Thursday, July 31, 2008
To make the texture on the green strip I ran an old tracing wheel back and forth over the card.
This little penguin is just adorable, I had to match him with a "smile" stamp since he is just so not smiling!
I love putting scallops here and there on my cards. Scallops have come a long way since the 90s (thank goodness!)
And while I had the card out I made a quick Christmas card too. The angel is by Inky Antics and I love her!
As usual lighting is not so good at the moment. But it seems spring is just around the corner, I saw our first jasmine flowers this morning!
Wednesday, July 30, 2008
Here is my finished collection. Sorry about the lighting, I'm finding it so hard to get decent photos in winter. The light is all or nothing.
Well that has satisfied my start-to-think-about-Christmas bug for now, so I guess I should make some birthday cards next!
Monday, July 28, 2008
We went out to the letterbox, and picked the daisy while we were there. Then we put the daisy in a vase (no water) and in and out it came, and it was carried everywhere. Sweet.
Then Little A's mummy came to collect her, and her mummy was naughty enough to give me these lovely gifts
Sunday, July 27, 2008
Thursday, July 24, 2008
Breakfast: bowl of cereal - each has their preferences of how much bran, weet-bix or nutri-grain, (or sometimes porridge in winter) These scientific mixtures with strict proportions are a mystery to me and one of the reasons that I sleep in most mornings - to let Steve serve breakfast.
I wish I had asked her who it belonged to. Gran was a dressmaker in the 1930s-40s, but these are older than that. I'm guessing pre-WWI.
They are very fine, and obviously stained over the years, but have beautiful detail.
Can you imagine wearing lace like this at the end of a fine sleeve?
Ok so the polar fleece jacket with the fine lace edging is not really doing it for me at the moment, but I can't imagine wearing lace like that and doing housework, so I guess this is the Sunday-best type of sleeve edging.
I have often thought of mounting these in a frame on velvet or similar, but would love to have some old photos from that side of the family to put with them ... something to think about, anyway.
Wednesday, July 23, 2008
From my "grocery shopping" yesterday ...
A bundle of new ideas for giftgiving, mostly using papercrafts but some sewing
I love these ...
Some quick crafting yesterday produced a gift ready to post to a sister-in-law for her birthday ...
I made a wallet and cards very similar to the ones I made for Mum in June, using Stampin' Up products.
The tab does up with a little piece of velcro underneath
I bought a pen which I decorated with a few ribbons
and a cute notebook from the newsagency which matches my colour scheme pretty well.
In the kitchen I have ...
a fridge and pantry full of fresh food (no mean feat in itself!) ...
one yummy sultana cake (I know it's yummy because one corner underneath got stuck in the tin and I sampled it ;-)(just not quite sure why the photo is not rotated)
some chicken sausages and delicious meatballs for the girls' lunches this week. (I have decided I am sick of their fussy eating and this week they are going to eat what they are given and no filling up on biscuits, crackers etc. Not sure how it will go, but I figure it's worth a try) ....
... hmmm and a pile of things to wash up!
Now I have one more precious hour so I am off to do some scrapbooking before the school pick-up.
Monday, July 21, 2008
... which was pretty rough to take. We seem to have seen a lot of boats this week. I love looking at boats, it is so restful somehow. The Pink Girl jumped on the sand like Tigger ...
After a little play in the playground it was time to pick up the Trapeze Artist, who had had a wonderful time at camp.
It's good to be all together again. School starts tomorrow. If the girls ever surface from their books we might do some craft today.
Saturday, July 19, 2008
Don't forget to keep your digital pet nearby in case it wants something to eat.