Thursday, December 27, 2012


All the christmas cards went out ... just in time for Australia but overseas will probably arrive after Christmas!

We hosted Christmas Eve Dinner this year and Ferg out did himself with a fantastic cooked turkey and ham ... it was all a little crazy with around 17 of us and the rain, but a great success overall.


November Overview

November was go go go with family events and catch-ups before the silly season really starts.

We celebrated my husband, Ferg's, birthday with my family on the Friday before. He was seemed very happy with his Adrian Zumbo layered birthday cake, which was the most amazing cake I have ever eaten.
On Saturday 3rd November I went to the Penrith Craft Show and got a bit of crafting done. I made beautiful cards with Jane Clark ( and managed to complete the whole project in class ... love it when that happens. Only have a picture of one of the cards as I have already sent the other one off!

I ran into Sandra whilst getting a coffee and she happened to be doing the next class with Nic Howard ( We created an amazing scrapbook layout and it was nice to have some company to chat and share with throughout ... as usual I didn't finish the project and they will probably be sitting around for a while until I get to finish it off (ha, ha). Perhaps I should make a New Year's resolution to do something crafty every weekend ... even if it's only an hour or so.  My layout should look similar to this when finished ....

Went away to the Hunter Valley for Ferg's birthday from 9th - 11th November ...

then hit the races for Spring Carnival on Saturday, 17th November with Janneka and Paul ...

... and battled the crowds and traffic from Tamarama to Bondi Beach, to view the Sculptures by the Sea on Sunday, 18th November.

Ferg and his mate Robert went on a trip to Perth for a week On 24th November had a craft day with my friend Jean and sister Natalie. I started my handmade Christmas cards ... probably a little late but probably won't take me too long.

Nothing quite like seeing the final episode of Twilight at the Australian Premiere on 14th November and keeping in with the shows, saw the stage show Legally Blond on 29th November.

I still managed to join in an ATC swap with the Boomerang Yahoo Group - theme Blue & Green & Ribbon.
Phew ... what a month!

October 2012

Where has the time gone ... here I am in December and haven't even put up a post for October 2012! I tend to keep this blog for some personal events purely because I print my blog into a book and like to have a record of the year that was, but mostly I like to showcase my art and creative escapades. Lately I seem to be working in my job so much that I'm too tired to do anything creative and seem to have lost my mojo for the past couple of years.

I travelled to Perth for work for the first time ever. I stayed on Scarborough Beach and absolutely loved it.  The most beautiful beaches and wonderful spray painted art on the beach front.

Received a lovely surprise in the mail ... a set of stamps from a competition I entered through Craft Stamper ages ago.