Thursday, 29 October 2009


I picked up 2 curtain drops of this funky retro material for $2.00 at the Salvos, probably around 6m in total.

I gave half to Pippi and have cut up some to make bibs.

I have since learned that it is 'Hippopotami' by Austfield, and is selling on Ebay for $45 per metre!!
That is one expensive bib Ben.

Friday, 16 October 2009

right now...

Following on from Rach's list, right now I am...

watching the big kids making funny pictures on the Wii

smelling the pancakes Dave made us for breakfast before he went to work

reading craft books from the library

enjoying the memory of the movie we saw last night (Julie and Julia)

listening to the clunk of my washing machine that needs a new gearbox

making lists

sewing only on Mondays

drinking Lady Grey tea

wanting to be more organised, or less lazy

embracing everything in my life right now, except for all the Uni work I have to catch up on

And here is little Ben and his little bag. He has become quite attached to it and takes it everywhere. If he realises he has dropped it, he will crawl back to get it. So sweet.

Wednesday, 14 October 2009

What do you do all day?

It really is a funny question. Being a stay at home mum means that no two days are ever the same.
Take yesterday for example. I ...

Made a birthday card for my nephew.
Hung some pictures on the wall.
Washed (actually, scrubbed is a better word) a recent op-shop find.

Tried to make baba ganoush. (Note to self. Pierce the skins before you bake eggplants)

Cleaned the oven, lol.
Went to the library (and paid $10 in fines!! yikes)
Bought the last few things Matt needs for camp.
Played a few games of cluedo.
Helped Sarah bake cupcakes.
Cooked Pad Thai.
Did 3 loads of washing.
Nursed a baby at least 6 times.
Thats all I can remember, after all it was 24hrs ago, but I know there was more.

What did you do all day?

Monday, 12 October 2009

little bag.

A little bag I sewed up for Ben at craft today.
He seems to like it.

Sunday, 11 October 2009

School Holidays

School holidays are in full swing.

The craft box has been getting a workout.

Bubby is loving hanging out with his big brothers and sister.

And a trip to the library. There can't be too many crafters in my area because the good craft books are always available.

Wednesday, 7 October 2009

Cute, cute.

The postie has been good to me today.

First, Weekend Sewing arrived from the Book Depository.

And then this gorgeous fabric from Retromummy.

Yesterday we were in the Mandarin Centre in Chatswood having Yum Cha.
How could I not have a look inside a shop called "Cute Cute House"?
And how could I not buy these cute cute pants?

Tuesday, 6 October 2009

Letter satchel.

These letter satchels from Handmade Home are so easy, and are going to be a great gift. Fill them with some cute papers and blank cards, and maybe a book of stamps.

Saturday, 3 October 2009

Little eyes.

See that little face staring at me? His eyes follow me wherever I go.

Such love on his part...and mine.

IKEA, you rock!

Some of the Monday Craft girls took a little trip to IKEA this week. Their fabric is particularly good at the moment.
A little bit of this...

...and a little bit of that.

So much to choose from.

Pippi and I both got a bit of this one. It reminds me a bit of the 'Truffala Trees' in The Lorax.

And head on over to the Retromummy fabric sale if you're in the market for some. I am always on the lookout for cute boy fabric, and just found some sweet car and bear fabric, just perfect for my little man.