What have I been up to?
For the last 2 weeks I have been home on holidays with my DH and this is what I have been up to.
Birthday gift for my friend Kathy - as part of my handmade gift giving this year I made Kathy a lavender bag (as part of my beginner sewing lesson) and a paper tole picture which she can hang on the wall or display on a shelf.
This is a card and gift I had for my mum for Mothers Day. I card the I made a while ago using paper tole - my mum has the habit of reusing cards I make to give to special people, so I can imagine down the track someone else is likely to enjoy this little girl!! I often send her flowers, which, as you know die, so this year I made her a flower picture. I would really like to write a bible text at the bottom, but my hand writing isn't neat enough, so I might need to use the computer.
Also part of my beginner sewing lesson I made two heat packs - the green one is my sons and the butterflies I gave to his girlfriend Millie. They both loved them. Millie's mum would like one to. These are filled with brown rice as I couldn't find any wheat. I used fleece for the fabric.
Sewing lesson number 3, I made a brown skirt (top one - not the one with strips). Not a very good photo, still have the hem to complete. This was a test to see how well I could make a straight skirt. Now that I know I can do - I will buy some fabric and make a few winter skirts.
If you are wondering why I have been sewing - I bought a Brother sewing machine a couple of weeks ago (my old one was broken) and I have been re-teaching myself how to sew. It is a bit like riding a bike, I haven't forgotten, just a bit rusty.
I bought this fabric from eBay so I can make some pot holders. The first one I made (not using this fabric) wasn't the best (which is why there isn't any photo) - but I can still use it, but not something I would give as a gift, more practice needed!!
Ruby went off to the vet for her annual vaccination needles, even before I was ready to go she was in her cage waiting. The lovely vet Heather told Ruby that she was beautiful and had lovely fur and teeth BUT she was a little OVER WEIGHT. O'dear, not more little treats off mums dinner plate and less dry food. Ruby just wanted to go home and hid (see photo below!!). Now both mum and Ruby are on diets.
Talking of diets - I have now lost 10kgs. To me, this is just AMAZING and for a reward I went and bought a rather expensive skirt (that I would never have been able to fit into before). Another 5kgs to go and then I will see if I need to loose any more.
Ruby hiding in my shopping bag after her embarrassing news.
I bought a new wok this week at a 50% sale (Harris Scarfs) and when I brought it home Ruby decided to climb in. Don't worry, it was well washed and heated afterwards!! So what's for dinner?
This is taken by the computer camera - so if you could look out of your computer into mine, this is what you would see!! I only wear glasses when I am at the computer.