Sunday, 9 November 2008

Happy. Yes. Yes I Am.

Whoa Nelly. What a busy, happy weekend. It's almost a case of thank goodness it's almost over so I can get back to routine. What what what? I hear you squark. While I don't dig Mondays, this weekend has left me pooped!

Matt's studying for an exam. I managed to take the two smalls out of the house for the two days and as a result. Pooped is what I am!
Saturday was a 1st birthday party and a garage sale. I offered to make some mini-cupcakes (for the party, not the sale). I made 50 of the little beauties, beautifully iced (butter icing mmm mmm). Unfortunately an incident whereby juggling two small children, a bag, two containers of cakes and the bonnet of our car resulted in half the cakes being tossed upside down. Yes. My handiwork in tatters, I fronted up to the party with a very messy arrangement of cakes. Thankfully they still tasted good, even if they did look like they'd already met a taste test from a tribe of three year olds. Hmph.
When we got home we bribed one of the dogs to play in our circus. He jumped through a hoop in return for a handful of kibbles. We treat our circus animals very well.

Sunday we headed off to meet a good friend in Bondi. We flew a kite for a while, hit the beach for a wee while, had a gelato (our first for the season), went to the skate park, then meandered through the shops. Such a great, tiring day. Headed home to get Tiny down for a sleep, and I headed off to a flea market, and then to Spotlight.

cute little Christmas box I scored at the flea market

Ahhh Spotlight. I chose a new pattern for my sewing class, only to be told they didn't have it. Back to the drawing board, I chose another. Ah they don't have that one either. So third time lucky I picked a pattern, asked someone to show me some fabric only to be told she didn't know anything about fabric. Bingo! How is it that she works in a fabric store and has no knowledge of fabrics? Even I know what double georgette is, I just didn't know where to look. Finally someone came to my rescue and escorted me to the double georgette, which to my disgust was all 100% polyester. Watch out open flames - poof! I'm up in smoke. I wasn't planning on moving to Sweat City for the Summer. Finally after circling the fabrics I found some cottons that I liked. For a moment I did think I was leaving empty handed. I scored some discontinued fabrics and a few others. Watch out sewing class, tonight I'm sewing to glow, I'm going to rock the frock, I won't dread the thread, I'm going to put my pedal to the metal and sew like crazy.
Happy much?

5 comments:

cindy said...

As long as you don't bitch the stitch you will be great! Sometimes cotton can be a bit of an endangered species at Spottie, along with assistants that know anything!
I hope Matt appreciated all your effort keeping them out of the house - hope you get a turn one week-end.

Ellieboo said...

Great Flying Cupcakes - no wonder you are pooped - a busy weekend. God Spotlight does my head in - it is such a nightmare whenever I go in there.

Hey that is one cute christmas box.

mellimoomoo said...

That sounds like a marathon weekend!
Love that Christmas box, how adorable. Good luck at sewing :)

Taccolina said...

Some great fabrics, scored despite the odds. Are you making a frock? I hope your sewing class is all smooth seams from here on in....

Hoppo Bumpo said...

Good on you Spotty. Things I have heard in Spotlight: I don't know about that fabric (snap); I don't know anything about sewing; I don't know what time we're open until; I can't tell you anything about patterns; I can't get you that pattern unless you write the number down (um, yeah like I remembered to bring pen and paper, because this store doesn't provide writing implements).

Can't wait to hear more about the new sewing project.