Showing posts from March, 2011

Cupcake Pouch for my Purple Blackberry

Remember the shiney new purple Blackberry that the bf gave me for my birthday? Well, it has a really big screen (in comparison to my old phone that is, but it's by no means an iPhone LOL) and with me being as clumsy as I can be, I really needed a pouch so I really can keep this phone for a long time. Especially with it being so purple and all ;)

So this weekend one of my projects was to make a new pouch for the phone since the old phone was a lot smaller and of course that pouch wouldnt fit the new phone. A while ago I accidentally stumbled onto some of the cutest cupcake fabric ever in the fabric shop and of course I couldnt leave the shop without buying some of it, as well as some coordinating fabric. Together with some of the purple fleece I bought at the Stitch & Craft Show the other day and some wadding, my project was ready to go.

I chose a purple fabric with white polka dots, pink and white striped fabric, and greenish/turquoise fabric with white mini polka dots and cupca…

Quilts 4 London - Quilting for Olympians

As introduced in Saturday's post, I wanted to write a separate post about Quilts 4 London. I saw them at the Stitch & Craft Show and was inspired by their idea.

Maybe you know this already, but London is hosting the 2012 Olympics. Despite of the fact that I am not a fan of that particular part, I like this idea: Quilts 4 London want to give each Olympian (that is what you call someone who participates in the Olympics, right? Hihi, maybe I should just call them athletes...) a quilted panel. That means they need 14,000 panels!!! I have no idea how far they are now and how many they have, but I wanted to spread the word and help them out. I think I wil even make a panel! ;)

Should you be interested in making a pennant also, it is very simple:Choose a shape (approx the size of A3 (12"x16") but no bigger) - see template ideas on the website which you can download and printChoose a design - check out the Inspiration area on the website for ideas or just choose whatever you …

Best of March 2011 - the Voting has Begun!

Good morning all!

I have just received an email from Dana at Saturday Morning's that the voting for the Best of March has begun! Yay so exciting! Now I do know that the chances of me winning this thing are extremely small but wouldnt that button look wonderful and shiney on my blog? ;) Also the prize pack is really nice. OK, I'm really just dying to win this thing!

So if you all love my cupcake bathrobe as much as I do, please vote for me HERE. What you do, you click on this link, scroll down the page, and tick the box in the black voting section near the bottom of the page. Important: clicking on the link or the picture of the creation will not help! You can vote for up to five projects at once and I would appreciate if I could be one of them. I really dont want to go out with the least votes of all so please please vote for me! LOL... Am feeling like I'm in the Eurovision here, hihi... Oh yes, and you can vote until Friday 1 April.

Thank you all in advance and have a great …

Olympia Stitch & Craft Show 2011

It's a week ago today, but life is keeping me busy so I didnt have time to blog about this earlier. Plus the three posts about my birthday didnt help ;) Beware of this post, you are bound to be inspired after reading this!

Last week, the Stitch & Craft Show was on again. This one was the March one which I normally miss as it is always on or around my birthday. However, since this year was a quiet one I actually went and checked it out. Plus I missed the one in February as they relocated it to somewhere far far away.

I arrived at about 10.30am, just at the same time as multiple busloads so it was immediately crowded. I was supposed to meet people from my sewing group at 11am, so I sprinted through the venue checking everything I really wanted to see just in case I wouldnt get around to it afterwards. You'd be surprised how quickly one can shop when needed ;) I did find a few things in those 30 minutes, yet funnily enough I didnt find anyone of the group throughout the day whi…

Birthday Dinner and the Purple Present

Hello again everyone,
Finally, the post of the actual birthday. With such a hectic week I finally have a chance to post about this :) With all the lovely pics by my wonderful bf of course.

As you may remember, my real birthday was on a Monday, meaning I had to go to work. But it wasnt all bad, the girls took me out to lunch and I had planned my day so that I wasnt completely swamped :) Dont you just love planning? The funniest thing was that my department had organised a birthday card and then it somehow got lost. Near the end of the day they had to tell me and I actually knew the only place it could be. Of course it was there which made the whole thing a little silly. Hihi! But it was really nice of them, the card had a huge cupcake on it so it was perfect :)

Once at home, I helped with the dishes and then was banned from the kitchen until further notice. Whoohoo! I like my kitchen but watching youtube was nice as well LOL. Enter bf with starters:

Really yummy salmon on toast with some l…

Pre-Birthday, It Exists!

Even though my bday was only on Monday, the bf really wanted to celebrate on Sunday already so we'd have the whole day to do something. But that was before I decided to chop up my jacket... more on that in another post. So anyway, I was making breakfast on Sunday and I came out of the kitchen and there was this massive bunch of flowers on the table waiting for me. Arent they gorgeous??? I love them! (all pics made by the bf of course)

They are now nearly dead though as I moved them aside to make space for dinner on the coffee table and totally forgot about them. Woops! Maybe they will miraculously recover, who knows? ;)

Then it was time for something to eat... we had a wonderful starter... with a twist! The bf had bought some caviar (the affordable version) and put it on mini blinis. So good!! The twist was that I had to finish a shot of vodka as the plate with the caviar and the vodka was balancing on my pre-birthday present.

This is me trying to finish the shot. Needless to say, t…

The Birthday and the Dress

It's my birthday!!! Yay!! I am officially one year older... might be a reason to stop cheering LOL. But this was my day and even though I had to work, it was all really good :) The girls at work took me out to lunch and I brought a divine cake to work to share (vanilla-white chocolate chip-nut bundt cake, recipe will follow!). It was gone in no time and people lined up at my desk for seconds. Hahaha, I need I may need to bake some more ;)

I have a ton of pics from both my pre-birthday (yes that exists too) and today already, all taken by the bf and his shiney camera so I will need to spread this over a few posts. I'm sure you dont mind though... I have also been to the Stitch & Craft Show this weekend and I have lots of pics of that too. OMG, so much to blog! It's a great start to my 32nd year though :)

But let's start with the birthday dress. A couple of months ago, I really wanted a new dress and check eBay for some bargains. And indeed I found this gorgeous little…