Monday, May 18, 2009

Eurovision Family Fun

We've been watching Eurovision as a family together since 2004, it's great fun!! We prepare comment and scoring sheets which we fill in as we view the performances. There are many disagreements regarding scores and comments which can get somewhat heated but it's all in fun ;-). Aggregating our scores these were our top 5:


My favourite songs were
Estonia - beautiful combination of voice and cello
Norway - cheeky lad, cute song with character
Albania - catchy tune and I enjoy songs in the lower range.
Please ctrl click on the links to listen :-)

Seeing as I love to sew clothes I thought it might be fun to award some unofficial Eurovision 2009 Costume Prizes!!

My Favourite and the Most Co-ordinated Ensemble
Estonia - the beautiful blue fabric looked great as a feature fabric in each outfit, all different styles

The one I'd most like to study close-up
Armenia - with it's layers of velvet and silver detail

Most Beautiful Fabric
Cyprus - white with delicate gold detail

Prettiest Feathers and Frills
Iceland - tastefully frilly

Most Leg Flattering
Albania - pretty prom feel to this one

Best Corsetry
Germany - I'm sure I've only ever seen that shape in cartoons before!

Most Scantily Clad
Ukraine's Roman Gladiators - couldn't get any shorter could it!

Easiest Costume To Make
Russia - rectangle of fabric gathered with elastic, what the ... !!

Put On Your Sunnies!
Netherlands - wow, glitter suits

Wardrobe Malfunction
Greece - looked ridiculous with his hairy belly popping out as he gyrated ;-)

Wooden Spoon
Czech Republic - I just don't get the caped crusader look

On Stage Costume Changes
Hungary - from suits to barely anything ;-)

Feel free to share your favourite songs and costume prizes :-)

Saturday, May 16, 2009

Canine Appreciation!

Spotlight is having an end of bolt fabric sale for 4 days, and although I'm not a big fan I made it in this morning to look for some new bedding material for the dogs. Kaeli still chews it up and I've run out of old sheets to use ;-)! I found some thick chocolate brown polar fleece (non pill) and some pretty green and pink striped flannelette and bought both bolts, 15m of one and 17m of the other.

I was a bit worried that the dogs wouldn't like sleeping on polar fleece until while cutting it up I returned to find this, LOL! It did go down well after all, what a hoot :-D

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

New Blocks and Some Cooking Fun

I love the greens in these blocks I received today. Thank You!

Just had to share tonight's cooking story :-). DS (11 yo) decided to cook a cake tonight. I offered a basic cake recipe as a guide but he was adamant he wanted to create the best cake ever by making up his own recipe! He came up with the following combination:

Chocolate Banana Cake
3 cups plain flour
1 cup sugar
8 eggs
1/2 cup milk
1/4 cup cocoa
2 bananas
Mix all the ingredients together. Bake in oven until cooked.

Well I did eat one whole piece but after a couple of nibbles DS crumbled his piece and fed it to the dogs ;-)

This is his cooking motto as written by him tonight (think Star Trek!)

Food the final frontier
These are the voyages of the star cook J
His continuing mission
To explore strange new foods
To seek out new ingredients and new ways of cooking
To boldly go where no man has eaten before

He's such a character, LOL! He even assured me on Sunday that it couldn't possibly be Mother's Day because they hadn't made anything at school for mums!!!

Friday, May 8, 2009

Final Round of Voting for Spring Top

The Top Ten Spring Tops have been chosen at MadeByRae. You can vote for your favourite until Friday 11pm (eastern time), whatever time that is for you ;-) I know which one is my favourite!

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Spring Blocks

Some more beautifully sewn blocks arrived today from Canada and USA.

Thank You!

Saturday, May 2, 2009

Wardrobe Refashion

I've been quite inspired by the Wardrobe Refashion blog and would like to try it out myself. I'm hoping to experiment with a little more clothing creativity from preloved items. I'll make the pledge for May and June, not very good timing as DH is talking about taking me out shopping for a new winter jacket, LOL ;-)

The Pledge
I pledge that I shall abstain from the purchase of "new" manufactured items of clothing, for the period of 2 months. I pledge that i shall refashion, renovate, recycle preloved items for myself with my own hands in fabric, yarn or other medium for the term of my contract. I pledge that I will share the love and post a photo of my refashioned, renovoted, recycled, crafted or created item of clothing on the Wardrobe Refashion blog, so that others may share the joy that thy thriftiness brings!
Signed Sew Lind.