Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Red Riding Hood

Interesting title, huh? Lately I've been falling in love with fabric. I'm going to attempt to make a quilt (or two) so I've been reading lots of crafty blogs and being inspired...very scary! My credit card hates me!

So whilst waiting to accumulate enough fabric to do something big I've been making some smaller things...here's a doorstop I made with the RRH fabric. (It has a leather base!!!!)

And a sneak peek of something else I am doing for a friend having a baby.

There will be some more sneak peeks soon once the fabric arrive. Shh! Don't tell Brad!

In other news my children are driving me nuts. Levi is attaching himselfto me the second I put Raife down and Raife has been more unsettled lately which is no fun. He's feeding every 2 hours which is crazy! He's a right little porker too, completely unnecessary!! :P

We got the paints out today-excuse the jarmies. It was too hard to get them dressed today (me too) and it's probably a good thing I didn't get them dressed LOOK AT LEVI! There was purple paint everywhere except his paper. On the floor, his face, his EAR, the fridge etc.

Too funny!

My dryer has shit itself too so that's great. At least it's still under warranty! Waiting for the repair guy to call and arrange a time to fix it...meanwhile none of the clothes are drying!! I think I might make a trip to the laundromat alone tonight. Good excuse for a break. ;)

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Such a "home"

Well, we are much more settled here. It feels like home already. I love the space, the light, the warmth that permeats this house. It's awesome. We are all much more relaxed here. I really love it. I am crossing everything that we can stay in this home for as long as possible.
I almost changed the boys from daycare on the other side of town to one that is just up the road but I just couldn't. They are settled there, know the carers and the routine. Instead I dropped a day, they will only be going on Friday. I am thinking of taking them swimming (!!) or something on Wednesday instead. I need to find other activities for them that we can do together out of the house... Thinking cap is on.
I'll come back and show some crafty stuff I am working on soon.

Thursday, May 15, 2008

New house

So we have moved. We decided to move one week, looked at houses the next week and moved in the next! Yep we are fast. When we decide something we do it!
Here are some pics...

The study- Brad's room, scrapbooking stuff yet to be unpacked!

My beautiful kitchen!

The bathroom- (Ever tried to bath kids in a spa? Think we will be teaching them to shower or getting me some bathers!) So porn star style!!!
My "young Julia Gillard" toilet roll holder!

Raife's room (in desperate need of decoration) Just as an example of the bedrooms

The playroom (Hunter behind the door and R in his chair)

The back deck

And paved area

Loving it!

Sunday, May 4, 2008


Ok, so I had no idea what to put as a title :P

While pg with Raife I got itchy fingers and decided to teach myself to crochet. Well, I lie, I used Mr Google and taught myself from online tutorials.

This is the result:

George the Monkey and Lily the Lion

Very bright orange mane on Lily!!

I would like to make more but make the next ones a bit bigger and fatter, unfortunately I seem to be over making them!! Shame about the shitload of wool I bought!

The next project I'd like to attempt is a quilt but I am too scared that I'm not accurate enough in my cutting etc and I'll end up with a crooked ugly quilt. Maybe I can get scrap material from the op shop and attempt one with that? Plus it would have to be REALLY simple. Hmmm..........

What else is new? Oh, we are moving. That's right, we are moving house on Thursday. Have I mentioned yet how much I HATE moving. I hate packing, cleaning, the physical moving things, then I hate working out what goes where and unpacking. I also hate organising everything cutting off supplies etc. *sigh* Oh well, it will all be over in a week and I'll wonder what all the fuss was about.

Thursday, May 1, 2008