Thursday, October 29, 2009

Opening Day part 2!

yay! my lovely parcel postie arrived this morning - and in his truck of goodies had a surprise for miss Ebony courtesy of Mel (orange-limes)

In it was a beautiful little bag (love love love the fabric choice BTW.. ) and a sweet little doll hiding inside.

(there really are two ears - just trying to take a quick pic before Ebony snatched it back!)

thank you so much for the gift Mel!

ok just had a look at this post and realised that the bright outdoors did the beautiful colours of the doll no justice at all and shot some inside ones..


Opening Day!

I've participated in the EB beginners sewing group stocking filler swap!
I nominated to make 2 gifts and receive a gift for both Jacob & Ebony!

The first item is for Jacob which was made by Aimee - was a lovely crayon roll made out of Thomas the Tank Engine fabric.! Aimee was also nice enough to include some TTTE stickers, coloring in book and sticker book! Good pick Aimee, we are TTTE mad in this house!

Not sure why Jacob is looking like a stunned mullet this morning - maybe he woke up too early!

Thanks again Aimee, and also a big thank you to Emma for organising the swap!

Monday, October 19, 2009

The Wedding...!

After 3 days of trying to get blogspot to upload my pics.. heres a small selection..

Bridal party - yep the best man is really a best woman..

me squinting a bit cos of the sun..

Jacob and Ebony .. My granny reckons that Ebony looked like a little elf cos of the green pants and the little gold prewalkers that she was wearing!

The weather was perfect, nice sunny day with a bit of breeze late in the day. Everything went off without a hitch, the girls looked great, my dress stayed together (yay!!), food was yummy and the speeches didnt drone on for hours!(yay!)

Sunday, October 4, 2009


At long last, the flowergirl dresses for my sisters wedding have been finished. If you scroll back through, you will see lots of shots of WIP but these ones are just to show the zipper and hem finishing.. The lovely ladies in my EB sewing group have read about the frustrations that I have had with the zippers.. in order they are:
- satin material. never again.
- material kept 'puckering' (I have inserted numerous zippers before and NEVER had this problem!) the puckering continued after umm.. i donno about 7 attempts..
- thought i'd solved this problem by using my walking foot. brilliant in theory right? in practicality, nope. Walking feet arn't made for inserting zippers.
- scratched my head abit more, had a whinge about it, and then a lovely lovely lady (and im soo sorry I can't remember who it was) suggested I go and talk to someone in a shop .. thought about it and rang the ladies at the shop where I purchased my SM from.. suggestion.. invisible zipper. of cos!! so anyhow, bundled both kidlets into the car to go and buy the invisible zipper foot and then off to spotlight for the zippers. FIRST GO they both went in perfect. Very very happy! still a tiny bit of puckering but once they are put on it pretty much disappers (well enough to keep bridezilla at bay anyhow.. )

hems?? no problems here!!

please excuse the neglected lawn in the background.. !)

anyhow, they have now gone off to their new home waiting for the big day (11 sleeps to go!)
I will miss these dresses.. I know they are not 100% perfect and all, and there is a few imperfections I still think they are perfect and the girls are going to look so so precious in them!