Along with my last layout, Swim, I created this layout for D-lish's facebook cybercrop. I was too late to get it in, but these were photos that I had wanted to scrap in ages and the challenge was perfect.
You needed to use photos from some kind of photo shoot and use an embellishment with a camera on it.
Too easy. These photos were taken way back when I first got my SLR. Kate was playing around with my old camera and taking photos of Luke. I also had that big-arsed chipboard camera embellishment that filled the spot perfectly.
And I finally used one of those slide frames. They were in my too hard to use pile (as opposed to my too good to use pile).
I myself have never been to California, so I can't say for certain whether or not it looks like the roads there. But I'll take a guess and say this is someone's very liberal definition of what a road looks like.
Although pot is legal over there now, isn't it? Which could possibly explain it...
I know I am a month late with this post! But I really wanted to capture it here for the future.
We hadn't planned anything for Father's Day specifically. I'd like to say that we like to keep it flexible, but truth is, I'm terrible at planning things like that.
After a bit of playing with his present, Steve suggested we go to Sydney Aquarium and I was right with him, up until I had to select a time frame to visit. This was all new to me. Every other time we have gone, we have just rocked up.
So, I suggested that we go to Manly aquarium instead as I don't remember ever going there. And it was cheaper. Always a plus when you're paying for 5.
The aquarium is quite small. You really don't need long to go through it. We did the rounds twice just to stretch our time out a little.
The underwater section was pretty cool though. The kids thought the sharks lying on the glass were funny, especially when they kept sliding down the curve.
Then we went to see the penguins. A duck face Amy? For reals?
Ok, my absolute most favourite photo of the day: smiling fish.
And a group shot on the way back to the ferry.
Which should be my favourite photo, but c'mon, smiling fish people!!!!
Can you believe I have kept this up for 3 months. I can't because I know how flakey I am, but I must say, I am really enjoying making these little block. EXCEPT, I have still not done a block where I have not unpicked a seam!
This week is the Cat's Cradle. I quite like this block. It was a little fiddly to put together, but it turned out nice enough.
Let's see if I can keep this up for another 3 months. Although by the end of 6 months, I'll only have enough blocks for a lap blanket.
I have been slightly MIA lately due to a very time consuming uni assignment. And of course now that I have finished that one, I have another one I have to get stuck into. How many years have I signed up for?
Anyway, D-lish is having a facebook cybercrop and while I usually have good intentions of participating in these things, we all know I lack follow through.
So after a particularly hard week at work, I sat down with a cider (yes one, I don't need more than that!) and decided I needed some paper and glue therapy.
Sally is our 7 year old corgi who has recently hurt her back right leg. The vet has basically said that there's nothing they can do and to bring her in when she's ready. Well, we've been keeping her pain medicated and we don't want to lose her, but we know it could happen any time.
The kids (and Steve and I) are going to be devastated when the time comes.
So, what's one to do?
Find a new puppy to ease the pain a little.
Preferably not one 7+ hours drive away. But when searching for a corgi, one has to take what one can get. They are hard to find and after ringing basically every breeder I could find listed in NSW, we had no choice.
Kate, Luke and I set off on an adventure to Grafton. We stayed overnight at Nambucca Heads and continued the trip the next day.
We made it to Grafton and set our eyes on to this little guy. Ace.
He was the last puppy left out of his litter. He took to the kids straight away. Luke had a ball having Ace chase him around.
We filled out all the paperwork and we could officially leave with our new Jarrett family member.
This is Ace on one of the stops we had on the way home:
We struggled to all agree on a name. Luke wanted Max, I liked Astro, Steve liked Mork and Kate kept changing her mind and Amy wanted to call him princess. Hmmm.
I was flicking through a website with popular dog names and we saw Ace. That was it. His name was chosen.
He is a fantastic puppy (as was Sally). He has slept through the night since we got him. He loves to bark at the cats who just look on in utter disdain. He still loves to chase Luke. He loves a good belly scratch. He has a penchant for shoes, but a simple 'nuh-uh' seems to do the trick.
He won't stay still except for when he is asleep, which is quite often. He runs around one minute, and the next, he has flopped on the ground and he is asleep.
And Sally, well, let's just say she seems a little happier too:
I took the kids to see How To Train Your Dragon 2. I figured I'd check out the Spotlight almost next door as I was on the hunt for some specific yarn. Well, lo and behold, there's a 40% off fabric sale.
Kate found some flannelette that she really liked.
I didn't say anything, but I'd already bought a drill version of the same print months ago.
I told her I could make her a quilt and that could be the back if she liked and to pick out some fabric for the top.