Wednesday, December 19, 2012


I went up to Myer at lunch time to look at their Christmas window decorating and this is what I saw.


Tuesday, December 18, 2012


I made these cute little mini Christmas puddings on Sunday, I have wanted to make them for a few years and this year I did !!!

Last night I made these rum balls for the girls without fruit, tonight I am making us rum balls with fruit which I have had soaked in RUM overnight, yummo....


Monday, December 17, 2012


I made one new addition to my Christmas decorations this year - "all hearts come home for Christmas". 

I decided to put up the small Christmas tree this year, the big one only fits into the media room and Rebecca decided she wanted to look at it every night this year, so the small one it is :-)

 Some photos of other Christmas decorations at my house for 2012.

I will be back tomorrow to share some of my Christmas cooking from the weekend.

Happy monday everyone.

Tuesday, December 11, 2012


This being my first give away I didn't know how to pick a winner so I printed off all the entries and put them into a container and asked my husband to pick one out and the winner is......................................... The lovely Shez from Enjoying Life , thank you everyone for entering and a big CONGRATULTIONS to Shez.

Happy Tuesday everyone


Friday, December 7, 2012


A dear friend of mine loves cats and her favourite colour is blue, earlier this year when I was having a fabric buying frenzie I came across this gorgeous blue fabric with cats and thought how perfect it would be to make something for my friend for Christmas, I only bought 1/2 metre having no idea what I would use it for.  A few weeks ago a little voice in my head said make an apron, I didn't use a pattern and had no idea of sizing etc.  It wouldn't have been long enough as my friend towers over me which wouldn't be hard as I'm only like 5ft, Anna is about 5ft 10in - 5ft 11in, so I cut the fabric in half and put a piece of black quilters muslin in the middle and also used black for the band and ties.  I wanted to put a pocket on the apron so I cut a strip down the side of the fabric about 3 inches wide and made a striped pocket using the black and the cat fabric.  I am really happy with the finished apron, I am giving it to Anna for Christmas, I hope she likes it. I used the whole 1/2 metre of fabric, NO scraps over, very happy.

Sorry, this photo is a little blurry.


Wednesday, December 5, 2012


I am very happy to have finished the next 4 blocks in "A Christmas Story" by Jenny at ELEFANTZ 

There are two more blocks in this quilt.  I am hoping to have them finished before Christmas but with Christmas only 3 weeks away I am still to finish some Christmas gifts along with some baby items I need to finish.   


Monday, November 26, 2012


I have decided to hold a give away on my BLOG, this is my first give away since I have been blogging and the reason is "just because". Plus we are getting close to Christmas and giving is fun. So I am giving away a Country Threads magazine which is brand new (not the newest out) and "A Quilters Diary 2013".  I will also be including something hand made by me which will be a surprise when you receive the parcel.

You will receive one entry for each of the following:

1.     Leaving a comment will earn you one entry
2.     Please BLOG about the give away and this will earn you a second entry
3.     If you are a follower of my BLOG or if you become a follower this will earn you a third entry

The give away is for Australian residents. Entries will close on Sunday 9th December and I will draw the winner on Monday 10th December which is my Mum's Birthday.

Happy Monday everyone.


Friday, November 23, 2012


This Sunday 25th November my husband and I will be celebrating our 34th Wedding anniversary. WOW pinch me, I cannot believe it.  We seemed to have had the odds against us right from the start, you see we had only been dating for 6 months when we were married, my Mother was so against it she wasn't coming to the Wedding so I phoned her the day before and said please come to my Wedding, she did come and wore a black short dress, 34 years ago you never wore black to a Wedding and you always wore a full length dress. Many years later I was told that my family sat around on the Sunday after our Wedding having bets on how long our Marriage would last, ummm well I am going to bet now that not one of them would have bet we would still be married now.  There was a beer strike on in QUEENSLAND at that time so we had to purchase bottled beer which came from south of the border at a great expense.  We decided to honeymoon in Sydney and Canberra, so we set off not knowing that when we reached Sydney there was a fuel strike on.  We spent a lot of our time driving around Sydney trying to find fuel stations that had fuel. So here we are 34 years later and still married, we have two beautiful daughters Kate 24 and Rebecca 20. Would you believe Stephen is the favourite Son in law. Here are a couple of our Wedding photos, they aren't real good as I took photos with my digitial camera of the original paper photos.



Tuesday, November 20, 2012


Horray, two more Christmas pressies finished, fill her skirt with candy canes and hang her near the front door for your visitors to help themselves on their way out...  She is supposed to be an angel and in the pattern she has large wings but I think she looks lovely just like this.

Just look at her cute little face :-)

AND Santa in a sack......

See who else is sharing in Tuesday treasures, pop over to Mel at The House on the Side of the Hill



If you are interested in a great fabric give away, pop on over to Samelia's Mum Blog.


Tuesday, November 13, 2012


I was on annual leave last week and I was most pleased with the projects I finished, firstly this set.

Knitted Cardy

 Crocheted cap, I couldn't find a knitted pattern, this was done so quickly, I love crochet.

Little knitted mittens

I made four burp cloths and have also cut out another four to sew up, they make up so quickly.

I used towels for the backing and I managed to cut 4 from each towel.

I also made this quick self binding baby blanket, I found a few "you tube" tutorials for these self binding blankets.

Pop on over to The House on the Side of the Hill and see who else is sharing a treasure.


Thursday, November 1, 2012


Recently I made these 6 baby bibs and I have several more cut out waiting to be sewn. I am on annual leave next week and have quite a few things cut out waiting for me to sew up. I used polar fleece for the backing of the bibs and they feel so soft and cuddly. The "vegemite" one is for my dear little Marina's (living in Japan) baby due on 5 December.


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