Tuesday, June 30, 2009
Monday, June 29, 2009
Saturday night.........Sitting on the balcony with Mr Honi, while he stoked the fire and Buttons (the cat) wandered around our feet. I sat with my scarf and uggies on, reading Frankie with a glass of Red, while Regina Spektor’s new CD played in the background.....
My life can’t get any better than this moment....
The picture above is a collage i made of all the special things from our relationship....the first flower Mr Honi picked for me, the Moet lid from the night we got engaged, 2 sparkly hearts from our engagement party and the newspaper clipping from our engagement announcement.
Thursday, June 25, 2009
I want it - what do I do?
If you are outside the area I have listed for free postage, but you REALLY want something and are happy to cover the postage costs let me know and I’ll estimate the cost for you.
We’re starting small today, with a lot of 2 pieces of Vintage wrapping paper that I believe are from the 1970’s.
I will also be updating my Etsy shop every couple of days so if you’re looking for vintage items, have a peek!!
Or, I could show you my poor old dining table that has been converted into an office / craft table / sewing table / Etsy shop storage......
But I'd much prefer to show you my crochet project which will be another blanket for Neicephew.
Stay tuned for a Vintage, blogtastic giveaway!!!
Wednesday, June 24, 2009
This picture is actually from last Saturday as the fog was starting to roll in about 4.30 in the afternoon.
It's eerie and spooky and I love it!
Monday, June 22, 2009
I’m going to do a leMoyne star in the middle alternating cream checked material and Peter Rabbit material, flanked by pale green triangles and I might add a yo-yo in the middle of the star. Then I’ll have squares around the star that are little scenes from the Beatrix Potter books. It’s a lot of fussy cutting and I’ve decided to sew it all by hand doing paper piecing.
Friday, June 19, 2009
Thursday, June 18, 2009
Here's my very first paper pieced shape. I still need to remove the pink tacking thread.
I thoroughly enjoyed paper piecing. It's time consuming but you end up with perfect pieces and you it's a "take anywhere" kind of craft. I bought a great jelly roll at the Craft fair, so I think I'm going to use it to make a whole "grandmas garden" quilt done by hand.
Then there's this quilt top that I've finished.
Amy's quilt was my inspiration for this one as I finally let loose with my quilting (rather than having everything perfectly even). It was meant to be for my soon to be niece or nephew but I think it's just too bright for a newborn bubba. So I'm going to finish it and put it away for a while then give it to them when the baby's 1 or 2 and they can use it as a bright floor mat or something. I love it, but when I saw the colours of the room (pale greenish and cream) I decided to change my mind.
Plus they love Peter Rabbit and I found a whole heap of Beatrix Potter fabric at the fair:)
EDIT: I was taught to paper peice by this lovely girl whose tutorial can be found here
Wednesday, June 17, 2009
Yes, that is P!nk.
Yes I was THAT close- no zooming at all.
I swear she looked at me! Mr honi says she looked at him though!
I was lucky enough to score tickets through work to her concert, and they were very,very front row!
What an amazing performance filled with great songs, circus trapeze acts and a bit of raunchy dancing.
Tuesday, June 16, 2009
I was going to buy some lovely yarn and wool at the fair, but I decided against it as it was all very beautiful wool and I felt I just couldn’t do it justice with my amateur crocheting. So, I was planning a little trip to Big W to stock up on a heap of coloured wools- until I found this!!!
Our Family is in the process of cleaning out my darling Grams place (she's ok - just in a nursing home for the permanently bewildered) . Anyway I was going through a cupboard and I hit the mother-load treasure. 2 whole boxes full of wool for granny squares!!! There’s a heap of baby wool too which is very handy as my new brother-in-law’s wife is due in July!!
Monday, June 15, 2009
Last year I was all about the beads. This year – my purchases were mainly fabrics and a few embellishments. Plus, I bought the most amazing set of Derwent Pencils (from this lady)that allow you to draw on fabric then they turn into ink when you use a fabric painting medium. (here's a quick one I did yesterday)
I have an obsession with coloured pencils. My Dad surprised me with my first set of 12 watercolour pencils when I was very little and I have adored them ever since. I still have the set he gave me and I treasure them. I was one of those kids who always had perfectly sharpened pencils and rarely let anyone else use them for fear of breaking them. I'm so glad I was like that because now I still have my lovely sets of pencils that I can still enjoy!! (Amy – if you’re reading this, you’ll see that my pedantic, perfectionist tendencies started VERY early!!)
Then in the afternoon I met-up with 2 sweet Brown Owls –Louise and Jess and we had a lovely Devonshire tea together.
So here’s a piccie of all the goodies I bought….
Monday, June 1, 2009
The good news is that Mr Honi and I bought a new computer for Home on the weekend - which means I don't have to a) drag my laptop home from work each night or b) use my coffee / lunch time at work to post!
I still haven't managed to read all of the posts waiting for mr in bloglines. I will get there - I promise!!
On a side note - I'm now a total whizz at crocheting granny squares (if I do say so myself) but I can do it watching tv! I'm going to try and branch out to some trickier patterns this week. Here's a pic of my 1/4 done scarf
Plus, I am SUPER excited about going to Brown Owl this Thursday!!