23 October, 2014

Crafting ADD!

Yep sometimes I think I have CADD...  Craft Attention Deficit Disorder...  I really can't do one for long...  there are so many things to do that I have to do a bit of all of them at the moment.  

But that's OK I think.  For me it has to be.  I do what my mood tells me to do & what time & situations allow right now.  

A couple of nights & I had this crochet square done.  Almost finished the CAL which will be sad I think but good too.  I have a load of squares to join though so that will be another thing to decide on & add to the list of things to do.  

This is a scarf, Gathered scarf, that I have been working on & off of for about 3 months.  It's a teacher gift for the end of year so there was no rush & it was handy to just whip out when I went knitting or needed something to pick up that didn't take much thought.  

This is the Eco- bag that I made a bunch of last Christmas.  We got the sheep fabric in at work recently & I need a present for a friend & I really had to use this fabric for her.  It was just a matter of deciding what to make with it.  I decided on this as it will be an easy mailing thing too.  The sheep are adorable.  I sewed this up last night while tea was cooking & watching the boys so they didn't kill each other.  

So I'm quite pleased - two Christmas gifts done.  Yay!  

21 October, 2014

Another Crossed Off The List

Yay, I was able to cross off the 6 ornaments I wanted done that is on my list.  That list on the right that has my craft list of things that I would like to see done but know it won't all be done...  

I think I have 10 ornaments done but can't even remember right not.  

The boys both picked another.  BJ picked the Santa with the owl.  
DJ picked Polar Bear.
I needed a smaller one to do before I did the santas after doing the last big Santa.  So I did the Happy Holidays.  

I was told it was still Stuart's turn to pick!  Oh, so he has picked one now.  Have to get onto that.  Soon...  lol  

19 October, 2014


A portrait of my children once a week for a year.

BJ  & DJ - both just playing around silly with Dad.  Cheeky faces, cheeky grins...  the same but different.

16 October, 2014

Week Of Crafty Bits

It's been a bit of this & a bit of that week in craft world this week.  

A friend of mine did this embroidery...
Like the embroideries I did a couple of weeks ago, my friend got interested.  She got it all stitched up, picked some fabric & I sewed it into the hanging for her.  It's cute.  

A friend of DJ's is having a birthday on the weekend.  He is a tractor mad little boy.  So I made a tractor hat!  DJ is modelling it for us.  It's been a while since I did a hat & well, I guess it won't be the last for a while...  summer is coming!  

Also picked up the crochet hook while sitting outside trying to avoid the boys yelling inside.  Unfortunately they followed me outside & it just got louder but I got a bit done out there in the warm spring air.  This one is for the CAL that I am still running.  Only one square left to post & we have 20 for the year.  Not bad really.  I have skipped a couple as one I am scared to go back to.  Have to print up another 2.  Then almost done!  

Hope you are all getting some crafty things done too!  

15 October, 2014

A Quilt Moment

 Way back in February, we got this cute fabric in at work.  The Retromobilia cars...  it's cool.  

I was bored at work last week.  Been a bit quiet lately.  I got it in my head that I would hunt out some fabrics to go with the cars...  

On the weekend I sewed this one up.  It's a cot quilt sized only.  

It's from the book Growing Up Modern which is a terrific one.  I did DJ's tractor quilt out of it at the start of the year.  This one was pretty simple.  9 fat quarters is all it takes & it was sewn up in about 2 hours.  It's a great pattern for a quick gift or anything like that.  Feature a favourite fabric maybe.  

It was good fun to do a bit of sewing again.  Must be summer on the way...  

More accurate colours in this one...   

13 October, 2014

Ice Breaking

If you remember the other week, at the start of the holidays here, I started freezing animals in a bucket.  Well we dug it out of the freezer on Saturday.  The boys didn't know about it & it proved a hit.  We all had turns whacking it with a few different things.  Some worked, some didn't.  

We spent an hour on it on Saturday.  It ended up being a bit of ice play with ice bits going down shirts.  To be expected of course.  Was rather fun.  An hour though chipping away!  Not bad.  

It went back in the freezer for Sunday afternoon then.  Still another hour & unfortunately I spent most of the time rescuing the animals.  Unfortunately some come out a little worse for wear, missing limbs, ears or antlers.  Oh well, the boys won't lose any sleep over that.  

It was a fun experiment & they really enjoyed it so it was worth the little bit of trouble it took to make in the first place!  Really, almost no time at all to make!  

12 October, 2014


A portrait of my boys once a week for a year.

BJ - trying to chisel/bash/hack through the rather large block of ice to rescue the animals.  
DJ - watching the rest of us hacking at ice...  


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