Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Easy as A..B...C

Well actually, it was super time consuming to cut out 52 letters and score them all in preparation for the 2 baby quilts.

Now I just have to sew them all onto the white backing and quilt them. One little bub has arrived 10 weeks early (and doing very well) so I need to start sewing super fast so I can give it to his mum and dad!
This is the aftermath on the lounge and coffee table. I think Mr Honi is quite sick of my nightly tracing and cutting ritual, and the continual "little bits of thread and fabric" strewn all over the carpet...

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

This is.....something I'm surprised I like

Well, this weeks "this is" theme is proudly brought to you by Earl and Cookie.

I'm sorry to any Adelaidians who read this blog, but I'm surprised that I actually liked Adelaide. I've had 2 trips from hell there - and then this time, I was stuck in a crappy hotel with a major walk to any shops/ civilisation, overlooking a cemetry, without Mr Honi for 2 weeks - so i've never been too fond of the place!

But I was surprised this time at how pretty the place actually is. The rolling hills, and the pretty churches. I'd like to be able to go back there and explore a bit more in my own time!

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Just passin time..

I'm not too sure what I'm going to do with this little Kewpie stitching, but i just couldn't resist buying it!! I got if for ONE DOLLAR in Spotlight (it has 7 transfers in the pack)

It's really helping me pass the time here though. I think I might sew her onto an apron or something.

I just love the detail on her little head piece

On my desk Wednesday (again on the wrong day)

Well, I'm still in training each day. This is a picture of my fave Kikky K travel wallet, my "Love Libby" Pencil case in divine Michael Miller fabric and my morning tea - a cuppa and a muesli bar.

My weekend

I was lucky enough to be able to go home to Sydney last weekend (from Adelaide) Mr Honi and I had our "marriage prepartion" course. WOW. It was intensive!! Questions like:
- Do you enjoy visting you future in laws?
- Are there personal habits about your partner that annoy you
- Do your friends approve of this marriage.
ONE HUNDRED AND SIXTY FIVE QUESTIONS! Crazy! But I reckon we passed with flying colours (bit awkward if we didn't!)

Anyways, Mr Honi and I made it out to the Crows Nest Fair on the Sunday which was awesome. They block off the whole main street and have food stalls and markets. I only bought 2 things - a pair of fisherman pants (i LIVE in these during summer) and this little purse from "Love Libby"

We also had a little splurge at the FLower shop and got a few hanging baskets with Fuschias in them. The flowers are sooo pretty!

did you know....

....that Jims mowing makes "safety check tags" as well as mowing peoples lawns??


Maybe it's just an Adelaide thing??
ik'm a little bit sick of this palce now. I'm sure it's super lovely if you're not cooped up in a hotel with no means of transport and limited funds

Monday, October 20, 2008

This is my favourite Movie

This weeks "This is" meme is from the wonderful Hokey!!. This was a REALLY hard one, so I've narrowed it down to a few.....
Funnily enough, hokey had quite a few double ups as me!
Ok, first off. The worlds most under-rated movie ever!! When it came out, i had no interest AT all. Hired it one night reluctantly and completely fell in love. Based on a True story. Anthony Hopkins does a GREAT Kiwi. Just one of those "nice stories. No blood or guts or nastiness.
Next, Picnic at Hanging Rock - a complete classic. I was devastated when Mr Honi told me it wasn't based on a true story (which I had ALWAYS though it was!)

Cinema Paradisio - this was actually Mr Honi's fave movie. He hired for us to watch and i simply loved it. A young kid befriends an old man who runs the local cinema. Simply gorgeous and subtitled.

The notebook. The most romantic, lovely wonderful love story ever written. I think i used an entire box of tissues on this one!!

Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle stop cafe. A wonderful little story - again just a nice story - with a killer twist!! Juno - The music in this movie makes it a fave from the get-go. A really sweet movie. She's funny and quirky and NATURAL like a teenager should be! (maybe not the whole teenage pregnancy thing i guess though)and last but not least, a childhood fave. The Labyrinth. David Bowie at his finest. This is a must see for anyone who likes fantasy stories, and Jim Henson.

Monday, October 13, 2008

On my desk Wednesday

i know, i'm posting this on a Monday, and it's actually my hotel bed not my desk, but i fear i will not have time on Wednesday!!

As I am stuck here for 2 weeks (luckily i get to pop home to Mr Honi and StevieB (the cat) on the weekend) I decided to bring down some hand sewing. So i'm trying to applique the letters for the baby alpahbet quilts. It's a bit tricky but twill pass some time!

