Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Hello Jordyn

A work colleague welcome her first born into the world last week, a dream pregnancy - however she went so overdue and endured a battle to bring Jordyn into the world. Obviously this bub thought she was too cosy in the womb! Mum reports she can now walk and sit pain free-- oh the joys of it all!
Jordyn was in at work for show and tell yesterday, all settling into a lovely little routine, and  the new Mum is enjoying being home.

Our children loved the  Hairy Maclary books, our first introduction into this series was sent from New Zealand as a baby gift to our first born - fitting that the author is a Kiwi! We have read many of the Hairy Maclary books over the years. There was no hesitation in including this book in the gift, the family are dog lovers - with a gorgeous chocolate Labrador that is well loved.

Sunday, February 16, 2014

Summer Sewing

New babies in our area, meant some sewing needed to be achieved.


 Exuberant horse fabric is "Hondo" by Alexander Henry , circa 2003

Felix seems to me -- he should be involved with the Roald Dahl / Quentin Blake book series. Unfortunately I was not aware that this fabric existed - until after I had made the Felix bag.
The Fantastic Mr Fox book and also the fabric range of this same name - may be on my wish list!

I had used this teacup fabric previously and was not happy with the contrast against the Sand Homespun fabric. This time;  I used a brighter fabric I had purchased in the #greataussiedestash on Instagram. The vibrant pink dot is Queen Street by Jennifer Paganelli for Free Spirit / Westminster Fabrics.  I am so much happier with the brighter contrast, I will use this fabric combination again.

The barter system is alive in our rural community. We were after extra chook shedding for our Aracuana chooks. Charlie's parents were happy with the trade--their chook shed - in exchange for a name bag!
Fair deal all around!

A work colleague ordered this name bag for her new arrival.
Best of luck to young Riley as you speed through life!

This fabric is Michael Miller "In Transit" retro