Saturday, June 30, 2012

Waiting for a baby

This weekend my stepson and his wife will hopefully give birth to their first child and our first grandchild.
The mother-to-be was admitted to hospital last night to be induced. Nothing happened. We are waiting...... it's killing me!!

Just have to wait with some of these, home made lamingtons. Just need to add a dollop of whipped cream to each one....

Will keep you posted
Carole x

Saturday, June 23, 2012

Re-stocking my Etsy Store

card set 5

card set 6

card set 7

card set 8

These will be listed in my Etsy Store over the next day or two. They are sold in packs of two and come with a matching envelope and are blank inside so can be used for all manner of occasions.

Those of you who also make journals, these are perfect to add in as an extra pretty page.

card set 9

card set 10

card set 11

card set 12
A lovely card arriving in your letterbox is the best surprise, especially if it arrives for no apparent reason except that you care about the person you're sending it too!

Carole x

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Feel like a little shopping therapy?

Why don't you pop into visit Jenny at her Etsy store, The Makers Studio? I've discovered she has in stock the most gorgeous laces, (amongst other handmade goodies!) and her laces are very reasonably priced. I'm sure she will post to your sewing room if you ask nicely!

Have fun!
Carole x

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

I feel like hibernating!

I really do feel like hibernating, actually I feel like I am hibernating! It's been so cold.
However I do have a wee zine to go out into the wide wide world. It will be fun to see what secrets it contains when it comes back!

And of course you just can't expect me to hibernate without the essentials!

It was my very first gluten free chocolate cake. I made it to take to work as a colleague is allergic
to gluten. He loved it!
Not bad for a first attempt!
Now, back to my bear cave......

Carole x 

Monday, June 18, 2012

Very chilly mornings

We've been having some very chilly starts this mornings. 0, -1.7 and -2.6 degrees C.
Please send me some summer!!

Carole x

Friday, June 8, 2012

a lovely way to start the morning

Feijoa and grapes
When you slice into your morning serving of fruit and it smiles back at you, well, what a fantastic way to start the day!!
Don't you think?

Carole x

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

In love again....

I managed to spend a little time stitching over the long weekend and worked with a few wee yoyo's.
Isn't this the cutest darn yoyo you've ever seen? I think so! It makes you just want to reach right out there and touch it.
Oh and if you haven't already guessed, I've got a thing for yoyo's :)

Carole x

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

A little card art

I've been making a few more cards.
They will be added to my Etsy Store. They are proving popular at craft markets because they can be used for all manner of occasions.
Carole x

Monday, June 4, 2012

Friday, June 1, 2012

postal intrigue

Remember Project Zine that the QB5 girls are all working on? Well Linda's zine arrived recently and it's been waiting patiently for me to add to it.
It's packed full of old photos. Memories. Family, friends, lost love? Mmmmm..... wasn't sure where I was going with this?
But decided it needed an element of intrigue. A slight air of mystery.
A letter....? An inheritance....? A lost love....?
Childhood sweethearts....?
Separated in times of war? Who is Isabella Stewart of Wellington, New Zealand?
And just who is Q Mathews of Reids Air Field in England?

The QB5 girls are all listed on the right of this blog, check them out for zine progress. You'll have to wait until Linda gets hers back again to hear more about the letter!

Wouldn't it indeed be intriguing to find a mystery letter tucked inside an old album of photos?
Carole x