Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Long time between posts

Just when you thought I was back on the blog-front, I go off and sneakily take a blog break.....ha! In fact, I didn't realise until this morning that it has been a full week since. What the?!


Anyway, it has been a tightly packed few days spent sewing and hand-finishing a pair of smocks. If you're thinking one of them looks mighty familiar, well, you're right! I just discovered that I had enough fabric to make a larger size version of the first tree smock. The bub always gets noticed everytime she wears it while we're out and about, so I'm thrilled to be able to duplicate it again in time for the market.


The other smock is my first foray into trying to coordinate print with print on a garment and its turned out very cute...but I'm biased.


But really in the midst of all of this, the sweet geezer decided to spring a surprise mini-break whisking us off to Leura in the Blue Mountains for two days. I happily scuppered the sewing in exchange for two days of no routines and no cooking. And what's a visit to Leura without an obligatory trip to a lookout.....and a stickybeak into the Candy Store, where we came away with barley sugars, fruit sherbets and these extra sour fizzy coke bottles which the geezer used to scoff down during his childhood in Belgium. I polished off this remainder of the first packet this morning.


On today's agenda, more baby bib-sewing, I think. The sky's looking a tad grey and ominous for any outings. Fortunately, I've got a child-free day tomorrow. I can't wait!

11 comments:

Mel Goodsell said...

It sounds like you had a beautiful break away. Your smocks are scrummy, I especially adore the chocolate with pink combination - super sweet for a little one.
Melx

claudine said...

Oh Jade the new smocks are soooo cute! Well done, and good luck with all the market sewing!

Btw your mini holiday sounds divine, your hubby is so sweet!

Jude said...

How nice - two days away from all the usual daily grind. I am so impressed with your sewing Jade - it looks absolutely perfect and you seem so diligent.

de vliegende koe said...

I love the photos of another part of Australia I don’t know. I have a thing for clouds at the moment! So your husband lived in Belgium? He is sure a very sweet man to organize you this surprise trip. And no more sneaky breaks now please!

Kuky said...

The print and print looks good. I'm in a sewing slump right now. Making adjustments to patterns or I should say the thought of making adjustments has paralyzed me. And I don't want to start anything new for fear I'm never going to fix the items I've started.

Corrie said...

mmmm love the smock in polka dots! I love the fabric...is it baby cord? if so I have it in pink and blue and adore it

Ive got a keira free day and no sewing class so I'll be sewing up a storm tmrw and trying to clean the house!

Corrie:)

leslie said...

love the print and print. keep exploring. it looks great.

beki said...

Adorable smocks! You've made me want to sew something up for my little one.

Di said...

I love your smocks and I agree the bub's green smock was always my favourite!

And a trip away - I have wandered far recently!! Hope you enjoy your child free day!

Dee Light said...

What adorable smocks!!!! I just love you color choices!!!!

Thimbleanna said...

Cute, Cute, Cute! You've been a busy girl in my absence -- even with your breaks, you've still managed to get lots of posts and all that sewing in. the bibs and smocks are adorable. And love your print coordinating -- just perfect!