Archive for January, 2011

Jan 30 2011

Guess where I’m Going.

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Godwilling. I’ll give you a clue.England! Jared will be studying for two weeks at Oxford, England, and I’ll be his travelling buddy 😀

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Jan 30 2011

A Good Idea.

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http://www.pinkslipperproject.org/patterns/

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Jan 30 2011

Have the Holidays Finished?

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Oh man! I can’t believe that January has nearly finished. Where did the holidays go? Oh yeah, I remember…We enjoyed a week at Torguay, in a lovely two storey home, within walking distance to the beach.I love the beach…I love seeing little footprints next to daddy.Now, I know that there are some crazy sewers out there, but really, who wants sand in the material?Go figure!I just had to take a photo of a card that I saw recently, it made me have a little laugh.Look at these pretty plates. I found them in an op shop in Geelong. They were $1 each, bargain. I really like pretty cups, saucers and plates (even though I never drink tea or coffee).In every town we visited, I had to check out the local op shop, a great amusement for Jared.

I even sewed up an apron for my swap buddy while I was there on holiday. The downer of the holiday was that I forgot the huge suitcase that all of the linen for all seven of us, ugh! Jared was very kind and calm, he said “Don’t panic, lets go the Kmart and buy some new linen, we need some anyway”, what  nice husband I have.look at my grey hair! Jared said I need to hit the bottle. He took me down to Kmart ( we go there alot, lol) and he wanted me to buy black hair dye. Jared has always believed that I had black hair, but now that he dyed my hair black, he can clearly see that I never did. Now I look like a…..well, I look different.ok, so I guess if I brushed it, I might look a little better 😀

For Australia Day we had a lovely family over for lunch, they have five little boys. We also had their grandparents over, it was a lovely day.That’s a Ginger beer bottle in the back ground in case you are wondering.We had a few discussions about our Australian history, and I think that we all realised that we all know American history better than Australian history, opps. Have you noticed that the adds telling people to eat lamb on Australia day, has actually worked? Take a look at Coles, Boronia.

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Jan 25 2011

Calling Amanda Jane…

I love your name by the way. I don’t have your email to contact you. I hope that you remember my blog, and bidding. Please contact me 😀

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Jan 25 2011

Finished!

We have three winning bids.

For the Mini Doll House Furniture $45 to Amanda Jane. Free postage if you live in Australia, $10 if overseas.

For the Kiddy Coolness $30 Rachael. Free Postage if you live in Australia, $10 if overseas.

For the Mamma Goodies $65 to Narelle. Ah, I know where you live, I shall hand it to you eh?

Now all you need to do is donate the money, email me the receipt number and then your address, and I’ll pop the goodies into the post.

Thanks for taking part.

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Jan 24 2011

Give Some Softie Love..

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I just came across this great site. Any of you handy making softies? This generous lady will be dropping any softies that you make personally to children that have lost everything in the floods.http://monpetitpoppet.blogspot.com/2011/01/hope-softies.html

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Jan 24 2011

Two Hours Left..

Only two hours left until the auction finishes. I know you are looking, so come on, don’t be shy. (I can be pushy, because the money is not for me :D). While I wait, I am watching T.V.

Do you believe that I have signed up for four different Valentine Swaps? I have never celebrated Valentine’s Day before, so this is a bit silly of me, but who can resist hearts eh? This is what happens when I stay up until midnight!! I really must go to bed earlier!

