Monday, January 24, 2011


Have just returned from a week's driving holiday to beachside heaven at Berrara on the NSW coast with my husband's family.  Lots of body surfing, eating, drinking, watching tennis and cricket, reading and even a bit of stitching.  My husband comes from a big family and this was a rare opportunity to catch up with a lot of them including his sister and family from Ireland.  We had the resident kangaroos come and visit morning and night on the front lawn of the beach house!

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Happy New Year & Smocking

Happy New Year to everyone in blogland - hope it's filled with lots of creativity.  I have resolved to complete some UFOs this year.  With this in mind I revisited a smocked dress I made for a little 1 year old's birthday in Sept.  I replaced the piping and 'rejigged' but although it's now finished, it's not my best work.  I had trouble getting the facings to sit flat.  It's wearable but only just.  I didn't want to waste all the smocking I'd done so I hope it still fits Isabelle and that she gets some wear out of it.