Saturday, February 26, 2011

Hot hot hot

Hi all, it is so hot and humid here, we are used to hot but this is just plain yuk.
Anyway that's my moan for the day.
Here's a LO i made using supplies from my Cocoa Daisy kit (cant remember which month)
its a bit mushy but oh so true.
here is a card i made with inspiration coming from here (that really means that i copied it) but it turned out really well.

"The three of us" met last night to make March's label crew kit, and how cute is this-the tag is fabric, oh can i bear to part with it? I do have to make three more as we get four labels every month so i may just keep one, and can you imagine them in Christmas fabric to put your Christmas gifts in (that's what Susan did so if you click on the word three that is highlighted red you will be able to see it and check out Tracey's as well)
here's a close up of the tag

and just in case you are interested here is the new fence, hooray, and yes i have been in the pool a lot today.

cant stop and chat, i have so so so many ideas and projects that i want to get my fingers into i just don't know where to start.
have a happy weekend
hugs from down under.

oops- just adding as i post this i don't know if Susan and Tracey have actually done a post on their gift bags yet.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Humpty Dumpty sat .....

Here i was on Sunday afternoon enjoying a lovely cup of coffee out by the pool when all of a sudden there was a big gust of wind followed by a huge roar and then this happened
Yep half of our back fence fell down and we can see right into the neighbours backyard. Now as we have a pool this must be fixed ASAP and as luck would have it because of the floods and cyclones in QLD there is no Super 66 (fencing material) anywhere in WA so now we have to wait for another type of fencing. I tell ya i have never seen Andrew so stressed. To me its just a fence and yes it will get fixed.

so on to more cheery things
Here is the latest project that "the three of us" have been working on

some beautiful mug mats. The pattern and labels for these came from our Label Club that we are getting every month. You really should go and take a look next months project it is way to cute and Tracey is having kittens over the Easter project.
here's a close up for you

just had to show you my Starbucks mug, i bought it in Penang and just love it and next to it is a little antique plate (not vintage real antique) that my MIL gave me. I think i remember saying that one day i would show you all of the antiques -china and furnishing's that we have been very lucky to get passed down. OK maybe another day.

and here is another project that i have been working on, made with Susan's scraps from her beautiful table runner. This is the completed top, it needs to be sandwiched now and quilted and binded.

It is so hot here today and i sure don't feel like cooking maybe we will have take away tonight, although we did have it last night as well. shh don't tell anyone.
feel like card making tonight
see ya

Monday, February 14, 2011

Some Valentines

Happy Valentine's Day everyone
hope you all got spoilt
my delivery of flowers must have got lost as i don't seem to have received them yet.
now my poor little blogo has been a bit neglected of late and i am sorry about that, i am still trying to find a balance of going back to work, house work, home life etc as i am sure you all know.
that does not mean that i haven't been crafting it actually means that i haven't had time to photo and upload my craftiness as i would rather just read all your blogs

i did make these cute little notebooks to give as Valentine's to my work mates.
here's a close up of one

wish i had gotten a photo of them all wrapped up, so cute.
and here is another Valentine that i made three of

oh so cute and oh so easy.

The "three of us" met up on Friday night to sew our Label Crew monthly kit and i am busy sewing the finishing touches to mine so hopefully i can share that later in the week

and click here for a lovely free antique dictionary clip art page.
Enjoy your Valentine day everyone

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Plum Jam

Hello hello hello
how are you all my friends
well it's Sunday (of course) and you all know what i do on Sunday's yes iron. So i spent the morning ironing and the afternoon was, oh, spent doing happy happy things like going to the Swan Valley to get some yummy fresh grapes and vegetables then coming home and making some plum jam with my lovely fresh fruit, making some cute labels for my jam jars and finally cutting out the last three blocks for my table runner.
So a fair bit of craftiness has been done today and hopefully more tonight.
So here is my jam (can you guess that plum is my favourite).
Did i ever tell you that i cheat and make my jam in the bread maker, oh, its so easy. The labels were made by my friend cricut using the Preserves cartridge.

Did anyone watch Hawaii 5 O last week? I did and i thought it was quite good so i will be tuning in tonight. Tonight will be the first night since Joe started his apprenticeship that i have had to stay up late to pick him up then have to get up early for work the next morning.(didn't mind when i was on holidays) so i expect to be tired this week.

Alright that's my  lot for today
keep safe

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Busy busy busy

Hi all
last months Cocoa Daisy kit was oh so me  and when i saw it i knew just what i was going to do, so here is a LO of Joe, everything is from my monthly kit except the pot which i cut with my cricut. This LO design is from a sketch but i cant remember where sorry.
Don't you just love the chefs hat?

Now never throw away any clothing tags, the next is a tag that came from a T shirt that Joe purchased. I couldn't believe how thick the cardboard was and it came with this funky type pin and some leather so why would you throw it out. I covered it with paper and a few scraps and oila here it is

Next up are some Valentine cards with a bit of a red theme going, just love my cherry cobbler from Stampin Up. These two cards were made using my new stamp set that i get as a kit by Ali Edwards.

I always seem to have a problem with circles but these came together really easy.

Now for the next two cards i stamped the image onto sticky back canvas, one i left raw and one i covered in glossy accents, cant work out which one i like the best. The stamp and ink is from SU.

Now here is the same stamp but used a different way (love this one)

That's all of my crafting for the mo, i started back work yesterday so to say that i am tired is an understatement and this school term is a very long one.
I still have 3 blocks of my table runner to cut out (my so least favourite part) so maybe i will do that tonight.
Hope you are all keeping well