Tuesday, November 30, 2010


A Special Birthday and a "Santa Walk" for Charity

  Hiya all.....

Well it's definitely been a while since my last post hasn't it ???....but in all honesty I just haven't been able to find the time to get on here and blog away like I used to....lol

A few of things have happened of late that I will share with you...some exciting...some not so exciting but I am in a very "sharing" mood so I will spill the lot...tee hee!

Firstly....starting this week I am now finally back to working only three days a week...woohooo!!!...so hopefully I will have a bit more spare time up my sleeve to get some of "my" stuff done...ie sewing, creating, blogging, sleeping....lol

Anyhoo...as from this week I am only working Wednesday through Friday and hope to be able to concentrate a bit more on my website business and the neverending chores that I have been ignoring at home.....how exciting!
(well it is for me...maybe not so for you guys...but I did warn y'all)
....and seeing as I have had a bit of time this week I decided first priority was to get out my "chrissy gear" and "deck the halls" so to speak...
(nothing like prioritising is there...hee hee!!).

Okay...onto the exciting stuff....(well hopefully you will find it slightly interesting..lol)....

Our sweet little Charlotte Jade (Charlie or CJ to her friends) has turned TWO!!!....I know!!...it's hard to believe isn't it!!
...but there she was looking alll "purty" in her party dress...very excited, although I am pretty certain she had no idea what was going on!

There were little friends, pinyartas, ice blocks, fairy bread and lots of cake

and I am happy to say that she had such a good time that it all got a bit much in the end and it was nap time...just in the nick of time I would say...wouldn't you....lol...check out how she fell asleep!!!!

Here are a few more pics from the special day.....

and finally...off to bed after a VERY big day!

Now...from Birthday's onto Christmas.....

Last weekend saw Jeff and I and a few close friends join in on the Variety Club Santa Fun Run which took place bright and early on Sunday morning and went for 5 klms from Sydney's beautiful Darling Harbour right around to the to the steps of the stunning Sydney Opera House. All monies raised went to the Variety Club that raises money for sick kids.....a great cause!!

Here we are....with a lady (holding sign) and a couple of "ring ins" (on the left) who wanted a pic of us all for their Christmas Card...lol
What a sight it was....over 2000 people (all ages) fully decked out in Santa suits (complete with fluffy white beards....pounding the pavement for charity. Most (including our unfit lot) chose to walk the 5 klms, taking about an hour at a leasurely pace, however I understand the first runner through did it in about 15 minutes!!

Anyways...it was a great morning spent with friends...for a great charity.
Here are a few pics of the day......

..as I said...all shapes and sizes!

...waiting to start

...on our way...

...what a sight!!!

Well that's about it for me for the time being....a bit of a long post ....sorry, but I was overdue for a catch up....
Till next time....

Tuesday, September 14, 2010


Happy 50th Birthday my friend...


Today is my friend Jackie's (The Back Shed) 50th birthday.
Jackie...you are one in a million and deserve only the best! 

I would like to take this opportunity to wish you the happiest of days and hope that you have been treated to a special day that you will remember for years to come.

For those of you who know Jackie (or even if you don't)..why not pop over to her BLOG- The Back Shed and share your birthday wishes with her!

Thankyou to My Little Raggedy Blessings (see link on bottom right side bar) for the graphics)

Till next time.....
 

Thursday, September 2, 2010


Daffodils....and a beaut cause!!

The 27th August 2010 (last Friday here in Australia) was "Daffodil Day"..... a day held once each year to raise money for much needed cancer research....such a wonderful, wonderful cause.

So when I ducked out from work at lunch time to buy my lunch and I saw the street-side "Daffodil Day" stall in our shopping village I couldn't help but buy some....because you see...not only are they one of my favourite flowers the cause has touched me personally on a few levels over recent years...

Thanks to the progress made in cancer research and it's treatment I am still able to hug my dad and tell him that I love him and also still have my young nephew here to watch grow into a young man.

