Mama made clothes. Funny faces. The best cats ever. Enjoying the last of summer, leaping through the sprinkler while its warm enough, last of swim club done and dusted and finished with a BBQ.

Still warm enough to walk in shorts and T-shirts, taking softies with her. Those funny moments between tweenager sass and the little kid that wants to taker her foxie out walking with her.

It’s nearly the end of term and delightfully before that its the Easter break, much anticipated down time, a trip away and some fun in the gym all on the calendar.


March 20, 2018 Homelife

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As part of my ‘get back into sewing’ drive was I was lucky enough to be part of the testing group for the Breeze Shirt from Twig and Tale.

It’s a truely unisex shirt, relaxed fit with no fastenings – unless you want to add rivets and ties or buttons to the front and comes with different sleeve length options.
There are no exposed seams in this shirt, everything is french seamed or tucked under and stitched. It’s not a hard sew at all, the instructions are detailed with pictures and videos if needed. It’s not the fastest because of all the seams but I found it really satisfying as it came together so cleanly and looked so professional.

I chose a shorter sleeve and hacked my own hi-lo hem as the kid wanted it to be ‘girlie’. I slightly faffed between tunic and dress length so it definitely needs shorts or leggings under it, but the back is still quite long. The fabric is Sarah Jane and was in my stash. The kid is very into knit or jersey fabric clothing, comfort comes first in everything so the fact she happily chooses this out of the wardrobe (or more accurately big pile on the floor) is a huge boon for being able to use woven fabric for her clothes.

Go check it out – and if you haven’t looked recently check out all the Twig and Tale patterns, they make up a huge percentage of the kids wardrobe, clothing and outwear.

March 3, 2018 Sewing

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The kid did her first Weetbix TRYathlon at a couple weekends ago. 7 is the youngest they can do it and she was mostly excited and a little nervous. A 50m swim, then a little run to the transition area and onto her bike for a 4km bike ride and to finish off a 1.5km run round the park and up the finish chute.

She did so well, swam fast, enjoyed the biking and ran almost the entire 1.5km. And most importantly finished with a huge smile on her face.


March 3, 2018 Homelife

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First ever Weetbix Tryathlon. Loved it. Rocked it

March 2, 2018 12MonthPics

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