Thursday, November 6, 2014

Sunday, April 11, 2010

two more...

Two more journal pages...still working on eyes and faces

Saturday, April 10, 2010

new designs

New designs on new base fabric from spoonflower.
(older designs are already over here)

Monday, March 22, 2010

Meanwhile...on the crafting front.

Having fun doing this online course.



I am doing it pretty slow and a bit slap dash really but have enjoyed trying out new supplies and techniques.

The journal I have been using is just an old novel from an op-shop. I think it was 10 cents. Much less pressure for me than what I feel from "the white page"

This is the most recent. Nothing overly original but I think the face is getting a bit better as I go.

More journal page experiments over here

blame it on baby!

Oh dear! I think I returned from my holidays only to take another holiday!

I have been up to things in real life and the start of the school year for the girl and lil'z starting kindy aswell has kept me busier than usual...but I have decided that the only real change that is throwing a spanner in the blogworks is...

...THE BABY

Not that I want to burden this new bundle with blame before it is even born, but really... I had forgotten about the breathlessness, tiredness, brain fag, bending problems, embarrassing clothing malfunctions and the ligament strains in all kinds of places I didn't even know I have ligaments!

Coping relatively well though and pretty exciting really. This will definitely be our last - I think hubby-j thought that about lil'z, he is taking a bit to catch up with the idea he agreed to a while back.

So...baby number three is headed to arrive in our arms at the end of June (Do you think I can order labour up to coincide with the school holidays?)

I am sure that with a 7 year old, a 3.5 year old and a newborn, that at least two of the things in my blog byline (kids, craft and the usual chaos) will be getting the full workout!


Thursday, January 14, 2010

Sweet owl

Finally home from the holidays!

This cake wasn't a bad effort given the supplies that I could find in rural NSW. Next time I might just transport everything with me.

Lil'z loved it, and really....that's all that matters!

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

OINK mini #2

Finally finished another mini zine - OiNK mini issue no.2

Now if I can just get the second issue of the original OiNK zine out. I am about half way done so far so hopefully it shouldn't be too long!
(for me...infamous last words!)

Available here

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Monday, December 14, 2009

lollipop angels

As yet another week leaks away I find Christmas looming up on me too quickly. I really have no idea where the time goes to. Perhaps I am having mini mummy blackouts? Do you think there is such a thing? I seem to wake up on Monday morning and the next thing it is Friday night and I wonder what I did to the week!

Major highlights...

Monday: refereed an argument between my mother and brother - (oh what joy!...NOT)

Tuesday: Didn't cope too well with an almost 3 year olds major meltdown at school presentation day - (very tough day)

Wednesday: I am not even going to get started ...should have stayed in bed!

Thursday: Went to do Christmas shopping only to realise the 2 year old is a lot more cluey about hidden presents than I could've imagined - (waste of time!)

Friday: Decided to use whatever designs I had and finally buy myself some fabric from Spoonflower. Very excited! - (now I am trying to not be too impatient waiting for it to arrive.)

Saturday: Finally started the Christmas shopping - (Yay!)

Sunday: Class mates Christmas presents for the girl. "Make sure there is one for everyone Mum!" - (whew!)

Well....on balance I would say a productive week...So here is what I made for the class in the end.

Lollipop angels


I think they turned out pretty well considering I used only what I had on hand!

Perhaps I will even attempt my very first tutorial, safe in the confidence that hardly anyone is visiting and even if my instructions are impossible to understand no one will let me know and I will be blissfully oblivious to my own crafty shortcomings...

...this idea is sounding better all the time!

Sunday, November 29, 2009

a new species?

We just had a school show that the Kindy kids were told they need to find costumes for. Originally I was under the impression that it just needed to be any animal so I asked the girl what she might like to go as. Her choice of animal was a little unusual but I though I could work it out...so we went with the idea.

After some weeks we were briefed again that it would be a JUNGLE animal. This didn't quite fit for us but I had already started and the girl was absolutely adamant that she wanted to keep her animal choice

So here is my version of a...

JUNGLE SKUNK!

[black t-shirt with added fur stipe, black trousers, black beret with fur ears and fur stripe and a fur belt that had a fur tail attached]