Thursday, 23 December 2010
Zoe is ecstatic that she is in Grade 4/5 next year. Tears of joy when we told her (her words not mine)
Millie is settling in and getting used to both the girls (and I).
Were looking forward to our first family Barongarook Christmas and welcoming in the New Year with dear friends.
Oh and by the way have you checked out Retromummy's give away? Fat quarters from this range (below) are up for grabs.
Merry Christmas All
Monday, 6 December 2010
After traveling across the Tasman last night, Millie made it to her new home and our's this morning.
I tentatively introduced her to China.....
...so far so good.
I'm so looking forward to getting to know her.
May your Christmas be just as merry
Ciao for now
Saturday, 13 November 2010
Remember our caravan? We've been busy trying to get it ready for our first family trip this summer. The old cushion covers were a little dated....
So I thought I'd have a go at recovering them....
I'm really happy how they turned out. I used this free pattern I found. Its very easy to follow. I just omitted the piping. Otherwise good to go!
A while ago, a trusty fellow blogger recommended this great place. On this particular voyage I managed to pick up some great summer shoes....
Whilst hubby purchased this rather interesting computer chair.
If you haven't had the chance to get to the Mill Market,I suggest you do. But be warned...leave yourself at least a day to get through all the bargains!
In other crafty news, I also had a go at some cushion covers for the bed...
I found a similar one to the circled felt one in Target and thought it couldn't be too hard to make. I was right!
In horsey news, the girls are really enjoying China. Here's a snippet of each of them having a little canter..
Meanwhile, I'm enjoying getting my confidence back on a friends horse, also called China, and now affectionately known as Big China..
She's a beautiful big (17hh+) Clyde cross and I'm really loving my time back in the saddle. Its my form of meditation.
Have a happy weekend
Sunday, 10 October 2010
Meggy's brand new pony came to live us last week. Whilst she "officially" belongs to Meg, everyone in the family has come to love her already.
We were lucky enough to take her on trial for a couple of weeks and she is fitting in just beautifully.
The farrier came out last week to check out her feet and gave us the thumbs up. The only hurdle we have to go, is with the vet check which is happening tomorrow. Fingers crossed all will be fine.
Once we have secured her, Meggy will start having lessons (and who knows - Zoe may decide to join in too). For now theyre just being led around with the lead rope with Mum by their side whilst trying very hard to wipe their smiles from their face!
Ciao for now
Sunday, 3 October 2010
Friday, 16 July 2010
With the election announcement looming I find myself considering how to cast my vote. So...? Whats different this time round?
1. This is the first election Ive participated in whilst living in our new community.
2. This is the first time Ive personally met both the sitting member and the opposition's candidate.
So for the first time in my voting life, I find myself with this quandary.
Im absolutely discouraged by the sitting member, but how could I not vote for Julia? I am much more inspired by the opposition candidate, but knowing a vote for her is a vote for Tony doesnt sit with me well either.
I guess this is where the old addage about voting for politicians or policy comes in.
How do you determine how to cast your vote?
Sunday, 13 June 2010
I'm not a big fan of the normal range of fabrics at Spotlight, but I was pleasantly surprised with this find.
Lisa's version has a lot more detail than mine (a sign of a very time poor crafter!), but I'm particularly happy with the velcro closure.
In other news weve been busy at home installing new double glazed windows.
The photo's dont do it justice, but they look great. We had the triangle ones put in especially to let in the morning sun. The house is starting to have a real ski lodge feel. Its great.
Were thinking we may have to replace the traditional leadlight window now to match the contemporary feel of the new windows.
Thats it for now....
ps, I'm trying out a new design template, which Im really liking. Problem is, in the change, Ive lost the links to the pics in my sidebar. When I go into edit, the links are there but when I try to click on the pics from the blog it doesnt work. I'd be grateful for any suggestions!
Saturday, 22 May 2010
Wednesday, 28 April 2010
To misty April mornings...
...both gorgeous in their own right. On a crafty note, the 8 year old has been dabbling in pen drawings of the latest Bakugan phase. She obviously has her Aunts talent.
And I finallly got around to making those Japanese pj's that I talked about back here. Thanks again to Toni for responding to my plea for a larger pattern size.
I purchased the fabric from my first visit to this great shop in Ballarat.
Gail's is well worth a visit as much for the gardens as well as the shop.
Finally, we took the kids to the local dawn service again this year. We all get alot out of it.
Lest we forget.
Sunday, 4 April 2010
Friday, 2 April 2010
On the creative front, Im very excited about my first pair of pj's I created today.
Sunday, 7 March 2010
Friends and family came from afar...
The kids had a blast.....
There was plenty of music.....
All to celebrate this beautiful man's birthday....
In other news... those who know me well, will know that Im a full time career girl these days , with very little time to craft. That being said, one sure way to get this mama fired up is to send little 6 year old preppy home, with "some other mothers" hand made craft. Ok, ok I know they were doing the right thing by said preppy, but oh how it broke my heart. It did however spur me on to create a very special library bag for Meggy.