Monday, 30 July 2007

Crafty crafty!

Man, i am so slack with this blog at the moment!!! I blame it on only having dial-up!

I have been so busy op-shopping, going to the Moa fabric sale (OH MY GOSH!!!), knitting, sewing, upholstering and making jewellery! Oh, and looking after the fam!

My brother-in-law and his wife are moving in with us tomorrow! We have put Liji in with the girls, Luckily their room is big. Joel still sleeps in our room.

Here is a before and after of the ottoman i bought for $6 the other day! The fabricis a beautiful velvet i got from the Moa sale, it cost me $2 a metre!!! (My first attempt at upholstering)

This set is a customer order! I can't tell you who it is for because she may be reading!
And finally, look at my baby!!! He will be one next month, is JUST starting to commando crawl! He is sooooo cute! Look at those teeth (excuse the snot!!)Is that a record on the number of exclamation marks in one post???!!!

Tuesday, 17 July 2007

Meet our new babies...

Much too Grandma's horror, we are now the proud owners of Fred and Ted. Two baby rats!! SOOO CUTE!!! BTW... Their eyes are that colour IRL!OK, a little catch up....

  • I am weaning Joel.
  • We just had our first weekend away, without ANY kids (and me not pregnant!!!) Since Joely was born! We went to Whanga and hung out with our friends Greg and Nik (who were also kid free!!!) We went out for every meal, had big sleep ins, and went shopping!
  • My best friend, Karen, is moving away!! I am so sad about this. I don't know what i am going to do without our phone calls, and our weekly get togethers! (We say it is for the kids to play, but really its for us!!!)

Monday, 2 July 2007

Joely's Jacket!

Here it is...
Made from the same wool as the longies (The Fabulous Fibres Company -DK Natural sheep fleece)
I don't know what the stitch is called (K can you help?) I based it on a mint green jacket i had been given at some stage, loved the design, hated the colour! (actually, i didn't mind it that much, but, everyone else did!!!!)

It looks SUPER cute on him, he asleep right now, so i will take photos tomorrow!!

Sunday, 1 July 2007

Lots of completed projects!

Hi everyone, I know, i know, how slack am I? Look at all my projects i have been working on though! As well as unpacking, and taking care of the Fam!

I have been making lots of jewellery at the moment, we had a visit from the lovely Lauz and her beautiful family! She had already sent me a big pack of beads to play with and i scabbed a few more off her while she was here! I have started making all my own findings too.

BTW check out all the stuff i got today! i am sensing a lot more jewellery work coming up!Next on the list, some knitted longies for Joely! He is wearing these ALL the time! They are knitted with natural undyed wool! So nice and warm! They are knitted using a Knitty pattern for baby cotton cargos!I made them without the pockets, crochet added around the bottom of the legs, waist band extended, and cord added instead of elastic!!(P.S for those of you who like visiting Karen's site, yes it is the same wool she creates with! )AND FINALLY I have been knitting my first ever jacket for Joel, WITH NO PATTERN!!!!

It will hopefully be finished tomorrow!! (If the beads don't take over!!!)