Sunday, November 30, 2008

I've been quilting! (ahem)

Some more festive inspiration. I'm going to whip one of these quilts up over the holidays. Truly, I am. In my head its already done! (and by the way, don't you just WISH we had Pottery Barn in Australia?)

In all seriousness, how easy would that be? Strips of yummy fabrics, sew 'em together, and some quilting to hold it together...the possibilities are endless... Like this gorgeous raggy boy's cot quilt. By the time I get around to making this for my boy, he'll be in high school.Or there's this one. I think this one would be for any future neices that might come along. Mind you, I think I'll be in a walking frame before my brothers decide to produce any offspring (ones we know about!)
Now THIS one...this one thrills my inner girl... My girls are still the right age for this gorgeous concoction of yumminess. I could eat it....I wonder what my husband would think about sleeping under this?! I particulary love the scalloped edge.I was going to post something else as well, completly unrelated, but I will save that for another day. This post completley grew and spread at random, once I delved into the depths of my computor's picture files...who new I had saved so many things that inspired me!

when santa came to town

We had our school breakup last night. It was great fun - Santa came by horseback. He did fall off, with a fair bit of help from his assistant Melvin.

It has to be said that Melvin had a bit of a devlish streak in him yesterday and was bent on causing some havoc. Good news though, Santa remounted and left Melvin running up the road behind him. Sadly, none of this most exciting action was captured on film for three reasons 1. I was busy blocking the horse 2. I was busy giving Santa (who, it has to be said, was heavier than expected) a leg up, and 3. I was busy laughing hysterically.

Reports from the North Pole this morning indicate that Melvin has received harsh warning and may not be in the same important position of chief offsider next year, and that 2IC Elf Herman may be a candidate for the job.

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Merry Christmas

Aren't these so darned CUTE? I'm going to make some. Seriously. Bit of felt, bit of hand stitching and voila. I AM planning on making some. When I get somewhere near a place that sells felt.

Anyhow, for your viewing pleasure!

Friday, November 21, 2008

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You're lucky! Two posts in one day...

I've been working (and I can hear my husband chime in here, with a raised eyebrow and very querious tone as to my definition of "working") on our annual Christmas newsletter - some people love 'em, some people hate 'em. Personally, I love getting more than just a perfunctory "to/from" Christmas card - I like something MORE! Even if I am only just sending a card, I try to write inside the cover something more personal for the recipient.

I digress - I haven't got far on the letter - I'm stuck on the design of the pretty bits, let alone the content! This is what I've come up with so far, which I probably will use as I will run out of time to get the thing posted if I dilly-dally any longer ("don't sweat on the small stuff"! I can hear you saying!)

So be prepared to see this in your email inbox, or in your mail one day soon, family and friends! I did have plans for a cute little Christmas card, but my plans usually stay just that - plans - due to the overwhelming nature of my everyday - laundry, cleaning (or thinking about it!) bookwork and garden. Oh, and of course - CHILDREN ! (good lord, how could I forget them!) I so need a maid. Or to organise my life!

A quick post

I really must get back into posting, so as to maintain this "visual diary" and also as a place to chuck my random and more often than not quite ratty thoughts at...

A photo of the kids for you today, at the sort of recent Melbourne Cup Day/afternoon we had recently, at a friends place not far from home. The kids had a ball, as opposed their appearance in this photograph! It was STINKING hot and the cooling system at our friends place involved a sprinkler system on the roof of the patio, which ran off the roof like a mini shower...which the kids found great delight in running through. Time and time again. Luckily it was hot, as wet clothes took no time to dry. Angus however, did end the day running around in his little jocks.
Anyhow, I have some sick and miserable and crying children bellowing on the floor beside me, so I really must go and put them to bed or SOMETHING before I loose what little sanity I have left. I believe they are having a competition on who can cry the loudest.
Bye for now!

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Just to share

I was just cleaning up my picture files on my computer, when I came across this, which I did ages ago. But I still adore this photo - we have it blown up on the wall. She's now 5 1/2 (going on 15 some days!) and even though she's grown up a lot, she's still our sunny, more-or-less even tempered, big girl.

Hope you can read the printing.

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