Friday, November 18, 2011

Bad Maths!

Just as well its not Blogtober any more or I would have well and truly failed!  My blogging efforts are going as well as my exercise program and both are failing dismally for the same reason.  Yet again I'm flying solo, once again Big N's job has dragged him away and I am left holding the fort.  And if 3 kids and 2 parents is bad maths, 3 kids and 1 parent is even worse. 

I'm not complaining, I gave that up a long time ago and am now resigned to that fact that this will be a regular occurance in our lives and as always we adapt.  For a while I was happy in what I referred to as my "holding pattern", circling until the day the planets would align and I would be able to live my life.  But then I realised that if I wasn't proactive about making today that day then I would continue putting things in the too-hard basket and acheive nothing.  But I also know I have to make compromises, that with 3 small children I am not going to be able to acheive everything I want to - in fact as I'm sure all mothers know some days even managing to drink a cuppa while its still warm is a major acheivement.

Take this post for example - I started writing it 9 hours ago - and now its morning and I have just finished the previous paragraph.  All because my children decided not to go to bed.  They have a game of "sleep tag' that they love to play.  Basically it means they "tag" each other for turns at sleeping and I think the main aim of the game is to ensure I get minimal sleep.  And regardless of what time they go to bed that are up by 5:30 the next morning.  I wonder if they will still be yearly risers in the years to come when they have to get up for school!

But now I can't actually remember what the original point of this post was.  But while my children are entertaining themselves I am going to attempt that holy grail of a hot cup of tea.    Happy Friday!

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Starring me :P

Hoping to be back later to blog properly but in the meantime check out my starring role...  (if you click the picture it will take you to the actual "interview")

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Picture my week!

Its been too long since I last posted but things have been a little crazy even for us!  Yes I've had Big N at home but I think I expect I shuold be able to do more when I have help with the kids which I think then means I acheive less  We also had visitors staying in the form of one of my dearest friends and her brother who were making the drive from the tropics to the apple isle.  (I just want to add she is the type of visitor you want - not only did she make her very delicious lasange for dinner one night but also stocked our freezer with it)

The rest of my week looked a little something like this:


  1. My brave Master Q after surgery to remove a damaged tooth. Think he was more  upset by the fasting beforehand.  How do you explain to a 22 month old he can't eat for 6 hours!
  2. What I've been watching while I sew.  A friend recently gave me 6 seasons of it and I have it running on the laptop next to my machine while I am sewing.  
  3. Yes I know its a "kids" book but the last one in the series gets released on Saturday and so I re-reading the first 3 to refresh my memory.
  4. Roasts in the Weber - Big N's speciality.  
  5. What I've been making and in  Christmas versions as well.  There has been a decent amount of interest in these over at Puppy Dogs Tails and they are keeping me busy!
  6. What our fuel gauge looked like last Sunday when we went on a drive to the middle of no-where.  We were probably running on fumes by the time we found a servo!
  7. Our make-shift double pram.  We do have the real double version of this but Big N over inflated the tyres and they exploded.  Hoping the replacements arrive this week!

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Winner Winner Chicken Dinner!

Ok so the results are in:

And the winner is Orange - which was Big N's choice.  In my own defence I will say that he originally had picked a paler browner shade of orange for the contrast and I replaced it with the brighter shade.  As always though once I start sewing a combination he has selected I see that he is right!  Also I tend to steer towards less exciting fabrics for the first run of a pattern so that it goes belly up then I'm not so upset by the waste of material.

And now for the part you are all probably most interested in... drum roll please


Comment #5 was made by Selina who voted pink!  Off to email you now Selina to organise delivery.  


If anyone would like to order one of these sets feel free to shoot me an email!  There are several fabric choices now on the facebook page! 

Happy Monday!  And thanks to all who voted!