Sunday, April 19, 2015

Scrapbooking: Project Life Style

And now for the last layout I have neglected to share.

Back in February I hosted a retreat at Kiah Ridge. It was awesome fun and the best bunch of ladies attended. I can't wait to go again next year!

Anyway, Julie from Scrap of Your Life gave me a challenge to use project life cards on a 12x12 layout.

I wanted to create a grid layout based on a Project Life page. This is what I came up with:

I used my awesome CTMH sewing guide ruler thing to poke all the holes into the background and then I just sewed the 'pockets'.

This will slot straight into my project life album. I may even do just a normal layout on the other side. We shall see.

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Scrapbooking: Craft

This is the second unshared layout.

This layout is of Amy this time, doing some craft stuff with me. Fun times.

It was created for the D-lish Scraps March inspiration board.

Yep, those are old as the hills Making Memories alphas. I have hoarded them for what, 10 years or so? Ah my too good to use pile will never end.

Monday, April 13, 2015

Scrapbooking: Kate

Hmm, I have a couple of layouts that I haven't shared for some reason.

The first one is a layout that was for the December inspiration board over at D-lish Scraps.

I finally scrapped one of Kate's photos from her year 6 farewell. Just because she is in year 9 now doesn't mean a thing!

Oh goodness, where has the time gone...

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Scrapbooking: D-lish April Inspiration Board

Now that I've remembered my email address to get into this blog, I guess I can start posting again! I'd like to say that I have plenty of content up my sleeve, but no.

I could not make the white background work, so I went for the dark blue. And truth be told, I really do not like the colour purple.

I hope you get the chance to play along this month! :)

Sunday, January 11, 2015

Project Life: New Printables

So while most of my craft stuff is still packed up since it has no home, I decided to make a new set of printables for when I get around to starting my 2015 album.

I was thinking that I probably should have included different colours, like pinks, oranges and purples, but I find I use these four colours the most.

*Note: These guys are a little big so you may want to print at 90%.

You can find the jpeg version here:

And you can find the png version here:

Again, I created this document at 8.5"x11". The circles aren't 1" this time. I'm not really sure how big they are, to be honest.

If you have any suggestions for what you would like to see on some printables, just drop me a line and I'll see what I can do.

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Scrapbooking: D-lish January Inspiration Board

The new inspiration board is up over at D-lish Scraps.

So in the midst of unpacking, I needed to get a layout together!
Lucky for me, my sister had sent me a gorgeous bunch of flowers. So here's my way of saying thanks.


Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Day to Day: Goodbye 2014

As 2014 draws to a close, I would like to take the opportunity to thank each and every person who has stopped by and read a little bit of this blog.
I have been offline lately because we have been going through some huge changes. Namely we moved house by about 420kms.
Here is our new patch of Australia:

The house is only a couple of years old. It's a smaller house though and in the new year we will be building a nice big shed that will also have a space for my craft stuff.
We have gone from a 629sqm block to a 7400sqm block (1.8 acres). We have the best sunsets. We now own a ride-on lawnmower. We are enjoying our little house on the prairie in our new town of Junee.
Here's to a magnificent 2015. Cheers.

Sunday, December 7, 2014

Sewing: 501 Quilt Blocks Week 23

This week is brought to you by the block Dutchman's Puzzle.

I kind of messed up with my fabric selection as the small centre windmill is meant to be an alternate colour.

Too bad, so sad I say! I'm not unpicking any more of these bleeping things.

Sunday, November 30, 2014

Sewing: 501 Quilt Blocks Week 22

This week is the King's Crown.

Not quite sure what part of the crown this represents.

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Sewing: 501 Quilt Blocks Week 21

Only 480 blocks to go!

Just kidding! I'm not doing the complete 501 blocks.

There's a whole bunch of applique and Christmas ones that just don't make the cut for this quilt.

This is the Windblown Square. I slightly altered it as I just couldn't work out how to have a whole block in the middle.

Sometimes these blocks make my head hurt.

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Sewing: 501 Quilt Blocks Week 20

The seesaw.

Such an awesome thing to ride on as a kid. Now it just gives me a headache with all that jolting.

How times change.

FYI: swings make me feel sick also now.

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Sewing: 501 Quilt Blocks Week 16

This one is Grandmother's Favourite (we all know that's me, right?!)

Ok, so not really, but it's always nice to think you're someone's favourite.

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Sewing: 501 Quilt Blocks Week 15

Our block this week is called the Amish Diamond.

I like diamonds.

This block was so simple to make. If only they were all like that...

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Sewing: Guest Post

I was fortunate enough to participate in a guest post over at Simplify Create Inspire.

I made a sweet little pram blanket for a friend of a friend who had given all her baby stuff away. It's always the way, isn't it?

So, where was I? That's right. I made a wee little pram blanket using a jelly roll that I had been hoarding saving for a project just like this one.

I even did up a bit of a tutorial of how to create the block and you can have a look at it here: LINK.


Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Scrapbooking: Photo Op

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).

Sunday, October 5, 2014

Sewing: 501 Quilt Blocks Week 14

The block this week is called Road to California.

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...

Saturday, October 4, 2014

Scrapbooking: Pixie

I decided to scrap last night, but I didn't really know what. So I checked out a few challenge blogs and I came across Show Us Your Stuff. I decided that yep, that's the one I would do.

It's a sketch challenge this month. So based on this sketch:

I created this layout:

The handmade items I used include some enamel dots I made from hama beads, a stamped tag and a flair from D-lish Scraps.

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Day to Day: Father's Day

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!!!!

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Project Life: Kate's birthday page 2

Here's the second page of my project life spread featuring Kate's birthday.

I still can't believe my tiny little baby is 13 years old.

It makes me feel old.

And what do we have here? That's right! Another video!

The birthday printables are here if you'd like them: LINK.

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Sewing: 501 Quilt Blocks Week 13

This week is brought to you by the block Old Maid's Puzzle.

These baby blocks are coming along quite nicely and this is possibly the very first block I have made without unpicking a seam. I must be improving!!!