Sunday, January 31, 2010

Back to school!

Tomorrow I am back to school. I am filled with nervous anticipation. Last year was such a tough and tiring year. I really hope that this year is less stressful.

I'm going to take some photographs of my classroom tomorrow and post them up. It will be a good way for me to remember all the things I've done! Here is something I've been working on over the weekend. We're doing 'Space' this term, so this will be going up on the back wall. Will try to remember to take a photo when it's up tomorrow.

Monday, January 25, 2010


Had a lovely weekend away with Andy. We took a drive to Ballarat. Ate lots of yummy food, soaked in the spa, walked around town and the gardens. Was great!

Pretty lily pads.

Such a tall tree!

Lake Wendouree - so sad =(

Train station

Monday, January 18, 2010

Pretty present

I just wanted to show everyone the pretty present my sister made for me for my birthday. She is very clever.

Friday, January 15, 2010

twenty nine

Yesterday was my birthday. I have been stressing myself silly about it all week and it turned out to be one of my most favourite birthdays ever.

Andy surprised me by taking the day off to spend it with me. He's so lovely. So after spending the morning playing with one of my birthday presents and booking our flights to Malaysia (yay!!), we headed over to the Studley Park Boathouse for some lunch. Was lovely! After lunch, Andy paddled me around in one of those row boats. I felt like a princess.

After lunch we rode our bikes into the city to see Kat and Ash for cupcakes at Little Cupcakes. We were lucky enough to get a table outside. They were so yummy. Mmmmm! Thanks for spending my birthday with me girls. xxx

Then, for dinner, we went out for one of my favourite foods... dumplings! Yum!

All in all a really lovely birthday.

Tuesday, January 5, 2010


My machine is broken....

So I'm having a shit day. Don't want to bitch and moan to much in this journal. Just want to try and keep it for happy things. One thing that has made me sad is that my sewing machine is broken. =( It's very old (1964 to be exact) and knowing my grandma, was never serviced. Hopefully it will be back soon in top condition. I want to finish my remote control holder!!

So while it's gone I need something else to keep me occupied.

Sunday, January 3, 2010

I also made a remote control holder...

Well really it's for the PS3 remotes and Andy's Dinovo Mini as we already have a remote control one from Ikea. In fact I'm using it as my guide.

Yesterday we went over to visit the chaos that is Ikea and I bought some fabric to make it. I'm about half way through. I'm really happy with how it looks so far. I'm not sure if you can tell from the photo, but this is the pocket that will go on the front of a longer piece of fabric like the photo above. I might finish it later tonight. I will see how I go!

I made a shoulder bag

A couple of weeks ago I bought this book, Sew. It's just full of beautiful pictures and creations.

I think I mentioned that the book came with the material to make the bag on the cover. This weekend I felt confident enough to have a go and I'm really proud of my results. I'm yet to do the button holes to attach the strap as my machine was being naughty and kept eating the material that I was practising on. =(