Monthly Archives: May 2012

project 365 – may, week 5 layout …

[Credits: template from Everyday Life 365, by Weeds & Wildflowers. Font: Adobe Caslon Pro] Journaling – girl, you sure have a lot of hair! you went to bed on friday night with your hair tied in ‘knots’ and this is the end result for about ten minutes until the weight of your hair made the […]

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sharing books – daughter of smoke and bone, by laini taylor

Oh boy, have I got a good one for you this week! Over the weekend I went podcast hunting … I found some great quilting podcasts to join the ones I currently listen to on my iphone (digiscrapping, current affairs, Twilight, humour, etc.), and then I went looking for podcasts on YA (Young Adult) literature. […]

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happy captured … right now … here!

[Credits: Neapolitan and Writer’s Block by Paislee Press. Paint splatter from Interlude, by One Little Bird. Font: The Teachers Pet.] This is my second layout in the Oscraps May challenges, which is called the Camera Challenge. For this challenge, we had to scrap a photo/photos taken with a device other than our camera. I could […]

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project 365 – may, week 4 layout …

[Credits: template from Everyday Life 365, by Weeds & Wildflowers. Font: Adobe Caslon Pro.] Journaling – i keep finding trees around my work campus that i love, and each time, i say ‘this is my favourite tree!’ and guess what? this week THIS tree is my favourite. i see it through the library glass doors […]

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you are my happy …

[Credits: Neapolitan and Writer’s Block by Paislee Press. Font: The Modern One.] Ok, time for some scrapping challenges … the first challenge is a web inspiration challenge. I used a vertical design idea on my page. I love that faerywings who is running the challenge said, ‘I don’t want you to stress or struggle over […]

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treasure box 70 …

This is my little weekly post called treasure box, where I share photos and links to interesting finds I have come across as I surf, just bits and pieces that catch my attention. You might find them fun too … Find 1 … let’s start off this week’s treasure box with a lovely print of […]

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the gift of a quilt …

Yes, I’ve sewed the last stitch on the binding, carefully sewed a label on the bottom of the quilt, and rolled it up and tied it with some fabric. It’s time to hand it over to its new owner. I made this lovely quilt for a friend at work, and even though it wasn’t in […]

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simply does it …

[Credit: colorblock template by Paislee Press. Font: DJB I Love Me Some Laura, The Bold and the Beautiful.] I think this is my favourite autumn photo today that I have taken this year, and when I saw the lovely new colorblock templates just released by Paislee Press, it didn’t take long for them to find […]

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as the sun sets …

Towards the end of my work day yesterday afternoon, I walked across the campus to drop some catalogs off at another building. The sun was disappearing quickly, and the temperature was dropping. As I made my way down the library steps, I looked ahead to see this beautiful tree in front of me. Of course, […]

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pots & pans …

I am not exactly sure how long I have had my ‘pots & pans’ set; we purchased them after we were married, so somewhere round 20-25 years! Although I am never going to apply to Masterchef Australia for a spot in the competition, I do on occasion do a little cooking, and the cookware in […]

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project 365 – may, week 3 layout …

[Credits: template from Everyday Life 365, by Weeds & Wildflowers. Font: Adobe Caslon Pro.] Journaling – here’s charli helping the girl read a book on the ipad. all was good until charli lent over and began nibbling on the edge of the ipad. charli’s reading experience ended very quickly! … i seem to spend a […]

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learning to read …

I wanted to share this super-cute photo of our little Charli helping the girl ‘read’ her book on her iPad. He was quite fascinated by the iPad, but when he started chewing on its corners, he very promptly found himself back in his cage!!!

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treasure box 69 …

This is my little weekly post called treasure box, where I share photos and links to interesting finds I have come across as I surf, just bits and pieces that catch my attention. You might find them fun too … Find 1 … this is a great way to hide clutter and keep a streamlined […]

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keep me warm …

[Credits: Baby, It’s Cold template by Leora Sandford. Font: The Bear, The Surf Shop.] Oh my goodness, don’t we look cute? I told the girl that her daddy looked about 12 years old here, and she replied that she thought I looked about 10 myself! We were married here, and heading close to turning 30, […]

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sharing books … city of lost souls, by cassandra clare

Oh my goodness … here’s something to curl up with in front of a crackling fire on a cold autumn afternoon! I’ve been impatiently waiting for some time now to get my hands on book five in the fabulous YA series Mortal Instruments, and last week, it popped onto my iPad, courtesy of my Preorder. […]

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sharing recipes … banana and blueberry bread

[Banana and Blueberry Bread] Here’s another sugar-free recipe you can try; you can always substitute normal sugar if you wish, though I would reduce the quantity of sugar. I use dextrose (available from Coles), and you need more dextrose in a recipe than you would use of ‘normal’ sugar, to achieve the same degree of […]

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project 365 – may, week 2 layout …

[Credits: template from Everyday Life 365, by Weeds & Wildflowers. Font: Adobe Caslon Pro] Journaling – beautiful autumn tulips, opening out on mother’s day. they are such a gorgeous colour, such happy flowers; one can’t be sad around tulips … another sugar-free success; this is the most delicious banana and blueberry bread. it is even […]

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morning …

Goodness!!! The weekend has disappeared, and I’ve been away from the blog for a couple of days. I did have a couple of posts planned, but as it turned out, I wasn’t here! I have a lovely weekend, enjoyed doing exactly what I wanted to do on Mother’s Day, so all is good. Here are […]

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the beginnings of a new quilt …

It goes without saying that I love my mum dearly … she has a birthday this weekend and it’s Mothers Day as well, so this year I am making a lap quilt for her. On my trip home recently I handed over a bright quilt for her African project [you can read about it here], […]

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hello autumn … instagram magic

[Credits: paper from Math In My Jammies, by Sugarplum Paperie. Fonts: Arial and DJB Pokieseed. Scraplift of a layout called A Slice of Life, by Sharon on the Simple Aussie Girls blog, which you can find here]

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