One Amazing Look-A-Like

plaits and eyes

Go check out this link and tell me would you be freaked out or what!!!

twinkle eyes

I was just reading this post from Soule Mamma's blog and as I got to the bottom, I saw the photo of Soule Papa's Mum when she was a little girl, my heart started to race and I got goose bumps all over.  Here I was looking at my daughter.  I couldn't believe how amazing the resemblance was.

look a like

I even asked her who did she think the photo was of.  She was convinced it was her as well and I had to explain it was a photo of a lady 65 years older than her.  So we had fun playing around taking a similar photo, plaits and all.

Our Creative Space: A baby boy quilt

baby quilt in motion

This is a quilt I am putting together for good friends of ours who have just had there first baby.  I have used Kate's pattern.  I loved putting this together.  I am now halfway through quilting, hopefully will finish today.  The options are clean up and organise or SEW.  What would you recommend to do?

Joining along here for all the fun.

My Birthday Cake Disaster

dolls bed birthday cake

This is what my 4 year old wanted to have for her birthday cake.  We headed down to the shops to find a wee baby doll but could not find any so we decided on a sweet little hedgehog who she named Hedgie.  She chose to have her party at my friends restaurant.  She could chose 3 friends plus her sister and 2 friends stayed the night.  It was such a lovely feeling heading out for dinner just with the girls leaving my 2 youngest at home with their dad.

birthday friends 

Of course I was excited about going out for dinner because all I had to worry about was the birthday cake. As usual I left it to the last minute and nothing was going to plan.  The icing was a disaster and one whole side of the cake collapsed.  I kept asking her "Are you sure you want a cake, do you really need one....."  "Yes Mum, Keep going!"  Many times I wanting to throw it in the bin.  And it then dawned at me with a few minutes to spare.  "How about a couch, would you like that one"  "Yes Mum" all excited.  So I grabbed the only packet of lollies I had, chocolate fish, marshmallows and Jaffa's and started the creation.

I'm proud to say this was the end result!

hedgehog on couch birthday cake 

So let that be a lesson to you all, don't give up hope even when you think there is absolutely no solution.  Not the best cake I've done but I am so surprised how it turned out and the most important thing my daughter loved it!

blow out the candles

These were the party favours, light up pens with present surprise eggs.

party favours

And this was her party last year.  A little bit more effort was put into this one!

3rd Birthday


New Purchases

new blue tony sly bowl

Just showing off my new purchases to dress up the house.  This year it is all about prettifying my house mixed with organised function.  I love this bowl.     It's such a pretty blue and I love the shape.   I love how you can change the look depending on the fruit; yellow lemons, green apples, red apples and of course the bright orange of the oranges.  The options are endless.  The potter is Tony Sly.  I want to start collecting more of his range.  I have a new love for everything that is pottery.

new typhoon bread bin

Going on with more pretty function is my new bread bin.  I adore the retro look and it goes well with my cream kettle and toaster.

The finale of the Down Under Doll's Quilt Swap

finished doll's quilt

This is the finished project, filled with lace, pin tucks and metallic thread.  I was going to bind the edge with a multi-coloured binding but at the last minute decided on putting lace around the edge.  I thought it gave it a nice touch adding a vintage feel to it.  To me this quilts represents Snow White who is lost in the woods just before the 7 dwarfs come to her rescue.  The metallic thread is sewn in swirls to represent the howling wind.  The grass was done in all colours of green and metallic thread thrown in to make it glisten.  The lace represents that it is cold and just about to snow.  This quilt signifies hope. Saying don't worry there is help just around the corner, you will be saved.  Maybe a little deep for a doll's quilt but I just couldn't help myself ;-)

I hope my partner has received it and it hasn't got lost in the post?

front of gifted doll's quilt

This is the beautiful quilt I received from Janine.  I absolutely adore it!

gifted doll's quilt showing backing

Check out the beautiful fabric she used for the backing.  Isn't it to die for!

handmade gifted purse

This is the ever so sweet purse she made to go with the quilt.  My daughter really loves it!

doll's quilt with pillow

Now Janine had no idea that I had this doll bed.  How amazing is this that she got the quilt to fit exactly to this bed.  I gave it to my daughter for her birthday and haven't got round to making her a quilt for it.  I wanted to  but didn't since her brother was born 10 days before.

showing fold over edge

Doesn't it look so sweet folded over showing off the backing fabric!

Now the dilemma is whether I frame it and put it on the wall or keep it for the doll's bed?

I would like to thank Kate for doing such a great job hosting the Down Under Doll Quilt Swap.  I had so much fun making and receiving my quilt.