Monday, March 31, 2008
Sunday, March 30, 2008
Saturday, March 29, 2008
And no more searching for those tops that were just long enough to meet up with our low waisted pants. See when they brought the low waist/hipster pants in they never changed the top half of the picture to match. Am I the only one who finds every top, shirt, whatever, just way too short??
Bring back the high waisted pants and this will be a thing of the past, I say.
This is the kind of thing I'm talking about (although AS IF I would spend that much money on a pair of pants!!!)
Friday, March 28, 2008
So in two weeks time we'll be moving out of this little house. We then will be staying with my parents until we get tenants in this place, and then we will move again and rent a house, for a while at least.
Anyway that means I have got lots and lots to do. So I have been using the TV as a baby sitter which is terrible I know. But sometimes you just need time to get things done. I hate doing it and feel really guilty that I do do it. So I try to do 'stuff' as well.
Today we did this little Lead Lite frog which my mum sent to Ruby a little while ago. Do you know these? I remember doing them when I was little.
You start with a little metal frame (in the shape of a frog in this case), put it on a baking tray lined with foil................. cut open your little packets of beads
..............and put the beads in place, using tweezers if you have to as Ruby has here
then it's into the oven
and you know what? I don't actually have a picture of the finished product as he has disappeared. But the little beads melt together to look like stained glass. Very cute.
Our main activites for 'get away from the TV but stay inside the house' are drawing and painting. If you have some more ideas for me please leave a comment. Things that are pretty simple because I'm trying to pack up and clean the house here.
Thursday, March 27, 2008
From Grandma and Granda he got this fabulous spinning top and he loves it (so does Ruby). I love old fashioned childrens toys. Special.
It's tin and when it's spinning fast it makes a sound which reminds me of a train rushing past.
Here it is in action.
He also got some books, and new clothes for winter which was fabulous as I had next to nothing for him in the way of warm clothes. I love this top my sister gave him.
I love watching my little boy growing but it make me sad too. Part of me just wants him to stay little forever.
I have hit my quota for pictures here so I am going to do another post so I can show off a picture of my fella with his birthday cake.
Wednesday, March 26, 2008
Monday, March 17, 2008
I got the idea for this hat from the multi talented Clair. I didn't actually see the hat she did on her blog, but on another forum and I wouldn't be able to find it now. And if Clair sees this she will probably be horrified to have her name linked to it. It's pretty bodgy. Sorry Clair.
Saturday, March 15, 2008
Mum is very crafty, she does a lot of quilting, cardmaking, makes her own soap, and one of her latest things is these button necklaces - which I love!! I have a white button one, but I love the coloured ones too.
The button are somehow crocheted on (don't ask me now), and the necklace sits very nicely on. I would have showed you a picture of one on me, but I looked so 'saggy red blotchy skinned' I just can't do it. This picture shows the simple button closure at the back.
I think they are fabulous and told Mum I would list some on Etsy for her. I told her this about 6 months ago. Note: if I ever say I'm going to do some for you - don't hold your breath waiting and be aware that you WILL need to remind me. Not always, sometimes I'll take care of it straight away. It's not that I say I'll do something with no intention of ever doing it. I always intend to do what I say I'm going to. It's just that, more often than not, I get distracted, sidetracked..........then it's a matter of waiting until I remember what it is I'm supposed to be doing, and doing it.
I've put off listing these (plus one of Mums' kids snuggle quilts) because I had intended on making some things myself and listing them all together. Don't think I'm going to be getting much made myself in the near future, so I plan to get these listed soon.
Friday, March 7, 2008
Thursday, March 6, 2008
She also sent these Needlework magazines. I love old magazines, they have the best ads in them. I was going to share some of the inside with you but blogger only lets me have 5 photos at a time. Maybe tomorrow.
Some fabric to play with.......................
..........and vintage buttons.....................there's also a little journal in the picture below, just waiting for the cover to be decorated and the pages to be written in.
And a clever idea here, Amber made this envelope out of a pretty magazine page. I must make some of these.
Must go now and supervise tea for the little monsters.
Thank you so much Amber, I love it and appreciate everything that went in to this (including the positively outrageous postage charges!!!!!!)
Wednesday, March 5, 2008
So as we had allocated all of our 'pram allowance' to this one, I then had to settle for a cheap piece of crap for our 'car' pram which is now the one I use 99% of the time. It's cheap, nasty, a bugger to push, and not nearly as comfortable for the kids as this one.
This one is now used for walks to the corner store. I wish I could use it every day, I love it.
Tuesday, March 4, 2008
Ummmmm, no, it's not. Not on stretch material anyway. It was a total pain, I thought. But I persisted.
Not the most fabulous looking pants ever, but I tell you what, they are so nice and soft and look super comfy, I wouldn't mind a pair for myself. Poor old Clary, he seems to get all the dregs.
These pants I made for Ruby from some fabric I found at the op shop. Raggedy Anne and Andy, very cute, I think. No idea how I got the next two shots because usually Ruby refuses to look at the camera AT ALL. In fact sometimes she gets quite upset, shouting "No pictures Mummy!!" I may have mentioned this before, I can't remember.
This dress is also new from old, I made it from a denim skirt I picked up at the op shop. I must have done something wrong in the making of this as it's a little small under the arms. Whether I cut it out wrong or put the buttons/holes in the wrong spot I'm not sure.
Saturday, March 1, 2008
Anyway, I have tried to convince Clary that it's really mainly just cloth nappy under there, and that, hey, he could be just the baby to bring clown pants back in for babies. But I don't think he's convinced yet.