Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Project Life: Kate's birthday page 2

Here's the second page of my project life spread featuring Kate's birthday.

I still can't believe my tiny little baby is 13 years old.

It makes me feel old.

And what do we have here? That's right! Another video!

The birthday printables are here if you'd like them: LINK.

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Sewing: 501 Quilt Blocks Week 13

This week is brought to you by the block Old Maid's Puzzle.

These baby blocks are coming along quite nicely and this is possibly the very first block I have made without unpicking a seam. I must be improving!!!

Friday, September 26, 2014

Day to Day: Happy Blog Birthday To Me!

9 years is an extraordinary length of time to have kept this blogging thing up.

Yet, somehow, I have. I will admit to sitting for an hour clicking on random posts from the link-within widget and just having a good old smile at my life that has been.

This blog may not be much to some, but to me, it means a lot.

Here's to another 9 years of talking to myself on the interwebs.

Now here's a couple of pictures of Amy, because let's face it, you can't have a blog post with no photo.

She's wishing for My Little Pony's. Let's just say that even though she wished really hard and put the money in the slot, her wish didn't come true.

Well, not yet anyway, but I hear she has a birthday coming up soon.

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Project Life: Kate's birthday page 1

It's been some time since I have ventured back to my project life album. And well, this page may be from March... but hey, it's done now and that's all that matters.

And I may have even made a little process video to go with it.

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Sewing: 501 Quilt Block Week 12

Can you believe I have kept this up for 3 months. I can't because I know how flakey I am, but I must say, I am really enjoying making these little block. EXCEPT, I have still not done a block where I have not unpicked a seam!

This week is the Cat's Cradle. I quite like this block. It was a little fiddly to put together, but it turned out nice enough.

Let's see if I can keep this up for another 3 months. Although by the end of 6 months, I'll only have enough blocks for a lap blanket.

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Sewing: 501 Quilt Blocks Week 11

The Calico Puzzle is the name of block this week. It's supposed to have a stitchery done in the centre but ain't nobody got time for that.

Have I cut that wrong on the bottom? Probably. I'm a measure 3 times and still cut it wrong kind of girl.

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Scrapbooking: Swim

I have been slightly MIA lately due to a very time consuming uni assignment. And of course now that I have finished that one, I have another one I have to get stuck into. How many years have I signed up for?

Anyway, D-lish is having a facebook cybercrop and while I usually have good intentions of participating in these things, we all know I lack follow through.

So after a particularly hard week at work, I sat down with a cider (yes one, I don't need more than that!) and decided I needed some paper and glue therapy.

Agnus posted a tag challenge and since I am a huge fan of tags (read: hoarder), I decided to give that one a go.

And since it really was therapeutic, I might even have good intentions to start another layout.

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Sewing: 501 Quilt Blocks Week 10

Another week, another block. This week is the split Nine Patch. I don't even know what a Nine Patch looks like to begin with

Ok, so I googled it and I can't see the correlation.

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Sewing: Kate's completed quilt

I'm the best procraftinator that I know.

I had a uni assignment due, so instead of knuckling down and getting it done, I decided to make Kate's quilt.

She wanted an equilateral triangle design. I thought it would be really hard, but it turned out to be a much easier pattern than I originally thought.

Although the first couple of rows don't have very good points, but once I got the hang of pinning it, the points were much better in all the rows after that.

She loves it and wears it around the house constantly. That makes me happy, knowing she like it so much.

And just so you know, trying to make the pattern random was way hard. In some spots, I failed miserably, but it's all good. No one will really look at it as close as the maker anyway.