Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Family update - Daniel

After many long months of pavement pounding and interviews and been mucked about Dan finally decided to switch over from Mechanics to Carpentry.  With alot of help from his new field officer at All Trades he got himself an Apprentice Carpenters position!!

 Every good tradie needs a ute right? Well after realising that his toolbox didnt really fit into his car very well he decided that a ute was what he needed. Lots of searching websites and car yards and he found this one, its not perfect but dad says its good.
The boys are growing up way too fast!

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Lis :)

Monday, July 28, 2014

Its a good day

When you can spend some time doing something you love rather than something you have to right ?
I dont scrap all that often anymore and when i do get a chance I get lost in the fun and messiness of it all and remember why it is I love it so much!

These two layouts are both using older photos of my son Daniel and scrap papers and bits and pieces found in my big embellishment box. Still loving paints and inks and starting to use some of my large collection of stamps too!

I had a list of posts I wanted to do the last 2 weeks but after spending 3 days in Sydney for a wedding, I came home sick and hardly moved for a week. Will be back to normal  this week and sharing all about our little adventure.

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Lis :)

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

A trip down memory lane

Do the words Donkey Kong or Space Invaders bring back memories for you ? I remember back to my teenage years  when almost every place your went had some sort of arcade machine, either a standing one or a sit down one. There were many more games than the ones I mentioned above and they were everywhere!

My super talented boy, Jayden as part of his year 12 assignment made his very own arcade machine! I thought it was funny how with all the technology available today and the games you can play that the basic arcade machine interested him enough to want his own!

I watched over the weeks as  bit by bit and trip after trip to the local hardware his project start to come together. There was some nervous moments waiting for the courier to deliver the all important boards and cables for inside, but in  the end it all came together really well.

We are really proud of you Jay for your determination and effort to complete this project, well done mate! Look forward to reliving my childhood and playing some games!

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Lis :)

Monday, July 14, 2014

Handmade gifts - Crochet washer and scrubbie

Have been adding some small items to my handmade gift box, washers (or dishcloths)  are quick and easy and when you add a pretty smelling soap or bath salts make a really nice gift.

I have seen many patterns for scrubbie a and decided to have a go at one myself.  Not as easy as I thought, I struggled to understand most of the patterns or manage the stitches so in the end  made up my own.
It took a lot more cotton than a washer and  took a lot longer to complete, but oh wow it is so soft and I'm guessing  (hoping) that it won't fall apart as easy as the store brought nylon ones.

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Lis :)

Wednesday, July 09, 2014

Pretty in Pink crochet coasters


We are at the half way mark of the year and my challenge to give as many handmade gifts as possible is going well.
So far I have kept on track with the creating for friends and family's birthdays as well as a little stockpiling for christmas.

Crochet coasters are a nice easy and quick gift to create as well as being pretty, add some flavored tea bags or nice coffee or hot chocolate and you have a fab gift!

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Lis :)

Tuesday, July 08, 2014

The half way mark.

Well we have reached the half way point of the year, I know its said alot but the months seem to just fly by these days way to quickly.
June was a pretty full on month for us with a couple of 21st birthdays, hubbys birthday, a couple of hospital visits and lots more. Thankful for school holidays for a bit of chill time!

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Lis :)

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Organising your scarf collection

So winter has set in well and truly now and is alot colder in some states than others. For those of us lucky enough to live in Queensland we aren't freezing our butts of with extreme cold and snow but it for us it is really chilly, especially first thing of a morning and once the sun goes down!
Scarves are awesome when its cold for keeping your neck warm and they even add some colour to your outfit. Warmth and accessory is a win in my book!
Working out how to store and organise my collection really bugged me until I found these Ikea multi use hangers. My son brought me one for Christmas a couple of years ago and it was awesome. You can fit so many scarves on it and still see them all.
I loved it so much  (oh and I have so many scarves) I went and got another one!

For the few ultra bulky scarves I have I have been using a sturdy wooden coat hanger and this works for now.
How do you organise and store your scarves? Leave me a comment below telling me how.

Thanks for stopping by
Lis :)