Saturday, February 25, 2012


Yup, I'm going to shave my head.

Well at least I plan to shave my head, I'm only gonna shave if I reach my goal of $250, otherwise I'll just be boring and colour my hair. A little incentive for you who wish to see me bald.

Why? To raise a little money for the Leukaemia Foundation. And because I need a change, I want to do something for someone I've never met, may never meet. It's easy to be loving and caring to my friends, anyone can do that. But it's time to step out of my comfort zone, help someone who really needs help, and shed a little hair.

If you want to sponsor me, please click here and support the Leukaemia Foundation. The money you give will help fund important research into leukaemia, lymphoma, myeloma and other blood disorders.(And get me to shave my head).

W@dsy and I are doing this together. Here is our "Before" shot.

For more info you can check out World's Greatest Shave

Today, 31 Australians will get the news they have blood cancer. Your donation will support them from the moment they are diagnosed. All the Leukaemia Foundation's services are free. Let's keep them that way. 

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Insane and Evil

Why am I insane? Because it is 1:11am, I have just finished sewing and I'm not even sleepy yet.

Why am I evil? Because I'm doing something kinda a cruel, I'm making my children.... matching outfits! Yup, soon they will wandering around town looking like a pair of evil twins ready to reek havok unto the world. Okay so I may have watched way too many creepy movies, and it's kinda late so you'll have to excuse my mad ramblings a little.

First I went to Spotlight in search of some Wiggles fabric (my kids are obsessed with the Wiggles). Unfortunately they didn't have any! So I bought some cute knit fabric and some appliques.

Because I'm truly terrible at sewing sleeves, I made Gremlin a sleeveless shirt. And I made Chicken a dress, based off the one I made here. I think I like this one better.

I'm actually pretty proud of these outfits, for once they actually look like I pictured them in my head.

Would it be too cruel to wake them up now, force them to model the clothes, and them make them go back to sleep? Probably.

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Tall, Skinny and Blonde

Yup, that's my little girl. She's eating constantly and just getting taller, there is no meat on her whatsoever. Dresses that used to end near her feet 6 months ago are now just below her knees. This is getting ridiculous.

This dress which is one of her favourites is just too short, it only barely covers her bottom, she wore it today (hence the stains) and it drove me nuts, so I did something about it.

I cut up a onesie, because she never wears them and this one was a weird shape, it was actually too long (miracle) and sagged. I cut the top off the dress, sewed the top of the onesie to the skirt of the dress and finished it off with some scrap fabric for a belt. What do you think? I quite like it. I really wanted to keep this cute butterfly fabric, hopefully this way it will last a little longer.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

A Valentine To Me

This love letter is inspired by Honest Mom.

Dear Ziva,

You are amazing, strong, kind and giving. You are loved.

God loves you, your husband loves you, your children love you and your friends and family love you. 

Yes, life has been hard lately, with two trying toddlers and a hubby who's suffering from anxiety but you still manage.You do so many many things at home, work and church, you are a survivor.

You even spend your spare time making and designing clothes for your children, as well as making gifts for your friends and their children. You cook and clean and do so much for so many.

You may not be Supermum, but you're not doing too bad.

Now it's your turn, it's time to send a little more love your way. Take a little time for yourself, you deserve it you lovely lady.


Monday, February 13, 2012

Now What?

In an attempt to save money we have started buying in bulk. Once a month we do a big shop of staples, meat and frankly anything else that will fit in our chest freezer or pantry that we use regularly. I have even started planning meals and generally sticking to the plan.

One problem, I have young kids. Or more specifically, I have Gremlin.

Gremlin has now decided that chicken nuggets, fish fingers, peas and corn are all "Yucky." All previously his favourite foods. Chicken is happy eating just about anything... as long as it is the same thing that Gremlin is eating. Now what am I supposed to do with 80 fish fingers? Now what am I supposed to feed them? I have no idea what the next "favourite" food is going to be.

Gremlin, ever the helpful child, has offered a solution for me. Cookies, cookies would be really yummy for dinner Mummy. I'm sure they would sweetie.

BTW I've been making really yummy cookies lately with this basic recipe then I split up the batch and add different flavours. My favourite flavour so far is peanut butter with extra nuts and chocolate chips.

Friday, February 10, 2012

How To Get Your Daughter To Scream Like a Banshee

It's simple really.

  1. Just take a thumbsucking daughter, who has cut both sides of her thumb on her teeth from sucking so much.
  2. Then cover the wounds with water proof band-aids, then tape those in place with medical tape.
  3. Now watch the madness.
Chicken gets her thumb taped from time to time, and usually she gets over it and decides to suck the bandage (hence the waterproof bandaids) but not today. Today she screamed and screamed. She only ever sucks her right thumb, but today she tried all her fingers, eventually she calmed herself by rubbing her eyebrows gently with her index finger (don't ask me why but her favourite body part is eyebrows). She's a loopy little girl with a horrible scream, but I love her :)

Monday, February 6, 2012

A Little Bit Crafty - Part Two

Okay, so I've been a little lazy posting lately, but that doesn't mean I haven't been busy. For some reason sewing and craft is my thing, it lets me unwind after work or a long day with kids, what can I say, I love it!

A few weeks ago I put together a couple of cute things for a couple of friends of mine due to have babies, (one is now here, the other will be anyday now). I made.... nappy cakes.

The main part of the cake is made from rolled up nappies, the cake base is wrapped in muslin cloth, the top of the cake is decorated with a washable waterproof wet bag, baby socks and a knitted headband. Pretty much the whole thing is useful (at least that's the plan).

And while cleaning up the spare room the other day, I discovered a pile of knitted squares. I had knitted these years ago, before I had kids, for a friend's baby. But I never finished it. I have now decided to finish it and knit it for the next friend who has a little boy.

And tonight I finished sewing a hat for Chicken to match her skirt.

Ta Dah! It's reversible

Now Gremlin wants a hat of course, I'm thinking it'll be a dinosaur hat. Stay tuned!