Thursday, November 27, 2008

Frock revisited

Remember this frock I made last year? Well, I love it. It's so comfortable (it may not look like it hanging up on there on that wire hanger but it's relatively flattering....even post baby).
So I've decided I'd like to make another. I started hunting around at Tessuti Fabrics and Belsize Square, looking at all of the amazing fabrics, trying to decide what I'd like and now I'm totally confused. Maybe just a simple black with grey trim? You can't really go wrong with that.

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

We received a gorgeous parcel in the post last week from Bekka (considering Rebecca's little Elsa was born on the 16th November, it's a wonder she had the time or the inclination to complete, package and post presents at this late stage of pregnancy. I'm amazed and very grateful. Wecome to the world Elsa!).
The parcel was a gift for Ziya, as part of Hey Bubbles' Online Baby Shower Swap. This sweet hat was one of the gifts, which I just love. He looks like a real live May Gibbs gumnut baby and I just want to squeaze him.
There was also a great play matt which we take everywhere with us. With handy ties it rolls up perfectly to fit in the bottom of the pram.

The quilt tops for Ziya and Angus are coming along (I promise to post more photos soon. Thanks you for all the lovely comments). They're just waiting on the borders. Ella's fabirc has arrived and waiting in line for my attention. So much to do and Christmas is fast approaching. Oh, my. One month today.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

While waiting for the Ink & Spindle fabric to arrive I've started on the quilts I'm making Ziya & his cousin Angus for Christmas. Here's a sneak peek. I'll post some more photos soon.

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Ink & Spindle

I've been trying to nut out fabric combinations for a quilt I've been commissioned to make for lovely little Ella Bella and I've ordered this fabric from Ink & Spindle.... lets hope it goes with the other fabrics I purchased at Amitie a while back on a trip to Melbourne.

We went for brunch with Kathy at Yuga Floral Design Cafe today and checked out Glebe. Kathy (who loves to walk) took us on a lovely stoll around the suburb, admiring the stunning houses as we edged our way closer to the peninsula. I think the LF is quite taken by Glebe....we could be heading back that way very soon.

The LF is cooking me dinner, so i must get going for a taste sensation. Hope you're all having a great weekend. xo

Recent Etsy purchase

I recenty purchased this adorable dress from Mountain Aven Baby over at Etsy. It's totally reversable and looks so sweet. It was a belated birthday present and thank you to little Coco, our favorite small Sydney gal.

Nielson Park
Speaking of favorites, I'm officially a huge fan of Nielson Park. It's kind of on par with Balmoral Beach but for totally different reasons. Take a look for yourself and see what I mean. I'd quite happily live at either beach side suburb....if I had quite a few million to spare.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

For the lovely ladies with bellies out there

Here's a Lovely Maternity Dresses Japanese sewing book for the pregnant ladies over at a little goodness. I wish I'd found this during my pregnancy.... I so needed a style make over.
There's also a baby sling book. Something I never got around to making but the idea and images are just so sweet.
Then there's the pièce de résistance Mommy & Me Dresses. So incredibly adorable.
I kind of want them all, I hope you do too.
Hello to all your bumps out there. xo

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

One for the Cup

There's nothing like a bit of toilet roll craft and seeing it's The Melbourne Cup and the very first time I've not been in Melbourne for Cup festivities....I thought it only fitting.
Happy Melbourne Cup. xox