Friday, 21 September 2007

Friday Frenzy


Well, I can hardly believe it's been nearly 2 weeks since my last post! I have been flat out lately, getting on with my study and doing the odd bit of crafting here and there, but completing nothing. I kind of felt like I had nothing to blog about, but a day with my boy today changed all that. First of all, I HAVE to show you how cute he's getting, these photos taken today. Not that he wasn't darn cute to begin with, he just gets even CUTER every day!


And, what's more, a parcel came for me today! A gorgeous bag made by Michelle from the
EB sewing group sent me this little handbag, stiched with care in a gorgeous chocholate satiny type outer with a denim cololoured suede applique and binding. It's partitioned inside by a quilted panel then each side has a single pocket in the lining - one side for Austy's spare nappy, toys and a pocket for his muesli-bars, the other side for my stuff and my phone can go in the pocket.




I am still up to mischief working on this little baby knit for a surprise gift for someone I know, but have about a thousand ends to darn in so am taking my time! Same goes with Austy's little jacket - I HATE stitching things up, but as soon as it's done I get to see him wear it and quite frankly it looks very boring unworn but I think he will look super spunky in it, so I'd better get it done before summer.



And another sneaky project - the EB Quilter's doll/teddy quilt swap is well underway at my place. For lunch today, I made a quilt sandwich and right now it is screaming out to me to get some more quilting done - my favourite part of building a quilt! I nearly DIDN'T use the hand appliqued panel (you can see just a SMIDGEN of it in the corner...) but was convinced by a couple of quilty girls in the know that it was the way to go. I have something extra planned for the bonus block I made to go in it's place. And below it, the cutest little button I found today to go on it. Some red mods to do to it first!



And last but not least, a flashback Friday pic. I haven't forgotten them, just haven'thad much time to hunt through them and scan one in lately. I have no idea what the theme is this week so this will have to do. Eeek! Problem with the scanner... I'll be back!

15 comments:

Little Munchkins said...

Austy is getting cuter and cuter. He has a cute cheeky smile too.

The bag is awesome. It looks fantastic.

Heids said...

Austy is soooo cute! And that baby vest is adorable - what a beautiful gift. The bag looks fab, lucky you.

Belinda said...

Wow, I always love looking at your blog Joy. Austy is sooo cute! The bag looks fantastic! And the vest is gorgeous.

Natalie said...

Those photos of Austy are just adorable! I love the bag you received too it looks fantastic. Oh and I cannot wait to see the final photo of the doll quilt, I love the fabrics you've chosen.

Lily said...

That vest is turning out beautifully Joy! You've got some lovely colours going on in your doll quilt too :)

Lis said...

Oh he is sooo cute!!

That bag is beautiful!

Can't wait to see the end result of the vest!

The Humming Cat said...

oooh, how excitement, lots of Doll / Teddy Quilt Swap sneak peaks are appearing! Love it!

Helen said...

Joy, that bag is soooooo you! Austy is getting cuter every post too!

lolliegirl said...

I love the bag you received. Austy is very cute. He has such a cheeky smile. I love seeing the things you've made..

Emma said...

I love the vest! Gorgeous colours, and so clever.

ingrid said...

Oh my that baby knit is adorable. I love the little boat. You are such a clever chook!

Oh and I adore the shot of Austy on the slippery dip. What a cutie!

sue said...

What a cute little boy. He looks so sweet too. I love the vest with the boat picture. What yarn did you use to get all those wonderful colors together. I love the brown jacket too, very nice. The quilt looks so pretty too, and the button is just so unique.

Karen said...

Austy is so gorgeous Joy - he always looks so happy and full of mischief! I love the little jacket you made for him, very sweet.

Heki said...

Austy is become a real little boy, every time I see a photo of him he seems to have lost a little more 'babyness'!
Your knitting is all looking great, I hear you on the sewing up/finishing!

Suzy said...

That's a great hat! And I love the baby vest too.