Sadly the same outcome is not shared by all who this cruel disease affects and a couple of years back we were forced to say goodbye to a dear friend..a wonderful lady who unfortunately was unable to be helped in her fight....


So as I look at these beautiful golden yellow daffodils I have mixed emotions....both happy and sad thoughts, but above all a great appreciation for the cause that they so wonderfully support!

Till next time.....

Sunday, August 8, 2010


I'm a lucky gal...yes indeedy I am !

I had a birthday a week or so ago and was totally and utterly spoiled by some of my friends and my family.
So.... in this post, I thought I would share a few of the thoughtful "primmy" gifts I received with you....

Now.....before you ask...NO..... I'm not going to tell you how old I was as I am trying to forget that part....lol.... (or maybe thats just the "ol-timer's" kickin' in....tee hee...lol).

Anyways enough of that old age natterin'......feist your eyes on these (and please feel free to pop on your spectacles, should you think you need them....who am I to judge!)

Okay.....now firstly let me tell you that I had a day out recently with a dear friend and we did what we do best....shopped for old goodies...lol. Now my dear sweet (but obviously senile husband) told me that if I saw anything I liked to grab it and he would give it to me as my birthday present.....was he game or what????

Anywhoooo.....this is what I found....
Isn't it just beautiful. It's Edwardian and is made from a voile type fine check fabric with cotton lace trim and piping.
The picture above is more true to it's real-life colour....
I have it on an old maneqquin top that I have "balanced" on an old timber pedestal but its a bit "shakey" to say the least, so I will have to sort something a bit more permanent out for the base and I also need to find a petticoat to pop under it...

Hubby also gave me some money (told ya he was senile....lol) to pay off this great old set of depression era drawers that I have had on layby at work forever!!
How lucky am I????.....I'd lend him out girls...but I feel it only fair to advise you all that there IS a downside...he doesn't do lawns, gardens and  isn't the least bit domesticated when it comes to doing things around the house....lol

Now.... I mentioned that I recieved some lovely gifts from some of my thoughtful friends and none more special than this one that I received from my great mate Jackie.....

This year I had planned to take myself off and join a quilting class as it is something that I have always wanted to accomplish, however my return to work soon put the "keiber" on that one and it was not meant to be....

This sweet woman remembered me mentioning it to her in passing and along with a truely gorgeous handmade scarf (love my scarves...lol) this is what she sent me......
Please take special note of the wording on the pattern below!!!

How special is that???....a quilted hanging designed especially for me by one of my favourite quilters!....with step by step instructions, the kind that only Jackie could write...lol.... Everything I need has been included and is marked as to where I should use it and explained in detail ....and even better still..... by doing this she has given me the opportunity to do something that I have wanted to do for such a long time....have a crafting day with her....one of my best mates!!

You see Jackie lives in VIC, some 8 or so hours drive away from my neck of the woods ...so a crafting day (let alone a one-on-one quilt class) is something that would never have normally happened....but look at us now!!!!

Jackie....I can't wait to get some free time to sit down with "you" and make up this little beauty....and I promise I will send photos!!! (the last step of the pattern process...lol)

Also from a couple of other long distance crafting friends I received these...

 

From my lovely friend Pam in QLD, a simply beautiful handmade apron made from vintage linens, doileys and laces....the picture simply does not do it justice..........

and from my sweet friend Suzie from SA...this lovely little handmade tattered teddie and a couple of crusty old kitchenalia goodies (that have already made their way into my kitchen)...

So thank you my dear, sweet friends.
I am truely blessed, not only for the lovely handmade gifts you sent me...
but because I have you three to call my friends xxxxxxxxx 

Til next time......

Sunday, July 25, 2010


Eighteen pair......and counting!!!


Regular followers of my BLOG would be aware of my passion for all things "old and prairie" and in particular my fetish for old victorian boots, about which I have written on a couple of occasions.

Well.......I have been on the scout for some for a couple of my customers and happened to come across a few lovely pairs....four to be precise....however as it seems to be with everything else in my life...this was not to be without dilemma...lol

The dilemma this time.....how do I sell them when they are just so perfectly prim & prairie and especially when I DON'T have a set like that in my collection???

