Thursday, October 11, 2012

KCWC Day four/A sunny morning/Fabric giveaway

As you can see I had a little trouble deciding on a title this morning.  

Well, between needy babies, uncooperative sewing machines, and a yukky head-achey, sore throaty cold that I came down with last night - the universe hasn't exactly been helping me get all my sewing done this week.  I decided I was too tired to do much last night, so I focused on cutting out the pieces for a skirt I am making Eleanor.  And then I ended up sewing the first strip together.  I'm pretty excited about this skirt, it's pretty different from anything else she has in her wardrobe, which either means it will get worn a lot, or not at all.  Hmm, jumping ahead much?  I'll finish it first, and then see...


This morning, aside from feeling pretty rubbish, I reveled in the summery weather, and did a little bit of gardening before taking the kiddos for a walk.  I think this is gonna be a good summer.


We picked some roses while out on our walk, from a lovely wildish bush growing along our road.  Just in time to replace the forget-me-nots we picked last time.  

My gardening pally, snug as a bug in our most recent (and worth it's weight in gold) investment.

I might not be the world's best, or most natural gardener, but I am getting excited about our garden this season.  I'm wary of the fact that I often get most excited about a garden in the planning/planting out stages, but then tend to lose interest/focus later on, so I'm hoping to work out a strategy for sustaining my interest this time.  We are also hoping to build a chicken pen and get some of those too, which I'm pretty thrilled about.  It's been a long-time ambition of mine to own chickens.

And I mentioned a few days ago that I had some fabric to give away.  This little bundle is from the Kate Spain, Honey Honey collection.  These fat quarters are surplus to my requirements, so I thought I'd share the love...


If you would like to win them, just leave a comment below and I will pick a winner at some stage.  Yeah, I'm being deliberately vague about when.  I dunno, enter now and then you're unlikely to miss the window.

19 comments:

  1. Hello
    I would love the chance to win these fat quarts. They are so pretty and there are many things I can create out of them.
    I also have a giveaway if you are interested.
    Thank you for the chance. :)

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  2. It amazes me (even though it shouldn't) how far spring is advanced in the north. We have blossom and some green leaves on the trees, but the garden, nada, nothing. Oh well I LOVE YOUR PICTURES today, they make me feel hope for spring as well.

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  3. Gosh, these are beautiful. I LOVE the left two fabrics in the bottom photo.

    Your pictures are really really beautiful!

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  4. Ohhh I'd love to win! By the way that skirt looks like it's going to be gorgeous! Your garden looks awesome as does your photography... man, I want a fancy-pants camera sooo bad!

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  5. So unbelievably jealous of your ergo! I really really really wants one, but alas, like the new laptop, it will just have to wait. x

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  6. Eleanor's skirt is looking amazing. i bet she will love it.
    Oh I hope you end up getting a couple of chooks. They have such lovely personalities plus you can't beat the fresh eggs. Have you looked at buying/making a chicken tractor?
    Count me in for the pretty fabric give-away too.
    x

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  7. Isn't spring great? The tommy toes should be delicious come High Summer.

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  8. don't enter me for the fat q's, just wanted to say how cool is that skirt you are making for E. Can't wait to see it finished!

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  9. Oooooh! Enter me please! Lovely fabrics! Love your pics too. Hope you're feeling better soon. I'm excited to see the skirt too ~ looking great! xo

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  10. I can't wait to see what the skirt turns out like, it looks very bunting-esq...i'm an ergo mum too, bloody genius things, i still cart claud round in it when zooming from car to shop-in-which-shes-not-allowed-to-touch and shes 3 nearly! Your garden looks super-relaxing, those trees and that light. My garden tip would be just to focus on things your crazy about, or are expensive or you are just curious about-it keeps the motivation up!

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  11. Hi, Pick me please. Love everything you do. Would love the fabrics to make something with for my new little business.

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  12. beautiful garden photographs and they are gorgeous fabrics. I've had the sore throat/cold for a week now and getting pretty over it so hopefully you don't have it for as long!

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  13. Love the look of the skirt you are making. I want a lovely garden that produces lots but I have no inclination to make it happen.... so I can't help you there. Love to enter for the FQs too :o)

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  14. Ah! Ergo's are wonderful aren't they! We still occasionally carry our almost 4 year old in one!
    Can't wait to see your finished skirt, it looks like its going to be stunning.

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  15. Very Spring like, the bundle. Glad the weather is getting warmers and flowers are blooming. We have cherry/plum trees in bloom here, a lilac in the corner playground too. Our roses are not yet in bloom though, but I am watching for signs of more Spring goodness at every corner.

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  16. Love the skirt, love the garden, love the fabric! Hope you're feeling better soon :)

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  17. I want an ergo!! I have a rip-off one from china but a realdeal one...jealous! I really should fork out as my back was bung before I even started. Those fabrics are delicious. So purdy!

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  18. Very girlie! And with three daughters, these would be fabulous! I'm trying to pick a favourite, but can't!
    Sore throat going on here too. Not fun!
    Also getting into the gardening this year. Hubby built a raised garden bed which we've planted with lots of goodies. We have an abundance of spinach right now.
    Thanks for the giveaway.

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  19. Oh my gosh I love the honey honey prints! Anything nature/plant related makes an awesome fabric line!

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