I have started a new blog looking at homes in real estate listings around the world. It's a 'if I could, I would' type blog!.
Come look = The House Crusher
Saturday, July 7, 2012
Wednesday, July 4, 2012
Tuesday, June 26, 2012
Sunday, June 17, 2012
I've had a very productive weekend considering i spent half of it sitting on my chuff watching rugby!!. last night i sat and created my second art journal page, and while there are things i'd do differently, or add, i'm not going to for this and use it as a stepping stone to the next page. other than the blue paint, everything on the page is old stash - how cool is it that the stuff you consider to old for scrapbooking is perfect for art journalling!. i'll break down the info more if people are interested, but since about 3 people read my blog, i sharn't stress about it. the quote is 'make your hearts desires happen' and for me, my 3 main goals in life are on that page - to own a house, have a cat and a garden. the garden element is more subtle - the pp on the body of the house has fruits on it, to represent food production!. then today i decided to make yo yos, which is a kiwi biscuit made without eggs (which i hadnt realised!), and flavoured with custard powder, and sandwiched with a butter/custard powder icing - very yummy!. and finally, not a make - yet!, but the start of one!. this is my next major project, and a quite ambitious one!. i'm going to make LM a quilt from some of her baby clothes. i've started separating the clothing, and researching pinterest for designs, and over the next couple of weeks am going to research sewing machines, as i have started this quilt previously but it was rubbish trying to do it by hand!!. and finally - rude words to blogger - it wont let me tidy up my posts when it decides to post it looking like a dogs breakfast, so i may consider a different blog site, as yesterdays post, no matter how much i try to edit, wont change!.
Saturday, June 16, 2012
Here is the finished blanket. I'm so thrilled with it and its something that i will use (& have done since England seems to think its in the southern hemisphere!) for many years. i made it with 100% wool so that it would be pretty, and warm!. I followed the very clear and excellent tutorial from Signed with an Owl blog. i ended up doing 8 lines of grannys round the edge to finish it off. i've also been baking - 2 batches of my favourite Donna Hay chocolate biscuits - i tried to find the recipe online, but the closest on the Donna Hay website contains milk, which my recipe doesnt. I found my recipe in the Daily Mail magazine many years ago, and it makes a lovely fudgy biscuit with big chunks of choccie in it. today i made ANZAC biccies and finally, i have been playing and learning techniques for art journalling, i have finished one page completely and am thrilled with it as my first attempt. i am interested in doing a calendar journal as well, and did make pages for this month, but i'm not happy with both the pages and the book its in, so am going to rethink. i have been keeping a note of whats been happening, for when i get the pages done. i've decided to do 12 x 12 and into an empty AC craft album i have. i'll show when its done!.
Sunday, June 10, 2012
after several months of crocheting during sporting fixtures i have finished my first ever crocheted blanket!. its a bit dark to take piccies now, so i'll do that at the next possible chance for show'n'tell!. i have also begun getting into and practicing art journalling techniques, and have got the basics of a calendar journal started for this month. i just need to set up the printer for the final bits, then i can photograph that as well, & begin to fill in the spaces!.( i have been keeping notes!) photos to follow soon - work is getting in the way of my playtime!.