Thursday, March 24, 2011

Teaching myself to quilt... in my spare time

Purchased some new quilting books today at the recommendation of retromummy. Loving the Book Depositery

Hopefully this will give me more tips and hints to learning the art of quilting

Eagerly awaiting the post!!

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

The Before Photos

Have been very busy working on the house -  here are some before shots

and some work in progess photos

As you can see all the flooring is gone.. and to our surprise we found floorboards under all the floors which is great. Majority of the wall paper is gone too.

Tonights job is finish taking off the remainder of the wall paper and start sanding the doors and window trims.

Bunnings trip last night to get some samples of white paint - who could have thought there were so many whites!!!

Back to the renos


Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Our New House

Yesterday we settled on our house!! So we celebrated our first purchase with champagne and nibbles with the family.
Tomorrow the work begins, riping up carpet, removing old curtains and striping wallpaper!!
Bye bye weekends hello DIY.
I will post up some photos soon. Am taking lots of before photos


Thursday, March 3, 2011

Were Off...

Were off to the Melbourne Food & Wine Festival

Itinerary of events include:
SBS Food Journey
Street Food Asia
Cellar Door & Farm Gate
Metlink Edible Garden
Paella in the Park

and perfect timing as Magnolia Square St Kilda just also happens to be on this weekend too!!

So looking forward to my extra long weekend


Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Sewing Machine Orientation

For Christmas my wonderful Husband bought me a sewing machine.

Husqvarna Emerald 203
All my sewing prior to this has been done on my mum's phaff. Great machine but the problem was actually getting it. Having to pack it up from her house and bring it over.
He told me now I don't have any excuses not to do his mending.

So tonight is my offical Sewing Machine Orientation lesson at the Chatswood Sewing Centre

Hope that I learn a few more tricks on my machine