Sunday, August 28, 2011
I am still here, just very busy. Somehow I am back to working ridiculous amounts again, just when i thought it was over. It really is never ending.
I am so excited about it, I told myself I had to wait until I had finished a huge list of half completed, some not yet started but should have been finsihed long ago projects. I lasted a week and a half, thats not too bad. The list still isnt done but it can wait. Right?
So tonight I started cutting out.
Tomorrow (after the 9 hours Ill spend at work) I'll start to sew it up.
I'll show you the progress (once I remember to charge the camera batteries that is. I'll add that to the list
Wednesday, August 17, 2011
I have come to the conclusion that the extra "cushioning" I am carrying around can definately no longer be classed as baby weight. My baby is nearly 3!
Its time to do something about it, for real this time.
So the rules:
1. NO baking (sob) unless its something for the kids that I dont like so therefore will definately not eat
2. NO after dinner snacking, not even a hot chocolate
3. NO chocolate, biscuits, fish and chips, chips, junk food (any of the "good" stuff). I am an all or nothing kinda gal, its the whole block of choc or its none at all
4. MUST eat breakfast, a proper breakfast
5. MUST exercise 5 times a week - I started tonight, an uphill walk with the lovely Mish. We are going to do it lots
Wish me luck
Tuesday, August 16, 2011
We spent last week here.
Its such a beautiful place, Callums family have a bach there, it has been in the family for years passed on from generation to generation.
|Alfie sent a lot of time doing this on the first day and a half|
|In all sorts of places|
|There was playing|
|driving to the mountain to try and find some snow|
|there was a small amount left in a shady spot|
|there was a child who wanted to pose for photos constantly|
|and one who was too tired to even stand|
|there was looking out for eels (I think they hibernate in winter?)|
|At night there was marshmellow toasting|
|and game playing|
|lots of game playing|
|during the day there were walks|
|to the lake in the rain|
|in the forest|
|past heart shaped pools of water|
|there was confusion iver which direction we were to go|
|there was hiding|
|and there were tuis|
We dont go there nearly enough.
I don't know why that is.
Everytime we go I promise myself we will go more and then we dont go for another year.
This time we will be back soon.
Monday, August 8, 2011
Really it is.
We are going away tomorrow and the oldest child is sick.
It happens EVERY time we go anywhere.
It happens EVERY time we go anywhere.
Actually every single time
Last holiday was Auckland and the small child vommited all through the rental car (ewwwww!)
Although not so sick that he can't....
.... pull funny faces with his brother
Sunday, August 7, 2011
These past few weeks have been a bit of a crazy nightmare work wise. I have been working an AWFUL lot. I have basically been working 6 days a week and I wont lie. Its been hell.
All I have the energy to do come evening time is blob on the couch watching trashy TV and either knit (milos) or crochet. A wee while ago I made these two.
This time though I was determined to work out the spikes.
and I did
They are of course really easy and I cant believe I had so many issues with them.
Tonights blobbing on the couch project - finishing the spikes and getting them sewn on ready for my wee dino to wear on our holiday next week
Thursday, August 4, 2011
Wednesday, August 3, 2011
I made these pea coats last week (using this pattern) and then spent days looking at them too scared to attempt the button holes. I have a long held fear of the button hole, my old sewing machine (or was it me?) always made a bit of a mess of them and I had never attempted one with my new machine.
I wish I had tried it sooner. I never realised just how amazing automatic button holes are.
I will never avoid a pattern just because it has buttons again.
Fortunately for me the boys love them.
Have to make the most of it, on day they might start to hate wearing made by mum stuff.
Until that time though.......