Thursday, April 22, 2010


PQS3 placemat for Caryn, originally uploaded by partitoymonito.

Here's the latest creation - a placemat for Caryn in the US.

I love the way it's turned out and have decided Placemats are the new Quilts! ...Quick and easy to finish and no guilt about it sitting there for months untouched.

Nice to do in this hot weather we've been having. Hand quilting is a nice winter TV watching activity for me as it warms me up as well as stop me eating! Too hot in the summer though!

Embroidery used to be my thing before the lure of the machine overtook, so it was nice to get back into that again after a short break.

I bought the binding ready made from Spotlight ages ago and like the way it looks. I just machine sewed it on, no hand sewing this time which was a nice change.

It's snoozin' in the sun with my Pretty One. I tried to get her to look up and show off the baby blues, but she was having none of it!

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Lucas and Barnaby Bunny

Lucas and Barnaby Bunny, originally uploaded by partitoymonito.

I've never felt the inclination to make a softie before, which is surprising considering the boys are both big soft toy fans.

These were and impromptu Easter pressie for them - Dom adores Lucas - Charlie is ambievelant about Barnaby..maybe it's the name!

They chose their own tummy adornments - Dom was hell-pressed on having the leaf despite my protestations about it not being very Easter-y. Ho hum!


This is a test post from flickr, a fancy photo sharing thing.

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Un film très drôle français


Funniest film I've seen since Bienvenue c'est les Ch'tis.

There's a lot to be said for french humour.
I'm a fan!
(It helps that I don't mind subtitles.)


Me and the boysies are watching the Wizard of Oz. 
Well, Dom and I are trying to watch it while Charlie is punctuating it with bouts of "how much of a pain in the butt can I possibly be??"
I've never seen it before so it's a great afternoon for all, baking Afghans, Meat Pies and watching DVD's.

It fits with our current favourite theme song from the Glee soundtrack, Defying Gravity. 

We're a big singalong family!! Well, me and the boysies are, anyway. Dad's an avid listener! You should see us rockin' along in Little Blue belting out Tik Tok. I don't know if the words are completely appropriate for a 5 and 3 yr old but I'm hoping that it's a while before they know what "brush my teeth with a bottle of Jack" really means!