Saturday, June 27, 2009

some recent LOs

Here are some LOs I've been working on recently.

This is for my CyberCrop challenge at Hybrid-
photo is of my DH as a baby

This one is the digi challenge example-

and this was for the Blind Scrap challenge so if you are a Hybrid girl and you havent finished this yet, DON'T PEEK!

Tuesday, June 23, 2009


So Kerryn tagged me to play this fun game!

8 Things I Look Forward To:

1. my husband coming home from work
2. first coffee of the morning
3. getting the kids off to school
4. peace and quiet when the kids are in bed
5. Sunday morning breakfast
6. scrapping in peace
7. the new series of Dr Who
8. spring

8 Things I Did Yesterday
1. scrapped
2. created a forum
3. washed and washed
4. read some of my book
5. posted 2 exciting parcels
6. had 2 glasses of wine
7. did some eBay shopping
8. sorted my scrap desk a bit

8 Things I wish I could Do
1. move away from here
2. win Lotto and move
3. get this forum and gallery working by tomorrow
4. keep a tidy house
5. turn back time
6. scrap better
7. live near my Nana
8. be brave and do something amazing

8 Things Or Shows I've Watched Lately
1. Bones
2. Castle
3. Underworld Rise of the Lycans (complete rubbish)
4. Curious Case of Benjamin Button
5. AFL on the weekend
6. news
7. Funniest home videos
8. Dr Who

rusty pickle amazing race

I JUST found out that my bloggie-friend Tiff is in the RP Amazing Race! You can follow along through the RP blog here

or through Facebook

There are going to be some incredible and inspirational projects featured here, from these very talented ladies -- but all my cheering will be saved for Tiff!!

Saturday, June 20, 2009


our poor old Pajero finally succumbed to old age. We bought her second-hand back when I was pregnant with Jack (2001) and she had done some hard miles since then.
Jules started looking for a replacement, and found one in Perth. He went down this weekend and came home with


nice, huh?

It's so flash inside, the centre console has 3 layers! and slides forward so the driver can use it as an armrest. It has a 6 stacker CD player and it is really comfy.
I took it for a drive today and it's lovely, much quieter than the old one.

I heart Pajeros!!!

Friday, June 19, 2009


So Katie didn't sleep well last night. She was all snobbly and kept waking up to blow her nose, usually crying as well.
This morning she is playing happily with Jack and still sniffing.
I have given her some cold medicine and she is nice and warm, but with whooping cough still going around town (the kids are on another 2 week break from school) here is what I am NOT going to do:
I am NOT going to take them into the shops. If I have to go, the kids will wait in the car.
I am NOT going to take them to the park, or any other public place.
I am NOT going to take them visiting, so they will not cough and sneeze all over someone elses' child.
And I am going to hope and pray that she hasnt picked up whooping cough from school.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

been scrapping

I've done a few LOs lately that I really love -- but cant upload pics cos they are all for challenges! so I'll have to wait till the Hybrid CC on the 26th June.
I also have a CJ to finish and some swaps to make -- a couple should be on their way back to me next week too so that will be exciting. The Inchies one in particular -- REALLY looking forward to seeing those!!

BYW if you have thought about using texture paste but not been brave enough to try, Marie is holding a class at Hybrid on Friday July 3rd. Come join us! our classes are always loads of fun!!

Friday, June 5, 2009


Well I had never heard of inchies a short time ago. One of the girls at Hybrid organised a swap, where we had to make 100 x 1 inch square pieces of chippie, decorated in one colour. I signed up late, so I got to go halves in both green and yellow, YAY! only 50 of each colour....
Actually it's easier than it sounds, once you have an idea what to do.
We send them off and then get back 100 inchies, 10 in each of the colours, which we can assemble to make a wall-hanging. I will post a pic of the finished product, however meantime here's a sneak-peek of the yellows and greens I made today.

PS sorry for the blurry pic, taken at night -- not that it would matter much, I need to take a photography class!

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

here's a wake-up...

Ever feel sorry for yourself? think you're hard done by? wish life had handed you a better deal? I do. I guess we all do, at least sometimes.
Read this.
Then thank God for everything good in your life.

whooping cough

So there is whooping cough in our school at the moment. And my kids are not immunised, so they have to be home for 2 weeks, apparently.

Now this means that people are asking me why they are not in school, and I'm having to say that they aren't immunised, which I normally keep pretty quiet for a couple of reasons.
Firstly, I have researched the whole immunisation question quite thoroughly, and I'm making an informed decision. I respect YOUR right to immunise, and I don't tell people all the stuff I've read unless they ask.
To me, it's a personal decision.
You may feel that immunising is the right and safe choice for your child -- I have lost a child, I do know the pain of burying a child -- and I still choose not to immunise, so clearly I feel equally strongly that it is not safe and not right for my children.

Yet there are a lot of people who will get right in my face and insist that I'm a bad parent, that I am endangering their children, that I don't love my own kids -- etc etc.
Pretty disconcerting, especially since I really try not to tell anyone how to live their lives.

So if you are one of those people who has strong opinions about immunisation, please please, keep it to yourself. Or at least respect the fact that I have a different view.

Monday, June 1, 2009


no school today! and it's a public holiday so no shops either -- therefore I declare today to be a JAMMIE DAY! and I am NOT getting dressed, I'm toasty warm and staying that way in my nice blue flannie jammies. AHHHHHH