Saturday, August 28, 2010

week's end

Hanging out with the family.
Watching little one, who is 2 in 2 week!

Amazing at how grown up Mr 4 is now. 

Sharing our home with family from down south. Staying with us for a family wedding today.

This little guy could quite possibly pass as one of mine

Although I think he thinks we are all mad lol!

Hope you are enjoying your weeks end xox

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

One packed of jelly crystals made up fits perfectly into 4 Tupperware snack cups!

And in other news.....I think.....the insurance claim.......IS FINISHED!! 
I think xox

Saturday, August 21, 2010

"Hello Chicken"

"Hello Chicken! What's that? You want to show me something?" (nothing to do with 'precious gifts'!)

"Please, can I see?"

"Oh so pretty!!"

"And what does mummy make from the pretty hexies?"

"Flowers!! So lovely!!"

"Mummy is so clever ;)" 

Teehee, making for Hexed 2010 hex a along xox

Friday, August 20, 2010

Election 2010

Found here

That's all I have to say about that xox

Wednesday, August 18, 2010


Frustrated that the insurance claim IS NOT finalized!!

Frustrated because that means we are living with furniture we can't use, waiting to be sanded and refinished. Which also means we cant unpack a lot of stuff.

Frustrated because I can't use my front door.

Frustrated because we don't have an Ikea and Bunnings had to special order in my storage for my stash. 2 week wait. Probably longer. So I'm living with my stash looking like this.

Frustrated because my beautiful red lounge is STILL sitting out the front waiting to be taken away. Along with all the other claim stuff.

Frustrated that I don't seem to be finishing anything at the moment! You know when you have so much on the go and nothing is getting done!? So frustrating!!

Frustrated that all I HAVE finished this month re sewing is this...

Which, although it is cute, and posted for the {sexy} hexie swap isn't much.

Frustrated that my machines are waiting to be picked up but because the insurance isn't sorted they are sitting there......all alone......waiting for me.

Oh and the washing! Frustrated that for the past 3 weeks, I have been averaging 4 loads a day because of all the new linen and towels!! And on more that one occasion I have had to re wash because there is a bird that likes to poo on my linen. True story.

And one last frustration. My beautiful, clever 9 year old has been replaced by some pre teen back chatting, rude stranger.....not sure the insurance lady can help with that.....or the pooping bird xox

Edit: It has been over 3 months 3 MONTHS since the fire!!

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

805g Nutri-grain DOES NOT fit in a Tupperware oval number 5.....

just so you know :) xox

Friday, August 13, 2010


We have something to sit on!!

A 2 seater and a 3 seater! Bliss after 2 1/2 months of sitting on chairs :) xox

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Shopping and more friends

There was shopping. Oh yes. Needless to say there will be no more 'But we had a house fire' comment from me to justify stashing. Hubby has put the foot down ;)

First up, Amitie! And they had a sale! Timed that well hey? ;)

Kei honeycomb

Spots, just because :)

1/2 price finds :)

Then Ikea. My first ever time there! Loved it!!

These lot were meant to cover up the new couches but they don't go. So will be used to make cushions instead.

Fun prints, just because :)

Ballarat Patchwork. Heaven on earth! 

A rainbow of fat 1/8's because, well, they are awesome!

2 lovely ladies gifted me some gorgeous patterns! Thank you :)

I also neglected to mention yesterday that I also managed to pop into my old sewing group. These lovely ladies are the reason I started blogging so it was very rude of me to forget. Hi Jacquie, Judy, Simone and Michelle!! Now comment lovely ladies!! I know you are reading ;)

Must run and continue unpacking and washing my new Tupperware!! Ekkkkk!! xox 

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Secrets, friends and 21st

There is one thing I do well. 
So naturally secrets are not something I 'do'!

But I did! I pull off a massive surprise for my family down south by going back for my brothers 21st. It was such a shock! My mother's screaming had my brother in a panic until he saw me! It was so worth the trip just to hear that screaming lol! I had a wonderful time. But sadly it is never long enough......

There is no way I could go down south without catching up with some of my favorite blogger friends. Though I think it is now safe to drop the blogger and just call them friends :) 

Me, Fi and Julie

Abbe and me :)

A fabulous meal, including vegetarian lasagna for Kate, and a sleepover. Loads of silly grown up girls giggling. Perfect night to make up for months of crazy house fire rot :)

I also managed to have a very long lunch with some Ballarat bloggers, Rachel and Jodie. Such awesome chicks. And man, I miss Ballarat! Great food. Great people. Great op shops. Even in the 12 degrees. And Ballarat Patchwork!! Gosh! I think they are just might be my favorite Victorian fabric shop.

I did shop. Oh yes.....but you'll have to wait till tomorrow. Need to go and spend time with my amazing family xox 

Thursday, August 5, 2010

my creative space

Quilting on the fly this week! Busy stitching this lovely up.
Finally worked out, with a little (lot of) help from a very clever friend, how to make this lady square!! 
Going to be very hard to say good bye :(

And for those of you who are lucky enough to live in Melbourne Amitie are having a sale day tomorrow. I so so SO wish I could go......

More spaces over here xox