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Thursday, March 31, 2011

My Creative Space - applique

It's my good friend's daughter's first birthday tomorrow. One. What a great little age :) She's such a cutie pie and we are celebrating her first year on Saturday. My friend asked for no presents. That's no fun! :)

I wanted to make her something personalised with her beautiful little name on it. I decided to make her a cushion with her name and a picture.

Now, I don't have experience with applique, so I wasn't expecting the best looking thing. But, it's the thought that counts. Right?

Here's what I came up with. I still need to hand sew her eyes, lips and hair on, but I've drawn it on for now. You can see what it will end up looking like. And, I like it :)

For more creative spaces, pop over to Kirsty's blog here. Have a great day. I'm off to the library with my little boy :)

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Flea Market Finds - crochet blanket

In every op shop I go to, I rush to the part of the shop with the blankets hoping I'll come across a nice crochet blanket to put on my lounge. I've been searching for ages and have always been disappointed.

But not this week! I've finally found a gorgeous crochet blanket and I love it! The granny squares are all just plain colours with white borders and it's the perfect size for the lounge.

Play along and share any great flea market finds here

Goodbye Summer

Every year I long for Summer. I love the warm nights, the BBQs the socialising and swimming. It always seems to end too quickly. And seems to just end so suddenly.

Here we are at the end of March and a month into Autumn. Summer was trying to hang on for a little bit, but it's definintely gone now. Time to pack away shorts, singlets, flip flips and skirts.

Goodbye Summer. Until next time :)

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

4th Birthday Party Success!!

It's just over a month from my son's 4th birthday party and I realised I didn't update after the party!

The theme was robot and I made up some robot invitations (I've blocked out the address and phone number, but you get the idea)

I made up party bags with a robot thank you sign on them
Here are the bags

I made some robot bunting to hang above the table

and a party sign to stick on the wall

Here's the party table all set up


Some robot food!!! Robot fruit platter :)

Robot cake!
The kids played lots of games (thanks to my sister who organised the games!) ate their robot food and seemed to have a great time.  What a wonderful day :) I'm kinda glad it's over til next year though. Exhausting!!