Thursday, 26 June 2008

For the etsy gods!

I've been a bad,bad blogger, not making time to write.
I've been busy working on my latest offering's to the etsy gods!
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Tuesday, 17 June 2008

Gotta love pressies!

A wee while ago the lovely Apryl from Merdian Ariel organised a vintage swap and I was lucky enough to get get her as my partner.
Here is part of my present I received,an original painting from the lady herself.
I love it,it's on the wall above my sewing machine.
Check out her etsy shop,she has to die for jewellery too.
Pictured here too is a gift for our little friend,Simeon,who turned 2 last week. I don't usually do boy's clothes,so I'm glad it was well received,he looks super cute in it.
I've been feeling a bit like I can't be arsed with stuff at the mo,here in Sydney it's been raining for 2 1/2 weeks,nothing for some,big deal for moi,were are you Mr Sunshine???I promise I'll never take you for granted again.....

Friday, 30 May 2008


This week I've made a rabbit softie and matching top for a friend's little baby.
It has a matching mini bunny on her hand to snuggle up to at night.
I had so much fun making it.
Meanwhile,at Casa Ainsworth we officially have a toddler now.The tantrums,the climbing,cheekiness.
My Goodness!
I forgot!
I can't stay cross very long though,how can I check that look out!

Thursday, 15 May 2008

Fabric Finds

I love fabric like this,it reminds me of my childhood,although the colour scheme for our house was more orange and brown.
Picked this up at a garage sale on Sunday,destined to be cushions and a bag for me and maybe highlights for some little dresses for the shop.

Monday, 12 May 2008

Working Hard

I've not posted for a while cos I'm trying to make and stock my etsy shop with 2 items (at least) per day. Not an easy feat with 2 younguns!
Anyhoo,I was putting off blogging cos I didn't want to just plug my shop,but guess what...that's all I'm thinking about at the mo,so here goes.
Look at these pretty skirts!
Happy belated mother's day to the mummy's out there.

Sunday, 27 April 2008

Softies for Mirabel

Here is my Kitty for Mirabel,who will be flying to Melbourne on Monday.
Check out this wonderful fundraiser for the Mirabel foundation,the button is on my sidebar.

Saturday, 26 April 2008

I'm still here,RIP Modem.

On the 13th of April due to an electrical strom our internet stopped working!RRrrrrrrrrr!!!!!!!!!!!.
It is so frustrating not being able to access the internet and not knowing what the problem is.
We are back on line now and the prob is sorted.
Missed you guys!!!
It was good to live without the internet for a while too.
A little time away made me realise I've been obsessing a little too much(bloody Librians we have next to no sense of proportion) about my little page in cyberspace and I've set myself a couple of rules do not turn the computer on before the school run in the morning.....always ends in tears!
So in running order this is what we've been up to.
Hosted a party for 35 5yo's.(Indoors due to the shocking weather)
We went camping with friend's.
Made some bunting for Mairi's friend Sarah who turned 5 on the 10th of April.

Check out the photo's.:)

Mairi turn's 5!
We had a garden themed party,as she really wanted to be the sun,unfortunalty it has poured rain here for nearly 2 weeks,so we had it inside.

Monday, 7 April 2008

Daylight savings

(photo by very talented photographer husband who was grumbling that I don't credited his photos on my blog(it was one time!)All other images are mine)

My poor bubba's sleep routine is completely topsy turvy.She has had a little cat nap this morning,but pretty much cried the rest of the day.Thank goodness for the wiggles,she's dancing to the cd now....I have managed to update my shop during the reprieve.I made Skye this yo-yo singlet last month and decided to do a couple more on the weekend.
More colours and sizes to follow through the week.

Friday, 4 April 2008

Dolly Birds

Ow!I have a headache.
When I woke up this morning I decided to list these 2 dolly birds on my etsy shop.
Little did I know it would take me 1 1/2 hours to take the photographs.
Wow!These little babies are hard to take.
Time for a cuppa,me thinks!

Thursday, 3 April 2008

Domestic Goddess' and Mail Bliss

When Mairi was born I was over the moon to have a healthy baby and I had secretly wished for a little girl,I got my wish but I was determined to bring her up free form gender stereotypes.
But come 18 months old,she really did seem to prefer baby dolls was interested in social happenings and domestic stuff more so than anything else.
When Skye came along it happened for her even earlier I saw her at 10 months old nursing and playing with babies.
I guess the point is, before I had children(and my experience only being girls thus far)I would of never imagined posing for a picture like this,but the more I get into this game(motherhood and housewivery)I realise that it's a really important job we do and more so in my experience something fundamental to being a female whether we are mothers or not is the need to nurture.Whether it's looking after our children,partners,friends and/or animals.
So why not look spunky while we are at it!
Wow!That was a deep paragraph to show off the little pinny I found for Skye at the oppy.
Don't we look great?

Also received some lovely mail this week,some Ottobre mag back issues(they really are fab check them out)and a book 'The Kept Man'by Jami Attenberg from Nikkishell,which she sent to me after I commented on her review of the book on her blog.Thanks Nichola!

Tuesday, 1 April 2008

More Kitties

Been a busy little crafter this week,I have renewed vigour this week,sparked by a solution to childcare and a decision to do a local market fortnightly starting May,so I've been hard at work producing some Kitty Cats and I've also listed some Babushka doll hanging ornaments that I made at Xmas time for the tree,but I love them so much we've had them on display on top of a bookcase hanging off an Ikea display thingo and they look Fab! Would also look good on a door handle!
They will be listed in my etsy shop,from 1pm today.

Thursday, 27 March 2008

Crafting for Jack

I had the chance this Easter break to catch up with my oldest friend,Jane.She lives in the town where I grew up and I miss her.We had an evening without kids and a day with kids.Oh the luxury!I really miss spending time with her.I even got to spoil her baby,5 month old Jack a little.Here's what I made for him.I'm knackered today.Skysie woke up 8 times last night.Not used to it anymore,and typically I've arranged to go out with some girlfriends for Vietnamese tonight.
I hope I can string a sentence together by then.

Friday, 21 March 2008

Etsy Shop

The girls and I have headed north to Newcastle to visit Grandma and Poppa for the Easter break.
Today-all it did was rain.The kid's were whingy.
The good news is,I have finally set up my banner and everything for my etsy shop.I even managed to put something in it.
Bootyful Blue puddy Cat for sale.
Left and other images at home so will update more items after Easter break.
Stay tuned
Happy Easter,I think I've hit my chocolate limit already.

Tuesday, 18 March 2008


Here is the bunting that I started a few weeks ago.I'm loving that it is finished.Before(pre-blog)life it would of undoubtedly been pushed aside for some reason or other.But,because I posted that I was making it ,I made a commitment to show it off. Love that! I'm becoming quite productive.Thanks,Blog!
I found this blog,Syko, today.Beautiful work. Just stunning! I love the little art quilts. Check out her flickr page too.

Monday, 17 March 2008

Buddy Bag sewn by Mairi

Mairi's bag is finished,with a little help from mum.
It's a little tote with a hand embroidered love heart.
Mairi had the idea to create this for her buddy,Jai at big school.Now it's finished she's to scared to give it to her.She's wants me to ask Jai's mum for her address so we can pop it in the post.Oh..the social intricacies of big school!
Well done,little one,you did a great job!