28 January 2010

The Big Day Out - now in my house!! Oh & My (first) Creative Space . . .

Greetings all,
Little update on our sleepover & The Big Day Out which has been going on for almost 24 hours in my twin's bedroom.  Wow, i thought the CD in the car was loud, it's nothing when at home you have iPods on speaker bases & 'oh, you don't know the lyrics, let's google them' on WiFi laptops.  This lead to acoustic versions of Pink, Beyonce & Katy Perry, then using the iPod to sing along, as loudly as possible.  I can assure you all this technology has been self taught, they are bright girls, but it's completely different to how we used to entertain ourselves at primary school sleepovers in the 80's - you know, with board games & a video 'if' you had a VCR.
It's no wonder i woke up with a headache, they did sleep.  But with all the milk in Canberra being drunk in my kitchen last night, i had to go out to get milk!!  So i piled 5 children into the car & headed out to our local shopping centre, which is actually 4 shopping centres all in a row.  Easy, park in one spot & go for a walk.  $180 in fuel, what a bummer, could have been a nice pair of shoes.  Then equal amount spent on Tony Ferguson shakes & fibre; a book binding machine; dog food; BBQ chicken & fresh bread rolls; oh & 12L of milk.  Least exciting shopping i've done in a long time.  I did let them loose in 2 small play areas to burn some energy off, while i gathered my thoughts, shopping bags & nursed my head.
I had it buzzing in my mind that our lovely guest had never had a handmade dress, even with big sisters & considering her Mum is doing her law masters, didn't think she'd be venturing into learning how to sew, anytime soon.  So i asked our guest which fabrics she liked (nice taste, i was impressed) & she definitely wanted all blue.  Da dah - Joel, Anna Maria & Amy mixed up into this dress, detailed with vintage spot bias on the capped sleeves & diagonal stripe bias across the bottom.  She is really happy, even posed for photos & i'm thrilled, she hasn't taken off the dress since!!   


A little bit of a Maria Von Trapp moment, but her fault for coming to a house with a sewing studio.  Maybe next time my girls sleep over there, they'll get some tax tips (Daddy is an accountant).  As we bid our guest farewell with laundered swim gear & jammies, we also farewell our eldest as she trips off to the countryside with her lovely Japanese friend from school.  Dying to know how they live, gosh i hope they don't have sausages for dinner, i want to hear tales of flavour & new recipe ideas.  We all love Japanese (actually any Asian food) in this house, i love other customs & cultures, i want details on cute & quirky things they have in their home too. 
So as The Big Day Out (in my car & home) fades away, i can get some serious sewing done & cruise into our last weekend before school resumes.  Love Posie

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20 comments:

plushka said...

wow! What a busy day Jen! The dress is really pretty. I am surprised you found time to do some sewing too! Have a great evening! X

Julie said...

Lucky little visitor!!! I'm coming to stay at your place if I can come home with a new wardrobe and my old stuff washed. Just done the end of holiday getting ready for school shop, madness here too.

Tammy James said...

OMGoodness I'm tired reading that!

yardage girl said...

What a day, and what a busy mumma you are! Many bonus points to you for making that dress - it's lovely and will be loved. Nic

Kirsty said...

The dress is great & best of all she loves it!

Kate said...

What a lucky little girl! That dress ir gorgeous. Sounds like lots of fun at your place right now.

bellaboo said...

Hello Posie!
Thanks for visiting my blog and for your comment.I love hearing from new 'faces'.
Wow..you are a busy Mum aren't you?!

Bellaboo

Corrie said...

gorgeous! love the colours and the contrasts in it! great pattern too!

well done, yay for school going back!

corrie:)

CHECKS AND SPOTS said...

Hey Posie,
Thanks for dropping by - your blog is an absolute treat and has honestly made my day!
24 hours sleep overs...a dress that makes me seriously envious...I wish you were my mumma!
x

Gilly said...

Wow you were flat out!!! Great dress and how nice of you to whip that up! I need some new clothes so Im on my way for a sleep over!

moose and bird said...

Wow, you made me tired just reading about your day. I think you deserve a congratulations on keeping up with them all.
Love the dress too. Excellent choice of fabrics. Melinda xo

Little Eve said...

Your energy levels have been well and truly tested. Beautiful dress, I'm sure she loved it!

beck said...

Sounds like a great & busy day! What a lucky little guest you had, her dress is divine! I'm super impressed, well done! xo

Kylie said...

Packing the car and driving down to have a sleep over so I can get a dress made for me - ok no I'm not - really going to bed now before DH comes nd scoulds:) I just realised the time:)

june at noon said...

Very sweet dress. I like the mix of fabrics. Welcome to Creative Space!

The Creative Beast said...

what a cute dress! i love the mix of fabrics and you're right - the young lady had a great sense of mixing color and pattern =-)

winterpeachblog said...

LOVE the blues on the sleeve of that dress! Do colors get any better?

Thea said...

That is so lovely of you to make that gorgeous dress for your young guest. I bet she will treasure the memory of it for a lifetime. I am so happy that you will get to Italy later this year. My dream is so stay in Provence for a month - aiming for that next year :)

Penny said...

Von Trapp? Never! No curtains in sight! XO

Kate said...

Such a nice thing to do - great dress!