Sunday, December 12, 2010

We visited santa today!

Yes we visited Santa at Myer in the city of Sydney today. I was very impressed. The Santa was great and very witty. We loved the train ride too very much and even wrote and posted Santa a letter. Yes we did have to que up and it was something we knew we could not rush through. All up i think we were there 70 minutes (but who was counting). I would definitely consider revisiting again next year.

Monday, November 22, 2010

My sisters wedding!

My beautifull sister was married on saturday morning up at Nelson Bay. The weather was just divine. I had a wonderfull day and it proved a little too much for my little precious one who fell asleep seated at the table. I wish them every happiness as a beautifull married couple.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Its my lucky day!

Oh my goodness. I just opened my letterbox to discover that we have won tickets to the wiggles concert in December. It was a competition in my local newspaper. I just feel so elated and gratefull to win. My nearly three year old will love it but we won't be telling her till closer to the day. It just goes to show that you never know your luck in the big city!

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Birthday Cake!

Yesturday i baked a birthday cake for our wonderfull friend and good neighbour.
Well there certainly is an art to cake baking especially the birthday kind.
Firstly i overbaked the cake by 10 minutes. Hence a very crisp perimeter.
So i consulted my womans weekly kids cakes book and decided a frog it would become. So i traced a frog shape onto glad bake a traced out the shape with a knife. All good so far till some of the lower edge side came away. Oh well i will fill that in with icing i thought.

Next i don't have green colouring only rose pink. Oh well a rose pink frog it was to become. Then i didn't have enough icing to cover the top and sides (it was a coles packet buttercake mix which came with icing). Oh well i made more icing and managed to colour up the icing a very close match. Then decided while icing that the shape i had cut out worked for a fairy or angel. Our neighbour is a special angel always with a smile to greet us and makes wonderfull things in wood on his scrollsawing machine which he gifts to others. He is a real gem.
So a fairy angel it was to become. My daughter was pleading for a fairy for her and frog for our neighbour.

It all worked out in the end sharing some cake, candles and tea at afternoon tea!
I now realise that it all takes practise to make perfect!

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

A Sunday of craft!

Last sunday i indulged in a wonderfull day of craftiness!
We all met up from 9.30am onwards at a cottage in Lilyfield.

Ladies travelled from all parts of sydney to share the day crafting to our hearts content.
I participated in my first swap of which i received these lovely goodies.
Thanks for a lovely day ladies of good food, conversation and productivity!

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Been gone for a while!

I appologise for having been absent from my blog for four months.
In that time i completed round one of this and have lost 8.3kg in weight. I am now 9kg off my goal weight and have signed up for round two which started yesturday. On saturday night we celebtated in style all our 12wbt successes at the cargo bar in Sydney. Here is a photo of Mich and I. What a lovely lady and fantastic mentor.

We also had a punishing workout in the domain saturday afternoon which i am now suffering for with thigh muscle soreness.
I finally finished a scarf which i knitted my husband too for his birthady in May. Gee its good to finish craft projects especially knitted ones as they take me so long.

Now must get back to the craft needle books i am sewing for the craft room swap on Sunday.
Till next time!
Bee-abi (be-happy)

Friday, February 5, 2010

The Craft Room in the Hills!

Well last night was fabulous! We had nine ladies join together to share and sew together.
Lots of chatting was done exchanging laughs and learnings about each other.
Thanks for joining us. Can't wait till Thursday 4th March for our second.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

More time away!

Chantelle at Cresent Head

Caught munching on the iced vovo's for morning tea at Mount Seaview

We went away for Australia Day weekend to Mount Seaview then moved onto Port Macquarie for a few nights. The weather was hot and humid. Brett had a fall on Monday while we were on an easy bush walk, which required four stitches and visits to the hospital to have it re-dressed every day till we came home. He was carrying Chantelle at the time 14kg and a 5kg camera bag and to save her from falling his right knee took all the impact. Hows this i packed a first aid kit and purified water just in case. We did need it indeed. I'm now doing a first aid course in 2010.
We stayed in our camper trailer and experienced a ripper of a storm Thursday night in Port - 5cm in 45minutes.
Chantelle loves the camper trailer and calls it her cubby house. I unfortunately have not one photo yet of us with the 'trak shak'.
Looking forward to the craft room in the hills tommorrow night and catching up with Cass who is coordinating it.

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year to you all. I was inspired by retromummy and have updated the look of my blog too which is something I had been wanting to do for some time. Lots has happened since my last post including my daughters 2nd birthday, christmas and camping on the weekend in our new camper trailer. Santa was good to me and bought me a new sewing machine too. I look forward to sharing with you in 2010 my new sewing happenings.