Monday, April 29, 2013

Ripple blanket week 1

I really loved workng on the ripple blanket for Jaxson and decided to make one for myself :) I decided to make it in shades of pink & grey and brought the wool while i was still making the first blanket.

While I was out shopping one day I saw a lady wearing a chevron print shirt in grey, white, pinks & blues and knew that would be the perfect colour combo for my blanket! I found the perfect teal coloured wool, but couldn't find a paaler shade of teal to suit. After looking around for weeks I decided to just use a light blue to match the light pink.

I was a bit hesitant to start the blanket - I didn't want te have the same problems getting the first couple of rows correct. It only took 1 attempt to get started - woo hoo! I didn't like the pale shade of pink, so I unpicked the row and used a baby pink instead.

Week 1 Total
17 Rows
8.5 Bands of colour

Sunday, April 28, 2013

Stampin' Up! class

I went to another fun class with Bron today - we made an OTP and card.

The OTP was a box-ina-a-bag with a gift tag.  A very clever idea for packaging small gifts (chocolates, jewellry, etc).
The card was an interlocking gate fold card.   A great technique - something I had been wanting to try!


Saturday, April 27, 2013


I am seeing the benefits of packing scrapping kits :)   I got these layouts started at Simply Crafty last weekend and added the finishing touches on my RDO Tuesday. I'm still working with a combination of new and old stash - yay!

Friday, April 26, 2013

Crochet puppy beanie

While searching for crochet ideas I found this adorable puppy beanie and knew I just had to make it for Jaxson :)


I found this free pattern at Repeat Crafter Me - it was easy to understand and very quick to crochet up (it only took a few hours while I was watching TV last weekend).  Make sure you pop over and check out Sarah's other free crochet patterns, recipes and crafts!

I'll post the beanie off this week - can't wait to see pics of bub wearing it :)

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Thrifty Thursday

On Monday I popped into 3 op shops - they weren't my usual ones, but I did manage to find a few bits &pieces :)

Metal jewellry charms (a perfect match for some ship stamps I have) for cardmaking - $1.

Cupcake liners - 90c for the lot - bargain!! I've put these away ready for Christmas cooking :)

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

April Card Swap

This month's swap theme was boy / teen cards.  I struggle with creating male cards, so it's great to stock up my stash with swap cards :)

My card

Cathie's card

Sandra's card

Katie's card

Monday, April 22, 2013


Cath's mum and I went to see "Goddess" today. it was a wonderful Australian movie - I loved the storyline and the songs (it's a musical) were fabulous! Definately a chick flick - I'm glad I didn't drag Craig along LOL

Sunday, April 21, 2013

Simply Crafty

I had a very productive day at Simply Crafty today :) I have realised that being organised is the key to my motivation and productivity, so I am going to pack layout kits. I packed 5 new kits (any that didn't get scrapped will be ready for the next time I scrap) and 2 embellishment kits for layouts I had already started. I am pleased to say that I managed to work on 6 layouts :) I will be finishing them during the week.

Cathie organised a demonstration on how to make tissue paper pom pom decorations.


Danielle is currently organising her little girl's birthday party, so we all gave her our pom poms - decorations sorted :D

Sunday, April 14, 2013

Shabby chic card and bag-o-lope

On Saturday night I asked the girls around for a Stampin' Up! party with Bron. Bron showed us how to make this gorgeous shabby chic card.

Then she demonstrated how to make this cute bag using an envelope - a bag-o-lope - what a clever idea!   This would be a great idea for party favours.

Saturday, April 13, 2013

Hexagon Card

After I scrapped my layout on Thursday I decided to make a card using the scraps.  I brought the hexagon embossing folder recently and thought a card I saw in the recent Stampin' Up! mini catalogue would be perfect to recreate :)

Friday, April 12, 2013


I was feeling creative yesterday, so I decided to scrap a layout :)

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Thrifty Thursday

I got to pop into one op shop on the weekend :) It's not one of my usual shops, but I still managed to find some goodies.

A bundle of bias binding for 50c and 2x zippers (for more flower brooches) 50c each.

More Tupperware for $2 each - can't resist the retro colours :)

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Leaf Cards

Over the weekend I wanted to have a play with some new leaf dies and this is the card I created :) I think this could be either a sympathy or male birthday card.

While I had everything out I decided to make a 2nd card, but change the background by stamping some colourful leeaves.

Monday, April 8, 2013

Introducing Jaxson

I'm excited to share that our beautiful nephew Jaxson Robert Trigg was born today at 3.26pm weighing 6lb 9oz and 47cm long! He's absolutely perfect and both bub and mum are doing well :)

Sunday, April 7, 2013

Zipper flower brooch

I wanted to do a quick & easy craft project over the weekend and decided to make a zipper flower brooch (using the zip I brought op shopping a few months ago). After a quick google search I found this tutorial and it was the exact flower design I wanted to make. The video is not in English - but it is very easy to follow.


Thursday, April 4, 2013


Just sharing the other 5 layouts I scrapped at the retreat.

Monday, April 1, 2013

Ripple-along Week 5

I have finished my blanket!  Woo hoo!  I was going to do 12 colour repeats, but as I was working along I decdied to finish at 10 repeats.  I crocheted the last 12 rows during the week and then sewed all the threads in on Friday night while I was watching a DVD.   I was a bit pushed to get this finished, because it looks like my baby nephew is coming a bit earlier than planned (Kate had a c-section booked for next Monday 8th April).


5 total -  12 rows / 6 bands
Total - 102 rows / 51 bands

Make sure you pop over to Mel's blog to click on the other links to see all the other blankets.