Friday, December 31, 2010


Okay obviously I have long ago given up this has changed...will leave this up for a while but if you want to catch up with me nowdays I am starting up again here....

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Downtown Holiday Jacket and Pant GIVEAWAY!!!!

check out this divine giveaway creation of grosgrain!!!Downtown Holiday Jacket and Pant GIVEAWAY!!!!

Sunday, November 30, 2008

wish weekends would last forever

we have had a full weekend this weekend. sabbath was hectic but fun..heres a shot of my favorite two dressed for church...
then today was perfect blue skies here so lots of this happened this morning...

while mummy shot these

and while daddy worked we found a baby birdie...see if you can see the mummy bird???

what have you done???

Found this game and thought I would play you can join in too

Highlight those things on the list that you have done..

1. Started your own blog.
2. Slept under the stars.

3. Played in a band.
4. Visited The Great Barrier Reef.
5. Stood under the stars in the outback, the real outback – think Uluru.
6. Given more than you can afford to charity.
7. Been to the Gold Coast’s theme parks – anyone, you take your pick.
8. Climbed a mountain.
9. Held a praying mantis.
10. Sung a solo.

11. Bungee jumped, jumped out of plane, been paragliding or hang-gliding, hot air ballooning – you get the idea, you’ve been hundreds of metres about earth in a seemingly flimsy contraption.Too scared of highs to do this one!!!
12. Visited Melbourne.
13. Watched a lightning storm at sea.

14. Taught yourself an art from scratch.
15. Had a child. Raised a child. Worked with children.

16. Had food poisoning.
17. Been to the Snowy Mountains. (I’d say climbed Uluru, but the Aboriginal custodians would prefer you didn’t.)
18. Grown your own vegetables.
19. Visited the Brett Whitely studio in Surry Hills, Sydney.
20. Slept on an overnight train or bus.
21. Had a pillow fight.
22. Been packpacking.

23. Taken a mental health day.
24. Been buried in sand with just your head and toes sticking out.
25. Held a possum, kangaroo or koala – or any other native Australian animal.
26. Gone skinny dipping.
27. Been in a fun run.

28. Been on the Blue Mountain cableway.
29. Seen a total eclipse.
30. Watched a sunrise or sunset.
31. Played, or watched, summer cricket.
32. Sailed, kayaked or canoed our beautiful waterways.
33. Seen the Daintree.
34. Visited the birthplace of your ancestors.

35. Visited an Aboriginal settlement or mission.
36. Learned a new language.
37. Had enough money to be truly satisfied.
38. Toured the Sydney Opera House.
39. Tried rock climbing (indoor or outdoor), abseiling or just simple bushwalking.
40. Visit Queensland’s Gallery of Modern Art.

41. Been to the Tamworth Country Music Festival.
42. Sunbaked at Bondi.
43. Bought a stranger a meal at a restaurant.
44. Visited Broome.
45. Walked on a beach by moonlight.
46. Been transported in an ambulance.

47. Had your portrait painted.
48. Gone fishing.
49. Seen Tasmania’s old growth forests.
50. Been to the top of Q1, on the Gold Coast.
51. Gone scuba diving or snorkelling.
52. Kissed in the rain.
53. Played in the mud.
54. Gone to a drive-in theatre.

55. Been in a movie.
56. Driven the Great Ocean Road.
57. Started a business.
58. Taken a martial arts class.
59. Visited Norfolk Island.
60. Served at a soup kitchen.
61. Sold Girl Guide biscuits.
62. Gone whale watching.
63. Got flowers for no reason.

64. Donated blood, platelets or plasma.
65. Gone jet boating.
66. Visited Port Arthur.
67. Bounced a cheque.
68. Flown in a helicopter.
69. Saved a favourite childhood toy.
70. Visited the Australian War Memorial.

71. Eaten Caviar.
72. Pieced a quilt.
73. Stood in Federation Square.
74. Been on the Murray River.
75. Been fired from a job. (well redundant)but took them to court for unfair dismisal and won!!
76. Travelled, or climbed, over the Sydney Harbour Bridge.
77. Broken a bone.
78. Been on a speeding motorcycle.
79. Seen the Three Sisters at Echo Point, Katoomba.

