What a week!

Crikey, I didn’t realise how much I enjoy my work until I couldn’t get there this week! My kids have been really unwell, but they seem on the mend today. While home with them this week I have taught DD to sew on the machine. Unfortunately she is not as interested as learning to unpick! LOL But she did manage to do her first project – a set of coasters for her teacher for Christmas. I also completed my first ever set of coasters, which was also my first ever attempt at ‘quilting’. Very fun! I am very excited by my proto type and look forward to the production line of creativity for our homemade Christmas. I would love to hear from you if you are emabarking on a homemade Christmas too. 🙂
Here is Rens efforts 🙂                                                            and these are mine 🙂

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The Weekend’s Effort

Woohoo! This weekend has been particularly fruitful in the sewing realm. As you will see, the sewing machine cover that I mentioned (and have been promising myself for ages!) is DONE 🙂

Modelling the cover for me is my latest acquisition Vanessa. She is a Blythe doll, my first but not my last!

Further on are two of the stuffed santa’s that the kids have made, I think we have three more to do, and a babushka bunny that Ren attempted to sew herself on the machine, which caused a great deal of heartache and unpicking! LOL But Mum came to the rescue and as a joint effort Ren has completed the bunny she has been busting to get since she saw it on Bella’s blog.

I also spent some time up at school attempting to declutter! HA like that is ever going to happen!  (But I will not give up and will keep on persevering… :/ )

Cooked the bestest dinner in the whole wide world last night – corned beef in the slowcooker, with ALL home grown vegies – spuds, brocoli, cabbage, cauliflower and mustard sauce YUMMO!  Apparently its going to be topped tonight by the worlds best BBQ… hee hee like thats going to happen…  Anyhoo, thats about it for me for now.  If you are one of the VERY few that happens to read this, write me a comment and say hello!

What a month!

The past few weeks have been so hectic and to top it off i found myself a walking zombie due to some sort of germ that thought I was a gracious host… Anyway, the past few weeks have included, but have not been limited to the best first school fete ever! Thanks heaps to my fabulous family for contributing their time and effort in so many different ways. The kids baked and glued till the cows came home…

 Here they are making coconut ice. We also made toffees (YAY) caramel popcorn, cakes and cupcakes. I whipped up some little skirts from an old sheet and some scrap fabrics, and some bandanas also. My class made popcorn cups, pencil toppers (with glittered pencils attached!) and some groovy peg magnets covered in Japanese papers. It was all such a hit.

 During that same week the kids had a bit of a damper baking extravaganza that ended up being cooked in the oven because the weather turned ugly…

After damper making and fetes it was school holidays, which began with me  throwing up all the way to Victoria and not being the share driver as anticipated! BLAH, then starting the first day at the farm in the Boort  emergency dept!

The farm was so amazing after the floods, the grass (and weeds) were SO high, but stood no chance against the whipper snipperer and lawn mowerer from hell *giggle*

 

Oh and I forgot to mention Ren had a dress up day at school for a belated Book Week activity (weather was frightful when it was supposed to be held)  Here she is all done up as Calypso from the Pirates of the Carribean

   Isn’t she just gorgeous!

Oh and I also forgot to mention how I have finally met my first niece and got to do Aunty duties for a short time.  YAY!  Can’t wait for Christmas to spend more time with Olive and Ci 🙂 oh and Steve too I spose 😉

I will post again tomorrow with more of this weekends happenings! I have been sewing a cover for my machine and am hoping to get onto some coasters for Christmas pressies! Yippee, going for the hand made Christmas this year!