Memories are made of these….

Daisy’s Blanket
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Polly’s Blanket
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When you have kids you end up with a LOT of baby clothes. Very cute and mostly stained with chocolate or spaghetti sauce! I like to donate what I can to friends and charity shops but sometimes some things are just not up to another wear. I collected my favourite pieces (usually with some gorgeous illustrated applique or button) and took to them with a pair of scissors. I then used blanket stitch to attach these patches to a $5 Ikea throw and “Hey Presto!” a very cute memory blanket. My girls love each of theirs and they will come in very handy now that Autumn is definitely on its way.

Happy Goats make Tasty Cheese

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One of my family’s favourite day trips is down to the Red Hill/Main Ridge area on the Mornington Peninsula. A must see stop for us is the Main Ridge Dairy which is a farmhouse cheese factory and goat dairy. A yummy tasting plate while the girls feed the very happy goats makes for a great day in my books.

A Couple of Lovelies from Leeds

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I’ve been doing lots of sketches this week for a friend for her little girls bedroom.
This is one of the options. I love inserting some texture with fabric. It’s like digital appliqué.

Make mess in my house and you mess with me!

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I’m a finely tuned cleaning machine at the moment. 11 days out from the In-Laws arriving and my poor ducted vacuum system almost groans when it hears the patter of sand-covered feet as my kids come in from school.  I am sure when we are at the 2 days and counting stage I will have each family member in a hazmat suit (hazardous materials suit) as soon as they walk in the door.