Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Karori Cemetary - Penguin Shipwreck Walk

This is a very photo heavy post my friend, a few weeks ago (well maybe longer than a few weeks...) I met up with some of my sewing blogger friends for a walk in Karori Cemetery. The plan was to do the Penguin Shipwreck Memorial Walk, we did the walk in a round about kind of way, but I'd love to do it again and spend more time (and also perhaps read the information in the brochure to get a better understanding).

Although we did not follow that path of the walk particularly closely, it was nice to spend the morning walking and spending time with friends.

Monday, February 20, 2017

Strawberry picking day trip!

In my most recent post I mentioned that I have been doing a few day trips, in my part of the world its currently summer (although you would be excused for thinking other wise, Wellington weather has been pretty average) and it had been a while since I'd caught up with a group of ladies who were really my first Wellington friends - so we decided to head over to Masterton to visit Jess, go strawberry picking and catch up.

First up was the strawberry picking at a very cute place called the "Wee red barn" - I usually end up doing a lavender picking day trip in the summer, but that didn't happen this year, it was strawberries instead and it was pretty great.
The Wee Red Barn was pretty great, they grew a bunch of different berries at the farm, not just strawberries - but of course we were there to pick the strawberries!
The strawberries were growing under shelters and were growing off the ground, so we didn't have to bend over too much before we picked them - which was a bonus!

I was also really amazed how huge these strawberries were, we were also allowed to eat strawberries as we picked them which was a bonus!
Once we had eaten all the strawberries we could and filled up our cartons of strawberries it was time to leave.
The cartons seriously held A LOT of strawberries, look at this container, I can't imagine even being able to buy strawberries like this back in Wellington (and if you could buy them it would cost about a million dollars).
 We stopped at the store on the way out, there was fresh fruit, jams and a lot of other delicious things for sale. I bought a BIG container of blueberries - we couldn't eat them all so I ended up freezing them - perhaps I can make blueberry muffins?
Also I couldn't resist saying goodbye to these guys on the way out - even if they didn't really their photo taken!

We stopped for lunch at Paper Road Winery, even as a non-drinker I can't resist a lunch at a winery. There's always lovely, relaxing views of the vines!

We finished up our day at the park in Masterton, I had no idea the park in Masterton - there were deer in the park (I did actually know that) and they made the strangest noise (I had no idea deer sounded so weird!). Also much like goats, deer really don't like posing for photos!

I had such a fun time out with these girls - hopefully we are more organised and don't wait so long before catching up again x

Sunday, February 19, 2017

Sophia the First dress as worn by Sophiia!

Hello All! Just a very quick post of something my brother sent me this morning I thought was worth sharing! Back in 2015 my niece turned five and before her birthday I found some Sofia The First fabric. I imagine it's pretty excited for a princess obsessed girl to have a princess with the same name as her (even if its spelt differently!).

I blogged about the dress I made here, but it was too big for Sophiia, so I don't think she wore it too much. However, I guess with kids clothes its better they are too big rather than too small!
Fast forward to this morning, when my brother sent me this photo and told me that the Sofia dress now fits Sophiia and it's her favourite! Yah!

I guess I should probably start thinking about what I should do with the Frozen and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle fabric I bought my niece and nephew at a recent sale, I'm thinking I should make them some Easter presents (because let's face it, they will get a tonne of Easter eggs) my brother said they could do with some pajamas, time to get hunting for kids patterns!

Monday, February 06, 2017

Sweet Tooth Cross stitch

Hello there! This week has been so busy for me so far - I've had a couple of day trips, a weekend away, been to two amazing concerts, have a friend stay, finished an old job and started a new one. Plus I've sewn stuff that I haven't yet blogged - I will catch up eventually!

For now I thought I'd share my latest completed cross stitch which is a really late birthday present for a friend.
I made this cross stitch for a friend who is a big fan of baking and also has a sweet tooth (just like me!). The pattern is from one of my favourite cross stitch pattern companies, Frosted Pumpkin Stitchery - every pattern they have is so cute! I kind of want to make all their patterns.
As this was a small cross stitch, I didn't follow the colour of the floss as I don't like buying new floss for every single project (especially when I have a big bag of the stuff) so I just matched the colours as closely as I could with what I had.
The wee slice of cake is my favourite part of this cross stitch, he's just so cute!

My new years resolution to blog more regularly may be off to a bit of a slow start, but its not due to a lack of things to post about! Hope you all have had a great weekend x