Thursday, October 2, 2014

Spring already? Yes!


Winter is finally over! Yay. We celebrated the eldest turning 8 with a big mud cake. I sent the rest of the cake to work which was very much welcomed. My waistline thanks me very much although I think I had too much cake this Winter. Anyway, moving forward.... I have been busying myself with the smallest bits of sewing. I had to line a flower girl dress for this upcoming family wedding. My youngest daughter is one of the flower girls and the dress requires a lining.


Actually, I had to line all three dresses so it's been a fun project. My challenge was that the dress bodice is very stretchy so there was no way I could put in a zipper. The lovely lady at Spotlight helped me and I bought spandex for the bodice and some Italian lining for the skirt part. The top picture is the finished bodice and skirt. The one jsut above is the skirt only.

My tip for gathering here is to sew two rows and then you get a really nice gather that stays in place. Then it will also reduce the chance of folding the fabric while you sew it (attach) it to the other piece.


This is what my bedroom looks like when all your children come to you in the morning. Two boys in my bed and the girls are in the bunks. They are still in holiday mode. In reality we have one girl and one boy in the bunk and the two older ones sharing a room. This is definately not ideal for us in the long term so we have plans for the future. I just really need to declutter (urghhh, that word again) and organise everything.

Oh how I love Spring. Down here the weather is a bit up and down. One day warm, one day rain. I've been pulling out some summer clothes as we're expecting 30 degrees or more this weekend. I'm so not prepared!


image from Ikea.

Is it bad if I just want to Ikea my whole house? How nice is this outdoor setting? I've been keeping all their magazines and I could spend hours checking out their designs on the web but there are more important things to do right now, like make dinner.

I can't believe there's only a few more weeks until Christmas. Is it like 12 weeks??? Wow. Scholastic have sent me some Christmas books so I would love to host a giveaway in my next post. I'll try to get some pictures up and posted next week!! Yippeeee.

Keep posted!

1 comment:

  1. It's so weird how Australia got different months for winter season. I am glad that spring has finally come for you. It is a very lovely season :)

    With lots of love from the North Pole,
    Elfie, Leader of the Elves at Christmas World

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