Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Recycle your jumpers.

One last post before bed. I had a pile of old woollen jumpers i've been saving and finally got around to using them. As you may know I like to recycle and what better to make some old jumpers into a lovely warm woollie blanket for winter.
So first I laid the squares out..
 All good so sewed them together.
 Then did the other half and Presto...finished.
 Jimmy came in as I was taking the photo so I asked him to lay down on the blanket so I could take a photo of him on there and well.......
 what can I say.......He's a funny little boy!

 And Lola likes it, she has put a few little holes in it with her little needle teeth but nothing that can't be fixed.
 Finally Jimmy got the idea.

Monday, May 30, 2011

Moonlit Sanctuary.

This was a few weeks ago before Mike left. We had a great day at The Moonlit Sanctuary in Pearcedale.
We have been there heaps and heaps of times and the kids just love it. The kangaroos and wallabies just roam freely so it's nice when they just pop up somewhere or follow the kids.
This owl was really cool, it made the weirdest sound. I'm not sure if it loved Loch or wanted to eat him but every time he went near the cage it would fly over and come near him.

 The first of many.

 This one was a little pesky, not that it bothered Loch.
 My pretty little girl, she is so amazing with all animals.

 Jimmy just wanted the BIG ones.
 My spunky guys! Mike is a shit though. He always teases these corellas and there is one grumpy one that tries to get his fingers, and then Jimmy tried it.
 Whoooops, close call.
 No harm done. Also thank you to Mike's mum Mary for his gorgeous Jumper. We did loose one button but I have got it to sew back on. x x x x x

Embroidery Inspiration.

Wow that's really beautiful. I wish I was that dedicated to take some time and focus on one thing.

Sunday, May 29, 2011

DIY Chandelier.

Wow I am impressed. Jenny turned this IKEA light into something even more spectacular.
Go to Little Green Notebook to view the full transformation.

Saturday, May 28, 2011


Here is a little something I made the other week. I got the curtain remnant for about 30 cents and so I then sewed doubled sided pockets to it, stencilled the tree print and hung it on a branch. 
I really like it but I've run out of walls to hang it on. It's hard to see in the picture but it is fairly big.

Under the Trees.

Found on Flickr by Nomoli, this house is sweet. I doubt anyone lives there but wouldn't it be cool to have that on your roof.



so little time.

I am loving these from so little time. They are cut by local sourced wood and made with fine detail and love. A Melbourne based artist and Kirsty will be at markit federation square, this sunday in melbourne. Definitely worth a look.

Friday, May 27, 2011

Paper Flower.

Here's a great tutorial for Paper Flowers to decorate anything you like. I thought these would look so lovely all over a wall. 
Found at the cool How About Orange blog.

Sheet of crepe paper
Small piece of cardstock

Cut 12 circles from a sheet of crepe paper, any size you like depending on how big you want the final flower to be. I accordion-folded a strip of paper and cut multiple circles at once. No need to be too precise; freehand circles will do.

Orient each petal so the grain in the paper runs vertically. Apply a bit of glue at the bottom of the petal and pinch it to create small gathers. When the glue has dried, press both thumbs into the center of each petal and stretch the paper to curl the edges inward, forming a bowl shape. 

Cut out a small circle of cardstock (about the same size as the petals before you shaped them.) Glue five petals around the outside edge. Then stagger four petals inside that ring, followed by three petals in the middle.

To make a center for the flower, cut a small strip of crepe paper and fold it in half. Cut notches along one long edge of the doubled paper to make fringe. Roll the fringed paper around a toothpick and secure with glue. Finally, glue this piece into the center of the flower. 

Weird Thing.

I'll let you in on a little personal post. No I am not pregnant but yes this is my stomach. About 10 weeks ago I felt my lower abdomen was really hard and felt like a golf ball was under the skin, and I was feeling sick having sharp pains so I went to the docs and he thought appendicitis. Turned out not to be but it is ovarian cyst, and a whopper at that.
 Over the last 10 weeks it has grown so quickly. When I had the scan 8 weeks ago it measured 15cm x 11cm x 10cm!! and that's the one on my left ovary. There is another one on my right ovary but it was only 4 x 4 x 4cm. 
Anyway I have met with my awesome surgeon and because now it's like a football and too big for key hole surgery so they will do a c- section.
So Mike is back the 13th June and I'm booked in for 15th June. A little scary but can't wait to get this thing out!!! Even after 3 kids I am lucky to have a flat tummy but this is what the cyst is doing to it now, it just feels wrong.

Embroidered Owl Cushions.



How sweet are these owl cushions! The brown one was made by Noriko for her new born baby to match her daughter's Tina's owl cushion. I love the beautiful embroidery for feather-like detail and the delicate design in the back.

Goodbye White T shirt.

I found a great blog called Llevo el invierno. Lots of great craft DIYs and pretty things to look at. This is a nice project, i'm sure the kids could help out too.

Remember to use a piece of cardboard between two layers of fabric to avoid trans.
When finished pom-poms opened the shirt of a shoulder so that the threads of the tassels are concealed.
and voila!

Cutest Wings Tutorial.

Here is the cutest little pair of wings. Found at Llevo elinvierno, full tutorial there. This look like a great tutorial and how quite easy. Worth having a go!

Inspired by these pictures I saw in Burdastyle, draw my own pattern to make these bird wings for my little Emma, I share the pattern because it is near the spring and this season are always needed costumes for children.

Pattern measurements are for children aged 18 to 36 months, the feathers are sewn from the bottom Up or a line above the other, the 2 wings together with biez tape and placed on the neck and a ribbon on top each wing also has a ribbon take the child on your thumb

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Fun with the Boys.

Loch picked out some puffy fabric paint the other day at the shops so here he is loving every second of squeezing the paint out all over a t-shirt.
I did a few pictures on there like his most favourite thing in the world.....Lightning Mcqueen.

 And now I think he has a favourite shirt.
 A bit of sunshine today was heaven!! Nice to get outside and have a run around with the boys and the crazy dogs.

 I think Louie and Lola are getting along just fine.

 Jimmy very proud of himself after dropping off the monkey bars. He loves them.