Wednesday, October 29, 2008

la petite robe...

Its finished, the gorgeous little corduroy dress - and I'm delighted with its result. I love the colour, I love its contrasting fabric and I love that its not in the shops for purchase. And most of all, I love that my fault finder of a Hubby, didn't criticise it AT ALL, he said it was "brilliant bubes". Arrrhhhhh xx.

The khaki corduroy fabric was teamed with 100% cotton florals for its lining. Those big chunky brown buttons came from a shoe box full of miscellaneous buttons which I bought from a charity shop for about a fiver. Teamed together, I think it works.

For me, its a winner!

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

A trip into the forest

It was glorious. The sun shone and the wind blew.

And the two boys went in search of treasure.

Along the way we found some starving geese. Probably shipwrecked. Thankfully, the Bubela had a whole loaf of Tesco value bread with him.

No rock was left unturned. Treasure was to be found.

Then we went deeper into the forest.

And guess who found a dinosaur bone!

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

OH NO!!!!

Look what's happened.

My foot pedal fell off the table (as I was assembling the sewing machine for use) and now my machine doesn't work. I'm such a clutz... And, all these lead bits fell out of the pedal... I've no idea what they are, but they're obviously important. Oy vey!! Despair.

I've now got to schlep around in search of a repairer, or a replacement pedal.

So, I'm afraid the only photo I have of my corduroy dress is this unfinished one, pre-machine breakage. [Excuse the poor lighting]. The lovely floral fabric is its lining and the photo does no justice to its beauty. Its mint background and bright pink flowers is gorgeous.

Signing off... a glum Mrs Sweetpea. x

**UPDATE** Phew of relief. I've found a shop that will replace my pedal. They cut off the wire attached to the existing pedal and attach a new generic pedal - all for £30. And the best bit... the wait is 2/3 hours. *Smiling, Hubby will be pleased because I was in a bad mood last night.*

My other choice was buying another pedal direct from Singer for £60 with a weeks wait.


"Just buy another sewing machine", said my Darling Hubby. Last week, My iron had been fusing the house, so Hubby said "just go buy a new one". I saved him £30 something and changed the fuse!!!!! *chuckle*.

*Note to Hubby* I love you and I know you would buy me anything, but we cant just buy a "new one" everytime something goes wrong... we have to learn to fix it. xxxx

Saturday, October 18, 2008

I'm sewing.

Sewing a lovely little corduroy dress, its gorgeous. So far, anyway. Its a Vintage Mccalls pattern... Oooo, I love my vintage patterns. I've never been lucky to pick any up in a charity shop, they are probably slung out before they even reach the shop floor. I just purchase them on Ebay.

Wanna have a look at my new additions?

I'll post photos of my dress in the next couple of days.

Friday, October 17, 2008


My little Nosh.

How long we waited for your arrival. All those years of rollercoaster IVF cycles... All those negative testings... All those tears... All those doctors... and then, god blessed us with your safe arrival.

My creation

And we thank god every day that you made it safely to us in the end.

Your cheesy smile kisses my heart and your kisses I want to bite. Your cuddles are delicious and your personality is humerous. Your frustrations and "strong will", ha, I can live with for the time being! You are our completion to our family.

Happy birthday my little Noshpot. x

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

HAPPY 7th BIRTHDAY sweet little Bubela.

My creation

7 years ago today, you were put into my arms and a love and bond warmed my heart like no other love I had ever felt before. A love of a life, to protect and to care for, to love and nurture, and become a family.

The best little birthday present one could ask for. Born on Hubby's birthday - Happy birthday to you too, Chooch. x

Where did those 7 little years go?

From your first step to you turning a big 7.

Happy birthday Bubela and may all your dreams come true. xxx