Saturday, 29 December 2007
Thursday, 27 December 2007
I haven't even uploaded my christmas pics as I have been busy doing some DT projects and some post Christmas shopping at Spotlight. I am making a patchwork bed runner at the moment and needed a few little pieces of fabric to finish it. I may have bought a few extra bits and pieces but it was 20% off after all :) I have some lovely fabric for a dress or skirt for Mikaela and some materials for some bags. Will post pics if they come out OK or can at least be photographed in a flattering manner.
Friday, 21 December 2007
Big congratulations to my buddy Kjirsten who had a magical week this week...a new Design Team position, first acceptance from a scrapping mag..... and a new niece or nephew due any day...well done Kjirsten!!
Wednesday, 19 December 2007
Both layouts have been removed for publication :)
Tuesday, 18 December 2007
*This layout has been pickep up by Scrapbooking Creations for publication*
This one is a little so-so but it will do LOL. I love this MME range but it turned out a little blah. Cute kid though ;)
The photos from Sunday have turned on my mojo...yay! Stay tuned for more layouts as the housework gets ignored...yay :)
Monday, 17 December 2007
Yesterday we decided on the spur of the moment to go up the coast for a drive. We drove to Maleny, Montville, Maroochydore and then Mooloolaba where I took some pics of the kids on the rocks. This drive will be forever known as the 'M' tour. It was such a lovely day...just driving and walking, icecream and sunshine...bliss!
I didn't even get time to compose the pictures or even focus... Please note that while I was taking photos of this potentially disastrous situation, I did pause to see if anyone drowned. There are no photos of the children still submerged as I took my eye away from the viewfinder....see I still qualify for the Mother of The Year after all :)
My husband, however, will not qualify for Father of the year, even though he actually saved them. See the look of pure hysteria on his face? Sadist. The other thing on his face is a whole lot of hair. This is his annual 'Grizzly Adams - I'm on Holidays - Nobody can make me shave now' season. This annual growth also disqualifies him from Husband of the Year :(
Tuesday, 11 December 2007
Ethan is feeling a little trepidation in finishing Prep and starting year one. He will be fine, and the teachers are already supporting him in transitioning. Miss Mikaela is a chameleon...she will just cruise on in and be fine wherever she is put next year :)
This is a layout of the Divine Miss M in that less than divine picture I posted a few days ago LOL. I am on a mission to use up the collection of Scenic Route papers I own ...
This is what I made for a little girl Mikaela is in a Secret Santa swap with (Attention LSBS girls...this may be your child's gift!!!...turn them away!!!!Hehe.) It is a little fabric covered notebook and gel pen roll. The little fabric roll unrolls to reveal..................................................................
This :) The gel pens are little mini ones, just perfect to throw into a little handbag or tote. I sure hope she likes them!!
............And a mass of tins filled with choccies and treats for the support teachers. Jarred has had many support teachers during his primary school years and we wanted to say a little thanks to them. Many of them never receive gifts, so these were well received :)
Better go and try to put my crafting stuff back into order. It looks like Spotlight has exploded in my dining room!!
Sunday, 9 December 2007
The first official cake taste.....
....She really loves it!! LOL
Miss Mikaela has been asking me to sew her a skirt recently and I thought I'd turn my first attempt at skirt making to one designed to be worn for less than a month LOL...just in case it all went terribly wrong. AS it worked out, a few things went awry, but in the end it worked out OK. It is a bit shorter than intended due to some ruffle issues, but some leggings manage to fix that. She has some white ones that will work for Christmas. Over all it is a tutorial I will try again. I had to adapt it to fit Miss M as it was designed for a 4-5 year old, but she is pretty tiny herself. Note the tattoo from Kid's Church today :) ....It says 'Love Wins'.
Another tutorial I am going to attempt to try tonight is this one for some Christmas gifts...they are terribly cute and look easy enough for the novice sewer.
Tuesday, 4 December 2007
Last night was Miss Mikaela's dance concert and she was terribly cute and rather good if I do say so myself LOL. All the kids were amazing and our dance teacher, Julie, did a fab job of organising it all. The concert's theme (and theme for the kid's whole year) was 'Living a Choreographed Life'. It is a Christian dance school and Julie incorporates scripture, prayer and life lessons into her dance teaching...great stuff for our daughters!
