Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Is it too early?

Never having done Project Life before is it too early to show you my first/cover page?
Well i want to be up and ready for the first week so i have done my first page already
here it is
I got to play with a lot of stamps that i have never had out of their packaging before. I can see this is going to be a great way to use my Ali Edwards Technique Tuesday stamps that i have been accumulating over the past year. It's also going to be a good way to use all these little bits and pieces i have in my collection.
Funnily enough this page turned out quite bright and i would never have said that bright was my style..hmm.
Any way i am sure that each week will take on a different theme and look completely different.

So I am ready, my IPhone is ready it has Instagram and Diptic Apps waiting to go (love love love the Diptic app).

If i don't manage to post again before new years......have a wonderful safe and happy night and HAPPY NEW YEAR

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Chrstmas Decorations

I have had a lovely day today and have spent most of it in my craft room pottering around doing this and that and finishing a few projects. So i have a lot to share with you today.

The three of us caught up a week or so ago to make a Labelcrew project here are some photos
Tracey's is on top and as Susan was the hostess she didn't get much time to make hers (to busy decorating a yummy pav) so the three pennants are hers and the blurry one on the bottom is mine.
I worked some more on mine at home, changing the ribbon and adding some buttons.

Cute cute cute.

here is what i played around with today and Andrew has just told me that i have a "glittery moustache"
oh well you get that, it is Christmas after all.
and here is another project from my Mouse Paper Scissors Give class and i am not giving this away

OK its meant to be an interchangeable theme where you just add a different photo but i wanted Christmas so even my backing is Christmas, i can always change the photo every Christmas.
Now here is a close up of the flowers as guess what i made these all by myself, so happy, they turned out really well, you just need a tea light candle and some polyester type slinky material, so just ignore the singe marks where i got a little close to the flame.

I think i need to distress the star a bit but otherwise i love it.

and tonight i may just do some hand stitching and try and get up to date with some of the stitch a longs i am involved in.

thanks for visiting

Monday, December 19, 2011

Just in time

Hello there
it was my work luncheon today where i wanted to give my table toppers too my two wonderful co-workers.
Yesterday saw me frantically sewing on the binding for number two TT and making some cute tags.
So without further adieu
here they are
and here they are again with this cute tag

and here's a close up of the tag (my PTI dies and stamps came in so useful here)

As these were made to go on a table i made them with a great cheap wadding that makes washing easier. Of the two girls one uses a dryer and the other is appalled by this and prefers good old fashioned sunshine so i stipulated both on my little tag. I must say that i never hand wash any of my quilts and quite often throw them in the dryer, after all i do have this super sized washing machine. (ok maybe i am lazy-a little bit).

Here's a card identical to the one in my last post but in pink.
Now has everyone finished their Christmas shopping? I am nearly done and will finish it of on Wednesday.
The postie dropped of my Project Life so i am going to go and unwrap it now.
Enjoy your night.

Thursday, December 15, 2011


Yep it's official, i am finally on holidays (from paid work that is) yahoo
Thought you might like to know that one table topper is finished and the other one just has to be bound. another YAHOO. You have no idea how my crafting mood changed as soon as i got it into my head that i was going to make these as gifts. I love giving home made things as gifts but as soon as i said i need to make two before Christmas my brain went into some funny kind of state thinking ah i will do it later but then when i went to do something else my brain would be telling me you need to do this first so in the end i was doing nothing. DOES THIS HAPPEN TO ANYONE out there. So i have learnt a lesson, i will make extra things for myself when i feel like it and put them away in a pile so i will have some gifts on hand.

Okey dokey

Here's a card i made and i must say that i quite like it (even if i do say so myself)
Everything is Papertray Ink, i may just have to make another one in pink tones as its one of my friends favourite colour and her birthday is coming up.

