Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Stash Minimisation

I have decided to try and start minimising the paper stash, so I can justify with myself buying some new stuff.

I found this kit which I got through The Boxx in 2007.  Yes I am guilty alot of my stash is from 2007, with only a small amount being new.

So I have started making the heart mini album, so far I have managed to use most of the paper with only a little left to work with.  I will post some pictures when I have finished.  This will be my first mini album, I hope it turns out alright.

Also made up a few quick cards using some Stampin Up paper and Card.

I thought this paper was so pretty I just left them plain.  I only managed to used 2 x 12x12 sheets of paper and 3 x 14 peices of card.  I will have to think of other ways to use more paper.  Maybe another mini book made to the same size as these cards?

I have also been making a couple more birds.

I have no trouble using up my felt stash :-)

Have a great day

Saturday, March 26, 2011


So we have been having a problem with these little fellows lately.  The girls love them, but I can tell you there is nothing worse than stepping on a frog in the dark.  So we have decided to start collecting them in a bucket at night and take them down to a dam that is a long way to the house.  I tried to tell DH that it won't make a difference, but he still wants to try.  So far over the past couple of nights we have captured a total of 45.  Their numbers don't seem to be decreasing, but we will wait and see.

Have a great weekend.

Thursday, March 24, 2011

For the love of paper

I love paper.  I have to admit that I hoard paper.  I have more than I will ever use, but I always manage to buy more. 

Yes the pizza boxes are full of paper, and all the drawers are full, this picture doesn't include the 3 plastic boxes I have stashed in the school room.  We have a mouse problem, so I can't leave my pretty lying around they like to eat it.

While I was going through my cupboard, looking for inspiration I found these pages which I had forgotten about.    The pink ones were made from a Stampin Up scrap book kit (last year)  The colours are so bright and pretty.  These were pretty quick to make, I managed to both of them in the one day.

This page is for my sister.  I was going to an album for her, for her birthday (last year), maybe I will get a few more pages finished this year.

The picture is of my neice Ruby  and Emeline, Emeline was terrified of swings back then, thats her trying to get away.  They grow up so fast.  Elsie was only a few days old when these were taken, she will be 5 this year.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Wednesday already

I can't believe it is Wednesday already.  The days seem to pass by quicker and quicker.  Got busy last night and finished off a couple more things to put in my little shop,  I just love making these little things, and the girls like to help to.

These little pretties had been sitting in my sewing box since well before christmas, it feels so good to finally have finished them.

A big Happy Birthday to my sister Bec, this is incase I forget to ring.
Happy Birthday to you,  Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday Dear Bec, Happy Birthday to you.
Love from us Girls   xxoo

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

One of those days

Today has been one of those days, where the girls follow you round and undo everything that you've done and nothing seems to go right.  One of those where you just wish you hadn't got out of bed.

I have started trying to be creative everyday , so far I have managed to do some stitching at night, after the girls are in bed, while I watch TV.  Here is what I have been working on.

A couple of little felt heart decorations ready to by filled with yummy lavender.

Big E got a little bit excited with the camera again this morning, there were wild goats just outside out front fence, they are pretty quite, they didn't even run from her.  The photo of the goats is not that good, I think you can just see them.  Soon after I had rescued my camera, Big E and Little E were outside the yard try to coax them closer with grass.  They got a bit too close I ended up having to chase them into the horse paddock, so they wouldn't eat the bottle trees we have planted near the house.

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Scrapbooking Mojo

So I have been trying to get my scrapbooking mojo back. 

Here is one of my layouts that still has to be completed, just trying to find the right journalling tag.  I adore these photos of Big E, and have been wanting to scrap them for awhile.  I can't believe how long it takes me to finish a page, I lay everything out, look at it, move it around, look at it again, walk away and leave it, come back to it (sometimes months later) and so on....

This one is pretty plain, but I think it has a sort of appeal.

My mum (nanny) has been busy sewing for my girls again, here is one of her latest skirts. It is too cute.

Thanks nanny, the girls love them.

Saturday, March 19, 2011


Well I finally got around to finishing some new birds and other things and putting them in my little MadeIt shop.  They have been sitting looking at me since last year.

I have also added some more kits to my Craftumi site.

Big E has been at my camera again, I must say her photography skills are improving.

Have a great weekend.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Another Thursday

So another Thursday has been and gone, and I am left wondering where is this year going.  So much has happened. I finally got to see Mum and Dad last week, for a very quick visit, it is so peaceful when you visit there house.  Of course the surrounding country side is a mess thanks to the floods, but there house is still the same, it just takes a little longer to get there over the dirt road.  The girls had a great time, they never want to come home.

I've been working on these coasters made from wool felt.

They are so not my colours, but I think a set of them will be a nice gift.  I have had this wool felt for a few years now and have never used it, it is beautiful to work with,  I will have to keep a look out for some more, once I've used this lot up of course.

Big E has also been doing some artwork,

and little E has just been, little E.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

creative sister

So my little sister is very creative, and with a little push, she has finally opened her own store on Craftumi and made it under the name Rebeccamillerdesigns. It always surprises me at how fast Bec is when she is creating, it takes me double the amount of time that it takes her to finish something.

Here are couple of samples of what she creates.

Wool that she has handdyed and spun.

A cute stitchery she has designed and stitched.  My Mum makes the bears isn't he beautiful.

Some more of Bec's wool that she has handyed and spun.

Have a great day

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Creative week

So the past couple of days have seen us needing these.  We got a much need 2 inches of rain over the past couple of days.  It has been dry out here, we have missed most of the rain.  A couple more of these kind of days would be lovely.

I did manage to get a little creative in between schooling and other things.  Wouldn't it be nice to just sit and not do anything except craft for a whole day.

Some cute little gift cards.

Some gift tags.

Blank card.

I haven't had much of a chance to do any stitching, but at least I have been managing to get some creating done.

Have a great weekend.