Friday, 30 November 2012

Getting things done

 Getting presents wrapped today. Some of them anyway. I made a little envelope to stash some cash for my boy. And who can you see in the background?

My sweet little Miss. She's trying to keep cool. So hot here today. So glad we got our outdoor area finished yesterday.
 We picked up our new table. It seats 10 so now I don't have to worry about where everyone is going to fit on Christmas day.
 Then yesterday we planted a few flowers and covered everywhere with chip bark.

 It feels so much nicer out there.

And we covered it all with a tarp. So rain, hail or shine - we can have Christmas outside. (We had to fence off my vege patch as the lady from down the road neglects her chicken so it came and destroyed my veges twice. Not again Chicken!)
The only thing left to do is to put up the fairy lights. We'll do that this weekend.
I am so excited to put the Christmas tree up tomorrow. I can't wait!
Bring on December!!

Wednesday, 28 November 2012

Camera Strap

Finally got back in my sewing room today after spending the past 3 days either gardening or looking after my sick hubby.
I decided to wipe off another Chrissy present from the list. This time, one for my sister in law. She recently got a dslr so I thought I'd make her a camera strap for it.
I used this tutorial - and it is fabulous.
 I used Amy Butlers Cameo collection that I had leftover from the baby quilt that I made.
 This is probably my favourite collection that she's done so far.
 It was really quick to make so I made one for myself as well.

 This one is for Kat.
 And this one is for me.
My favourite thing about it is the lens cap pouch. Perfect for me because whenever I remove the cap I always put it down somewhere and always have to go searching for it.
I hope she likes hers ;o)

Hope you are having a fabulous week,

K xxx

Sunday, 25 November 2012

Slow progress

 This morning I pulled out my DD Kit and filled in all the boxes of the pdfs.
I used tapes, paper and stickers.
I'm still waiting on a delivery with some white cardstock - so I had to print onto paper instead.

Also this afternoon we started working on this. Our neglected outdoor area.
It took a couple of hours, but we cleared out alot of garden junk.
Now we need to kill off the weeds and do some cleaning and planting and it'll look much better. Our reward is going to be a nice outdoor setting - just in time for Christmas. So excited to make it all pretty.

That'll be a job for another day!
Off to have a cup of tea before bed. I think I'll sleep well tonight!

K xxx

Friday, 23 November 2012

December Daily

What a great mail day. My December Daily kit finally arrived.
I am so excited. I don't know where to start.
But you know what I'll be doing this weekend, right?!
Cannot wait to play!

Hope you have a fabulous weekend,

Kel xxx

Thursday, 22 November 2012


It seems the longer I stay away - the harder it is to get back here!
So lately:
A little accident. With a taxi. Totally her fault so my car was fixed. But it was inconvenient.
 Hot weather. Which means we don't feel like doing a whole lot.
 The kitties are always close by me. One will take the pouf and the other pinches hubby's chair.
 Loving the Christmas decorations that pop up. This is on the street that I go down everyday to drop the kids at school. I love it.
 Baking. Yummy blueberry tea cakes. So delicious.
And I am officially done with my Christmas shopping. Have a few little things to make. Just waiting on everything to arrive.
Slowly starting to receive it all.  I am so happy that I don't have to hit the shopping centers this December.
What about you: Done and dusted or Just beginning?

Monday, 12 November 2012

Obsessed with Gold

 Obsessed with all things gold at the moment. Both of these are on my Christmas wish list.
Yum. Yum. Yum.

Also kinda freaking out as our Christmas guest list has doubled.
And trying to suit everybodys dietary requirements for 3 meals is totally freaking me out!

And now my sewing list is being added to - while other things are getting removed.  Totally flustered right now. Need to start a new list and get it all under control again.
Or indulge in a little retail therapy. Possibly something gold.....

Hope your week is a happy one,

K xxx

Thursday, 8 November 2012

Fa la la la la

Still in the Christmas spirit over here!!
Gathering any bits and pieces I think I want to use in my December Daily. (Lots of bits from last years DD) If I gather any more though, I won't be able to fit my kit stuff in there - lol!
Super excited for it to come. It's been a while since I played with paper. Not even sure if I have any adhesive anymore. Maybe I ought to check that.

The only other thing I've bought - that I couldn't resist was Heidi's Colour Shine Mist. I've got a thing about gold at the moment. Loving it!
 I have also decided to use Ali's templates. I've printed and cut them out and I'm ready to go!
I want to do a pic on one side and use these cards for the journalling and embellishments.

Cannot wait to get started.

I've got a morning to relax - so I'm kicking back with some Sons of Anarchy, a coffee and some banana bread. It's all drizzly outside. I'm a happy chicky.
Hope you are having a great day too ;o)

K xxx

Monday, 5 November 2012

Christmas Fever

Yesterday I was just finishing off a bottle of Kirks softdrink when I noticed a promo on the label. It was enter 5 codes from 5 bottles to get a pair of boardies or budgie smugglers. I ran into the butlers kitchen where I had stashed a whole heap of softdrinks for Christmas when I received my groceries that morning. Luckily I had enough with the labels. So I jumped online and entered the codes. The only catch was that you had to pay for postage. $4.99. Fair enough. So I did. And it'll  be a perfect gift for my son for Christmas. That is if we get them in time. And I'm so stoked.
Not bad for $4.99 huh!
And in crafty news, I can't wait to get my  December Daily album kit - which should be arriving by the end of the month. Hopefully!!
This is the contents of it

How fun does it all look?!
I love Christmas and I love crafting. So this is my heaven!
I do a December album every year. Even if I don't scrap all year - you will always find me doing this in December. I am totally nuts about Christmas.
Don't know what I'll do with the snowflake stuff though ;o)
Still no sewing and that's ok. It'll happen. If it comes down to it. I only really need to make my dress, hubby's bag and finish the placemats. Totally doable in the next month.

So what's making you happy today?

Friday, 2 November 2012

Friday is here

Yesterday, I shrugged off the blahs and decided to wrap Christmas presents. Which in turn made me finish up the little list takers. It wasn't too bad. It was like a production line. I made a yummy iced coffee and got to work.
 It was so yummy -and perfect for the hot weather we're having.
 See - almost done.
And then I realised that I needed some tags so I made a sheet of them.
Today I am off to help a friend sew. I should be buzzing this weekend - it always makes me want to sew when I get home from there. So fingers crossed that I will knock that final present off the list by Monday.

Anyway have a happy Friday,

K xxx
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