80. Published a book.did the design and layout for a published book does that count???
81. Visited St Mary’s Cathedral, in Sydney.
82. Bought a brand new car.
83. Been to Hermannsburg.
84. Had your picture in the newspaper.
85. Read the entire Bible.
86. Visited Parliament House.
87. Killed and prepared an animal for eating.
88. Had chickenpox.
89. Saved someone’s life. - sort of
90. Sat on a jury.
91. Met someone famous.
92. Joined a book club.
93. Lost a loved one.
94. Saved a pet.
95. Been to the site of the Eureka Stockade.
96. Swum in The Whitsundays.
97. Been involved in a lawsuit.
98. Owned a mobile phone.
99. Been stung by a bee.
100. Read an entire book in one day.

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

clean up of my desk!!!

Yes the hubby made a space for my sewing area and it has gradually been created to be the space I want.
AFTER...note the wonderful new shelf and corkboard!!! Long live the hubby!!!

My collection of buttons!!! LOVE LOVE LOVE!!
I have hung all my ribbon/rac pieces so that they are easy to see at a glance.
have put my bits and pieces and cottons in plastic buckets...

colour coded my felts and scraps

this is my lame attempt at a echidna pin cushion..

And I will leave you with my inspirational quote I have up on my wall...
What does your space look like??

Monday, November 24, 2008

xmas has come early in our house...

yes due to the fact that they we going out of stock fast so we had to buy purchase for the whole family....What I hear you say...a motorised 2 seater go cart of course!!! Got it Thursday so we spent the whole day Sunday driving it around. Bubba is super excited and we have actually been able to let him drive it himself with chicken hanging on for dear life but with the hugest smile on her face...He's some video of them...Please note that soon after this I got run over but thats another story altogether(Totally my own silly fault)
had Nanni B and Grumps come for tea tonight so we went out and showed them the delight!! Here's some shots of the 2 daredevils..

of course Nanni B had to have a ride ( note the white knuckles!!!)
Chicken with her fav...Grumpy
Someone wanted to play peekaboo
Then there was some chipmunks who turned up...

Hope your weekend was as fun as ours.

Friday, November 21, 2008


this is how i truely feel this morning
Well considering I have done everything wrong this week like...go to bed after midnight most exercise...not drinking 3 litres a day...etc it is no surprise that I put on this has just been soo hectic and when it gets hectic is when I flounder!!! Anywho clean slate now, tomorrow is a new day!!! Shall strive to do heaps better this week...hope you all have done better than me this week...someone please lift the bar of asperation!!! lol

Thursday, November 20, 2008

what does one....

fill up a down pipe with so kids dont get fingers stuck in???? Well hubby came up with this solution and did it all by himself!!

Such a clever man is he

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

kids are finally born...

one of bubba's mates from playgroup has had a pregnant goat and we went out ages ago to see her. Since then the kids have been waiting and waiting for her to have the babies....Well they have finally popped their little heads out into the world so of course we had to go and have a hold. Caramel and black coloured twins...
So adorable now we all want one!!!

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

another pillow case dress

yes another one loved the little emroidery on the front thou...

even got a little tricky(NOT) and added a little ric rac on the straps
this one was for a 9 year old

Sunday, November 16, 2008

happy mail

yes I got some in the way of purchases...

Some adorable prints and cards from the ubber talented Tiel.
A sublime necklace nest with 4 little eggs in my fav colour to resemble my beautiful little family made by the lovely Cindy

And some nice prints (really love the brown birdy one)

So if you like what you see just click on the links of the creator and check them out...

Friday, November 14, 2008

Spotty fun

my BF and I went to Spotty last Tues for the late night sale!!! What fun it was to shop at leisure and have sales to take advantage of too.

Went crazy on the material side. Was so much fun and theraputic!!! Now I have to create!!!

Grateful Surprise!!!

It must be all that good will from blogland that helped me...first weigh this morning and I actually lost!!! 1.8kg to be exact!!! Wahooo!!! Am on my way! So I am grateful that i can lose weight when I put my mind to it!!!

destressing creations part 2

The one and only hubby also created for me yesterday 2 wonderful shelves. They were inspired by this photo of Tara's

So the following photos are my version of Tara's genius...

Bubba's shelf

I found this feather ages ago and love it framed...(PS..Mum note the little toy soldier for Xmas bubba loves it)
Notice I covered the E too. Think the spots go well with the spots on the feather??

Then chicken's shelf...

have finally framed one of the divine prints from Tiel (again Mum note the rocking horse)
see the D??? repainted the aqua frame and rubbed it back alittle before the paint dried to reveal a bit of the past colour..

well that's all folks...hope you like ....thanks tara for the inspiration..