Thursday, June 30, 2011

These here are crazy times


Apologies to all my blog readers, things are about to get even quieter around these parts than they already have been. It seems that looming (and dreaded) move is now almost upon us. We've slowly been packing while looking at a heap of houses, and now we've found the one. Approved today, move in in a week. Eeek! It's a brandspanking new house, all glistening and shining, I'm hoping my sewjo finds me there!

This year has been a bit of a weird one. Full of highs and unexpected turns, and the year is only half done! As a family, we feel good things ahead. Please don't abandon me, I will be back as soon as I can, hopefully with a crafty thing or two as well!

Saturday, June 25, 2011

The Hottie Exhibition

Hottie Invite

I've just been looking through all the entries in the CurlyPops group pool on flickr for the Hottie Challenge, and wow. How awesome are these entries?! My little hottie is certainly in some great company! Did you know that while the exhibition is on you can actually purchase any of the hotties for $50 and all proceeds go to charity, how fabulous is that? I really wish I could get down there for the exhibition, but if you happen to be in Melbourne between July 1-24, you can pop in and check them all out. Opening night is on the 1st of July from 6pm. If you happen to pop by, say Hi to CurlyPops for me!

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

The Hottie

Finally, I have finished my hottie for the challenge! Unfortunately it didn't turn out quite as I had envisaged, it seems my sewing machine wasn't really all that happy with being neglected for many months and decided she did not want to co-operate with me. She ran along at a snails pace, but we got there in the end with Plan B. Looks like it's time for a service.


So here is my hottie. Crazy patched chenille for the front, vintage quilt for the back. And if no one looks at the wonky seams on the inside, all will be well!


I knew I wanted to incorporate this red and pink chenille flower, in honour of our gorgeous host for the hottie challenge, CurlyPops. Hope you like it Cam!


Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Late to the party

Once again it seems I'm a little late in jumping on the band wagon of a fad. Vintage caravans. Why didn't someone tell me just how awesomely cute they are? I can't stop thinking about them!
Last week when driving to work there was a little vintage caravan on the side of the road with a great big "for sale" sign on it. I was smitten. For several days I drove past, usually heading to or coming from work, with no real time to stop and take a proper look. Now it's gone. sigh.

How I wish now I had pulled over to take a closer look. I've been trying ever since to get Mr Vintage to entertain the idea of buying a little caravan. He has some very boring valid points about how we own a boat that just sits there and blah blah blah. But it can't stop a girl from dreaming right?

all caravan images found on the net

Saturday, June 11, 2011

A year...


It's been a whole year since I said goodbye to this little guy. I miss him so much. Monty has been trying really hard to fill those paws, but there will never be another Maxi. The cold and miserable weather here has been fueling my melancholy today and making me a little teary. Hope things are warmer and cheerier for you all today.


Monday, June 6, 2011

This week.....


I'd noticed that Vic had put up her "this week" post and thought with all the things going on in my head, it might be a good idea to try and write down a list, somewhere that seems somewhat accountable, and see if I can knock just a few things on the head.

Today is obviously now a write off, and tomorrow I'm working, so that leaves the rest of the week free. First, I need to get some organisation going on in my craft room. That is #1. In doing that I need to sort out what to list on ebay, and get it listed, no mucking around. Sorting out the craft room into piles of keeping, selling, and chucking, in order to start packing up what I don't need for the next month or so before we move. #2, get started on my hottie. I have my ideas all laid out, so that should be knocked over in a day (maybe two). #3, have some fun! Go somewhere, do something! I think I need this one the most at the moment! And that is it. Pretty achievable right? Maybe I should get my act together and stop reading blogs, that would free up a whole heck of a lot of time! What do you have planned this week?

photo of Monty is totally unrelated to this post, still very cute though!

Friday, June 3, 2011

The juggling act...


It's been one of those weeks in my household this week. Sometimes I wish things would just run along in the same old rhythm as always, but that wouldn't be life I suppose. I've got way too many things on in my head and all I really want to do is get started on my hottie challenge piece for Cam. Can't let the Queen of craft down now can we! Chasing down people who don't pay on ebay, chasing down houses to rent, chasing down jobs for Mr Vintage hasn't left me with much time to myself this week. I guess there is always next week.

Oh, and by the way, the virtual garage sale is continuing after a few days of nothing added. Starting to get quite ruthless now. I'm hoping between work and other commitments on the weekend I can find some time to clean a bit more out and get it listed. Patterns to list next week too. Check it out here.