Thursday, April 19, 2007

A belated birthday present

My beautiful friend Kylie, who I met while teaching in Mackay, made Ellyse this beautiful dress for her birthday.

I must admit that when I first saw the colour I was a little worried it wouldn't look so good on her, but it is just adorable.

You won't be able to see in the photo, but Kylie hand stitched slear sequence on to some of the circles. It is just adorable.

Just had to include one of her wearing it.

Thursday, April 12, 2007

New and hopefully improved library bag

Well I have changed the style of bag I am making for gifts as to be honest the other one with the draw string was just too hard for the kids to carry around. This one takes a little longer but I think it looks great. Basically I just changed the straps and also sewed a base into it.

I am not sure how this bag will be recieved. The parents are very much he is a boy and he will have boy things type people, so not sure how a bag with straps will go down. I just think they are so useful and the kids will get years of use out of them.

Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Easter Gifts

I made these aprons as gifts for Easter for my niece and nephew. We have never given them Easter gifts, but my sister in law bought Ellyse some slippers. I thought I best have something to give to them in return.

Ellyse is going for a sleep over tonight, we didn't see them over the Easter weekend so I will
deliver the gifts this afternoon. I hope they are not too disapointed with no chocolate.

Sunday, April 08, 2007

My mojo is back and I'm loving it!

I made this pini today for my friend's older daughter. It is to match the other pini I made for her younger daughter last month. The tracing of the pattern and the cutting out took me longer than the sewing - I hate that part!

I thought it looked a little plain, so I made some little yoyos and need to get an orange button for the middle. I think it lifts it a lot. I wanted to do some fancy stitching on the hem, but I am about to run out of orange thread.

Anyway here it is. I am in love with this fabric, I have one more piece left to make Ellyse a little dress.

Saturday, April 07, 2007

Pjs nearly finished

Well I got into the sewing this afternoon and nearly finished the pjs. Just the buttons to sew on. Ellyse wasn't to keen to try them on, hence the bad photo but you get the idea.

One of the threads of my (MIL's) overlocker came out the other night so I had to do all my finishing stitches with the machine - man it is slow. Must make a trip to MIL's to get her to rethread it - I just can't work it out.

Friday, April 06, 2007

Swap Items for Tigerfilly

Tigerfilly wanted something to brighten her kitchen, I thought these colours were perfect. I hope they are not too over the top!

Thursday, April 05, 2007

Kitchen Item Swap Thanks Helen

Thankyou to tthe ever so lovely Helen who has sent me the most beautiful, colourful table runner. I lve it Helen, it will reall brighten my table/kitchen area.

In the package was also so fabric and some patchwork magazines - Helen knows I am trying to convince myself to sew a quilt for Ellyse's bed. Oh and I can't forget the recipe for Dazza's Pesto Sauce - sounds yummy.

Tuesday, April 03, 2007

Ellyse's 2nd Birthday

I cannot believe it has been2 years since we bought our little (well 4.2 kg!) baby home. I am so proud of the little person she is becoming. She is such a happy little girl, who is kind, thoughtful and oh so funny. She is a real little lady and loves to lok after her babies just like they are real. Her language blows me away everyday, se is starting to come out with the funniest things.

I honestly never knew how much I could love someone. Those trying times we had in the beginning are all a distant memory now and I look forward to watching Ellyse grow and change over the next two years. I cannot wait to see her as a big sister - she can't wait either.

We had a lovely time celebrating her birthday at a local park. My sister who lives in London started a tradition last year of buying the party dress. I just love what she chose this year - not so appropriate for the park, but who cares, she was the birthday girl! It was so cute.

And here is a not so flattering one of me but you can see how my pregnant tummy is growing. I think I am way to big to only be 25 weeks, but I know I was like this last time too.