Thursday, June 30, 2011

My creative space

This week Ive had the knitting needles out....

Making wrist warmers for me....

At the markets last week I bought this gorgeous beanie....


 but its cold and I needed some wrist warmers... after scouring the internet to see if I could figure out what stitch the hat was.... I came up with these....



there are a few changes I might make to them..but they are warm and I love them....

And my little Miss 5 now wants some... so here's the first (very rough) one....

linking up with Our Creative SPaces...

Monday, June 27, 2011

Wordless Sunday

This Sunday...we said goodbye to our dear pet of 15 years.... our much loved Scully cat.....

linking up

Thursday, June 23, 2011

My Creative Space

This week my creative space is a hive of activity!

I am going to the markets tomorrow night with the lovely Becky!


I am really nervous and hope this will increase my confidence to make it a regular thing... I've only been getting up the courage for about 18 months!!


I still have some hand sewing to finish... and its pouring with rain so the stereo is cranked up and I'm going to sit in front of the heater and work away like a beaver!


wish us luck!!!

joining in with the amazing creative people over here at Our Creative Spaces

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Softies for Christchurch Update

Just a quick post today... I'll be back with more later...

but just wanted to let you know the Softies are on their way to Christchurch!!!

So excited, so grateful for all your support!!!

Christchurch is still going through a terrible time with lots of strong aftershocks. Our thoughts are with them everyday.

I will be back in a few days with a BIG post all about it!!! and all the wonderful people who are helping to make this happen.

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Wordless Sunday

this lovely boy helped me photograph and pack all 180+ softies for the children of Christchurch....

linking in with

Friday, June 17, 2011

Red Shoes Day

Today is Red Shoes Day, to chase away the winter blues...

check it out here

those who know me know of my love of all things RED!!!  especially my red shoes!!

So here's the pic again of my red shoes :)  Because I wear these babies nearly every day!!!

Got your red shoes on today????

Thursday, June 16, 2011

My creative space....

here's a cushion a made for my sister's birthday last month

My sister is the Op shop queen. She has scored so many Op Shop bargains over the years.

So this year, as I am trying hard to do a year of making gifts... I made her a cushion



The Doily is thrifted, the denim is thrifted. The inner is made of a thrifted pillow case.
(even the chair I photograph everything one is thrifted...my parents bought it for my youngest daughter and repainted it - I LOVE IT!!)

She loves her cushion(phew!).

I also grabbed a thrifted jar and filled it with buttons (as well as gluing a few on the top of the cork). Her and I have a little friendly competitiveness about our button collections.. of course mine is still better (hehe!)
whats happening in your creative space today?

linking up here at Our Creative Spaces.

Friday, June 10, 2011

Vlog on my Blog

The lovely Gail over at Delightfully Divaish has started a very cool Vlog Linky

I was certain I was not going to join in....but here I am on a rainy day procrastinating about doing housework...sooo... after about 100 takes... here's my first Vlog.... (cringe!!!)




Loving this week...

Linking up with PJs

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I wholeheartedly believe that no matter what is happening in your life, there is always something that you can be thankful for... no matter how simple it is.

I've missed a couple of weeks so its a big one this week....

This gorgeous little boy turning 8....

And waiting patiently for his postponed party after his big sister ended up here....
I am loving how WONDERFUL the ambulance and hospital staff were to my dear girl. I am so impressed. She had suspected appendicitis and is fine now... thankfully!!!

Loving parties that finally happen!

(more on the Lego party in another post)

Loving the 30 day photo challenge over at White Peach Photography which is taking me out of my comfort zone!!!


Loving some one on one time with my dear boy...being in the middle of two fiesty girls he doesn't get much one on one time... (and loving my Mum and Dad for having the girls for two nights!)

And loving these girls spotty legs.... yep, living vicariously through my kids....
And loving bloggy get togethers, skype, pinterest, beautiful friends, crafting, crocheting, heaters.... phew!

Wow, I have so much to be grateful for!!!!
what are you loving this week?

Thursday, June 9, 2011

30 Day Photography challenge Days 7 and 8

Wow, you lot are getting bombarded with posts from me this week!!

So Im still managing to keep up (just... ok Im a day behind!) with the photography challenge and really enjoying it...although it is challenging!!!

Day 7 - fruit
Day 8 - a bad habit

You can see more pics over here

Creative space - brooch making

Ive been busy making my brooch for the brooch swap over here.

It's my first time making brooches so I hope the recipient will like them. I got someone who is SUPER creative... gah- the pressure.
I used thrifted/vintagey type fabric, buttons and doilies.

This one is on a large self cover button....what an experience that was!

and this one is a whole lot of folding...and hot gluing ...and I have the burn marks to prove it.
Joining in with Our Creative Spaces

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Ahem...a new addiction

SO its seems I have a little wee addiction to Pinterest.

I actually signed up for Pinterest about 6 months ago and then put it in the too hard basket...until recently some bloggy friends started following me... and then some more... and then suddenly here I am...in love with all these beautiful images, great ideas and links and spending a lot of time on there..oops!


Because there I can find great ideas like these....



and gorgeous crocheting like this....

filling my love for red, aqua and white

getting ideas for an upcoming 10th birthday


oh there is just so much to love .....
oh how cute...
am I boring you yet???





so I could go on and on.....but I know you'd love to come on over and follow me on Pinterest and see all the other lovely things Ive been collecting on there!



See you at the PA meetings soon (hehe)

Bloggy love

Yesterday we had one of regular Whangarei Bloggers get together.

I missed the last one sadly, as I was ill, but wasn't going to miss yesterdays!

I always come away from our get togethers feeling like my love tank has been filled.



These girls are incredible. They are accepting, understanding and such a blessing in my life.
They may be new friends, found through our love of blogging, but they are fast and firm IRL (in real life) friends now.

Not many pictures were snapped because we are getting down to the business of just being IRL friends now ... hehe.

talking crochet....
enjoying the little ones....


 so thank you my beautiful bloggy friends... you each bring such a special quality to our get togethers.. I feel truly blessed.


and just an aside... I sign in through Blogger in Draft and Im getting to experience the new Blogger Dashboard...at first I was a bit freaked out - but now Im loving it!!

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

30 Day Photography Challenge Days 5 & 6

Day five : From a high angle
Day six : from a low angle
Both are from the party on the weekend.

joining in here

Monday, June 6, 2011

Wordless Sunday ..on Monday

because this is how we spent Sunday....
only a blogger would photograph their child in an ambulance... right?

Saturday, June 4, 2011

30 Day Photography Challenge - Day four

Day four... Green

Today I was stumped .. it was pouring outside - all day.

Then I was busy getting things ready for my son's birthday party tomorrow...
Green 'Lego' biscuits....

how do you photograph biscuits (at night?)...oh well... looking forward to a different challenge tomorrow....

Friday, June 3, 2011

30 Day Photography Challenge - day 3

Day 3 challenge - Clouds...
what do you do when its a raging storm outside... you cling to the deck railing and try to steady your camera and snap snap snap!!!


joining in with White Peach Photography 30 day Photography challenge

Thursday, June 2, 2011

30 Day Photography Challenge - Day two

Day two - What you wore

my new red sneakers....

although I couldn't decide which photo I like more.... so here's a couple more....

and playing with photoshop