I finished my list

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The new year got me thinking about what I could accomplish before i'm 30. This is my 30 before 30 list finished! Here they are in no particular order.....
  1. Hand quilt and bind a quilt completed hand binding  and completed hand stitched quilt 
  2. Make a hand stitched hexagon quilt making progress
  3. Learn to read a crochet pattern and make myself slippers completed
  4. Learn to read a knitting pattern and knit an item of clothing 
  5. Get full drivers license 
  6. Finish Farmers Wife Quilt 
  7. Go Skiing on a mountain with snow 
  8. Change a tyre on our car 
  9. Go on a hike with my husband 
  10. Visit my best friend in Australia complete
  11. Own and ride a bike more than 1km 
  12. Have a weekend away in Sydney with my husband 
  13. Learn to use the button hole attachment on my sewing machine 
  14. Go camping for more than 2 days with the family completed
  15. Learn to do screen printing 
  16. Go out to dinner and eat dessert before the main meal complete
  17. Donate Blood 
  18. Run 10ks completed 6th June 2010 
  19. Reupholster a chair done done
  20. Go and see a band play 
  21. Make a Pavlova completed 
  22. Sell something I have made first sale
  23. Create an audio cd of me speaking for each of my boys (reading their favourite book) 
  24. Make a 3 course dinner 
  25. Go fruit picking 
  26. Get a manicure, pedicure and massage in the same day complete
  27. Watch 3 men and a little lady 
  28. Finish the boys scrapbooks from birth to 5 years 
  29. Go to a bridal shop and try on wedding dresses 
  30. Have a dream 

So here's my list....would love to hear if you have a list of things to accomplish!
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Photo Friday

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listed on felt

This reminds me of the sunshine that came out today after the rain.
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Anzac Day

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Today is Anzac day. Today we remember. Today we wear a red poppy in remembrance. Today we eat Anzac biscuits.

Anzac Biscuits
original recipe from Chelsea sugar

100g Butter
2 Tbsp Golden Syrup
1/2 cup Sugar
1/2 tsp baking soda
2 Tbsp boiling water
1/2 cup plain flour
1/2 cup coconut
3/4 cup rolled oats

Pre-heat oven to 180°C. Grease or line baking trays.
In a large saucepan melt butter with golden syrup and sugar over a low heat. Remove from heat and set aside.
Dissolve baking soda in water, add to saucepan with the remaining ingredients, stir until thoroughly mixed.
Put tablespoonful's of mixture on to the baking tray and flatten gently with a fork.
Bake for approximately 10 minutes or until golden brown

Anzac biscuits

Makes yummy biscuits!!
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small and cute

I had a productive hour alone now that school is back and I got working on these small pouches. I just listed them on felt.

small pouches 

This pouch with hair clips and hair ties was a gift for a 5 year old over the weekend. Was great to have a quick and practical gift ready!

I was feeling a little annoyed I am still having to find thread from my box of thread with all my colour changes while sewing. Need to look into a more organised storage system.

But thankfully this box does have a lid so I don't actually have the look at all the messy threads!
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Modern Sampler Bee

I joined a Modern Sampler Bee

Here are the basic rules- We are to are make and send to each other

6 x 12.5" x 12.5" identical Blocks of OUR choice in the colour choice of the individual Bee members out of our fabrics. All blocks to be received by end of June. Here is the list of people in my group and the colours they have suggested

Group 2
Myself Bright Rainbow- Surprise Me 
Lisa Bright Rainbow- Surprise Me
Naomi Purple/Aqua/Pink - White
Debra Pink/Green/Red - White or Grey
Angelique Pink/Green/Purple - Cream or Natural
Leonie Blue/Green/Pink/Yellow - White

I have received my block from Leonie  and I love the colours!

I made a start on my blocks...

and you may have noticed there is one missing....I have already made one block and will post photos once they are all finished!
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Our Easter

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We had a great Easter. Easter Friday we ate hot cross buns with friends (while they were waiting for their baby to arrive- who arrived early Saturday morning) the Saturday we had a yummy bbq with friends and ate the yummiest pie! We also had Mr B's family arrive. We got to spend Easter Sunday having a family lunch and the boys had an Easter Egg hunt.

opening chocolate

me and my boys

I filled the plastic eggs with a small lego set and placed them around the back yard. They loved finding them and of course the building. They got Easter eggs from my parents and since Master W is dairy intolerant my mum found some alternatives so Master W could still enjoy something yummy for Easter

Lego filled Easter eggs 

Master B finding eggs

building the lego boat

On the Monday (public holiday) we had a picnic at the The Groynes . The weather was prefect. The boys played on the playground. We took a walk around the lake and waterways, watching people go fishing and boating.

Last week the weather was wet and cold so after a few days stuck inside with the boys we called into Riccarton Mall and picked up the boys Easter packs (the boys are Westfield club members) so they enjoyed their packs with puzzles/ colouring in, Easter bunny ears and as a treat they got a new colouring in book each. Colouring in is perfect for afternoons stuck inside.

colouring in

Master B had a night at his Grandparents Saturday night. Mr B couldn't resist the castle when we called into Toyworld - so we spent the afternoon building a lego castle and had a movie night enjoying fish and chips with Master W and we got to watch The Lion King (awesome movie)

Starting to build the castle

Castle complete

We are now into the second week of the school holidays. Mr B's family has now gone home *sad face* the boys enjoyed all the attention from Grandparents, Uncles and Aunts so now we are getting back into routine. And my wrist is still sore....so another physio visit this week.

Check out what Master B did this morning- very proud of him!

Master W is enjoying time having his brother home. They can be so nice to each other.

Building together

Making a tent using all the couch cushions

Dressed for winter in April

Colouring in

Now to enjoy the rest of the school holidays and enjoy the sunshine!

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Photo Friday

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the colours of sunshine

I am very thankful the sun is out this morning. Been wet and winter like the last few days. Bring back the sunshine I say! Happy Friday Everyone!
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To all those crafty

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Come and check out the new Forum at Sew Pretty

Sew Pretty

Its always nice to make a new friend or two!
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Block's of the Month

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March is complete!

March's Broken Spider Web Block

Broken Spider Web and String Block

I finished April's blocks in the month of April! 

I used the hexagons I already had so they are 1 1/2 inch.

April's Hexi Stripe Block

My version of Sunny with a chance of Hex

April's block's

These were really fun to make and it sure did help I already had been making Hexagons! I tried sewing the hexagons on with the sewing machine and they looked terrible so I hand stitched them on and thankfully it was easy and looks nice!

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Photo Friday

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Its a good Friday

Happy Easter!
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the past week

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I have made more of these adorable dolls quilts and listed them on felt

dolls quilts

 and I couldn't resist making cute hair tie buttons and using some fabrics I love and some from my scrap pile

large buttons

I just love how happy they can make an outfit and perfect gifts for friends!

And I got finished one Craftsy Block of the Month done for March- String Block. About to start the second March block and Aprils Block.

March- String Block

We are all getting excited for Easter and the school holidays. I am looking forward to spending some time with my boys while we have school holidays and thinking of fun things we can do.

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an extra hour

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Enjoying daylight savings. Clocks went back an hour last night.

Just listed a few more things on felt. Have a few more listings to add later today!

Large pouch with Dandelion print

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