I can't believe it is September already. The weather is just gorgeous here in Melbourne at the moment, and you can feel that Spring is here. I have shaken off the winter blues and now I am ready to tackle the last part of the year. Isn't it amazing how the weather has such an impact on our state of mind.
I have been very busy making lots of things - I have had a blast.
First of all I have made Lottie and Little Lady, this is a Melly and Me pattern. I had such fun making this one. When I put their faces on they came to life. So, they will be flying over to a very special nephew in the U.S. who just adores Lady Bugs, to live. I will miss them both immensely, but Mrs. Perkins (another Melly and Me design) has decided that she will make her home with us. I am so glad, as she really is a lovely giraffe, with such gorgeous big eyes.
Here they are enjoying our beautiful Melbourne weather.
Now for a cooking disaster (not really, but very much an 'whoops'). I was having someone over for some quilting lessons, so I thought that I should try and be a little domestic goddessish. I decided to make some 'blueberry friands' from Donna Hay Modern Classics. Everything is going well, I have them in the paper cases, the oven is ready for them, they are now in the oven cooking beautifully, when I see that I have left out the blueberries, still sitting nicely on the bench. Well, as I didn't want to open the oven and ruin the baking, I decided they would have to be 'blueberry-less'.
Here is a photo of them, and they looked great. They actually tasted just beautiful. They were a great success and the boys have requested that when I next make them, don't worry about the blueberries. It is such a great recipe - and the best thing is - you don't have to get your mixer out. It is all done with a wooden spoon. Easy and delicious.
Not much else happening - I guess I should get back to my sewing. So many things to make and finish.
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