Thursday, April 29, 2010


Yes I have been awarded with this!!!1 I have NEVER had anything like this!!!! oh oh oh oh oh oh!!!!! So excited.

Thank you lovely Catherine of A Time to Create, where there is an abundance of love, wonderful creations, delicious food, clever cards and interesting thoughts. Catherine, we haven't met yet I count you as a friend! Thank you so much xxxxooo

Now I need to pass this on apparently and Miss Prudence is not very clever at this computery stuff, so here goes. These are lovely girls always bring a little sunshine into my life and always leave a comment on my blog.
Thank you girls mmmmwah!

The rules of the Sunshine Award are:
1.Put the logo on your blog or in a post
2.Pass the award on to 12 fellow bloggers
3.Link to the nominees within your post
4.Let them know they have received it by leaving a comment for them
5.Share the love and link to the person who gave you the award.

I need to nominate a handful of sunny bloggers and they are:

1. My wonderful friend Deb aka treasure hunter girl
2. Chele at HappyDacks
3 Hester at Hesters Garden
4.Trixi at Coloured Buttons (and I will tell you in
my next post how lovely Trixi is!
5. Beck at Sew New to this
6. Catherine at Kids and Capers
7. The very clever Sue over atKnitter Sue
8. Lovely Linda at Lovely Linda's Craft Central

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Finally framed

I bought this poster from Lark over six months ago! Well after foolishly taking on an IKEA trip over the long weekend (60 minutes to get OUT of the carpark-sheeesh!, it is now framed and in the kitchen motivating solid amenable behaviour amongst us all.

Mothers' Day cards are being made, one down one to go - but what to put with them? What are you making / buying for Mother's Day presents?

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

What's been happening

I have had a very long weekend and spent it pottering around the house....I didn't do too much but I did finish a Project you might remember from a week or two ago, I got lazy on the "making up"

And I did some baking from this book

I hope everyone had a fantastic weekend. I started a sewing course last week and inspired by the need for some winter PJ's and a huge stash of fabric that needs to be used and Martha's new love of Little House on the Prarie, I am making her a flannelette nightie, pioneer girl style. I can't wait to share this with you all....See you tomorrow!

Saturday, April 10, 2010

The day we to Blarney!

Well actually we went to Canberra for Easter, not by choice we had to you see. My darling mum looked after the kids for the first week of the holidays and we got to live like the old days! We went out every night, the house was super tidy and well I boast about that another day.....Anyway we went to Canberra to pick up the kids and got to spend Easter weekend and Mum put on a family meals that sent me into a regressed and comfortable state! Yay Mum meals!
But it was more than that, it was being around familiar objects that have always been in my consciousness, for example the bear cup that my middle child commandeered for his own, that cup was actually from my Nana's and she bought it for me when I was one and half OMG! 1969 vintage.

Also things that have always gone on the table such as the tea cosy that my great grandmother made for her grand daughter (my mum) nearly 40 years ago. Not to forget the great sleep I always get at my mum's - the security that kiddies get knowing mum is nearby is obviously still evident with me !!! LOL

On Easter Sunday we took a little trip to the English countryside and and saw;

English Cottages ( if I owned this cottage I would make it look like Teena's over at KitschenPink!)


We stopped to admire Japanese windflowers

Took time out to rest in this charming garden arbour encased in whysteria

Threw some confetti at a wedding

Joined a fox hunt

And caught a footy match

Viewed a 24 room dollshouse

After that we caught the train back home!

This is charming little trip was taken at Cockington Green, a well know Canberra attraction since 1979. I always enjoy going there and so my kids. The atmosphere is always positive and tends to generate a really good vibe, there is a children's playground including an undercover area just packed with dolls houses and little petrol stations to play with!

Friday, April 9, 2010

Yes my dear, I will make your bunting today!

Martha has wanted "flags" for her bedroom since her last trip to Canberra and saw her beloved cousin's bedroom that had : PINK BUNTING! Well Martha has even gone to the extent of finding a pattern in a craft mag to get her wish. Finally after putting it off until tomorrow, tomorrow, tomorrow, I finally made it and she is delighted.