*if you're one of the awesomely fantastic people I'm lucky to spend my work week with, you might want to skip this post. I'm blogging about your Easter gifts and you don't want to blow your surprise. Come back tomorrow or go read another post or something.
Up to 4 pm Saturday I managed to achieve exactly nothing but write a blog post about mild drunken-ness and my latest fabric acquisitions. Then I got mad with myself for wasting time and sitting on my bum. This spurred me into action. I despise inactivity.
The menu board is done. The new magnets cost six times as much as the rest of the project and had to be mail ordered from interstate but that's not the point. It looks awesomely fabulous if I do say so myself.
The garden edging for the stair garden is finished. (Thank you Freecycle for the bricks and edging) This will stop all the dirt washing down the gutter. Sadly it will not stop the dogs dancing a tango in the garden beds. Only hobbling them is likely to do that and it seems a bit drastic.
I am excited because I have managed to keep my parsley and rosemary alive through the whole summer. I celebrated this unexpected longevity by buying herb markers...
However, my boston fern is looking very sick. It is possible I am still a serial killer but that my tendencies are just in brief hibernation.
Happy Dance Time! The Dresden Fans are finished. All excruciating 500 pieces. They're off to live in a box until I feel like looking at them again.
My thoughts have turned to Easter and I started working on this tote bag as a protoype for gifts for the girls at work. I have 8 of them to do. I'm sure at some point I'm going to start muttering about feeling like a sweatshop worker.
The delightful Clare at Clare's Craftroom has a tutorial for making stuffed fabric carrots. I decided to jump on the vegie bandwagon and make some. I raced out today to buy fabric because I have minimal orange in my stash. It's OK- I blamed Clare when Mr. P raised his eyebrows. Plus I had a voucher for 10 bucks from Spotlight so this lot only cost me $6.25.
SOP(Sister of Pyjamas ) and I headed up to the Hills to check out the Lobethal Markets this morning. The weather was glorious.
Our trip was in vain since the markets aren't running anymore. There was only one store open that sold fabric. SOP says I planned it that way. The lady who ran the stall was apparently making up prices depending on how much she liked your face. This bundle of 10 inch layer cake squares were priced at $18.00 and there are about 200 of them there. The navy , yellow and red are the colours of Mr. P's favourite football team.
And this damask fabric which will be perfect for the Dresden quilt back is almost 9 square metres and was going out for $28.50. I got both for $15.00 which was slightly more than the 50% off she was advertising.
We stopped at Norton Summit on the way back to have lunch at the Scenic Hotel but circumstances conspired against us so we went to Assaggio instead. That was also a no go so we ended up somewhere else having lunch at afternoon tea time. Third time's a charm.
It was a lovely way to spend the day.Fabric Bargains, lunch (eventually) and laughs. SOP even picked up!
It's a public holiday here tomorrow so I'm hoping to get the carrots started, the tote bag prototype done and the snowball quilt knocked off after Mr. P and I head out for a romantic breakfast together. All that should bring me up to lunchtime. Any ideas what I can do for the rest of the day?
P.S. I gave up on the mirror mosaic that's been in my sidebar as an unfinished project since January 2010. Does anyone need lots of broken mirror pieces? It's been sitting outside for 14 months gathering dust. Time to face facts and chuck it.