Archive for August, 2014


Thursday, August 28th, 2014


Hi Everyone! How are you?

I’m well. I have been sewing.

I also ordered some more fabric which is above. A nice bundle from Japan. For the red polka dots I am thinking of a Christmas day frock for Audrey


Here is the top I sewed for Audrey. She loves it.

I tried again with the same pattern and made a dress for Audrey. This time things went smoother! I took my time. I used new scissors and I put sticky tape on my machine for the correct seam allowance and that made all the difference. Everything was so neat and lined up perfectly.


The dress has pockets!!

** SQUEAL **


A little notched neck line cut out and faux capped sleeves.

I even lined up that bunny so it would be in the middle of the bodice.


I saw this fabric in a nearby quilt shop and took what was left on the bolt. It is Beatrix Potter toile.

Perfect considering I am having a love affair with toile right now!


I finished this one off nicely with 3 buttons. I have never done button holes before and my machine doesn’t have an option for them so I taught myself how to do manual ones! 2 on a tester scrap and I was ready to go.


The pattern even has an option for a pleated skirt. I need to try that next.

(And maybe do something NOT IN PINK!)

So what is new with you? I have, for the first time in m life, been LOVING the rain! My plants are going to be so great come spring!

Which is next week HURRAH!

Audrey at 16 months

Friday, August 8th, 2014


No new teeth this month. At least the photo shoot was on time.

My poor darling made it all the way to 15 months of age and 11 months in daycare to be sick. She got conjunctivitis that was suppose to go away after 2 to 4 days on the eye drops. It ended up turning into a 2 week saga and then her first bout of antibiotics was prescribed. Whilst she was on the antibiotics she managed to come down with some other feral illness!  I blame myself for sending her to daycare ONE day because I wanted to go to work. Oh the guilt you feel calling in sick to work and guilt you feel leaving your sick child. It is not fair and I was not prepared for it.

The poor didums hasn’t been at daycare for 3 weeks (minus the one day I did send her)

A big thank you to businesses that are flexible and for family helping out when they can. Everyone still works full time except my father in law but he doesn’t have the confidence or physical ability to look after A for the whole day. So it was a tough few weeks trying to balance it all out.


She is SO cheeky! Keeping me on my toes.

She has put crayon on the walls. Dulux wash and wear is a CROCK. So is their “non yellowing” enamel paint.
LIES I tell you LIESSS!!!!


I have been meaning to make risotto for the longest time! Perfect meal for a toddler I think. Especially one that loves cheese!


It was SO good!


These flowers are SLAYING me!