Wednesday, December 22, 2010

A Huntin' We Did Go ....

And some light we did find. Well a crap load of light actually. We Went to This House again this year cause it is sooooo good and it's only 10mins away! Brock was upset again this year as we didn't want to stand around in the long line for him to have a ride on the train.
He is also at the age where it is just not cool to pose for happy snaps for your daggy mother. :(

Mark and Heath are in the background (right) of this one, apparently they don't think it is cool to pose for my photos either. :(

And this is a foam machine with laser lights through it. You come out looking snowed on.

Tuesday, December 21, 2010


This was the result of Brocks idea for this years Chrissy cards.

Now he has greater empathy for how frustrating it is to work with uncooperative children!

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Woooo - Hoooo!

2010 Chrissy cards are finally done and gone-ski! So with not much else other those on the go lately I have nothing crafty to share. (sad face) ... but here is one pic of the many that were taken for this years cards.
Although it is sooooo cute .... (as everything involving my boys is *wink) .... it just didn't make the cut!

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Just do it!

I have a bad habit of stressing over LO's for sometimes days (and months) at a time, worrying over every little detail. So lately in an attempt to reduce my ever growing stash I have taken on the ''just stick the damn thing down" approach! If it works - great, if it doesn't - who cares really. I think it has been working for me so far... This LO came about because I just wanted to use that chipboard filigree thingo - I love it when something just comes together without a plan and kind of surprises you, that is what makes craft fun for me!!!

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

cHubBy cHeEks

mY loVe LovE ....

Pure irresistible milky soft goodness!

He is just soooo yummy!

Monday, November 22, 2010

Little Miss Sweetness

My Niece Tyler enjoying homegrown sweet cherry tomatoes picked fresh from our garden.

Photo taken 15-8-10

Monday, November 15, 2010

Favourite time of day

Hair disheveled, eyes wide and bright, face expressionless, skin milky and smoochable, a little clumsy and groggy, quietly contemplative, calm, beautiful ...
.... Heath has just woken from his afternoon nap .....

photo taken 12-11-10

Friday, November 12, 2010

Canvas luvin

I LURVE doing these canvases - I HATE doing the frames as there is too much measuring involved and i Hate maths ... and there is too much power tool usage needed, I have a bit of a power tool phobia that comes with being a bit clumsy by nature.

The individual canvases measure 15cm x 15cm.

The middle bit is painted Fimo clay with pearls to hide the crappy join - I really do suck at maths and wood work!

This little heart under my name was a gift from Brock, he found it at daycare and kept it safe all day to give to me. I included it here because it is so special and I didn't want to loose it.

Monday, November 8, 2010


Another among my fave things atm is damask, just cant get enough of ém. Fee handed this one in the background then black kindy glitzed it.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Rainy Day Blues

A good cure for this depressingly dull weather -
just go mega freakin' bright.

I do love this weather though, I'm just having a little trouble adjusting to being caged up with two very active little boys. At least this house doesn't flood like our previous house, but does get a bit sloshy and muddy outside witch doesn't combine well with my dirt phobia!

Friday, October 8, 2010

Colour Me Happy

I can never get enough of Pink and Black!

.... and flourishes .... can never have too many flourishes!

This is a large canvas btw!

Monday, October 4, 2010

The Candles Lie

Two of my Gorgeous Nephews celebrated their Birthdays on the First of this month.
Brock and Heath helped me make Cupcakes to share with Ethan, who did not turn 4 as the candles suggest. He is a much more (ahem) mature 11 ...!

Then we celebrated on Saturday with this little hunk of sweetness. Although he is quite advanced, Eli did not turn 6 as the candles suggest. He is now a big 2 ...!

How C-U-T-E is he here?

Monday, September 27, 2010

One Down ....

... And about a hundred more to go! That is the feeling I get every time I finish a LO!
This one did satisfy me though, witch is always a good feeling!

He is my Boooooootiful!

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

On a rainy day ......

What could be better than a little PS play!

Not entirely happy with how they turned out, but I'm still learning!
A clearer original would have been better but wondering around outside in the wet with my camera a two mischievous little people in tow doesn't seam like a good idea.

I think I better get something a little more constructive done now!

Monday, September 20, 2010

For My Farrrr-zarrrrrr...

^^^^ Obviously I couldn't think of a title AGAIN!
This was just a card for Fathers day a few weeks ago.
I do have a few creative things on the go atm and I will take photos if I ever finish any of them!!
But for now this will just have to suffice!

Monday, August 30, 2010

Using just one of many photos taken for Brocks 5th Birthday.
The Divine Miss Amber ......

Photo taken;

Friday, August 20, 2010


.... Because he is so beautiful and because I feel this blog needs some kind of update!

This photo was taken last Summer - it is a bit too chilly to be letting him run round the back yard all wet and starkers lately ... although if he had his way I think that is exactly how he would like to spend all his days!

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

OH so Girly!

Another little something for the bare walls using that transfer technique. I went a bit overboard on the feminine stuff here (I just can't help myself) so I'm thinking this one is going to have to be hidden away in my craft room as I really don't think this is quite to Marks taste. :-D

Monday, June 28, 2010

It's not a matter of there being nothing creative happening around here, It is just a matter of me being too lazy to blog about it! :-)

Monday, June 21, 2010

Self portrait

I spent a gorgeous sunny Sunday afternoon trying to get some shots of my boys happily playing in the back yard. Heath still has a camera obsession and just screams and cries if I don't share it with him. So after he had his usual tantrum and stole my sunnies and threw them on the ground I found that this was the only thing to take a photo of that was actually willing to cooperate with me.

Until he realized that I was having a bit too much fun doing that without him too!

Wednesday, June 16, 2010


I have done an experiment that actually turned out OK!
I am pretty tired of looking at all the blank walls around the house, I have so many ideas of what I want to hang on them but the shops are just not producing what my head is imagining! I confess that it has been quite a few years since I had done a canvas and the old dark moody tattoo inspired ones produced in my teens just aren't doin 'it for me anymore.

While working on a much larger one I thought I would give an old transfer technique a go. So I dug out these 6 little canvases that i have had stashed away for years and wouldn't ya know ..... it bloody worked!!!! I loved them so much I even made the frame all by myself (well Heath did help a bit) It is not perfect by any means but I'll just label it shabby chic and that will make it acceptable ;-) . I also used a metallic paint so in the right light they really shine. Now I have so many ideas I can't wait to start some more!

Butterfly images from internet and flourishes by Rhonna Farrer.

Wednesday, June 2, 2010


I think I have a photo of Amber hoeing into a cake like this at almost every birthday party! .... I wonder if she stops to take a breath!

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Better late than never!

This is the card I made for my Mother for Mothers Day a few weeks ago .... a little late, but she was off gallivanting across the countryside doing the whole 'gray nomad ' thang at the time.

Monday, May 17, 2010

So Growed-up!

This is my big boy ready for his first day at 'school' (day care) a few weeks ago, he has grown so much in the last year. He has grown out of most of last years winter clothes - even though i do try and buy all his clothes a couple of sizes too big ..... it is sad that he is growing so fast and becoming more independent, he really isn't my little baby any more .... he is an adventurous, imaginative, inquisitive, talkative and very active boy and I couldn't be prouder!

... and
BOISTEROUS - very, very ..... BOISTEROUS.

.... and the massive bag only has a small cot sheet for 'rest time' and a change of clothes but displaying your superhero appreciation is of the utmost importance dontcha know.

Monday, May 10, 2010