Monday, 14 April 2008
So since I was up and my craft table was out I started creating cakes that looked like the ones they use to make (but fake). Do you remember these, simple with loads of 100s and 1000ands or coconut. The kind of cakes you came home from School and had for afternoon tea. So this is what I made. I have called this new range Mums Cottage Kitchen.
Saturday, 12 April 2008
Then I thought I might give myself a challenge and buy something it felt a bit like being a contestant on the UK antiques show where they have a set amount of money and have to buy things to get auctioned. So off I went with $14 in hand.
The first thing I bought was a little glass lidded bowl that matches a bigger one I have in the bathroom, I got it for $5, then I found a colclough plate in great condition for $4. That left me with $5 I saw some boy and girl lucky dips for $1 each and got each on the children one and one lady had 4 doily's of $1 so I have $1 left over. (Each of the girls got a cute handbag full of bling and a stuffed puppy, Aiden got a shark, superman and trading cards)
There were some lovely things there and some were very over priced, I am sure all the bargains were gone by the time I got there at 11:30am. I had a nice time it was good to have a break.
Onto the second item. Last night hubby decided to come home as he finished at work earlier than planned so at 9:30 he arrived to surprise me. My sister in law had just left, we had just spent 2 hours moving the bedroom around only to end up with it the way it was to begin with.
So my surprise Anniversary gift was not finished and all my plans were wrecked. I was a little disappointed as I had worked so hard and really wanted to spoil him.
So since he has now seen the bedroom here are the photos. I still need to do a bit to get it to where I want it.
View from the door
Hubby goes back to Brisbane tonight and will be back Sunday night so I will still do some of what I had planned for him. It just won't be the same. Oh well
Friday, 11 April 2008
The tooth fairy wrote a special note, it said Thankyou Mikayla for the tooth. Don't forget to look after and brush you teeth. Regards Your tooth fairy Floss. She even left some fairy dust on the note and a $2 coin. The writing is very small as is the note.
I can't wait till she wakes up in the morning and finds the note and coin.
This morning I headed out with my 5 year old, 3 year old and 2 year old to the pretty shops (as miss 5 calls them). Even though it was very stressful with 3 Young children I did get some good bargains. I picked up this little white shabby shelf thing at Vintage Primrose a cute little shop I love to shop at and it is only up the road from me which is even better. Then I went to pillow talk and they had a sale on curtains. Yippee so I picked up some lovely curtains which were 1/2 price. That will save me time. Then it was to the library to get some books out for miss 5. Then to lincraft where they had a sale on lace 50% off. I got the lace for the bed and 2 cushion's which were 20%off. God was really looking after me today. Then I found this love sign at another shop near lincraft. And I have money left, to get some little treats for hubby.
Well I better get back to the bedroom paint should be dry now so I can start the fun part of putting the room together again.
I am not going to show you my buys, you will just have to wait till I have finished the room.
Tuesday, 8 April 2008
I still may rearrange my pretties again :)
This week is Glen and my anniversary, but he will be away for work this week so we are going to celebrate it on Sunday or Monday. I am planning to do our room up as part of his anniversary gift while he is away. He has no idea that I am going to do this.
Here are some photos of what our room looks like now. Please excuse the mess hubby was packing and I did not get the bed made and the kids have been in with toys and stuff.
View from the door
So this is what I am thinking, I was going to paint the bed and chest of draws white. I promised my dad that I would never paint the desk white. It is quite old and in great condition still has a working ink well. The desk I put all my hubby's papers etc. I am thinking of re-arranging the room. I am keeping my eye out for new bedside tables, either a matching one to the one I am using or 2 new ones. (I do have a matching one to the one Glen is using the kids are using it at the moment, I am happy to paint them white)
I hate the curtains and am planning on making or buying new ones but not sure what type if I should go for one colour or have 2 layers or flowers????? The bedside lamps will need to be replaced sometime and I need to find somewhere for all the books. Oh and the bedspread, I was thinking for now I would maybe get some lace to cover it until I get a new one. What do you girls think any ideas would be great.
I am also open to swapping furniture around I have other chairs I can swap with the one I have in the corner.
I forgot to add this little area above the door, I am trying to work out what to put here, I have thought about little birdcages, mini shoes and heaps of other things but just can not decide. All of the children's rooms also have this space and I have decorated it with letters of their name, Mikayla has ballerina's.
Monday, 7 April 2008
Here is the Paige boy pushing his little sister the flower girl down the isle in an vintage pusher, I tried to get a better photo of it but people kept getting in the way.
Rach was stunning in her wedding dress
Don't they make a cute couple
Sunday we had a nice quiet day. Today I finally did the hutch I took before and after photos, I am thinking or getting the sandpaper out and shabby it up a bit. I will take another photo when it has the china back.
It was very cheap now I know why I think it must have been used in a garage.
I gave it a good sand and then painted it, when done I added some cute pink draw and door knobs.
To me it still does not seem quite finished not sure what is missing, maybe it will look better once all my pretties are back in place.
Thankyou to everyone who has been praying for the little girl Carmen, she is now out of hospital the doctors are amazed and have said she is a 1 in 80 000 child. Usually with the injuries that she had you either die or you spend the rest of your life in a wheelchair and have ongoing medical issues. She is walking with a halo and spine brace on. She will have to have this for about 3 mths. The doctors were expecting her to be in hospital for a lot longer but she is such a fighter and God has heard our prayers. The next year will be full of physio and doctors visits but she should be fine and only suffer slight stiff neck in the future. We are all so proud of her she has been a real champ.
Saturday, 5 April 2008
I am doing my first swap I am sooo excited. I think I need to get out of the creative box I am in and do something fun and new. Check out gypsymermaid blog for more details. http://gypsymermaidlife.blogspot.com/
I am very excited as I am going to do up my bedroom. My hubby is going away for work for nearly a week so I am going to paint the bed and draws, and get up to all sorts of creative mischief with a paint brush. I will be posting before photos sometime this weekend. Will be back with more later.
Now I am going to start getting ready for my friends wedding today. Will post photos and stuff later she is having some really fun and different things but I have been sworn to secrecy so you will have to wait until after the wedding to see.
Thursday, 3 April 2008
I just love this photo
Well I have been quite busy this week, I have had the flu so have been keeping to myself a bit. We had the funeral for the 2 dear children we lost over Easter. The service was very well done. The mother is now home and is doing well and her daughter should be out of hospital in a week or 2. She will be home in time for her 4th birthday. We are all so proud of her she has been so amazing through it all.
So after Monday I have been busy painting and finishing cakes and cake slices and cupcakes and sugar cookies. Getting back into things has really helped. Here are a few photos of my latest. I have nearly finished a whole cake (ran out of faux pink icing last night, I only had 3 cm left to pipe)grrrrr :) so I will post the photo of the cake tomorrow when it is done. Hope you all have a lovely weekend. Tomorrow is the last day of term 1 for us, I am sooooooo glad as I have been missing Mikayla, I get her to myself for 2 weeks.