Thursday, February 25, 2010

What I am listening to at the moment ...

Calogero

I normally like to embed the vids so you can see them but ... Universal France likes to see them on You tube like so. But I simply can not get enough of this guy. Check it out.

There is much sewing of yo yos at the moment. Pics to come soon.


Saturday, February 20, 2010

So I have been a bit busy ...


I am a bit busy at the mo. I am racing to finish my book, I am about 1/4 - 1/3 ish through but I have spent a good couple of years getting all the planning and research together before the actual writing. If I keep going the way I am, I should be done by the end of April, maybe May at the latest. But I also have to get Little Bow ready for her public debut in MArch. And Pickles has started school. And the school seems to want me to start at school too.

Nuts. But ... the DH surprise me last night with tickets to go and see Spandau Ballet and Tears for Fears ....

WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

And with any luck I should get to see A-ha this year too and all my teenage wishes will have come true. How cool.

Anyways, here is the pic of the yo yo madness and a pic of something I getting together for my book. More on that later!



And I also won a competition. You could have knocked me over with a feather. Anyway, here are the wee prizes.

Here is the Book project. Well, the beginning of it... and it may not be what you think ... sort of ... maybe




And last but not least, and because I am so proud of myself ... here is a picture of my hydrangea that I grew myself. And this was a big deal for me, considering that prior to this I dound that I had a real skill for turning pretty green things into black crispy things. As my friend says "its amazing what happens when you water something."

Important gardening tip people, if you water something it grows. I just learnt that, cool.




Sunday, February 7, 2010

okay, so there isn't a pic of yo-yos but ...


I decided to get a wee bit distracted instead. I have this ripper bonza pattern from 1943 that was a bugger to find. But as you will see, I found it. It then came to me in a flash today that instead of burying myself in yo-yos (like I should), I would maybe make me some yummy 1943 slipper thingys (like I shouldn't).



All of this with the plan of making some up for pressies for friends so of course I have to make up a prototype. Its great the way to justify spending time not making yo-yos. The pattern wasn't in the right size at all, so adjustments had to be made. I won't touch the slippers until the weekend or I'll never get Little Bow ready in time. That's my story and I'm sticking to it. Here the pictures of my guilty efforts.




Saturday, February 6, 2010

I'm a yo you making fool but so help me ...


I think I may have to do something else tonight or I will just cry. I am making yo yo's until I feel like I go to bed dreaming about making yo yos. And lord have mercy, what would I have done with out my Clover yo-yo makers. Oh no! Clover have put out an oval yo yo maker! Bugger. I have all the rest and now I have to get this one. Sigh ... yo-yos yo-yos bloody yo-yos.

Its "Little Bow's" fault. The quilt's fault. Yup, in case you might have forgotten, here is a wee pic:
This is the quilt that I am entering in the Katoomba Quilt Show . But I bet you can see the issues with this quilt in this little picture. They just jump out and scream and holler at me. So, I came up with a solution that involves ... you guessed it ... yo-yos. So, I am making yo-yos until they come out of my eyes in every shape colour and size. The quilt (I refer to her as "her, how deranged is that?) needs to be ready for the 6th of March. So its all hands on deck here to get her all spick and span for showing. I'll snap a quick pic of the growing mound of ye olde suffolk puffs tomorrow and put it up here.

What a long week. Little pickles started school. No one told me how that would feel ... for a mum. My baby is on her way, I only hope I can keep up.