Friday, 26 October 2007

Fabulous Friday

There's nothing like a little playdough fun on Friday. Meggy loves the stuff. I'm also partial to this jumper she's wearing. Its a gorgeous 'hand me down' from a good friend. The roman blind is completed and just waiting for gorgeous hubby to find the right size piece of wood for the batten. Stay tuned for pics - hopefully this weekend.







Have a great weekend.

Wednesday, 24 October 2007

Spotlight Specials and Camera Help Wanted!

I had to go to Spotlight on Monday to pick up a couple of bits and pieces for the roman blind Im making. Little did I know it was 20% off store wide. So I couldnt resist the temptation to pick this lot up for @$2.00 p/metre!


Now I just need to find some time to sew!

Btw I found my camera. Now I kinda wish I didnt. I was hoping to upgrade. I have a relatively old Canon Powershot A40. Im really struggling to get crisp images from it. (Perhaps its your photographic skill or lack of it....I hear you say). Perhaps your right. I'd really love to hear what type of digital cameras others have and how they find them. Please post me with your reviews. I hope your having a good week.

Friday, 19 October 2007

A crafty weekend in sight...

Youve gotta love this Joel Dewberry fabric. A friend introduced me to it a couple of weeks ago and Ive been busy sewing gifts for Christmas (cant divulge till after Chrissy though!)

I also thought I might make the girls a pointy kitty each as stocking fillers. Thanks to Hilary from Wee Wonderfuls for the free pattern (and a great blog!). Im also planning on making some roman blinds for this window with some fabric left over from Mums reno.


Stay tuned for the after pics. Apart from that, a busy weekend in store with Kinder orientation for Meg tommorow, birthday party for Zoe tommorow and out for dinner tommorow night. Hopefully Sunday will be a tad more relaxing (& productive).

Have a great weekend!




Thursday, 18 October 2007

Friday, 12 October 2007

Caterpillar

No luck with the camera folks...
This is one of my favorite video snippets of meggy-moo when she was younger. We call this clip "Caterpillar". Gotta love those curls.

video

Ive also been playing around with fd's flicker toys. Im still trying to work out how to do the mosaics. If anyone can offer some assistance I'd appreciate it.


On a crafty note, I have many things underway. The cathedral window
quilt is coming along. Unfortunately I ran out of my Michael Miller cream/green dotty dot fabric (shown) despite efforts from numerous people in trying to hunt it down. I only need 1 metre! A special thankyou to Jennie at Posie Patchwork up north who went out of her way to try to locate it.


Speaking of exceptional service, I also went to patchwork on central park yesterday. It was fantastic. The variety of fabric unbelievable. I picked myself up some gorgeous Joel Dewberry fabric. I now am ready to get going on numerous christmas projects, and with a horrible Melbourne weather forecast this weekend, I should be able to get right into it. If only I had a camera I'd take some pics. Maybe Santa will be kind to me this year!


Have a good weekend.


Tuesday, 25 September 2007

Rainbow...


Playing around with the merge function on my camera, I managed to capture this from our back porch back in June. Of said camera - its gone missing, just dissappeared. I cant recall when I last used it (must of been last month). I have literally turned the house upside down looking for it to no avail. Its driving me nuts. Ive gotta go looking again. Ciao for now.

Saturday, 15 September 2007

Work in progress



My first attempt at the Cathedral Window Quilt. This is how its looking so far.

I used 12" squares so it would build more quickly. Leah's tutorial is super easy to follow.
I'll post the completed project when done.
Thanks fo looking!




Thursday, 13 September 2007

Quilting Project

I cant believe how fast time has flown. Its been over 2 months since I last got a chance to blog.
For all those who asked, Meg is doing very well. Her leg is healed and she is out of plaster and running around like any other 3 year old. Im so glad to have that behind us.
Now onto more creative pursuits.
I thought I would try this as my first quiliting project. I came across it today and was so inspired that I rushed out and bought some material, have had it washed and dried, ready to start it tonight once the little ones go down.
Thanks to Leah for providing a great tutorial

I'll keep you posted on my progress.

