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Archive for October, 2008

Happy Halloween!




Halloween Pumpkin

Originally uploaded by Sew Sydney

Hope your Halloween is full of lollys and spooky fun memories. The is a photo of our feline pumpkin.
Happy Halloween!

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Sloan’s party was a big success thanks to great weather, good food and friends and the best jumping castle ever! 

Two more sleeps until Halloween!  The house has been decorated for awhile, but I still need to rally the neighbors to see if they will be up for some  small, spooky visitors. 

Here is what we did today craft wise.  We traced full bodies of the kids and let them color them in with clothes and faces.  They love doing this and I can’t believe it has been so long since we last did it.  Rain and sick Rhys home for two days now = one tired Mommy.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Here is tomorrow’s big project. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Here are the Christmas presents I have been working on for nieces.  Wee Wonderful’s magic doll pattern. Hilary is a genius. 

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Thanks to the wonderful blog by Material Obsession, I was alerted that there is a special Gee Bend exhibition here in Sydney this weekend.  I must live underneath a rock……I had no idea that it was coming.  I have been doing heavy time negotiation with the poor hubby to get Saturday off the kids / family so I can go.  A bit cheeky since I already have him on duty on Sunday poor man.  Here is a link with all the details: here.  I told my husband it would be the equivalent of watching the rugby world cup with his team.  That must have spoke to him because I am going!

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Work ahead of me tonight.  Lolly bags to stuff, lavender Sprout print girls to finish sewing, pass the parcel to wrap and my feet are already tired from the “no rain” dance I am doing until Sunday afternoon.

Here are the rockets and lavender Sprout girls for the lolly bags. 

Have a great weekend and sun, sun, sun please!!!!

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Flying Mommy and Rocket




flyingrocket

Originally uploaded by Sew Sydney

Rhys is at school and Sloan is asleep. I am madly trying to organize things around the house and prepare for Sloan’s 2nd birthday tomorrow! I feel like I am forever fighting the clock these days.

The bulldozer started work this morning on our new house. Very exciting times, but daunting the amount of work involved in it all.

This is a rocket I made to go with a birthday present for a friend’s son. I have a few more sewn and cut out awaiting stuffing for lolly bags. The print is from Prints Charming and the fabric is such beautiful quality it was a joy to sew.

Halloween countdown is officially on!

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duckcloth

Originally uploaded by Sew Sydney

I’m going to try and make a few things for Sloan’s birthday for the lolly bags. I know these fabrics aren’t screaming “Halloween” to go with the ghost lollypops, but I am really want to try an alternative to the plastic toys that go directly into landfill.

I bought some lavender and was thinking of some drawer liners out of the skipping girls and some rocket softies for the boys? I am experimenting tonight on the rocket fabric and will see how it turns out. We aren’t having a huge party, so hopefully I can get them all done.

Both fabrics are from Duckcloth. The red one is Sprout Design “Skipping Girl” and the other one is by Prints Charming.

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Duckcloth Indulgance




duckcloth

Originally uploaded by Sew Sydney

I’m going to try and make a few things for Sloan’s birthday for the lolly bags. I know these fabrics aren’t screaming “Halloween” to go with the ghost lollypops, but I am really want to try an alternative to the plastic toys that go directly into landfill.

I bought some lavender and was thinking of some drawer sacets out of the skipping girls and some rocket softies for the boys? I am experimenting tonight on the rocket fabric and will see how it turns out. We aren’t having a huge party, so hopefully I can get them all done.

Both fabrics are from Duckcloth. The red one is Sprout Design “Skipping Girl” and the other one is by Prints Charming.

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Ghosts


ghostlollypops

Originally uploaded by Sew Sydney

Sloan’s birthday party is a few days before Halloween. I am going to go for a Halloween theme with some of the treats for the lollybags. These were a favorite from my Halloween days: ghost lollypops. I used plain napkins with black marker on the eyes tied with yarn. Hopefully I can fit a few more in for the trick-o-treaters too.

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Mornington

Mornington

We had a wonderful week in the Mornington Peninsula on holidays.  We definitely weren’t prepared for how cold it was down there, but still really loved the holiday.  If you are ever in the Mornington on a weekend, you have to visit the Red Hill House store in Red Hill.  It is one of the best homeware stores I have visited.  Wow!  Danger to all credit cards.  It is only open on Saturday and Sunday, so prepare when to visit.  We ate, drank like kings and queens in Victoria.  The produce, wine and cheese were outstanding and so fresh and clean direct from the farms and markets.

Lighthouse

Lighthouse

  I didn’t accomplish a lot of crafting on the holiday.  I did manage to sew together a few Halloween costumes and started another bunch of tea towels for some early Xmas crafting.  This weekend one of my goals is to decorate the house with the embarrassing amount of Halloween decorations I have accumulated. 

Seedlings

Seedlings

I have never been much of a gardener.  The house we are renting has an enormous garden and since we will be here for at least another year, I have decided to embrace the summer garden and attempt growing a lot more than our token tomatoes from years past.  This shot is of the carrot seedlings I planted about two weeks ago and was starting to doubt they would actually sprout.  The kids and I headed to the hardware store to buy some fertilizer and a new shovel.   I innocently asket my husband today on advice on where to plant the garden bed with full intention to do it myself.  Mark got involved and two hours later the beds were dug and Rooster Booster installed in the soil ready for planting.  The whole family got involved digging and I can see a lot of fun gardening together in the summer ahead.

Family gardening

Family gardening

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