Sunday, February 20, 2011

I'm grateful for...

The ability to create...

I taught myself just over a year ago how to crochet and this week I'm thankful for crochet.
I whipped up 3 baby cardigans this week and after they were done I found out 3 of my friends are pregnant... 2 of which had given up on even entertaining the thought of getting pregnant!

I'm also grateful for new beginnings... my daughters room has been uninhabitable since cyclone Yasi dumped her stuff a few weeks ago. She's bunking in with her twin brother, something they haven't done for over 5 years. It's been good for them. We now get to create a tween room for her.

I'm also grateful for quick sewing projects and the ability to make gifts rather than buying them.

See what other sweet peeps are grateful for this week at Maxabella Loves.

Thursday, February 17, 2011

My Creative space...

So much stuff to organise with insurance due to cyclone damage and endless phone calls to a telephone company that is not playing the game fairly and also to the ombudsman because someone has to stick up for the little guys. Along with that the telephone company say they can't find me in their system yet continue to sent out bills... SO frustrating because it's been going on since the first week of January.

Also dealing with our landlords DHA, who have my daughter without a room due to water and black mould in her carpet that has been removed but not replaced. It's such a circus here right now and I'm feeling a little ripped off as I thought this year would be awesome and so far it has totally sucked. What's more annoying is I'm not one to mope about and yet that is what I've been doing. I have put all my other projects in the too hard basket for now and started making a few quick little crocheted cardies'. I wanted instant gratification to lift my spirits a bit.... It took me a whole day of browsing through crochet books to finally decide what to make. I'm driving myself

However it's not all bad, I did manage to teach my daughter the beginnings of crochet. She has chain and single crochet sorted and has been eagerly practicing her new skills.

Sorry about the rant, my creativeness has been stood on. Can we just restart 2011 on the 1st of March and maybe things will be awesome from then on in.

Check out some less whiny Creative types at Kootoyoo :)

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Blogger's Pillow Party - February 2011

I have decided to enter this gorgeous pillow in for February's Blogger's Pillow Party

This pillow was made for the Queensland flood appeal auctions during the week the disaster was unfolding in front of us on the TV. I wanted to make something pretty and immediately knew what i would make. As most of you know I have fallen in love with my Scandinavian stitches book I got for Christmas. This pillow is inspired by the mini art quilt in the book and I stitched on the words 'Fly Away' as I hoped the new owners troubles would do just that. I couldn't be happier that I managed to raise $150 for the appeal with this pillow.

Since January Australia has experienced cyclones in North Queensland (where I live), heatwaves across the whole South of Australia, fires in Perth and flooding in Victoria that have been ongoing since January. I'm not THAT old but I can't remember a time in my 30 something years where there has been so many events occurring at once. Of course we live in a Country that is used to having all of these things happen but seriously not all at once and not in such a short time frame. I think we're all wondering when it will end so we can breath easy again.

I will share my cyclone story soon. When things calm down a bit.

Take care all xox