Thursday, April 22, 2010

I'd like you to meet a friend of mine...

So there's a new rule in our house: no TV from 9am - 5pm! I came up with this brilliant solution for both myself, and my 17 month old daughter. It's actually working out fantastically as we have a new routine: take it easy having breakfast and catch up on news until 9am, then shower, morning tea, and then get out and do something for the day. Today it was going on a new walk to explore our local area, and going to bunnings to buy a hedge trimmer! Then comes lunch, and when I am lucky a 3 hour nap (AKA sew time)! After that it's pure playtime until 5pm, when on comes ABC2 and mummy can get everyones dinner, and we settle in as a family for the evening. Anyway, I digress...

This morning at 8am I had a real urge to finish off a bucket hat that I've been working on, so I put on a show for Emily (seeing as it's in the allowable hours) and headed downstairs. When I got there, I took a moment to appreciate my space!

No longer am I crammed in a corner of the dining room, but I really have my own space. I have my OWN table to spread out whatever projects I wish, but I also have a (here comes my friend...) a SewEzi table! This thing is truelly amazing. In the interest of full discloure, my in-laws (Just Patchwork) are the Australian distributors for this item, however I really do think it's a great poduct. It's a small table just for your machine. You get a template that matches your machine so it slots in perfectly, and then you have a greater flat surface to sew on. Plus it's seperate from your other piles on your regular table, so you don't have to be moving your machine constantly (or was that just me... dinner time, when visitors were over..)

The other thing I love is when I go to visit my parents, if it's going to be for a while, I can take my machine & table with me. It's so portable. I know this is turning into a blatent product plug, but this table has made my sewing life SO much easier. If you sew all the time, maybe it's worth looking at?? Anyway here's the link for those that are interested.

In other breaking news... Mothers all around the world have been advised to not leave 17 month old little girls unsupervised with crayons  :)

It's hard to tell from the pic where this lovely artwork took place, but it's one of the legs from my beautiful table in the top picture!


  1. Hehehe...when my eldest son was about 2 he could already write his name because it was so easy `Eli' and behind the door in my room I found his name written all over the wall! I asked him if he had done this and he replied sheepishly `No' ....!!!!!!
    I so need one of those tables, so I might just have to go and visit your in-laws. I LOVE the other table too..where did you get that?

  2. Very cute story Lynette! The SewEzi tables really are fantastic. Now that I do regular sewing I don't know how I could do without it :) My other table is GORGEOUS!!! Even if I do say so myself. I got it from IKEA. Tried to find the link for you a few times but no luck. BTW - it doesn't look that tidy anymore :)