Here's some more of my food journal

inside the cover i put this little pocket to keep receipts and business cards etc.
Here's my first page, i found this wonderful app for my IPhone called Diptic that makes little collages of your photos, i think most of my photos will be like this in the journal.

and another page. We literally fell upon this restaurant at Hillarys, the food was nice and the views were glorious but this is my food journal so no photos of the ocean.

The weekend will be spent putting the final touches to the table toppers ie) signing them on the back and making up two cute how to labels-how to wash me and "what i am"-just in case my friends don't exactly know.

Enjoy your Friday everyone, i will as i am out to Grilled for lunch on the first day of my holidays. More photos for my journal
oh and my Project Life is on its way, another YAHOOooooooooooooo

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Tea Towels

I do love Sweetwater just as much as i love Fig Tree,  today's crafty interlude comes courtesy of Sweetwater. I purchased the kit for two tea towels and here is one of them. (I whipped it up today)
Oh just look at all of these ruffles

Love love love
and i didn't like the cover of my journal from last post so i changed it

much better i think. The doily is meant to represent a plate.  Caitlin is having a great time, although one of the guys she is travelling with had his wallet and I Phone stolen yesterday so with Caitlin's camera that was stolen on Saturday they are not having much luck.

i am loving looking at every ones December dailys
and that is what i am going to do now, when i get a cup of george.

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Two days in a row

Yep I;m on a roll.
I have had a Smash book for ages now and knew what i was going to do with it but hadn't done anything about it until last night that is. here is the front cover
As we seem to go out quite a bit now i am going to do a food journal, here is the inside page

how perfectamondo is that blackboard paper, just like being in a pub or something-ok not quite but i got excited when i found it in my stash
and here is a close up of the journalling

and guess what? as Caitlin is in Bali (more in next paragraph) and Joe has an evening shift Andrew and I are going out to dinner so i will be able to put something in my book straight away.

Caitlin phoned to say "having a ball mum, hotel is great BUT....last night my camera ($400.00) got stolen out of my handbag" ,
"where were you" i said
"at the Bounty"
well.....THOUGHT i if you visit such a den of inequity THATS what will happen.
and I'm still not stressing or thinking about it.

Last night while journeying around computer land i found a beautiful digital Christmas pack from Jessica Sprague, i only purchased the elements ($3) because it had this wonderful word art transparency on it.
I clipped it to some red razzle dazzle paper and printed it of. I planned to put it in one of the frames i had in my junk basket but i think daughter has nicked it so i will have to go and buy a frame.
Isn't it great
and i also made another couple of choccie bags

These are for little girls aren't they sweet.
Must rush Andrew just told me the time and one must go and get ready for dinner and make sure my trusty I Phone is ready to take some snaps.

Bye all

Friday, December 2, 2011


Yahoo its Friday afternoon and the weekend. I am making a concerted effort to show you all the things i do and post more frequently. So today i have two things to show you.

My PTI was delivered during the week and last night i was playing with some of the new stamps, so here is a card.
This uses the new Tag Its No 10 stamp set. Do you think it's alright for a boy card?
and next is a bit of re-purposing.
I needed somewhere to put my quilting pins and what better than a chocolate box that Caitlin was given.

I removed the chocolate -yes there was only one left, took of all the stickers and used the new PTI stamp set called Stitches & Swirls isn't it gorgeous. This set comes with heaps of stamps and i am thinking of stamping some onto some fabric to embroider. Well that's the plan it will get added to my never ending must make one day list.

Other news-Caitlin left for Bali yesterday with 6 or so of her workmates, she will be there for eight nights and i can honestly say that these will be the longest 8 days of my life.(trying not to think about it).
                 -there is a parcel waiting for me at the post office, i hope that its my Fig Tree quarterly project from The Fat Quarter Shop, i will pick it up before i get Joe from work
                  -booking our next trip to Penang on Monday (two weeks from the end of March 2012)
                  -haven't bought one Christmas present yet
                  -or written out my cards like i said i was going to do
                  -haven't done any more sewing on my table toppers,
                  -but have managed to stay on my diet for a whole week

Time to get Joe
have a great weekend.