Thursday, 28 August 2008

I made something other than cupcakes this week

Well I have been doing another craft this past week. Can you guess.....

Last Saturday Kris from Tag Along Teddies popped over, we have been trying to get together for a few weeks now. Kris is great and if you have not visited her blog pop on over.

Kris showed me how to knit, my grandmother taught me when I was a girl but she passed away when I was 11 and I have not knitted since and could not remember how to get started.

I have been really enjoying it as it is something I can grab when I have a few minutes or waiting for my eldest to finish her ballet lesson. There is no set up or clean up:)

Thank you Kris for showing me again. Here is my youngest sporting her new scarf she was so excited when it was finished and has been dragging it around everywhere with her.

Last Saturday I decided to clean out the craft/junk room it is such a mess and I don't know where anything is. Not only does it have craft items in it, it also has unpacked boxes form our last move, kids broken toys, mending and anything that does not fit in the rest of the house. So it is time for a clean out. I am quite embarrassed to show the before photos but figure if I post them I will them be more motivated to clean out the room:)

My work area where I can look out the window and watch the children play in the garden.
Cupcake area
Junk... Don't you love how I have uses the air walker it is great for holding lamp shades.

Sewing, mending and junk and ironing area. So as you can see I can't really use the craft room cause I can't find anything and there is not space to put anything.

After taking the photos I took a break to help the children make some Rock buddies.

This weekend I will be working on the craft room and hopefully have it all neat and set up by Sunday night. I will post photos when it is finished.

Last but not least Kylie from A bit of Country Cupcakes has given me an award. Thanks so much Kylie.

These are the rules:
1. The recipient must link back the the awards creator (
2. You must post these rules if you receive the award.
3. You must chose 5 people to receive the award after receiving it yourself
4. You must fit the characteristics of the recipient of the award, as posted by Mere.
5. You must post the characteristics of a recipient.
6. You must create a post sharing your win with others.
7. You must thank your giver.Characteristics for the Smile Award:1. Must display a cheerful attitude. (not necessarily at all times--we are all human)2. Must love one another3. Must make mistakes4. Must learn from others5. Must be a positive contributor to blog world6. Must love life7. Must love kids

The 5 people I have chosen for the award are.
1.Jo one of my sweet friends who I have enjoyed watching grow into a beautiful woman of God full of love for her creator, husband and family;
2. Merrin, I am really enjoying getting to know you;
3. Candy, it has been fun getting to know you;
4. LeAnn who brings a smile to my face when I read about her life;
5. Robin I have just started reading your blog regularly and have been enjoying getting to now you.

Monday, 18 August 2008

Family Room and Award

This weekend I decided to give the dining/family room a much needed makeover. I forgot to take before pic's sorry but if you look at this post of Mikayla's birthday party you will get an idea of how the room was set out.

This is how it looks now, the first 3 photos are from the kitchen door.

I moved the hutch it use to be next to the heater and I turned the dining table around. We still have enough room to extend it if we need to.

I am thinking of making a curtain to put in the office doorway, the office does not have a door.

I changed the modular couch around.

The above photo was taken from the back door.

The above photo was taken from the laundry door. The white door next to the TV unit goes to the craft/junk room.

The above photo is taken form the office door.

I still have some things I want to do to the room like get a nice mat for the floor and some wall hangings and I want to rearrange the items TV unit and maybe purchase something else to put on there.

Trying to strike a balance between making the room look nice and being functional for a family of 5 to use everyday is what I was aiming for. I have made the lounge room where I have a lot of breakable and pretty things and the children know to keep that room clean and not to touch the "pretty" things. But you still need an area where kids can be kids and be able to draw and play board games and do puzzles, sing and dance. We do have a play room where all the toys are kept which helps a lot.

So if you have any ideas or suggestions feel free to let me know sometimes you look at your own stuff for so long you get stuck and a fresh set of eyes can see things you have missed.

Next two rooms due for a make over are the office and the craft/junk room.

Okay now onto the second bit I got an award from Kylie from A bit of Country Cupcakes. If you have not visited her blog pop in it as she is pretty new to blog land. Thanks so much Kylie for the award I was very surprised.


The rules of this award are:

1. You can give it to one or one hundred or any number in between - it's up to you. Make sure you link to their site in your post.

2. Link back to this blogsite so Tammy can go visit all these wonderful women and remember the Purpose of the Award: To send love and acknowledgment to women who brighten your day, teach you new things and live their lives fully with generosity and joy.These women continually bring joy to my life through their encouragement, humour, inspiration and talent. It is with great pleasure that I award the "Wylde Women Award" to:

This was so hard as a few of the people who I would have given it to have already received this award, people like Shannon and Mandii.

Other people who have supported me and brightened my day are:

LeAnne at For the Love of Cottage I really enjoy reading her blog especially after a long day with the kids. LeAnne has helped and me in so many ways.

Candy at A pretty Home is someone who I count as a true friend thank you for your support and friendship.

I could go on and on but I chose a few people who have impacted my life the most, otherwise I would be giving awards out all day and I have 4 hungry children at my office door asking for lunch. You are all wonderful and I have enjoyed reading your blogs and getting to know you.

Friday, 15 August 2008

Sweet package in the mail and Flea Market Friday

This week I got a lovely package from Candy. I was so excited.

There was some lovely material, pink ribbon and the sweetest card. I love it all. Can't wait to make something out of it. Thank you so much Candy you made my week.

Not much to tell, been making cupcakes all week. Hopefully I soon will be able to do something other than cupcakes:) I like making them and mostly find them relaxing but this last 2 weeks I have turned out 174 cupcakes for different orders and am getting a bit sick of making them. So I am going to set aside some time to make something else. Wish me luck I will probably just sit there and not know what to make.:)

I have just listed the Friday Flea Market items so click here to see what I have listed today.

Friday, 8 August 2008

Catch up

This week myself and 2 of my children have had the flu I have kept a low profile all week.
I spent most of the week catching up on cupcake orders. I made close to 100 cupcakes.

On Thursday after fruit and veg shopping I decided I needed a coffee before heading home to finish the cupcake order, so I took my youngest 2 to a cafe a few doors up from where we shop. The Cafe is also a "pretty shop" as my children call it. It has some lovely things so I decided I needed a few items to help cheer me up. The choc cake also helped:)

This is what I purchased, my son is in the background taking photos with me. He just loves to help.

Aren't these cases so cute, I don't know if I am going to use them for fake or real cupcakes. Maybe I could do both.
They have a range of pretty little tags I always grab one or two when I go there.

Could not resist this and it was pretty cheap. Now hopefully there won't be letters left all over the dresser.
Here are some of the cakes I made. They were for a wedding and the colours of the cakes matched the brides maids dresses and the cakes design were copies of the real cupcakes that they are having for the wedding cake.

Phew I am so glad they are finished. (I made extras they will be listed and in my blog shop soon) Now to finish the order of Air Fresheners.

Don't forget to check out my Flea Market Friday items here.

Hope you all have a lovely weekend.

Bek :)

The winners of the give away have been drawn. Click here to see who the lucky girls are.

Friday, 1 August 2008

New Blog and Give Away!!!!!!!!!!

I have started another blog just for Flea Market Fridays and selling my items until I get my web site sorted:)
To celebrate to opening of my other blog I will be having a give away. To enter go to my shop blog and leave a comment all comments left between today and next Friday will go into the draw. (Comments left on that blog).

To see my Flea Market Friday items click here.