Sorry kids, I haven't forgotten about you, January has taken me by suprise and been quite the busy little month. I have brand new fabric, just begging me to turn it into lovely things - so that is my aim this week.
To get the ball rolling, I've just added these lovelies to my madeit store. Eddie (ok, I) likes them so much, he had to have a pair to call his own. I made the porker a size 2 by accident (he can also fit quite comfortably into the size 1), which shows how free the shorts sizing is.
Here is week 3/52 of my '52 Weeks For Dogs' series. It's proving to be a challenge and really fun to think of different ideas each week.
The painting above Lola is one of mine, I painted it with the intention of selling it, but I couldn't let it go. So it stays. Lola is umimpressed with her likeness. To see more of the fabulous '52 Weeks For Dogs' pop on over to Flickr.
Brain's grandma has been unwell and has been living in a nursing home for quite a few months now. Her mind is still quite sharp, but her body has become so frail. Her family have started to empty her big old house, so it can be prepared for sale. So sad. Yesterday we were asked to pop over to her house and take anything we liked, so that some of her lovely things could be kept in the family.
I chose this gorgeous old chair. It resided in the bathroom, complete with canary yellow, frilly cover (and a bin that matched!). Exploring her house was like stepping back in time, so many bits and pieces from another era. As soon as I brought the chair home, I was in my sewing room, attempting to whip up a new cover. I love it with the new cover - it gives it a bit of a muted, modern twist... now where to put it?
I'm embarking of a journey to improve my photography. A lovely friend of mine loaned me a DLSR, so I can try before I buy. So I have commited to a project - 52 Weeks of Dogs. I have to submit one photo of each of my dogs per week, for a year. It's a big commitment.
It's hot in this part of the world at the moment, it really is. But there is still more to come. I'm guessing there is more than 4 months of shorts wearing weather left. So, here are some shorts in fun new fabric. They are available in sizes 00 to 6 these days too. Yay!
But wait! There's more! Pop on over to my Madeit Store to check it all out.
Here we are, back to regular programming. Brain has gone to work and it's just me and the boys back at home. We had a great Christmas and New Year - it was spent with my family in Noosa. Not too many beach trips (too hot with little ones), but we did spend a lot of time in the pool. I actually got out to the movies twice (the bonus of having built-in babysitters), to see 'Avatar' and 'The Lovely Bones'. Both were great movies, but when I'm out of the house without the kids I'm easily pleased.
The highlight? My new tattoos. I went with my dad, which was just awesome. Recently he lost his mum and his sister and we decided to get bird tattoos to remember them by. The bird theme is one that has threaded itself through the tragedy a few times, the most obvious being that it is our family name. Anyway, I love them. I love the colour, I love the placement, I love that they have a meaning.
So what now? Well, I have a whole lot of sewing to do before the Boutique Markets this weekend, so I'd better get started. Happy New Year to you all!