Thursday, December 17, 2009

Advent Blog-A-Long Day 17...

Ok so Im proving to not be so good at this blogging every day thing! I promise I have evidence of an excuse :-p

I've been very very busy getting ready for this weekend's market and have been spending up to 7 hours a day sewing, unpicking and all of that jazz. Yesterday, I finished off 5 dresses that I had started on Tuesday. And due to popular demand I decided it was time to post some pics of some of the other dresses I have, not just the red one! hee hee...

the pile of 5 dresses I made yesterday. I have been making one of each size of each fabric combination.

The back of the size 2 dress. I must say, I am absolutely in LOVE with this fabric, Im so glad I have some left over! Not that I know what I am going to do with it yet, but its lovely. :)

This photo is slightly blurry, and unfortunately it was the last photo before I had to charge the battery on the camera. But this is the 13 dresses I completed on Sunday.

3 Dresses to go and then Im ALMOST ready! Nothing like working for a deadline hey?!?! I have a few nappies that have dodgy snaps on them due to me not checking the settings on my snap press prior to putting them on! So I have to unpick them and put new snaps in, as well as put snaps on all of the bibs for closure :)

Really... Im not that busy (HAHA CAN YOU RECOGNISE SARCASM?)

I have also been considering opening an etsy store in the new year... What does everyone think?!?

Amy xo

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Advent Blog-A-Long Day 15

Yeah... so I missed a few days over the weekend!! I have a good cause, and that is because I was sewing! Thats a good excuse right?!?! Anyway.. so I made 13 dresses on sunday its battlestations getting ready for the market on Sunday this week. Im hopeing it will be worth all my effort :D

Yesterday however I spent some time sewing a gift for my mother in law. This will be her christmas gift, and I really hope she loves it!!

I am so very very proud of myself with this one. the front panel is all hand embroidered and its the first time Ive done so much hand embroidery on one piece. Im definately addicted to hand stitching now!!

The pattern was in the November issue of Handmade Magazine and is by strath sewing and quilting.

So yes... I just have to put in the cushion and thats another present down!

I am now officially addicted to hand stitching and my next planned project (after christmas) is a hexagon hand pieced sewing bag that I found in a book I borrowed from the library. I might even take away my stitching on holiday when we go on boxing day!!

Friday, December 11, 2009

Advent Blog-A-Long #11 (updated with Photos!

Fancy that! Its Friday already, and only 2 weeks until that day... yes CHRISTMAS is coming!! Ruth tells me every day that its nearly time for Christmas and Santa will be coming and oh we have the most beautiful Christmas tree in the whole wide world!

Last night I went to my gorgeous little girl's first ever christmas concert at kindergarten. I was a little teary, and my little show pony was the star of the show as per usual with all of the other parents commenting afterwards on how sweet it was that she danced and sang more than the other children. Apparently she is due for an oscar in 25 years' time! so watch out Julia Roberts!! :P

Anyway... so I will update with photos tomorrow as the little star is awaiting her mother to come and read Dumbo to her. I read a few pages of a book every night, last week was Tarzan this week is Dumbo... Who knows what will be next week... I hope Santa brings her something to read cos Im all out of new books!!!!!!

Happy reading and I will catch you all tomorrow!!

wash your face with orange juice...

nawwww so cute!!!!

Amy xo

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Advent Blog-A-Long #10 - My Creative Space!

Ahh so this week, as mentioned the other day, I have been spending ALOT of time in my sewing room! What am I talking about? I tend to spend ALL  of my free time in my sewing room!!!

Anyway, so my Mother In Law came for a flying sleepover on Monday night, so I needed to do something about the mess and I decided it was organising time!! So here's what I did...

My shelves (that I use for the market) with my patterns, my finished nappies and my thrifted fabrics. Also my bamboo in the corner there...

 clothing rack with my bits of dresses all out. This is alot fuller now!!

Ive since also organised the other side of the room too, but I dont have pictures of it...

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Advent Blog-A-Long #9

Well! As I said yesterday, I went to the Werribee Open Range Zoo with the kids and my mother in law the other day. It was a wonderful time and Id love to share some of the photos I took with you all :)


White Rhino!

