Tuesday, 15 May 2012

Hello Possum

I've almost got my sewing mojo back. I had a couple of power sessions at the machine late last week resulting in more Australian themed cushions of varied prints & sizes. I also whipped up another psychedelic terry toweling & Pom Pom beach cover up for a wee little one.
On the home building site front, WE HAVE CONCRETE! After a lot of digging & filling & forming up, the concrete trucks arrived at 7am this morning & the guys have been troweling & helicoptering to get a lovely smooth surface.
Yay progress in the sewing room & the building site.
My son turned 9 last week & we had a ten pin bowling party for him on the following Saturday. 14 kids all sugared up & having fun. Dave (hubby) made the most amazing bowling ball shaped icecream cake. He mixed chocolate & vanilla icecream together along with fresh raspberries & M&Ms & filled a large rubber ball that he had cut in half & lined with cling film. Once pulled out of the mould, it had a few coatings ice magic,the result was magnifique. Yum for everyone.

Saturday, 5 May 2012

Busy times

Busy busy times! So much happening on the home front. Last week we finally started the addition to our house.Dave told me the whole yard would be nothing but dirt but I just couldn't comprehend why so much of our garden would need to go. Now I get it, it is quite a process & to quote three tradesmen in the space of a couple of days "you have to break a few eggs to make an omelette". It is rather exciting to be finally making a start, I've been thrown into the role of project manager, talk about a steep learning curve. I think I'm a natural at hounding people. I've even been shoveling plumbers grit into the sewer trenches,very hands on.
I've also added a photo of the garage door of a house my husband designed in Marrickville Sydney. The owner of the house is an amazing women & she commissioned artist Louise Tuckwell to paint a mural over the door.
I love it, it sure brightens up the inner city street scape.
I have a long list of Sean-the-prawn orders building up which I must tackle soon. Plenty of designing & cutting out going on, I just can't get myself into a sewing head space.
What do you do to inspire yourself to get back to the machine?