Monday, 30 March 2009

relaxing madness

I have had a crazy last couple of weeks with two assignments to get done and two tests to study for, but thankfully it's all over and I can relax a little. Unfortunately I'm quite sore from too much writing and stressing so can't really chill out by sewing, which is disappointing as I have far too many ideas floating around in my head wanting to get out, plus umpteen dozen works in progress. However to distract me from this sad state of affairs my bestest friend from high school is coming to town tomorrow and we're having a big random potluck dinner at my place to celebrate. This is her first visit home from London in two and a half years and it really has been far far too long. So tonight it'll be early to bed so I can rush around after uni tomorrow picking up pieces of house to make room for visitors. We're so excited!

Thursday, 26 March 2009

sheep at 5am

I'm up pre-dawn today, Miss S keeps deciding that she's wide awake in the middle of the night and insists on not staying in bed, so we're up enjoying 5am. To amuse myself I've been catching up on some blog reading, it's been getting a bit behind with some assignments coming due and tests to study for, but 5am is no time to be doing anything productive. I found this incredible video over at Inhabitat and it amazed me so I thought I'd share.

Enjoy your day... hopefully I'll be going back to bed for a while before I truly start mine.

wordless wednesday

washing day

Monday, 16 March 2009

sewing lavender

I got some sewing done last weekend, it was great. I started on a project inspired by Tonya's alphabet piecing, looking towards Christmas presents. These two are part of a "sun, sand, and sea" series for some family.

Over the weekend I did some good gardening, weeding lots, planting a lavender bush into the garden, and trimming the lavender bushes we already have. The lavender clipping are now drying out in my studio, filling the room with wonderful smells.

The last couple of days I've been working hard on my studies - reading and writing - but I keep being distracted by clothing ideas that float in on the lavender smells in my studio/study.

Wednesday, 11 March 2009

wordless wednesday

Does anyone even know who started this?

Saturday, 7 March 2009

highchair antics

Miss S has been eating solids for a couple of weeks now, and absolutely loving it! About a week ago my mum brought us their old highchair which they bought second-hand some twenty-eight or so years ago for my older brother. It's since been lent to another family for their three kids and now is finding a warm welcome in our house.

So Miss S can now join us at the table for meals which is great fun for all of us. At the moment I'm baking some yummy bread which we're going to bake nice and crispy so she can suck and chew away on them.

Meanwhile, I'm off to do some sewing! Yay!!

What are your plans for the weekend?

Wednesday, 4 March 2009

uncreative creativity

I'm missing being creative. I've been filling my brain with my uni studies for less than two weeks and I'm feeling deprived of creative time. Not that I'd probably do much sewing, my wrists have been too sore with all the notetaking, but I've been feeling a bit paintily, and wishing I had some paints so I could explore it a bit. -not that I have much time free at the mo.

In my blogland explorations I've come across some fantastically inspiring artists, including:

Lisa Lectura

I have, however, spent a bit of time cleaning carrot/potato-mush out of my baby daughter's nose ...not something you do everyday, but one of the joys of starting with solids.