Saturday, 14 July 2018

First week #100days100blocks2018

What a busy week it has been, the kidlets have returned from Grandmas after spending a few days. Hubby is still away till Wednesday...then he's off to Melbourne to pick up Miss14 from her Nannas.

So, whats a girl to do, but sew.... because Lost in Play is sponsoring Day49 of Gnome Angels #100days100blocks.... I had an excuse to join in...IM having a great time and although its everyday, I am cutting blocks ahead of times and sewing the blocks early if I know I will be busy that day... Its sooo nice to be sewing again....



These are the first six blocks and Im using Tula Pink's All Stars, Spirit Animal and De La Luna fabrics...Im not a "brights"girl but am lovely the artistry of Tulas fabrics... cant wait to see this one finished. I love the "sewalongs"as they keep you focused and on track...well for me it works ...
This is an ïnstagram sewalong but IM sure people are blogging about their adventures too...


I bought this book last year and missed the sewalong due to life but I was determined to play this year...I just need to decide on the sashing, but Ive got a while till I need too...

Another project that is calling me is ShiraleeStitches  BOM "Ruby"...might have a play this afternoon as I have the first month of the BOM on my desk....calling.... calling.....


And each night I've been knitting my Eskimo Drops hoodie jacket, I've finished the back and started the front last night...but pics next time...its sooo nice to have my creative mojo back....





Friday, 29 June 2018

Gnome Angel's sew along #100days100blocks

Lost In Play are sponsoring one of the daily prizes for Gnome Angels sewalong #100days100blocks. We will be working with Tula Pinks 100days book. Follow along on Instagram or Facebook...for more details check out HERE.

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Our Sponsorship is applicable on Day 49, where you have the chance to win a Toy bundle worth $130 from Lost In Play. WE will also be giving a 15% discount for all participants off our website, for the 100 days....There are HEAPS more prizes to be won, so head to Gnome Angels website for all the details....Starts July 7, 2018....
I'm going to be using the opportunity to use my stash....come and join me.....

Saturday, 16 June 2018

FNSI June 2018

Last night I joined Wendy and the girls for Friday Night Stitch In...I finished my second last block for My Old Time Kaleidoscope BOM.....I'm very proud as I set a goal of 20 minutes a day to sew and I've met that goal .....yay....


The last block is now ready to sew...we are by the fire pit and its blardy cold brrrrrr.....


I will join @barefootercrafter on Instagram for #saturdaynightcraftalong....you should join me ....happy sewing this weekend ­čśś

Saturday, 9 June 2018

Hello long weekend...


Ahh the rain has arrived, the fire is smouldering and the kids have contact till late afternoon. Hubby is meeting his daughter somewhere along the Bylong Way to pick up his grandsons tablets, so he will be gone for a while too, he took Mr 12 (grandson) with him for the early morning drove. Ive just dropped Miss 15 at the Painted Horse Cafe in Sofala where she now works. Am I alone? Afraid not, I have Miss 12 who arrived yesterday morning staying with us for the long weekend.
She is happy to watch movies whilst I catch up with blogs and on my third cuppa this morning.


I finally caved and bought the latest and last two issues of Laine Magazine. I have been following the magazine on Instagram and really enjoy their posst and stories. Therefore I'm planning on sitting and having a good read before lunch and maybe after too. The issues have soo many lovely projects, and the photography is amazing. 


Life has been busy of late with fostering and doesn't leave much time for crafting. I have only managed to knit a few rows each night of my new knitting project (insert sad face). I bought the wool a while ago and its a chunky soft knit, cant wait to wear it, oops I mean finish it.

I spend a lot of time working on Lost in Play now, painting, designing graphics, visiting preschools etc... and that equates to no sewing....and don't get me started on my sewing mojo...she has left the building!!!!
 When I went to our sewing group the other week, it took me ages before I pulled out something to sew and then I had a sore thumb, poor thing not used to epp'n anymore... So....I need to allocate at least 20 mins a day to sew, its my first love and I've been missing her greatly..........will take me 20 mins to sort out work to work on ...soo many WIPs hahahaha... 

Sunday, 3 June 2018

Happy 6th Birthday Chookshed


Happy 6th Birthday Chookshed...Its the place to be this weekend with all the bubbly, nibbles, design walls and friends.
Im celebrating with you by starting a new knitting project ....


Im making this in Drops Eskimo 100% wool. I started last night and its growing very fast. I'm making it in Yellow Green, tis a nice change from black lol..



Our household has been busy of late... am dreaming of somewhere warm, clear water and a few cocktails....

Wednesday, 30 May 2018

I should be sewing....

Its one of those days in our household today. I had planned to sew with the girls today, but most were busy this week. I should have made the effort to go and sew with Miss Khrissy. Call after call, and now we have three unhappy girls at school and I sent hubby to go and pick one up and sort the other two out....


this is me today....
Now if I had gone sewing, my day would have been filled with lots of shits and giggles and a bit of sewing, which my life is lacking of late.
With an extra two children in the household of late, my crafting is knitting socks at night. Which I finished one the other night...now it needs a partner....I started to make them for my Mummy for Mothers Day ... oh well her birthday is October so I may have the second one finished by then.
Im about to head out to my sewing space and get a few hours of anything, even if its just sorting or patting my fabrics'...oops forgot the hubby will be back soon, I wonder how many kidlets he will have with him.....

Sunday, 6 May 2018

Its flu season....

Its flu season here and has been for almost two weeks, this is the first time in 20 years Ive had the flu and I dont like it!!!!'
So not a lot has been happening except for family life which is always busy....Ive been knitting when I can. I joined the handmade society sock KAL on Ravelry two months behind. but Im ok with that. I love the hand dyed yarn that is all over instagram and etsy at the moment. I have bought enough for the first six months of the KAL ( knitalong).

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My new venture 'Lost in Play' has kept me very very busy. We had our first appointment with a local preschool and they loved all our products and requested us to make some additional for them!! We are attending the Bathurst Artisan Market next weekend, 12th May. I have a good stock of products but have had a lot of request for the superheroes and princess wooden dolls...so IM busy painting today....


Alas no sewing...which makes me sad but making the handmade toys is fun and fills my days...we are also looking at a store front shop in Sofala for the Lost in Play business.....woohoo fingers crossed.

Ive listed nine products from the website....


 
 

Bored box                             $15.00
Story stones                          $25.00  7 designs
Nature Play mats                  $45.00  6 designs
Hand painted Princess          $35.00 lge (9cm ) $25.00 sml (7cm)
Scavenger Hunt set               $20.00
Discover the Seasons            $25.00
Wizards workshop                $30.00
Hand painted Superheroes    $35.00 lge (9cm ) $25.00 sml (7cm)
Tic Tac Toe                           $30.00 3 designs

take a look...let me know what you think!!