Sunday, December 30, 2007

Christmas goodies

I have been so busy completing some presents for christmas and the usual end of year run around. I never seem to find the time to Blog.

We had a lovely little family christmas at home and the girls were pleased with all of their goodies. I did pretty well too. I got some clothes, a lovely wooden chopping board and a watch. We got Jay a watch and clothes too.

I got some wonderful help with some felting the week before xmas. The girls loved it! The pieces were very unique LOL! and the bags needed some mending but it was nice to have some little apprentices working with me. The floor and all of us did get very wet and soapy. It really was a funny day to be remembered.
I got 2 big bags of fleece off a friend from work the other day. I will need to wash and card it but now xmas is out of the way and the holidays are here I am going to have a good go with my spinning wheel.....well try to anyway.
I tried to make as much of the presents this year as I could. I made batches and batches of rocky road which was Yummy and made felt bags and steiner toys too.

So maybe now I can get some knitting done too. Oh well times up. Scarlett is awake.

Sunday, December 9, 2007

I am in my 30's!

So I turned 30 on Thursday! Goodbye 20's. I can't believe it really but than I do have 4 children lol.

We have been so busy with end of year things Jay turned 35, Laura turned 3 and I had my birthday. Imogen had her ballet concert, Josie had her school play. Playgroup have there christmas/summer festival tomorrow and the school has theirs on Thursday. I don't think we will make the dance school xmas party. Too busy!!

The craft group is going well. We had a xmas stall on Wednesday and will be having another one this Wednesday. I have been busy with school craft things and am looking forward to the holidays! I did manage to make Laura a doll for her birthday. She was happy with it. I have been plodding along with some christmas presents too.
I am so happy I have christmas off work!! I don't have to work christmas eve,christmas day or boxing day. Woohoo! I am really looking forward to christmas except I am still shopping............
I will get all sorted once school finishes up. Fingers crossed anyway!

Sunday, November 18, 2007

Recycled sari silk

I have actually made something for myself recently. Its a scarf I just ribbed with recycled sari silk. I just wanted to try it. It is rather heavy though.
I have nearly finished a soaker for Scarlett using up all my scraps of wool. It will be good enough for bed anyway.
I finished the school projects and have started with some of the other projects I have lined up. I have made one standing doll and am near fiinishing another.
I need to get a couple more dyed fleeces and have a wet felting day. The girls want to help me with that.
Scarlett is off and walking!! The time has just gone by so quickly. Josie is nearing the end of her 2nd year at school and Imogen is getting ready to start. Laura will be 3 in a couple of weeks! I am so lucky to have such lovely girls.

Tuesday, November 6, 2007


My spinning attempts have been pretty funny so far! I need to get a few accessories and some more fleece.
I am making Scarlett a new soaker with all my leftover bits of wool. I just need to sew it up today. I made a felt dolphin for Josies school craft group last night. I have a couple of ducks and 3 roosters cut out and ready to sew up too. It is craft group tomorrow so I will try to get some of them done today. We are making standing dolls and finger puppets tomorrow.
Jay is working today and Josie is at school so I am home with the other 3. Scarlett is having a sleep atm and Laura and Imogen are watching ABC shows.
Better get off the computer and get some craft done while I have a chance!!

Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Spinning Wheel

Woohoo! Jay got me a spinning wheel today. I have been borrowing a friends and am so happy to have my own. I still have no real idea with it LOL! but I will get the hang of it eventually. Such a bargain too just $65 at the op shop.

I also got a delivery from Winterwood today. Some lovely dyed mohair, muslin,dyes, hand dyed felt piece,some 8ply rainbow wool, cane hoop, some tubing and a few other tid bits. So I am on
such a craft high atm.

I have quite a few works in progress. I have a knitted rainbow horse to sew and stuff, I am nearly finished a knitted rabbit, I have 4 standing dolls cut out and ready to make, aswell as a felt dolphin and some ducks. I need to make Lauras Steiner doll for her birthday and Scarlett needs some new soakers as she is growing out of all her old ones. So much to do and so little time.

Sunday, October 28, 2007

Getting the hang of it

I think I am getting the hang of it. LOL!
I started this Blog mostly to put up my craft projects and also brag a little about my family.
I am a very proud mummy to 4 beautiful girls aged 7, nearly 3, heading towards 5 and 1 and I have a wonderful partner .
I love all sorts of craft. I knit, try to crochet, wet and dry felt, learning to spin, needlework, card making, whatever I can get my hands on really.
I also work 2 days a week as a RN. Busy, busy, busy!!!
So hard to find the time for my crafts. I usually do a little each night when the girls have gone to bed. I have just taken over running the craft group at DD1's school on Wednesday too.
Computer time is starting to eat into my craft time though with so many great sites out there.
I need to figure out how to have all the sites displayed. Off to have another go at sorting out my page.

Friday, October 26, 2007

So I have a Blog

I have finally got around to starting a Blog. Now to work out how to use the thing!! LOL.