Pretending to be Unicorns with the rhino horn

hello meerkat!

Not sure I trust this one to take me into lion territory!!

Anyway.. all in all... we had a great time, Ruth thought the animals were amazing and I will have to go back soon to see it all again!

Amy xo

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Advent Blog-A-Long Day 8!

Well! A big couple of days here! Ive spent a fair bit of time in the sewing room, not only sewing, but organising (I will share pics of that on Thursday). And Ive been super busy doing family orientated things, much to the distress of some people, I still have to sew though!! So thus my short posts over the weekend! Mister WeePantz was home so mummy did some work!!!!

So here's a bunch of Photos of what we have been up to!!!


We put up the Christmas Tree!!

Ruth was very excited to decorate the entire thing herself, and Oliver was very beautiful, with tinsel draped all over him whilst sitting in the high chair looking on. There's no playpen around it or anything, so I have now decided I just need to record myself screaming OLIVER!! STOP TOUCHING THE CHRISTMAS TREE!! Im sure it will get alot of use!!

1 complete secret santa gift!!

 I finished and posted both of my secret santa gifts today. I must say I am nervous of how much there is, and really hope my SS recipients both like their gifts. Its always hard when you dont know someone well to send them a super thoughtful gift. But alot of time went into choosing these gifts so Im hopeing that they are recieved with a smile!

I took the kids to the zoo with my Mother In Law

I will post more pics of this adventure tomorrow I think as there are so many, and its too difficult to just choose one!! But this is my favourite photo, I thought this sign near the lion enclosure was ace! The kids just loved being able to be so close to animals from places like africa, asia and south america.

Anyway... more on that tomorrow. My newly organised sewing room is SCREAMING to me... Oh no hang on thats the kids tv show that is going, there seems to be alot of screaming on that... Id better go check its not scary!!

Until tomorrow...

Amy xo

Monday, December 7, 2009


Ahh and the time has come to draw the winners of my giveaway day prizes! I tallied up the entries in  the boy/girl categories for ease of drawin the winner...

Min = 1 Max = 91 Random No. = 47

And the winner is....

That dress would be perfect for my little girl :)

My daughter is 26 months, and yesterday while we were in the middle of another long potty sitting session she leaned forward and whispered to me. "I know secret of the Christmas Tree". I had no clue what she was talking about, so I asked her "What is the secret of the Christmas Tree?". She dropped her voice even lower and replied "presents".

Mn = 1 Max = 27 Random No. = 21

And the winner is...

Perfect! My little boy always loves new nappies. :)

This week the funniest thing that happened was that my son learned how to cry when he doesn't mean it. (Well, perhaps that's not particularly funny, but it has us laughing--as an alternative to crying--quite a lot!)
Thanks so much to everyone who entered! I will contact both of the winners shortly to see where you would like me to send your prize!!!
Amy xo

Friday, December 4, 2009

Advent Blog-A-Long #4 Dec 4th

Hmm so Its the same old same old here today, so to shake things up a bit I thought I would share a little joke that I got in an email about 12mths ago.

People who own cats will laugh with me, others might just say WTF????


8:00 am - Dog food! My favourite thing!

9:30 am - A car ride! My favorite thing!

9:40 am - A walk in the park! My favorite thing!

10:30 am - Got rubbed and petted! My favorite thing!

12:00 pm - Lunch! My favorite thing!

1:00 pm - Played in the yard! My favorite thing!

3:00 pm - Wagged my tail! My favorite thing!

5:00 pm - Schmackos! My favorite thing!

7:00 pm - Got to play ball! My favorite thing!

8:00 pm - Wow! Watched TV with the people! My favorite thing!

11:00 pm - Sleeping on the bed! My favorite thing!


Day 983 of my captivity. My captors continue to taunt me with bizarre little dangling objects. They dine lavishly on fresh meat, while the other inmates and I are fed hash or some sort of dry nuggets.

Although I make my contempt for the rations perfectly clear, I nevertheless must eat something in order to keep up my strength.

