Two posts in one week! I just wanted to make quick mention of a new pattern I've just finished. A few of you have very kindly asked after the pattern for mydogs, so I've just put it up in the shop.
I hope the name doesn't confuse anyone - I had been referring to these dogs as Dougal, but it just didn't seem right. So they have become Rufus, named after the dog with a big bark that lived over the fence from my Nanna & Pa when I was small.
Thankyou very muchly to those of you who have shown interest in and supported my forays into pattern writing. You are all ace.
So it seems that having the ability to drive now means squishing about 50% more into every day. It is the beginning of the year, though, always a busy time with new routines and teachers and the like. With Audrey settled back into school and Henry starting one morning a week at child care, I have signed up for a market, Bowerbird Bazaar, at the end of March. The piles above are the beginnings of the sewing frenzy that I am working up to. Thankfully, I'm sharing a spot with Fiona from fede (yup, two Fiona's, both from Adelaide, both making soft toys!) I'm thrilled to be taking part, but slightly nervous about getting enough stuff together to fill my corner of that table...
Also! Henry turned two. We had a party for him on the weekend and he coasted through the whole evening with a smile on his face. Sweet, sweet boy. (The boat cake is taken from one of the Donna Hay Kids mags, the 2008 edition. It was very straightforward to make with no fancy cutting or icing-trickery required - my kind of birthday cake. Also, those burning candles are further away from the paper sail than that photo makes it seem!)
I'm Fiona. I live in Adelaide, Australia with my husband and two small kids. This is where I blog about the stuff I make (mostly toys and quilts). Sometimes I also write about my little family, and the things that inspire me. Thanks for swinging by.