Sunday, August 30, 2009


On Saturday we celebrated Julia's First Holy Communion. She was so excited and I was so stressed. With my son, 2 years ago it was easy he put on his suit, used some wax to spike his hair and he was done. With Julia there was so much to orgainise, dress, shoes, hair and more. I was so stressed I don't know how I will cope when it's her wedding. Thank goodness it's way way down the track.

After the mass we celebrated at the Essendon Ballroom with 10 other kids and their families, 370 people in total. I think half of them were kids it was so noisy I needed some earplugs. She had a great time and it turned out to be a really good night.

Here is my little princess.

Below with her best friend Olivia.

Some of the other girls celebrating on the night.

Have a great week.

Thursday, August 27, 2009


Finally Julia finished her quilt with some help from myself. For her age 8 years old I think she did a great job from choosing the fabrics and to sewing most of it together.

I started out teaching her to sew by hand but she got sick of that and wanted to learn how to use the sewing machine so I taught her and made her practice and practice. Here she is on the machine. Lucky there is the slow speed on the machine or she would have lost a finger she got very excited over using the sewing machine.

After calming her down and telling her that there is no rush she concentrated and took her time and sewed the squares onto the background fabric. I showed her how to baste it but she kept pricking her fingers with the pins and gave up so I did it for her.

She then thought she was a professional sewer by this stage and wanted to machine quilt it by herself but after all her hard work I couldn't let her go nuts on it. So I did some of the maching quilting and let her do a few of the straight lines........ well more like wonky lines but I left them as I wanted it to be her own work that she can say she made herself.

She has chosen fabrics for her next quilt she wants to make and she even wants to buy her own sewing machine.........mmmmm lets see how long this hobby lasts.

Now that this project is over I can get back into some sewing. Lots of time was lost supervising her but it was well worth it.

Here it is.
Hope you are all having a great week.

Monday, August 17, 2009


Hi everyone I hope you are all well.
I have been very spoilt this week. My good friend Maria made me this lamp for my hallway table it is gorgeous. She is very talented and I love all her work I have a few of her lamps around the house. You can find her lamps on ebay click here.

Not much else has been going on trying to finish a few orders and catching up with the housework.
My daughter has been working on her quilt which I blogged about here. It's looking really good. I'll post photos as soon as it's done.

Have a great week.

Wednesday, August 5, 2009


Hi everyone I hope you are all well. I finally got around to visiting your blogs sorry I have been busy with orders and trying to keep up with everyday chores. My orders are now finished and I managed to get something done for ebay. To see my listings click on the link on the sidebar.

I love this Laura Ashley fabric I could have it all around the house. These cushions look so nice on my couch I would love to keep them but they wouldn't last 5 minutes with my kids.

Ok back to the ironing basket..........aaaaahhhh!!!!

Have a great week.