Thursday, September 29, 2011

Bibs and Burp Cloths

When my sister asked me to put together a little bundle of goodies for her work colleague leaving to have a baby, I knew just what I'd make. Inspired by bibs and burp cloths over here I set to work, tweaking a bib pattern found online and basically halved fat quarters for the burp cloths. Anyone who has feed a bubba knows just how handy these things are, you need one at every post. I used thrifted chenille for the backing which makes them very absorbent and nice and soft.

Lots of sewing has been happening here this week, more to show soon. Happy week end everyone xxx

Monday, September 26, 2011

Flea Market Finds

It's been ages since I've played along with Sophie's flea market finds. I've had a real dry spell in my thrifting lately and feel like I'm just coming out of it. Some of my favourites from the past week....

Loving these vintage fabrics especially the butterflies (thanks Sis)

Some old bed sheets perfect for my quilts

I looooove this white planter/vase thingy, it's really old and a bit crazed on the inside but not a chip or scratch, I didn't even baulk at the $15 price tag. I have the perfect window sill in mind. 

I picked up the crochet blanket in Wagga ages ago, had mum patch up a few holes and now it's a good as new, I've washed it three times and am slowly managing to rid it of the moth ball smell. How great are those colours together?

Another favourite for the week is this little red sugar bowl, German made and super shiny and cute. Also another plate for my wall and round table cloth.

And finally a tiny china tea set my mum gave Rosa for her birthday, she loves it and we have already had a few tea parties. There are 5 cups in total.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Happy Birthday Rosebud

Today is a special day; especially as I write this. It was at this exact time when my baby girl Rosa Elisabeth was born. She celebrates her 4th birthday today and her massive smile was constantly planted upon her face. Happy birthday gorgeous! we love you to bits!

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Springtime Quilt

yay! I've finished my Springtime quilt, I toyed with the idea of backing it in white chenille but couldn't go past this sweet blue rose print, if you look closely at the back the fabric has a green wood grain through it which I love and it's certainly very girly and busy. Using all upcycled bed linen makes for one very soft and snuggly baby quilt.

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Jam Drops

Today the Nana in me had me pulling out this fabulous cook book (thanks Kye) and the 70's table cloth. I found this little dome and plate at Vinnies a couple of weeks ago and have been busting to fill it up, even if it only lasts an afternoon in our household. Jam Drops were on the agenda and Rosa loved her job of poking the holes.

The kids and I bake together a couple of times a week and stick to our usual favourites of Anzacs, choc chip biscuits and banana cake. Harvey and I will be in the kitchen tomorrow baking up a storm for his teacher's birthday......any ideas?

Monday, September 5, 2011

And then there were three

she smashed with the help of eager big brothers

she sorted her colours

she used tile glue to hold her fairy firmly in place 

always checking she is just like the picture we painted 

she grouted with daddy

she sponged off the excess

and then there were three