Archive | May, 2012

Playing the giraffe trumpet

20 May

 

Please excuse the microwave beeping at the start!

Park playtime

18 May

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Thank you, again, Merilyn Pidgeon for making this hat for Angus. It’s wonderful!

Some other recent crafty projects

17 May

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Elephant template from Martha Stewart

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Baby shoes pattern from Purl Bee

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“Tenny-tiny-goodie-two-shoes” pattern from “Meet me at Mikes” by Pip Lincolne

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Zippered bag pattern adapted from Flossie Teacakes

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Oilcloth changing mat pattern adapted from Sew Mama Sew

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Owl template also from Martha Stewart

A sewing machine mat

16 May

Since we had our stunningly beautiful ply study bench installed, I have been more than a little nervous about putting the first scratch in it. And now that I have a place to keep my sewing machine permanently set up (so pleased!), I thought I should make it a comfy base to sit on, thus I present to you my new sewing machine mat.

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It’s a very simple design (strips of two different fabrics on the top, calico on the back) quilted with vertical lines 1/4″ from each seam. The binding is made of scraps of each fabric.

And then because I was on a roll and I had some scraps left over, I made a mug rug (aka coaster). It’s more scrappy in design/layout with 1/4″ vertical quilting across the entire piece. Again, binded with scraps. Now I can sit my cup of tea beside my sewing machine and have a nice matchy-matchy productive workspace.

Tiiimmmberrrr!

15 May

We had the arborist and his merry men visit today to do some work on our trees. We had three removed and one pruned of dead wood. Whilst it’s always sad to see trees removed (especially in the inner city), these were all causing major issues like knocking down the neighbour’s fence, growing into power lines, and digging up our laundry. Now they’re gone we can start planning the Jamie Durie Balinese-inspired outdoor room that Myles has always wanted. Ha.

Oh and I was a just a wee bit disappointed that no one actually yelled out “tiiiimmberrr” as the large branches came down.

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Mother’s Day

14 May

I had a lovely first Mother’s Day. It started well with Angus sleeping from 6:30pm to 6:20am with no overnight feed! We then went out for breakfast at Luxe followed by a walk in the sun down to church. Lunch consisted of more pastry goodness, this time from Black Star. We pottered around the house in the afternoon, Angus tried out his new high chair, and finished the day with soup and toast as we channel surfed between Masterchef, The Block, Swamp People and a Compass special on hospital chaplaincy (we like to mix it up).

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Ikea love

8 May
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Hanging out with my bestie, Billy, in the food court

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This highchair is the funniest thing I’ve ever seen!

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I needed to have a play so mum let me under the guise of “testing out” this bed

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Dear Ikea. It would be really helpful if you had trolleys with baby capsules rather than just these ones only suitable for strong sitting-up babies (not like me!). It’s hard for mums to carry/push a baby and collect all their goodies! Love Angus

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So, Mum, can I please have the $4.95 meatball and lingonberry jam special? Can you please puree it for me?