Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Where have I been?

We decided to do some work on the front of our house. It has been something we have discussed and planned for such a long time. It's taken a while, but it's getting there. To think we had a few bricks as a step, this time last year. We now have a proper step, path and the start of a dry garden bed. We had a few 'big' issues with the first delivery of rocks. I shouldn't say we, as I was the one, that was not happy at all. The rocks looked lovely until it rained and washed all the sand off them and they turned pink!!!!! It's all fixed now, after much moaning and groaning and lots of very sore muscles and we are both very happy with the results.

Where the black mulch is, there will be plants. We are on the look out for some features to go into the beds (a big urn or some pots) and maybe some native grasses.

And this is the huge garden bed out the front. We have planted about 300 plants so far and we still need more

And I had to take a photo of these cheeky things, that come to check out what I was up to. The big brown bull is on loan from our friend. We are hoping to have a few new additions to the family soon.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

My corner

It was my turn to show my creative space at Addicted to Craft. You can read all about it HERE.
And my layout for the blog - All about my big boy. The title says it all 'It's cool to know nothing' well that's what he thinks, anyway LOL!

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Easter egg shaped box

Today's challenge at Scrapz.Biz is to make an egg shaped box. You can find all the instructions in the forum

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Playing with some goodies

I got lots of new goodies from Scrapz to play with

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Easter gift cones

My turn to set today's Scrapz.Chickadees challenge. I made these Easter gift cones. You can find all the instructions and a template in the Scrapz.Biz FORUM.

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Ticklez Kit

I got the March Tickelz Kit from SCRAPZ and had a little play. I can't show you everything just yet

And some more Easter decorating. The twigs have lights on them and the eggs are coverd in glitter. We have them on tonight and they are so pretty.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

An unwelcome visitor

There is never a dull moment in this house. Look what gave Chris the fright of his life this afternoon. He was doing some gardening earlier and just dragging the hose across the front lawn, when he came upon this fellow. He was not happy and ready to strike. To give you an idea of size, it was over 1m long. I hope it doesn't have any friends.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Scrapz.Chickadees Challenge 5

Today's challenge is to create a layout about a family tradition.
My page is all about baking Easter cookies.

Tuesday, March 09, 2010

And a few more

This week I challenged myself to create some pages just because. Not for challenges, not for publication, not to please anyone else, just because. The reason I started scrapbooking was to create pages about everyday things, we would otherwise forget. It's very easy to get caught up in all the hype and wonder why, you are doing what you are doing sometimes. This week has been all about getting back to basics. I also challenged myself to create, with only scraps and older supplies.

Sunday, March 07, 2010

Scrapz.Chickadees First Project

Scrapz.Chickadees first challenge, was to create a quick and easy Easter Basket. You can find all the instructions in the Scrapz.Biz FORUM

Saturday, March 06, 2010

On a wet Saturday

We made Easter Bunny Ears. This was Rach's challenge at SCRAPZ

We made Jen's Origami rabbits. They multiplied at a rapid rate!!!!
We got all the Easter things out

And I turned this

into this. Preserved pears, capsicums and spicy tomato sauce.

I also made this fabric basket, for the kids to collect their Easters eggs in.

A great way to fill in a wet Saturday :)

Thursday, March 04, 2010

Scrapz.chickadees starts today

I have posted the first challenge, which is a quick and easy Easter Basket. You can find all the details HERE in the forum. I hope you can come join in the fun.

Wednesday, March 03, 2010

A quick update

Lots of lots of things coming in from the garden. Cucumbers, tomatoes, potatoes, zucchinis, chilli's, capsicums, apples and of course these...........
A basket full of nashi pears and pears. And that is only about 1/2 of them.
I bottled some up to see how they go.

Kayla's horse raced in his first race last week. Of course we all went to Mt Gambier to see him. Didn't do very well, they later found out he has shin soreness, so will be rested for a few weeks

And some creations

This weeks noteworthy card