Monday, December 28, 2009

Brighton Beach...

Took Andy and my camera down to Brighton Beach. Still learning.... I played with my 55 - 200mm lens today as well. I like the colours. So pretty.

Saturday, December 26, 2009

Christmas is fun...

I enjoyed Christmas this year. Spent lunch with Andy's family, then headed over to my parents for dinner.

I found this enormous gift bag in a discount store in the city and got it for my sister. lol

This is a silly present that I got Andy. A boobie stress ball.

At the park. We went after lunch with Andy's parents and brother. We player aerobie and with a little mini nerf ball I got Andy.

Us being silly outside at my parent's house before dinner.

Jasper and my dad. Dad is a guard at Puffing Billy. He was showing off his hat. =P

Jasper and his lovely Christmas pudding decoration.

At the table.... yum food!

I got lots of wonderful presents. I was very spoilt.

Hope everyone else had a wonderful Christmas. x

Thursday, December 24, 2009

The night before Christmas...

Well the day before. Went over to my parents to help out with a bit of organising. Dad's doing most of the cooking this year. I'm really proud of him for it. We made a start on some of it so he won't have so much to do tomorrow. This is the centre piece of our table. Dad loves trains so I think it's very appropriate.

And here is my gorgeous boy, Jasper. I had to trick him into sitting still for these photos with ham and cheese.

All of my presents are now wrapped. All I need to do it sit back and relax. Yay!

Merry Christmas, everyone. xx

Wednesday, December 23, 2009


So tired today. Not sure why. Would love to have a nanna nap, but I know that it wouldn't be a productive use of my day.

After my appointment this morning I did manage to pick up Andy's present. I won't write what it is, just in case he sees it. I was naughty and got Officeworks to price match what I could get it for at Scorptec (Andy's work) and then they beat it by 5%. Woot!

Just got a text from Andy saying that people at work love the cookies I made for them. So glad. I think I may have undercooked them slightly, but it is pretty much my first go at making biscuits so I wasn't sure. I can vaguely remember someone telling me they continue to cook once you take them out of the oven.

Anyway, so now I need to take the washing off the line, as I think it might rain. Then I think I shall go into the city. Want to get a few small, fun things for Andy. Would also like to find something pretty to wear for Christmas.

Monday, December 21, 2009

Christmas Shopping

I have barely started my Christmas shopping. I am so slack. I have most of the gifts in mind so I'm not worried about it. My sister and I are going to head into the city today. Should get most of it done. I actually find that as long as I don't go anywhere near suburbia then Christmas shopping is rather painless. =) Especially if I ride my bike. Only negative with that is that I can't carry too much stuff. I would love to get a basket to go on my bike for either Christmas or my birthday. I know it wouldn't hold much, but it would help a little. Yesterday I rode home with an Oroton bag flapping off the handlebars. lol

Then, when I'm finished it will be more sewing. I'm actually really enjoying it. I need to get some more material though. Very soon I shall be confident enough to begin my bag! Yay! And hopefully the wool for my other project will arrive. If anyone has played Big Little Planet on the PS3 you will recognise this guy. Sack Boy. So cute. =)

My other mission for this week is some baking. I like to send Andy to work with something festive. Saves him having to buy gifts for all 25 or so of his work mates. I'm thinking of these biscuits by Donna Hay. They look pretty simple. And yum! Hope they like them.

Saturday, December 19, 2009

I think it works!

I think it's working again. Silly machine.

I also made a pin cushion. It's a little bit wonky, but I again, I like it. =)

Being Crafty

Rather than starting a new blog, thought I would just add a few posts to my old one. =)

I'm on school holidays at the moment and so I'm lucky enough to have almost 7 weeks off! So rather that waste all that precious time, I've decided to be productive.

I've had my grandma's sewing machine for a while now and I said to myself that I would start using it over the summer. Well now summer is here, so I thought I better start doing what I said. It's very old. And I'm not even sure it works, but I thought I would give it a try.

I bought myself a book yesterday from Borders, called 'Sew' by Cath Kidston. I've always loved her fabrics and when I saw the book came with fabric to make the cute bag on the cover, I was sold!

After flicking through, I decided that I wanted to try a few other things before making the bag. I didn't want to destroy the fabric, particularly if the machine wasn't working.

I finally settled on some cute little lavender bags. I thought they would make cute Christmas gifts.

I got some suitably cute fabric from Spotlight and began. I'm really pleased with how my first one turned out. I haven't put any lavender in to it yet. And I might choose a different colour for the eye. Not sure. Unfortunately, however, the machine isn't working particularly well. I'm not sure what it is, but I'm going to ask for some assistance with it from either my aunt or dad. Fingers crossed it can be fixed.