Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Pocket Letters

I created 2 more pocket letters recently :)  I'm starting to get a bit more detailed with my creations and I am very happy how they turned out - hope my swap partners like them!

Any theme swap- So I choose Summer

 Colour Swap - Yellow

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Tin Can Bay

We just spent a wonderful 3 days in Tin Can Bay - enjoying our first family holiday :)  

View from our cabin

Tin Can Bay

The reason for our trip - feeding the Humpback dolphins!!  (My wedding anniversary gift) This has been on my bucket list for ages - I was so excited :)   It's so well organised - you can spend an hour on the beach / in the water watching the dolphins, then at 8am you can hand feed them.

Dolphin nibbling on Clay's feet!  Too sweet :)

We also took a drive to the surrounding areas - Cooloola Cover & Rainbow Beach

Inskip Point

Friday, October 23, 2015


We were playing with Clay and his new toy - a puppet - which Craig has pretending to bite and attack Clay.
Me:  Instead of attacking him, shouldn't the puppet talk and teach him educational things like "Don't stick your fingers in power points"?
Craig & puppet: Don't eat sand at the beach, because when you poop it's like sandpaper coming out!
Me: Awesome parenting!

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Scrapbook Layouts

Sharing some of the layouts I created at the scrapbook retreat on the weekend!  I was excited to try a few new techniques / styles and was really happy with the layouts :)

Sunday, October 18, 2015

Happy Mail

I'm a bit behind sharing the pocket letters I have received lately - lots of amazing creations and lovely goodies :)
Arrow Swap

Colour Swap - Pink

Owl Swap

Colour Swap - Pink (Again)

Woodland Swap

Monday, October 12, 2015

Patchwork Collage

Mum has been decorating her guest room recently and asked me to create some artwork to fit into a frame for the wall.  Originally she was going to create it, but decided she would rather play with Clay while I made it for her ;)  She brought over a pillowcase from the new quilt set for the room to use as inspiration.

I went through my scrap stash and found a variety of plain and patterned papers to make colours / patterns, then found a few matching embellishments.  Mum chose which papers & embellishments she wanted in the frame and we chatted about what sort of look she wanted me to create - patchwork collage.  I started cutting and laying papers down on the cardboard backing - just seeing how things looked.  Mum decided she wanted some more blue, but I didn't have anymore matching pattern paper, so we decided to emboss some plain cardstock to add texture.  Once mum was happy with the plaement - I started slowly adhering everything down.  As usual, once you start to move things it changes the original layout, but mum was very happy with the end result :)

Mum's one-of-a-kind artwork for her guest room!

Sunday, October 11, 2015

Beach Day with the Cousins

We are really taking advantage of the amazing weather lately with another lazy Sunday spent at the beach - this time Ma Ma and the cousins joined us :)

Friday, October 9, 2015

Pocket Letters

Two more recent Pocket Letter swap I have made. (Sorry about bad photos - was trying to quickly snap photos before I posted them)

Nautical Swap

Follow Your Arrow Swap

Monday, October 5, 2015


We are sitting at the dinner table and Clay is talking and singing, so I decide to "translate" for him...
Me: Let me sing you the song of my people.
Craig raises an eyebrow...
Me: It's a song of love and loss.
Craig gets that 'his should be interesting' look
Me singing: On top of spaghetti...
Craig shakes his head and mumbles something about "mummy has finally lost her marbles" :)

Sunday, October 4, 2015

Pocket Letters

I've participated in a few Pocket Letter swaps recently :)

This was for my USA pen pal - I made this a few months ago, but forgot to share :)

Woodland Theme swap

Saturday, October 3, 2015

Mini Me

There is no doubt that Clay looks like me, but I found this baby picture of me the other day and was amazed just how much of a "mini me" he actually is!!

Friday, October 2, 2015

Clay @ 6 Months

Eating a variety of fruits & veges including corn, broccilli, cauliflower, squash and strawberries,  Also eating vanilla rice custard, porridge and wholegrain baby cereal. 

Sitting for longer before toppling over.

Took 3 steps to Ma Ma while holding my hands!

Had an opthamologist appointment to check on a suspected "lazy" eye - no concerns and doctor advised he has perfect sight.

Started wearing size 0 clothes.

Moved out of his bassinet to a small cot (still in our room).