Wednesday, April 29, 2009

It's so quiet...

It's so quiet...shhh, shhh, oh so quiet...shhh, shhh...and here's why:

RMW found my overlocking threads, and moving onto the sewing machine thread! On the plus side, I got to iron all the interfacings for the bag I'm making in relative peace, so not too much harm done!

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

I bought this fabric on Sunday at Spotlight, and cut out the first bag yesterday morning, which will be for me, as a trial of course! The main body of the bag is denim, and the flap of the bag will be in either the red or blue print, lined with the mustard fabric. It is supposed to be a 'baby' bag, but really you could use it for anything. I will have to check my threads now, to make sure I have the right colour to sew it up, otherwise another trip to Spotlight. And that will mean I'll have to do my hair - yikes!

Still cooolish here today; we went for a walk this morning, RMW all snug and super cute in the pram with blankie and beanie, and me with a scarf wrapped around my head to keep my ears warm. Didn't quite get the snow-bunny look happening though, nor the yummy-mummy look...must fix that. I'll put that on my to-do list, for sure.

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Good Day for Knittin'

It's quite overcast and cold this morning. We got a drizzle of rain overnight, enough to make the fabric I bought at Spotlight yesterday damp, but not enough to warrant another spin in the washing machine, I'm sure you know what I mean! I think I will chuck the fabric in the dryer anyway, would like to make a start on some bags I intend on selling through, or possibly the markets if they don't sell on the net.

Although, it is good weather for knittin' too...when I peeked out the curtains this morning, and seen the drizzly weather, I really felt like knitting...

I started this scarf last year after Rory was born (June), and although I am using huge 5.0mm knitting needles, only got it half done. I remember joking that I might have it completed in time for him to go to school, but maybe for his first birthday instead! Who knew kids kept you so busy?!? I loved this wool as soon as I saw it; it is sold in shanks, and you have to roll it into balls you knit from - how quaint!

Friday, April 24, 2009

Can you guess what I made? Hmmm....flour, sugar, rolled oats, coconut - tick! Golden syrup, butter, bicarb soda - tick! That's right:

Anzac Bickies! Although, for some reason they went a bit puffy, didn't really spread out like they normally do, but still yummo with a cup of tea - nothing like a home-made bickie to liven up afternoon smoko!

Note the strategically placed (!) pot-mit I made a couple of years ago. I also have a matching tea towel and apron; I made a heap a few years ago to sell at markets at my home town Cobar with two of my three sists. Sold about half of them, the remaining ones I handed out to my mum & sisters!

Flippin' hell, it took me about half an hour to do this post! Will get better with practice, I'm sure - still getting used to where things are, how to upload photos etc. etc. My profile photo is the best of a bad bunch, the only one where I didn't look too wrinkly, big nosed, spotty, wok-eyed or drugged out! Very photogenic as you probably already guessed.

Going to start sewing up some duds for RMW, which I cut out about 4 weeks ago, with the new cutting mat and cutting wheel I got from two of my sists for my birthday - very excited about using the new equipment. Didn't manage to cut any fingers off, pretty careful about that! Will take some photos of my progress.

Speaking of RMW, better go wake him up from his arvo nap...bye!