Tuesday, 14 October 2008

Sunday At The Park

There is a nice little park right outside our front door... More often than not it is crawling with kids.. lots of them... Recently a new park opened around the corner.. and now the one in front of our house is like a ghost town.. SCORE!!
So for your viewing pleasure....

and this is why I like the park...
it wears them out!

Saturday, 11 October 2008

The Panda Costume TAKE 2

so I was bummed before about not taking pictures of the coats I cut up to make izzie's panda costume.. well lucky me!! i am making another Panda costume for a lovely lady .. so this time around I took pics .. I will post from start to finish the process....

one fuzzy faux suede vest lined with faux fur= 6 pound 50 pence

one pair of velvety slacks= 8 pound 50 pence

the cuting out process..

I had just enough from these two pieces.. it was really close..

everything is cut out and the unused stuff is in the garbage

halfway done..

izzie say's "youre out of your freakin mind if you think
this is what I want to be doing right now!!"

so that concludes tonights work on the 2nd Panda Costume...
To Be Continued...

And the Final Product-

I am so happy with how this turned out! It is a teeny bit cuter than the first Panda Suit and even though I spent less time making it I did a much better job..

Saturday's Walk in Ely (eel- E)

izzie bebe is a mama's boy! :)

Today we went to Ely to check out some charity shops as well as scope out a walk that we are planning for Girl Scouts next week... well I forgot to bring the directions to the GS walk so we just ended up thrifting and walking about.. to and fro.. it was fun though.. We got ice keem (as lola calls it).. I found the perfect coat and pants to make a costume out of... an old sheet and pillow covers to make something with.. and a neat little tin for putting buttons in...
It was a really beautiful day, surprising for England... and so we walked for a long time and sat and ate our ice cream along the river.. the babies were really good.. Maisie complained as usual.

we arrive ... at the carpark.. I drove this time so we didn't have
to spend 5 hours pulling into a parking space :-O... (sorry michael)

I found some super amazing yarn at this shoppe... I cannot wait to start using it. I plan to make some more wrist cuffs with it. Maisie picked out a bright orange acrylic. I got wool and bamboo..

there is a butcher next door to the yarn store.. I wanted to get something just to try it.. They had pork pie.. and this here.. Michael seemed to think that it wouldn't be sanitary.. we planned to stop back on our way out but we didn't... some day though... we will try the pasties and pork pies

of course we always have to detour at the toilet.. this time lola was wet..

izzie and daddy hung out outside while the girls pee'd

the ice keem man.. maisie and lola had soft serve cones..
michael had a coffee cone and i had a vanilla and nut cone...

we really saw a different side of Ely today.. we've been so many times and always stayed on the same path.. today we ventured off that path and it proved to be very rewarding..

Friday, 10 October 2008

Playing Dress Up

Today I finished Izzie's Halloween costume..and he is SO CUTE in it!!
I wish I had taken a picture of the two coats I cut up in order to make it....
kicking myself for that..
it's impossible to tell that an old Dorothy Perkins Coat and
a fuzzy white sweater from Japan (both thrift store finds)
are now izzie bebe's Panda Suit.

We pretty much played dress up all day. After I put him in the Panda Suit I dressed him and Lola up in their Halloween outfits and tried to get a cute picture of the two of them..

and then for the GRAND FINALE I put izzie bebe in a dress.. ;)
shhhh.. Don't tell Michael...
I think he would make a beautiful girl!

I entered the picture in a 'most convincing cross dresser' contest
on the ivillage playgroup we're a member of.. i'll update if
he wins :)

Thursday, 9 October 2008

Checking Off My List

I got one skirt made, two cuffs knitted, one order finished and nearly mailed.
I am going to start a personalized cuff with izzie's name tonight.
In addition to sewing and knitting I also mopped, vacuumed and mowed the lawn.
Lola on the other hand dumped out a whole bottle of baby oil all over the carpet, emptied an entire pack of wipes all over the living room.. drew on the walls with a red colored pencil and just as I sat down here to type she got into my make-up and spilled it all over the carpet.
She does the opposite of clean.

Wednesday, 8 October 2008

Thrift Store Finds Part I

lately i try to get to the charity shops around here as often as possible..
sometimes once a week or more...
i have found SO MANY interesting little bits and pieces..
here are a few of my favorites for this week...

the chair is now my sewing chair
the orange jar and turtle pixie combo sit in the window next to me
and cheer me on...

what i finished today

today i completed a hat i knitted for izzie bebe...
my izzie baby made a perfect model and
i dare say he is the sweetest little boy i have ever seen!

Blog Number One

i have never enjoyed writing as a past time... certainly not writing about what iam doing..
seems kinda silly... but i was inspired by a dear friend.. madly creative.. super nice lady.. with a beautiful little girl.. in a land far far away..
so i have decided to give it a go.. at the very least it will help me to keep organized all the ideas for crafts/sewing that i have in my head and the things i need/want to finish.
  • reversible skirt with day of dead material
  • red eyes on robot shirt
  • felt a hat
  • reversible skirt with ant material
  • cut up some of the clothing i've recently acquired and is now starting to pile to the ceiling
  • come up with some ideas for the fabric i get from the clothing
  • finish panda costume
  • start m's costume
  • start l's costume
  • knit some more cuffs with names or hearts or stars
  • brainstorm ways to sew downstairs
  • make a list of gifts i want to make for christmas gifts
  • start organizing material for aprons
ok i think that is a good list for the time being...
let's see how this all pans out..
the blog will keep us all updated :)