May 31, 2009

Etsy and excitement!

heheheheh I'm so banned from Etsy! I just bought a whole truck load of fabric from this store! But hey she's based in Australia, so we get cheap shipping. And for the quantity I bought it's cheaper than going to the shop and you can get stuff you can't easily get here.

Well that's my excuse and I'm sticking to it!

And for the really exciting news - Tuesday is moving day!!! Our house sold in record time and the purchase and sale both happen on Thursday. We're having the floors polished in our new house and a fence built so we're going to bunk in with my Mum & Dad for a week or so. The boys are going to 'doggy holiday camp' while the fences are constructed. But once we all get there they will be so stoked with the massive yard. As will Little Guy, husband Guy is already demanding a ride on mower! (In his dreams)

Anyway I shouldn't be any more absent than normal as I still have heaps of places to access the web.


May 24, 2009


And just for something a little bit random. I bought this suit for little Guy the other day from an Australian company who shall remain nameless for shipping jobs offshore, anyway I don't normally buy their stuff but I couldn't resist this funky design. It reminded me of all the owl things that are floating around in blogland at the moment and I like to think that the big time producers are taking a little inspiration from our small time productions.

the Sunday Stash

Here is my stash for the week. It's a collection of vintage haby that I collected from my Granny's sewing box. Some button makers and elastic.

Miss you Granny.....

Shadow Shot Sunday

After so many days of rain here in south east Queensland, it's nice to be able to post a sunny kind of Shadow Shot. Here are my two poochies soaking up some of the sun.

And now just as I've written that it's started to shower again!

May 10, 2009

Shadow Shot Sunday

Another shot from our Melbourne trip. I love taking photos of trees in a row, it's a bit of a family joke.

See other Shadow Shots here...

May 6, 2009

Stitches and Craft Show

Last week saw the Brisbane leg of the Stitches and Craft Show, an event I'd been eagerly anticipating for months! And just to prove my point, I went twice! This was a bit of a fluke actually, on Thursday I attended a training course nearby and had enough time in the afternoon to nick in for 45 minutes - which with how empty it was I was able to whip around and grab a few bargains. Then on Sunday arvo I returned for a slow browse with my Mum, Aunty Doreen and cousin Shannon. The four girls had a great time trying out all the free workshops, chatting to stall holders and the coffee after!

On Thursday afternoon I made a bee line for the Blog zone to meet Kristen Doran! Even though Kristen has a piccie of herself on her blog it was so exciting to meet her in the flesh. And I bought a little sample piece of the 'Drummer Boys' which I'm going to applique onto a shirt for my little Guy.I also met up with Jennifer from Amitie Textiles, and I must say they had the best range of fabrics on their stall! Japanese novelty, Amy Butler, Kaffe Fasset - you name it! I think I did the most damage there. Mum put quite a dint in her purse there on Saturday as well!

Some Japanese novelties - the dog one matches some ribbon I purchased from Japan recently.

Some Amy Butler.

And some Kaffe Fasset.

And some more.....

Next stop was Peppermint Stitches - a store recently opened in Brisbane. The one thing I really wanted from the show, apart from meeting Kristen, was some of the Wonderland by Momo fabric. And Peppermint Stitches had a charm pack so I snapped that up for something a bit different.

Overall we had a great time, and the coffee afterwards was pretty good too!