Friday, October 26, 2012


Hi there
just popping in to share a LO i had heaps of fun making, i used one of my Studio Calico kits and just about used all of the elements on one page.
The photos are random ones that i took on the weekend and are probably more suited to a Project Life album but i felt like doing a 12x12 page and this will go in my PL album.

here's a few close ups

oops made a boo boo on my tag.
So yeah that's our exciting Sundays although this coming Sunday will be different as we are out for a BBQ in the arvo.
Have a great weekend.

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Block of The Month

I am likey likey this programming function on blogger. Usually i post from my iPad but today (being Sunday) and i have some free time i am on my Mac instead and doing a week load of posts oh this is fun. See when i don't post for a while it doesn't mean that i haven't been crafty it just means that i have been too lazy to post. And now with my baby driving (oh more grey hairs) i hopefully will have extra time to post.
Anyway DIGRESSING as usual
I really only wanted to share my last block from my monthly block quilt (another collection)
Its titled Breezy Afternoon by Angela Hoey.
"Look"," look" every point matches, i really take my time with these and ensure everything is perfect (ha thats not a word that goes with me and sewing).
I love these colours-way out of my normal choice
I love just doing one block at a time
I even love cutting out, ok no i don't i cant lie
I dont mind that to complete a quilt this way it costs more but thats ok Im having fun.
I love that i don't know what the next block will look like.

I'm just enjoying this whole block of the month thing.

Going thru my photos now to see if there is any other crafty goodness i have not posted and if there's not i feel like doing a LO so see ya.

Tuesday, October 23, 2012


Another tool i have added to my collection is the Silhouette Cameo and with all things new i like to make sure i can get the most out of it so i have been doing a couple of online classes at Jessica Sprague and i have learnt lots.
So taking a little bit of my knew knowledge i had fun doing a random LO and i mean random.
So here is My LO titled Apple Love
I cut lots of apples from a piece of card stock and used the negative as my back page. The Heart comes from the Silhouette Online Store and was resized to take up the whole page.
I made a collage photo from images on the web and then typed a journal card and added bits and bobs.
Do you see that 'in our house tab' i am very proud of that as its my first print and cut that i have done on this wonder machine. I coloured it and put text on it and even figured out how to put that little white line on the inside (all thanks to my class) and yes small things amuse small minds but i am so proud of it.
Here's a close up of the background and my apples, i was going to put some coloured paper behind this apple to high light it but i decided to colour it with my copics (see another collection) instead.
All in all its not my best LO but i had fun doing it and learning to play with my new machine.

any hints on what i can do with 30 or so different sized apple cutouts?

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Fig Tree Club

Hi all how are you? We down under in Perth are having a beautiful Sunday, its warming up and some people are lucky to have husbands who love gardening so their wives can sit inside and craft or blog or whatever. Any way as per usual i digress, this is not a post about gardening.
I am a collector as you all probably know by now. I collect tools, paper, machines, kitchen stuff, craft stuff oh just about everything. Sometimes...OK a lot of the times i just like to collect stuff like this Fig Tree Quilt club that i am a member of. Every quarter each year i get sent a kit and the intention is to turn the kit into a quilt.Hmmm here comes the collect part, when one gets busy as you do you don't get time to make the said kit so you quickly get a collection of
which soon becomes two
and then becomes three
and then before you know it you have six or seven. Well i thought instead of collecting i would actually make one. One of the kits was a table runner and as i love table runners and they are relatively quick and easy right i would zip one up. Ha not the case i had to choose the kit with teeny tiny triangles and lots of cutting out and lots of sewing so it sat under the dining table for months half cut out, then i decided enough is enough and gave it a fair old whack (that's Aussie for trying to finish) and get it done
hence i will now introduce you to Fig Trees Club Pattern No19 March 2012 Button and Blooms.
and from another angle
and here's a block for you to see
this kit even comes with the backing, so pretty
so all i have to do now is sandwich it, quilt it and bind it, that shouldn't take me long right? Yeah!!!! In all honesty i was going to start today but alas not enough wadding.
And when i have got nothing else to do i can always start on one in my collection And guess what? I am due to get another one at the end of this month. Oh i love Fig Tree.

hope you have a great week
love me.

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Ok four days in a row

Well hello again.
I just had to show you my card I made
love love love it

Every week the Silhouette Online Store has a free shape you can download and use. This week it's a Thanksgiving card, for once I thought outside my little box as I am a visual person this doesn't happen often and turned it into a Christmas card.

Here's the pieces I cut out

And here's the finished card

Kinda looks better IRL
Here's another view

So so easy
Well I'm now well and truly blogged out
Thanks for visiting
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Location:Bennett Springs Drive,Beechboro,Australia

Friday, October 12, 2012

Practice Makes Perfect

Yes three days in a row.

I have had a heap of fun playing with my new Silhouette Cameo and learning lots from Shimelle so I thought I would make a layout.

Everything I used came from my Studio Calico kit.

I cut the apron and spoon using the Silhouette.

And the chefs hat (it comes with the little moustache)

I loved the way it turned out although I can't decide if I need to add something to the bottom right blank space, maybe a retro mixer...what do you think?
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Location:Bennett Springs Drive,Beechboro,Australia

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Some Cards

Hello again, yes two days in a row-amazing I know.

I took a class called Kick Start from Online Card Classes and was inspired to make some cards. So here they are

Colourful, love these little wood stars from here.

Obviously I was in a inky rainbow mood and with the second card I wasn't sure of the age so I covered all bases and used a number stencil.

I really enjoy taking these classes, this is the third one I have taken from Online Card Classes and learnt lots(I will never look at a catalogue the same way again..inspiration is everywhere)
And this has nothing to do with craft but Joe is working at
Nobu at the moment and here are some dishes he is cooking

Salt and Pepper squid

Soft Shell Crab.
And yes I may even be back tomorrow
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Location:Bennett Springs Drive,Beechboro,Australia

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

From my desk part 2

Hello again
Last week I finished another project that I started last Christmas. As it was our long holiday break I had heaps of time to play and came across a you tube video on how to make a mini album with 1 12x12 piece of card stock ( no cutting involved) and as it was so long ago I didn't keep the link to the video.oops.
So here is my mini mini

I even put some felt on the spine, but you don't get a pic of that.

Yes you do found one.
It has little pockets for tags

See it's teeny tiny but it was fun even if it did nearly take me a year to make.
And here's one more

And another

I'm sitting here a little bit bored, don't feel like crafting(have been crafting all arvo) so I'm thinking I might do a couple of blog drafts as I have heaps to share so don't be shocked if there is another post tomorrow.

So until then
Au revoire
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Location:Bennett Springs Drive,Beechboro,Australia

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

From my desk

Hello one and all it's been a while I know.
Yay clap clap I have finished a project that has been sitting on my desk since last December.
A journal of Caitlin's trip to Bali.

Oh my kids are well trained they keep me all bits and pieces, like this headband.

It really was easy, just glue and stick with a bit of washi tape and some stamping.

Love these Amy Tan books.

So there is one less "thing" on my desk to finish. Just as well really because they have booked to go again this year, oh dear more grey hairs for poor mama and did I mention grey hairs, Joe has 15 days left of being a L driver then he's out on the road.

Hopefully my next post won't take as long as the last one.
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