Sunday, April 28, 2013

instagram competition - trees

Ahhh....  such a beautiful morning for a walk.  I spotted instagram having a competition on #WHPthroughthetrees and thought I would send in a couple from my neck of the woods (world).  

Have a great Sunday
K x 

Friday, April 26, 2013

Hooky for the day

I've had my head in a text book for the past week.  

Today....   I just needed a  break and to get out for a coffee and do something different.

So I took off to the shops and thought I would have a little trawl through a couple of Op-Shops.  

My stash - the shoes are Kumfs and hardly worn & a couple of dress patterns all in my size. Cant go wrong with that.

The cotton fabric is lovely about 2 meters - I might have a crack at making a blouse.  

I'm all inspired after watching the Great British Sewing Bee.  I'm sharing the link, just in case you don't know how to find it on you tube.

Reality TV love it or hate it?  But this one is about something i'm interested in, oh and the people involved in the program are talented and it's relatively short - 4 episodes.  No dragging on for weeks on end...  

I love that one of the contestants was 81 years old and the rest all in between and they show you what they are up to after the show.  

Did I mention I really enjoyed it?  LOL 

So as I said.....  I thought I might have a crack at sewing something other then a quilt or patchworky stuff..  if that makes sense.  So fingers crossed.  I have a little collection of different fabrics happening and now some patterns.  

Anywhoo back to the books tomorrow.  Exam on Monday. Bring it on.   

Happy sewing and crafting or whatever else you are doing.

K x 


Sunday, April 14, 2013

Back to the #scrappytripalong

I took a little time out today to hit the sewing room and get back to my #scrappytripalong the one I started earlier in the year.  It has been way too long since I've even been in the craft room let alone sewn anything..... so fabulous just to have a little play and I love how the colours just blend in.  There seems to be a green & pink theme happening naturally as it wasn't planned.  

I'm looking forward to getting the next couple cracking which I've already started to cut out.  I  might have to have a dig through the cupboard and see what I can find to pop into it as I'm running out of scraps.  

I had the most grandiose of plans this morning.  But my bed called and I just wanted the rest.  It has been a little crazy in my neck of the woods lately.  

I did have a wonderful brunch this morning such a treat on Sunday mornings.  Avocado & smoked salmon with sunny side up eggs with feta and chives.  Yummo it was delicious.  This breaky sits well with the IQS -  :).  Which I would like to say is still going well.  I'm loving the no up and down on the sugar spiral.  I've found it worth the effort.  But you know it really does take some effort to think of different things to eat.  Eg:  healthy things and taking the time to prepare real food and keep the sugar out.  It's not a bad thing, just effort and focus needed.  I'm still making the quinoa salad - baking pumpkin, beetroot and sun-dried tomatoes, olives and feta.  Which is sensational but I need to find some other stuff too.  Cause I've gone off some stuff and need to shake it up a little.  

Anywho have a great week.

Kath x