Sunday, May 29, 2011

My Go-Go Life, Sock Monkey Giveaway

Guess what?  After months and months of entering give aways, I've finally won!!  Can't wait for these cute Sock Monkeys to arrive!  I haven't had any time for sewing lately, but I really, really need to get back in to it as I have too many WIPs waiting in the wings plus more fabric on it's way besides the monkeys (I'll tell you about it later, promise).
Thanks to Kim and Sew Mama Sew!


Thursday, May 26, 2011

The Un-Purge!

OKAY, so after some consultation with my husband I decided to hang on to those two tables a little while longer.  I don't know exactly where we are going to keep them but once I saw them out in the house I felt too attached to let go of them.  Moreso the smokers table as it is similar to one my parents owned in the 70's, I suppose it kind of reminds me of my Dad since he smoked for about 45yrs.  Although smoking is not a good thing it was a big part of him and all my memories of my childhood involve him getting on with stuff and having a cigarette hanging out his mouth, or lying in bed watching tellie with a fag, sending me to the corner shop to buy him a pack of Viscount or Winnie Red.... He gave up smoking in his late 50s when he found out he had angina and had to have a triple bypass.  It scared the be-Jesus out him and he just gave up, I think there were a few relapses in the early days but he did it and lived until the ripe age of 81!!

The Bookcase & Lamp seem to have created a lot of interest!

Anyway, back to the Purge - I took some gear to our local Vinnies (charity shop) last week.  I have got a couple of bundles for family, some toys to take to Mum's to update the really old, crappy toys the kids play with when they are visiting.  I also have a dozen items listed on eBay - my old motorbike gear, baby stuff, vintage stuff.... AND there's more that I just haven't had time to list yet.  It is really time consuming!  Can I just say I'm a bit anxious about what these items are going to fetch!!


Tuesday, May 24, 2011

The Purge

The great "House Reorganisation Project" has been consuming all of my available time lately.  I am pleased to say that I am nearly finished with the boys' room then I'll post some photos.  It has already been a huge success in waging the war on toys. 

Right now though the most time consuming thing has been listing stuff on eBay.  It has also come with a range of emotions, whilst I will be glad to see things go, I am also a bit torn about parting with things.  Sigh!!

    For instance, I have listed this gorgeous Art Deco smokers table which I have had for about 18yrs.  It used to look fabulous next to my club armchair.  The armchair had to go a few years ago and this table has just been gathering dust and not even on display (kept away from the little people in the house).  I polished up the chrome, boy that was laborious but she's looking like a beauty again.

I have a thing for Art Deco... this one I've had for just as long and is going on eBay tonight.  Another one I am torn about selling.    I don't even know if I could find a use for them once we have renovated  and no garage/storage to put them away just in case.  Anyway, all these museum pieces are just not practical in a family home but it's tugging at my heart strings (especially when they're styled for a photoshoot).  What to do?


Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Sunday arvo at the park

This last weekend was the most fabulous winter weather.  Can't believe how suddenly winter has come on us, Autumn seems to have been very short this year again, maybe another sign of global warming?  I have been busy changing over bedding to flannelette, shopping for new winter PJs for the boys and finding old blankets in the blanket box.  I did find a couple of gems in there which I will share in another post.  

At one of our locals last Sunday in the late afternoon...

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Ferncourt Fair

Looking for something to do today?  Sydney weather is glorious (if a little chilly) so we'll be heading to Ferncourt's May Fair.  I hear there's great food, Deveonshire Teas; crafts, cakes & plants; and entertainment on three stages.  Plus rides and side shows, etc etc... check out the flyer for more info.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Mothers Day 2011

Happy Mothers Day to all the Mums out there.  I had a great day, a sleep in (after I fed the baby of course) and I didn't have to do any dishes all day!  We went to our favourite cafe for brunch, which was crazy because it was so busy.  Lucky JD had thought ahead and booked a table.  I got the new Tina Fey book, Foo Fighters CD, a new mousemat from Typo, some shoes and slippers.  The boys made me some lovely cards too, Max put a heart on his and said it was because I loved him and he loved me.  How sweet, I wish I could bottle up that moment! 

I made my Mum an infinity scarf, since she requested one when she saw this one I made for my MIL.  I wish I had bought the double the fabric, a Denyse Schmidt voile as I was disappointed I couldn't make one for myself.

I topstitched the edges this time so that the flannel will sit flat
Dodgy Photo Alert - "Hurry up and take the photo"

Friday, May 6, 2011

Project Selvedge Winner

Backyard Baby by Patty Sloniger.  Image via Spoonflower

Spoonflower held a competition for a baby boy fabric collection - Project Selvedge.  I voted for about 3-4 that I liked that were original - surprising how many people still did sailboats, cars, trains, owls.  Backyard Baby was one of my favourites so I'm so glad Patty won.  I love the colours and the concept is too cute - especially those jars of the icky creatures!  Congratulations Patty, can't wait for your fabric to hit the stores.