My Creative Space: A Posh Little Picnic Setting

Just playing around with some new fabrics I bought and and items I have collected.

The tray I bought today from 'The Warehouse' on special for $7, the glass plate for $4 and the oval rose plate for $5.  What bargains!!!!

Look at these gorgeous spoons I bought off trade me a few months ago.

They came in it's original box, with 6 spoons each with a different flower.  They are tiny and I absolutely adore them!

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My Creative Space: A New Photo Book

My new photo books I did on Emma's 5th birthday arrived last night.  I had so much fun doing these and I am so impressed with the result.

Here is a sample of a few pages.

I made a couple for my 2 Aunties who helped a lot towards the parties.
And I am giving one to Emma for her birthday.

I also thought it would be a great idea to do one each year for each child for their birthday of that child through the year.

Emma's birthday is next month so I better hurry up!

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What I Wore to the Christening

This is my new pendant I especially bought to wear for the christening placed on top of my new top that I also bought.  The pendant is from a New Zealand designer but I don't know the name so will update later.

And of course to go with my new findings I just had to have this glorious bracelet so in all a very sweet, delicate look
This is the other side of this necklace.  My son had great fun trying to yank it from my neck.  My head and body pulled in every other direction with great violence.  Needless to say that's why I don't wear jewellery but I guess I will have to get over that if I want to wear this beauty.

The Christening Present

Before you get the wrong idea, I DID NOT knit this but I bought it from a little shop in a rural town in the South Island (NZ) where little old ladies sell all there hand made goodies.

I love the idea of this blanket, the whole retro, colourfulness of it all.  One day I would like to knit one myself.  Now I can honestly say that one day will be a very long long way away but I will file it away to the back of the to do list.

My little girl loved this so much that she had it on her knee in the car the whole way down to the christening.  And once she gave the present to the baby she proceeded to put it down on the floor and make her own tea party.  My friend was very understanding!

The Baby Boy's Quilt

I finally finished this quilt for our friends little Poppet.  I was still sewing the binding on in the car while traveling down to see him for the first time.  I have used Kate's pattern. I really enjoyed this pattern and can't wait to use it again. 

Isn't he the most adorable thing sleeping there so peacefully.  I used straight line quilting and used the blue and grey dot fabric by Amy Butler for the binding.  I backed the quilt with the adorable 'Speckled Owl" fabric by Alexander Henry.  I love, love, love this fabric.  He has a couple of owl things there already so the quilt fits in well.

 We went to see him because he was having his Christening.  And he got to wear the gown I made many years back which all my children have worn and my nephew.

These are the photo's that my 4 year old took.  She ran off with my camera and got up real close (in every one's face) in the front row to take pictures in the middle of the ceremony.  If you look closely at the other photo you can see every one laughing.  She was very distracting and entertaining but the priest continued on like a  pro.  I had to wrestle that camera off her in the end as she ran up the isle and decided this would be a great time to play catch and chase with my camera.  So, so embarrassing!!!!!  She is very trying that one!

This is my son wearing it way back here.

I have linked the pattern on this post but here it is again. The link is

The Big Birthday Party Reveal

Well here it is.  I told you I would show you photo's I took of my 5 year olds birthday party when the book came out but I'll do one better than that I will show you the professional photographs taken by this talented woman.

My creative space:Just Playing Around

These are my pretty pink $4 roses I got from the super market.  I love the whole old fashioney look  about them.

Here's me playing on the computer by altering the exposure and all that.  I have no idea what I'm doing, just playing but I love the drama it adds to  the roses.

And here is a close up of the pretty table cloth I got off trade me for just $20!!!!  It is the most beautiful thing I have ever seen.  It is all done completely by hand.  It must of taken this person months to make.  It's one of my most treasured things now.  I absolutely love it!

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P.S.  I haven't done any more on the other quilt.  I thought I would give myself a break from it and go back to it later with a clearer head.  My 5 year old didn't help me much either but we agreed the pink polka dot fabric is too much!

Some sort of progress; My Creative Space

I have made a little bit of progress on this quilt top but I am not too sure about it.  I think the pink polka dot fabric might be a bit much.  I have layed it out on my bed but I think I might have to wait for my 5 year old to come home from school to put her design eye on it.  I trust her immensely and if I ever have any doubt, or can't make up my mind about fabric choices, I ask her.  She always seems to steer me in the right direction.

These Tulips came from my Father in law's garden and survived a 3 hour trip in his car.

This is an hour after being in water.  It was amazing how they magically seemed to stand up by themselves after a few more hours they were as straight as a lamp post!

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