Thursday, May 31, 2007

More scrapping...

Here is my layout for the 123 May Challenge. It had to have 3 patterned papers, a transparency and flowers. I had a fair bit of trouble with the rubons but I think they turned out okay.
I am so tired at the moment - something to do with going to bed too late I think! Must make an effort to get tidied up and under the sheets earlier than usual tonight.

Guess what?? I locked my handbag in the house today. There we were, clouds threatening to burst open at any moment as I walked the girlie to daycare. Luckily it is a short walk and I was able to ring work and then my cleaning fairy who has my spare key. Of course it rained as I walked home to meet her - and I discovered that I now have NO shoes that do not let in water. So I can't put it off any longer. I will have to go and spend lots of money - because, of course, the cheap ones NEVER fit...

And I need two pairs.


Just as well I am on a scrap diet...

Sunday, May 27, 2007

A productive weekend

Great fun was had by all this weekend at the Scrapbook Divas cybercrop! I only got two of the challenges done but am happy with the results. Especially as I was halfway through the title of the first LO and realised I didn't have any blue 's'es left. Grrrrr.

The third LO is the girlie's attempt at the kids challenge. I am not sure she understood the concept but she got to use scissors, glue and stickers so hey, she didn't care! And she even got to put buttons on!

Well, it is back to work tomorrow! Fun Fun Fun... :p Well, gotta pay for the scrap supplies somehow!

Thursday, May 24, 2007

Yea, verily, I have scrapped...finally!

Here is my latest crafty offering. I really enjoyed doing it. It is my entry into the 123 Challenge CC. Hope you all like it!

Monday, May 21, 2007

Here, Puss Puss Puss...

Tonight I was most surprised to have to call the cat inside. It is still pelting down, windy , and bitterly cold (well, relatively speaking anyway). I called him from the back door and then proceeded to check (again) all the usual spots. The cat was nowhere to be found... until a few minutes later when I was washing up I heard a faint meiow and there he was, in the suitcase. Why, I am not sure. Perhaps he just doesn't want to stay home when we go travelling anymore... :)

I also made some muffins tonight. Chocolate choc chip muffins to be precise. Oh, and with the added healthy bit of zucchini... :o Let's hope the girlie can't tell...

Sunday, May 20, 2007

Can you tell it's raining??

This is the cupboard above the fridge. Hopefully they will eat the bait and BEGONE!

Bloody ants.

Another sure-fire way that you can tell it is raining is that the cat has spent far more time inside than out. Also, I have washing on the line... grrr

In other news...
  • The Girlie has begun pronouncing "i"s as "oy"... they were perfect up until the other day....hmmmm...
  • I have spent the majority of this evening perfecting a new (for me) Photoshop technique, and I think it was successful. You will have to watch out for the results coming soon to a blog near you!
  • Yesterday we bought a lunchbox for the Girlie as a result of an earlier conversation. Which began something like this... "Mummy, I don't have a runchbox" ... Now that she has a hideous contraption only a 3 year old could love I am hoping she will not be disappointed to find that it still only contains the same old sandwich and yoghurt...
  • Robin Hood (on the ABC) is still not very good television. Unfortunately, it is slightly addictive.
  • Second Life is now becoming less so - thank goodness.
  • And last but not least, an update pic on Barnabee's Quest. Enjoy!

Friday, May 18, 2007

Simon Says...

As I was walking back from the canteen with my lunch, a group of senior students were walking back and talking about the class they had just left. They were having a good laugh and let me in on the joke...

Apparently they were winding down the class with a game of "Simon Says". One of the kids said "can I have a go?" and receiving an answer in the affirmative promptly said,

"Simon says, stand up"
"Simon says, pick up your books"
"Simon says, leave"

While this was clever and funny it was also rude and I told them they really should go back and apologise... as they refused to do so I had no choice but to do a report.

Thankfully I was able to do it in private. It is very difficult to write seriously while trying to keep a straight face...

Wednesday, May 16, 2007

No stitching tonight

Instead, I have been playing with Second Life -*shock horror* I hear you gasp. No, don't worry - I still have a first life, I just wanted to know what all the fuss was about.