Tagged!! 6 Unique Things

OOO.....checking my blog, and I found some blogging love from the lovely Jess, the Crafty Librarian!! Ok, so here goes!!

The rules:
- Link to the person who tagged you.
- Mention the rules.
- Tell six quirky yet boring, unspectacular details about yourself.
- Tag six other bloggers by linking to them.
- Go to each person's blog and leave a comment that lets them know they've been tagged.

6 unique things about me:

1. I have 5 separate tattoos. When you see me, you wouldn't expect it at all. And they're all hidden!! (3 butterflies and 2 flowers if you're interested!!)
2. I used to be able to pick up almost any instrument and play 'mary had a little lamb' within a few minutes. I haven't tried it in a few years though
3. I had my galbladder taken out 2 years ago. This is known as a "fat and forty" operation. Fair enough i could lose a little weight, but I'm not fat, and i'm only 28!
4. I was dyslexic as a child. I think I just grew out of it- but it was quite ditressing when I was younger though
5. I love to listen to Doris Day, Bing Crosby, Dean Martin - actually all "oldies" hits.
6. I'm double jointed in my elbows

ok. so now I will tag....
Anstasia Drawing and Dreaming
Veronica Darling
Hyena in Petticoats
Two Peas in a Pod
16 Bluebirds

back from outta action..

After spending 3 idyllic days in Nelson Bay, Mr Honi and I returned home, only for me to jet set off interstate for work.

So here i am in a hotel in Adelaide. Alone. and bored senseless!! I thought I might have a pretty view. But no. I look onto "scaffolding". brilliant. I've lined up a few friends - were they not $9 a pop I'd down them all for a bit of entertainment!!
Luckily I have my laptop, so I've managed to whip out a few posts - considering it's been almost a weeks since my last post.

Big Cat's Emporium - I had so hoped to play in Blogtoberfest. and Mikes, oh Mikes your gorgeous "fabric stash" game made me cry with envy when I looked at some peoples stashes. I would soo love to play but being on holidays (on beach sans computer - probably a healthy thing actually) and interstate training, I really haven't had the time. (excuses, excuses i know)

This current reading material

For this weeks "this is" topic (for which I am once again delayed) My Champagne Dreams chose the topic..."this is my current Reading material"
Well, I am reading a corker of a book by the delightful Marian Keyes- "This Charming Man". Her books never fail to please and i have always been in fits of laughter in every one of her books, and in fits of sobbing tears in certain parts.
If you want simple, easy reading which is funny and told in a way that you can totally relate to, then give her a go. If you're not a big reader, don't be scared by the size of her books - they're easy reads.

the man i love gots style!

Mr Honi has impeccable style now, and his ma sure did a good job of dressing him in the cutest outfits ever!! Check out the "nautical" themed duds. Mr Honi informs me he had just tipped out ALL of his mums pot plants. She was pissed, but couldn't help taking a picture of his proud face that simply said "i helped you garden ma!!"

To me, this picture says "yep, this is livin".........i luuurve the alphabet print on these little cuties. I can't wait to have kiddies so i can make little outfits for them!!

and this is the best one of 'em all. The velour over-em-alls, the socks with sensible sandals. I just love it....and I love you Mr Honi! (from the soon to be Mrs Honi :) )

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Seems I was always sewing....

I was flicking through a few photo albums last night, and was amazed to find a stack of pictures of me sewing. I knew that i always loved crafting and sewing, but i didn't remember sewing when i was so little!

displaying my hand sewn library bag with cross stitch detail

Sewing on our Easter holiday to Nelson Bay. Who knows why i decided to wedge myself between the 2 beds, when i could just have easily sat ON the bed

Seems i tried to recruit some friends to sew as well! Don't think we could sit closer to the TV either!

Then there were some other ones which made me realise what a weird kid i was!! Mr Honi always says that i'm a but kooky, but i think he really is right! What child dresses up to be a 1950's housewife??

excuse the glare on the image - it's a picture of a picture. I LOVE the old chair in the background too. Wish I knew where that apron went to - the fabric is devine!!

Did you sew as a child? Leave me a comment or link to some pictures!

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Three. Squares. Left.(and a late "this is...")

Combining 2 things..this is my quilt with only THREE SQAURES LEFT TO GO!!!!! and this is me showing off !! ....Here i present my proudest piece of work yet

In the words of Jodie from Ric-Rac 'I'M A TOPPER" (can't call myself a "qiulter" as yet as i haven't quite reached the quilting part )


While sitting on the couch feeling sorry for myself (i've been off sick with a gastro bug for 2 days) I decided to pick out the coloured material for the baby quilts many pretty colours!

I also decided to put all my threads onto proper spools as they were getting all tangled