|Fried Spiced Cauliflower (recipe from here)|
Saturday, December 31, 2011
Working on a quilt... in the lounge room so I can watch TV (and keep cool). I have finished the top, now to work out the backing and binding fabric. I don't know if my Nanna would approve of this set-up but in actual fact, this has been the neatest and most accurate quilt top I have made so far!
I have also bought all the bits and pieces to make these today:
* my own laundry powder, like on this blog.
* smoothies (YUM!), like on this blog.
Saturday, December 24, 2011
Not a lot of Christmas decoration around here but I did put the tree up and dragged out the ornaments I made a few years ago.
Totally unintentional that all of the presents match! Everything looks very traditional actually.
A present for me from my sis in Melbourne. Oooo! Cant wait to open it.
$3 tea towels from Kmart. They aren't actually supposed to be Christmassy but were the right colours- win!
Ornament made by Carolyn from Brown Owls. Thanks Carolyn!
On that note, we are doing something a bit different for our January meeting. If you are on our Facebook group, be sure to join the event. If not, stay tuned as I will be posting about it in early Jan... or you can contact me now if you so wish.
Friday, December 23, 2011
After a crazy 5 weeks of prac, 1 week in Melbourne and 2 weeks handover of my old job, I have finally thought about blogging again.
Prac was stressful, fun, challenging and enjoyable. I learnt a lot and hopefully the kids learnt a lot too. I miss them already but glad I finished. Weird feeling.
Melbourne was a good break. I didn't take a camera because I was there with Dad and still didn't want to bother about blogging yet. There is one photo that I might share later. I am actually going to give a plug to the place we stayed at because it had an awesome location, was super comfortable and the owner was really easy to deal with.
I also went to Magnolia Square with my friend Sophie. While we there I purchased some Zpaghetti. I could really only fit one cone in my bag as it weighed almost 1kg.
I bought black with the intent of making a round floor rug (similar to this- an idea which must have made its way into my subconscious and then resurfaced when I googled the product). I figured it would be the only colour I might have a chance of purchasing more of online when I ran out. Looks as though I might need two more!
I also visited Patchwork on Central Park. I bought the green animal print, the lion print and the blue with white spots. Argh! That shop has so much lovely fabric.
These fabrics are the choices for a very bright cot quilt I have been commissioned to make for a friend! Cant wait to start- especially as her idea of a good quilt is pretty much the same as mine- freestyle with minimal fabric waste.
We had Brown Owls last Sunday and it gave me a chance to pick up my no-sew crochet rug. I am making slight progress- but this is my slow burn project so no pressure!
My new craft corner in the lounge... you can probably tell I do like green.
And to finish, Ry's project. He fixed the giant hole in our kitchen wall. We had a poster covering it until now- very classy!