We had a little mini holiday last weekend to celebrate my sister's 30th. Apparently our grand ideas of filling the restaurant for her birthday dinner with a gazillion helium balloons was a little bit over the top (?! what really?!). And so was the idea of having a gigantic number 30 in big glittering silver helium balloons. Seriously, what is wrong with this girl? Who wouldn't want their age proclaimed to the whole wide world?!. So we had to do a last minute trip to the shop and get some smaller scaled helium balloons filled up. And it just so happens this shop is the big craft shop here (Spotlight for the Aussies/Kiwis). Oh and did I mention I had a voucher where if I spent $100, I saved $40? So clearly fabric shopping was needed to get to that magic $100. Is that sounding like an excuse? Is it time for me to check into Fabricaholics Anonymous?
So I had a bit of fun. Just a little bit.
How ridiculously cute are these bugs? I have no plans for them yet but I couldn't resist.
I am really loving this one with all that fancy script all over it. I am thinking of using this one for the Handmade Swap for my secret partner. Still deciding if it would suit her. I am really struggling on the perfect fabrics for the swap!
Fiona and I are working on. Or maybe for paper piecing ;)
In other news... today is my beautiful daughter's birthday. She turns two. Still can't believe it. I must be turning into a big old sap because I'm a little sad that there's no way I can refer to her as a baby now that she's two (though just quietly, she'll always be my baby!).
I am very impressed with her though - she picked a couple of her new presents to take out with her today, and she chose the two things I made for her! I must have done something right. :)
I made her a little owl - which she played with the other day, then I wrapped it up and she pretended to be surprised all over again today haha. All I've heard is "uh uh owwwwllll". Pleased I managed to capture it on video as she squished it and cuddled it.
I also gave her the Queen of Hearts mini quilt I made for the Play competition (watch out, I'm going to be asking for your votes on it soon haha! Cos clearly I need to win fabric vouchers!). I designed it with my Lulu in mind to go with the dolly I gave her for her bday. Happy to say it was an absolute hit with my gal. She marched out the door carrying the dolly quilt in one hand and the owl in the other!
Like this owl cake! She chose this cake out of the cake book - think she likes owls a bit at the moment?