Saturday, May 23, 2009

Handmade Market review

Well this was my first attendance at a handmade market but it was entirely worth pursuing the crowds and the horrific carparking to have a look around all of the wonderful talented peoples craftiness.

I enjoyed some Chai and bought some scrummy chutney and dry marinades from Crankypants, and a beautiful blood plum vinegar from another seller whose name escapes me.

There were plenty of bloggers there too. Rummage, the Canberra Cook, Ninaribena..... just to name a few.

The next one is in september and it's got me thinking whether I should have a go at putting together a few ideas that I've had and have a's a thought to contemplate.

Considering that I haven't laid hands on the sewing machine now in more than two weeks - because my child wont let me take my attention away from him for more than 5 minutes - it may be ambitious - but we will have to see how we go.

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Still being slack

It's been a while since I posted any pics of the boy child.

He is getting so clever now and his latest trick is squealing - it is very loud! still super cute though!

Saturday, May 16, 2009

Serious lack of crafting

There has been a serious lack of crafting in this house over the past week or so. I have been organising contractors to come and do things to the house and it seems to get in the way of most things fun.

That and production on the quilt has faltered because I don't have any needles witha big enough eye to thread perle cotton through and I haven't been able to get to the shop to get something suitable.

I really need to get a move on that project considering the baby who it is for is due in less than two weeks!

Friday, May 15, 2009

Handmade Market

Next weekend on the 23rd of May is the Handmade Market in Canberra - which I am really looking forward to attending.

There were a few last year but being pregnant I just couldn'tbring myself to attend at the time - so it is with much anticipation that I am looking forward to going along for a look see next weekend.

Its at the Albert Hall should anyone be interested.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Words and Pictures...Remember

They are a bit hard to see in this picture but in the tree are two tawny frogmouth birds. These two were perched in the tree above us throughout our wedding ceremony a couple of years ago and we couldn't help but think at the time it was a lovely omen.
A few weeks ago my sister in law was showing me pictures of two grand wedge tail eagles that visited her property - something I also took as a nice omen considering the recent passing passing of her mum... I though it symbolic that perhaps he mum and dad were together again and watching over her and us.
Just little thoughts that keep the memories alive,...

Monday, May 4, 2009

This little safety vest was my latest sewing challenge. The littlest cousins birthday was upcoming and when asked what he wanted the answer was a "jacket like daddy's"! Hmmnn...

So after pondering an adult sized vest for a week I figured the easiest thing would be just to refashion it into a child sized fluoro vest.

It came out surprisingly well!