Thursday 28 June 2012


And today - my sweet little man turns sixteen. Let me say that again...SIXTEEN!!
Now that makes me feel old ;o)
This year he'll be learning to drive. And completing the second last year of school.

We just got back from shopping. And we are heading off to the movies tonight. Birthday boys choice of course.
Happy Birthday my beautiful kids. I couldn't have asked for anything more when I was given both of you. I am so proud to be your mum. Love you so much xxx

Sunday 24 June 2012


Today, my littlest peanut turns 14.
Where have the years gone.
I still see this face when she looks at me.
Happy Birthday my sweet baby girl.
Love Mum xxx

Friday 22 June 2012

Finally Friday

I am so so happy that Friday is here.
I managed to get about 10 hours sleep last night and I'm finally feeling like myself instead of a zombie.
I whipped up some dough and some pizza sauce in my thermomix before I got the kids from school today. So I am all prepared for pizza night tonight. I LOVE being organised.
And to start the weekend off right I got some Happy Mail. I got this pattern from Oh Sew Rosy. Thanks Amy.
I've got 4 things to make before I start on it though. So it could take a while. Or I might just push it to the top of the list.
This week was full of some serious yummy dinners. 2 new dishes appeared on the menu. One was a baked risotto. Very delish and the other was Sweet & Sour pork. So so good.
Add to that, 2 batches of berry muffins.
And it's been a busy week in the kitchen.

What have you been whipping up in your kitchen this week?

Well have a happy weekend. Whatever you may be up to xxx

Thursday 21 June 2012

Busy Beaver

Today I made my baby & her best friend (their birthdays are 2 days apart - and my little man is 4 days after that) a little drawstring pouch to put their iphone cases in. Afterwards they can use them to stash their makeup or whatever takes their fancy.
First up - one for my Cakey
I used Ribbon for the drawstrings. I think I prefer making my own out of fabric.
And one for Sam.
They are so tiny. The cases just fit in there.

My Label Crew pack arrived today from Sweetwater. With some custom labels. So so cute. Love them.

Picked up a body pillow yesterday, and ordered some batting. Hoping to finish off my queen quilt and get it on our bed. It is freezing here right now.

One more day of school and then we've got holidays. Hooray. I've only had 5 hours of sleep in the past 2 days. So I have some catching up to do!!

Hope you are warmer wherever you are.

K xxx

And the winner is....

Congratulations Kate!!
Send me an email with your address and I'll get it out to you asap.

Back soon with some more birthday sewing...

K xxx

Tuesday 19 June 2012

And one for my sweetie

And another iphone pouch done. In fabrics chosen by my sweet girl. It's her birthday on Sunday so I really need to start ticking things off the to do list.
I found this one much easier to sew than using the home dec fabric. Took about an hour. Now off to do some baking.
Have a great day xxx

Sunday 17 June 2012


On Friday I received this gorgeous parcel of goodies from the lovely Brooke. Thanks Brooke!!
And I am totally wanting to turn it into this!!
So so pretty.

Need to finish off another iphone case first. My daughter has put in a request for her birthday. Who am I to refuse her sweet face ;o)
Planning on getting the case done while she's at school tomorrow. Wish me luck.

Kel xxx

P.s The giveaway post is here if you are interested ;o)

Thursday 14 June 2012

iphone/ipod pouch **Giveaway**

I got busy today and turned my scraps into some iphone pouches. Pattern is from Janelle's book "Pieces of Me".
I bought the book when it first came out - when I didn't even know how to sew. I just knew I wanted to, one day, make some of the beautiful things in it. And today I finally have!! The pouch is really sweet. It fits your phone or ipod in the main part, and also has a pocket on the front to keep your cards or notes.

We are heading into birthday week for our house.
To celebrate I'd like to giveaway one of these pouches to you. If you want to win it's easy.

1. Leave a comment for 1 entry
2. Follow my blog for another chance - and leave a comment that you have on this post

Easy Peasy!!

I'll leave comments open until Thursday 21st June. Winner will be drawn that day.
Good Luck xxx

Linking up to Amy's Sew & Tell Friday
Look for more in the future

Wednesday 13 June 2012


Tomorrow this delicious pile of scraps is going to become something lovely.
(Mind you - I've been saying that every single day this week!!)

Tuesday 12 June 2012

Zakka Along - Orchard Tweed Pouch

So I've come to the conclusion that I should not be allowed anywhere near a sewing needle. Hand sewing is really not my thing!
Probably should have used different coloured hexies too.
It's currently housing the little sewing bits that I keep leaving on my desk.
I think I want to make the Linen Bag next. It looks pretty cute!

What crafty plans do you have this week?

Sunday 10 June 2012

Another one flies by

Another week done & dusted. My week has been full of doctors visits - with more next week. Fun stuff.
But I did FINALLY receive my missing quilting die on Friday. There must be something wrong with me as I haven't cracked it open yet. I definitely want to though. I have plans for this little cutie!

And am I the last person on earth to know about the Sweetwater Label crew? What a sweet treat to receive every month. Just what the doctor ordered I reckon. Cannot wait to get my first one.

And a little baking. Friday is our designated pizza night and for dessert I quickly made a Caramel Apple Tea Cake. So so good. Warm with a scoop of ice cream. Delish! I found the recipe here.

It's raining today - so we're going to have a lazy day at home.
Hope you are having a lovely weekend xxx

Monday 4 June 2012

Blogging from the car

Yesterday went off without a hitch. We had a nice lunch and the cake was so good.
So good, that I had another slice for dessert. Mmmm.
Today I started sewing the zip organizer from the zakka style book. It was a disaster and it's all gone in the bin. So disappointed in myself.
But I did bake a double tray of muesli bars for school lunches. Now the kids should be happy. (there were arguments this morning over the last one)
Almost time for the kids to get out so that's it for me.
Hope you are having a better Monday than I xxx

Saturday 2 June 2012

Crazy 48

It has been a crazy 48 hours here in the scrappy stuff household.
I broke my toe, then my radiator blew on the way home from dropping my DD at school, then last night at 11:40pm our work car died. So we've gone from 3 cars to one. Lucky I got mine back yesterday arvo so I could run out and pick up the hubby.
Tomorrow I'm doing mum's birthday lunch here. So I had to whip up a birthday card quick smart. I only had just enough adhesive to stick it together. I may have a ton of scrappy supplies - but I have nothing to put it together with!!
I was resting on the couch earlier and my fat man came and pounced on me, made himself comfy and promptly fell asleep. It was so cute. I don't think he realises that he is much too big for my lap. He takes up so much room on me.
Tonight I need to cook dinner and cook up tomorrow's dinner to stick in the slow cooker in the morning. Then tomorrow I'm baking Mum's birthday cake. I'm going with a chocolate raspberry cake. Haven't made it before so I'm hoping it'll be a winner.

Well - have a Happy weekend,
Kel xxx

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