Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Happy Birthday To You!

It's my very talented friend's 40th today!!! This is the Rebecca of Purely Decorative and of the lovely felt blanket below. She is also Rebecca who is exhibiting her photography (the dinosaur) soon! Happy Birthday Reb ....... do you really think you are getting any better at this?

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Eye Spy-Cuddly

Am I allowed two pics? We have lots of cuddly things in our house. I am not built for speed, am built for cuddles! Yes the little bub is cuddly, but I am actually featuring the wonderful, snugly felt baby blanket made by my dear friend Rebecca. The design reminds of me of the ocean and the sky. The top is Marcus wrapped in the sky, the second is the little red lobster swimming in the ocean. Reb, we had it out again this winter, very loved and very worn around the feet! He tucks his toes in and rubs....has done it since he was this size!

To get some more cuddles head on over to bug and pop......join in!

Thursday, October 22, 2009

He is finished!

.....and after this quick photo shoot, he was put away for Christmas. Two more to go! I have the fabric so can start asap. Still have to do the boring curtains though. The dolls remind me of Charlie and Lola with the wonderful patterns! I would like to do a C & L one, would have to work on the faces though, to make them more C & L like.

Check out these cute designs being sold by Rosa Pomar. I particularly like the cup with the house and the shingles!

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Eye spy-bed

Hello, this eye spy sounds like fun!
For everyone else (ie Reb and Em) see bug and pop's website (with extra guinea pig shots!)

Here is our son's future bed/guest bed. We were given it, and judging by the orginal fabric cover, it is from the 70s (see groovy mattress bottom, bottom photo) ...... then it was given a taste of the 80s with some pale green material. Now, it's covered in 00s. Considering it was free (thanks Sarah), it took a lot of effort to get (convincing husband, co-ordinating moveing to mum and dad's for storeage, convincing mum to hold it, co-ordinating moving here, convincing dad to lend me his super duper staple gun) the choosing of the fabric and actual doing took little effort and no time at all! It was all worth it though!

Monday, October 19, 2009

Time to get stuffed

Little Bruno Brun (Archie from weewonderfuls) is coming along very well. Cut out, limbs and hair hand sewn (I think it's the knitter in me, don't like sitting in front of the machine, and something about machines make the moment all too instant)....the bottom was a bugger (rude pun, ooppps!) to sew up and was half hand machine sewn! Now to be stuffed and embroidered.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Rosemary Laing

Have a google images at this talented woman!! Can't figure out how to copy and paste from internet, so it's just this I'm afraid Rosemary Laing google images. I saw a couple of pictures from her 'prostrate your horses' exhibition at UQ (yes, UQ now has a really good gallery). Reb, you would love her, that is if you don't already know about her. My fav are her landscapes and the flight photos (the ones with the bits of paper flying around and in particular the one with no bits of paper flying around).

Tuesday, October 13, 2009


A little break from our bike ride along the river.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Down from the loft

Mum and Dad had insulation put in last week, so that meant all of the boxes stored up there had to come down. I had about three boxes, one of which had toys from my childhood. Here was my fav early 80s dolls house. It was all there, the little plates, shoes, radio, lamp, and of course bean bag. I remember buying it and the wait to get it home and put it together seemed unbearable. I'm keeping it at mum and dad's so that Marcus and Amelia (adopted grandchild) can get as much joy with it as I did. Deep down I wish I could still play with it, well, I still will!

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

What I'm doing is not what I should be doing

I have a long list of Christmas and birthday presents for Marcus and his growing number of friends under 5. I have started to make Marcus his Christmas present...I always make him something hand made for Christmas, birthday and Easter.

This is the beginning of Bruno Brun (Archie) from a weewonderfuls pattern I bought. I have made a few changes for our climate, shorts, t-shirt and bare feet! Soon to start sewing.

......what I should be doing? Makeshift curtains for our living room to stop the afternoon sun turning our living space into an oven! BORING! Please note the super purse that Simone made for me.