Monday, June 29, 2009

Edward's new hair-cut and new Farbenmix hoodie.

My Mum cut Edward's hair yesterday, he looks so grown up now! My baby boy is growing up, he is such a sweet boy 99% of the time ;)

I am loving the Farbenmix "Olivia" pattern and have made him another hoodie top using this pattern. Even though it is a girl pattern it adapts well for a boy too, I have made the hood part a little shorter than the pattern and have adjusted the sides to suit a boy.

He loves his hoodie tops!

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

A lovely day at home.

Wednesdays are our "stay at home" day (when possible!). It's lovely not to rush to get out of the house before 8.30am and to have the whole day to play. Yesterday I collected my overlocker, which had been in for a service and I was keen to see if it was working properly again. So with that thought I decided to make some aprons for the children which I'd been meaning to do for a long time.

I already had the fabric and had used the some of the "apron" fabric to make an apron for my Mum for Mother's Day. The turkey fabric I bought at Spotlight a month or more ago and though it would look good as an apron for a boy. The black and white fabric was also used in my Mum's apron and I decided to make the aprons reversible, good idea considering how messy my children are!!

The overlocker worked like a dream and I was really happy with how well the aprons turned small issue, Gracie decided that she needed to cut fabric too and decided to cut the neck loop!!!! After a minor me...I decided it would be ok just to tie it anyway...phew!
Gracie wouldn't give me a nice smile today so I had to be satisfied with a 50% smiley rate with my children!

After the aprons were made we decided that they needed to be put to good use and made the weet-bix and marshmallow slice that was on the Make it Perfect blog. Yummo. I made the marshmallow pink at Gracie's insistance...everything is pink with her ;)
Edward loved smashing up the Weet-Bix!
Gracie was a little more gentle!

A bit of a mix.

Yummy...time to eat!

The finished product.

All in all a lovely day.

Saturday, June 20, 2009

My little artist.

Gracie was asked to participate in a session with some other Down Syndrome children in creating an art-work to be auctioned at the Foundation 21 dinner. She absolutely loved it and what a wonderful place, I'm thinking of doing some of the school holiday programs with my two little ones...goodness knows I have no artistic bone in my body so I need somebody else to help ;)

I'm looking forward to seeing the end product after Janine (from Little Picassos) has completed it.

So proud of my little girl she was the youngest by far and did a great job too...well for a 5 year old ;) After the canvas, she sat and drew for ages and even did a cover for a Christmas card. She had an absolute ball!

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Farbenmix - Olivia

After being stuck inside for almost a week, due to my little Princess being struck down with a virus that impacted badly on her asthma, I completed a couple of sewing projects.

I've been wanting to make the Olivia dress for a long time and a fellow sewing friend told me how simple it was, so I finally plucked up the courage to make one for Gracie. Seriously if I'd known how easy it was I'd have made a dress ages ago.

I stuck with the undress and didn't bother with the pocket, then I decided to adjust the pattern for Edward and made a top for him with the same hood. Now that I know what the pattern is about I'll get more creative.

Anyway I'm happy with my first attempts of this pattern.

Gracie was in a very grumpy mood and didn't want her picture taken but I finally got a smirk out of her when I asked them to show me the back.

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Little chefs.

My children love cooking, well rather they love licking the beaters. One of my next sewing projects will be to make them an apron each.