Thursday, October 29, 2009

Mummy... It's too hot for real clothes today!

Recently we have had a couple of very warm days! I found a pair of bloomers that Emily now fits into, and they were the perfect solution.

With summer approaching, it inspired me to make some more bloomers for her, and add in a matching singlet! I didn't have a pattern, so it took a little fiddling, but I am really happy with how the came out  :)

And check out my model! Showing off her standing skills no less! She is very clever...

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Newborn Fabric Blocks!

I have just finished these lovely fabrics blocks, which are ideal for newborns! It takes a while for babies to be able to see properly, so high contrast colours, and easy to see shapes are best to help them along the way. Newborns were my inspiration for this design, however, my 11 month old has showed me that I shouldn't count other kiddies out! I attached a block to her pram just so I could get a pic to be honest, but she LOVED it, and has claimed one as her own!

I have attached a small loop which is securely sewn so that it can be attached to a pram, above a cot, or simply played with as baby starts to develop and explore  :)


Friday, October 16, 2009

Matryoshka Dolls!

I got some amazing fabric back at the Sydney Stitches and Craft show, and I am working my way through it. The latest that I stumbled across was the Matryoshka Doll panel by Kristen Doran. Kristen hand screen prints these fabrics here in Australia and they are just lovely. The panel produces 8 gorgeous dolls that would make fabulous stocking stuffers for a sweet little girl. Check out Kristen's blog, she does has some amazing prints!  Meanwhile, here are some pictures of how mine turned out...

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Boorowa Irish Wool Fest '09

On the weekend, Emily and I travelled back to my hometown Boorowa for the annual Irish Wool Fest event. I must say, the weather wasn't great, however the rain did manage to stop just before the parade. It's a shame it was so cold though! A nice hot latte from the Bakery was the perfect solution :)

The parade had it all, starting with the famous 'running of the sheep', a number of sheep being shorn on the back of trucks (as pictured), the worlds longest bike, fire trucks filled with cute kids waving, noisy tractors, colourfully decorated cars filled with sheep, Celtic pipe bands and much much more.

Emily and I also visited the farm animal station, where we got to visit with this beautiful sleeping calf. We also seen some little chicks, some duckings, a nice quiet rabbit, some bigger ducks, and some big sheep: one of which took quite the liking (and a little nibble) to my green handbag!
To finish off the day, we went to the main stage and watched Luke Dickens, Australian Idol 08 runner up perform. I remember watching Luke on Australian Idol back when Emily was in my tummy, I am a huge fan. His performance was great. He sang a song that he wrote for his partner and son in public for the first time, and it was just beautiful: got me a little teary, though it's not hard to do :)