian's shoulders watching the dirt bike riders he drooled and reminded me of a Simpsons character.

Charlie Simpsons Aliens Strip

How much does it cost to get in to the Royal Show these days? I was shocked at the $20 admission price for adults today at what is basically an agricultural machinery show where you are paying to be advertised to.


Saturday, August 25, 2012

Grey Gifts

I recently sent a couple of hand made items to a friend in Canada, and now that I know they have arrived, I can show you what I made.

A circular scarf made using this free pattern on Ravelry (I didn't make it as wide as the pattern).


And a clutch from this fantastic tutorial. I used a 100% wool fabric harvested from a pair of paints, it was a little difficult to work as the wool wouldn't iron in to a crisp fold like the cotton in the tutorial, but I think it turned out well.

Clutch strip


I harvested the lining from a thrifted jumpsuit I knew I was never going to wear.


I actually finished making the scarf back in October last year, which would have arrived for the recipient's birthday had it not taken me 10 months to weave in those ends! You can see how little Charlie was when I tried to get him to model it...


he wasn't very happy with helping me out.

Charlie Infinity scarf strip

Anyway, I was on a sewers high after finishing the clutch, I want to do more sewing! I was so excited, I went over to Rae's and bought her Flashback Skinny Tee pattern. Now I'm just waiting for the powercord/pedal to be found to my sister's overlocker which I've borrowed.

I hope you're enjoying any projects you've got on the go.

Monday, August 20, 2012

June + July

June Mosaic

July Mosaic

In June and July...
:: we stayed at home and didn't travel to Perth
:: I got over first trimester seediness
:: I got a Thermomix!! which I love :)
:: I got  a cleaner!! which I love :)
:: We got excited about the revised design for the new house we're hoping to start building soon.

So, the last two months have been cold but good. I'm definitely looking forward to warmer weather coming.


Thursday, August 2, 2012

Looking Back at May

May Mosaic 1
May Mosaic 2

Back in May...
:: We found out the happy news that we're expecting again (now we're four months along)
:: Charlie made his first painting
:: We got a new to us car :)
:: Went to the Craft Fair

I'm not catching up with these month in reviews... I'm getting further behind, but oh well.