Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Thrifting or Op Shopping...

We say 'Op Shopping', you say 'Thrifting''s all the same. One person's trash becoming another persons treasure!!! I went to a couple of local Op Shops today for a look and came out with some goodies. This children's book called 'The Quilt Story' is really sweet. And who knows...maybe it will inspire me enough to have a go at making a quilt for Chloe.

I found this pyrex dish too...I'm in love with the's perfect for my kitchen.

And these are a few more children's books I found. A couple of them are going to be used as readers for Will who is just learning to read. And Chloe is currently working through the Adding & Subtracting workbook. And I couldn't resist the 'It's Great to be Eight' book for Chloe (after all, your only 8 once!!!).

I have a really busy day ahead at work tomorrow so hopefully it will go smoothly. We have a brand new HUGE coffee machine that is the size of a standard household fridge. It makes lattes, long blacks, mochas, cappucinos, chai lattes, chai teas, hot chocolates and all at the press of a's the coolest machine ever and makes working soooooooooo much more enjoyable!!!

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Summer PJ's...

These are the easiest things to make and soooooo useful. Chloe chose the fabric from my stash. We decided to add some lace trim to pretty them up a bit. Now I just have to buy a singlet/tshirt to go with them and we have a pair of summer pajamas!!! These PJ pants are so addictive to make because they're so quick and simple. I'll make both the kids a few pairs for summer.

I'm pretty sure the hem is even on both legs, I think they were just pulled up a bit higher on one side and now they look really wonky!!!

I'm looking forward to choosing some fabric to make Will's, fun, fun!!!

Monday, August 25, 2008

Her Name Is Lola....

Look at our little fur ball...and she doesn't have irredescent green eyes by the way!!! Her eyes are actually really hard to see because they're black so they get hidden amongst the black fur. She's a Maltese x Poodle (otherwise known as a 'Moodle'...hubby is not happy about that at all...not a tough enough breed name as far as he's concerned!!!). We got her about three weeks ago and she's now fifteen weeks old. She's very sweet and will be a whole lot sweeter when she learns to wee and poo ON THE NEWSPAPER...not everywhere BUT on the newspaper!!!

As you can imagine, the kids think she's the best!!! They've both got their little games they love to play with her and she is her happiest when she's with's pretty cute to watch.

I'm off to sew up some summer pj pants for's not summer here yet, but our winter weather has been sensational lately, so I'm thinking summer is not too far away.

Sunday, August 24, 2008

Sketchbook Ivory...

I'm so glad to be blogging again after a long break. I've had trouble uploading photos ever since our computer crashed and as much as I could ramble on all day, lets face it...a blog needs photos!!! HOWEVER, the photo issue has been fixed and fingers crossed, we have no more computer problems for a while!!!

We've got a small lemon tree in our back garden that was full of fruit, but the tree has almost no leaves. I'm pretty sure this isn't normal!!! A friend told me you shouldn't let them fruit too much when they're new as they need to establish themselves first. I picked all the lemons off it today (they were all ripe) and am hoping it will come good again soon. I baked some Lemon and Poppyseed Muffins today to use some up. And I have to show you my very basic table runner in my most favourite fabric EVER!!! I was so excited when I received the package of fabric, that I couldn't wait to make something with it, so a quick and simple table runner it was. I've also covered a canvas in the same fabric for our bedroom and I'm going to use it as a starting point for decorating our room.

I'll be back tomorrow to post some pics of the new addition to our family...our little puppy!!!

Enjoy your Sunday evening...