I have joined in a Tilda heart swaphttp://lydiastreasures.blogspot.com/2010/12/signed-up-now-valentines-tilda-heart.html

cookies and cream swaphttp://www.cookiesandcreamcraft.com.au/blog/category/2011-valentine-swap

an Apron Swap http://countrypleasures.blogspot.com/2010/12/valentines-apron-swap.html

and strumpetscrumpets Valentine swap.http://strumpetscrumpets.blogspot.com/2011/01/valentine-craft-swap.html

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Jan 24 2011

Last chance

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Jan 20 2011

No Home

Can you imagine not having a home? In Australia, this seems to be so far from our minds.  We had fires a couple of years ago, and I know of someone who lost everything, and now there are floods. As women we often de-clutter, but to lose everything? Well, that would be absolutely traumatic. I have three auctions up at the moment, with all money raised going straight to the QLD Flood Appeal, so I’m asking you to dig deep, and bid. Even if you don’t want the items yourself, I’m sure you could find someone to give the items to, as they are all new. This way, you could do a double blessing 😀

At the moment I am in Torquay, I am surrounded by beauty. I love the water, the fresh breeze, and the sounds of the birds that live near the sea.

ugh! Computers on holidays, who’d have em? I am using my mobile phone as my internet connection, it’s not working the best, so I can’t put up any photos just now…

see you, happy bidding.

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Jan 15 2011

Auction 3 “Mini Doll House Furniture”

A collection of  unused doll house furniture. All the money made through the auction will go to the QLD Flood Appeal. Free postage within Australia, and $10 for international. Happy Bidding. Bidding starts at $15.

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Jan 13 2011

Auction Two, “kiddy Coolness”

Included in this auction we have the lined pencil case with pencils, a Birthday Banner which is just over 2 metres in length. A great “You can sew book”, Some fat quarters, stickers, a cross stitch mini kit, an applique kit. Two paint with water books. A dinosaur picture kit, some blank bookmarks and a bow holder.

I’ll start the bidding at $20 Aus. Posting is free withing Australia, and $10 for overseas.

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Jan 13 2011

Auction One “Mumma Goodies”

You might have to take a closer look at what is included. One of my lined pencil cases with pencils, a covered notepad, and tissue cover. Some fat quarters. A gooliwog kit, a couple of patterns. A large cross stitch kit by Dornacher, a magazine. A bag of lace, an apron ready to be painted/decorated. A cross stitch purse… Plenty of goodies. I’ll start the bid at $20 Aus.Postage is free within Australia, and $10 for overseas.

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Jan 13 2011

Auction, We have Go!

Here is a bunch of “Crafty Goodness” for someone to bid on. To bid all you have to do is to leave a comment with the amount of money that you are willing to pay for the items. I will be doing two separate auctions, so make sure that you leave your bid on the correct post. The Auction can start as soon as this post is up, but it will finish at  midnight on Jan 24th. All the money raised will be donated straight to the QLD Flood Appeal, when you have the proof that it has been paid I will send you your goodies 😀 Remember to leave your email, so I can let you know if you have one. Happy Bidding.

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Jan 12 2011

Flood Appeal

Take a look at http://tonicoward.blogspot.com/2011/01/queensland-flood-relief-appeal-auctions.html You can either bid on something, or put something up for auction. Tommorow I will put up my auction, ALL money raised will go towards the flood relief.

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Jan 11 2011

Holidays are Confusing.

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Oh man, I don’t even know what day it is…

Last night I woke up to a crashing sound, of course I fell straight back to sleep 😀 When we woke up this morning, we noticed the big tree that is in the middle of the garden down, covering the shed. Jared was up, ready to cut it to pieces.This is only part of the tree. It wasn’t a huge one, but it is big enough. Jared spent a good deal of time sawing it up, but it might take a while to get rid of it altogether.

Today I made a couple more pencil cases.and a few note pad covers.Reversible of course..and some pocket tissue covers.I am thinking of starting an etsy shop, what do you think? I need to make a lot more goodies before I think of it seriously.

I just joined up for another Valentines swap too. This one is found here:http://www.cookiesandcreamcraft.com.au/blog/2011-valentine-swap/you-have-my-heart-valentine-day-swap.html

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Jan 09 2011

Show and Tell.

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After Church today, I made a few items. I made two pencil cases (to put away for future gifting).I was so excited to actually get something done.I followed this pattern.I also had this pillowcase sitting around for a while, so I made it into a dress for Cassandra. Cassandra loved it, she hugged me, when she tried it on. I found this pattern from the book Craft Hope. I know you can find simple patterns all over the internet if you don’t have the book. Saying that, I do recommend the book. I’m sure that I’ll be making a few more things in the future.

