Friday, 27 September 2013

Leaping...

Caught Pip in the late afternoon in the backyard...

Dancing... as you do...

Leaping - how does she do it?

We're having fun after all...

Yes we are...

Another one - leaping Philippa!

Thursday, 26 September 2013

A quilt for Tilly

Just in case you were wondering who it's for...

Added leftover squares from the stash... a tiger in the midst...

Backed with old fraying jumper that Frank kindly donated to the cause... edged in pink...

Wednesday, 25 September 2013

Tuesday, 24 September 2013

Tilly the ambush cat

She loves to hide in the bushes waiting to ambush unsuspecting humans...

Monday, 23 September 2013

A timely quilt

It started with a bible verse for a "man of the moment"... hence the clocks/watch fabric.

Added panels (these were large fabric samples (I believe they were meant to be upholstery samples) that I had bought years ago that I never knew what to do with.


Interspersed with leftover flannel from Ethan's grown up quilt... Not sure if you can see the letterings on top, left, right and bottom of the middle panel

On the top - NIKO

On the left - MAN

On the right - MYTH

On the bottom - LEGEND

A timely reminder in case he gets a tad too full of himself because of the accolades...

My favourite part of quilting - the binding - because it usually spells the 'finishing' and also because I generally handsew it - I find it soothing and therapeutic...

Backed with a neutral floral sheet - I didn't have anything else big enough... it's probably the size of a double quilt and because of the upholstery fabric, makes it so much heavier...

My first attempt at log cabin style panel - I think my next quilt will be a log cabin...

Frayed edges of middle panel adds interest... hope he likes it... it's months early for his birthday but at least I know it's finished 'in time'.

Saturday, 21 September 2013

A leathery visitor

Rather scary looking but quite harmless really.  I was quite pleased to see this leathery blue tongue lizard on our back veranda sunning itself... they eat snails and other nasties in the garden.  Tilly was intrigued but stayed away - content to watch from a distance.

Friday, 20 September 2013

The Flip Down Desk

Ethan's room additions - do you see it?  It's taken a while to complete...

Made of scrap wood and some bought pieces but mainly what was lying around or scrounged from skip bins...

The ink smudged...but it's still legible...

Flips down onto the bed

Legs that flip down when open and sit flat when closed...

The hope is that it will be used when the laptop is required...

Thursday, 19 September 2013

With some imagination...

That window frame in the garden that the men thought was superfluous... turns out to be a perfect 'photo booth'...

Fun times...

Wednesday, 18 September 2013

The westfacing window

It needs another solution to block the heat out...there is an external awning but I'm thinking something more rigid on the inside as well... shutters?

Tuesday, 17 September 2013

The view from up high...

Can you see her?

It's an odd place to be...

But she likes a different perspective on things ever so often...

Sunday, 15 September 2013

Pyjama Party Part 2

Guests arrive

Then off to the local park for some fun...
All aboard...
Hang on tight now...
Friends...
Back home for birthday song...
We blow out the candles on the cake...
Change into our onesie pyjamas and open presents before bedding down for a movie...

Saturday, 14 September 2013

The Pyjama Party Part 1

A homemade cake...oreo cookies and cream frosting...

Some furry friends for rent...

Snuggle buddies - it is a pyjama party after all...

Add decorations and party food...

Some more furry friends for decor...

Lolly bags - tied with handmade beaded bracelets

The old single mattresses put to good use in the rumpus...