Haven't been feeling very motivated lately. Trying to force myself out of my funk by taking on creative projects!
My first project is a bag. My aunt gave me this great book for Christmas called, 'Carry Me - 20 Boutique Bags to Sew'. I chose a very simple on to start with which involved using some Japanese cloth called tenugui. You don't have to use it, but I thought, why not! Got a piece online from Raku-Cha. I found it really hard to choose. I could have bought several of them. I ended up getting a simple piece in grey with a cloud-like pattern on it.
When I went to take the first picture, Lily decided she wanted to walk through the frame. Funny kitty!
The book and the material.
This is what the bag should look like when it's done. It won't be very big as the material is quite small.
Hrmmmm... it appears that when I use the iPad to blog then the photos are really low res in their minimised form. It's really strange, as when you click on them they seem to be ok. I've been using BlogPress, because you can't use the web version to upload photos on the iPad. Silly restrictions.
Last Friday I took a trip to Daylesford with El to visit Kat. Kat is house sitting up there for the next month and we thought it would be a terrific opportunity for a road trip. It was a great day. We sat in the garden and chatted, had a delicious tapas lunch and then stopped by a cafe by the lake for a drink. I really enjoyed myself and I would love to do it again soon.
Coming from the shelter we knew Lily could be a bit under the weather, poor little bugger. She doesn't want to eat or drink right now so we're using a syringe to help her get the nutrients she needs. The vet gave us some special food too. Once she feels better she'll eat again. :)
It's a bit hard, as we're both so attached to her already.
This morning we adopted Lily from the RSPCA. We think she's about 12 weeks old. The vet nurse said she could be a little younger (10 weeks) cause she's so small. She has beautiful markings on her coat and gorgeous little socks on her feet.
She'll be living in the laundry for a few days until she gets used to her new home. Soon after she got out of her box she took herself into her bed.
We think she might have a little bit of cat flu at the moment so she's a bit lethargic. She loves cuddles though.
Andy is currently napping on the floor next to her bed. <3
On the home stretch now. Well, when I say home stretch I mean another 800km of driving. But we will be sleeping in our bed tonight. :)
Drive-by photography has been a hobby of ours on this trip. We've taken some good photos and we've taken some terrible ones. These ones from this morning aren't great, but I thought I would post them anyway. Something to distract me from my rumbling tummy.
There are a lot of funny town names out here. And being the immature little kiddies we are, we find them pretty bloody funny. I mean, Tooraweenah. Come on, tell me that isn't hilarious.
Today we're driving home. Very sad. I love the Gold Coast. I have lots of good memories of my holidays there over the years.
The last few days we spent with friends, Lauren, Rob and their little boy, Noah. We spent New Years Eve at the beach and then headed to to the 8pm kiddie fireworks. I won't put any pictures of Noah up as I'm not sure if Loz would want pictures of her boy on the interwebs. Instead you shall have pictures of Andy and I!
Andy being a big kid with the sparklers.
Then yesterday we all went for a drive to the Natural Arch. It was beautiful!