Monday, August 30, 2010
Friday, August 27, 2010
out of this fabric (it's actually a little darker than this photo but the camera just wouldn't get it right).
It failed. I had to make so many alterations to the bodice part that the skirt part didnt match up. I then had to alter the skirt part to try and get it to fit onto the top part which I finally managed to get it to do only to discover that the whole thing doesnt fit. Not at all. It looks ridiculous. I am too embarrassed to show you. This honestly happens everytime I try and make something from a pattern. Perhaps it really is time to give it up!
I hope you are all having a more successful day than I am.
Have a good weekend
Thursday, August 26, 2010
Two pairs of just finished pants for the big monkey who seems to be growing at an ever increasing rate! Every pair of pants he has only reach his ankles, including ones I only made a couple of months ago.
Also this wee embroidery, the pink bits are yet to be stitched.
Wednesday, August 25, 2010
The three year old took this photo, thats why my head is half chopped off. Secretly I was thrilled when he did this because my hair is in desperate need of a wash but who has time for such things!
Well here it is.....
I made the dress out of some blue cotton from spotlight. I copied the pattern from another dress I found on trade me. It was a really easy dress to make, it only took me abiut 2 hours from start to finish. It is sleeveless with an elasticated waist (yay for eleastic!) The fabric for the original was much more drapey and works a bit better than this blue which is a bit stiff for this pattern and makes me look a little, ahem, pregnant (or so I have been told).
The cardi is just a boring ol' black glassons cardi, add some black tights and boots and there you have it.
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Friday, August 20, 2010
So we made some muesli bars
And some Jam Drops. Ever since my dear friend Melissa made some here and brought some round, the boys have been begging for me to make some too. I used this recipe for mine, and a mixture of apricot, raspberry and boysenberry jams that we made over summer. I can tell you that they are very very popular in our house!
Don't you just love the colours?
We couldn't resist them and had to try one fresh out of the oven.
We also have these bananas just begging to be used so I think I make a wholemeal banana bread loaf once the boys are in bed.
That should surely keep them happy. Have a good weekend!
Wednesday, August 18, 2010
So here it is. Week one. This is an outfit I wear all the time. It is very much an everyday, nothing special outfit, I wear it walking my boys to preschool, around the house, out for coffee, you get the idea.
It consists of a skirt with a front pleat that I made myself out of fabric from spotlight from the kiwiana range, a merino top from glassons, black tights and my everyday brown boots. Apologies for the terrible photo, it was taken in the evening after the kids were in bed, hence my slightly bedraggled appearance.
I think I will have to do some sewing before next wednesday!
Monday, August 16, 2010
See, ugly ugly sneakers, and ugly ugly track pants. Do you think that the blurry photo means that my legs were moving super fast? I think thats what I will choose to believe
I also got out the ipod and set the pedometer. Now the problem with me and ipods is that I always forget that other people can't hear the music. I always always forget, and I always sing along. I just can't seem to halp myself and the biggest problem here is that I am a TERRIBLE singer, and I mean seriously awful, there really aren't enough words to describe just how bad I am, therefore I attract a lot of stares/glares/strange looks on my way. It can be rather embarrassing to say the least. Must remember to NEVER EVER sing out loud in public!
Despite the fact that it is a beautiful sunny day and I can almost convince myself that summer is nearly here it was pretty cold this morning so the boys were wrapped up nice and warm
Something I love about our neighbourhood is that it is very communtiy based. For example along this street they planted nut tress and around the bottom they have planted strawberries for the locals to pick and eat.
Our morning walk really is a nice one, I think I will try and walk at least three times a week, at least one way. Surely that will help with the weight loss. Surely!
Saturday, August 14, 2010
I think I will make multiple copies this time and lock them up in safes!
Friday, August 13, 2010
Thursday, August 12, 2010
Wednesday, August 11, 2010
and getting excited by the first strawberry of the season starting to grow
and trying to figure out what to make with the masses of lemons growing on our enormous lemon tree. Any ideas?
and enjoying the feeling that spring is on its way
Tuesday, August 10, 2010
And the outfit was finished of with my great grandmothers pearls, some red lippy and an incrediably frustrating and time consuming hairstyle.
Monday, August 9, 2010
The party took place in Founders Park inside one of the buildings there, Duncan House
The cupcakes were made with rosewater and tasted amazing!
Just look how much the boys are enjoying them!