Monday, December 20, 2010

omg best giveaway eva!!

so please dont enter, as i really want to win hehehe!!

over here at retromummy


Monday, November 29, 2010

not quite quilting!

so totally stepping out of my comfort zone, and am experimenting with all things softie- getting ready for xmas and S T I L L trying to finish the nursery, for my now 8 week old son (time flies!)

i love these little felt owls. i am going to string them along the nursery. how totally cute are they.
tutorial via plushka.

and sticking with the owl theme are these awesome sock owls! all thats needed is a couple of sticks, sanded back and these little guys are going to become a mobile to hang straight above mr c's cot. pattern can be found online here

i also tried my hand at a sweet little softie girl for some xmas gifts. i wasnt totally happy with the first one.

so i tried again:

much happier with V2! the face is a whole lot cuter. what do you think?

they are a little more fiddly than i thought, but still pretty fun to make. pattern found here

overall, i am enjoying the almost instant gratification that comes with small projects, and its fun to use different materials than i am used to.

well, thats it for now! of to make some face washers and too cute baby shoes!! stay tuned ; )

Monday, November 15, 2010

granny square obsession

my friend made a gorgeous granny square blanket and now has me addicted- since i cant crochet (im sure i should learn) she has offered to make me one- here are some that i love...

Friday, November 12, 2010


just a quick one to say head over here, for a super sweet giveaway : )

Saturday, October 30, 2010

bloggers quilt festival

i havent seen the quilt festival before, but it looks great, so i couldnt help but link a pic of my fave quilt...the prizes are too good to pass up, and its great to see all the gorgeous quilts out there!

My fave quilt is this one, made for my new little boy. its made with linen and japanese fabrics, with my favourite scraps, and one-offs, plus lots of little bits and pieces from scrappy giveaways that i have won.

i really enjoyed this- it was intricate yet repetitive, almost like a good meditation. plus, the first time i was totally happy with my binding and corners, so Woo Hoo!

head over to the festival to be inspired : )

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

lucky lucky

i have been super lucky in the last couple of weeks. i won a metre of gorgeous fabric from

and then, i won these beautiful pants from knitbaby, perfect for my newborn.

then today, i won a $250 voucher from oobi baby, one of my fave kids labels!!

YAY for me. keep it coming!!!!

Friday, October 22, 2010

he's here!!!

so in my last post i mentioned a good reason for being quiet around here. thats because my little man finally arrived! he was born one week late, at home just as we wished, in the loving company of his daddy, big brother, and gorgeous midwife. the birth was everything i could have wished for. it was magical, beautiful, empowering, mindblowing! and what a result- isnt he amazing!!!