Sunday, February 24, 2013

Birthday Gifts Stash

 Starting my Birthday gift stash for 2013. These little beauties will be transformed into slipper pouches ... one is for myself, to be place in my l can be more organized when traveling. The others for...
 Inspired by Home Spun Mag ..... A trip to remember POM.  This lovely little umbrella is on my lingerie pouch.

Friday, February 22, 2013

Gift for Illene

 Have finial had the time and chance to get into my sewing room to finish off some very special and personal little Christmas gifts for my Secret Santa Sack friend for 2012.  Yes l know Christmas has come and gone but my machine was not
co-operating with my computer.  Will be in the post first thing on Monday. Merry Belated Christmas.

Monday, February 18, 2013

Weekend At Bribie Island

 Last weekend Hubby and l were planning on having a weekend away in Caloundra on the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, but at the last minute son number three came along to view a car he was interested in which was in Brisbane, so he had to come along on our weekend away as it is about 2 hours away and we had no intention of driving him home again.....then leaving on our weekend.

It rained from the time we hit the outskirts of Brisbane on the north side. Didn't let up so we decide to have lunch at Redcliffe then on to Bribie Island deciding it was not worth going any further due to the weather forming off the coast....which was a very good call as it so happened.

We stayed in this very nice house on the canal in Pacific Habour on Bribie Island. We spent our time looking around the Island and were impressed as to what they have to offer...Deep sea fishing, 4 wheel driving, Surf beach and at least two other family beaches, golf courses and most of the Island is a National Park.

Even though the weather was not the best we still enjoyed our time away.

Cooking 101.

 Have had a lovely day cooking as the weather is wet cold and not at all pleasant.  Sitting around in track suit pants and slippers. Looking through cook book last night.
 Made Meringues, Walnut fudge, Passionfruit slice, Raspberry drops cookies, Mud cake still in oven so took picture from magazine,  ......hubby made Zucchini slice. Also have Eco pot cooking away with and Indian chicken curry for tonight's dinner. All done and dusted cleaned away all the pot pans cake trays and now l feel it is time for a cuppa and some show and tell.Looking forward to the eating when the children arrive home from work and school.

Saturday, February 9, 2013

The Week That Has Been!

 Firstly the swag l made in a previous post has finally been hung up in my sewing room very happy girl now.
 New hedge planted around front of house to try and stop the many thousands of  visitors from trampling the front of our house, when they cut the corner on their eager way to see the winning gardens in our street each year.
 Another secret project being hatched. Will have to wait to see the out come.
 Started watching the Block again it always pulls me in. Which means changing things around in my home again.
 New bed linen wall art cushions etc.
 New colour being introduce into the lounge area. The family are happy that it is not more green. There is going to be a splash of turquoise throughout the living areas this year.  Wish me luck.
Last but by no means least still working on the Christmas decorations for my good blog friend Illene. Has definitely been a week of mixed efforts. Been watching too much of my kitchen rules also, spending way to much time looking through cook books.  Hope to achieve more next week in the craft sewing area.