Tuesday, 29 January 2013

Its been a while!

 

Happy New Year Everyone!

 
Well it has been a while since I have posted here on my blog so I thought I had better get busy and share some of the things I have been up to over the Christmas. 

I hope you all had a fabulous Christmas and New Year and are all keeping well.

It is a new year and I have lots of plans for the year - lots of ideas:)

But first I thought I would share our weekend that we have just had with you. It was a very interesting weekend here where we live in South East Queensland with an ex cyclone slowly working it's way past us.  It started at the top of the East coast of Australia and worked it's way the whole way down.  It came with huge rainfall and the wildest winds I have ever seen. It has caused a huge amount of problems with major flooding and damage from the wind. Some areas have had the highest flood levels on record.  Thousands of houses have been flooded, and some lives lost.  It is just heart wrenching to see it all happening again, it was this time two years ago here in Brisbane we had major flooding of the Brisbane river.
 
These are a couple of pictures that I took just around the corner from our house and the street that runs behind us.  We live two blocks from the ocean.  This flooding was from the tidal surge from the ocean, many locals said they had never seen the water come up this far.  We got a surprise when we walked around the corner to see the water in the street behind us. 
This shot was taken during the storm, my husband decided he would go for a walk to see what the ocean looked like, I didn't I stayed home where it was dry!

 
This is after the storm stopped and the high tide just kept on rising.
 
These photos are the street behind us.
 




 
These two are from the end of our street looking down towards the beach
These are the 2 streets either end of our street.


 
That is my hubby and little cherub daughter walking down to have a look at the water.  She has her rather big rain coat on because the spray from the wild ocean was a bit full on.
 
Whilst the water levels weren't really high like in some flooded areas there was damage done to a lot of homes and lots of cleaning up to do.
 
 

A Few Bear Piccy's

 
I have a few more piccy's to show you this time of some very special bears I have been making over the Christmas and New Year Period.
 
This lovely girl was made for a special lady, she is made from a calico type fabric with chenille detailing.  She is the biggest bear I have made so far.  I think she turned out quite beautiful, I did sew her on the sewing machine though:) way too big for hand sewing. 
All of these pics have all been taken on my phone because I was in a hurry to deliver them. Sorry the quality isn't that great:)
   

 

These three babies were all made from various recycled vintage fur coats to be given to loved ones to last for more generations to come. 

The silver and cream coloured one was really special. (top pic)  It was made from a mink shawl that belongs to a 85 year old lady.  The shawl was a 21st Birthday present from her parents. She loved him!

 


 
Well it has been a rather long post today! I will leave it there xoxoxo
 

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