Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Blogtoberfest – Day 19

Today we went to the Zoo and in the words of my three year old we saw



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Tigers (roar)

We had a wonderful day and should try and get up there more often.

Monday, October 18, 2010

Blogtoberfest – Day 18

I know I said at the start I would try to include more then just pictures of my boys but when they are this cute it is hard not to


Lachie has graduated from the baby bath and today was his first bath in the big bath, Bastian was keen to join him but might wait until Lachie is a bit stronger, otherwise I can see it ending in tears.

Tomorrow we are off to visit the new baby elephant at the Zoo so I am sure I will have plenty of photos to share with you then.

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Blogtoberfest – Day 17

Sorry failing here at the moment with my blogging.

To much stress here at the moment which I don’t want to bore you with so I will leave with a photo of my littlest monkey 


Saturday, October 16, 2010

Blogtoberfest – Day 15

Okay it is actually the 16 today but I ran out of time yesterday so you will have to have two posts today.

In order to combat my lack of time issue I decided to set up my current project on my sewing table and try to do a little bit here and there between other household chores, work and baby feeds. However I soon realised that when having small children in the house you need to be careful with what you leave lying about.

The other day I was doing something in another room when Bastian comes up to me and says “Mummy I cut” okay I am thinking his paper scissors are safely stowed away so I am not sure what he was talking about…. Then he comes and gets my hand and leads me to my sewing table, points at my laid out material and once again says “See Mummy, I cut like Mummy”  uh-oh


Luckily it is only a 1 1/2 inch square and I have heaps of that material left so I have truly learnt my lesson and all sharp objects are now stored away from little fingers even if I leave my machine for a second.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Blogtoberfest – Day 13


Self Portrait Day


Want to see more, have a look at Tinniegirl’s blog

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Blogtoberfest – Day 12

A couple of weeks ago I was having a think about blogging and what information I put out there for the world (if they are interested) to read. I realised strangely enough that unlike a lot of people I feel more comfortable putting information here on a platform that I have no control over who reads it, then on Facebook a platform which through privacy settings I know exactly who may be reading it. I suppose it comes back to sometimes you are more comfortable talking to strangers then people that you know, I know strange isn’t it.

However today thanks to the world of Facebook I was able to catch up with three lovely ladies that I went to primary school with, one of which I don’t think I would of seen since primary school (over 23 years ago) Maybe there is some merit in Facebook after all.

I was also made aware a few weeks ago that there are two kinds of people when it comes to blogs, those that blog or read blogs and those that don’t. How did I come to this conclusion, I was introducing a non-blogging friend (A) to a lovely blogging friend (B) and of course one of the first things A asked is how I knew B, when I explained through a craft forum and her blog A looked quite puzzled almost as if I had been internet dating. Maybe A is like other that feel that blogging is narcissistic, however I love blogging and been able to share my thoughts however random and crafty pursuits.

What do you think?

Blogtoberfest – Day 11


Bastian is a truly fussy eater, I know a lot of people say that there is no such thing as a fussy eater and there are ways of making a child eat vegetables, such as hiding them in other things he will eat. But when the list of healthy things he will eat is vegemite sandwiches, toasted cheese sandwiches, pork or chicken sausages, yoghurt, apples, strawberries & bananas then it is hard to hide other things with them.

So you can imagine my surprise when were out at a 4 year old birthday on Sunday and he polished off all of the grapes that were on the cheese plate and then later on in the day he took a huge slice of watermelon and proceeded to eat 90% of it, only stopping after he accidently takes a bit out of the green rind which he didn’t like one bit.

Then to further impress us last night he sat down to a dinner of chicken schnitzel and a few slices of carrot, mash potato and a piece of asparagus, assuming as normal he will take one look, maybe eat a piece of chicken and push the plate away, only to have him eat all the asparagus and carrot and take extra carrot of daddy’s plate.

Looks like all our recent talks with him about how he is 3 and a big boy now not a baby might be working.

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Blogtoberfest – Day 10

Woohoo I actually got this one done on the right day, well it still counts if it is with 19 mins till midnight doesn’t?

And I have a good reason to be posting this so late, I actually did some more sewing today, except I realised that when you are making more mistakes then not it is time to pack up and go to sleep.

So with that I bid you

Blogtoberfest – Day 9

Opps I totally forgot to do this post yesterday, after a full day sewing at the monthly MMQG Sit and Sew day, I came home and had a early night and only remembered about the post while feeding Lachie at 3am this morning.

