Saturday, August 21, 2010

Tamar's Giveaway

Tamar from Tarisota is having a great giveaway at the moment (which will be drawn today so be quick!) Head over here to her blog to enter... you could win this amazing book - gotta get me one of those, that's my kind of cooking  :)

You could also win this... soooo gorgeous. I could use a major mojo kickstart like that!

Good Luck!

Monday, August 2, 2010

reclaiming my space!

I have spent the most part of today de-cluttering, clearing and clearing out 2 of our 3 bedrooms... started first off with the kids room, which wasn't too bad as I did a massive clean only a few weeks ago... just a lot of rubbish and things that just needed to be put away. here's the results... not too many toys are in here, most are downstairs in a wicker-drawer sideboard thingy under the stiars since they mostly play downstairs or outside.

Then I moved onto the spare room, which we use as an office/craft room. Since we moved here 8 months ago I have hardly created anything in this room, it always felt so un-inspiring and I just didn't want to be up here away form everything. I tried to remedy this by moving all my craft stuff (or the most used things) down to the dining room (which really is very small - it's just an alcove off the breakfast bar) That worked for a while but didn't take me long to get sick of the kids getting into everything and always wanted to paint whenever I sat down! SO today I took on the task of clearing all the junk out, vacuuming all the collected dust (gosh it's dusty up in the Top End - quite incredible!) and then bought all my craft stuff back's what it looks like now.

the desk... sewing machine set up on left and crafting area on the right. so loving the light from the window and as we are up so high and facing south from here we get the most spectacular breeze through the open window. I am going to fill that wall above the sewing machine with all sorts of art... just need a trip to Bunnings for some hooks! (do you like my attempt at comfy seating? lol. really need a new office chair!)

the area behind - to the left of the desk... hubbys study shelf, the filing cabinet (which is great height to keep paper drawers I don't want kids getting into) and the change table and isaac's clothes... no room in kids room for that!

album storage, light box and my big sideboard / credenza with pigeon holes... so love this! it's a bit of a mess at the moment, that's on my list to do this week! too tired now! I keep all sorts of scrapping things in the pigeon holes, mostly stuff I need out of kids reach like stamps, inks, paints, photos etc

Feeling very inspired to create now, which is the result I was hoping for as I'm about to launch my own home-based business... going to be making a whole bunch of things to be sold on Really looking forward to it. Have almost got my logo and banners etc all worked out and then will get to work creating! Stay tuned!

Friday, July 23, 2010

my Darwin Show entries...

Have been pretty busy this week getting things ready to enter into the Royal Darwin Show... of course I leave it to the last minute don't I?! Good excuse though, lol... had to pay entry fees on last day of school last term and deliver entries 1st day of school this term so had 4 weeks of school hols to get it done! ie no me time!!

Anyway, we went along today and had a ball and found out I won first prize in one of the categories! So happy, it was my fave layout plus I spent freaking hours stitching that flourish in the corner!! Won $15 cash prize...

Here's a few others I did - didn't get anything for these, never mind, maybe next time  :)

This is my gorgeous nephew Leo... black & white challenge layout


Was a little bit disappointed not to get a plce for these cards but only because I spent soooooo long stiching those frames, lol.

(seems blogger is playing silly buggers again with the images but you get the idea)

And this was Leroy's entry in the kids section... he didn't get a plce but was happy to see his picutre on the wall with a participation award on it... (this is sideways too)

Monday, July 5, 2010

it's been too, too long

it has been a long time since I last updated here.. been hanging out too much on Facebook, lol. I have been doing some scrapping... not a whole lot but perhaps a few pages each week, just whenever I feel like it. It has been nice to have no pressure and just create when I like. No photos of anything though, but I will! I am also working on something else.... here's a little teaser of something I have 'cooking'... any guesses? Is anyone still reading after such a long MIA period?

Sunday, May 2, 2010

I finally scrapped!!!!!!!!!

OMG what a long drought that was... with everything that went on in late 2009 I lost my mojo. Think it might have been packed somewhere when we moved house just before xmas, then we went interstate for 3 weeks and since we've been back life has been a tad chaotic. Anyway last night I decided enough was enough and scrapped the few photos I had laying around... here's the results.

This first one is of Leroy at 6.5 months (so cute!) and my SIL Aretha... the kids call her Aunty Reefa!

This is my grandparents (my mum's parents) He passed away 3 years after this was taken.. he was 48 and I was 7 years old. We have very few photos of him so when we recenty found a little plate from Dreamworld with this photo on it we were very happy! I miss her terribly too - she has been gone for 7 years now. The saddest thing about her young passing (she was 69) was that she never got to hold her great-grandchildren. I don't say 'see' as I do feel her presence a lot still  :)

Off to Harvery Norman shortly to get some photos printed - I've been bitten by the scrap bug again! happy dancing here! Back soon...

Monday, December 14, 2009

and the winner is....

Rachel (aka Pepper)!!

I went through every single comment again (all 62 of them - you girls rock!!)  and wrote your name down on a sheet of paper every time you commented. You also got an extra entry if you are following me  ;) Then I cut them all up, put them in a big bowl and got Leroy to choose a winner.

Your parcel is already on it's way Rach - I had a huge pile of things to send and got to the PO before I was able to get on here to update!

This is what's winging it's way to you... no time to list everything but you get the idea. I had a box and I just kept putting stuff in till it was full, then pulled it all out to take the photo. Hope you like it.

Thanks so much to everyone who has played along with me, I appreicate every single comment - makes me so happy. {{{hugs}}}

Off in a tick to go and pick up the moving truck and got the keys earlier today, so I'll see you on the other side... not sure how long I'll be offline - this is the NT after all where NT stands for Not Today, Not Tomorrow, Not Tuesday, Not Thursday, rofl!

Hope you all have a wonderful Christmas and Happy New Year  :)

Sunday, December 13, 2009

12 days of chirstmas winner....

will be drawn and announced tomorrow. So sorry for the delay - I have been madly packing up my scrap stash today (amoungst a million other things) and now have a nice big box full of stuff for the winner! Some brand new from that shopping spree and other stuff that I know you'll love. I'll have pics and the winner tomorrow morning sometime. Make sure you email me your addy if you are not on the LSBS RAK list - I want to post it tomorrow arvo if possible as I'm moving house Tuesday!