Dec 23, 2007
so here are a few favourite pictures of this years presents:
I know the pink ‘P’ gift tag Paige doesn’t really match the rest of the presents, when there all grouped together. But I just couldn’t resist the pretty pink flowered tissue paper and the way that it matches the gift inside and it just seemed very appropriate for Morgan's sister Paige...
the idea for the round gift tags with initials on them came from Nicole over at making it lovely, you should check out her amazingly wrapped gifts. I had three gift tags left to make and thought this would be nice and simple idea AND give me an excuse to buy those exciting decorative craft scissors I have been wanting for awhile! (and of course lead me to buy 2 and put some others on my future wish list hehe!)
i guess for some running around both spotlight AND lincraft with me and watching me wrap is just too exhausting! but i love you for coming and helping me my sweet morgan!
Dec 12, 2007
8 pounds 11 ounces..
10 days late...
keara welcome to our crazy and loving family. we love you already! :)
Dec 11, 2007
today i found this great fabric store while browsing on ebay.http://stores.ebay.com.au/Funky-Fabrix and it's based in Brisbane - finally a great Australian shop where you don't have to pay ridicolous amounts to get the fabric posted overseas! although they do also ship international. im so excited! FunkyFabrix sells vintage and fun printed fabric (mainly broadcloth cotton and some which are out of print) and at great prices. plus they have a store in Ashgrove, so on my list of things to do next queensland holiday! i actually brought the top fabric, with the bird print (and it was on sale yay!) and am currently bidding on the black and white printed number fabric - which i am going to make into some throw cushions for morgan's new bedroom, which we are doing a fun retro theme!
Dec 10, 2007
Nov 29, 2007
Nov 26, 2007
overall i was extremely happy with the result, i think it happens to be my favourite formal dress i own and i can't wait till the next wedding/function so i can wear it again! :) it's greta because the material and the process of making the dress has such a story to it.. thanks mamma for helping me sew, and dad for helping us lay out the material to make sure we got the scallops write and even morgan for helping to trace the patterns!
Nov 19, 2007
Nov 13, 2007
it was the cheapest scollaped lace i could find anywhere..even with the postage price (had to have it express posted)! I'm using a mcall's evening elegance pattern M5001 (i recommend this pattern as it's simple and very easy to follow, i've had absoluetly no problems with it so far!). Although i've changed it due to the fact that i won't have enough lace to overlay over the whole of the dress. i used the bodice and changed the skirt to an a-line. I'm putting the lace overlay with a scalloped edge all over the dress and the neckline is sweetheart neckline. the underlay is black at the bodice and light blue for the skirt (this is to match morgie's shirt, which i also picked up from sale at Kmart, it is light blue and has a fancy design embroidered into the fabric...kinda like a 'man's lace' and ties in quite well, now that i think about it). so this afternoon's job is to finish putting the boneing into the lining (i already have half sewn into it), create the pattern for the a-line skirt (as i've changed it from a gore skirt to a simple a-line) and sew a trial skirt onto my trial top.
also in my list of crafts to try is a sock softie from my new amazing and cute book (i also highly recommend it!!) sock and glove by miyako kanamori, which i purchased of amazon for about $7 plus postage. i was so so excited when i recieved this in the mail. and the book is better than i expected. the pictures are gorgeous and the start of the book tells a story of the little sock characters with amazing photography. i'm currently tossing up between the elephant and the lamb..for a chrissy pressie for baby fletcher who is due in 2 weeks! yay!
Nov 12, 2007
Leah & Ryan
Here are some pictures of a wedding Morgan and I went to a couple of weekends ago..
I especially love this shot above!...morgan just happened to have the camera ready to snap it and the look on Ryan's face is just beautiful! Definetly a 'love' look!
Little Brayden (the groom's son) was so cute... but much too shy for photos. this was the best shot we could get off him. and how cute is it that his pink ball matches Leah's Bouquet?!
Nov 3, 2007
so we took the camera, but i ended up taking more photos of the shop than any people! here are some of my favourites...
oh Max Brenner's how i love thee!
also i had lunch with my friend, Elizabeth on friday and she brought me a whole BIG bag of books to read! some of them i've been wanting to read for ages!
isn't it so great to have friends who just know what you like and can make your day by just the simplest gestures :)
Lizabeth i love you!
Nov 1, 2007
i've been looking for a special present for my cousin's bub who is due in a couple of weeks!!! yipee and i am loving this pink birdy mini minky blanket from my retro baby. it says it is perfect for stroller, crib, car seat and snuggling...although i wouldn't mind it in my room aswell! they also come in some great other patterns, but i'm thinking this one is definately my favourite! I'm thinking i might even have a go at making one myself, if i can find some cute fabric like this..I think i'll just have to wait till we know the sex of 'baby fletcher'!
Oct 30, 2007
today i spent my lunchtime & a little bit of work time too... (yay!) blissfully browsing the net for some much needed prints and artworks for my room. almost 2 years with one set of prints & a mirror on my walls is really quite enough... i also had some ideas for some collages ..which i'm hoping i might be able to pull off!
Here are some of my favourite findings today:
the sellers are dazeychic, Birdie London and theblackapple, all from my new favourite website etsy, which is an amazing website which you can buy and sell handmade goodies. from artworks, to papercraft, textiles, ceramics and pottery etc etc! defiantly, defiantly a new found love!of course..most people already know about this amazing site of sites..im just a little slow sometimes :)
the only problem with the prints is that i can't decide which ones i like the best! i am seriously contemplating the green birdie one above (by birdie, london) and the top 'telephone girl' (by theblackapple). they also seem to be the ones that match the colours of my room the best! (colours being a light 'musty' pink, dark 'fushiaish pink' and light limeish/oliveish green)
Oct 27, 2007
Hello and welcome to my very first post!
So today wasn't the most exciting day.. and i've hardly got anything exciting for a first post..but i've definetly been busy!
and my bedroom is so clean as a result. ok so it was mostly upturned in the hope of finding my plate, who's whereabouts is still a mystery... but it's clean none-the-less.
And i mean completely dusted and furniture moved and vacumed. i know! which only left time for an afternoon curl up with morgan, a good book and my wooden tea tray with tea and choclate..aren't i a lucky girl??
my little tea tray looked so good i really wanted to take a photo of it too, but my camera is broken so this post will just have to do with these old photos of morgan and i. I especially am loving the top photo and the way the camera focused in on the knit of my jumper :)
well goodnight, off to bed as tonight is day light savings and i'm about to loose an hour of sleep!
hopefully tomorrow i will have something more exciting to post..