Dec 23, 2007

feeling like christmas..

yesterday i finished wrapping all my presents and i'm so happy at how they turned out. I get excited and just love looking at them all placed together under the tree, with it's lights on sparkling all matching and such. i'm really the only one in my family who understands this need for decorative presents and the joy I get from them. mostly they just go along with my crazy ideas, and even let me strategically place their mismatched wrapped presents to the back of the tree. I’m always very grateful when I receive a present from them that is ‘specially wrapped’ with a home made gift tag. Their effort means more to me than the present itself, just knowing they care that much to make it special for me.

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

baby Fletcher..

Keara Leonie Fletcher

born 12th December 2007..
8 pounds 11 ounces..
10 days late...

photos to come soon..(when aunty karen works out how to download them!)

we finally have a baby Fletcher and i am so excited to meet and cuddle her! i don't have any photos yet..but here are some photos of her middle namesake Leonie - my (and Keara's mummy's) nanna, who passed away a little over 2 years from cancer. the first is when she was little in the late 1920's and later as a first time mum. This would of been our nanna's first great grandchild and i can just see how cute and proud she would of been to have this name carried on. the namesake is fitting because even though she was born today, she was due on Nanna's 83rd birthday..but just kept us all waiting..

nanna we love and miss you!
keara welcome to our crazy and loving family. we love you already! :)

Dec 11, 2007

loving fabric!

today i found this great fabric store while browsing on ebay. 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!
and the bottom two fabrics are from purlsoho. well i just liked them! :)

Dec 10, 2007

i made lamb last night..

he is finished.. my first sock animal from my book sock and glove (see previous post) is finished!

and baby Fletcher is a week late. but thats ok..because i only finished Mr lamb today (well sewing his head onto his body!) isnt he so cute!
i'm so inspired by these cute sock animals that the next on the list is an elephant from some cute pink stripey socks i found.

now all he needs is a name..