Monday, 30 August 2010

This is sooooo cool!!!

I am soooo impressed with my niece Jenny and her SIL Madonna.

But hang on a tick, I have to fill you in first.
Remember last year I made a Mrs Perkins (see my post from December 2009 'I've been Busy')aka Mrs Jenkins for my new great niece Paige,
Well she recently turned 1 and had her Christening at the same time,
so her mummy, Jenny and her Aunty Madonna made her a cake!!!!

Let me just tell you Jenny is VERY gifted in a lot of areas, not necessarily in the crafty department ;-D

So what do you think????

I just love it!!!

It's Brilliant!!

Who would have thought to make a cake out out of a softie!! Definitely way out of my league, I don't do cakes very well. Actually, I don't do cakes at all, I do 'food' but not cakes.

What ever you are doing today, Enjoy.

Saturday, 21 August 2010

Let's Continue......

It's been a few weeks since a progress report, but, things are again happening.
We had a couple of weeks there where things had slowed a little, GtB(Graham the Builder) had other jobs to go to and DH had to go back to work for a couple of weeks.
Now that the extension part of the project is finished-ish, just a few trimmings to be done, we've ventured into the old part of the house, so that means renovations. Mainly the dining room, the floors were...........ugh.......beyond description.
In a nutshell, what we thought were beautiful baltic pine floors, were in fact, all bogged up baltic pine floors. Not to mention the wavy factor!!

Over the years the bog has been vacuumed, swept, mopped out, to leave a floor which is quite thin and rotten, not to mention ugly. Laura and I have even managed to put our heels through the floor!!! So DH pulled it all up. GtB confirmed our suspicions that the stumps were totally..... blaah, my good dinner set and crystal that were in the dresser used to clink every time someone walked through the room. I had to put cardboard between all the plates to stop them clinking. So he and DH replaced all the stumps. 40 of them, that took the best part of a week, geez, I'll tell you what its a 'blaah' of a job!!! Anyone who does that for a living, YOU deserve a medal!!

So, with the particle board down

 it was time to put the new floor on top........Tassie Oak and they look just gorgeous! Can't wait till they get polished, but that's still a few weeks down the track .

Looking good
 When I was looking for something a few weeks back I found this.......

Bring back memories?? Well, I decided to plug it in, and it still works, and I can hear it ring over the noise of all the banging etc. The kids think it's hilarious!!! putting your finger in the holes to dial!! And the fact that it actually works.

Till next time Enjoy it, Live it, Love it!

Monday, 2 August 2010


Sewing??? YES, I have done a little sewing and boy did it feel good!!
I went away with a few friends for a weekend of stitching, relaxation and fun. It was everything. Three of us loaded into one car, the boot was full!! And we still had room to spare......

I finished the Bedford Mystery quilt I started back in April, I'm not really into scrappy, this was my first, but I was happy with the result.

Also finished stitching two blocks of the 
Advent Angels Quilt by Rosalie Quinlan Designs. I'm not doing this quilt,
just sampling a couple of blocks in a different colour way
for the girls at Foothills.

I was too lazy to unpack that night we arrived back(MasterChef final was on.....priorities??), so the suitcase was just left, and this is what one would call an opportunist??...... the photo speaks for itself!!

Looks like he needs a holiday too!!

On the weekend, DH was been watched while he was painting outside.
This cheeky kookaburra didn't even flinch when I walked past, I didn't even notice him till DH said something.

As you can guess we're still ticking along slowly with the renovations, the extension part is sort of finished, just a few more details to be done, but renovation side is a bit more time consuming. It's starting to look great, the new floors go in in the next 2-3 weeks, the kids bathroom should get done too. I tell you what though I am sooooooo over dust!! The plaster dust gets into everything, no matter what you do to cover things.

That's it from me for now, till next time

Enjoy it, Live it, Love it.