Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Christmas sewing

I am having SO much fun making these stockings for the family... 10 in total :)

So now I guess I need to find a camera to take photos of what I'm doing...!

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Craft joy!

I went to Spotlight today and got fabric for my stockings to make for my family! Serious excitement!!! I have now cut them out and now just need to get time to sew them... hmmm....!

Friday, November 19, 2010


How do I have a feeling that I've been in this place before??? I keep feeling as though I should be doing more on every front at the moment and I have absolutely no enthusiasm for any of them... except things I CAN'T do... sigh.

But there is joy in the fact that I have Christmas coming up and therefore lots of reasons to be forced to make things :) because those are the very things I have been wanting to do but have not been able to!

Tempted to make this bag from 'make it and love it':
I imagine that would be very useful for a sister or 2 who happen to have small people who like to ride in strollers :)

I'm wondering about other gifts...
Like the bath fizzies from 'a sherbet blossom':
I suspect they would do well for Mum.

BUT now I have the real challenge of the boys... 2 brother-in-laws and 1 brother and 1 father. All of whom do not want anything in particular, but all of whom have great taste in quite expensive things... For them, they may have to just have baking. Food always seems to work ok for boys. After all, most boys seems to enjoy eating.

Oh well, we'll see how the time goes, since there are still a nearly 1 year old niece and a 6 year old nephew to consider, to say nothing of the baby on the way... but not before Christmas - phew more time for that one!

But there's still some time left - almost a month :)

Saturday, October 23, 2010


So I've been rather inspired by a couple of things I've just read... and maybe a little convicted that I need to actually write stuff if I want to actually do this blogging thing...

Yeah, I know. Genius right?!

But one thing that I read was from here and asked 'why we do what we do'...?

Why do I do this crazy thing that I do? I'm not really sure... but maybe I need to rethink it if I don't have an answer!

The other thing that greatly inspired me was this GREAT post from Make Mine Mid-Century, a hilarious Aussie who was so honest about her own struggles about blogging... have a read here, and if you don't laugh, well, there's something wrong with you!

So begins the serious attempt to actually do real blogging...

Meanwhile the voice in my head (yeah, I have a voice in my head, don't tell me that you don't have one coz I won't believe you!) is quickly snickering and whispering "yeah right...!"


Sunday, October 3, 2010

What I'm reading: Does Your Culture Teach You to See People’s Differences?

Ok so I was just reading back through old blog posts I had saved to read when I had time and saw this from Don Miller:
Does Your Culture Teach You to See People’s Differences? | Donald Miller's Blog
and I was very struck by what he was saying... I'm not saying I'm a shallow chick. BUT I have to confess that the image he used grabbed me far more. I mean... look at it:

See what I mean?! I don't know where he got it from, but it paints his picture almost more than his words do. See what you think.

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Writing inspiration

How is it that there are times when the words seem to just flow beautifully but others when even stringing a sentence together is tricky?! I have started another blog as a way to update family and friends with what I'm doing. That way this one is more just musings and the randomness of the title. I confess I am completely random sometimes.

But I digress.

I had such inspiration beginning the blog to tell people my news. Now I'm not sure what to say next. What do people want to know?! I mean, I'm incredibly nosy in many ways so I like to know lots. But I'm sure others get bored... and I certainly don't want to be accused of TMI (the hideous crime of sharing Too Much personal Information).

But now I am here, without much inspiration and without posting anything for several days... I'm going to have to go back to some of those other wonderful blogs I've read where they talk about how to do that most terrible of terrible words: discipline. It may just have to come to that.

image from weheartit.com

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Need for pictures!

Goodness there is a need for some pictures here! A little colour and beauty perchance?! Ah another weheartit.com search... yay!

Beauty and practicality like this (what could be more practical than food? But how much would you hate doing this for your kids' lunch boxes every day?!):

Wanna guess my favourite shoes, and favourite colours?!

And a little something for inspiration:

And... just to be totally honest here... I'm listening to "Don't stop believing" sung by the cast of Glee while I do this... yeah, I know. Totally sappy, and not really for my age... But I'm brave and I can admit it ;)

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