Off To The Races

This term, at school, Bear has been studying various cultures from around the world – their traditions, their history, their beliefs. Of course, with the first Tuesday in November falling firmly within the cultural explorations unit, home comes a note that as part of this, they will be discussing this “iconic Australian cultural event” (HAHA I see through you, cheeky, teachers. Passing off the Melbourne

of dresses and tiaras {blogtoberfest day 23}

Sitting in the hotel room, waiting for the mister to return from playing hunter-gatherer in the wilds that is BrisVegas, I watched as the small people bounced off the walls after a day in the car (disclaimer – no walls were harmed in the making of this holiday), and with one eye on them, and the other on the table before me, I sifted through

The Aussie Aviatrix Quiltalong :: Centre Medallion

Hello there! For my regular readers, welcome to day 15 (part 2) of Blogtoberfest 2014, and if you are new here as part of the Aussie Aviatrix Quiltalong, it’s lovely to see you! If you’ve blogged about your own Aviatrix quilt. why not join in the Aussie WIP Wednesday and show it off? Today,  I’m excited to be kicking off the sewing portion of the

The Aussie WIP Wednesday :: Dilly-dallying {Blogtoberfest Day 15 part 1}

I think that’s a pretty accurate term! Hello, and welcome to those of you joining me today as part of Gnome Angel’s Dilly-Bag-A-Long. When I first signed up, I asked to be right at the end, because, as you regular folk will know, we’ve just come off what is affectionately known as birthday season – a five week span of all four of our children

Simply Helix Table Runner

A while back, I shared on my facebook page a post from And Sew We Craft, featuring a couple of my tutorials, for a weekend inspiration round up. Soon after, I received a message from a friend, asking if this very cool table runner was one of mine, which it wasn’t. A bit of back & forth later, and I had a charm pack on

House Block Swap :: what I sent

Like many things I seem to get tangled up with lately, it was one of those things that seemed like a good idea at the time. Also like many thing I seem to get tangled up with lately, it was one of those things that I ended up using every last minute of my deadline. As in, in the mailbox at 3.02pm and hoping they

Sea Breeze Mini Quilt Along

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Hello! We are up to day four of the quilt along and I am loving all the beautiful quilts being made! I’m chuffed to be one half of today’s stops on the blog hop – be sure to also see what  Penny at Happy Spider Knits Podcasts is sharing today as the other half of the day four hop stop. I love quiltalongs and group projects –

Holy mega cute pants, batman

Very early on, after the date was set, but before the invitation arrived, I had a very clear idea of what I wanted my children to wear to a family wedding. I had thought to buy something from Etsy, but when I was trawling through the Oliver + S website searching for a pattern to base Butterfly’s dress on, I came across the Art Museum

finding direction

Wow. So. Holidays. That was a thing that happened. I got some creative time in during the first week – three pairs of pants sewn, a dress finished and a mini quilt made. the second week was taken up with travel. A big thanks must go to Cate for guest-hosting the Saturday Night Craft-along over on Instagram while I was away. I have to say,

The Aussie WIP Wednesday

My big focus this week has been this dress – look how close it is! I’ve also added a few rows to my ripple, so it hasn’t been a bad week on the WIP front! It was a bit quieter on the linky last week – but since I’m finally getting around to starting feature posts, it makes my job easy!   Cate shared her