Thursday, 10 September 2015

Alice in Wonderland

It started out so simply. I happened to read that Alice in Wonderland was published 150 years ago this year & I thought it would be fun to have a Mad Hatter's Tea Party. It was also my birthday coming up, & as I hadn't had a party since my 18th, which was a 'few' years ago, I thought why not?
Of course as with anything, give me a theme & I'm off, lol. Well with google & Pintrest there are millions of ideas out there so I started searching. Here are some pics of the day.

Poor Alice floating in her sea of tears.

Painting the roses red!

The singing flowers.

The baby who turned into a pig in the kitchen. 
I crocheted a bonnet for the pig, as you do.

Which way?

I caught the white rabbit. :-)
I made my dress & apron, it was fun doing some dressmaking for a change. 

Paul going clubbing, lol.

I used some of my vintage tablecloths.

The food, lots of yummy treats. 
I made placecards for the guests using old playing cards.

The dormouse.


Tuesday, 8 September 2015

Finally back blogging, again!

I did it again, locked myself out of my blog & today, with the help of ds, I finally got in again.Yes I'm writing down how I got back in. :-)

So what's been happening all these months? Well I have been busy & I will show you a few things I've made. I won't try & catch it all up in one post though.

Last year I started a monthly sewing group in my home to make quilts for Aussie Hero Quilts. These are the three quilts I've made so far.

This quilt was pretty quick & easy, well as quick & easy as a quilt can be! I used this tutorial:

The best bit, no triangles!, It's a very clever technique & I can definitely see more zigzag quilts in my future.

Things I will be blogging about to catch up:

I've also been busy crocheting this year. I'll take pics of some of the things I've made in daylight & show you.

Pics of the Alice in Wonderland party we had for my birthday.

Our new bathroom, we finally ripped out the old bathroom to deal with the leaky shower & almost have a beautiful new bathroom.

I'm so glad to be back!