Sunday, 14 December 2008

Teachers Gifts/Bag Lady

I think I'm turning into a bag lady!
These bags are what I decided on for Teachers gifts this year, fortunately the kids class teachers are all women (and fabulous teachers) - not sure that this pattern would've gone down too well with a fella! Maybe I'll have to find - or make - a pattern for a MANbag!
I had the kids take notice of the colours their teachers most often wear to school and ended up with the following combinations:
For Jesse's teacher... For Tali's teacher... For Micah's teacher... It was REALLY hard to give them away. I wanted them all!!! They were really well received though, so it was worth it. The pattern is dead easy and comes together quickly (unless you're still finishing one at 2:30am and you stitch the exterior and the lining together the wrong way round... ...and even though you have this bizzare feeling that you're stuffed it up, you stitch it a second time to re-inforce it and THEN the penny really drops, you utter a few mild expletives to the world - who's asleep and can't hear you anyway - and sit up in bed, watching some trash on the tv and begin the painful process of reverse sewing. Aaargh. Boo boo's suck! lol) The pattern can be found here: I love this pattern so much I'm making more bags - and I'm keeping AT LEAST one!

Saturday, 13 December 2008

Treasure Hunting

Christine and I went treasure hunting recently.
I found some nice goodies. I love Op shops!
I almost always find a little something to add to my collection of treasures.
Some are seemingly unattractive on their own but they seem to work together.
From the Devonport Emporium:
Pressed Tin from shoestringchateau's store...
Small pink polka-dotted dish...
What an amazing place the Emporium is is!
I'll be going back!! :-)
I also found 2 lovely plates that the kids are going to give me for Christmas - so I'm not allowed to show you yet. lol (at least when you choose your own pressie you know you're gonna like it!)
Oh. I also found a gorgeous basket that I've forgotten to take a piccy of.
From the Devonport City Mission Store:
Well loved ramekin that I've decided makes a rather nice candle holder...
Pretty Tablecloth...

Vinegar/oil jars...

and Bag from Vinnies. These fat 1/4's are from Wells' in Latrobe.

Milo came to check out what was going on

and ended up INSIDE the old BBQ!

What a wally! lol

Monday, 1 December 2008

Summer's here!

Wow! Where has the year gone??
Today is the first day of Summer - and I'm freezing!!!
I'm sitting here at the computer with the heater on.
I can't believe there's only 14 days of school left and the summer holidays begin - YAY!
I love not having to get up and rush around in the mornings.
Bring on hanging out with the kids, lazy days in our pj's, swimming at the beach,
bike rides and bbq's in the backyard.
Micah and Tali swimming at 'the dog beach' in Penguin on Oct 16th 08, yes that's right - in the middle of Spring! Its too Cold now!