Saturday, September 27, 2008

talk about bad luck!!

well so much for the luck of the Irish! My poor MIL fell over in a carpark on her second day here - gave herself a nasty black eye and broke her elbow. Thankfully we all had a swim in the ocean on the first day they were here - she now has a cast from wrist to shoulder and can't go in the water What a bummer...

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

nearly 5 years

since Granny and Grandad from Ireland have seen the kids..they arrived to a beautiful Queensland day yesterday - we have them for 3 and a half weeks... Lots of BBQs, swimming and beachgoing..

Wednesday, September 17, 2008


so now I need to make this..
anyone got a 32 inch circular knitting needle??

This beautiful baby blanket is designed by Kristin Goedert.. and can be found on the website FOR FREE!!!

all creatures great and small

how absolutely gorgeous are these????

I found these on the Resurrection Fern Blog . Pop over and have a look - That is one crafty lady. I mean who makes jumpers for snails?? I LOVE it!!

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

another weekend away??

anyone would think that I have a charmed life?? I have just had a lovely 2 days break with little Clancy with my mum's quilting group..all meals home made and prepared for us in a beautiful relaxing inspiring location. Only got a couple of LO's done with the little one in tow - but that's OK.. I have been moved to finally finish my hexagon quilt
anytime now.

or maybe later. Well needles can be dangerous you know.
Here's a LO of my big blue eyed boy .

It's not quite finished..but I have moved out of my scraproom - (sorry don't know why I have suddenly gone to italics??) My parents in law are arriving from Ireland next week for 3 weeks, so my scrap room has been converted to a guest room . I have 1 sick at the moment so I hope everyone is better for the visit :( They haven't seen the kids for nearly 5 years so it is very exciting!!

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Wow - I have already got an album done for next year - thanks to the Masters comp..For my calendar entry, I altered an old LP record album - the front and back of each page in the album has the dates, and a LO slips in to show the month through the hole... At the end of each month - the LO is pulled out and a photo and journalling is added to the LO and it is finished.

- sorry about all the photos!!


No happy calls from the masters team this year :(
...but a HUGE congratulations to all the ladies who made the top 50!!

Here are my entries for this year- for the keepsake I altered an antique brush and mirror set for my daughter - my "shaped" LO is a window box, full of blooms, and the double LO is called "looking forward".

Tuesday, September 02, 2008

spring is in the air..

my garden is full of butterflies, the rose bushes are flowering and a lovely bearded dragon spent the day sunbaking under the trampoline..
I have been Busy (with a capital B).. making some cards, sewing, sewing and more sewing - and not over any appendages this week!! Making the cutest things for my new range of baby goodies - keep an eye out they will be launched 01st October - here and in my new Etsy shop..
Baby C has had his first apple today - nearly 5 months old already. Funny how you think you are as busy as you can be with 2 kids; until you have 3.....
Still you just gotta fit it all in!
Here is a layout I did for the Creative Artz Cottage- Donna has just got a new puppy "Princess Lulu" - so this is for her.