Welcome back Hermi

My wonderful hubby gave me the choice of a thirtieth birthday party last year or a Thermomix. I immediately jumped up and down (as we were walking the kids to swimming) and said ‘Themomix!’ That was back in October.
Since then, our grocery bill has dropped by an average of $60 a week, we’re all eating real food and hardly any processed stuff, I lost 8 kilos (woohoo!) and I use it absolutely everyday for almost every meal.
But then the blades came loose somehow and I haven’t had it working for nearly two weeks. It is something that does happen over time but usually after a couple of years. So over the last couple if weeks I have been eating crap, put on 1.5-2kilos and just felt like rubbish. Really tells me that I made the right decision back in October and that processed foods aren’t good.
Today a set of shiny new tight replacement blades arrived in the mail and I am now thoroughly enjoying a banana, pineapple, passion fruit and pawpaw smoothie for lunch. Delicious


Ideas, so many ideas

This week has been hectic again. Tilly is now at Kinder two days a week, I’m trying to say yes to as many CRT days as possible without being a burden on my babysitter (Mum). All while trying to get many ideas realised.
There is a big agricultural show on in March and I would really love to enter a few things in the craft section. Every year I say I’m going to, this year I actually want to do it!
I have a vision in my head of a quilt, pillowcase, cushions and a throw that all use Tasha Noel’s Simple Life fabric. The quilt will incorporate embroideries which will hopefully look beautiful but is time consuming. I struggle with being patient with this first step as I want to see my vision in real life.
Below is a pic of the first embroidery, it’s nearly done, then there will be another 3 or 4 (depending on my patience!). Then I can put the quilt together….


I’m also wanting to get started on Hamish’s birthday presents, and a few other ideas…. Sometimes I wish there was more hours in the day


Twice finished

Last week I finished a quilt to give to my cousin at her baby shower. Then I decided I wasn’t happy with the binding so my seam ripper and I got busy and ripped it all off. So, I finished it again with new binding. I’m so much happier with the results.

This quilt is made from The Sweetest Thing fabric by Zoe Pearn for Riley Blake. I left out the pinker prints as my cousin knows she is having a baby girl, but doesn’t want to be swamped by pink. Charm squares set on point with ivory sashing, what do you think?

Jem's baby quilt front Front close up Back IMG_0925 DIY washi tape

My favourite little man got hold of my roll of double sided fashion tape (you know that stuff you put between your body and clothes to keep your clothes in place?) and pulled it all off the dispenser. Rather than just throw it out I put it on some of the scraps of fabric and made my own washi tape. Waste not want not….

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Original binding

The original binding I had cut just 1/4 of an inch too thin. It just didn’t look right so had to be replaced.

Gift tag

Tilly was so excited at the baby shower when Jem opened it, it was so cute and Jem seemed to love it.