Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Photo a day for September

So myself and 2 good friends ( Kiwi Kellz and Nikki ) felt that our blogging updates were severely lacking. We needed something to get us back into the land of blog.

We have seen many other challenges like this and thought we would come up with our own one. So. Starting on Monday we will each post a photo a day with a quick blurb about it, in the hopes we will get back into it.

Wanna join us? The photo topics are below, feel free to put links to your posts on the bottom of our ones if you want to join in, the more the merrier!!!

DAY 1 - You with someone you love
DAY 2 - Your favourite place
DAY 3 - A creative project
DAY 4 - Black & white
DAY 5 - A Pet (past or present)
DAY 6 - Clouds
DAY 7 - Flowers
DAY 8 - Sunshine
DAY 9 - You with some of your favourite things
DAY 10 - A nice view
DAY 11 - Water
DAY 12 - Wheels
DAY 13 - Your favourite colour
DAY 14 - A hobby of yours
DAY 15 - Before & After
DAY 16 - Childhood Memory
DAY 17 - Sand
DAY 18 - Grass
DAY 19 - Happiness
DAY 20 - Your hometown
DAY 21 - Your letterbox
DAY 22 - Close up
DAY 23 - Something random/quirky
DAY 24 - Favourite food or favourite recipe
DAY 25 - Your latest purchase
DAY 26 - The shoes you have on today
DAY 27 - Eyes
DAY 28 - Todays outfit (yours or the kids)
DAY 29 - A Parent/Grandparent
DAY 30 - A self portrait

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Nappy Wallet Project

On Tuesday I went to the big Spotlight sale to get some fabric (more fabric than I already have stockpiled!) for making a nappy wallet.
What is most amazing is that I finished them tonight! That's less than a week to buy fabric AND make them!
I am so pleased with myself :) And these will be great for using when on the plane, or going out for a quick coffee etc etc.
And this is my favourite feature - the popper/snap things. I bought them at Spotlight, not knowing how well they would work out, but they worked a treat! I'll definitely be using them again in future projects.

Friday, August 19, 2011

One down, a lot more to go!

So, at the beginning of March, nearly 6 months ago, I posted this about doing and finishing some crafty projects... I have had these felt memory cards started and unfinished for about 3 months, and yesterday, after 2 days of constant work (in between being a mum and wife) I finished them, it didn't really take that long to finish them off!
As you can see, they are a hit! I just hope they last long enough for my other kids to enjoy too.
I have already started my next project, so watch this space!

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Cats, Rubbish & Property

We have two lovely old annoying cats. They think we don't feed them enough and they let us know by leaving things around the property, this is what I found YESTERDAY (one day only): Subway wrapper, Wendy's wrapper, Hot Chips pottle, Bakery bag, Bakery gladwrap! IN ONE DAY!
We always have food wrappers around our lawn and driveway, it's really gross, and I'm getting sick of it!
So when our 11yr cats die, that's it! no more pets!

Planting Stuff

I can't remember when I got these, maybe Christmas, maybe my birthday?
Anyway, I got them from my step-mother-in-law, who always seems to buy cool presents for us all! She has a real gift of not buying heaps of crap for the sake of buying presents.
And the awesome thing about these, are that they are herbs in a can, so I can 'plant' them when I'm ready. It's taken me months and months, but I was ready on 21 July!
You just open the can, add water, and keep them watered, but when I opened them up they had a bag marked "extra seed".
I wasn't sure if that meant EXTRA seed, or if it meant I had to put the seeds in, with the instructions in Chinese Engrish. But I thought I'd keep the extra seed and just wait and see if anything grew. So naturally I was a bit hesitant as to whether anything would grow. Plus the fact they had been sitting in the cupboard since I got them.

But less than 2 weeks later, and lots of water later, a sprout popped up on my chives! One of the most exciting days I've had in a while.

and then the other morning the parsley has just popped up too! YAY! Fresh herbs coming up for dinners soon :)

They are slowly growing, not nearly enough for a meal yet, but hopefully soon I'll have a thriving bunch of Chives & Parsley :) I'm considering putting the extra seeds in too, but I'm not sure how that will work out... I'll keep you updated.