Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Crafty shoulder pads

Just as I said to Brigi "smi-ile", she turned around and gave me this huge grin! Cheeky monkey, she makes me laugh! Below are the shoulder pads I made for her backpack, as I noticed that with the weight of her milk and machine the straps kept on digging into her shoulders.
They are approx. 4" x 3.5" with cotton wadding in the middle. I machine quilted them and then overlocked the edges. They are reversible- paisley on one side and flamingos on the other, although when I put the flamingoes on the outside they become headless. Bummer.
Until next time, keep on smiling!! Bec x

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Beehive March

Yes, that is right, March. I have a reason though, I only received my fabrics from Katrina last week. The poor thing had a run in with Canadian post office people and half her fabrics were returned to her! Worth the wait though, the fabrics were gorgeous and the block looks beautiful.
I am very pleased with this one, although so many squares and triangles have sent me a little crazy. Time to get a coffee and some chocolate...

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Half baked

Not that this cake is half baked, it's more a title to describe the past fortnight- I managed to get through alot, I just don't feel like I achieved it triumphantly!! It was Nick's birthday on Sunday and bless him, he requested the easiest cake in the world to make- Madeira cake with lemon icing, only it ended up being a smidge runnier than anticipated. Delish though.
Missi Mu has been sick for two weeks, which for me definitely heralds the end of summer. It started as a cold and turned into an ear infection and currently she is battling croup and some mysterious disgusting virus that is resulting in runny poos. YUCK. So yet another half baked photo, my dress I have been trying to finish. I thought I'd show you now just in case it ends up taking another two weeks! It's a beautiful Nani Iro double gauze fabric I've had in my stash for a couple of years and I thought it would make a beautiful loose fitting shift like this one. I am not sure if the neckline has worked as successfully this time as the double gauze makes the fabric more "cumbersome" in the pleating but I'm still happy with the outcome. To cheer myself up I have been wearing a lovely sparkly pair of shoes (Juicy Couture) that I have been wearing non-stop and make me look dressy even on the most ordinary of days (which is the kind of fashion I love and rely on!). A little over the top for the park and the supermarket but hey, who cares?? And last but not least, to top it all off I have gone brown... a vast change from the platinum but I couldn't keep up with the regrowth!!! I do this every few years, get blonder and blonder and then I become a brunette until I start going blonde again. Don't worry, give me time, I'll get there again... I hope you have had a more successful and less sickly couple of weeks than I have! Bye for now, Bec xo