Thursday, 19 June 2008
So now that I know how to post pictures with a link in my side bar (thanks Michelle) I've started a "to do list", to constantly remind me of the the gorgeous projects I'd like to take on. I think they also look pretty and I get to share the links with everyone else. Theres still a lot more to go on when I get a chance.
So go on....check it out.
Monday, 16 June 2008
Included is my SIL's birthday present (in the big box), my PIF gifts (from way back in March!) and Michelle's winning's from my give away last week (not made, but lovingly wrapped with the other gifts). Obviously I dont want to show any of these until they're received, but I promise I will post when I think they've landed at their new homes.
The one thing I can show you is a little gift I made from this book I recently ranted on about. Its the silver one up there on top and is for a new friend who's just recently had a baby boy.
His name is Hector the Giraffe. The pattern is super easy to follow. He has a cute little tail on the back as well.
This weeks this is theme is ...the space in which I create. I recently revamped my creative space and posted about it here. I'm still loving it but I've found that no matter how much room you have, its never quite enough! Thanks Michelle for a great theme this week. Check out Angela's blog to see the space in which everyone else creates!
Have a great week everyone!
Friday, 13 June 2008
On a more peaceful note, I gave Zoe a little embroidery lesson last weekend. To my suprise she actually loved it and found it "really relaxing Mum".
Now for the giveaway, there were 16 entries in all. Three were not valid as they're outside Oz (but thankyou Melanie, Lois and Maureen for your kind, supportive comments). Duplicates were removed and the random number generator picked.....
Send me your snail mail details and I'll get the package off to you. Thanks to everyone for your lovely thoughts. The calibre of people out there in blogland never ceases to amaze me.
Happy Weekend Everyone.
Thursday, 12 June 2008
Friday, 6 June 2008
Friday, 30 May 2008
Its a fantastic book and the directions are very easy. Both my girls have chosen there favorite softies to be made at some stage. Zoe the Kangaroo (probably the most complex - of course) and Meggie Moo the donkey.....say no more!
Monday, 26 May 2008
I also get involved in all the normal recycling of rubbish & vegetable matter for the garden compost.
Wednesday, 14 May 2008
Thanks to all who gave advice about Meg's quilt. It is just about finished and I should be able to post the finish product this weekend.
Sunday, 4 May 2008
Tuesday, 29 April 2008
Sunday, 27 April 2008
It was impossible to choose just one fiction piece, so I went with this non-fiction beauty. My mother passed it down to me. Im thinking its probably vintage 50's but not 100% sure. I love the pics and the accompanying "advice"....
"Beauty Outdoors - Through Woman's World you will learn how to extract every ounce of enjoyment from your days outdoors and still remain safely your glamorous self "
"Etiquette - It's so easy to get a bad reputation. We may not deliberately do the wrong thing but sometimes circumstances catch up with us and before we know it we are labelled with....She should know better"
"Home Decorating - Home decoration today is a very vital and practical science. An understanding of it is a must, so do rever to this section when the need arises!"
And finally my personal favorite...
"Domestic Bliss - Being a successful wife and mother is a most desireable achievement but it is also a full time profession for which, unfortunately there is little, if any, formal training....Consistently bad or unispired cooking, a neglected appearance, a disorganized and chaotic home, an unbalanced budget, a constant feeling of pressure caused by the absence of a proper household routine, and generally an inability to cope with the many demands life places on a woman, make it an impossibility to achieve domestic bliss...There is no magic formula for domestic bliss, but Woman's World will take you a long way along the road to enjoying fully this pearl of great price."
Thanks Dee for a great theme this week. Check out Angela's blog to see everyone elses favorit book.
Happy Week - Everyone
Thursday, 24 April 2008
I think I'm happy with them. I ummed and ahhhed for ages about color, font, title etc.
Anyway this is they...
Also, Cam suggested a great idea for storage in my new sewing desk.
Shoe box lids, to fit in the slide out tray. Well I didnt have any shoe lids spare but found these gorgeous cardboard boxes for around $3 each at Big W.
Anyway I doctored the first one up a bit cause I thought the lid was not overly practical.
I've got fabric scraps in the second one & nothing in the third as yet. I think I'll leave the other two with lids for now and see how mad it drives me. Thats a sneak peak of Megs quilt in progress in the bottom right hand corner.
We're off on a family trip to Barongarook this afternoon. Enjoy the long weekend everyone.
PS For all those who one my PIF contest....you are not forgotten. I'm just having trouble sourcing a particular item I need. Thankgoodness I still have around 300 days to track it down!
Monday, 21 April 2008
Monday, 14 April 2008
Friday, 11 April 2008
Sunday, 6 April 2008
Wednesday, 26 March 2008
(Photo courtesy of nixtechnica)
Hopefully we wont be out of action for too long - how would one survive without all that lovely craftiness and friendship out there?
I'll look forward to catching up on all your blogs, when we're back in action.
Ciao for now
Tuesday, 18 March 2008
Zoe (above) & Meg (below)
Both my girls were eager to make their entrances into the world. Zoe was born at 27 weeks and Meg at 25 weeks gestation.
All my other creations pale in significance.
Happy Easter Everyone.
Friday, 14 March 2008
Tuesday, 11 March 2008
...outside my front door. Obviously in need of a rake and some mulch.
Darling Hubby made the kids a cubby house over the summer hols (complete with leadlight windows). And finally heres the door in question.
Check out Angela's blog to see what's out the front of everyone elses front door.
In other news the winners of my Pay it forward comp are;
The third commentor was already involved in a PIF swap so declined the offer.
So that means there is... STILL 1 SPOT UP 4 GRABS. Be the fourth person to comment on the PIF post and its yours. Ive also decided to slip something in the post for Curlypops (just cause).
I'll be in contact shortly to get your postal details.
Have a great week.
NB: The lucky last winner of the PIF competition is Jeanne.
Tuesday, 4 March 2008
The rules are:
The first three people to comment on this post will receive a gift from me, sometime within the next 365 days. Who knows when it will turn up, or what it will be, but rest assured, it will arrive. All you have to do is promise to make the same declaration on your blog, and send out gifts to three of your lovely readers.