Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Sock Critter Madness

What started as a Sock Monkey craze for Miss 13 (Little Miss Thimble) has now turned in to a critter craze with the purchase of a couple of great sock sewing books:

This one was made as a birthday pressie for one of her friends and you can read about it on her blog here.

More monkeys... this time made with baby socks...so cute!

A Cheshire cat, hippo, lochness moster & rabbit.... can't wait to see what she makes next!
The plan is to make a bunch of them to sell at the coffee shop where she works.

Until next time

Friday, March 22, 2013

Jelly Roll Race quilt finshed

Another quilt finished.... took me a little longer to get the bind finished on this one but I got there eventually.
The link to the instructions etc can be found on my earlier post here.

Again the quilter used a swirly pattern which I just love....

This one is actually for me.... I love the colours and it matches perfectly in our bedroom!

Until next time

Sunday, March 10, 2013

Our 18th Anniversary

Look what was waiting for me on my desk at work last Monday morning......
 flowers from Hubby - aren't they lovely!

Since our anniversary was on a Monday this year and we'd only been out to our favourite restaurant two days beforehand to celebrate my Dad's 60th, we decided we would stay home this year instead of having our usual dinner out. Sooo...... Miss 13 conspired with Master 10 (yes... they worked together... I'm still in shock over that!) and they planned to cook us dinner at home instead. They did absolutely everything by themselves from the planning to the shopping and preparing.... we had menus, a waiter and dined alfresco surrounded by fairy lights and candles.... it was just perfect!

Entree' - Chicken and chorizo croquettes with garlic aioli

Main - Spinach and ricotta Chicken wrapped in bacon
and served with garlic sweet potato mash & asparagus

Dessert - Churros with caramel sauce

It was all so delicious and we were blown away by the presentation and quality of food they prepared, especially when they hadn't cooked any of these dishes before.... so proud!


Saturday, March 9, 2013


Last Saturday night we Surprised my Dad with a small dinner at our favourite restaurant to celebrate the 20th anniversary of his 40th birthday....ahem

He's not really one for being celebrated but he had a great night.... I can't believe he's 60.... I used to think that was really old once but Dad certainly doesn't seem it.

Yummy carrot cake with cream cheese frosting... made by me!

Only the week beforehand, we celebrated with Mum for her birthday.... just us this time but an excuse to make another cake. I've been wanting to try making an ombre cake for a while now... they look so good!

Until next time