Well the four pair quickly went down to three, then two...then one.....oops!!!..(be strong lassie and put at least one pair back)...aaaagggghhhhhh........back to two again, but very reluctantly!!...lol

I decided to keep these two pair
(youno coz I truley-ruley need them)


Anyways I have today popped the remaining two pair up on my Little House Primitives webstore for sale and I have run (very quickly before I change my mind...coz I really wanted the black ones as well...lol) with the other two to add them to my ever growing collection...


I thought (for lack of anything else to post about) I would share with you some pictures of my collection so far...

Soooooo.....I walked around and gathered my sweet little boots from all of their hiding spots around my home...and popped them all together on this old depression era box that I was lucky to find at work a few weeks back....

(SAFETY WARING:- Now try not to drool gals...its not good for the computer keyboard and definitely not lady like at all...lol)

...my high button boots...



my lace up boots...



and lastly but definitely not leastly (lol)  my ladies lace up boots....

Now ...I did say before that it was my collection so far...lol.
Yep...what can I say...I'm a sucker for them and I have been able to get my hands on a couple of ladies pairs, which are on their way to me as I speak......of course this will pose another dilemma...yep you guessed it.. do I keep them or do I sell them as initially intended.....

Well that my dear friends will have to be a question answered another day......in particular the day I recieve them, open up the parcel, study them, swoon over them (all dribble wiped away very gracefully with a cleanex...because I am kind of ladylike afterall), enjoy my quiet imaginin's of who once owned them....where they walked....what they saw, walk around and see where I could even possibly fit them at home.. try them on with my favourite blue prairie dress and ribbons (gotcha...lol...actually its a beige number not blue... just kidding...lol) and then repeat the process over and over until I guilt myself into popping at least one pair up for sale and then finding a permanent loving home for the other pair.......somewhere around here!!!

Lansakes...I think I am in need of a bit of an intervention....lol

Til next time.............

Wednesday, July 7, 2010


What a dfference a day makes.....

This last weekend I had the pleasure of spending Sunday afternoon at my brother and sister in-law's lovely home set on 2 acres with a gorgeous view of the great "aussie bush"!.

They are off to the US today for a business trip/holiday for 4 weeks and arranged a family BBQ to catch up before they left. For those of you who know me....you will know that this also meant playtime and lots of cuddles with my cutie-pie niece before she left!

The day was one of Sydney's best winter days in ages....sun shining , not a cloud in the sky and (dare I say it) even slightly warm-ISH!!!....lol


Anyways...the BBQ was great and Charlotte and I had fun chasing bubbles around the backyard (courtesy of the bubble blower that I spotted at the store on my way over (I knew it would be fun!).


I thought I would share a few pics with you (none of CJ chasing bubbles as I was the chief bubble blower and frankly.....got far too carried away to take any pictures...lol).

Nanny and Poppy bought her this litte desk and chairs
 ...so out came the colouring in books

"clevva aren't I ??"....well I admit I did get a little help!

Next it was out to the backyard for our "barbie"

Hmmm...what will I do while we wait for daddy to cook the BBQ .....
Hmmmm....thinking!!!!

I know...lets play with the pets!!
with Bonnie the border collie....
would you believe this is CJ saying "cheese!!!!" for the camera ??
Now with Bosco the cat...

How's your day been Bosco???

Awe come on..don't chew the girly shoes....hang on that tickles!!

Mmmmm...getting a bit sunny...
no matter I'll just pop on Aunty Chris's "shades"...

A great day was had by all....a great day indeed!!!!


NOW......onto to the title of my post....

"What a difference a day makes" .....
Look at the snaps I took while driving to work yesterday....
(very naughty while driving I know....but???)

BRrrr back to the wintery weather I am afraid...lol

Foggy!....

Foggier...

Oh boy!!.....
Can you see the car ahead of me ?...

Well that's about it for me for now.......
Thanks for sharing

Till next time..........stay warm!...
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