July 22, 2014

Sydney the next...

Another craft fair and another week away....wow
 This time it was to beautiful Sydney... for 7 days!
 Never been there before and the weather was lovely..
 cold as it should be during winter,
 although the sun was shining during the day but no rain,
 only a light drissle on the second night... 
 I got to see the Harbour bridge, not climb it though 
and also had a ride on the ferry over the harbour.
 It was surely an amzing trip away...

 The view from our apartment balcony... 
Must admit I was a little scared especially 13 floors up...
 I did love the view though.

The lights of the city at night were spectacular...esp from the harbour.

A little stitching was order of the nights
 Fee and I watched TV after dinner and stitched,
 I must admit Fee was a lot more productive than I...
 Check out Fee's post on our Journey..HERE
 Hope you liked my recap..

Back soon with some pics of the goodies I bought while I was away.
 Sweet Cinnamon Hugs
 Dawn x x x

July 21, 2014

Melbourne one week....

It feels like only last week I was sewing my friends
 pincushion for her birthday but its been 8 or so weeks since..
 Oh my time has a way of creeping away... 
Here's what I have been doing..

 Fee had a stall at the Melbourne craft fair and I went along 
 to help and support,
 boy we had loads of fun mingled in  the hard work.
 There was lovely stalls to buy some goodies from, and be
totally inspired as well. I met some amazing people
 and loved that some blog friends and facebook buddies dropped by to say Hi.

 The walk to the venue for the craft fair which is called Jeff's Shed
 was lovely and only took about 10mins...
 we crossed this bridge everyday and the view was lovely.
The Yarra river, looked so calm and peaceful...
We have fun when we go away, chatting and laughing,
 and lately have been trying on funky glasses!
 Fee above looks like a rock star...

 And these felt like fish eyes... all distorted was the view...LOL

Our last coffee in Melbourne Airport together and it was a rushed one at that...
 We said our goodbyes and headed home for a week..

I love being home and don't like going out much..
 being away from my Darling Hubby and girls for a 6 days was hard...
 we chatted on the phone for ages each morning, lunchtime and night time..
 But I had a wonderful time and loved being with Fee,
 she is an inspiration and a darling friend, has an amazing amount of energy
 and full of adventure....

Happy Days!
 Hugs Dawn x x

May 15, 2014

Its all about Love!

I had been toying with this pattern for a few weeks for a friends birthday.
 I tried sewing it the way the pattern said and couldn't get it neat enough.
Then Fee whom I had intended it for, made a little felt elephant...
so cute... have a look at her blog HERE
 I had an idea to make the house on top of the world pincushion on a wood base, as it would be heavy enough.
 Then I thought maybe a glass desert dish would look sweet.
No it wasn't right either.
  But then after making the pincushion top...which I LOVE
I was chatting with Judy on Tuesday at sewing I decided to try it in a sugar bowl I had..
 It turned out gorgeous I must say...
 I used a Brambly Hedge Sugar Bowl as I had two and it was so pretty.

Late I know, but I know she loves it...
 I sent her a picture to make sure...
It looks so quaint and cute, just how I wanted I
it to look...
you can make one as well...purchase some wool felt 
and a visit HERE to purchase the pattern.
 Now I need to make another for another friends birthday present!

 Sweet Hugs
Dawn x x x

May 12, 2014

Sometimes Simple is best!

Over the last few months I have been thinking..
 Sometimes this can be dangerous (he he... redecorating the house is)
 and sometimes really productive.
I have started to think about blogging and where I can go with my blog,
 who I am and the purpose of life...

(picture borrowed from the net, sorry not sure whose it is but I fell in love with this and what I saw it represented)

 So I wrote some simple goals for change...

1. Spend more time with my family just hanging out, laughing, being, crafting, doing, enjoying!
2. Start to create with my own style in mind.
3. Be the person God created me to be without worrying about others perception of me.
4. Write about all things that make up the person I am, on my blog, so you can see me through my words pictures, crafting, cooking and creating.
5. Spend time with friends, whether that be by letter, email, coffee times or chats on the phone. We can make a difference in someone else's life.... even a little cheeriness to brighten their day!
6. Finish some put aside items... someone would love them even if I have decided I don't.

Simple goals but I am planning and a life with a plan is prosperous.
 So keep poppiong back and get ready to see the change!

 Hope your keeping well.

 Happy Cinnamon-y Hugs 

Dawn x x