Saturday, May 22, 2010

Happy Shiny people

Nothing exciting happening here.  No news is good news.
I've been told by my midwife that I need to slow down and rest more - like that's gonna happen with a spirited three year old 'in da house.'  Home made play dough keeps her entertained for a while.  Hurra!

Decided to wash all my 000 sized clothes because Moo was in that size from a couple of weeks old and I can't imagine me soaking, washing and hanging two boxes full of clothes when we've just brought the new one home.  Of course I am hoping that this baby is not a giant but if she is I don't want to be unprepared.....  Nesting.  Nesting.  Nesting.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Quick update. Photos I have had on my camera for too long....

The ol' faithful 70's jumper pattern with applique of oppy find sesame street bed sheet.

Attempt to cover stain on a T-shirt.....

O+S popover sundress

Placemats for Moo.   She loves aviation and transport!

Before and after shot of the 'front room' bookshelf.  'Wallpapered' with a glue stick and IKEA wrapping paper.

Stroller cover

I made this about a month ago (or more) but haven't posted.  I've finally worked out adding photos with the macbook and found the cord to actually download my photos!  I'm back in action!
For this project I used fabric from the stash (on a strict budget due to rising interest rates.  Boooooo.)  Light blue polar fleece for the back, red and blue poppy for the front and some red polka dot bias that I bought by the metre (cause it was cute and I don't really like making bias tape, even with my nifty bias tape maker.) 
Basically, I measured the stroller, marking where it needed to fold and also where the belts needed to come through.  Because I used bias tape there was no hem allowance to take into account.  The belt holes were done manually, just like giant button holes, as my machine can't do auto button holes that large.  There is a layer of wadding between the outside layers with four lines of 'quilting' straight down the middle to hold it all together.  
If I were to make another one of these I wouldn't use polar fleece cause it was a bit stretchy and hard to sew, even with the walking foot...... I sew, I learn!

Monday, May 10, 2010

Shameless advertising

Mike's latest exhibtion opened last Wednesday night.  We went and listened to a great opening speech by Julian Burnside.    Was slightly distracted by a couple of three year olds, but hey, at least I got to go!

The exhibition runs until 23 May so go and check it out. It's brilliant, even if we are related.....  : )  GO MIKE!
More info here at Metro Gallery's website.

How did it suddenly become 29 weeks?

I'm hoping I only have 10 weeks to go.... not 13..... please God.
I've been a bit slack in posting lately.  I've been reading my fav blogs but still (due to business or laziness?) not worked out how to post properly from my macbook......
I've got soooo much to show you!  Oh well.  Just thought I would say that I'm still here and here are some of the things I have been up to:

  • Celebrating Moo's 3rd birthday (where did that time go????)
  • In this photo she's wearing one of my 'creations', a dress made from an IKEA tea towel (2 in fact) that cost me $2 in the 'as is' section.  Made using the same principles as the pillowcase dress.  The shoulder straps were cut from the tea towels' hanger.  Elastic from the oppy.  Love a bargain!!
  • Hubby's Grandad passed away a few weeks ago at the ripe ol' age of 92.  Have been spending time with my MIL and helping her to organise his estate.  We also relocated some furniture and heirlooms which I will share with you later 'cause they're lovely.
  • Travelling to and from kinder three days a week
  • OB appointments, acupuncture appointments etc
  • Water exercise twice a week which is helping my stupid ankle to heal
  • Cleaning out cupboards, wardrobes etc.  Yes, I am in nesting phase and want to throw out EVERYTHING!!
  • Getting the baby's things ready.  Her clothes, her room.... I'm trying to remember what I need for a newborn.  I'm sure I'll realise how much I'm missing once she arrives!
  • Sewing.  Not much but enough.
  • Sorting out all my craft things and relocating them from what was the spare room to the 'front room' where I will sew and do crafty things.  Hoping this will keep me occupied once I'm too fat to climb up and clean the cornices and the tops of cupboards..... ha ha ha
Also, thought I would share this:

My BF got me this T-shirt for my birthday back in March.  It always gets a smile when I go out.
(Not my body BTW!  I 'borrowed' the image from here where you can also buy one if you or someone crafty you know is expecting.)