Saturday, August 22, 2009

Such a Sew-Fantastic Giveaway !

One of the first blogs I started to follow when I discovered the wonders of blogland was that of Terri at Sew-Fantastic.
I have made the coasters from Terri's tutorial link that many times I am losing track.
They are a great gift idea.
Pop over and have a looksy, while you are there. have a peek at her gorgeous crayon wallets in her etsy shop.
Terri is being SOOO generous with a fantastic giveaway at the moment.
One lucky reader will receive a copy of Heather Ross's Weekend Sewing book ...PLUS....some HR fabric from her still my beating heart !!! Wow !!!

x PJx

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Where did my baby go ?

This is my baby.
Well, she was.
Now she is my big girl.
But she will always be my baby.

Happy 4th Birthday , Princess.

The cake ? A very sad make shift , make do packet thingy . Because you MUST blow out candles on the actual day of your birthday ! No matter how sad the actual cake may be..or how bad it tastes.
Heaps of chocolate frosting can always improve a sad cake however. At least that's what her big brother tells me.
Never mind. Her party is on Sunday.I will once again be able to play super- best mummy in the whole wide world role and create a special cake for the party day .
Which will hopefully taste lots better than this one did !
I am very relieved that she has requested a butterfly birthday cake this year.
Um..should be much easier than what she requested last year .
Go take a peek, I am off to find a recipe.

x PJ x

Monday, August 17, 2009

Every little girl loves to twirl...

Not much use doing some "twirling "if you do not have your own twirly skirt!
I found the tutorial for this sweet and easy little twirly skirt over at House on Hill Road. I have little experience sewing clothes but even lil'old me managed this one.
I loved the hem finish ...very neat .and am a tad lazy , so the fact that I did not even need to remove the selvedge was even better!
Emily's favourite colour is purple hence her choice of fabric. And did she like the final result ?
Well, after having to pry it off her to get her PJ's on last night, I think it was a winner!
x PJ x

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Paying the price.....

I promise not to roll in the dirt anymore !'t wash me...anything but that !

He just never much for old dogs and new tricks.

x PJ x

Thursday, August 6, 2009

What a great give away theme !

The lovely Elaine from Faithful Quilter is having a fab giveaway "the Stimulus Package " for quilters !
Very timely theme...the economy is not the only thing around here that needs a bit of stimulus !
My motivation would benefit from a wee bit of "stimulus".
Pop over and browse Elaine's blog...very inspirational for some traditional quilting designs and styles .

Sunday, August 2, 2009

First time.

We have had a busy weekend with a lot of "Firsts "

The first time I have seen a naked Banana !! I think I should have found a maple leaf for his modesty ... his PJ's needed a wash...

The first time Emily collected fresh eggs..

The first time I totally improvised a quilt top way to use up all my flannel scraps !!
Very utilitarian..I know it won't win any prizes !

Hope you all had a lovely weekend !
x PJ x

Seeing spots.....

These are the lovely goodies that arrived from Joanne, my partner in the Polka Dot Swap.
Dotty fabric, dotty grosgrain ribbon,cutest dotty Scotty dog buttons and a fabulous wallet with lots of room for cards!
Thanks Joanne !

And what did I send her ? well..this silly billy wrapped her parcel late at night and forgot to take photos.Duh !
Joanne has received her package and will be posting pics soon. I sent some fabric, buttons , cappucino set with spotty giraffes and a little quilt with cat applique for her cat's basket.