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.

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Lis :)

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Hanging out with family

Moving to Queensland 14 years ago was a good move for our family, but it came with drawbacks. Living so far away from the rest if the family has been really hard. I really miss Mum and Dad and my baby sister and her family, it's hard not being able to spend time with them and be together for all those special celebrations.
The boys really miss them all too and it's so obvious just how much when we do all get to meet up, which isn't often enough.
A few weeks ago my sister and hubby and the kids came to Queensland for a holiday. The boys were talking about it for ages before hand and eagerly making plans.
It was awesome catching up and getting to spend time just hanging out, Sally and I chatted no. Stop I think haha the boys had an absolute ball spending time both at the beach, the park and at out place with Chels and Lincoln.
It was really heartwarming to see my big boys enjoying hanging out with their little cousins. Chels and Lincoln seem to enjoy spending time with the boys too.
It wasn't long before time was up and they were going home again, leaving us longing for the net holiday back home.

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Lis :)

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Support your team

Winter has set in now, and we are all reaching for the boots and hats and gloves to keep every part of us warm and toasty!
Many of you out there are putting on the beanies and heading of to support your favourite sports team. Why not have a beanie in your team colours!

Crochet beanies are warm and can be made in any colour, size or pattern. These are two I made for a couple of kids wanting to stay warm at the footy whilst showing support for their team!

I didnt follow a pattern as such just had measurements for increasing and length.

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Lis :)