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HMMM...WHAT HAVE I BEEN UP TO?....and a giveaway as well !!!!

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Not a prim to be seen
but if on florals you are keen... they're at the junction.... "Petticoat Junction"...


Lots of stuff I did sew
bags lined up in a row...
at the junction....
"Petticoat Junction"...


Come and be our guest and you'll see all the rest at the junction....
'Petticoat Junction"...


Oh yes I have set up a new store with handmades and lots, lots more ... at the junction "Petticoat Junction"...

I've been dying to sing y'all that song...lol. Not as good as the original version....but fun at least (well for me anyways)..tee hee!
Yep....well that's what I've been up to over the last few weeks. Had so much fun making those couple of bags up for mum for Christmas, that I decided I needed a new challenge...so....website #3 was born (well it's actually #4  if you count the Chocoalate Crow Trader) and for those that know me...this is sooo out of my comfort zone it's frightening...lol...but hey challenges are good for the soul....…

It's definitely a dogs life....

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I have finally come to the realisation that the above is true....It really IS a dog's life....well it's true in the case of our dog...lol
Meet our old gal Dusty, an 10 year old  Australian Chocolate Brown Kelpie (with ever increasing grey bits)

.....a fit , refined, working dog.....like a well oiled piece of machinery...

Always on the go....


Follows my husband everywhere.....


Takes her duties as protector of our family very seriously.....



And the snoring...well all I can say is no self respecting criminal would come within 100 metres of our place when this gal is at work as the noise is truely frightening!!!...so I guess in that case she actually has the guard-dog bit kinda covered...lol
And did I mention "alert"????...can hear a digital camera turn on from two rooms away (hence the open eyes in all of the pictures)...I was lucky enough to snap these BEFORE she up and ran away to hide behind the towel in the ensuite..lol (bit camera shy....doesn't like the papparazzi a…

Live , Love and Laugh ....

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This week revealed the sad news of the loss of not one but three young lives within our social network...all of them taken too soon, too young and with so much life yet to experience.
Three separate events ....all three leaving devestated family and friends to grieve their loss while bravely trying to celebrate lives cut way too short.
This should be a reminder to us all not to take for granted those we love and to spend each day being grateful and enjoying to the fullest what we have been blessed with...family, friends and good health.
So as they saying goes LIVE .... life to the fullest.... LOVE .... and be kind to others LAUGH .... much with family and friends
... as we never know when these simple pleasures could be taken away from us
Till next time..... Chris x

Girls Night In....

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My hubby and brother had both decided to go to the Speedway on Friday night to watch the World Series Sprintcars....not wanting to join them it presented a perfect oppportunity for a girls night in!!!
So...that's exactly what we did....myself, my sister in-law and my gorgeous little neice, "CJ" !
So off I headed to my brothers house but not without first remembering to pack my digital camera. I always get a lovely reception from Charlotte when I arrive and this time I was determined to catch it on camera, so as to pop the pictures in my "memory book" along with all of my other precious photos.
So armed with my new digital camera (gift from hubbny for Christmas) I walked in and started snapping (hence the not so centred pictures...lol)
As you will see from the following I wasn't to be dissappointed ...
Oh how my heart swells when I see this little one smile!!.......There's nothing quite like the excited greeting from a precious little one to make you feel th…

I found them...I found them, I found them !!!....

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An update on my previous post..."I've always fancied myself as a Prairie Girl"....

Lansakes…….

I thought I would never find them

…….but just in the nick of time

……..and lucky as church day is tomorrow!!!

I thought I was going to have to wear my old blue bonnet that has seen better days
….. but there they were …

…….right where I had left them
….in my old sewing box with the lavender bundle…..

….. my lucky rabbits foot and and my best fishing hook!.... Now if I can only find my Lemon Verbena….???
I know I shouldn’t wear perfume on the “lords day” …but Johnny Johnson will be there!!!!
Till next time..... Chris x (unless they lock me away first...lol)

I'VE ALWAYS FANCIED MYSELF AS A PRAIRIE GIRL....

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Yes siree...indeedy I have! .....So when the opportunity to purchase an authentic vintage Amish child's outfit came up ...well you know me......I couldnt resist ...could I??

Ever seen something and just had to have it the minute you laid eyes on it?...well let me tell you...my home is full of "had to haves" and the sad sad thing is I could probably tell you where and how I came to find each and every one of them.
I don't know about you but I have dozens of "oh thats my all time favourite thing" items! ...... Do you think that this is just our way of justifying the fact that we have spent a ridiculous amount of money on something we really do not need...whilst also totally ignoring the fact that WE CAN'T USE THEM EITHER????

Take my Amish outfit (figure of speach...if you take it I will HAVE to kill you...lol)., well....it's not MY outfit as there is no way I could squeeze my 40 odd years of good living into that little beauty!!!, but it is my outfit in …

YOU CAN'T RUSH THESE THINGS.......Can you?

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Like most of the general populous I seem to be lacking any type of motivation this time of year...and for those of you who know me well, you will know that this doesn't happen very often.
Unfortuately my lack of any form of "gusto" seems to have been hanging around since before Christmas!. Allow me to explain.....
Mylast market stall was held on the second weekend in December. As usual it was a mammoth production and I packed to the hilt. For some reason (only known to my subconscious) I have progressed from not only filling the ute to capacity but also roping in my ever patient husband (who most times comes in the early am to help me struggle to put up my shade gazebo) to filling his long wheelbase work van with all kinds of fabulous old junk and creations.
As you will see from the pictures above.... on this occasion I even dragged along an old decrepid (but fabulous) and extremely large cupboard. Not for sale mind you....simply for display purposes (see how my mind work…

CHRISTMAS BOOTIE...and a good start to the New Year!

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A belated Happy New Year to you all. I know I am late but I have an excuse...we have been away...yipeeeee! Firstly, I thought I would jump on the band wagon and show you a few of the lovely goodies I received from some of my Choccy Crow friends this Christmas. They all know me very well,  seem to know just what I like and each put alot of thought into the gifts that they each sent.
Each of the gifts have taken pride of place in my home and I am particulary enjoying the writings of Laura Ingalls Wilder. I can see that my Little House on the Prairie infatuation is about to take another turn ....from the DVD's to the books....look out hubby here comes another collection!!!!
Lansakes....(as Laura would say).....I have been very spoiled!.... and am very grateful to have such kind and thoughtful friends.

Well ....we kicked off 2010 with a trip away with my husbands race team down to sunny (NOT) Victoria., where they were competing in both the Australian and Victorian Microsprint Titles.
 Mic…