The only thing that keeps me going is my dream of escape. In an attempt to disgust them, I once again vomit on the carpet. Today I decapitated a mouse and dropped its headless body at their feet. I had hoped this would strike fear into their hearts, since it clearly demonstrates what I am capable of. However, they merely made condescending comments about what a 'good little hunter' I am. Bastards!

There was some sort of assembly of their accomplices tonight. I was placed in solitary confinement for the duration of the event. However, I could hear the noises and smell the food. I overheard that my confinement was due to the power of 'allergies.' I must learn what this means, and how to use it to my advantage.
This morning I was almost successful in an attempt to assassinate one of my tormentors by weaving around his feet as he was walking. I must try this again tomorrow -- but at the top of the stairs. I am convinced that the other prisoners here are flunkies and snitches.

The dog receives special privileges. He is regularly released - and seems to be more than willing to return. He is obviously retarded.

The bird has got to be an informant. I observe him communicate with the guards regularly. I am certain that he reports my every move. My captors have arranged protective custody for him in an elevated cell, so he is safe.

For now...


Hope you enjoyed that one as much as I did!!!! I laugh every time I read it :-p

Amy xo

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Advent Blog-a-long #3 - Dec 3rd (My Creative Space)

Okay so #2 post was on the first and I skipped yesterday... really already shapeing up to being really good at this whole posting thing!! hahaha!!!!!

Well today, I thought I would share a pic of a little gift I made for Ruth's friend's birthday on the weekend. The party was on Saturday, and on Friday night I mentioned to Ruth that we would go buy something for her friend, and then she proceeded to BEG me to make something!! So I threw together a little purse, some bracelets and some hairties.

Ruth's little friend LOVED her gift... sooo glad!!!!

the finished gift just prior to wrapping on.
3 bracelets made from beads I had laying around
2 hairties made from buttons I got in a christmas mixed bag from Spotlight
1 purse (Burda 8235) made from some fabric I picked up at Spotlight.

the finished, wrapped gift, (yes thats christmas paper hahaa) complete with a card I whipped up at the last minute.

Ahh the joys of being unprepared to craft! Turned out pretty good after all!!!

Now back to dresses!!

Amy xo

More creative Spaces HERE

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Give Away Day!!!

Okay so this year I'm really getting into the holiday spirit and participating in Giveaway Day on the Sew Mama Sew Blog!

I have decided that I will give away two items that are listed below!

1. I will give away one of my gorgeous new dresses

2. I will give away one of my new little boy minkee nappies.

So there are 2 prizes... one for a girl and one for a boy.

I will be shipping internationally for this giveaway.

The winner will be drawn on the 6th of December at 5pm (my time)

How do you enter I hear you ask????

Its simple!! Just leave me a message telling me what the funniest thing is that has happened to you this week and whether you would like the boy or the girl prize. :-D

Then head over to Sew Mama Sew to check out what else you might win in this awesome giveaway day!!!

Happy Hunting!!

Amy xo

Christmas Blog Along #1 December 1st...

Deck the halls and all that Jazz! Thought I'd play along with some fun blogging this holidays and get into the Advent Christmas Spirit for once!!

We havent put up the tree yet, and the only crafting going on around here is Market prep!! I also have been doing a bit of Christmas sewing and have completed 3 of 4 crayon rolls which I will share when I have photographed them.

On my doorstep today... arrived.... A PACKAGE!! I have no idea if I'm allowed to open it or not as I am awaiting some normal packages as well as some swap stuff!! haha!!! So no idea if Im allowed to have a peek inside the packaging to find out... LOL!!!

It is also my lovely sister Carmie's birthday today. Happy 27th (old) lady!!!!! haha she's beautiful and no 27 isnt really old, just feels so far away... :-p and of course I am super cheeky!!!

TOMORROW is giveaway day!!! So I will probably put the post for that up LATE tonight so I dont forget to tomorrow morning... So stay tuned for what you might win!!

That is all for now... until later.. all i have is this small token of bragging...

How beautiful are my son's eyelashes!! Sooooo beautiful!!!! Makes ME jealous!!!

Amy xo


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