Wednesday, 31 October 2012

Happy Halloween!

Happy Halloween!!

Well tonight I decided that I will take the kids out for a 'mini' trick or treating. Normally we don't celebrate Halloween - as it really isn't an Australian celebration. Don't get me wrong , I have nothing against people that do, and I usually stock up with a few treats (secretly I hope nobody visits, then I get to eat them!).
But this year the kids have come home from school asking to go, and daycare had a dress up day, so I thought I better not ruin the fun, and we might just go for a walk, visit the neighbours we know, and see if anyone has decorated their house.
Oh I almost forgot.... Our seasonal table we have in the dining room has been transformed into a Halloween table. That was the kids handiwork! Might move it to the front door with some lollies!!

Monday, 22 October 2012

On my dining table today......

Well I've run out of room on my sewing table, so I've spread my projects (some would call mess) to the dining table.
Yes there are scissors, material, ribbon, and triangle shapes every where.
I think I'm getting a bit carried away.... Today I am working on more bunting, but this time Christmas Bunting.
I know it's only October, but Christmas will be here before we know it!!
So back to it I go! Sew, sew, sew!!

Sunday, 21 October 2012

Bibs and Bits

Good evening!!! How has your weekend been?
Mine has been a bit crafty. I've been working on a little project for my soon to be born nephew. He's actually arriving tomorrow, so I'm very excited!!
As they live in the country I've sort of themed his little gifts.
Some 'farm yard' bibs, and Froggy bibs and a Froggy Taggy Blanky.
I hopefully can get some more made tomorrow for him.
Can't wait to meet the new little family member!!

Tuesday, 16 October 2012

I love buttons!!

So I while ago my crafty Mumma made me a button bracelet. I love it! And because I have millions (not exaggerating) of buttons I decided to make one myself!!
It was so easy and I received some great feedback, so there will definitely be more on the way.....

Wednesday, 10 October 2012


Well this post is actually about something I've done for work. See I usually try to keep my work off my blog, but this time, things kinda overlap, so here it goes....

As I work in a three year old kindy, and as kindy kids LOVE dinosaurs, I've created a dinosaur fossil tray for them to discover some dinosaur bones!

I must admit, my own kids are loving it! As you can see, my 5yr old couldnt keep his hands away for long enough for me to take a photo!

I actually havent finished it yet. The idea is that I will place some sand on top and give the kids some paint brushes. As they move the sand they will discover the hidden fossils underneath.

I had a little dilema before making it....actually I had a couple....I wasnt sure what I could make it in that would keep the sand contained. It needed to be big enough that it wont be easily broken, but not too heavey for me to move.

As I was driving yesterday, pondering my thoughts, my problem was sovled as I drove down a street with a verge collection. Someone had put out some cupboard draws. So, I stopped my car on a main road, and collected a couple of draws. Dont get me wrong, Im all for recycling, but Im not usually the type to collect off the verge.

My other problem was the dinosaur bones...... I didnt have any. And every shop I looked in didnt have any either!
In the end the trusty $2 shop had some, and she even threw in a bonus one because it was broken.

So now my discovery tray is finished (minus the sand). So I guess I'll have to wait until next week when school goes back to see how popular it will be!


Saturday, 6 October 2012


Its been a year since we've had a holiday, and boy did I feel like we needed some time away from home!!
All the constant fighting from the boys, the messy house, the 'Im hungry!' 'Im bored!' Grrrrr I need a get away!!! But ......I suppose the family can come too!! So off we went for a little family trip down south!
So as we had travelled 3hrs from home, I REALLY wanted us to visit Gnomesville!
Gnomesville is located in the Ferguson Valley just out of a town called Dardanup. We got lost :(
Well not really lost, but we kinda didn't really know where we were going!
But once we finally got there, it was well worth it!!
Over 8000 gnomes have made their way there from all over the world!
Gnomes were everywhere you look- up and on trees, along and in the river, along the pathways, on logs, EVERYWHERE!!!!!
Absolutely awesome!!!!
It was worth the detour- and next time we visit, we will add one more to the collection, from our family!

Monday, 1 October 2012


So for ages now I've been wanting to make a bunting. I just haven't got around to it!!
Well today was the day!! I was able to sit down for about an hour whilst bubba slept and the boys played happily.
I'm quite pleased with the result!!

Busy weekends!!!

Wow! It's been a while since I've posted! Oops!!
Well it's not cause I'm lazy! I've just been busy!!! ( well that's my excuse!! Haha!!)
There's been HEAPS going on around here recently.
The biggest event of the week had been my younger sisters wedding!! With both myself and hubby and the kids in the bridal party, we've been extra busy preparing!
The wedding was absolutely beautiful, so a huge congrats to my little sis and her new husband!!