Sunday, 8 July 2007

A little broken leg


For anyone wondering why so long since my last post, this ..........
is the answer! Two weeks ago to the day, my darling 3 year old
broke her leg. Without going into gory details we spent the next
week in the local public hospital getting it fixed (also complicated
with a spot of pneumonia thrown in for good measure). Anyway
five days later, the registrar advised us that he had reviewed
her post operative x-rays and was happy for her to go home
(despite her ongoing pain which we were told was just 3 yo anxiety)


Now Im no brain surgeon (or bone surgeon for that matter) but I ask you does this look like the a well healing bone to you? I thought not either, so after we were discharged, we dashed off to the local GP (who, during the consultation thought I was showing him the pre-operative x-rays!). The GP kindly (and quickly) set us up an appointment with a private paediatric specialist (thank god for private health insurance) and back to ( a private) hospital we went for my poor little one to undergo a 2nd anaesthetic and operation. She is now home and feeling much better. She will be in a hip spica cast for 4- 6 weeks but at least is pain free.

Now I should make it clear that my beef is not that the bone was not fixed properly in the first place (apparantly these breaks can be a little fiddly to get right), but the fact that we were discharged home on the pretense that the post-op x-rays were "fine". The same x-ray elicited a "we need to get her back to theatre asap" response from the specialist. I'm saddened to think that this is the standard of care that one can expect from our public hospital system in the 21st century.

Thanks for listening. I rarely get up on my soap box but couldnt help myself for this one.

Friday, 22 June 2007

Inspiration for Sooz

After reading Sooz's current renovation nightmare, it brought back horrible memories of our project last year but....
for Sooz and anyone else renovating at the moment, here's a snapshot of our before and afters to keep your motivated and inspired...


The Old Kitchen......


New Kitchen...




Old dining room...



New Dining Room...





Old Lounge Room...





New Lounge Room...




Old Bathroom...





New Bathroom....


Girls Bedroom...




Some of my artwork hanging about the place....



So sooz, hang in there - this too will pass!



Sunday, 17 June 2007

Thru the eyes of a five year old

The eldest has become a shutterbug. She goes around the house with the digital camera taking pics of whatever takes her fancy. I thought this was an interesting composition of life as seen by a 5 year old. Enjoy your day.

Bedroom rug


Shoe collection (watch out amelda marcos!)


Breakfast


Playroom shelves

TheThe diaries.

Saturday, 16 June 2007

An almost perfect Saturday.

Cant believe my two little cherubs are now 5 (going on 18) and 3 (and wanting to stay "wittle"). Will divuldge more about them (and me) later, but this is how we spent our day.

Was supposed to be down at the beach for my group personal training at 8am. Woke at 7:55am! B.....r (4 weddings and a funeral). Anwyay got there albeit 10 minutes late. Worked hard for the short time I was there.

Came home to The Age - rolled up on the front door step. (Gotta love home delivery - even if its just on the weekends). Had a leisurely breakfast with the kids, hubby and The Age (my perfect Saturday morning). Took the kids to see Shrek 3. Now, we dont go to the movies very often (in fact cant recall the last time we went). And now I remember why - it cost us $55 for admission and $22 for snacks! Unbelievable, I think we'll now continue to wait for the DVD - much cheaper and alot more cosy.

After the movie, went to visit my Mum in hosp. Day 1 post lung surgery and doing well. Will fill you in more on that in a later post. After the visit and catching up with an old nursing buddy, we were home bound. After having home made fish and chips (ok oven fries and john west oven bake fish fillets) we snuggled in for movie number 2 for the day - Scooby Doo. It was a shocker. But having the whole day to spend with my family, no housework, no work-work and no other demands on our time was just bliss.

Now the kids are sound asleep, hubby's finishing reading the paper and I get the chance to write my first post.

Thanks for dropping by.

Zoesquid.