Friday, October 1, 2010

My 1 year sewing anniversary!

I have been sewing for 1 year now!! I started before my daughters birthday last year. This is my latest project to celebrate my 1 year anniversary and my daughters 4 year old birthday. I had some fabric I picked up from an op-shop and I've been waiting to use it for something. Its not shiny in real life though.
I wish I could quit my job and just create things all day, my dream life!

Monday, May 10, 2010

Blogging for Blogs sake

Were going to Disney on Ice on 22 May. I wanted to make Mia something Minnie Mousish. I bought her some mouse ears and a tail. Heres the skirt I came up with:

My first attempt at making Cinnamon and chocolate chip rolls with cream cheese icing. Was freaking delicious! I made the recipe up myself so hopefully I can replicate it again.
Finn started playing soccer for Papakura City Real Madrid a few weeks ago. He usually goes all over the place, comes off for a drink and a feed, needs to go toilet...all during his games. Last weekend only Daddy went with him and what do you know.....he won Player of the Day!!!
Made Mia a ruffle skirt out of some yellow knit fabric I op-shopped. I saw a skirt similar in a Home & Garden magazine and was keen to replicate it. She told me she doesn't like the skirt..hahaha. Here it is:

Monday, May 3, 2010

John Mayer - Battle Studies 2010

Went to John Mayer on his Battle Studies Tour Wednesday 28th April 2010 at Vector Arena in Auckland. Let me just say it was AMAZING! The live acoustics are unbeatable.

A yummy dinner at Monsoon Poon was the perfect start to the evening.
Got to Vector where me and my sis (Ngatihine) got our official merchandise. Then went up to get our crappy seats. Whilst in the foyer looking for the right door to crappiness, some random lady came up to us. How long have you been fans? Whats your favourite song? When did you get your tickets? Why are you all the way up here? "Must be weird a strange lady asking you all these random questions. Well listen, I have 2 front row tickets that I want you to have. Make sure you wave to me". I was freaking awe struck, gave her the biggest hug of her life and said thank you....probably a million times. Turns out she was his back-up singer. If only I had known this earlier hahaha.

The concert was amazing...the seats were the best in the house. Dead centre in front of John Mayer performing. We were able to see every single detail, from all the many faces he pulls whilst singing, turning of the guitar knobs (haha) everything!!

I officially ♥ John Mayer

Favourite song of the night: Gravity
Ps. I dont care how douchy his comments may be....hahahaha

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Mittens Complete

Did you know its impossible to take a photo of both your hands together by yourself?? hahaha. Finished 2 mittens, big size!

Monday, April 12, 2010

Cake = Keke

Here are some of the cakes I have made.....its quite fun making fun cakes

And heres one that Earl made for Finns birthday. I told him we should start a business, I think he thought I was kidding...haha

Friday, April 9, 2010

Heres a mit

The pattern ended up way too small, luckily Mia can fit them so its not a total write off. Now Finn wants some as well.

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

My Alice Mittens

My sewing machine is out of order so, I taught myself how to knit last I am attempting to make some mittens. Here is the wool and needles I brought to make them.

Exciting stuff huh?? huh?? Here is what I'm trying to make:

And I just finished reading the 2nd True Blood - Sookie Stackhouse book. Its pretty ok. I have 6 more to read before a new one comes out. Havent bothered watching the series on tv yet.