Saturday, February 25, 2017


Clay adores anything crafty, especially painting!  We brought some more paint brushes and set up his easel outside.  He had a ball - there was paint on the paper, all over him and on the verandah LOL  He created a few gorgeous paintings which will be given to the grandies.

Sunday, February 19, 2017

Simply Crafty - Mixed Media Canvas

I was looking forward to today's Simply Crafty - Dilys was demonstrating mixed media and we created our own canvas.  I am not usually a "messy" technique scrapper, so I struggled to get started with  my canvas, but once I started I really enjoyed creating with the different layers, techniques, etc.  It was amazing to see all the different canvases that everyone made.  A BIG thank you to Dilys for providing examples, demonstrating techniques and all your advice.

Friday, February 17, 2017

Scrapbook Layouts

I had a scrap night a few weeks ago and finished 2 layouts I started at the last Simply Crafty :)

Safari Animals & Activity

One of the shopping centres had a display of life size African animals, so we went to havce a look at them all. I thought the displays were pretty amazing, but Clay wasn't too impressed LOL

After we looked at all the animals, we took Clay to the free activity - colouring in a backpack.  Clay loved using the felt pens - thought he was in heaven :)  Kylie & Chloe joined us, just as Clay was finishing his backpack.

Saturday, February 11, 2017

Everyday Moments

Kylie and Charlee popped into see Cathie and I at work a few weeks ago :)

Mum gave me a bag of zucchini so I had a go at making zucchini chips - very delicious, but will leave them cook a bit longer / crisp up more next time.

The temperatures have been extremely high this summer - we've spent a lot of time in the air-con or swimming and enjoying cooling ice blocks - lazy summer days.

We all joined the library last week - I got sick of re-reading the same books on my bookshelf.

Mum made me a pillowcase pattern dress and shirt using a single sheet Diane had gotten me from the op shop (she thought it was a cot sheet).  Lovely fit and sooo nice and cool in this hot weather!  Already discussing going to Spotlight to get some fabric to make more :)

Clay having a play with some new paint brushes I brought him recently - not sure if he got more paint on the paper or on himself LOL

Diane had to look after Ryley one day recently, so he spent the day at home playing with Clay - they had a ball playing with lego, wathcing movies and drawing with chalk :)

Thursday, February 9, 2017

Thrifty Thursday

First Thrifty Thursday for 2017!  It's been months (last November) since I've been op-shopping and I couldn't wait to hit them again!!  Monday Mum, Clay and I popped into 2 of our favourite oppies!   I was hoping to find some Pyrex, but no luck - I didn't walk out empty handed though :)

I got a single doona cover and sarong $5 each to use as practice material so Mum and I could have a go at making me some pillowcase dresses just to wear around the house.

2x $2 bags of mixed toys - kept the mega blocks and Little People car & helicopter and re-donated back the rest.

Tupperware salt & pepper shakers $4 and another cookie cutter 20c

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Sunset Photos in the Park

Craig had a RDO yesterday, so we decided to take Clay to the park after I finished work.  I asked Craig to grab my "big" (SLR) camera so I could get some photos.  I have gotten into the lazy habit of just snapping photos on my phone - it takes pretty good quality photos, but the big camera is sooo much better!  These are some of my faves - some will be scrapped and some will be printed to hang on the wall (something else I need to do a bit more regularly!).