Tuesday, March 23, 2010

A Gardener's Journal

picture stolen from Chookyblue

Ever wanted to do Anni Downs' "A Gardener's Journal" but never got around to it, or started and then lost motivation?

Well now is your chance to join along with all the fun.

The goal is to have it completed by GDITC 2011 (date to be advised).

Interested? Check this out


Sunday, March 21, 2010

Card Making

I had 4 whole hours home alone today!! It was bliss. I made cards. The colours are more vibrant in real life and the embossing is not showing in the scan but I am pleased with them!

Thanks for looking, Jodie

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Rose Pink Goodness

It is my Nan's 96th birthday today, and these cupcakes are for dessert. Yummo!!

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Monday, March 08, 2010

A little bit disappointed.....

But a finish is a finish! It is not as round as I would have like, but I can lay some of the blame on the square cushion insert! The back has more stitches in the final rows than the front, so I had to put a little tuck in it. But still it is my first attempt and it is usable.

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Sunday, March 07, 2010

Taking advantage....

..... of a break in the weather.

the sun came out this afternoon!

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Saturday, March 06, 2010


We are still lovin our moonwalks. The full moon for February was last Sunday night. We had been out for dinner with family and school was the next day so we had to make it quick. Again the clouds made it tricky but the lights reflected in the water were beautiful.

You can check out our previous moonwalks here and here.


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Thursday, March 04, 2010

so how is the knitting going?

Do you remember back in December I wanted to learn to knit? Well a little progress has been made, but not many photos have been taken.

I found this cotton at my local op shop for 50c and have knitted it up in plain stitch. I like plain. I can do plain. Plain is my friend.

With this cream that mum started me on originally, I have undone it so many times. I tried the design like Inga and I kept getting out of whack and although pretty (I thought) it definately wasn't looking like it should. In the end I tried to stick with what I think is called Stocking Stitch, a row of plain and a row of purl? But then again, I kept forgetting what I was up too, and would have two rows the same and anyway you get the picture.

Then I decided to try circular needles and as you can see what I bought was too small, and it is just to fiddley for me to be bothered.

So then Inga started working on a crochet ripple, that she found on Lucy's sight. WOW, Lucy is amazing, I love her colours and her tutorials are so easy for a beginner. So mum lent me a crocher hook and the mint and I gave it a whirl. Kinda got it.

So then I found myself at Spotlight and the red was $1 each, and the green $2.99 so I splurged and decided I was ready for a larger ripple and I would make a cushion. I think you can see, that I wasn't ready and I will be undoing that and starting again.

But in the mean time I was at my local op shop again, and the two varigated balls below were only 50c each. NO IDEA what I will do with them but at that price.........

During the same trip, the two balls below where also only 50c each, and with Lucy's tutorial, I am pleased to finally have sometihng to show. This one is now larger and I am ready to start on the back.


Thankyou Narelle

From Rells Place for giving me this award.


Wednesday, March 03, 2010

What happened in February?

Not much blogging, but lots of other stuff.

Orange, Chocolate, Banana and Donut cupcakes.

Birthday parties and pencil rolls.

Theme parks and swimming carnivals.

card making, sewing and some other crafty goodness.

Hope you had a good February too.

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