Saturday, December 31, 2011

Happy New Year 2012

Today we went on a family road trip to Hastings Point, Northern New South Wales, with some retail therapy at Harbour Town on the way south.  It was a lovely day out, the water was beautiful and blue and a family game of beach soccer was most enjoyable and a good way to work off our fish & chips devoured at lunch!

IMG_0095North pic at Hastings Point

IMG_0088The Fam – our beautiful girls.

IMG_0097Matthew went to check out the rock pools.

Quick little Sunnies Case


Lined with Flannelette this Sunnies case protects and cleans and is so quick to make, complete with frog mouth snap closure.  This is about the only sewing I’ve done this holidays so far.

Xmas 2011

Santa was very generous this year – I must have been good.


Saturday, December 24, 2011

Happy Anniversary


In the pouring rain we took a walk together and reflected on our 19 years of married life… the botanical gardens were as stunning today as they  were in 1992 on Xmas Eve when we married….


…and the view from our room yesterday & last night at the Stamford Plaza Hotel Brisbane was equally timeless.

At Xmas time there is much to be thankful for but mostly I’m thankful for this time together and for the love of our two daughters.

Merry Christmas.

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Sunday Fun with Felt & Fabric

DSC03379 The covered Jar…….

DSC03381 The three pretty Matryoshka  Pin Cushions…..

DSC03384 and finally my version of “Maggie” by LazyGirl Designs to fit my (anticipated) ipod nano arriving on Christmas Day.

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Thank you Secret Santa

DSC03375  I scored well this year in my Secret Santa work swap this week.  Someone knows I have the travel bug and these will come in very handy indeed.

Cute & Delicious

 This little one is from a Melly & Me pattern called Hooty & Tweet and his companion is one of my new favourites, Yellowglen Vintage Bella.

DSC03377 My eyes go a bit like this too after 2 glasses of this very nice wine!  Tis the season……

Sunday, December 11, 2011