Tuesday, December 29, 2009

All over for another year!!

I hope everyone in blogland had a fantastic Christmas!! My very first time cooking Christmas lunch seemed to go well, with the help of mum and my sister, and also my neice, who was a great little helper! The kids were up a 6am ( I did tell them to be up at 6 so I could put the pork in the slow cooker!) They were really pleased with what Santa got them. Hubby got me a new camera which I have been playing with...just need to purchase a macro lens and I'll be all set! A wasp stopped by to have his picture taken
Agapantha...just love taking a picture of them!

Gum blossom...another favourite!

Yes, another bee...I will be known in blogland as the lady who takes pictures of bees all the time! Lol! One thing that I have discovered about bees, is that no two bees are the same...from their markings and their attitude!

Even Jess didn't mind having her picture taken. Jess will be 2 in April, and is such a gentle natured golden retreiver.
I have been working on a Anni Downs stitchery, and will hope to have it finished soon. I was having sewing withdrawals, with all the preparations leading up to Christmas, I didn't have time to sew...but now its time to relax a bit.

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Merry Christmas !!!

Just a quick post, to wish everyone in blogland a safe and Merry Christmas!!!

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Lynette Anderson projects

I am sharing a few of Lynette Anderson projects today. As you know I have a 'thing' for bags (as we all do), but I also love making needlecases.
These are the books that the little needlecases were in...Sunflower Stitching and An Angels Wish

The punchneedle bag was in Homespun with a DVD tutorial. This bag comes with a little story....I made this bag a few years ago, and my mothers day present was to spend the day in my sewing room making it, while hubby looked after the kids and prepared the meals. It was such a great day of sewing and I was so pleased with it when I was finished that I had it on display in the lounge that night to admire!!! But as it turned out, my little girl (about kinder age then) also liked it & thought she might lay claim to it, and wrote her name with a pen on the pocket, bottom left hand corner!!! Yes there were tears, mostly mine, I was just so disappointed! That year sure was a memorable mothers day!!!!

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Gail Pans Xmas Stitchery

I really enjoyed making this stitchery of Gail Pans she has this free pattern on her blog. It was so good of her to take the time to design this for us!
Hope I haven't given you all the creepy crawlies? I was just quite intrigued by this spider in the garden, she had the most unusual colours on her underbelly...but I couldn't seem to get the right shot to capture her colours! There was a lot of flies, bugs and ants on the move when I took these pictures...I'm sure they knew of the big change in the weather! Warm yesterday (32 degrees) to about 19 degrees today with rain.
I didn't even see this Christmas beetle when I took the picture....

And these daisies come up every year...one of my favourites!

I hope your all having a great week

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Bees, Bugs and Flowers...

Sorry no sewing to show, but have taken a a few snapshots of whats happening in the garden. I love to get out in the garden and take pictures...So pleased the neighbours can't see, because most of these times I'm in my P'J's!
This particular Tea Tree is called 'Aphrodite'. A very appropriate name, as you can probably see...there sure was lovin' going on! Lol! It was just covered with these bugs...and bees!

I love this little 'Pincushion'...they just self-seed and pop up everywhere!

I'm still doing my daily notes on 25 days christmas journal, and will finish putting it together after Christmas. Its such a busy time of the year, trying to fit everything in. I have been going into my kids class as parent help, to do crafty things for Christmas as gifts. Still have cakes and puddings to make, and the house still needs a spruce up! I think a few more hours in the day are definately needed!

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Circle of Friends Table Topper!

I have been wanting to make this table centre for quite a while now, and when I received Anitas little birdie from the ornament swap, I knew I had to make it in matching fabrics from Rosalies fabric range. So now the little birdie can hang from my little Christmas tree, with a matching table centre underneath! I used a blue water erasable pen to trace the Angels halo...but had so much trouble removing it later...its just seemed to keep coming back to haunt me! I am definately going to try and avoid using it again!
I hope your all having a great week!

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

December Daily!

I had a go at making a 25 Days Christmas Journal. The only scrapbooking I've done, is Leanne Beasleys Journal, where I pretty much had step by step DVD to follow. So as I was fairly new to scrapbooking, and its already an expensive time of year, I decided to make do with what supplies I already had. The cardstock I had, wasn't very christmassy, but oh well!

So I started on the front cover, which I used cardboard from a shoe box and the back cover was cardboard from a dolls box. Yes, I have probably broken a few rules there, but I was quite happy once the edges were sanded! Ive just made a few blank pages and will go back and embelish later...probably after Christmas! Lol!