06 March 2010

lounge craft & what you can do in your jammies

Greetings all,
Well looks like another rainy weekend here in Canberra.  Naturally that means my husband must stand in the rain to watch rugby with mates late into the night.  So what does Posie do when she's snuggled up in new Peter Alexander pyjamas home alone on a Friday night??  Hand stitching, badge making & anything you can comfortably do from the lounge.  I didn't mind sewing my heart out late at night in the studio to meet orders in my 20s, but not anymore.  Built for comfort thanks!!  I'd like to promote the new 'Lounge Craft' movement
With a neat badge order for ChildPlay, i thought i'd make the badges on the lounge, with the machines balancing on my husband's giant hardback original 1960's Australia Woman's Weekly cookbook.  What more could you want, great tools, a decent movie, access to amazing fabrics, plus 4 happy children tucked away in bed - exhausted from their school swimming carnival & House Captain duties . . . i went pom pom & balloon mad & was an official time keeper, great job if you can get it, sooo much easier than being a time keeper at the athletics as they are trapped in the pool & stop at the end . . . my girls swam 12 races between them, doing it for the house points.  Very proud mama. 
my MUCH loved apple green coloured 25mm badge machine & resulting badges . . .
my practical-coloured bronze 35mm badge machine which does key rings & magnets too . . .
ah, for the love of wireless internet, King Furniture lounges, new jammies & waffle blankets!!

Rather than drive all over the ACT yesterday (we live in the north, school in the south, swimming carnival in the west & you have to be turning 8 in 2010 or older to compete) - our 6y.o. son had a treat, a day off school & went to see Alice in Wonderland with Daddy. He loved it, my husband wasn't so wrapped. There were a couple of moments at the end when the boy climbed onto Daddy's lap but certainly no more scary than a Harry Potter & certainly more colourful & exciting!! 
During the week, after my in-laws left, my husband & i went to see Valentine's Day, great movie, i enjoyed it much more than Love Actually.  Yes, i cried, doing a lot of that this week!!  Actually after the movie i burst into tears in the food court, i'm sure the people at the next table thought 'that guy is breaking up her in a public place so she won't freak out' rather than i'm just so incredibly sad my husband is about to go away again, after 7 weeks away already this year!!  Yes, it's the first week of March, what else is new to an Army wife?? 
Have yourselves cosy weekends if you're chilly or wet outside.  We'll be baking, shopping, farewelling & then you'll see a WHOLE lot more from the Posie lounge with lonely weekends for the next 6-7 months.  Love Posie

18 comments:

I Purr-Furr to Craft said...

I too say Alice in Wonderland yesterday, I loved it! I will definately have to go again. Great buttons!

m.e (Cathie) said...

that does sound like fun craft time!!
have a happy weekend Ms Posie

Posie Patchwork said...

FYI i own the machines, bought them from the proceeds of making badges by hand (painful & difficult - i actually couldn't press them, my husband did the heavy lifting) but worth the investment & learning the hard way!! Very rewarding to have these lever machines!! Love Posie

yardage girl said...

Looks like an ideal night on the lounge. Where did you get your badge/magnet making machine? I've been thinking of getting one. Nic

Little Ted Canvas said...

All those badges are fabulous! What a nice way to spend a cold Friday night, nothing beats getting comfy in your jammies!

Tracey said...

loving the cute PA jammies,too cute.
can't believe you hand pressed badges!! i bet those machines are worth their weight in gold xox

Linda said...

love your jammies and your badges! but I don't know how you cope being an army wife you are a legend xx

Kylie said...

Sounds like a perfect Friday night. Loving the pj's - me thinks that I might need a new pair for winter:) And the waffle blanket a fave here too:)

Enjoy your last weekend with DH - Tears are ok and normal my dear - I had them the other day - think that the pardrae had a slight freak out LOL (neighbours - you know the story)

Corrie said...

ok first I love your new jammie's! i still remember my first pair of peter alexander pj's I ordered back in the 2000 or something and it was all mail order then! they lasted me a good 9 years before I finally had to bite the bullet and chuck them but made to last!

hugs.....I can't imagine saying bye bye to drew and I know he's going to miss you guys so much!!!!

I'm hoping to see dear john and you'd be the perfect date because we could bawl our eyes out together! hubby has told me he is definitely NOT taking me!!!

hugs to all of you and be brave tomorrow
corrie;)

Kylie said...

Oh and are you telling me that you are not the crazy Mumma of four that used to stay up till 3am sewing? Humm lounge craft here at the moment is knitting (and attempting to knit the socks for T in secret)

Market Girl said...

What is with our weather? Now it is lovely. Jackson went to the rugby with a mate ended up in one of the boxes, dry and lots of food.
Stay happy, call me when you want company xx

VintageVicki said...

Looking forward to seeing Alice - just need to persuade a child to come with me or failing that MrVV.

Loving the badges - very cute - especially the russian doll one.

Please Eloise said...

Love the badges! Kate x

Little Angel Little Devil said...

Hi Love, I also really enjoyed Valentines day, simply a nice fun movie! Love the jim jams I'm feeling a little jelouse hmmmm methinks it's time to slip into my own. Sleep tight! Hey free for a catch up next week?
xx

Violet and Rose said...

ohhh. Please dont cry.

On the up side, I love your pj's.

A Spoonful Of Sugar said...

Love the new jammies - nothing beats a rainy night crafting! Your badge machines look amazing - looks like a most productive evening. Sorry to hear you DH is going away again soon - I am sure your crafting is very therapeutic. Take care, Lisa

Beach Vintage said...

I love the title of this post. Makes me want to get all warm and create in my nighty!

Gilly said...

Hubby took me to see Alice on the weekend and I loved it! I also love your badge maker....I wish we were having some cold weather!