Sunday, January 27, 2013

Triathlon Pink!!

We completed triathlon pink this morning at Albert Park, what a fantastic event! We had heaps of fun and plan to go back again next year.
Don't you love the port-a-loos behind us! 

Thursday, January 24, 2013


Celebrating our launch on facebook I have two patterns of Flynn the Fox to giveaway. Leave a comment on the blog for an entry and like us on facebook and leave a comment to let us know on the blog for a second entry. Winners will be drawn next Friday. Good Luck!

Monday, January 21, 2013

Flynn the fox

After much discussion it's Flynn the Fox, mostly I thought the kids took, at best a  passing interest at the sewing that's usually strewn across the kitchen table. Seeing it mainly as the large pile of stuff they have to shift when setting the table, but the outcry when I tried to call him Errol would suggest otherwise. So eventually they settled on Flynn and the pattern has been finished with the help of my model Tulley, and Meg helping with the picture software this is what he looks like.
Tulley looks like she's standing patiently waiting for the photo, but it was really snapped between her pulling faces at her cousin Oscar who is just out of the photo.

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Finally New Years resolutions

I'm pretty bad at sticking to my new years resolutions so this year I've put some thought into how I can achieve them. Firstly is the UFO pile, two quilt tops are going to be finished and sent to Karen at Mrs Martins who is collecting tops for the Tasmanian bushfires, this gets me out of quilting and binding them. Is that cheating? Then I've joined the finish along that I mentioned in the last post, that's 5 UFO's by April if I stick to it!!!! Next is keeping fit, a friend and I have signed up for Triathlon Pink and have been training for 8 weeks now and then we are entering about an event a month to keep us focused (nothing over 5kms!) we'll see how that goes but so far it's working. Lastly I want to expand the business and have a few more shops selling my patterns. Wish me luck!!

Thursday, January 10, 2013

I really shouldn't mention

the weather, but it's all everyone is talking about. HOT HOT HOT and we are a lot better off than most of the rest of Australia. OK that's done I can get on with other things, next on the list is the finish along I'm going to join to hopefully get a few things finished. First finish I'm planning is this

Lewis' quilt, it still hasn't been quilted! Next is this one from our trip north 18mths ago
I've made a lot more blocks than this but none of it is put together yet and there's a camel to applique on too. Then there is this quilt which I just adore but each time I pull it out to quilt it it gets overwhelming and I end up putting it away again, but I can't enjoy it in the cupboard so something has to be done!
So that's what I'm hoping to finish by April and I'm sure there will be more to start too!!! However here's the first finish for 2013 Flynn the Fox
and the pattern is nearly written too.
The kids have been busy too, Jordan has been welding a new pump shed for the fire pump, here he is sporting the new welding helmet Santa brought, do you think Santa has underlying reasons for his presents?
and Hayden has modified his remote control car the play music from his ipod and us face time as a camera to see around corners
Meg put on a fancy dress show complete with Dame Edna glasses but was too shy for a photo, shame I could have used those for her 21st!
Keep cool!