Category Archives: School

A Graduation Quilt

Almost one year ago, on a cool New Year’s Eve up on the Murray, my kids were wrapped up in their own quilts and the school principal just happened to be there!  I was asked if I would be interested in making the graduation quilt for 2015?  I actually didn’t even think about it, just said “sure” and left it at that.  Fast forward a couple of months, and I had discussed the plan with teaching staff and waited until the third term … Continue Reading »

A Wedding Gift & The End Of An Era

You know what I love?  I love when I make something and post a photo on my Facebook page, that someone else loves it too and immediately orders one!  That’s exactly what happened a couple of weeks ago when I finished the ring bearer’s cushion for my brother-in-law’s upcoming wedding! The customer requested specific fabric for the cushion – which I had none of!  Lucky for me, I’m in a few fabulous FB groups, and put a call out for scraps of Sugar … Continue Reading »

Too School for Cool?

The discussion going on in our household (and work, and on the phone) is about schools.  To my shock and amazement (and relief), Lochie’s Dad told me Sunday night that he was not thrilled with his school and that he would be looking for another school.  I did answer that perhaps WE should look for another school, and perhaps talk about it??  Anywho, after a brief discussion on all things uncool about Lochie’s school, we agreed to look into some alternate educational solutions … Continue Reading »

The new neighbourhood

My love of people-watching has been spoilt this past week or so.  I’m living in a new neighbourhood, with new people.  And given that I know NOBODY, the voyeur in me is out in force.  Eight years in our last suburb meant that we were used to everything.  Every sound, every sight, every person.  No surprises.  If the dogs barked like banshees, we just expected the psycho neighbour would be up in arms.  If we heard what sounded like a chassis being left … Continue Reading »

School sucks…sorta

I organised to have today off work over two weeks ago.  My astoundingly athletically talented freakishly flukey daughter, Chelsea, is running in the district cross country today!  To say I was surprised when she told me this little pearler, would be an understatement.  Let me clarify – she spent the first two seasons of basketball skipping down the court and looking off into space as if the fairies were coaxing her to their toadstool.  Obviously one season of serious basketball with her hard-ass Dad … Continue Reading »

Sexy Sewing

Just a quick post this afternoon between eating chocolate freckles (everyone loves them yeh?), swigging Pepsi Max (they did not sponsor this post unfortunately, I’m just addicted), squishing orders into postal satchels and getting quotes for renovations!!  Here’s some useful information for you…… Sexy huh? The lovely Renee over at The Sewing Library is celebrating their First Birthday!  She has an amazing prize on offer – and it makes sewing look pretty damn sexy!  Great opportunity for everyone (well except me, because I am one … Continue Reading »

Playground Politics

When I was in PRIMARY SCHOOL, I was blessed to make some wonderful friends.  Some of them I still count as my closest confidantes.  That doesn’t mean those seven years went by without little issues.  I don’t ever recall being bullied.  I’m pretty sure that if I WAS bullied – I would remember?  There was the odd name calling or similar, but nothing really worth writing home about.  I do remember when I was in grade 3 and I had called another little … Continue Reading »

The one where I sound like my Nanna…..

Today was parent/teacher interview day at Lachlan’s high school.  He rang me from his Father’s last week and said that his Dad thinks because his test scores etc were so good, he didn’t have to go to the interviews.  I did not agree with this.  Lochie went forward and arranged for the interviews. For those not familiar with high school – at this school, your child goes to each teacher and fills in a form with a ten minute slot for your interview. … Continue Reading »

Patting Myself on the back!

One of the many things I wanted to share here yesterday, before the fear of burnt fish crept in, was that I have been trying some new patterns!  And I have been rather chuffed with myself – as I am finding that my abilities and sewing technique far outweigh what I thought I could actually achieve!  I continue to surprise myself!  So today I’m patting myself on the back….. The Pierrot Tunic The Vivienne Skirt and embellished top I popped the pattern photo … Continue Reading »