Thursday, September 30, 2010

a little trip :)

This week, the kids and I have had my brother and his girlfriend staying with us from down south. A knee reconstruction, followed by a bleed, clot and infection, and then another surgery couldn't stop him from coming!! Keen as I tell you.

We got back last night from 2 day whirl wind tour

First, Adelaide River....


Lunch and a quick swim at Edith Falls


Kangaroo watching at Nitniluk 


A very sleepless night in Nilmiluk on account of a quick, noisy, build up storm. Kids were terrified!

Next morning, time with my big girls :)


The 3 of us went on the Nitmik Dreaming cruise. 

Breathtaking!


Sacred sites


Amazing geology


My precious girls :)

Then, lunch at Pine Creek


Enterprise pit from the gold rush, mining ceased in the pit in 1995 (geologist wife, not historian!)

And lastly, a quick swim at Douglas springs


To cap off an amazing trip...racing 'big rain' home!


I just love having visitors! Especially ones that love this big country as much as I do!
And next month.....another visitor is on their way!!!!! xox

Friday, September 24, 2010

meet Jessica

Jessica is Miss 9's first Blythe doll!!


We are both over the moon with her. Although this photo doesn't really show that. More hurry up so I can open her mum kinda photo! 


So beautiful!

In the fire we lost all the girls baby dolls and accessories. So when the money come through they had a choice of replace them or choose a new doll. Miss 9 immediately screamed "BLYTHE PLEASE!" And she knew which one she wanted too, 'Urban Cowgirl'. 

Needless to say Miss 7 now wants one too! This is after she had a complete meltdown when Miss 9 showed her Jessica's eyes change! Totally freaked Miss 7 out! But she very quickly got over that and we were straight onto the computer looking for one for her. However she appears to have tastes like her mother.....expensive!

We are all looking forward to sewing for our new friend! First up, a quilt, of course :) xox

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Thursday, September 16, 2010

my creative space

Firstly, from my space 2 weeks ago, finished cushions! Kits brought on sale from Amitie :)


My space this week. A mess. Slowly getting organised.


We are almost back to normal since the fire. All our furniture has been returned, money received, rubbish taken away and there are just a few bits and pieces left to purchase!! Biggest one being a book case. Hubby loves his books! And the boxes.....there are still boxes to be unpacked!!!
But we are getting there. And life is {almost} back to 'normal'! 

And once again, more spaces at Kirsty's xox

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Monday, September 13, 2010

craft rocks


Because it does :) xox

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Small quilt top

Hope you are all having a lovely weekend :)
Between loads of washing, feeding and watering children, running them around to parties, sports etc I manage to make a quilt top for the UHG Swap :)


Overall I am happy with the piecing. They are cut 1 1/2" so end up 1". Made from the Momo Wonderland Sweet roll. Just need to add some boarders and I'm good to quilt! I am a little worried that it isn't 'modern' enough.
It's great to be back at the machine!!

Enjoy the rest of your weekend! Hope you footy team has had a win xox

Thursday, September 9, 2010

my creative space

I posted the DQS9. And I didn't cry ;)
Just so you know...

I am madly working on the Urban Home Goods Swap this week. Running a little late. Not unusual for me really ;)
So far I have started a bag. Do people like pockets in their bags or not?


And this Momo Wonderland sweet roll is going to be made into a dolls quilt. All little squares, something like this one maybe. Not 100% sure yet.


Plus working on the Down Under Doll Quilt Swap.....big secret!! You will have to wait until it is made, posted and received ;)

More spaces over here xox

Monday, September 6, 2010

FINALLY!!!

My Doll Quilt Swap #9 is finished!! Wooohooooo!!




I'm so happy with it. Very very hard to give it away.

100% hand pieced. Even the binding. Pretty pleased with myself I must say ;)

Just need to put the label on tonight and it will be in the mail tomorrow! I also made a pin cushion to go with it. Pretty cute if I do say so myself...


Now to get cracking on the Urban Goods Swap and the Down Under Quilt Swap xox

Thursday, September 2, 2010

my creative space

After 15 weeks and 5 days.....




...my baby has come home :)

My spaces at Kirsty's xox