Sunday, April 24, 2011

Happy Easter & some finishes!

Easter bunny pic


I hope that you are enjoying this beautiful weekend?!

This morning saw the awakening of young Rosie along with the dawn… it took a while for these bleary eyes to focus on the shiny wrappers of the Easter eggs that the Easter Bunny had very kindly left hidden inside the house.

The sun is shining and I am sat here listening to my family enjoy the fresh air outside in the garden. I’ve left them to it so that I could pop inside and say Hello!

Hi! Smile

I have some finishes to share with you! Do you remember the ceramics that Rosie and I painted last week? This is what they looked like before they were fired:

Ceramic cafe finished items_picnik

And after…

Ceramics fired 1_picnik

Ceramics fired 2_picnik

I also completed painting the little crib that I picked up for Rosie at the op shop. It went from this:

New toy cot

To this…

Easter bed quilt

I made a little mattress first, then a sheet, and a double-sided blanket, topped with a teeny weeny pieced quilt using fabrics designed by Lynette Anderson.

Easter bed collage

It has been a very busy week in the SUDs household. We had an old friend from Blighty stay with us for a couple of days and I can’t tell you how good it was to hear a London accent! Love it! The lovely thing about having guests from overseas is showing them the local sights. Unfortunately the weather wasn’t great but we frequented some of my favourite ‘burbs’ up in the Dandenong Ranges.

I also went to the AQC last Saturday which was as inspirational as always! I didn’t take any photos, there were quite a few signs up at the stands requesting no photography. But I had a lovely time with my ‘painting buddies’ Anne and Karen. (They’re busy gals – but I might get them blogging one of these days!!!)

I was thrilled to bits to meet Lizzie from A House in the Country. We got time for a hug, and will hopefully meet up at the next show! Lizzie is just as I imagined her – as vibrant and gorgeous in ‘real life’ as she is in her written word! Lizzie was with the wonderful Jodie and Annie. I have to tell you that Jodie was sporting the most amazing red polkadot-with pom-pom trolley that I drooled all over (Sorry Jod if it got wet… thank goodness you made it from oilcloth!!!)

I was very refrained – unlike me I know! But I did buy these fabrics from my favourite stall, Thread and Ginger.

Thread and ginger fabrics 2_picnik

These are Tilda fabrics. I also picked up these romantic fabrics by Quilt Gate, it’s the Mary Rose Collection.

Thread and ginger fabrics_picnik

I have been stealing a few moments in between kids play dates and general holiday-activities, to write a new pattern too… burning the midnight oil as it’s the only time of the day where there is complete peace and quiet! Aaaahhhh the serenity!!!!

I’d just like to take this opportunity my friends, to apologize for not responding to my comments of late – time has just run away with me and it really prays on my mind that I haven’t replied even just to say “thanks for dropping by!” I really appreciate you taking the time to stop and leave me a note – so please forgive me and know that I sincerely enjoy reading your messages. I shall give myself a wrap over the knuckles on your behalf! Smile

Lots of love to you all and HAPPY EASTER!

Hugs! Vikki xo


Dawn said...

Happy Easter sweetness... glad your having such a beautiful day too... I too had little ones waiting to do their Easter Hunt at 5.45am...LOL
Wow the crib looks fabulous and so does Rosie's little ceramics cake and kitty...
How lovely to have a friend visit from London...oh so nice to hear the accent...just Love it...oh speaking of London can you make it for High Tea next Friday we can have high tea together in front of the TV and wish we were in London...
Can't wait to see your new pattern...
Many hugs Dawn x x

Liz said...

It was lovely to meet you too Vikki, even though it was very brief.. July at Jeff's shed is looking good for coffee.?? Enjoy your Easter..

Monica said...

Happy Easter to you, Vikki!!
Hugs from Monica

Sue Niven said...

Happy Easter to you too! Love seeing what you are up too! Keep burning that midnight oil if that is your creative time, but rest too!

Allie said...

Happy Easter darling girl! Sounds like Rosie had a lot of fun hunting down the eggs. The ceramics turned out so beautifully, girl! And so did the crib! Was Rosie over the moon with it? You did a fabulous job.

Sweetheart, please please please no guilt over not responding to comments, that should be dead last on your busy list. You're one person, and you can only do so much. Take care of the important things, ok? Love you girl!

Jenny of Elefantz said...

Oh Vikki, you have transformed that sweet little crib into something extra special for your Rose! How precious!
And that stitchery? It's so pretty!! Is it your design?
No pressure to reply, sweetie...just use the time to enjoy your lovely family. :-)
Happy Easter,

Kerryanne @ Shabby Art Boutique said...

Happy Easter to all the SUD's. I love Rosies new crib and bedding - too cute for sure. As is the lovely ceramics.
Glad you had a fab day at AQC with Anne and Karen - oh how I miss you all.
Looking forward to seeing those new designs.
Hugs ~ Kerryanne

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Lovely photos! Happy Easter to you too dear!

Joy said...

Oh your ceramics are treasures indeed!!! I just love Rosie's cupcake - ok, yours is pretty cute too he he he. What a transformation on that adorable crib too, I love it :o).
Can I join you and Dawnie for high tea on Friday ;o)??? I'll definitely be settling myself down for a front row seat to THE wedding :o)!!!
Love n hugs,
Joy :o)xxxxx

Kris Meares - Tag Along Teddies said...

Hey Vikki! Looks like you've been a busy bee this Easter! :0) Love how your ceramics came up - sweet treats! :0) And your re-vamed dolly bed looks perfect for a dolly princess now - well done! Hope your week has been fabulous ... Bear Hugs! KRIS

Sharon (Stitches on Mars) said...

Hi Vikki,

Love your pics and your and Rosie's creative endeavours. You've done a wonderful job on the crib makeover too. We also had a great Easter, visiting friends in Canberra.
THe AQC was great..I went with craft class friends on Sunday. Was abit naughty too sshhh.
Hugs, Sharon

Sparky said...

HI Vickie..your attention to details is pretty amazing..I have a doll house and that bed is something that would fit in perfectly ...lookig forward to your pattern too...
blessings mdm samm


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