Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Me on Monday....

...except its on  TUESDAY.... life hey!
A little "out of the blue" reminder yesterday prompted me to join in with Sian for a

So our weekend looked like this....
The girlies had a sleepover with me on Friday night while Daddy and Poppy were camping out with Grandpa Vic..Uncle Andrew and Jack.

It was 'girl time at Nans' and we had a list of things that needed to be achieved. 

So our weekend included....
Watching a Netflix movie...'Garfield' won the vote.

Stitching a new Twirly skirt each from the Vintage fabric I found in my travels last week.

We also stitched some heat packs that they designed themselves...Bella drew a Cheetah and Brooke wanted a frog...we chose a one eyed monster for Brayden.

Bella enlisted Briony to help with an experiment she learnt at school...we had a bright blue lava flow...right here on the kitchen table.

We built Lego....

Had snuggles..

Made pancake breakfast

Dressed the Dolls in some amazing eclectic outfits..

Drew...coloured...snipped...and consumed endless rolls of washi tape.

Scrapbooked a layout of some photos we took..

and we chatted.....and laughed...and made some memories...both for them and for me.

So Monday was quiet by comparison.... washing....floors...gym....shopping...some scrapbooking... and finally some fabric sorting for a 'Fabric square Swap' that is all set to be swapped later this week.

Monday, June 29, 2015

Sassy Scrapper - June Mood board challenge

Just sneaking in with this beautiful mood board challenge from the clever chicks at
I had an idea to paint a background with watercolour flowers...
you may notice... that it didn't work...
it was complete rubbish...
I came up with this instead.

Of course.... inspired by this beautiful mood board...

SUPPLIES - Canson watercolour paper, Pattern paper - MME, Websters pages, American crafts. Other - Project life card, Heidi Swapp photo corners, Maggie Holmes and Heidi Swapp ephemera, Prima flower, Wilna Furstenberg cut file. Stamps - Heidi Swapp, Kaisercraft, Watercolours, Washi tape from APOCD kit.

Sunday, June 28, 2015

T H R I F T Y find = New S K I R T S

 The minute I spotted these fabrics in our local Op shop I knew the girls would love them.
So I outlaid my $7.00 and tucked them under my arm.

Decisions were made...
Brooke wanted the red and yellow....
Bells opted for blue and orange...
waists were measured...and fabric cut...
my thrifty heart was happy when everything I needed was already in my stash.
In a matter of hours they both had a new skirt..
and twirling could begin. 

Saturday, June 20, 2015

Random LAYOUT share #2

Quick layout share for today....
Photo credit to Meg.... yes...I stole it from her IG feed....
it was too cute not to.

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Random LAYOUT share #1

Just a quick share for today....

He is pure mischief...and we adore him.

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Jot issue 10... sharing a few of my layouts..

Have you read Jot Magazine issue 10 yet?
Surely you have... if not....put it on your to-do list!!

I always love to share my layouts here on my blog as well as in the magazine.. 
so here are my contributions from this issue.

Amingo Shausage (You said what? gallery)

Bali (Travel gallery)

 Enjoy (Party gallery)

White (Home gallery)

Sunday, June 14, 2015

May - a review

Back on track with my monthly reviews...
Here is our May..

A visit from Grumps and Granny as they began their travels...and the chance for Mum and I to spend Mothers Day together this year.

Mothers Day lunch at the Cobby club.... Bella and Brooke love to dance as Andrew Kemp entertains us through lunch. He so kindly plays their requests....including Katy Perry...and Bananas in Pajamas...and he thanks "his dancing girls".

Lovely Dee gifted me a lightbox... its already been a source of some interesting signs.

One day at work we ended up miles out in a National Park... 
I cant help thinking how much I love red dirt.

The rotten head cold spread its way through our house...I spent two days on the couch with tissues and butter menthols... and 4 seasons of Downton Abbey.

My fitness mission continues....other than the week of my cold I haven't missed a session.

The lizard is back in the garden.... this makes me happy.

I began cutting fabric squares and offered a chance to swap....I am excited to have a few takers.

I finished another quilt....so now after school we have three chairs lined up...and each has their own quilt to snuggle under.

Jarrad won the Apprentice of the Year at the MTA Awards in Adelaide.... we are SO proud of him.

Grandpa and Grandma visited for a weekend.... Brayden loved Grandmas attention.