Friday, October 30, 2009

wish me luck

hi all
i know it has been a little while since i have left a post but life has been super busy. i have been doing some more sewing and tomorrow is d day. i am taking some stuff to sell at the markets. wish me luck guys as i dont know if they are going to sell or not. i am so nervous i feel sick lol. here are some pictures to show you my talent pmsl.

these bags are the two i am taking with me to the markets. they are 14inch wide by 13 inch high by 3.5 inch deep. they have pockets on the inside and outside.


i love the little motif on this apron. she is so cute.

anyway i will let you know tomorrow night how i went.

luv ya's

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

broad band my new love

hi all
yes we have finally gotten broad band and i am in love. no longer do i have to sit here looking at the little bar on the bottom of my screen waiting for all the squares to turn green to go to the next screen. oh happy days lol. i think it is so the case of small things amuse small minds pmsl. anyway
luv ya's

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

beach babe

hi all
i am definately not a beach babe but there is something about the beach that i just love. the sound of the waves crashing, the sand between your toes (not so nice in other areas) or just the openness of it all. we have just gotten back from a 5 night stay at north haven near laurieton. it was gorgeous. we got to see whales. they were a fair distance away but with binoculars i could see them lunging into the air and splashing down. god they are spectacular animals. i couldnt get a photo of them as they were just too far away. i really need to pull my finger out and save up for a bigger camera. the kids had a ball and caught some little fish. thomas kept telling everyone he wanted to catch a carp and a fathead while he was over there. i couldnt stop laughing at him. he is a charactor.

the caravan park we stayed in was just beautiful. our cabin was just across from a play area and pool and the laundry, plus i had a pc right near the play area so i could check my emails and see what the kids were doing at the same time. i so didnt want to come back. anyway no rest for the wicked i need to go and get tea organised for when miss grace gets back from canberra. oh i have missed her.
luv ya's

Monday, October 12, 2009

NO not a handbag

hi all
i did it! i managed to convince ashley that he didnt need a handbag and an apron would be much more appropriate. i thought it would take a miracle but he loves his apron and he wears it everywhere.

i think he looks adorable in it. i am going to make one up for each of the kids as they will come in handy when doing craft etc.

luv ya's

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Family Reunion 2009

hi all
you have probally heard me mention one or two or several times lately that we were having a family reunion here in town. well saturday was the day and we had the best time. i got to catch up with so many that i dont normally get to see which was unreal. the food was delicous and just soooo plentiful and the company was second to none. i think we will have to do another one in 5 years. anyway i thought you might like a few pictures.


max, joan, bruce, jill and bob. my great aunts and uncles.

me,sally, josie,nick and mathew.my cousins.


me,kristen,sally,nick,josie,matty and kathy joking around. sorry kristen for sticking my big head in the way.

the whole skewes crew.


luv ya's

Friday, October 9, 2009

oh so naughty

hi all
do you feel like being a bit naughty. not the strip your husband down and pour honey on him naughty but pure self indulgence naughty.
at the last retreat someone made some really yummo caramel slice biscuits thingies and they are very addictive. well i have a family reunion tomorrow and thought i would try to do something similar. take a look at this mouth watering little snack....
all you do is heat up your butternut biscuits til they are soft and pliable. then i poured caramel (from a can, and yes ladies i know it is cheating but hey still tastes great), then i pour some chocolate on. omg i am in heavan. twenty kilos heavier but in heaven lol.
luv ya's

Thursday, October 8, 2009

signature madness

hi all
i had an ah ha moment today. i was chatting on the 3 angels scrapping forum and i noticed this woman mistra was making the most wonderful signatures for other ladies. i had to find out how she did it so i asked a few questions and low and behold it is really not too difficult and i had all the software here already to go and no idea on how to use it pmsl. so the banner up the top is now my new signature on every forum pmsl. i love it. i must the be the dog that isnt too old to learn new tricks.
luv ya's

another creation

hi all

yep i have done it again and even astonished myself at how quickly this one came together. this one is for grace. we went to spotlight today and she picked the material herself. i love the butterflies and i am actually just a tad jealous of how beautiful it is. lol. mum wants one now but she really can wait for hers. i have other things i want to get to first.

luv ya's

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

i is so proud of moi


hi all
yep i am going to shout from the top of my lungs how clever i am lol. i have just made a baby shower pressie for a dear friend of mine. it is really really cute and i love it. the big thing is i made it by sewing. now for some of you that not be a big thing but for me that is huge. i am one of the worse sew people in the world. i suck at it big time. i saw this though and thought gee i really should give it a go what have i got to loose right (apart from my mind). well i went to spotlight yesterday and i was lucky to find a lovely girl who helped me so much. i asked heaps of questions (stupid ones like what is interfacing lol) she explained things to me in english and i walked out $50 poorer but confident i could do it. anyway to cut a long story short i stayed up til 3.30am getting most of the bag done and finished it this morning all up i think it took me around 6 to 7 hours to make which isnt too bad considering i had to measure everything in inches and only had a small ruler pmsl. so here it is my creation and i love it love it love it. grace has ordered one so next week we are going to go and find some material to make one just for her. i will check the blog where i got the pattern from and let you all know later.


can i just add a big thankyou to those who have been leaving comments lately. i love reading what you all have to say about stuff.

luv ya's

Monday, October 5, 2009

cards galore

hi all
i thought i might share my entries for world card making day with you all.

the first is for the allcraftz challenge. i have used a beautiful stamp from stamping up and embossed with american crafts clear embossing powder. i then used alcohol inks over the image and then ironed the embossing powder off again. i love the effect it gives.
second is my entry to darkroom door. i have used one of their amazing stamps ( i so need to own more of these) and alcohol inks. i love the silver mixative. very yummo.



last but not least is my inkurable stampers entry. we had to make a card that opened in a different manner. this is what i came up with. i love it. i must give credit to someone in stamping and papercraft magazine (very old issue) who originally made one of these. i will definatly be making more of these as i think they would be great for invites.
luv ya's

Saturday, October 3, 2009

world card making day

hi all
yes you read right it is world card making day. i cant beleive they have a day for this but hey who am i to interfere lol. if you are lacking in things to do you should have a look at some of these sights.
so what are you waiting for. stop reading my exciting posts and go create will ya.
luv ya's