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Thursday, November 10, 2011

Christmas is coming...

It's not long now...only 43 days! That means it's time to start shopping. I am really not organised for Christmas this year. So far, my resolve to make Christmas gifts has remained just that...a resolve. I've yet to start on anything. There just never seems to be enough hours in the day.

Although I haven't made any presents for anyone yet, I have been busy on the sewing machine. I have several markets coming up this month, so I'm busily trying to stock the pantry, so to speak. I also have 2 baby showers tomorrow and have only finished one of the outfits I'll be giving as gifts.

I have also opened up a shop on and have a couple of listings up already. One of them is this gorgeous Christmas set.

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Busy times...

Well, it's been another busy week, it just never seems to slow down! I can't believe how fast this year is's only about 10 weeks until Christmas! All the decorations are starting to appear in the stores and the madness will be upon us before we know it.

This year I'm going to try and keep to handmade Christmas gifts where I can. Hahahahaa, I hear you laugh...who has the time? I will probably look back in about 9 weeks and wonder what happened to my resolve. But I'm going to try.

There have been so many things going on baby turned 9 yesterday (how did that happen?) and my oldest baby is preparing to run off to Canada for an indefinite amount of time. She is leaving in early December to work in a ski resort, so she will be enjoying a white Christmas away from family this year. :( It will be an amazing experience for her and I'm a little bit jealous, I must admit.

I recently finished this gorgeous dress for an equally gorgeous little girl, I can't wait to see it on her.

As the month is fast coming to an end, it won't be long before I'll be at the Upper Market again in Upper Coomera. Keep Sunday, 6th November in your calendar and pop in, if you are anywhere nearby. There are always fantastic stalls there...great time to start on the Christmas shopping! ;)

Take care, until next time.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011


As you can see, blogging isn't something that I do regularly! To be honest, I spend WAY to much time on Facebook and never seem to get around to updating my blog. O.o) But I thought it was about time I made an effort to post at least semi regularly...I'm going to try for once a week and see how I go.

Life has been full of changes for us recently. This past few months has been full of ill health and injury for me and I've found myself no longer working part time...whether this is a long term change or not, I've yet to find out. I've also found myself home schooling my gorgeous son. Z is nearly 9 years and is Aspergian (for those not acquainted with this term, it means he has Aspergers Syndrome, a high functioning type of Autism). He really struggles with school and needs constant one-on-0ne support, which he unfortunately wasn't receiving from school, so I have decided to take on the role of teacher for him. It is quite a juggling act but we are slowly getting into the swing of it.

I am still working towards my Diploma in Creative Writing (very slowly!) and doing little bits of writing here and there. Once I've learned to manage my time better (translated, this means staying of Facebook!) I will allot myself a regular time slot to work on assignments and any other writing that comes up. I have 2 possible stories/novels in my head...I just need to get them down on paper!

As well as all of this, I am now trying to focus more time on my family and business. If I am to continue to be a stay at home Mum, I really need to get my business moving from hobby business to making a viable income.

So, that's what's been happening here lately, hopefully I will find the time to stick to updating once a week!

Until next time...

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

First day of Winter...brrrrrrrrrrr!

Is it just me or does it seem colder this year? Maybe it's just age creeping up on me and my skin getting thinner!

Recently I was asked if I have a blog...I actually said no, as I was so embarrassed about my sad, neglected little blog - it's been so long since I've posted! But I've decided to try and be a bit more nurturing...I am going to try to post regularly and share a little about my family and my life...even the things you probably don't want to know!

Keeping track of my family, work and my kids clothing business is hard work, leaving little time for other things. For those who don't know me well, I am currently working my way through a writing diploma. It's slow going, due to everything else going on in my life. But I thought I might try and share some of my writing with you here. Hopefully I won't bore you!

Thursday, December 30, 2010

Tie Dye Diva - New Year Giveaway

Wow, 2010 is nearly over and what a year it's been! Although I haven't posted on my blog page for quite some time, I had to post about this awesome giveaway by one of my favourite Etsy sellers.

Tie Dye Diva and Monkeysbug eBooks is giving away a 3 pattern bundle to one lucky winner. Check out their blog for details. I'm heading over there now to enter. :)

Friday, May 7, 2010

Spoonflower competition - please vote.

Hi all, I know it's been a while, life has been marching on busily. Not only do I work part time, I have 4 wonderful children, the youngest of whom is Aspergian, so life is never boring! :) Throw in a home based business that I'm trying to get off the ground (we're more like a flightless bird at the moment!) and finding time to network and blog where did I leave my sanity?

On the bright side, the sewing machine has been (on and off) buzzing away merrily of late, so I will have some wonderful new things to show everyone soon.

On a different note, I've entered a design in the weekly competition over at Spoonflower. Please pop on over and vote for my design *Cocktails by SimplyDollicious*. Each week, the winner of the design comp receives 1 yard of their fabric in a gorgeous quilters cotton. If my design should win (oh, here's hoping!) I am planning on making a gorgeous tote with it, which one of my lucky Facebook fans will win. So if you aren't a fan of Simply Dollicious Kidswear on Facebook already, now's a good time to become one! :)

Friday, March 12, 2010

Works in progress...

Hello everyone,

sorry it's been a while since I last posted. I've been terribly busy, with sewing, family and work. I have several new projects in the works at the moment, including reversible boys and girls winter trousers, little girls pini's, vests and matching skirts.

These are just some of the gorgeous fabrics I'm working with at the moment: