Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Happy Belated New Year

Well I'm back after a VERY long summer holiday. Looking back at the end of 2010 I got really slack at blogging. I have a few excuses:

- my Mum's health took a downward turn for a while [thankfully she's good now]

- we moved in with the folks while our house got pulled apart [renovating]

- the end of the year is always busy, with ballet concerts, school concerts etc.

- my crafting and cooking became focussed on what I NEEDED to do for that week.

- this situation has continued until today, when I finished sewing kindy sheets for Miss 3 ready to start kindy this Friday.

- it has been Christmas holidays so I've had all 4 cherubs home and too tired at night to craft much

- here in Queensland we've had major flooding, including in my hometown

Anyway those are the excuses... I have a few pics of projects I've completed over the past couple of months. Unfortunately more missed out on photographs than I thought:

Firstly, a nappy cake I made for a friend who had a new baby:

Then, the christmas gifts for each of the girls' school teachers [all 7 of them] - a set of homemade cards in matching box, with a block of chocolate.

I can't find a photo of the 3 string bags I crocheted for my MIL and SIL's for Christmas, or the 5 crocheted kitchen hand towels, or the dress I made for my niece's birthday. I also missed photos of the towel elephants I made as Christmas gifts for other family members. Not to mention the cooking... I even had a go at gluten free crumpets.

Oh well. At least writing that list, I realise I haven't been idle. I'm planning to blog more regularly in 2011. And craft more.

In case you're wondering, the house isn't finished, we'll be living in a work zone for a few months yet.


I just found out about this tonight. SO glad I did. Not only am I back in blogland after an extended summer holiday, but I've entered a competition to hopefully win a copy of a new book... all about Moda precuts!