Thursday, November 27, 2008

latest craft

Saw these twirlers in latest Creating Keepsakes magazine as well as Jodie sending me to Heather Bailey's website, love the simplicity of the design and they work so well. The kids loved it (ie fought over it) so will have to make a boy version for Henry.

The birds I knitted last week, just making it up as I went along, which probably shows. But again the kids love them especially as they seem to throw well...

Tuesday, November 25, 2008


that spring was here for a short time anyway...
(Commonwealth Park about a fortnight ago).

Monday, November 24, 2008

another night out yay

I feel as though we celebrate a birthday every second week at the moment - not a bad thing of course. Last Friday night we went to a Bite to Eat (in Chiefly I think) for Katie and a very late celebration for Liz. Very retro style restaurant, love that but service was less than impressive. Good to try somewhere new and I guess it was hard to top the last couple of places we have been.

I made Katie a simple photo album (pictured) out of the last Cocoa Daisy kit. Love the black, white and green combination (with a touch of hot pink of course).

The digital layout is for Ros as i have only just managed to download the photos form this night today. It is mostly from a shabby princess kit called damask and dots. The oh so yummy cake was created by Jodie.

Monday, November 17, 2008

Back on track

Just drawing breath after a very busy weekend, starting with the Curtin Primary twilight fair and finishing with an ill advised picnic by the lake (my fault, who knew it would be so cold at this time of the year? Well all of us probably). The fair was busy during the lead up with Henry's class doing the raffle (no extra work thanks to some very hard workers - am hoping Henry is always in Oliver's class as his mum does everything) but Meaghan's class was running the white elephant. So much stuff came in, many people treating the stall as a rubbish tip but still plenty of good stuff. The kids had a ball, which in the end is the best thing.

Saturday was little athletics - Henry loves to run. Meaghan had a pool party to go to and Matt had spent Friday night at a friends.

Then we decided at 7pm to go to circ du solei which began at 8. OK we do enjoy last minute plans but this was getting tight. Had to pick Matt up from Red Hill and then back into town, Made it to the show just after it started - so very worth the effort. Matt was looking a bit grumpy (understandable given the rush, so I asked if he was enjoying the show. Well no came the reply - can't see much as he didn't have his glasses - doh. Another quick trip home by Geoff and Matt to retrieve glasses, plenty of time though. Such a great show, can't recommend it enough.

Another busy day on sunday with an architect dropping by to rediscuss our renovation plans - think we are well and truly ready to do something now.

And Geoff fixed my log in so I now have access to my photos and photoshop after too many months without. My first effort is above , when we went out for the lovely Jodie's and my birthdays back in September - really enjoyable night, we did miss Jo though.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

new cushion covers

Such a girly thing - cushion covers. I love this material and addicted to fabric has a quilt kit with theses colours plus rust coloured matching fabrics by Joel Dewberry that I have my eye on. yummy.
The other is for Meaghan with the cross stitch adapted from a chicklets kit by Janlynn. I love that I am actually finishing items at the moment.

Monday, November 3, 2008

back again

with Michelle in red, me in green scarf and Terri in black

The boys straight out of a Roger David catalogue (Geoff, Dixon and Pete)
With my handsome (and tall - always notice that in photos) hubby.

After a few months away, computing/photo troubles I am back. Over the months, Matt has turned 16, Meaghan is now 12 and I have enjoyed a social life.

A couple of weeks ago Geoff and I headed out to Bungendore for their annual ball. We went with some close friends from uni and it was one of the best nights I have had in a long time. The theme was Beijing (isn't everything this year?) and all the girls dressed up. The boys donned black tie (looking very good) and we danced the night away. The band played middle of the road tunes a I think they managed to get one or two songs from the 70's in but it was all 50's and 60's stuff. The food was interesting with the entree being yummy but the mains disappointing and NO DESSERT! Honestly what is that about?

Matt babysat Henry and Meaghan as well as Jasper and Duncan and all (except Henry) were still wide awake when we returned close to 1am. He now has a taste for having his own cash so I suspect will be looking for a job over Christmas.

The night before we went to Rubicon in Griffith for the very lovely Ros's (is that too many s's I can never tell) birthday. Will post some photos when I can work out how to access them.

I have started on christmas cards as I have found nifty paper cut patterns of the twelve days of christmas - that's the next 12 years of cards sewn up. I will post a picture prior to sending them out.