Look what Jared has been up to. He has been working in the garden, designing a little area. I think that he is really talented.

I have just realized that Alycia is the back of the photo. From the window she saw a blue bag hanging on the fence, that means that the neighbors have left us some books again :D, sweet!

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Jan 08 2011

Family Day

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We had a lovely day with my family today. We had a lunch with my mum and dad, my sister and a friend of hers, and her dad. My children (especially Cassandra, had a lovely day).  Mum and Dad also gave the kiddies and Jared and I our Christmas presents too. Woo hoo, I was given a Spotlight Voucher. (Spotlight is like Michaels in the US).

This afternoon, the neighbours knocked on our door, asking if the rabbit that they were holding was ours. Pickton had  gone on an adventure. He is so cute but very naughty. We actually let him inside for a while.He doesn’t have red eyes really, it’s just the flash.

Another discovery Cassandra has been creative, by cutting off all the little balls on the end of each bristle, of her brush.That’s gotta hurt.

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Jan 05 2011

A Happy Camper?

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Not really, but I try. Two nights ago I slept in the tent with Cassandra. I had promised her for over a week, so it was about time. Armed with hot chocolates, and popcorn and disco balls (for every tent needs $3.50 disco balls), we had a very cold night. I woke up a few times, rubbing Cassandra’s cold arms. At last I fell asleep, only to wake up in wee, eww! Do you believe that I nearly (along with Cassandra,  fell back to sleep?) Thankfully mumma sense kicked in, and I was out of there, dragging Cassandra drowsily behind me.The next night it was Alycia’s turn.not much bonding there with the DS. Ok, so she was showing me how to use it, so I guess there was some 😀

My favourite shopping time is “Stationary shopping”. My heart flutters when I see good brand pencils for $2 a packet, or crayons, or  note books. Every year we collect heaps to go toward some kind of mission.  This year I actually put a whole heap of stationary on layby.

While shoppingI also saw these cool things.When you take a bunch of flowers to a hospital, you can never find a vase. Put one of these in your bag, and you have a portable vase! You have to see it to believe it.A pack of three costs $3 from the Reject Shop.

Jared has been working in the garden, he is very creative.Look what Alycia found, a lizard forming in an egg!!So amazing!

Jared made me laugh the other day in the shop. We were all sitting at a table having a drink, when Jared said “Children I have one more present to give you, and it’s just there”, and he looked up to this.haha, a big present, hanging from the ceiling!

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Jan 05 2011

Happy New Year!

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(I wrote this how many days ago?)

My In-laws left this morning, much to the children’s disappointment. After they left we went to Eastland, and then for a swim at home….sweet! We went to a New Year’s Eve party, we arrived at 5.30, and then left at 9.30 (we are so lame). When we arrived the little ones had just come out of a blow up pool. Within 5 minutes, Cassandra was totally drenched. I just stood amazed at her animal antics. She did slow down after a few hours :C

Oh, I have an amazing photo to show you. It is of a unique toilet that I found at someone’s house. I have to wait until I can get my cord for my camera.(ok, so I have the cord now..do you know how embarrassing it would be to  have someone see me take a photo of their toilet??) I should explain that it has a tap and little sink on the top of the toilet, so when you flush, the cistern fills up, and you use that water to wash. It doesn’t turn off until it is full, so that was a bit awkward as I tried to find the tap knob.

I now am watching Anne of Green Gables, the continuing story. Every now and then I get a fright because I can hear fireworks. Everyone else is asleep, and I have just eaten some lollies. (No New Year Revelotions here eh?)

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Jan 04 2011

Sew with Me.

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Come and  join me in making a Tilda heart swap. Sooooooo pretty.pop over to herehttp://lydiastreasures.blogspot.com/2010/12/signed-up-now-valentines-tilda-heart.html

to sign up 😀

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