Archive for March, 2010

Mar 30 2010

School Holidays!

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Yay, School holidays! Today we visited Jared’s Grandparents, and tonight the kiddies are sleeping in a tent. Camden was sooooooo excited. To bad Cassandra spilt her hot chocolate in the tent :C.Stephanie cut Jared’s hair today…opps, don’t look too closely at his right ear.

apart from that, she did a great job.

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Mar 28 2010

And the Winner is…

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with the help of my little assistant…Love in the Home, congratulations! I’ll pop an email to you to let you know, then send me your details, and the book will be on it’s way. Enjoy! Sorry to the rest of you, don’t you just hate not winning? :C      Stay happy.

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Mar 27 2010

Last Chance

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Ok, folks, it’s the last chance to put in a comment to be in with a chance to win the giveaway. Hope you win…hee hee, you can’t all win, so it’s a bit stupid saying this. Anyhow, catch ya later 😀

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Mar 25 2010

Finished.

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I finished my pin cushion yesterday, I think that I like it. You know how it is, I would like it if someone else made it. Here it is.My mum came over yesterday to do some ironing for me which was very helpful, thanks mum.

How could I not mention that Alycia made tea again!She is such a natural at making new flavours, yum!

My dear Stephanie turned 15 this week, wow, time flies. We didn’t have a big party, just a roast dinner, and a cake. She is such a lovely girl, kind and generous. May God be with her all the days of her life. Love you Steph.

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Mar 23 2010

A Few Days in One.

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Today inbetween school, I started on my pin cushion for the swap. I have nearly finished. I love the colours, even though I would prefer pastle of course.Meanwhile I saw Camden reading to his little sister, nice!Check out what I found in the girl’s bedroom.Yup, that’s a snail. Cheap disposable pets, you’ve gotta love em. (Please don’t dob me into the RSPCA).

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Mar 23 2010

Dreaming..

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Don’t we all love to dream? Me too! I’m dreaming that I could actually make such a pretty pillow case, just like the ones found here.http://www.yougogirl.typepad.com/ This girl who happens to have the best name ever…”Cassie” is giving us a little sew along project, and it’s not too late to join in.Come on join in the frustration..opps, I mean “Fun”I know that Stephanie can do it, so I have my own personal tutor too!

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Mar 21 2010

Run the Race.

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Yesterday was Camden’s Boys Brigade sports day. Camden had been looking forward to the competition, he was convinced that he would come home with a handful of ribbons. Camden was the only Anchor boy representing his branch of Boys Brigade, until one more boy turned up an hour later. So Camden was put into a mixed team for the Tug o War. No ribbon, he was disappointed. We watched the other boys, and when one team finally won, my dad told me that Camden had grabbed the rope and helped to give it an extra pull, thus helping the team to win, noone else had noticed. What was he thinking?

Camden had to run 400m in the heat, he came equal last? Later he had to do 800m. Camden ran around the track and was happy to finish, until everyone was yelling to run around again. He is obviously a distance man, he copes better in a big run. So he didn’t win anything, but he tried his best. I must say that Camden and his little buddy were good sports, and that is what develops good character right? Maybe next year, he will get a ribbon.

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Mar 20 2010

The Toy Society Drop

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http://www.thetoysociety.blogspot.com/

Check out this site, it might motivate you to whip up a little something and do a drop yourself. I played “The Sneaky Toy maker” today, and dropped off my first toy. We had a big Boys Brigade day, so I left it at the base of a tree in full view of the car park. I hope that it might brighten up someone’s day after a hot and dusty day of sport. I almost want to drive down to Ringwood just to check if someone has taken it, the suspense is killing me! It is good giving, without expecting anything in return. Bye Bye Mr Hoot.If you live in Ringwood, check out Proclomation Park, Slyvia Grove. It just might be there ,still!

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Mar 19 2010

Giveaway.."Sew Fabulous Fabric" Book

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Now I have your attention eh? I know you want it. Just leave me a comment, and I will draw a name out of a hat  on March 28th. Here is a little sticky to wet your appetite.and inside…and..

Seeing that my house was in need of a good clean, I did what any good woman would do, and made an owl. Now that I have made it, I don’t know what to do with it. Perhaps I will drop it off somewhere as part of the Toy Society? I found the pattern for this cute owl here:http://juicy-bits.typepad.com/juicy_bits/2009/12/131-give-a-hoot-for-the-holidays.html 

Here is Mr Hoot.Remember to leave a comment, you just might be the name that gets drawn out.

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Mar 18 2010

Back to Front and Inside Out.

