Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Tuesday Treasures

Whilst browsing blogland especially Teresa's blog "All Things Vintage" I saw that Clare's Craftroom had a wonderful idea to share your most treasured momentos. "Treasure Tuesday." Now I know I am a little late but I wanted to share this weeks treasure.
This little tin has always been around since my early childhood. My wonderful Mum did cake decorating and kept all of the impliments in this little tin. This tin originally came from England filled with caramel toffees. I really can't say how old it is but I believe it is quite rare as only a few of these were manufactured. I have always loved this tin and my Mum gave it to me quite a few years back now.
As you can see the decorating impliments and the original icing bag are all still in the tin. The front of my little tin is still in very good condition. I will treasure it always as it holds many happy memories for me.
Thank you Clare for hosting such a great site as I am sure we all have lots of unshared memories My Grand daughter and her Mum have headed of to Melbourne today to visit with my son Joshua. As the temperatures are very cold down there this time of the year I knitted them a head warmer each. I just got them finished last night and think they look pretty special

Pretty cold here as well. I took these two photos yesterday morning when our temperature was
minus 5 degrees. The frost was very heavy on the ground.

Now that our new baby is settling in well I thought I would share the few photos of the things I had done before her arrival and before I started all of Zoe's things.
My eldest daughter Zoe's Mum Danielle had bought this piece of fabric of e-bay and asked if I could make up these wee dolls. Aren't they the cutest little things they now decorate Zoe's room.

I have been in the cuchion making mode.
These two cushions I made for Danielle for her birthday. I found them on a blog I was reading and really liked them. I really enjoy making the fabric roses but I think I got a bit carried away with making so many for the one cushion

This cushion I made for my Mum for Mothers Day. What do you get for an 85 year old. Her favourite colours are greens, purples and mauves. The green fabric I have used was left over from the pansy quilt I made for her 80th. birthday. This was the original pattern for this cushion.

The embroidered panel on this cushion I had stitched quite a few years ago so I decided to use it and adapt the original pattern to suit the embroidery.

My last cushion was made for my very dear friend Debbie for her birthday recently.
All these embroidered cushions are from The Rivendale Collection by Sally Giblin.

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Baby Zoe Grace

Is now home and seems to be doing very well. I just wanted to share these few photos.
Zoe came home from hospital dressed in the layette her Mum came home in 35 years ago.
She looks absolutley beautiful and apparently the mid wives at the hospital were thrilled to see a new baby go home in something more than a Bonds all in one. The jacket was a wee bit big but she certyainly does look very cute

My daughter Danielle assures me Zoe does open her eyes but I seem to only ever see her sleeping but who's complaining lets hope it lasts.

Tuesday, June 08, 2010


The newest addition to our family Zoe Grace a beautiful wee girl born
8-6-2010 at The Hawksebury Hospital at Windsor. What a wonderful birthday present for me being presented with a new grandbaby.
She is just 2 hours old here. My three beautiful grandchildren. Kaitlyn a very proud cousin and Ryan a very happy brother.

Sunday, June 06, 2010

A new Grandbaby on the way...

Actually the baby will be here tomorrow. How exciting we have not had a wee baby in the family for 6 years. Cannot wait to hold this precious little bundle and she will be born on my birthday to top of a great day.
Sorry I have been missing in action for soooooo long. I had not realised that my last posting was way back in February where has the time gone.
I have been busy doing lots of things for the new arrival. My daughter will be bringing her new little one home in the layette my Mum knitted for her 36 years ago but the bonnet and booties were missing so lucky for me my dear old Mum still had the knitting book so I was able to complete the layette. I am not a knitter (my Mum was the best knitter but now being 86 years old and with alzheimers she does not do anything these days) however I muddled through the pattern and am very pleased with my efforts.

I have also knitted this little outfit this was my first effort at knitting baby clothes. I only hope the baby is not too big this would almost fit a baby doll.

A little rabbit that I also knitted with some help from a few friends. This one really had the brain working hard. I don't think I am real good at reading patterns but still I am happy that I have tried this and did enjoy the knitting once I could fathom the patterns. My knitting has only been knitting scarves and very simple things.

Apart from all the knitting I have also been helping Danielle to decorate the babies room.
She chose not to decorate the room babiesh but more girly like. At least knowing that the baby is a girl made things a little easier. Danielle chose this beautiful range of fabrics which we purchased at "The Cottage on the Hill" at Nundle whilst we were there over the Easter break. I have made cushions, curtains, a cot quilt and a single bed quilt.

I loved making the cushions. This rose one with the chenille is my favourite.

A close-up of the fabric rose I love making these

The cot and single bed quilts are still being made. The cot quilt below has now been quilted just waiting for the binding. The pink chenille has been included in the cot quilt as a border and appliqued flowers.

The single bed quilt a work in progress

I have been doing lots of other things besides baby items but will post on another day.
Just focusing on the new arrival at present.