Monday, 18 August 2014

Starting to blog again...

Well I think I might lol...I say this alot and it gets further and further behind....

So let's see what's been happening...
Kaitlyn has been enjoying being back at physie this year...the usual comps have started again so it's a busy time here lately getting her prepared for them all...she has competed in 2 so far this year and has done extremely well..
These girls have become fast friends which is great to see...kaitlyns new club is awesome with all the teachers and other members being so supportive of each other which is great for all the girls wether they place in comps or not...

Other family news is not that exciting lol. It's been pretty quiet around here since we are in winter and it's so cold (today is very wet and cold). And being busy with kaitlyn's dancing so not much time to do anything else... Craig's work is keeping him busy but he is still enjoying it which is great to see... My work is still the same and I'm still enjoying that also...

Crafty stuff I've still been my usual self and have so many projects on the go lol... I just can't help myself...my scrapbooking has been non existent for awhile but hoping to get back into that soon when I get my room organized...it's a bit cold to do anything out there at the moment since it's on the back verandah but hoping to get it enclosed and it will be really nice in summer to sit out there...
So my other projects I'm working on are my cross stitch..been a work in progress for a very long time but I do keep coming back to it...I've also found some other really nice cross stitch patterns I want to work on also but I've promised hubby I won't start anything else till my other projects are finished lol....
I've set up a sewing corner in my lounge room where I can sit with the family but still be crafty...I made myself a tray to store stuff in when I'm crafting so it stops dropping on the floor...
I've also got 2 crochet projects on the go as well lol...see told you I had lots of WIPS on the go....
First is my chevron blanket 
And the other is another special project for someone special...hoping to get this one finished soon...it's coming along pretty fast so I might be able to cross this one off my list very soon...

I suppose that's one good thing about winter it's too cold to go outside so I get more time to craft...

But I must stay off the computer if I'm going to get anything done...so best head off now need to finish this special project off very soon...

Till next time
Xoxo




Sunday, 6 July 2014

Another long break between posts

So again I have been very slack with posting to my blog, but lots has been happening these last few months and lots of excting things are happening in our household (some of which I wont share just yet on the internet)... but its going to be a very busy last few months of this year for our family thats for sure...

One thing that has happened lately is that we have moved again... yes i know again... in our 2 years of marriage this would now be our 4th move LOL...my lovely Pop has allowed us to move into his home (he now lives permantley with my parents)... so its been a lot of hard work getting it all ready to live in but we are slowly getting there... Craig has been repainting the rooms of the house (which is 60 years old) and we are finally nearly settled in and unpacked... just need to organise my scrap stuff a bit more then i can share photos of my new space....

this is our new home... love that it has always been our family home with my grandparents living in this home for nearly 60 years and now we get to live in it too....

so thats all we have been up to these last few months and weeks...work is still busy for us both and Kaitlyn is on school holiddays at the moment... she did extremely well in her half yearly report for year 8 we are very proud of what she is achieving at high school... she is still doing her physie dancing with a competition coming up very soon so getting lots of practice in for them....

she is growing up way too fast....

well off to clean up and get ready to go and pick her up...then get ready for another busy week that just seem to fly by...
I hope to be back more now (we will see LOL)

xoxo




Monday, 10 March 2014

A few things

Well it's been a few ups and downs since my last blog post....
On the 10th feb our gorgeous nana passed away...she had been dealing with dementia and it was just her time to go...I got to say goodbye to her which I'm so glad that I did and I know now she is at peace...
I miss her heaps but remember her for who she was... One thing that I will always remember was how creative she was doing so many crafts... Her main love was knitting and I'm so glad that her creativeness has passed on through generations with my mum being very creative also and I'm so glad that I also enjoy being creative with my new love of crocheting (inspired by my nana)

One of the things my pop gave me that was my Nan's was all her wool and craft boxes...I had fun today going through it all remembering all that she did in her life...

I also got given one of her diamond enternity rings and a silver chain with her star sign charm on it...her star sign was Sagittarius which is the same as mine both of us with December birthdays so it was nice to have it as a special reminder of her....kaitlyn was very lucky and was given her wedding rings and we both got some gorgeous tea cup and saucer set that she had....so lots of very nice things to remember her by.

So other then that I have been doing lots of crocheting ...I have started a shoulder wrap for kaitlyn she loves the hunger games so I'm attempting to make her the Katniss shawl that was worn in the movie.
So far so good this being my first attempt at crocheting clothing.

I'm also still completing my mood blanket again I'm a few behind but I'll slowly catch up soon I hope...
Oh and another project I attempted was to crochet some hand towels that I gave to my mum. This was another thing my nana used to do...
They turned out exactly like hers....

And today I received my first package for the autumn yarn club I have joined...I saw this on Instagram and decided it looked like fun it's through a lady here in Australia named Jodie from jellywares... And WOW the package I received was amazing....


I'm just about to get started on it...don't want to get behind lol....just another project on the go....
Ok best get started this post has been huge so better stop here...
Till next time... Xoxo

Sunday, 23 February 2014

Another crochet project

So hubby is attempting to make his own ginger beer from scratch...it's smelling really good so far but part of the process was that the ginger had to sit in a jar for up to 7 days...so all instructions said to put a doily on top of the jar...so in my whole crochet obsession right now I decided to attempt to make one for him to use...
Using this gorgeous book I got from mum and dad for christmas I used a pattern for this doily from it...this shows about half way done...my first time at using very thin cotton and small hook so it took a bit of getting used to...but I eventually got the hang of it...

The end result was better then I expected...I blocked it out for the rest of the afternoon and it turned out excellent...very happy with the results
This is what it's being used for my husbands attempt at ginger beer the first stage...
Now that that is done I'm off to try and catch up with my mood blanket I'm a bit behind due to family things that have happened in the past few weeks....
 Happy crafting everyone
Xoxo

Sunday, 9 February 2014

What I have been up to...

Been busy these last few weeks with work and home life...school is back for another year with kaitlyn starting year 8 this year...she is much happier now that she has moved classes...so I'm hoping it will stay that way for her...

Apart from the usual busy work schedule I've fitted in some crocheting time of course...
My mood blanket is coming along well and I'm up to date... This block is the whole of January...

I'm loving how it's turning out so far something different for me... Hubby and I went shopping for some more yarn to add in more colours so being the wonderful hubby he is he sat that night winding them all for me...
Told you I have a great husband....

I've also started to finish off another blanket for someone special....(I have lots of projects on the go lol) this is going to be completed using the CAL from www.spincushions.com lots of fun things to learn....

So I've been reading lots of crochet blogs lately and many talk about blocking your crochet items etc so I did some research and decided it was way to expensive here in Australia to buy one so I made my own and it works so well..definately will be blocking lots of my squares now...
         
They look so nice and neat now...

Ok off to relax and watch willy wonkas chocolate factory with my hubby and gorgeous girl....
Xoxo