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I’m blogging back to front today, as I have been a slacko updating my posts. Jared made some room on my hard drive so now I can type to my little heart is content. Today we got another pet! Now don’t be shocked folks, I know what you are thinking. These pets will last longer than any of our real pets. These are Zhu Zhu pets. They are so cute. Cassandra got one today because she has worn her eye patch without any problem for 6 weeks, it was her “carrot” so to speak.Cassandra became desperate for an outfit too, the bathers with googles, but…I didn’t give in. The outfits are $10 a pop, but I found this site, which gives you a tutorial on how to make some outfits, so perhaps…Take a look if you are interested.http://girlsinwhitedresses.wordpress.com/2009/10/21/how-to-make-zhu-zhu-pet-clothes/

Alycia made tea last night, she is a natural cook. I used the heart cookie cutter to make the rice look cute, but she did the rest. For a 10 year old she is very talented.WE had some vistors the other night, and the lady was talking about her youth and how she use to pop lizard eggs, Alycia ran outside and asked if these were lizard eggs, and they were. She loves nature. The photo is too dark, but you can just see them.Lachlan had his first rowing races last weekend. The children and I went to watch, we were pretty much the only ones cheering, what’s with that? I felt like Eliza Doolittle in My Fair Lady, screaming out “Go Lachlan”  He and his buddy and the cox won the first race, so they were in the final, they won a third.He was pretty happy at winning a medal.

Lachlan said that he enjoyed the day because the boys didn’t swear, parents were around.

Alycia received a gift from our friends who have moved up to Ballarat, some yummy sweets from Soverign Hill.

I made a couple of things, a pillow case for Steph’s triangle pillow, and a little cover for a little note book.And now for some eye candy, don’t you love this bike? I don’t like the price though.We had a huge hail storm last week, it is the first time I was a little scared during a storm, check out the size of the hail stones.Gotta go and pick up Camden from Boys Brigade, see ya.

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Mar 14 2010

oh oh!

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I found this link to this cute nappy clutch. I remember when I had my first child I lugged the biggest nappy bag around, it almost held her whole wardrobe!  When number 5 came along, I carried a bottle bag stuffed with nappies, wipes and an outfit. Now instead of an ugly blue bag, I could make my own, in any colour I wanted. I suppose I should settle on making one for someone else, as no one wears a nappy around here any more :C

http://kari-youcanmakeit.blogspot.com/

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Mar 14 2010

Another Swap

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Ok, so some how my blog site wasn’t left at the last swap, so I missed out on the Nancy drew one, so….. I have joined a different one. Why don’t you join me? Pin cushions are not that difficult to make, so even if you are a newy to sewing, you could cope with this one. An excuse to buy some cute fabric? Any how, here is the link.http://foxslane.blogspot.com/2010/03/lets-get-swapping.html

I still haven’t got any room to put my own photos onto my computer…”Jared, darling, I need your help”. Evidently I can put my photos onto the playstation, but hey, do I really have to figure it out? That’s what intelligent men are for isn’t it? Jared told someone a couple of nights ago that he is around for killing spiders (the girls actually do that, for $5 a pop), and to pay the bills. How sad does that sound?, I could say that he has another purpose, but he is needed for so much more, we would be lost without him, we love him 😀 Oh, and it is good that he does the above stuff too!

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Mar 10 2010

Take it Seriously.

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I know people will think that I am over reacting, but please, take this seriously. I was delighted to hear that my son, has made some new friends at school, they even have the privilage of being in a locked room to have privacy while they play some card games. Of course I asked him what the game was called, he didn’t know, he just talked as they played. Today he finally asked what the game was called “Magic”, oh but it is just monsters, not magic I was told. Today we used the internet to look up the game. I wanted to cry. The author of the game use to play “Dungeon and Dragons”, we were looking at the cards, and I could see my son’s colour drain from his face. He knows that it is wrong, that the game is not God honouring, that it is all about the occult. We looked up Deuteronomy 18: 10-12 and Acts 13:10. Now he will need to make a decision, he tells me that he will do something about it.

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Mar 09 2010

A Nightmare

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I have run out of space on my computer memory, I can’t even download my pictures, argh! Can you hear the steam coming out of my ears?I am a monster!

At the moment I am watching Wife Swap, I love this show, it makes you evaluate how your own family is going.

Check out these gorgeous cookies, do I see a Jane Austen party coming on?

My house is needing some helpers, do you think these will help?Tonight Lachlan stepped on Cassandra’s glasses, they are now broken. I went out for an hour, and this is what happens when mum doesn’t put them away, Argh! Now I get to go out tommorow, to get them fixed.

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Mar 02 2010

The Childhood I Never Had.

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What am I talking about? Reading Nancy Drew of course! I have never read one of her books, but after reading this swap, http://perfectisboring.blogspot.com/2010/02/2nd-annual-nancy-drew-swap.htmlI thought that I would take up the challenge. I have choosen “Trails of Treachery”, there wasn’t much of a choice at the local library. Are these books for nine year olds, or do I have a junior edition? Nevertheless, I will look forward to making a little pack to send to someone, hohum, I must have too much time on my hands I hear you say.

Today I recieved a call asking me to give some ideas about a children’s  nation wide program. Just ideas, but I was very excited anyway. I have started to brainstorm, and so I am giddy with ideas. I don’t necessarily know how to implement my ideas, but someone else might be inspired to work it out, we will see.See this regular looking couch? I have been kicking myself that I missed an opportunity. I saw this couch in red, at Moe for only a couple of hundred dollars, but I walked on. Look what it becomes, it would have been so handy.Regrets, sigh..

meanwhile my son is counting the days down until holidays, now there are 17 days left of school.

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