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Sunday Snippets

April 29, 2012

Was thankful for plants that thrive on neglect…

Used up bananas and pears to make a scrummy cake…

Used the Public Holiday to clean up the stash…

Impressed myself with latte art…

{sunday snippets}: a collection of photos from your week.  No need for words.  Let the pictures tell your story.

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Sunday Snippets

April 8, 2012

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Lisette Continental Dress – A Sew Along with CurlyPops and other clever bloggers

March 26, 2012

When CurlyPops announced the SewAlong, I really wanted to join in. But I’m not so sure the Lisette Dress would suit me. For one, I’m a bit busty and I would worry about how those gathers would emphasise that. Secondly, I NEVER show my arms. The Lisette Continental Dress is sleeveless and the world doesn’t need to see my upper arms. Ms CurlyPops encouraged me and said she’d seen some versions as a tunic style with a long sleeve t-shirt underneath it. I may make it for me but first I made it for my Middle Kid. Her upper arms are perfectly lovely, as is the rest of her.

Here is a close up of the print, which her Dad chose for her (at Spotlight, he begrudgingly takes me and always finds lovely fabric to suit the girls in our house).

Go to MsCurlyPops and have a look at the other Lisette Sew Along participants. She has listed all the finished dresses on the side of her blog.


Edited to add: The measurements I took said to make a size 14.  Next time I will go for the size 12 for the Middle Kid, it’s quite loose (as is the style) and I also knew from other sew-along participants that the underarm area was a bit gapey, so I took those areas in using my “hack it and hope for the best” technique!

Sunday Snippets

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(Late) Sunday Snippets

February 27, 2012

Played with a design on paper

Stuffed up first batch of Easiyo

Reorganised a book shelf

Marvelled at the horror and hilarity of this episode.

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Sunday Snippets

February 12, 2012

And they really are all from today:

First two are what we are going to call JC & JC MAD (John Cusack and Joan Cusack Movie Appreciation Day)  — We watched 16 Candles, High Fidelity and Say Anything.  We would have watched Martian Child and Grosse Point Blank but we ran out of time…

I’ve got a leg of lamb going in the slow cooker, when I finish this post, I’ll be shredding it up for something like homemade souvlaki/kebab/lamb wrap thingos.

And I picked these from the two tomato plants.  (Where else would they come from)

Scintillating stuff here at Bea’s place…



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Sunday Snippets

December 18, 2011

Poor lonely blog. Tumbleweeds rolling through. Cobwebs everywhere.

I keep meaning to join in on the Sunday Snippets theme but I’m never organised enough. Or it’s completely boring around these here parts so I have nothing to show. Recently Tinniegirl mentioned that we could include snippets from the week gone past, so I thought that might give me more scope to be less boring and a bit more organised. Let’s see if I have enough stick-to-it-ive-ness to follow through with more than just this one post….

This is what’s been happening at Bea’s place this week.  This is the good stuff.  I will spare you:

  • the husband with pneumonia story
  • the eldest kid with ‘possible’ Bronchial issues/Pneumonia (doctor to confirm tomorrow)
  • end of year taxi-ing to various events (end of school things/course confirmations/primary school graduation coupled with the doctor visits/medical imaging centres/chemist runs)

I hope you’ve all had a great week and you’re coping with the end of year crazies.

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