Sunday, March 30, 2008

Looking forward to the holidays

I have been scrapbooking our holidays photos from last April (better late than never!) and am looking forward to a week at the beach in a few weeks.

I haven't been posting much lately, at our school fete two weeks ago we had our camera "lost" ie it fell out of Steve's pocket while he was helping pack some chairs away and someone has picked it up and kept it. It makes me upset to think that someone somewhere now has our camera but not the charger ... so our camera is sitting useless in someone's home, or it has been sold by now. Anyway during the week we bought an identical camera so now we can forget that little incident. We are so thankful that Emily's glasses turned up the week before, they are essential and a camera is not ... exactly .... but it is nice to feel like I can just take more pictures now and blog them!

Thursday, March 13, 2008

A Cardmaking morning

At craft this morning I made cards for our school fete on Saturday. I stuck with a navy blue background to keep things simple and provide some unity as a set of cards on the stall, rather than random uncoordinating cards.

Not that I will get to see the craft stall, my job is to run the wristband and ticket sales for the rides, and that is a HUGE responsibility on the day.
Oh, and help my Recorder Group perform at lunchtime. I'd better not forget that!

Thursday, March 6, 2008

Birds in the Bedroom

I got so tired of seeing expensive lazer-cut bird silhouettes in magazines, and thinking "I could do that" ... that I finally did.

I printed out some bird shapes from Microsoft Clipart and used them as templates to cut out birds out of dark bronze shimmer paper. Then I blu-tacked them to the wall. It only took about 30 minutes and that night Steve came home from a gig to find a flock of swallows over the bed.

Saturday, March 1, 2008


It's good to know that Emily and Steve can be trusted to find exactly what is needed in an op-shop.

Emily had to have a blood test so they turned the outing into a daddy-daughter date, with op-shopping and morning tea at a cafe.
This is what they came home with (well, in addition to a half-sipped iced white chocolate) :

5 paperbacks for the girls to read

1 pocket dictionary - Emily needed one for school and this one has character - someone has been covered in text and photo paper and the edges coloured with black texta - very cool and it won't be confused with others in the classroom - just $1.50

1 very mini German/English dictionary. The perfect size for Chilli.