Friday, January 1, 2010

Happy New 2010!

I hope you had a fantastic Christmas and have enjoyed the festivities of the season?!  We had a quiet and very happy Christmas here in the SUDs household… having a four-year-old in the house guarantees an abundance of delight and magic! :-)

I’m trying my hardest not to vacuum (hoover-up) all the teensy-weensy little dolly shoes and nick-nacks that Santa brought for Rosie, she is into “Polly Pocket” at the moment – and they are TINY!  LOL… I’m just laughing at my irony, typing the word “tiny” in Capital letters!  (I really should get out more, shouldn’t I?!!)

Seeing in the New Year was quite exhilarating last night!  We visited friends for a BBQ in a beautiful hillside location, but as we were all so tired and the young kids were getting irritable, we headed home about 9.00pm.  However - the drive home was spectacular!  We’d had 38c heat yesterday and then a storm pursued, and the lightning was STUNNING!  It cracked across the sky and illuminated everything in a beautiful blue glow.  Steam raised from the dark road surface as the rain met the hot tarmac, and it was atmospheric beyond words!  Driving along dark and windy country roads with hills on either side of us and the wonders of nature creating pictures of amazement in the sky… just perfect! :-)

   Blue Lightening (photo courtesy of

In the forefront of my mind this year is a very special event!  I have my wedding day planned for early March and am currently thinking-up designs for the invites… I’ve given myself two weeks to get them done, dusted and posted! 


This isn’t my planned bouquet… but it gives you an indication on the colour palette I have decided upon!   Do you like it?

Talking of bouquets… have you seen Jenny’s latest quilt design?  It is called Bouquet and it is drop-dead-gorgeous!  You can go see it here!

I’m not sure how much sewing I will get done in the next few weeks, but I was a very busy girl before Christmas and made a special “brew” for each of my friends from Among the Gum Trees

Teacups for Chrissie

And I got to grips with a few zippers, too!  Tricky little blighters! LOL…


The pattern is by Laurraine Yuyama of Patchwork Pottery, isn’t it just the cutest design?  The pattern can be found in a book called Pretty Little Purses & Pouches, published by Lark Books.  I bought mine from here.

I used Beatrix Potter fabrics as my gumnut sisters (The Gum Tree Designers) are all big fans!  Have you seen the ‘Miss Potter’ movie?  It is about the life of author, Beatrix Potter, and stars Rene Zelweger and Ewan McGregor.  It’s a lovely film, but you might need a box of tissues because if you’re anything like me, you’ll get weepy!  I really want to go and see the new Avatar movie too… maybe if I’m a good girl and get all my wedding invites organised I can give myself a night off?!

Gosh, I can’t stop chatting tonight!  Well, I shall zip-up my mouth and leave you with my final message:

May your year ahead be filled with love, laughter and dreams-come-true!  Wishing you good health, prosperity and lots of inspiration in 2010 and always!

Until next time – Hugs! Vikki x


Unknown said...

Happy New Year Vikki ! All the very best with the wedding plans . What a fun busy year this is going to be for you .

Deb said...

Loving the colour palette--gorgeous. The wee bags areperfect for the "gum nutters" (sorry couldn't resist), I bet they loved them.
hugs Deb

Abby and Stephanie said...

Happy New Year! This is an exciting time for you. Darling tea pouches. Since I don't do zippers I bought one of Laurrine's pouches when I first discovered her etsy shop.

Lisa at Sun Naturals said...

I know what you mean with the tiny shoes! My girls have polly pockets, tiny Disney Princesses and the Barbie accessories are a lot tinier than I remember. Really. Does she need a pencil?

Love the "tea bags"!

Lisa in chilly New England, USA

Carin said...

Happy New Year to you too!

Anna Rosa Designs said...

Hi Vikki,
Hey, I love the colours you've chosen for your wedding=very similar to mine!
Those little bags for the gum nutters are gorgeous.
The storm after the hot summers day was fantastic and did quieten down our local streets.
If I can help in any way with the wedding arrangements, please holler.
I'd be happy to help out.

Joy said...

I just LOVE the colour palette you've chosen ... so elegant and pretty :o). Love my little tea pouch too, thank you dear one :o).
Love n Hugs
Joy :o) *who remembers VERY well LOTS of little Polly Pocket bits and pieces all over the floor ..... [[[sigh]]] memories ;o).

Jodie said...

How exciting - having a weding to plan for !!!What a year you have planned !!!Hope it is all fantastic!

Allie said...

Happy New Year Vikki!!!! I'm wishing you the best year ever - and what a way to start, with a wedding! I LOVE your color palette. You are going to be so busy with the planning!
Your little pouches for the gum nuts are so sweet - I've long been an admirer of Patchwork Pottery on flickr. Those are wonderful!

I Purr-Furr to Craft said...

Hi Vikki,
Adore this post. My daughter as you know is also getting married in March so this resonates with me very much. I will e-mail you how we are getting along and what we are doing with pics if you like.
Happy New Year. Enjoy every moment.

Sharon (Stitches on Mars) said...

Happy New Year to the SUDs.
Colour scheme for card looks really you :)
I think Mother Nature showed the firworks organisers they've got a long way to catch up to her displays LOL

Annie Bee said...

Nothing nicer than watching a storm. Love the colour scheme you are going with so soft and feminine. Those special brew bags are just darling. Beatrix Potter is my DD's favourite movie - she was 24 when we saw it and everytime a new character was drawn she would clap her hands in delight - a precious Mother Daughter moment.

Kerryanne @ Shabby Art Boutique said...

Happy New Year Vik.

That wedding date is rolling around fast now. I love the colour scheme too.

Hugs ~ Kerryanne

Cheryl said...

Hello lovely :-)
Gorgeous roses... so mushy. Thank you for the little tea pouch.. I showed my stitchy girls today and they were very impressed!
You will make a pretty, smiley bride.
love Cheryl xx

Una said...

Hi Vikki
Now you've really got me hooked (!). Not so familiar with all the Aussie stuff but I'm sure you will teach me. Happy New Year to you and the family from us all here in the UK, which is very cold and white at the moment. I really love the wedding colours you have chosen - I will have to get working on something - not much time now...
Una x

Judi said...

Happy New Year
I found your site from Anna Rosa Designs and I've had a lovely visit.
I love your pouches..the fabric is so pretty and thats such a great gift idea.

Your bouquet colours for your wedding are lovely too...what an exciting time for you. So much planning and fun.

I posted on Avatar which we saw last night for my birthday..its my birthday today. It was a really great movie but I didn't like the 3-D effect. We should have done the regular movie...

I hope you have a lovely 2010...and that you'll come by and visit me sometime also.

We're having much colder temperatures here and snow...and I hope you'll send some nice weather this way.

enjoy this evening...

Dawn said...

Oh I love the colors you've chosen sweetness... and I love my little cup pouch which is going to be shown off tomorrow with my stitching gals.... they will love it.....
Hugs and happy planning...
Dawn x x x

Khris said...

These purses are so soooo them..hugs Khris

Micki said...

Happy New Year to you and a blessed 2010!

Terri said...

I love the colour palette you have chosen.....Wishing you lots of luck and ease in planning your big day.

prashant said...

ccessories are a lot tinier than I remember. Really. Does she need a pencil?

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