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Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Just a little something

Spring is not to far off so thought I would make some fabric flowers they turned out really well just got to decide what to create with them, headband, or a cushion? Ooh let me think!!!

Will get the light bulb going & think of something unless you have any ideas?

Never made booties before so pleased how they turned out I think I will call them Bootylicious.

Have a great week what ever you have planed, I'm getting ready for the in laws to stay for 5 weeks so busy sorting out the house, we are all so looking forward to their visit.  

Might not get chance to blog too much in September but will try & squeeze some post's in.

Lainey :) x

Friday, August 26, 2011

Thinking of my Deck

Just finished building the deck, well not me personally I'm not that good at wood work hee.  I am so looking forward to getting idea's together,  I keep changing my mind though as there are so many wonderful looks to create.

I found this lovely picture over Here thanks to A.M  she did a post the other day so I got the link vie her,  its so inviting isn't it?  I could see myself sitting there with a nice glass of wine on a Sunday afternoon!!

We haven't got a covered roof on the deck though so this look probably won't work,  I will keep searching  any suggestions will be gratefully appreciated.

Have a great weekend

Lainey :)

Images: Calico Child & HGTV

Thursday, August 25, 2011

My Creative Space

I love making notice boards, I don't know why I ever stopped making them! I suppose it's just time flying by!!  Well I think I might start making them again and wanted to share with you what I did for my friends daughter.

Her dad brought her a dress from Hong Kong which didn't fit any more & she just didn't want to throw it out so I suggested making some things out of it we managed to get 2 boards & ran them on the wall length ways.  I loved the top part & wanted to keep that in the board as such a shame to cut it out.

I was so pleased with how they turned out I so love this colour & matched up the ribbon with the piping beautifully.

Happy Creative space day!!

Lainey :) x

Wednesday, August 24, 2011


So excited got home from work to find all these gorgeous ribbons waiting for me just got to get creating now, my next delivery will be some bias binding from Simone at Beach Vintage.  Oh Mr post man hurry up :)))

The shed is all stocked for me moving in just got to sort it all now will post some pictures when its looking organised :)

Lainey :) x

Monday, August 22, 2011

Happy Monday

Just had these tasty pancakes so all happy to start off a great week :)


1 1/2  cups milk
1 egg
2 tsp vanilla extract
2 cups self raising flour
1/4 tsp bicarbonate of soda
1/3 cup caster sugar
butter for pan

Whisk milk, egg & vanilla together. Sift flour & bicarbonate of soda in a bowl mix in sugar to bowl make a well add milk mix until combined.

Heat frying pan with little bit of the butter add required amount of mixture and cook away.

You can add sultanas to mixture (my Grandad loved that) I like squeezed lemon juice with a little sprinkle of caster sugar, my son loves maple syrup & my daughter loves nutella.

What do you like with your pancakes?

Have a great Monday

Lainey :) x

Image: Calico Child

Friday, August 19, 2011

Gingerbread Men

Well my boy is 9 today  he asked me if I could make some  Gingerbread Men for him to take to school today so last night I baked & baked these little fellows the recipe was easy it was the cutting out that was hard as the mixture was so soft I think a few had broken legs which made me think of the poor gingerbread man in shrek!!

I patched them up well apart from the poor fellow bottom left I forgot to sort his head out :( I am sure the kids wouldn't think twice as they bite into them hee hee.

Hope the basket I sent comes home empty.

Lainey :) x

Thursday, August 18, 2011

My Creative Space

Well Spring is nearly here so I think why not make some nice bright flower headbands I have been going crazy making up all these in different colours.

Just couldn't stop there had to make an apron to match, I grabbed my neighbours daughter to help with wearing the item's for me, your cooking up a treat there H thanks for being a great model :))

Happy sewing to all the Creative space people!!

Lainey :) x

Images: calico Child

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Room make over

Rumpas room!

I just had to show you this picture my daughter & her friend who are both 13yrs got together for the weekend  decided that they wanted to have there sleep over in our rumpas room as we haven't even started organising that space from the move yet I said it would be okay.
I had to pop out for a couple of hours (hubby left in charge)  when I got back I started to notice quite a few items missing from around the place & it was very quiet so I opened up the rumpas room doors to find there creation.

She begged me could this be her bedroom but alas even though they had done a great job I had to say no, I did however for her hard work let her sleep there for 4 nights so she was happy about that :)))

I think the Block & a few other lifestyle Channels we have watched together might have rubbed off don't you think?

Hope you have a great weekend

Lainey x

Image: Calico Child

Friday, August 12, 2011


Thought I would share with you my curtains I have made for the new house I was so scared cutting into this gorgeous fabric, I measured it all so many times to be perfectly accurate It was so easy when I got going  as it had a pattern that was a big help to get the perfect cut.

Love my Janome the fabric glided through like butter, it was a dream, there was so much fabric though so I had to use my ironing board to take the weight as my studio isn't finished yet but not to worry my kitchen top was just the trick.   Will show you the studio once it's complete.

All hung made some Sheree's too it just softens the window & compliments the fabric ideally.

There we go, I cannot stop looking at it at the moment  oh I'm so sad aren't I hee hee

All closed and cosy ready for a good night sleep all the Fabric is from Harry Harry the width was 240cm so I never had to make a join which is great, they have so many wide width fabrics I was spoilt for choice but this one was just perfect for me.

Lainey x

Images: Calico Child

Thursday, August 11, 2011

My Creative Space

Gosh its Thursday already  so here we go, I have quite a few scraps of fabric which I have kept in a huge basket & thought I better put it to use now I am settled into my new home. I have more time to start organising my fabrics better.

Hope you like it I think its sooo cute isn't it?  Never throw your scraps out when you can use them to make this little number!   Hope you are finding a creative Space on this lovely Thursday.  Happy sewing!

Lainey x

Monday, August 8, 2011

Happy Monday

Well I am so excited my Linen bags I made have just been featured on for there Monday finds Yay!!!

It's made my day so had to share it with you take a look HERE hope you have had a good Monday too!

Lainey x

Image: Calico Child

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Relaxing Sunday

Thought I would bake a cake for when I found time to sit & relax I did get chance for some of the day, how about you did you get to have a relaxing sunday or were you rushed off your feet?

Mmmm the smell of coffee & that cake it was delicious, I could eat it all again :)   I am celebrating my hubby has decided the shed is for me he moves out this week & I get  all that space  to create, will post some pictures of the make over A.S.A.P

Hope you Sunday was a good day.

Lainey x

Images: Calico Child

Thursday, August 4, 2011

My Creative Space

Oh my gosh its Thursday already I raced home from work so I can get this Bag up to show you which I made the other day.   I Love the brightness of it, you wouldn't be lost on the beach with this bag :))

If you can see I lined it with a contrasting colour to the fabric I used to make the handles, Bird Textiles have such lovely fabric which are Australian made in an Environmental environment.

Glad I made the post in time phew you can purchase is from here well I am off to bed with a cuppa night night.

Lainey x

Images property of Calico Child