Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Bento Box

For kicks on Saturday night, 2 of my little flowers decided to go camping in the back yard.
They put up a tent and got all organised with their bedding.
Then it was a hive of activity in the kitchen.
I wondered what they were doing.

It appears that the topic in Japanese last week for Miss Flowergarden was Bento Boxes.
How proud was I that she had not only come home and tried it out, but also shared the fun with her little brother. They had a great time, and there was even a competition as to whose was the best.

I know, I know, a Mother's not supposed to choose, but they made me - can you guess which one I chose?
Which one do you like best?
They were all set for thier midnight snacks!

It was a lovely quiet Saturday night inside with some of my favourite roses
This one is Abraham Darby - a David Austin Rose
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Sunday, March 25, 2012

A Card for all Occasions

I enjoy making some of my photos into cards, and packaged them up for my market stall a few weeks ago. I still haven't worked out how to download my photos from my phone.
These are some of the packs that are still looking for a home, so I have put them in my Etsy Shop.
It's taken me "FOR EVER" to get it right on my side bar, but I think I've done it.
These are a few examples of the cards available
Click on the link and have a browse

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Putting scraps to good use


My baby turned 12
I made a guitar cake for him
Looked a bit more like a violin or a mandolin
but hey, the kids response was "awsome cake mum!"
so that made it all worthwhile.
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Sunday, March 18, 2012

Another weekend down

Another quilt that's been in the making for awhile, is "nearly" another finish!

The Begonia Festival was on in Ballarat last weekend, and the display was AMAZING!

The enormous glass house in the Botanical Gardens was filled with these amazing plants.

. . . and then on to the local Shopping Mall

Where Master Flowergarden 16 - played with the High School Concert Band
on the Timpany
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Wednesday, March 14, 2012

A finish this week


Scraps from the floor during a clean up of my sewing room last year.  Been working on it slowly and just finished the binding last night-hand quilted
Still trying to transfer photos from my phone camera to my computer to report on the weekend market.  Anyone have an LG Mobile and have any ideas for me??
(please don't suggest reading the instructions - I'm useless at that, refer quilt above!!)
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Monday, March 12, 2012

Long Weekend

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Playing with my new camera
Heaps of great quilt photos but don't know how to get them off my new phone
Lovely not to have to go to work today

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Quilt Show This Weekend BALLARAT

Begonia Quilters are having thier exhibition this weekend in
In fact there are a LOT of things happening in Ballarat this weekend
Begonia Festival
and more. . .

(sneaking in a photo of my latest cushions made from off cuts of wool)
There are going to be little stalls at the quilt show, and I've been asked to have a table.
I'm going to be taking some of my "flowergarden" plants along.
All plants will be $3.00 and I have a good variety.
If you like any of my pictures on the blog, you might just be able to grow yourself one in your own
I also have a range of cards that will be for sale
. . . and seeds
Head to Ballarat this weekend
Lots of activities for all
and BEAUTIFUL quilts to see
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