Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Kings Park

I took the kids to Kings Park last Sunday to meet up with my cousins and to say goodbye to my parents, who have now left for there trip around Australia. The weather was fantastic, the kids loved the freedom of running in the playground while I got to sit back and catch up with all my cousins. Easter break, school holidays and I have two weeks leave from work so we've planned to go back to the city for a day, Cate is desperate to have a ride on the Perth Wheel and I need to do some winter clothes shopping with them. Cate is wearing her hat made by AJ, lots of comments from family and the girl at the ice-cream kiosk gave it a thumbs up! After the park we went home via the Perth Upmarket, so many great stalls but we got there fairly late, around 3.00pm so had to zoom through, my fave stalls being Mokoh Design, ele-ahbaant and Two Little Banshees. The kids were tired out, next market is 27th of June so will head up sans kids!

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

See this bag?

It was calling my name, but I was to slow and sadly for me it's been snapped up by someone else. And it was sold for a super bargain price, I am still sobbing over what could of been mine. Thankfully I have managed to track down the same fabric print (for an exuberant amount of dollars), hopefully Cass can make me a new bag, and maybe a matching purse, for a super bargain price!

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Squeak and Rowdy

There's a new Guinea Pig in the house! We named him Rowdy because he is, well, so Rowdy! He's actually more squeaky as in high pitched ear piercing squeals when anyone dares open the fridge or take something from the fruit bowl, but we can't have Squeak One and Squeak Two, so Rowdy he is. Born on New Years day, he is 9 weeks old and the "cutest little fella" according to Cate. Rowdy loves brocolli, cabbage and apple, spending time on the lawn and snuggling up to Squeak. Squeak has been welcoming to his new friend, perhaps a tad disapointed he is not a she but all is good in the hutch. Rowdy actually came from an Alpaca Farm so I was in my element when we went to go pick him up. Pet Alpaca's start at $450, guniea pigs $20 so if your after either I can recomend taking a visit to Amanda's Alpaca Farm. Poor Kippy is a tad jealous of all the attention being lavished on the new member of the family (she has mastered the art of sulking!) so were trying to spread the love. New Guinea Piq quilts coming up!

Monday, March 1, 2010

Sea Life Baby Quilt

I wanted to make a baby quilt for a work colleague who is expecting her second baby girl. I also work with her mum so I asked her about colours she may like for the quilt and was told that the nursery is decorated in a sea theme. I was lent the wall hangings so I could match up fabrics, and it was suggested that a bassinet sized quilt would be perfect. The colours and style is so not me, (I don't like satin stitching appliques) but I accepted the challenge and came up with this 26" square quilt which I hope that they like.Using purple, aqua and white homespun for the blocks, I sandwiched and quilted in the ditch around each seam. Then added some orange coral for brightness and free motion appliqued on. Then I appliqued on 3 turtles using blanket stitch. The turtles are the same size and shape as the ones in the wall hanging (I photocopied and traced onto vlisofix first).Backing is a pastel spot, binding is the same purple spot I have used on 2 of the turtles. I hope that they like it and use it, I will gift it tomorrow. Onto my next project!