and….we’re back

Well, I can't make any promises but I seem to be hanging on to the blog even though I'm not often here. I'm gonna try. Seriously.

So, good Christmas and New Year? I had an awesome at home holiday with the Mrs. It helped by the addition of a new fur kid. Yep we now have 4 fur babies. Well and truly outnumbered. Meet Gossip. She's a 4 year old Pug. We purchased her off a breeder who was retiring her. She is totally adorable and so so cute. If you have a pug or have had one you'll get it. They are the sweetest, funniest, most stubborn little snorty critters. All the other critters like her, well, are getting to know her, but no major dramas which is a relief. If you've been on my flickr or instagram you would have seen her. But if you haven't here, let me bore you with my fur baby.

Gossip

Aside from that not a lot else, just movie and TV watching, going to the gym, still, yep. Oh and cross stitch.

Cross-stitch

Oh and I've joined a swap, but don't tell the Mrs, she thinks I have enough on my plate…sssh.

aunty cookie portrait

Can we just ignore that it's been months since I've posted here? Ok.

Shannon does commissioned portraits so I figured it would be a great Christmas present to myself and Sondra. I gave her a vague brief about tail sucking kitties, a little fat dog, that the Mrs likes to dress like a 12 year old skater boy, though recently she's been dressing like a "laaaady" and it suits her. She's cute.

Anyhow, it was pretty vague and this is what she came up with. LOVE IT. Only thing I forgot to say is Sondra is shorter than me, but it doesn't matter. She hit the nail on the head. Thanks Shannon!

Cookie

Sondra as a "laaady" she looks so cute. The best bit? See those peep toe shoes? She only painted the first 2 toenails, love it. She looked so pretty and it was awesome to see her feeling so good about herself, we've both been working hard at the gym!

  SONDRA

I've been crafting. I'm back into cross stitch. Trying out waste canvas on linen and I bought a couple of Lizzie Kate patterns.

New sneaks

I got new sneaks. Love them.

New sneaks

It's finally becoming summer here in Perth and this is how Miss Piggie sleeps when it is hot. She has a fuzzy guts and the best kitty trousers.

New sneaks

I finished my pillow for the Pillow Talk Swap 6, this is a bad phone picture, I have some decent pictures in my camera I'll post another time. So much fun using all the Heather Ross prints I had. I had some hesitation at first about cutting into them, but once I got over it, it was a blast. My partner loves it so mission accomplished. Free pattern from Where the Orchids Grow.
New sneaks

I inkjet onto linen for some tags for product. Pretty straight forward, had a couple of jams but managed to save it. Grab your freezer paper, trim it to the paper size you need for your printer, get your piece of linen, iron it to freezer paper, trim edges make sure there are no stray threads. And print. If you wanted it to be waterproof you could try using bubble jet set, but I wasn't fussed, I just heat set it on a hot iron, no steam. Once it was dry it was good to go.
New sneaks

Mason sewing kits

In tech news 🙂 I got an iPad for my 40th. LOVING it. And if you haven't tried Flipboard for your iPad and just recently your iPhone, do it.

Phew. Next the Son and I are planning our Christmas gift baking. I'm thinking I'm going to give salted caramels a go this year.

recently. via instagram

Babushka

I've become obssessed with embroidering and cross stitch and crochet edging. Excuse the lack of ironing.

Babushka

See more. I want to crochet all edges of all things.

Babushka

I ripped my palm. I guess it's a crossfit rite of passage.

Babushka

You can't pee in peace, this is my pee buddy.

Babushka

See, cross stitch. Itty bitty apple about 12mm high. I blame Mrs McPorkchop.