Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Another job ticked off the list!

Two days ago I pulled out the sewing machine, put the 2 kids to bed for their afternoon sleeps, and did a few fix-it jobs:
First I fixed a rip in my 2.5yr olds net curtain, which he ripped about 3 weeks ago! And also re-fixed the net curtain from my bedroom... it's really really terrible and keeps pulling apart, but it does look less worse that massive holes:

(I forgot before photos, so this is just the after photos)

Then I fixed my board shorts, the velcro become unattached on both pieces of velcro, so there is a visible cotton line on the front of my shorts, but that's ok, because I never ever leave the house in them, except to check the letter box:

(1. front before, 2. front after)

(1. velco before, 2. velcro after)

After the boardies I fixed my nice green top, the sleeve was a bit ripped, I've only worn it twice, and just noticed on the 2nd wear... so I'm not sure if it was bought like that, or if I did it?! I didn't have any green cotton; I have fluro green, but I thought the grey I used on the boardies would be a bit more subtle! haha.

(1. before, 2. the other sleeve-not broken, 3. after)

Friday, February 24, 2012


A friend told me to get a blog post up! She is really good at posting a blog. Or if I didn't want to do my own blog, I have to do a review of a product on one of her blog sites, The Undercover Bloggers.
So my mini goal this week, is to be aware of a product I use this week, great or terrible, and review it.
My other goal is to fix a few things on my sewing machine (a top, a net curtain, and my grotty-wear-only-at-home board shorts) and I'll try take before and after photos.
I have nothing to lose, I normally just sit here in the evenings, watching TV, laptop on my lap, for about 3hours straight! That's just terrible, and such a waste of time.

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Another Project Completed

About this time last year, maybe longer, I decided to make an advent calendar. Well, needless to say, I didn't finish it last year, and since I didn't get it done in December, I just folded it away... out of sight, out of mind.
This time I decided now that Mr 2 is allowed chocolate and treats, I'd finish it. And over that last 3 weeks I have! I just need to print out the numbers and fill it up with treats, and buy a fancy rope to hang it up with.
So hopefully tomorrow I'll be able to go to Spotlight for the finishing touches.

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Sick of Rugby?

I'm not a rugby fan. however, I am excited that NZ is hosting the big event this year. I have a NZ flag, and an Irish flag attached to my car. So I'm gutted that Ireland just lost :(
I have watched a few games (or snippets of games) as my husband has to watch all the games. Tonight though, 2 games in a row, it's just too much. So I thought I'd see what else was on:
TV1 - Rugby
TV2 - Pirates Of The Caribbean - I'm not a fan, although Johnny is not too bad
TV3 - Rugby
TV4 - Paddle Pop Begins - Don't even know what that is
Maori TV - Rugby!
Early night tonight I think.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

DAY 29 - A Parent/Grandparent AND

DAY 30 - A self portrait

I decided to do a 2-for-1 post. I'm a parent, and I'm me :) This is taken today while I was waiting in the car with the kids, while mum popped into the shop.

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Saturday, October 1, 2011

DAY 27 - Eyes

My big boys beautiful eyes.