Wowsers!

Liz wrote this at 04:01 :

I just had a quick look through my photos and there are quite a few projects I haven’t shared yet!

So I am going to post the boring (aka ones that don’t need much describing) now, and hopefully get back to updating ones that I want to write a bit more about over the next few weeks. As I would really like to get them all blogged before another year disappears (and it is traveling pretty fast!)

Birthday present for a 7 year old boy, back in July I think. Ottobre pattern - not sure which one, Stella and Hilco (I think) fabric from Crafty Mama’s.

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2 Ottobre tops for me - my standard, slight v-neck pattern. Both in Stella. I don’t wear the white one much, because apart from the fabric being a lot thinner than the black, I feel like a giant dirt magnet (me + white = grub!) The black one ended up being 3/4 sleeves as I ran out of fabric.

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Book week costumes - yes it was ageeeeeeeeees ago. Charlie and Lola. Easy. Farbenmix Olivia dress with improvised collar and button placket for Lola, complete with her butterfly hair clips.

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Charlie is Ottobre again, teemed with a pair of jeans. Simple! I just printed out Charlie in the closest font I could find, ironed some double sided web onto the back of some felt and cut out the letters and stuck them on the top. When DS decides he doesn’t want to be Charlie anymore, I will just pull the letters off.

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Okay, I think that is enough for today :)

Cheers!

Remembering

Liz wrote this at 05:13 :

This weekend just gone, my darling dog made the journey to Rainbow Bridge. She was very old (she would’ve been 16 in December) and she had finally exhausted the puppy spirit that she had always possessed. Every visit, except for the last one, I could encourage her to bark and jump around and wag her tail. Unfortunately on the last one, she just didn’t have it left in her.

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She lived a lovely life on the farm with my parents and various cats and dogs, and even though she never lived with me in the city (I could never have done that to her - she loved the farm life too much), she never, ever, forgot that I belonged to her.

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I remember my Mum commenting on her weird behaviour on the days I was due to come home from Perth when she was only a few years old. She would run around barking and being a total peanut. Until I got home. Even when she was older and would happily obey my Dad, when I was there, his word meant very little :)

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I can still remember the day that I brought her home. Dad had taken me to look at a litter of puppies, of which there were two left. His words were along the lines of “now don’t go falling for the first one you see”. Needless to say he went all gooey the minute she climbed on him. She climbed all over him in the car on the way home too. And I have never known a puppy since, to be able to escape from a tall washing machine box without tipping it over. That was her bed for the first few nights and we never did work out how she escaped.

So goodbye my beautiful Darcy. I will never, ever forget you and all the memories you helped to create.

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xx

Pj Pants

Liz wrote this at 07:02 :

boring, but necessary. Thankfully the flannelette designs are pretty funky! All from Spotlight - mine is last years stock, the kids are this years.

No, I didn’t make them just now - these were made back in the middle of June. Except I hadn’t taken a photo of mine, so this was taken today as they were having a swing on the washing line :) (except it has taken me a whole month to post this post, so it wasn’t really taken today).

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My pattern is Simplicity 3571 - I think I traced the seam allowances as 5/8” but only sewed these ones at 3/8” - it makes for nice roomy pants though.

The kids are Otto 4/2003 #34 in sizes 128 & 140. I didn’t do the bias hem though, just made them a tad longer.

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Styling of the kids pj’s by them - flat pj people just in case you need help with your imagination ;)

Cheers!