Sunday, March 21, 2010

Ahh a very crafty day

I've been busy creating some Layouts for the ScrapLounge March Cybercrop today.  I'm feeling so good about it because it's been months and months and MONTHS since I've taken part in a cybercrop on my own website!!!  
~ Challenge 1 ~ 
create a page using 
4 Photos
4 Alphas
4 Embellishments
4 patterned papers
~ Challenge 2 ~
Monocromatic Green Page using an altered photo
I sneaked in some yellow there by accident and actually created a canvas instead of a Layout. 

~ Challenge 3 ~
Create a page with green on it somewhere
4 patterned papers
1 Journal spot
create your own stamp

I used the stamp pad itself to make my hearts.

On another crafty note, I made a canvas for a friend's daughter's birthday the other day.  It's supposed to look like a Fairy Garden, what do you think?

Monday, March 15, 2010

New Fish, a shaved head and burning wood

That's the topic for tonight's post. Firstly, we have two new additions to our family. Meet Teeny and Tiny (named by Emma). My girls have never had a pet before so they are chuffed with their two little gold swimming friends.

I was a bit worried about the fish in the first week because they really didn't seem to be settling into their new home at all. They were pooing SOOO much (I thought it was normal) and they weren't really moving around the bowl that much. In fact, every morning I woke up worried I'd find them floating at the top of the water, but alas, they made it through! After some fresh water and a bowl clean out, they've settled right down and are very cute in fact - especially at feeding time, they remind me of excited puppies, coming up to the edge waiting for their tucker.

My friend Theresa was VERY brave and did the shave for a cure this year. The official 'shave off her hair' party was Saturday night and it was heaps of fun. She has a very nice shaped head so i think she looks fine. She's not so

It was a great night with her friends and family there for moral support and although she's still collecting money from people she thinks she raised almost $2000. What a fantastic effort!!!!

The other highlight of the night (for me anyway) was the lovely bonfire. Just a small one but big enough to keep us nice and toasty in the cool night and oh my god is burning wood not one of the nicest smells in the world?? Providing it's in a contained fire of course!

So that's it for now, I haven't done much creating since the BrisStyle and Young Designers markets the other week (which were absolutely fantastic I might add) but am feeling the urge coming on very strong. If this pesky cold that I've picked up decides to ease off a bit tomorrow I might actually get my pretty papers out and have a little play :)

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

BrisStyle Markets and my birthday

Wow how exciting and nerve racking it all is!!! It's my first BrisStyle Market I've fact it's pretty much the first inner city market I've done EVER. Am very, very excited about it but the nerves are taking over a little so I've decided to set up my stall in the living room to ease my nerves and make sure I've got everything sorted so come Saturday there will be no last minute suprises!!!

Here's a sneaky peak

So now I just need to finish wiring a few canvases, price all the non-priced items and then get me some sandbags for the marquee!! Anyone with any clues where to get these around Ipswich please share your wisdom and save me a frantic last minute search ok;)

If you're in Brisbane on Saturday I'd love to see you pop by the market for a visit. It's at St Augustine Church Hall and Grounds, Racecourse Road Hamilton. It's seriously easy to get to (Racecourse Rd is directly opposite Brett's Warf), and it's only 30mins from Ipswich.

It also looks like I'm doing the Young Designers Market at South Bank on Sunday...extra excited and nervous about that one too but I'm waiting to hear back from the organisers of that one to confirm that my stall fees went through before the cut off so won't get too excited just yet.

In other news, I turned 32 on Friday. i'm loving this age already, I think because 32 is a 5 and I like odd numbers!! My friend Theresa made a lovely lunch for some friends and I. You know those rice paper wraps you get in the supermarket? If you're like me, you've had a pack sitting in your pantry for almost a year because you have no idea what to do with them...well today is your lucky day my friend because now I know what to do!

Step 1:
Soak rice paper in hot water for a few seconds until it softens

Step 2
have your yummy pre-prepared ingredients ready to go and load up your rice paper!

Then add some yummy sauce (sweet chilli is yummo) and wrap

Then consume and follow up with the yummiest white chocolate MUD CAKE you can find

This one was also made by the very talented Theresa!

Here's a piccie of us all....don't look at me, I look terrible!! I seriously need to start putting make up on again! and do something with that hair of mine...oh please!

from left - Krissy, Theresa, me, Cherie and down the front Miss Lilly who has just had a make over by Miss Charlotte and had a nice bit of blue icing on the lips!

Look at these cuties ~ Miss Meg gives thumbs up for mummy's new keyring, and Master Jarrah, how cute is he!!!!

Until next time...stay cool