Sunday, September 27, 2015

A Pink Princessy Dress Success!

For such a long time now I've been waiting for the day my little girl would reach that age that she would enjoy dress ups......I've tried to introduce them to her plenty of times over her six years


but each time, in her own delightful way she would accept them with the utmost admiration, only for it to be left lingering in the toy basket for eternity.

 In fact the local toy library has been invaluable for us lately as her interest is lost rather quickly in conventional toys.  
Her type of favourite game has more of a repetitive structure to it....or one of her favourite's is scribbling in her notebook

So when we started her at school this term, she fell in love with a pink princess dress in the classroom dress ups, and then followed the request for a 'pink princess dress' for her birthday.....and seeing as this year she finally understood the concept of birthdays, I had all the items she wanted including this dress faithfully told to me each time her birthday was mentioned....hahaha!


 So putting the past behind me, I threw myself right into it and started collecting all the things needed...metres and metres of tulle and netting and the ideas then started flooding my mind.

I drafted up a little bodice, and with a some sort of concept in mind, I started putting this poofy princessy creation together.


I really love how the centre bodice turned out, and I'm very happy with myself that I took the time to baste the layers together at every reduced much of the possible unpicking that I could have faced with such a challenge.

 The only part I would happily not do again, would be all the layers of netting/tulle and satin.....when all these are ruffled up and sewn one at a time onto the bodice, it becomes quite a feat!

But the end result I have to say I am estactic with, mostly because she just adores it, and walks around pretending to be a princess....It's hard for me to keep my eyes off her as she floats around in it.....shes just adorable!

And here's one more photo because she is too cute! 
Here she is with one of her favourite books at mums...
the tiny bible....(anything tiny with words she loves!) 


Friday, September 11, 2015

Update to break my Hiatus!

After a 3 month Hiatus from this blog its time to get back on the wagon and start writing again....nothing fancy just plopping on some random photos and a very brief update.

Some of the reasons for not bothering is life is busy (isn't it always) and I couldn't find my camera charger! 
That and Instagram has just been so much easier to connect with many of you.....if you haven't found me, please do! I'm on there most days, using Mikes phone because mine sucks!
(much to his amusement )

So whats going on with us now that we are mid September?  Well within the month our tiny 2 bedroom home will be moved off and the diggers move in to start leveling out for our new house!!

Yes finally, after many months trying to get quotes from three builders, we finally have nailed one down and we are to start in October!  This is going to be a interesting build as we are taking over from the builders once its time to put the insulation in, then its all us!! And right at our busiest time with our young during that intense Christmas rush we will be insulating, organising plasterers, electricians and plumbers so that we can paint and do all the finishing touches.....
oh and Mike is making the bathroom vanities, kitchen cabinetry and stairs for my upstairs library/craft room!

All this and occupying my mums house for those months!  Oh boy, its going to be one interesting time!

And during all of this, I'm also considering diving in and starting up my own little side business...yip I said it! This makes me accountable! You'll have to hold me to it now ;) ( although I can edit this out! )

I've wanted to do this for so long and now with at least three kids at school now ( my eldest is at home still ) there really isn't much holding me back....lets forget the house build for now shall we? hehe

Not too mention the growing season also! Ummmm yeah....I'll be doing a lot of this....

watering and tending to plants too!

Until next time xxx
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