Sunday, 1 October 2017

Left Behind :(

Hello Peeps,

The Mother has sailed away on a cruise heading to a few Fijian islands with the Boss and friends. Snowy and I teamed up and tried to hide in her luggage so we could go too, but... the Mother found us. Ooops!

Now Snowy just looks longingly into the distance waiting for the Mother to come home (he has separation anxiety, poor thing).

Don't worry though - he is going to get lots of walks and treats, plus Miss H will let him on the couch for snuggles (shh, don't tell the Boss). Hee...hee...

While the Mother is away Miss H has decided to do some craft that she hasn't done for a while. 

These "L-O-V-E" letters were once very pretty covered in scrap-booking paper but now they have been dreadfully faded after living in Miss H's window sill for a couple of years, so she decided it was time for a change up...

She stripped off the paper and was left with the original make over of the plain brown letters. 

After a little sanding Miss H used modge podge to attach stamps. These are the first two completed letters.

Aren't the stamps beautiful? They are pieces of art in miniature. Miss H used a mixture of very old stamps and newer stamps. 

Tonight Miss H is sitting down with some stitching of London-themed patterns while watching The Sound of Music. Miss H realised that her 6, 5, and 3 year old nieces know more about it than she does (she hasn't seen the movie as far as she can remember) when they wanted to play it with her. They assigned her the role of "governet" before explaining the story to her and she wants to be more knowledgeable next time they play. Hee...hee...hee...

Love From
Baa. xxx

Tuesday, 19 September 2017

Jeans Bags!

Hello Peeps,

The Mother and Miss H used an old pair of jeans each to make two denim bags.

Aren't they coolio?

The Mother's is made out of more traditional denim and is extremely comfortable. 

Of course birdies are the prefect choice for everything, including denim!!!

Miss H's was made out of black denim - not as comfy!!!

It is Alice in Wonderland themed, complete with a red rose (which is not at all covering up a hole...). 

The Mother had some of the coolio-est multi-coloured thread. Perfect for the straps of Miss H's bag. 

Here are the backs of the bags - sparkles and classic denim. 

Love From
Baa. xxx

P.S. From Snowy:

I went to the groomers. Don't I look handsome? 

Sunday, 10 September 2017

September Soft Storytime: In the Backyard

Hello Peeps,

Miss H has been working on several soft books for a while and she thought September was the perfect time to share them - mainly because Miss H and I lurve lots of amazing alliteration! Hee...hee...hee...

The idea is from her Stitch Love book by Wild Olive (in fact, all the stitcheries were designed by Wild Olive). 

Miss H made them as a great resource to use with infants and toddlers. The first book I'm going to show is called "In the Backyard". 

Isn't the background fabric so coolio? 

A big thank you to the Boss for punching through all the eyelets. 

And here they are...

Lizards and snails are common in the garden. Snails are unfortunately a little too common and very naughty eating Grandma's plants!

Thankfully here in New Zealand we do not have any deadly poisonous spiders. Phew!

Butterflies are Miss H's favourite insect. She always smiles when she sees one. 

We don't have tortoises in our backyards in New Zealand, but when Miss H was younger and lived overseas her family had two. One time the Boss needed to transport them, so he put them in the back of the Isuzu Trooper. The poor tortoises were terrified and peed liters and liters, much to the Boss' horror. Hee...hee..hee...

When Miss H manages to finish the cover page she will tie them all together with this coolio yellow ribbon - if I can get out of it...

Love From,
Baa. xxx

Friday, 1 September 2017

Catch Up!

Hello Peeps,

Miss H and I have moved back up to Auckland and in with the Mother and the Boss. We decided to have a break away from the blog for a little while.

But Miss H hasn't stopped doing some projects behind-the-scenes. So I thought I would catch you up on what we have been up to.

Miss H made a couple more cameras for one of university friend's children. The pattern can be found HERE!

This coolio stitchery is going to be turned into a little seed bag to store Miss H and the Mother's new seeds. 
Did you notice that Miss stitched the carrots in orange, purple, yellow, and red? We found some seeds that grow some different coloured carrots and I can't wait to see what they look like. That is if Miss H manages to grow them successfully... she did miss out on the green-fingered gene. 

