Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Secret Santa

I recieved my international partner today for the Bloggers Secret Santa. This is going to be so much fun, swapping with someone I have never met or even talked to!!! I have read her blog though LOL

The other day I received my quilt kit from Mrs Martins Quilt Shop. This is the first quilt kit I have ever bought and I am determined (didn't say when by though LOL) to get this made coz I just love it!!! Love the design and love the colours of the fabrics in the kit Karen has put together.

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Things I have received in swaps...

Doll from Khris - Sew Prim Friends - for a doll swap

Table runner from Becky in US made from some orphan log cabin blocks I sent to her: Pincushion received from Kate - that raggedy oneBag from Sharon NZ for a swap:

Some things I have made....

Here are some pics of some of the things I have made over the last year or so, so any one new to my blog can see the things I like to make.
Tilt & Turn block for Block swap

Annie & her Kitty - my first dolls made in an online Craft class.
Bag I made for Sharon in NZ for a bag swap.

Same bag I made for my mum:

Cushion I made for Jenny in NZ for a swap. Doll made for Becky in US from supplies she sent me:
My first attempts at scrapbooking dono on a trip to QLD to meet some internet crafting buddies! Mine are the clipboard, tags, and gift boxes on the right, sorry not a very good pic!

Tuesday, August 14, 2007

This is the post that I lost. Thanks to my friend Sharon who told me about drafts!!!!

Ok, I have been tagged with this award from Sharon of Material Magic by Shar.
Thanks heaps Sharon!!!

Now I have to send it on to 5 others .

I am tagging: Gail Pan designs. This lady does not know me but I frequent her site a lot. I love her designs! Karen at Mrs Martin's Quilt Shop. This is my favourite blog to read!!! I don't know this lady either but I placed my first order with her the other day!! I love the looking at all the gorgeous pics on the site. Karen is a lovely lady in California US who makes arty type dolls. While I am not into this type of doll, the work that goes into them is amazing! Karen & I have met online in a Yahoo craft group. Another blog I read often. This lady has a retreat in country NSW where she holds quilt retreats. I would love to do something like that one day but don't have a group to go with LOL Nik is the most amazing Scrapbooker!!! I love all her work. And she has gorgeous daughter called Indy who is very photogenic and makes for ggreat scrapbooking pages LOL

These 5 ladies now need to copy and paste this award to their blog and nominate five more people.

Saturday, August 11, 2007

Productive Day

I have had a very productive day today, after my recovery day yesterday!
The weeks washing is now up to date, just got to do all the ironing now!!

I also did some work on a doll I have been making, I stained and baked her today. Will sew together tonight. I can't show you pics yet as the person she is for may see LOL

Friday, August 10, 2007

21st Party

Last Saturday Nathan had his 21st party. I have finally uploaded the photos!! It was a great night, you had to come dressed as something starting with the letter R. There was some very creative people there!!

Nathan's 21st

Just click on the pic above to view the photos.

Also, below is a video/slide show I made up to show at the party.

Friday, August 3, 2007

Dinner out for Nathan's Birthday

For Nathan's 21st on Tuesday night we went to Chili's for dinner with my parents.
Here is a photo, it is not the best but you get the picture!

Here is a sneak peak of the cake for the party tomorrow night. I am happy with the way it came out although it is much bigger than expected!!