Wednesday, March 26, 2014

It's that time again...

We're counting down to the start of the 2014 gymsports competition season.  Tink's first AER comp is April 12, followed by her first RG comp on the first weekend in May.
Which means I've been playing in the stash, and looking for inspiration on the gymternet to come up with four leotards for Tink to compete in.
First off the sewing machine, ready for blinging is this one:

A gold and purple one is next on the drawing board...

Sunday, March 16, 2014

Belated Birthday Gift

Two years in a row, I made a leotard for Tink's gymbuddy Elianor.  I missed last year's birthday but hopefully I've made up for it with this year's:

Happy Belated Birthday, Elianor!

Monday, February 10, 2014

Just add sequins

This weekend's finish - just some sequins to be added:

Size 8, made to order.

Thursday, February 6, 2014

First for February

Things you do when it's a stat holiday:

Size 5 Aerobics leo - the orange is nicer than the photo shows.

As usual, now it's finished, I don't like it.  For example, I'd use a different pink, make the silver touches a bit bigger....  etc etc!

Friday, January 31, 2014

Where there is stash...

...there is always an opportunity for a leotard!

Size 6, just cos I could  :)

Saturday, January 25, 2014


I started this lovely design a very long time ago.  Just for the record, I hate hate hate stitching on open weave linen, so getting this one done was a real struggle.
Still, finally, here it is:
Just Nan's 4 Wishes

Two finishes in one month - that's a record for me these days, lol.

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Evil Gym Mom Brag Alert!!!!

Today was the day....  Jan 15, when all the NCEA results go up on the website for thousands of secondary school students in Yrs 11, 12 & 13 (plus some Yr10s) who did their Level 1, 2 or 3 exams in November.
Much angst about nasty maths exams, much reassuring by loving parents that we know you studied & we won't be disappointed, much crashing of websites as too many try to log on at once, much txting about who got what and who hasn't dared to look yet....

Well, early this evening, Jess worked up the courage to log on to the NZQA website and check her results.  Much squealing later, she calmed down long enough to work out:

Merit overall
Merit for Accounting, English and French

She is sooo  happy, as these results are much better than she was expecting, especially as there were some Excellences in amongst the individual papers.

Way to go Jessica!!!!  So proud of you,  yay!