Friday, July 30
I wasn't going to blog this as I sometimes think bitchy blog posts can come across pretty badly, but well, this week has been a bit of a shocker and I maybe just reached the end of my tether but I also think I stuck up for my kids and myself in a way that was completely reasonable. I'm pretty tough on my kids in shops, I don't like them touching and playing with things, in fact I sometimes think I'm too tough on Chloe. So, shop owner, if you don't want young kids in your shop don't have a crate full of toddler toys for them to play with. My kids were happily playing and Chloe just brushed her hand along some merchandise that was right next to the toys. The shop owner (who has been rude to me a number of times in the past) told her off, I said "I am watching them," then she backchatted me to another customer. Needless to say we won't be going back there ever again.
So, it sounds like a tiny thing now it's written down. It didn't feel like it at the time.
Poor little Arj has been sick for what seems like weeks now. He's been going up and down with an ear infection that is proving difficult to shake and probably a virus on top of it. He's on his third lot of antibiotics for this infection. The last one took three lots too. Have any of you had experiences like this? I think he's teething too and the doctor said that some kids have this trouble until they stop teething. I really hope he doesn't. He's so, so miserable.
Poor little Chloe got her thumb stuck in a door this week too. She's OK but it was horrible anyway.
Now, that's the bad things out of the way. Time for the good things. We had a lovely Brown Owls meet up last night in the Wood Design Centre. It's the most beautiful building with the most beautiful collection of furniture. I met one of my old flatmates from Uni there for the first time since Uni - a long time ago now - and it was so nice to see her.
On the work front, I've got an exciting stockist lined up for the sewing kits. Considering how little time I've had to do anything this week that's amazing!! The GIVEAWAY is still open. Make sure you enter. Go on, you know you want to.
Tuesday, July 27
Oh, and you can sorta see behind Chloe the toy kitchen Sam and I made in a combined effort. He did most of the work, I did the sewing, purchasing of fittings and "creative direction." It's very strongly based on this pattern but we scaled it up and used MDF instead of cardboard.
Sunday, July 25
I'll draw the winner on Monday the 2nd of August.
PS You can choose the tree print in blue, or the protea print in aubergine if you prefer.
Friday, July 23
Checking out fabric both vintage and new on True Up.
The new fabric line from American Jane. Love it. I always love American Jane fabrics. I really seem to be drawn to the clear bright mainly primary colours. Available here.
These Auntie Cookie papercut fabrics. A bargain!
Monday, July 12
Friday, July 9
Wednesday, July 7
Love this! I'm trawling the net looking for bathroom inspiration and wondering about a bright stripey shower using tiles. This is Corian and Missoni and way, way, way beyond our means. I've got some graph paper, photos of tile samples and some textas and I'm going to work on some stripes of my own. Fun! What do you reckon? Any ideas?