Monday, November 23, 2015
On Saturday night we had our work's Christmas Party/ Farewell Party. So I spent most of the week getting my head around feeding 30 people or so...in the midst of our house/building site.
I tried out a new recipe - Mango, Raspberry Trifle. Easy to throw together, especially if you've made the custard before. Recipe is here http://www.taste.com.au/recipes/41641/mango+raspberry+and+passionfruit+trifles
Wednesday, November 4, 2015
Just a random picture of our cat, Willow. I read recently that black cats are the last to get adopted at shelters/the pound and the theory is it's because they don't photograph well for our Instragram/Facebook filled lives. How sad is that?
Our girl Willow came from the pound, and I think she appreciates her life now as she is happy to be carried everywhere, dressed up, made to sit in cubby houses. I appreciate her as she's the least demanding member of the family!
Sorry I've been missing in action. It has been very hectic around here, with lots of "extra" stuff to get done. Saw this GIF and thought it pretty much sums up my life at the moment!
Friday, October 23, 2015
On the last school holidays we headed off to travel the Great Ocean Rd. It was a lovely trip with beautiful scenery, even if it did involve lots of driving...4500kms approximately. By the end we had a very low tolerance of any "are we there yet" type phrases....ha ha
We saw lots of fields of canola as we whizzed past.
So after a quick overnight stop on the way, our first place to visit was Ballarat. After a quick detour here ..
We then headed off to Sovereign Hill...a recreation of a Gold Rush village. Great place to take the kids...historical, educational and fun!
There is an area to pan for gold, here's our haul...
Not quite enough to buy that private jet yet! *grin*
Then we headed off to see the beautiful scenery of the Great Ocean Rd.
Some environmental art...
Apollo Bay. We stayed at some self contained cabins there which were wonderful.
The Twelve Apostles. Unfortunately only 9(?) still exist. Huge amount of tourists were here at the same time as us...it was a case of "dodge the selfie stick"!
Bay of islands
Griffith Island Lighthouse, near Port Fairy.
And then we finished off at Halls Gap and did some of the walks in the Grampians National Park
If you are a bush walker it would be great to stay a week in Halls Gap alone, unfortunately we were only there for two nights and had to leave early the second day to head home.
Monday, October 12, 2015
Saturday, October 10, 2015
Wednesday, September 2, 2015
Monday, August 24, 2015
Wednesday, August 19, 2015
I have been trying to de clutter and organise my huge stash. Rather than pack these eye spy fabric scraps away after cutting out some charm squares, I thought I would stitch them together randomly...
Friday, August 14, 2015
So now back to here...
Thursday, August 6, 2015
Tuesday, July 28, 2015
When you have a house full of fabric, wool and children, do you really need to take up another hobby? Well, apparently my answer is yes! LOL
I have always wanted to make a mosaic, so for six months I have been collecting and reading, trying to get myself organised to have a go.
Well, here's my first attempt...still got a lot to go, but you get the idea.
I especially love the tiles I bought to represent our furry family members.
I have loved working on this. It's like an artistic jigsaw!
It's been too tempting for Gorgeous Girl to not have a play with, so she has been busily working with this mirror frame.
Why do I have the song "Anything you can do I can do better" running through my head? *grin*
Hope you're having a good week!
Wednesday, July 22, 2015
Monday, July 20, 2015
Tuesday, July 14, 2015
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Here's my attempt to get some things finished...another list for the Finish-A-Long Q3
Wednesday, July 1, 2015
One of the staff at work was (bravely!) shaving her head for "Shave for a Cure". Not sure if I would choose Winter myself to have no hair...but thought a beanie might help! So I made her a koala beanie..excuse the dodgy picture, it was finished late one night, handed over the next morning.
I've just returned from a weekend watching basketball at Gosford. Some very exciting games, including Master 10's team winning two games by 1 point!
Wednesday, June 17, 2015
Tuesday, June 2, 2015
The kids had a Beanies for Brain Cancer day, so I pulled out some chunky wool and spent a couple of nights putting these together.
A dog beanie for Boo, in the colours of our actual dog, Ruby. Inspiration from here..http://www.repeatcrafterme.com/2013/01/crochet-puppy-hat-pattern.html
And a cat beanie for Little J...
I have also been working on my little crochet squares....it's a slow process but it's good to have something to accomplish whilst watching crap tv! Getting too cold to do too much at night.
Look at all those ends to sew in!!
Hope you're having a good week!