Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Singing in the Rain

Had a lesson today making a night shirt with iron on vinyl.  Was fast and rewarding once we figured out how to mirror image the writing. The picture doesn't do the project justice it looks wonky but l can assure you it is on straight. Must have been the way l folded the shirt. was in a hurry to post.
 My eldest son came for a visit for Christmas and stayed for a few weeks.  Be sorry to see him go at the end of the week.  He plans on returning home to live.

Am off to Melbourne myself to house sit for a friend, great timing as we are going down for my mothers 80th.  Will be loads of family and friends to catch up with.

Tuesday, January 8, 2019

New Year New Project

Starting off the New Year with this lovely colourful Project.
 (Dancing Umbrella) A pattern l bought from Laundry Basket Quilts a few months back and have been excited about.
After buying a layer cake of very colourful batiks and some white /off white background fabrics.
Started cutting and applying heat and bond to the batik fabrics. Scanned the pattern into my Scan N Cut and proceeded in cutting all 42 Umbrella's out. This process took some days to complete.
This is a temporary layout only wanting to see the play of the colours.  Have a way to go before l start to adhere the applique to the background squares and trim to size.

Nora our cat is very partial to running across the fabrics and playing with the design. So will have to press when she is in bed for the night.     Will keep you all updated as l progress.

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Christmas Is Just Around The Corner.

Christmas Cards For 2018.
With Christmas just around the corner l thought l would make time to produce my own unique set of cards for family and friends this year.  l also have the opportunity to make two packs of cards one for my Sister and Mother to give out to there friends.  So l will need to get a wriggle on.   

 These are my favorite ones atm.
 Keeping it simple which l find is always best.

Made from one 5.5 x 5.5 paper pack. A cost of $3.00 on sale. plus card to make 5x5 card bases.

Having a great deal of fun as well.

Thursday, August 30, 2018

Precious Memories

 Whilst making another card came across this ultra sound picture in my sewing room. Don't know why it was out there fading away. But new l had to do something with it.

Made up another card  this time it will be just to keep the picture safe for future viewing. Will place tissue paper over photo  hopefully to slow down the ageing process.
Embellished with a couple of stickers the date of the picture along with the name of the child.  Added one of my scrap paper windmills as a closer.

Now to put into the appropriate tub to go the the new owner.

Gift Cards

 Started this card previous post run out of crafting time. So today decided to complete before packing away craft tubs.
 Designing on the go turned this card into a gift box type for my sister who is going through issues at the moment. Nothing serious but thought she could use some cheering up just the same.
Another card completed. Will write a note and stick it in the pocket l will make for the back. Ready for posting.

Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Gift Pillow Box

 Made these lovely little Pillow Gift Boxes.
Great for adding a gift for a friend or  just a little thank you. Will fit a scarf,  chocolates or even homemade cookies. You could dress them up with flowers.
 The ladies selection soft & pretty maybe even slightly romantic. Always nice to receive a small gift in the mail of over the fence. 

Sending a few to my Mum as she likes to send out thank you's to her neighbors, who keeps an eye open for them.
 Young children like things playful and not predictable, something amusing.

With these ones will get dual purpose with Halloween around the corner.
 This is the male selection very suitable in our family. Add a tie or pair of socks, gift card/money etc.

Made a total of 29.

Took 3 minutes to make boxes and a further 10 to make outer lace cover.
This is the next project l will be working on more gift cards/boxes.

Starting to get more use out of my Scan 'N' Cut.

Sunday, August 26, 2018

Rescue Cat

 Meet Nora the newest addition to the family. She is 7 years old and likes to keep to herself mostly, but of a night becomes more active and enjoys a pat on her terms.

 Only been with us for 24 hours, she has such a beautiful nature. Likes to eat and walk around her new environment. Not one for having her picture taken but l manage a couple.
Think being in an older quieter household is going to suit her.

Sunday, August 19, 2018

Friday Night Craft Session.

 Started my Friday with a walk around the garden mentally making a list of chores for the weekend. My beautiful Magnolia was out in bloom, a sure sign spring is arriving early this year.

 Have been watching the plants in the garden came alive with colour this is an Australian native l purchase last year that survived the dogs in the back yard after l fenced it off. Thank goodness the dogs have moved out with sons to there new homes.  The dogs have too much energy.
 Friday night started to make a few paper windmills from scraps, for future cards and present embellishments.  Using up as much paper as possible and storing.
 Got a start on Halloween decorations for home and for 2 of my sons, who have always enjoyed throwing a party. 
Making costumes for the grand babies.

Going out to purchase a number of plastic tubs to store decorations in for the years events. Such as Valentines, Easter, St. Patrick's Day, Chinese New Year, Halloween, Melbourne Cup, Christmas.

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Dress Ups.

This is my beautiful Granddaughter who has just turned 3.

 Loves to dress up, dance and sing along with her favorite shows.  Lost count how many times l have sat through Moana with her when visiting the family in Melbourne.

"B" is just adorable.

Sneak peek at what l am making for the grand babies for Halloween.  Any time is a good time to have fun.

We have had a few change overs in the street with the older folks moving on to retirement villages and the younger families moving in so l need to be ready.

Sunday, July 29, 2018


Have spent the weekend looking through boxes sorting and putting together sons school pictures, school reports with everything from kindergarten drawings to scarp books with their birthday cards from first birthday until approximately their tenth. 
So they can take with them on their life's journey, knowing how much we enjoyed sharing their beginnings. Look forward to their continued growth as young men and starting their own families and careers.
As we all know, life is short and must be enjoyed. The past is only the foundation to the rest of your life and the people we meet along the way and the experiences we have can only help to form us into who we become.  Sharing caring and loving my family.

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Calendar Project SNC

Firstly cut out Numbers then paste in mounts.
 Then cut out Months and paste in mounts. Changing colour of mounts as you please.
 You guested it cut out days of the week and paste in mounts.
One extremely easy project. Bit tacky with all the glue but not to messy.
Purchased board from Bunnings and found easel at craft store on our travels. Now to sort through Hubby's shed for small bulldog clips. (Without getting caught). LOL.
Good find hopefully they are not missed too soon.
Now all l need to do is source out an eraser, to remove my guide lines.

This little beauty will sit in Sean's study to remind him and me, how long until he heads back over to the USA.  As he is thinking of moving to Texas for work. 

Somewhere else for me to visit.

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Friendly Visitors.

 As you can clearly see we had a few friendly visitors this morning.
Normally they wouldn't get the opportunity to land as  Roxy sons no.4 dog would stalk and chase them for sport.
But now that she has moved out with son no 4 the yard is once again free to roam.
This is an update on garden in repair now it is a dog free zone.  Well at least for now until we need to dog sit. LOL.

Wednesday, July 4, 2018

Birthday Card

 Today l decided to make a couple of Lego Birthday Cards.

 One for my Grandson who will be 8, the other my Great Nephew who will be 1.  Both to celebrate their birthdays in July.

Cut the card stock so l could get the most out of my material. Made them portrait so they stand and display full face.

Used the Bother SNC and different coloured card for impact.
 Double mounted .

So happy with how they turned out. Another quick project.