I've not done much in the way of sewing lately. Having a bit of a sewers block I guess. Probably just need more fabric! I do love a bit of new fabric to get me going again. Maybe next week.
Now I haven't shown you these little birdies I made a couple of weeks ago. They were rather fun to make. I just made them up as I went along. No.2 is very clever and she showed me that she could line up the wings on both sides and iron them on for me. I put all my trust into her and she came through with flying colours. I like her helping me.
The wing fabrics are from that marvelous little charm pack I bought at the quilt show. Moda Bliss. Gosh I've love to get me another of those! The white wing fabric is my absolute favourite one. It's so pretty and delicate looking. I see I haven't taken a photo of them with their beady hangers on. What a bother!
What do you think about this pretty mat I found at the antique store? I adore it, as does No.4. We might have a fight on our hands. Still I should be pleased that at three she already has super taste in home furnishings and antiques.
It reminds me of strawberry flowers. So fresh and summery looking, just perfect for Christmas in New Zealand. Speaking of that, I've finally realised that we do have Christmas in the summer and we should acknowledge that by using summery colours in our decorating this season. We are not living in England with the snow, so traditional Christmassy looks and colours are not really right for us.
You would not believe the decorating over here. You have no idea how much we are fixed on the English way of having a hot meal, our fire places decorated, fake snow on the windows and even snowmen at Christmas displays. Just crazy in the fabulous heat. We should think ourselves lucky that we can send the children outside to ride their new bikes, make sandcastles with new buckets and spades and kick a brand new ball around, instead of huddled inside around the TV set.
I've also come to the conclusion that a clean and tidy house is not all it's cracked up to be! Truly I spent the better part of a week, three hours cleaning per room and then living in fear of mucking it all up. The girls weren't good at it either and I was so bossy about them keeping it tidy! I'd rather live in a busy happy house than a show home - not that our house is even close to being of that quality!
The good part of tidying up each room, was the little rewards that I bought. Well why jolly not?!! Can you guess what Beatrice is whispering to Billy? She's saying that it's exactly a month until the BIG day!! Woo hoo, how exciting!!!
What do you think of our new cushions? I think now we need to have the sofas recovered! A nice warm beige would look very nice. In wipe clean fabric of course!
I'm shortening this post now as it didn't save all my hard work before loosing connection! I'm so annoyed!!!!!! I have had to redo lots of it and I'm out of time now. Oh well must be off now. Lunch to eat, places to go. Have a great week!