Friday, October 10, 2008

Dandelions make you wet the bed

Ok ... so it's been a little while...but I have an excuse - in fact I have many. But all excuses have sprung forth from the fact that I am going to be in this market at the Design Centre in Launceston. So if you are out and about at this end of the apple isle - come say aloha. Hell if you are a crafty little maker - drop them an expression of your interest and come sit next to me. So this brings me to the chain reaction of excuses. You see I had to get on into my sweat shop and get some lovely things together for aforementioned market - October is proving to be jam packed with visitors and adventures so I am having to be disciplined (damn, knew I left that forte somewhere!) Anyways here is some of what has come of my new found attempt to be focused.I tell you as soon as that little one's head hits the pillow for her midday sleep, I've been cutting out, sewing, hemming, hand sewing labels and handwriting swing tags. Now for the second excuse for non-blog action. I had to really get ahead as I was having visitors from the mainland. Liz, Gav and Ryan are members of my much missed Melbourne mother's group (Gav is not a mother, but he is OK with being a member of a mother's group - he's good like that). We got to hang out for a couple of special days - Gav is a chef, he makes good dinners with squid and stuff so we feel frequent visits are ace. So we did some sightseeing at Cataract Gorge...




We got to see Cataract Gorge on a somewhat chilly day but it never fails to make me feel all warm and fuzzy inside. The great outdoors does indeed feel great at this little gem of a spot. The peacocks were disappointingly unaccomodating with the plume fan out thingy whatsit despite my attempts at a faux mating dance (that's faux - I am interested in Duncans not peacocks, in case you thought you had been tricked into reading a kinky blog). That's the mainlanders bottom right (don't mention the war - I mean the Geelong Beanie) But my third and final excuse for blog neglect is this ...

My little girl is now a walking adventurer. She is off and racing and that meant lapping up the sun at the park and making our first daisy chains

and unfortunately the battery died before I could get a pic of Edie eating her first daisy chain but she tells me it was yum. Dinny would have told her that dandelions would make her wet the bed! I hope spring is as springy for you all xx

4 comments:

Ellie said...

I can remember being told that as a little girl...what a memory.

The dresses look amazing. Don't forget to take a picture of your market stand.

Oh and while in bossy britches mode more details on those delicious dresses you have made like style and fabric ;-p... please.

Loz and Dinny said...

Dots and stripes on the plain coloured ruffled dresses is Heather Ross, Lightning Bugs, The Blue trees is Robert Kaufman and is a bit of a personal fave at zee moment, the white, yellow, green with white tie - is Jackie Shapiro, Sweat Peas. I am a straight stitching kinda girl - so I have just shirred the dresses with the rosettes - I make the patterns up as I go. Hope this wets your whistle :) PS I promise to take a pic of my stall PPS If you are in Lonnie you should pop in!

Ellie said...

The blue tress defn caught my eye. What is the contrast fabric you used on that dress it is gorgeous too.

I have the Sweet Pea range on my WIP table at present as I am making a baby quilt (gift) with it. I would never have thought to make a dress with that, I think because I am in quilt mode when I look at it but made into a dress and it looks absolutely gorgeous.

I wish I could pop down but Qld is just a tad too far.

2paw said...

Oh, you were in the Northern capital!!! If I had read my blogs in a timely fashion I might have been able to pop along!! Thanks for your reply about the labels. I tried to send you an email reply but I am unable to make it work. So thank you here instead!! I appreciate that you especially took the time!!! I am longwinded!!!