Monday, August 30, 2010


Do you find things in the bottom of your washing machine too?

Boys and Girls



.....and all made for a very peaceful Sunday afternoon.

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Just "Cos

I'm just ducking out to the "Salvos" to take this bundle of "stuff" ...I'll be back in a few minutes!!!!

(My goods were too big to leave in  their outside bins so I had to enter the store.....) 

It was just there could I not bring it home?

Friday, August 27, 2010


Today being day at home by myself.....a little time spent on some much needed housework, a little washing to hang and then it was on to.....
some scraps stash busting...

to create something that I have been playing around with ....
and so the weekend begins......
hope yours is a good one.

Thursday, August 26, 2010

My Creative Space

All that bird watching had me working on a project I've been wanting to try for a long time......not that it was a difficult task,  just way too far down on the To-Do List......

Garden bunting using my stash of "hankies" that I am sure all came as gifts from my nan. Hanging them this morning was a little emotional as well as satisfying to finish something on my list.

Check out the other creative spaces this week here.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Up Early

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(animation made here )
I have decided to try something ...that is getting up earlier than I have been!
The spend a few moments if not longer trying to set myself for the day ahead.
I am working on ridding some of the "hurry" from my life!

Wish me luck.....could you do with a little less "hurry" in your day?

Sunday, August 22, 2010


I Voted ....hope you did too!

Friday, August 20, 2010

Don't Forget

This is where I will be tomorrow....and not just to place my vote......they are paying me to sit and smile and help others to vote.

So make sure you get yourself down there and register yours.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Craft Hope

Have you seen this book? 
I ordered my copy from The Book Depositary (free delivery anywhere in the world) and it arrived two days ago. Tonight is the first chance I have had to pour through it.
You can check out more about Jade Sims and her Craft Hope Projects here.
There are so many lovely ideas to inspire helping those in need while combining a love for crafting. 

 Chicken Update....This was our first day at collecting three eggs.....I think they are really happy and at home now.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Movie going

As a last minute plan and some willing grandparents on hand ,last night we headed off to the 
Gold Lounge at Ace Cinemas and saw "Inception" starring Leonardo DeCaprio....
I don't usually (in fact never) watch Thriller SciFi's but thought Derek would like it . I really enjoyed it ....although it did leave my head whirring at the end trying to process all the concepts.

and hey it will be hard to see another movie in a normal cinema again after the Gold Lounge Experience.

Sunday, August 15, 2010


We had some "indi" film making going on at our house today.......
This could be showing at a cinema near you!
Not sure of the rating ....due to some dubious stars!

Saturday, August 14, 2010

High Tea

The afternoon spent vastly different......

An education in the finer art of High was a tough job being on the receiving end!

Did you know that the High Tea began in the 1800's by the working class! 

Oh I was pleased to see my aprons fittingly worn.


A little time in the sunshine for some exploring.....

I grew up on this shoreline and have watched over the years a natural change of it's environment with an official island now in place...filled with all kinds of wildlife.

Friday, August 13, 2010

Today being Friday

Wasn't sure that I would be home on my own for my usual Friday Fun ...yesterday every one seemed a bit under the weather but this morning they all mustered the energy to head out the door.
Which left me no choice but to load some music and press play....... 

(You can listen to it as well...just press play)

My task for today was to complete three 1/2 aprons for a friend.....

(wish my waist would go in the tiny)

Thursday, August 12, 2010

My Creative Space

We have had lots of this today....which I think is making everyone in this house a little tired ,grumpy and under the "weather"..
So apart from some mass "chair sash" making for a friend my creative space was at our MOPS group yesterday in which I was responsible for heading up the creative session.
We made these cute mug cosies....
The mug was from IKEA,and the cosy idea came from the magazine Better Homes and Gardens.
This was the perfect craft for the was quick, only involved a tiny bit of hand stitching and it was colourful. (now just what to do with the rest of the sock)
Check out this weeks creative spaces here.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Lunchbox Surprise

My family will tell you that there is not much that goes on that I don't know about......
But I missed this one today completely.... 

I opened my lunchbox at lunch time and there it was.....

Moments to melt your heart.

Monday, August 9, 2010

Yesterday and Today

You don't want to know how I spent my day today....but it did involve lots of conditioner,sitting in the sun and hours of tedious checking.....
so let me show you what we did yesterday instead.....

We have been preparing for Spring around the house and everyone is getting involved.
I love seeing Derek encourage the kids to be hands on and take some interest in things around them.

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Sneak Peek

Here is a sneak peek at my IKEA entry....I 'll let you know if I get anywhere...I had fun making it anyway so anything else is a bonus.

Saturday, August 7, 2010


Our "guy" was awarded a Merit Certificate yesterday at school for ...."increased confidence in ALL areas....doing it with a smile and great enthusiasm"

Did we make the right decision to change schools at the start of the year?
I think it was OK!!!!!!!

He went to a birthday party of a classmate today and it was really heartening to see the amount of fun he had with these "new" friends.

Now That's What I am Talking About !

Wow could this be the answer to the simple life?
No more looking at housework that is out of control?
But where would we put the chooks?

Watch the full episode. See more Need To Know.

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         Via Rowdy Kittens  
                Via  Stonesoup             

Thursday, August 5, 2010

My Creative Space

21 days/nights
3600 km
84 rows crocheted.......

This was how I was able to intently sit and watch the Tour De France this year.( on TV of course!)

Not quite at my toes yet so will keep chipping away in any spare time I can find.

Check out this week's creative spaces here.

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Pay Off




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