Thursday, July 28, 2011

To Russia, with love...

 One down, three to go.

Liberty love.

I hate hemming trousers or jeans. Pain in the butt. So now I just use bias binding on mine if I can. I bought this gorgeous Liberty binding at Patchwork on Central Park not long ago and have used it on my new jeans (Lee, $27 from Costco, bar-gain!)

Now I'm sewing Russian fur hats for the Trivia night on Saturday. Our theme is Moscow. There will be lots of vodka consumed, methinks!

Monday, July 25, 2011

The weather that was...

Got lots of sewing done this weekend as have chesty cough and sound like I'm on 40 fags a day. Getting better...I'll be back at the gym tomorrow, hopefully, Tori!

Dr Seuss placemats for the lads. Have had them quilted for a few weeks now and they just needed binding.

 Little man getting a dose of Vitamin D on Friday. He wanted to stay home from his soccer lessons and look after me, bless his little heart!

Kinder Quilt finito! Praise be!! This one dragged a bit but I'm happy with the result.
Stoopid shadow!
Back (Thank you, Ikea!)

Look at our veges!!! Lots of leafy things, not much root veg action yet.

Three little boats for Annabel in The Beehive. Her little boy's "The Busy Sea at Night" Quilt is going to be very cute!

I'm back at the machine now, putting gorgeous Liberty binding on a pair of jeans. Much better than hemming!! And I know all about hemming being only 5 ' 1" !! Will post a pic later for those of you that don't have a clue what I'm banging on about.

Sunday, July 24, 2011


Great talent, gone too soon. Hope she's finally found some peace.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Little boxes, little boxes...

Theme for the kinder quilt to be auctioned at the annual Trivia Night this year is Little Houses.

I have decided I have enough fabric (understatement of the year!!!) to make it without buying more, for once. Background of Kona Medium Grey (?) punctuated with a green Kaffe Fassett and Purple Echino for the border

 All the Frogs class drew themselves on white homespun from Spotlight. I added their name and a little roof to each one from a fabric in my scrap container (didn't even make a dent in the ruddy thing!)
 I then ironed the houses onto Fusible Web and cut around each one.
 Placement is not easy! I added a few little trees to the gaps that were evident. Nice Echino fabric with birds and bugs on it. There is Charlie's one by the bird, Big mop of curly blonde hair and Harry Potter glasses! Excellent!
Finally ironed each one into place, Now am ready to make backing, the quilt sandwich and raw-edge applique each house. Will be ready to display Monday, all going well!

Off the St Katherines for dinner tonight before HARRY POTTER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Just a little bit excited!!!!!!!

Monday, July 11, 2011

Baking Day at Casa Los Williams

In the oven as we speak are...

Raspberry and White Chocolate Friands

125g Raspberries (frozen are fine)
185g melted Butter
6 egg whites (or 4 eggs if you cant be bothered)
100g Almond meal
.5 cup Plain Flour
1.5 cup Icing Sugar Mixture
100g White Choc Chips

Crush the raspberries then mix everything together.
Pour into greased friand or muffin tins.
Bake for 25mins at 180 degrees.
Stand for 5 mins before cooling on wore rack then sut with icing sugar when cool.

Chocolate Muffins

1.75 cups Plain Flour
1 cup Sugar
.5 cup Cocoa
2 tsp Baking Powder
.25 tsp Baking Soda
.25 tsp Salt
2 eggs
1 cup milk
.5 cup melted Butter
.5 cup Chocolate Chips

Mix all ingredients together until well combined.
Bake in greased or lined muffin tins at 180 degrees for 18 to 20 minutes.
Cool on wire rack and ice if desired.

Hope you're having a happy day wherever you are!

Monday, July 4, 2011

Have Mercy!

It's the first day of the school holidays here in windy Melbourne.

Normally we would don the PJ's for the day and have a stay at home bonanza, but the kids were booked in for a Lego Create and Learn session at 9, so it was much like any other school day, really, minus the lunches to make.

We started a new tradition. The kids had never eaten Coco Pops before we came home from Samoa on the plane. They ADORED them, sugary bits of chocolate love, that they are. Rather than have an issue at the supermarket we decided to make it a first and last day of the school holidays treat. So today was the day.

They are as 'high' as kites.
I'm blaming the bloody Coco Pops.
It's not as if they don't get lots of junk - they have too much, really, but always a healthy breakfast.
They are Doing. My. F**k**'. Head. In already and we are only just over half way through the day.
It's blowing it's knads off outside and I've sent them out to play. At least it's not raining!

Maybe I can tame them with Brocolli?