Tuesday, 30 August 2011

What I've been up to lately

Trying out new recipes...
This yummy bean salad was so easy to make

A bit hard to see, but Sunshine likes to pull on his
own hair and it leaves cute little patterns in it.

Attempting to create some crazy hair cupcakes for our girls movie night..

Winning choccys and a great dvd. See here for more on these antics.

Awesome Prizes by the lovely PJ
What have you been up to lately?

Monday, 22 August 2011

Lunch in Birkenhead...

The day finally arrived - bright and cheery even. We had meant to leave Whangarei by 8:30 at the latest in order to drop hubby off in Howick and be back in Birkenhead by midday. Well of course, planning a day with a baby doesn't help get things packed very quickly. We ended up leaving at 9 & forgot the two most important things - the portacot and the previously expressed breastmilk! By the time we realised this, it was far too late to turn back.
I had fun turning this...
Into this
 Here is the final name badge made with love especially for Penny from 'My Spirited baby'

 Sorry for the terrible photo - I swiped it from PJ :)

On we chugged on this glorious day. I found myself getting more nervous and more shy as it came closer to the time. I had seen a few photos online and checked out most of the blogs before but only knew two people at the event. After dropping off Master T (8mnths) off at his uncles house along with the hubby and MIL, I got back in the car to make the drive. I finally arrived at the Mediterranean not long after 12. Thankfully the restaurant was pretty easy to find - I don't think I would have coped with the day if I had gotten lost!

Well all the people were lovely and friendly and I had a wonderful time. The restaurant staff were amazing as was the food. I don't have any photos as was too bummed to bring my old point and shoot along hehe everyone was pulling out flash SLR Canons left right and centre so it's just as well I think! So nice to meet everyone and put a real face to the blog. 

We headed back to Whangarei that night and arrived around 10:30pm. Needless to say a long day, but highly worth it. To top the weekend off, my wonderful man cooked breakfast, lunch AND dinner for me on Sunday and we celebrated with a teddy bears picnic on our deck...

The end result
 Linking up with the wonderful Paisley Jade and the fabulous Leonie from Kiwi at heart.

Wednesday, 17 August 2011

Blogger meet up

So I haven't blogged in like, forever it seems! I feel like I am so busy. But, I am super excited for this weekend!! We are having a blogger meet up in Auckland and having never been to one before it's going to be so exciting I think! We get to make nametags for a blogger we don't know :)
If all goes to plan, here's a little sneak preview...
And that's all you're getting! I hope you like the end result Penny :)

Here's something else I've had a chance to whip up..
Super cute pincushion
  I found this pants pattern here and decided to give them a go. Will have to adapt them slightly for Master T, but I think they turned out rather cute. What do you think?

We visited our local cafe last weekend... Just love the table numbers. The downside is they are always packed & their high chairs aren't very good. But they make really nice coffee, have great indoor AND outdoor seating areas, great friendly service & their carrot cake is divine.
What have you been up to this week?

Thursday, 4 August 2011

Things I'm loving!

Here's what I've been up to recently...
Making this for a special friend
Elephant Snuggle Toy

A wonderfully silky side and a snuggly fleece side all in pretty (manly) blues
See original tutorial here from Sew Mama Sew

An outing to Ngawha Springs in Kaikohe
 Ok so it's a bit off the beaten track and VERY old school, BUT it's almost the best in the world for the mineral content and it's cheap :) like $5 as apposed to Waiwera's however much that is nowadays! Needless to say, Master T loved it.
 And I got some gorgeous pics of him (as if I didn't have enough already!)

I won something!!
I never ever win competitions and even though it wasn't huge, I was sooo excited. Here's what's coming my way in the post very soon... Some really cute fabric. Will post pictures of what I make when I get some more free time (ha)

This is such a fun, FREE website for playing around with photos. Click here to try.

That's all for now. How's your week been?
Linking up with Paisley Jade...