This patchwork square had a blank space that was begging to be stitched on. 

So, Miss H used this cute little stitchery from Lilipopo to fill in the space. 

This is one of Miss H and I's favourite books. 
Before she tried a whole quilt Miss H decided to practice on something smaller. So she used a few of the patterns to make into a mini. 

Cats and a mouse. What a very brave mouse he is!
Miss H used some scraps that the Motehr had given her a litlle while ago. 

It was a very good idea for Miss H to do a practice as the appplique paper was useless and wouldn't stick on. She also needed to practice even blanket stitches... this one is quite even but the kitten and cat are quite wonky. Oops. 

Miss H is going to do a couple more practice ones - a cow for the Mother, a duck, and a pig (from the same scraps as the cats and mouse) - before she makes this coolio farmyard quilt. 
Though I think she should do a sheep for me first!!!

September and Spring have arrived. Yay! 
I have a theme for this month - Soft Storytime! They are something Miss H and I have been working on for quite a while and I can't wait to show you. They are PERFECT for babies and toddlers.
So pop by next week to see the first set. 

Love From
Baa. xxx

Tuesday, 8 August 2017

World Cat Day

Hello Paw-Pals,

Today is World Cat Day and unfortunately Luna found out and insisted that I be nice to her all day AND do an entire blog post about HER!

What a pretty cat. 

Luna has one blue eye and one green eye. 

She was originally going to be an indoor cat because of her deafness, but she loves the outdoors. 
She loves me sooooo much that she never strays too far from home and always comes back. 

We are the bestest of friends. 
We balance each other out - I strongly dislike men, but Luna only likes men.

Slobbery Kisses,
From Snowy! Woof!

Monday, 17 July 2017

Driving through Snow to Wellington and Back

Hello Peeps,

On Tuesday Miss H, the Mother and I drove down to Wellington to visit the Geek. Miss H is on holiday at the moment.

Unfortunately they decided to go down the day before a major storm hit - well, it had already started actually.

This is the type of snow we had to drive through. 

Miss H crazily left the warmth of the car to take thes pictures for you. I, however stayed where it was warm (plus I was hiding)! 

Loo at the coolio snowmen some people made. 
You'll just have to picture me on top of their icy cold heads or on the wet ground...

New Zealand really doesn't have that many main roads. In fact, unless you take a looong detour there is really only one road down the centre, which is known as the Desert Road. It is quite literally a desert and in winter it gets snow... Yes, that confused my sheepie brain! 
Unfortunately, it was sooo snowed in that the Desert Road was closed and that meant the looong way. To give you an idea of the difference - usually a trip from Tauranga to wellington would take 6 hours, it took us 9!!! Whew! 
But fear not, it wasn't all in snow, in fact about an hour later there was not a snowflake in sight. No wonder they say NZ can have 4 seasons a day!

Ahhhh! There I am all nice and cosy with my special crochet beanie and cape. 

The storm hit Wellington quite severely with gale force winds. We all stayed inside except for the Geek who had to go to work - and as he doesn't drive Miss H and the Mother agreed to drop him off and pick him up so he didn't have to walk like usual.

The Mother took some fabrics down to cut up for a quilt. 
She also quilted a quilt for a friend's baby (actually he's just turned one). I will get her to photograph it when the binding is done.

And look at the wool Miss H got to crochet a blanket for the Mother. 

Oh and they went to a really coolio craft store, but you will have to wait and see what they got until they have made them into something. It might take a while knowing them... 

I, on the other hand, didn't leave the apartment once and stayed snugly with my favourite comfort food. YUM!

The weather did eventually clear, though Miss H tells me it was still really cold. Especially the wind.

It is hard to see but those faint mountains are in the South Island. 

The return trip home was much much better. And look how beautiful the mountain is with snow on it.

Brrrrr... Here are some of my crazy farm friends who don't seem to mind cold weather. 

Thankfully I am now back in Tauranga where we don't get snow and the weather is warmer. YAY!

Love from
Baa. xxx

P.S. Can all of you from the Northern Hemisphere please send us some of your warm summer weather? Hee...hee...hee...