Monday, 17 August 2009

Swap and More

It has been a busy few months here we have had sickness, 60th and 7th birthdays to celebrate, school stuff, ballet exams and life :)

So here is my very late blog for the majestic sea swap I did last month. My swap partner was Deb she did such an amazing job.

Look at all those goodies

The had made items it is such a lovely wall hanging I have it in my sun room, so pretty.

It was such a lovely package and really made my day after been sick for a few weeks. Thanks Deb. I will post what I sent Deb soon.
My family and I have been having some international students over for Sunday lunch, 2 girls from Africa and 1 girl from India. I have made a few Aussie meals for them so now it is there turn, first Dianna from India made a traditional Indian meal for us, this meal is usually served at weddings and special occasions, we were very lucky. Dianna and I went shopping and she showed me all the ingredients we needed, lots of fun.
Can't wait for the African meals. As each girl is from a different part of Africa the food will vary greatly, so looking forward to that.

Also during July we had 2 birthday parties. I made the cakes for both my daughter wanted an ice-cream hedge hog cake and I made a gluten free mud cake for my mother in laws 60th.

These cakes you can eat.

My daughter has been learning about Vietnam at school and last week the primary school put on the festival of nations where they dressed up and put on a parade and items for the parents/grandparents. It was a lovely morning, here is my daughter in her outfit she has chopsticks in her hair, I made the skirt from left over wedding dress material and the shirt is a pj shirt.

My son was invited to a scary birthday party he went as the Hulk, I ripped some old clothing painted his skin with food colouring mixed with water he had a ball.

And finally a week ago my daughter and son cut their hair, I am so pleased to see that now hair dressing games no longer involve cutting. This is the hair do my son did yesterday.

Wednesday, 15 April 2009


Well it has been so long since I have been able to blog, what an interesting start of the year I have had.

I am sorry for not being in contact much since my last post. My computer was hacked into the hacker changed my ebay password, email passwords and blog passwords, tried to get into bank accounts and I could not get into anything. Arrrr (and we had one of the top virus and spyware programs). It is finally all fixed now and I can email, blog and ebay again, the really annoying thing is they changed my ebay bank account details so all sales I made the money went into the hackers account, so I have had people buy stuff which I did not know about and pay and not get items so now I have a huge mess to clean up and some very unhappy customers. If you were affected please email me.

We also have had some family and friends loose loved ones including the loss of a baby. So life has been keeping me on my toes so to speak.

I am really sorry if anyone is offended or hurt that I have not been in contact and I very sorry for that. I will try and visit you all in the next week and leave a message. I have missed you all and blogging.


Monday, 2 February 2009

Miss me?

It has been a while since I last posted, been very slack I know. I have had a great break from making cakes and blogging, it has been nice to spend time with family.

This past month I have been getting ready for the new year, updating my diary and calenders, getting school things in order, spending time with my lovely Children.

My eldest started school last week, she is enjoying year 1 so much and has great teachers, my middle child starts pre-prep tomorrow, I am going to miss him soooo much. I think it will be harder for me to let him go than my eldest child, he is such a mummy's boy. I have found a great pre-prep for him and it is walking distance so we can walk together to pre-prep he has a lovely teacher and a nice little class only 16 so far in his group. He only goes 2 days a week this year so we can get use to being away from eachother lol.

I was lucky enough to find this lovely wardrobe for my youngest daughter, it has lovely Queen Anne feet was already painted (I will give it a fresh coat soon) My 3 year old was having trouble opening the door to get her shoes and clothing out so I picked up the tassel for her she pulls on it to open her cupboard. She is so proud of herself. I put some glow in the dark fairies on the door to help her get over using her night light and it seems to be working. She does not want her night light on now because she can't see the fairies when the light is on. As I will be sanding it back and re-painting it having the stickers on there is a big issue esp with the stickers being white and the wardrobe being white. (I just hate furniture covered in stickers it really gets to me and fridges covered in stuff also affects me, but this is one thing I am learning to live with:D )

I also picked up this great scrap bucket for the chook scraps, I had this tacky ice-cream container on the bench. Don't you just love it, my husband does not understand the need of it as he thinks the ice-cream container was just fine. :D

I am now getting back into the swing of things making lots of cakes and yummy looking treats I have had a lovely break from it 6 weeks of not making any cupcakes and I am now ready to get back into it.

I will pop around and catch up on all your blogs over the next week.
Oh I am feeling ready to do another swap so if you hear of one let me know, if I don't find one soon I may just have to host my own....... Creative juices are flowing after my break.

Thursday, 8 January 2009

Start of another year......

Well this year is well and truly underway, today my daughter and I went out to purchase school supplies and shoes for the start of the new year. We went to a cafe for morning tea and had this yummy choc moose cake. Yummmm

Here are a few photos of our New Years camping trip we went to Peach Trees near Kilcoy, great spot if you have young children the deep swimming hole has a gate on it, there are lots of Kangaroos and the camping spot is not to far from the beach or some lovely little towns and tourist spots. The bush walks are great for kids and they can ride their bikes around the roads at the camp site. I really like it here this is the second time we have camped here.

It rained a bit, but with our camp set up it did not really matter. Made it cooler :)

I ended up letting them run around in the rain on the second day of rain. They had great fun playing dance freeze.

My son and Woody enjoying some grub, they had lots of fun together. My son was so cute he packed Woody's things (sleeping bag and lamp) and they had to be packed with all our stuff in the boot of the car.

We took the Children to the beach for the morning, we went to Golden beach at Caloundra this is a great beach for Children as the water is not rough.
Hoping you have all had a great start to the new year.