Thursday, May 20, 2010

Heaps going on!

Hi Ladies,
You may want to grab a cuppa, I have quite a bit of show and tell. 
There have been a few new baby's arriving in this world.  I've painted some personal gifts with their birth details on them.
The carriage I designed with a boy in mind and the bassinets for the girls. 
Congratulations to all the new parents!

Do you remember the stubborn little purse I couldn't turn out(last post), well that's the one in the front. I decided to make a couple more. 
The one on the left is for a dear friend who LOVES animal print and she's going to Bali on the 1st June-I thought a make up bag would be the perfect little pressie.

I finished off these tea towels that have been waiting for button holes and buttons.
Ah, now that I know how to line a bag and I'm a little bit better at sewing-I had a go at making this little girly bag.
Do you remember the generous Vikki from Sew Useful Designs offered this free pattern for Mother's Day. I did change the design a bit.
Oh, I even had a go at using Parisian Essence and dyed the fabric. (not very clear in the photo).
Yesterday I had a beautiful day out with a couple of close friends.  We went up to the Dandenong Ranges and visited Sassafras and Olinda.  While in Sassafras we had to visit the famous Miss Marples Tea Room and enjoy a scrummy lunch!
Shh, I won't be telling you all how naughty I was, I just about had to be rolled back to the car.
Here are two of my dear friends Heather and Syndi.
We went into every shop in this quaint little town and I purchased a few goodies.
This shop is absolutely gorgeous. Tea Leaves  I purchased a tea pot, cups and of course some China Rose Tea leaves that I shared with my students this morning.  I've now decided I should collect these cute little tea pots!

While I was sitting down having a rest nearing the end of the day, I noticed these Buddha's.  Of course I took this photo thinking of a couple of blogging buddies of mine-Serena and Lee.
Lee "ArtfulLee Designed" has just recently got back into blogging.  She's a very talented artist.  If you have a moment pop in and say hello to Lee.  I know she'll appreciate your comments on her beautiful art work.
Ah, Phew, that was a long post.  A couple of new pieces for OPAM as well.
Happy Painting, Stitching, Creating until next time. Hugs, Anna


Vicki said... have been busy Anna and I love your little purses and am glad you got that stubborn one sorted out. I am thinking I am going to have to organise my DH to go to Sasafras and have a look around. It looks beaut. Hugs Vicki

Kerryanne English said...

Where do you find the time Anna and with everything else that is going on in your life right now. You amaze me.

All lovely goodies and lucky you having a day trip to beautiful Sassafrass.
HUgs ~ Kerryanne

Marlene said...

You really have been busy. I love the little purses/makeup bags. The tea towels reminded me of my husbands aunt, when she was alive all the women in the family received towels like that along with potholders every year for Christmas-I miss them. Your day sounded fun it is good to get to enjoy time with your friends.

Jan said...

Sweet collection of things you have been creating, Anna! I'm sure the recipients will all love these gifts. It looks as though you had a wonderful outing with your friends and saw some cool things. Thanks for sharing.

nata_says_so said...

Oh my goodness, I have to go to that tearoom! Next time I'm in Victoria I definitely will. Love it.

And love all the goodies you've made too :)


Hazel said...

Hi Anna,

You have been very busy!

Looks like you had a great day at the tea room. I'll bet it was cold in the Dandenong's........

Lovely purses!


Gail McCormack said...

Hi Anna

Lovely part of the world! We lived up there for a time, so pretty.

Your new creations are just "Darling"

Gail xx

Crafty Chookie said...

Hi Anna,
Glad to hear you had a fab time in the Dandenongs. Must have lunch there one day..And your art & cratfs are great...Well done
Cheers :-) Michelle

Anonymous said...

What a beautiful post. I would love to visit Miss Marples cafe.
Thank you so much for your beautiful message, it inspired me to be in the confidence longer of seeing the end and a new beginning.
Then you share Buddha's, how great is this!
All into the calm, peace and love!
Your a star!



ArtfulLee Designed said...

Wow Anna, how busy are you??? Love the purses, I have been wondering what I can do with some material I brought back from Thailand and this is one thing I would like to do with it ( or maybe one thing I would like you to do with it, pretty please...) Your friends are very lucky receiving your lovely thoughtful presents. Havent been to Miss Marples for ages, I think it is time for another visit.
Thanks for the link to my site and your lovely words.
Lee xo

Sew Useful Designs said...

Wow Anna - You've been a busy gal! I love your version of the Mothers Love envelope... and how good are you with those zips? Tricky little blighters arent' they?

Sassafras has got to be my all-time favourite place to go for a day of inspiration and relaxation. That Tea Leaves shop is gorgeous isn't it, makes me want to collect tea-ware too!

Hugs! Vikki xx