Wednesday, 17 December 2008

Its a wrap

For 2008 at least. I know there is still a little bit more time before the end of the year, but for me, it's a wrap.

This afternoon I was taking photos of the girls' little beach tops that I have made and when I was finished my camera just kept on shooting. I couldn't resist taking pictures of my three little chicks as they dug and explored around our many hours of there life has that garden absorbed! This is a sight I have seen so many times before and yet each time brings great gladness to my heart.

As I walked up the back steps to come inside I was reminded of the photos I took at the beginning of the year on their first day of school together. Here I am snapping away on their last day.

Tomorrow we are off to the beach for a couple of weeks. Thank you to all my crafting friends reading this now, thank you for all of the lovely comments and conversations throughout the year. I look forward to my first post for 2009 when I know I will be brimming with ideas and inspiration.

little beach tops to match their bathers
Take care all xxx

Sunday, 14 December 2008


The winter we moved into our house, four years ago, there was substantial rain. One part of the backyard flooded regularly. Unfortunately, those puddles haven't been seen since, until this weekend.

What a delight!

I wasn't the only person who welcomed the rain.

Soon, his sisters had to join him.

And of course, splashing was the most fun of all!

Sunday, 7 December 2008

Simple and Sweet

This summer I have made the girl's nighties and pajamas. It is so hard to find lovely cotton nightwear for children and with so many lovely fabrics to buy they are a cinch to make. For the nighties, I used the same pattern I used Kate's apple top, but just lengthened it.

I love the trim on Kitty's pants, I teamed them with a lace trimmed singlet that I picked up at the end of last summer. Ella's pants are for slightly cooler nights.

Simple and sweet, just the way little girls should be.

The Corner Cutter Strikes Again

Cathy's Meringues, all wrapped up for our local school fete last weekend....which due to some very hard workers was a huge success! Labels made with the help of my trusty corner cutter. Oh, how I love thee!

A Special Note for Miss Anonymous,
I actually came up with the idea of using my already-sourced-uniform-fabric and putting it around the buttons that I was already covering for the fete, all by myself....tricky!! Maybe next time you would be so polite as to leave a name, or a nicer comment!