Here are some of the many pics I took last night. The first couple are at home before the big event and the rest are using my zoomy-zoom lens from way back in my seat LOL. Yes, I am sure zoomy-zoom is a widely accepted photography term...or soon will be ;)
And finally an actual, real life layout! This kit is one from great new store 'Scrapniques' which has lovely little kits for great prices. Had to have this primary coloured beauty for this pic of Connor. This layout was scrapped a few weeks ago.
Thursday, 29 November 2007
I have not scrapped a single, solitary thing for weeks! Can not wait for the LSBS Christmas Cybercrop this weekend to kick off my mojo and get me going again. I have really missed it. I need to stick and paste and cut and paint!
I received an email this week from For Keeps magazine picking up an easter layout I submitted a while back! That will mean that I have had acceptances from all 3 mags and will have layouts in all 3 magazines around April! Very excited about that. Rich is a bit bemused about the whole thing as usual and wants to know if this scrapbooking lark might ever actually make us money instead of just using it ;) ...hehe....silly man. He truly does love my layouts and how happy I am when I am creating; he just likes to get in a little dig every now and then. Men! He'll never really get it will he?
Better go...off to drive down the coast again. 2 more nights, 2 more nights, 2 more nights..............
Friday, 16 November 2007
Have to laugh at this shot...Ethan was not concentrating too well at the end and managed to get left on the field. This is the photo of him after he realised the other mascots had left without him LOL.
Heading into a busy couple of weeks so this may be my last post for a bit. Our catering company is catering for the Schoolies chaplains and volunteers at the Gold Coast for the next 2 weeks solid. We have about 500 people a night to feed before they head out to volunteer each night. Huge job but so rewarding and important. The red frog crew do amazing work. I'd appreciate your prayers for a safe and smooth week. So often little things get in the way to make things difficult, so prayers for my family and their well-being will be welcome too!
Friday, 9 November 2007
My parents gave me some money for my birthday and my sister Tracey gave me the fab big red Women's Weekly cook book...so cool. I am such a geek. My other sister Rachel's pressie is apparently winging it's way from the US which is just a tad suspenseful! I'm hoping it's a Hummer ;) My lovely MIL gave me money to buy some lovely new earrings which i managed to pick up in a jewellery sale for half price...love that! Nice little gold hoops.
This layout is my challenge for tonight's Cybercrop over at Little Scrapbook Shop. It is an 'All about me' CC and this was a self portrait challenge. I have great difficulty scrapping myself, as many of us do, so this was a great stretch for me. Pop into LSBS and check out the cybercrop and inparticular my handy 'how to use an upside down washing basket as a tripod' article...very helpful stuff.
Jarred says I look tired in this photo....well yeah. I am tired. I also just moved another year into my thirties this week and it's all catching up with me. Boys!
I am right now staying awake with a Latte by my side as I am picking up Rich from the airport at midnight or so...yay! Apparently he has a bit of 24 carat love coming my way for my birthday...woohoo :) Nothing says Happy Birthday like some gold hehe. There may even be a couple of *ahem* 'Chloe' handbags in his haul. Lovely. I can't wait to see him. I also have a little gift for him too...I lost my voice :) He will think it's Christmas LOL. I am just a bit run down I think.
The kids have gone off to Grandmas for the night as it was such a late flight so they will have to wait until morning to see him. They were less than happy about it but they will be fine. They are all super excited today too as they have been asked to be mascot members for the Qld Roar soccor game on Sunday nght and run out onto the field with the team...so cool. Can't wait to take some photos of them in their little mascot gear hehe.
Wednesday, 31 October 2007
A couple of layouts to share...the one with the bugs....
One for the LSBS Think Pink challenge comp....Love the Sassafrass Lass stuff I won from the Aussie Dares comp a few months ago....
Some of the lovely sewing things I am collecting...new buttons (which will benefit my scrapping too of course, only $6 a bag from BIG W)...some jumbo ricrac....
And my lovey fabrics.Michael Miller 50's inspired pices and some others....more on the way too Hehe...