Sunday, January 30, 2011

Feel like a bit of Coffee, Cake and Craft?

Check out the Canberra Crafties page on Facebook become a member to receive updates about our Coffee, Cake and Craft nights.  We are expecting to commence our very first within the next month or two.  

Please note, this is a ladies only night.

Keep an eye out for us and you're more than welcome to come along to share skills, ideas and hot tips.  

Vintage sewing machine pin cushions

Photo courtesy of:
Inn Country

Friday, January 21, 2011

Summer nights

While the rest of the Country is in chaos, Canberra weather has been pretty much perfect.   For instance, tonight, my hubby and I were able to go for a late night swim while the kids were sound asleep.  The stars are so bright and the sky, clear.... I feel guilty for even enjoying this indulgence... but I have donated several items over at The Oz Material Girls Flood Appeal Auction.  I am also going to go through my children's clothing, toys and bedding to donate.  

To bid on the Auction items, please follow this Facebook link....


There are three albums to peruse and over 400 items up for Auction.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

French Vintage inspired..... for Isabella.

This is my adorable little Sweetpea Princess, Isabella.
I made this little outfit for her today.... 
Pale blossom pink 7/8th pants with a ruffled hemline and a black top embellished with lace and ribbon and a strand of pearls for a touch of pizzaz!
I also made her headband but you can't really see the detail in it from this photo.

Had a great time making it... was a total thrill.  
Excuse my wilted hydrangeas (it's hot here) and the artwork on the wall behind, proudly supplied by Isabella.

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Little dresses...

After having 5 boys in a row... and then two little girls, my world of pink and dresses has blossomed!  

I love this recent addition....

This fabric is gorgeous... I actually cringed at cutting this but look at the result.  I'm pleased.

What do you think?

Monday, January 3, 2011

Creative vibe....

I sew for the love of it.... I love to be creative and share my thoughts and ideas with others.  I especially love showing photo's of what I've made.  I love the feedback also sooooo,  I've decided to try out handstamped cotton ribbon.  

Made from 100% tea stained cotton and stamped with permanent ink, I've made a selection to send out to 'project testers'.  I have a couple of ladies willing to take on the samples and use as they see fit.  They will also report back with a small questionnaire I've put together. 

If anyone else is interested in obtaining FREE samples of ribbon, please let me know and I will organise to send some out to you.  I'd love to see photo's of your finished product using the sample if you wish to share.

I look forward to sharing the results and photo's of my latest project.

Nat :)

Sunday, January 2, 2011

The Castle...

We spent a few hours here at The Castle here in Commonwealth Park, Canberra today.
It's a really cool playground surrounded by beautiful parkland, ponds and gardens.

Our 10 month old Princess, Sophia.

Patrick and Harry playing on the Castle.

 Princess Isabella

A relieved visitor.....

We had a little visitor today.... Kermit the Frog came over for a swim in our pool however, he wasn't invited.  I feel sorry for the poor little fellow... even though he was rescued and taken to more suitable habitat.... the saltwater from the pool isn't kind to little froggies.

Thank you to my brave hubby for rescuing him... Wildlife Warrior style.

Welcome 2011!

I have started off the year with a goal in mind, a 28-day challenge (we all know how much I love a good challenge) with Whole 28 days to instill healthier life habits. If you're interested too, take the pledge on their web page.

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I'd like raise my glass of lemon and water and say "cheers" to a brilliant 2011.

Nat :)