I had a lovely day at our Sit and Sew day, I was able to finally make a good start on doll quilt for EB Quilters Doll Quilt Swap #4

Anyway I can now reveal the block that I showed a sneak peak of back here


This is Esther block for the MMQG bee “Oh Beehave”

I have also got almost all of my material together for my round, just waiting on two small amounts of Kona solids to tie it all together


Do you think I have enough material?

Friday, October 8, 2010

Blogtoberfest – Day 8

A couple of weeks ago my little boy turned 3. Every year I always say, while preparing for his birthday party, “He is not going to have a party every year” and then it comes around and I change my mind. I am starting to think that maybe I just like throwing the parties.

He currently obsessed with Toy Story so I decided to run with that theme, which made me start to think of a cake. Then I saw this post over here (who in turn was inspired by these two posts) and the decision was made.

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Please excuse the dodgy photo is was taken very quickly before it was time to sing Happy Birthday

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Here you can see it in all it rainbow glory.

I did have other party sweets planned but they all ended up being half finished or finished off just moments before they had to be served. I learnt that it is incredibly silly to try and throw a no-holds bar fantastic birthday party for a child when you also have a baby to look after

Also for any of the new Blogtoberfest readers I have a 2 spots left in a PIF, see this post for more details

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Blogtoberfest – Day 7 (My creative space)


A sneak peek of the doll quilt I am making for EB Quilters Doll Quilt Swap #4

For more creative spaces head over to Kootoyoo

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Blogtoberfest – Day 6

Wordless Wednesday
More here
(yes I did miss Day 5 I will be back later with a catch up smile_embaressed )

Monday, October 4, 2010

Blogtoberfest – Day 4


I have signed up for a few swaps over the next couple of months so therefore I now have some deadlines

Esther’s block for Oh Beehave (MMQG Quilting Bee) – due 15 Oct

EB Doll Quilt Swap 4 – due Oct 31 (in progress)

Gina’s block for Oh Beehave (MMQG Quilting Bee) – due 15 Nov

EB Newbie Quilters Secret Santa – due 1 Dec

MMQG Christmas Stocking Swap – due 1 Dec

So now I just need to find out how to stretch another 5 or so hours out of each week so that I can get it done.

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Blogtoberfest – Day 3

Today was once again a lovely sunny spring day, we had swimming in the morning and then as a treat we took Bastian for milkshake and to feed the Pelicans.

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Once home I was able to finally get some sewing done, unfortunately I can’t show you a full picture of it until after next Saturday.


Saturday, October 2, 2010

Blogtoberfest – Day 2

Spring has finally sprung in Victoria

After a very wet and cold September we finally have some nice warm weather to get out and enjoy our backyard.

Now to people who don’t know me we have been in our house for 9 years this December, but parts of our backyard still look like we moved in yesterday, the best way to explain our garden is definitely a work in progress much to the dismay of my husband. He would be happy to cover the whole backyard in bird attracting natives, as long as there was still room for a cricket pitch.

While I on the other hand have taken awhile to realise that Australian Natives can be beautiful plants and not the busy unkempt looking plants that I remember from my childhood. I posted about the start of a our garden back here and I realised today that I have taken some photos of the past year that I have yet to share


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  This one was taken from inside through the flywire so excuse the fuzzy look


Yesterday I took the boys out to the Bushwalk Nursery in Cranbourne to get some more native to around the edge of our paved area, so today was spent weeding and planting. I hope to show you some more pictures of our handy work tomorrow once we are finished. 

Oh and as you can see from the one of the previous pictures, Andrew has got his wish and our backyard is now a beacon for the local birdlife. In fact we currently have a baby magpie who has decided to take up residence.


Friday, October 1, 2010

Blogtoberfest – Day 1

I told myself I wouldn’t, I really really shouldn’t but I decided I never know if I can do it till I try.

Try what exactly you may ask, well write a blog post each day and not only that but try to find some things to write about apart from my quilting/sewing and my darling boys.

So I decided to give it a go, I promise I will try really really hard to do a blog post each day but I think I failed with the two last advent along so we will see how I go.

If I get myself motivated enough I might even through in a giveaways as well.

Lastly as I always try to put in a photo with every blog post this one is for a special friend. Car, I am not sure if you have realised that they are available in the shops yet, must be getting close to Christmas.