It is very addictive. After tonight's effort (where I completed all the tutorials on "Orientation Island") I am going to have to set a timer! The graphics are a bit clunky - especially for those of us who are spatially challenged - but I am hoping that I will work that out in time to actually get onto the 'mainland'. It's off to "Help Island" sometime later in the week!

Apart from playing on the computer I have made meatballs (enough for 7 meals!) and goen to playgroup and done some washing (not necessarily in that order!) The meatballs were yummy (well, I thought so, the girlie refused to touch them even though she had fun making them) playgroup was fun and I forgot to take the washing in. So lets hope tomorrow is sunny enough to re-dry the towels and then rains as soon as I've taken them in!

Monday, May 14, 2007

Hear ye, Hear ye... :)

Lime Tart has a new blog! You can check it out here. Not only have they uploaded their newsletter and ideas for their latest kits, they also have a comp running! Leave a comment and link to them to be in the running to win a Gourmet Tart. More details can be found on Top50.

And I know that that will give me fewer chances to win - but hey, that means you might have read my blog, and that's gotta be good... lol

...and if you win... let me know so that I can drool over your new kit in cyberspace...

Good Luck!

Sunday, May 13, 2007

BQ update #3

I am quite tired tonight so I will just post a pic of progress this week rather than write a big long screed.

I will also miss sad...

Not to mention Terry Wogan getting progressivly drunker and even less politcally correct about this year's entries...

Saturday, May 12, 2007

I've been tagged!!! Again!!!

Well, apparently this is the going thing and I thought I had gotten out of it! But no such luck... LOL

Both Helen and Tannia have 'tagged' me, so I suppose I will have to come up with something... *sigh*... :)

Each player starts with 7 random facts/habits about themselves. People who are tagged need to write on their own blog about their seven things, as well as these rules. At the end of your blog, you need to choose 7 people to get tagged and list their names. Don’t forget to leave them a comment telling them that they have been tagged and to read your blog!

(Tannia's version has 8 items needed so I think I will go with Helen's

1. I don't like marshmallows 'raw' - I have to have them in hot chocolate or toasted.
2. My daughter looks more and more like me every day and it is terrifying!
3. I have only ever lived 2 years without a cat.
4. I am good at organising other people but shocking at organising myself!
5. I think that all fruit salad tastes like melon - even when there is none in it.
6. I start more craft projects than I finish.
7. My favourite colour combination is green and purple.

So there you go - I have played the game. I am not going to tag anyone - but do have a go if you feel you would like to!!!

Sunday, May 06, 2007

A second Sunday's stitching...

I thought that I might give a rundown of my busy week - and put up an update pic of Barnabee's Quest.

Monday: Work. Went to craft shop after getting petrol (I think some fell out when they replaced the fuel pump last week...grrr.) Just got there as she was walking out the door...grr again.

Tuesday: Work. Went to craft shop and got there after it was closed but I was lucky and she let me in! YAY! Got two threads needed for BQ. Had Soul Purpose Craft (group) at my place so rushed around making dinner and muffins. Had a really lovely night stitching and chatting.

Wednesday: Work. Was v. strange working on a Wednesday. Highlight? of the day was havign to get books off the shelves adn return them after a well-meaning teacher put them back on the shelves to save us all the trouble. Luckily we were eventually able to laugh about it. Finally got to the post office and there was my latest magazine waiting for me so that was a bonus.

Thursday: Travelled to Melbourne. We met friends for lunch halfway, which of course meant going through Geelong at school time and then we hit the Western Ring Road at 4.30. An hour later we finally arrived at our destination. *Sigh*

Friday: Professional Development. Was v. good even though I missed two trains due to the first being cancelled and then not being able to get onto the second one. Honestly, if they can't run the trains on time what are they doing with all the money???????

Saturday: Travelled home, taking in easy. It took us 11 hours!! LOL. We stopped and had a coffee and a little shop, had lunch on the move, stopped for a break (ie, sleep!) and then dropped in at friends' place for a little party. It took a lot of convincing the girlie that there weren't any party hats. Poor thing.

Sunday: Church, Housework, stitching and now - bed!