A Beautiful Princess to join the family

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and Another beautiful boy

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Another gorgeous grandson to love

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Another Beautiful Grandson to Love

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Lachlan James Hastings Hosking has arrived!

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Thursday, October 28, 2010

CT Work

I have been getting some more work done for my clever Designers that I CT for. The first card uses digital stamp and cutter files (Cricut, Pazzles, Klic N Kut etc) SS00184 - Manny Monkey digi stamp by Shelly from Paperthreads.

This layout uses digital personal cutter files SS00002 - Friendly Scarecrow by Shelly from Paperthreads. Designed to show that cutter (Cricut, Pazzles, Klic N Kut etc) files can be used digitally!

This layout uses digital personal cutter files SS00005 - Build a Jack O Lantern by Shelly from Paperthreads. Designed to show that cutter (Cricut, Pazzles, Klic N Kut etc) files can be used digitally!

This layout uses digital personal cutter files (Cricut, Pazzles, Klic N Kut etc) RM00078 - Giraffe Frame by Sharon Mobley from Visual Designs by Chris and the More Team


Thanks for looking,

Have a great day wherever you are!

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

More sewing for Lachlan

Rebekah wanted something for Lachlan to wear in hospital other than the awful gowns they had been shown which set me on a search to find drawstring sleepsacks for a tiny bub. I got rid of all my patterns when we moved from South Australia to New South Wales which I regret every day! However this one managed to avoid being ditched and worked out really well. I used Butterick 3812 in a NB size. The original sleeve was designed to have a foldover cuff, but I decided that as I was just making these for hospital and not long term, and I only had the one day to make them, I would remake the sleeve so that Rebekah could just fold it over if it was too long and that was a quicker make. The original pattern also included a hood which was bound and the ties extended to tie the gown at the neck. I didn't want the hood or the ties, so I just bound the neck and added two hand sewn poppers to close the opening.


modelled by Benjamin, my 20" Chou Chou! and yes, all my dolls have names LOL



aren't they cute. Lachlan will be the cutest little bub on the ward!

Have a great day wherever you are!

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

New freebie!

yes I know, you have been waiting for ages and I still haven't completed my new Kit! Sometimes these things just take longer to come together than expected LOL

so.... I have a new (old) freebie for you. This kit is called "Thistle Doo" , another one of my favourites and is especially great for all those gardening layouts you have been wanting to complete.

Link to download Part One HERE .
Link to download Part Two HERE .
Link to download Part Three HERE .
Link to download Part Four HERE Links removed. Password if required is "scotch" without the quotes. Please come back and leave a comment if you download, I do read and appreciate each one!

I also have a Quickpage freebie for you designed using Shelly's Circle and Wave Layout. Shelly has both a Cutter file for this layout - SS00070 and a digital template - SS00190 . Please click on the pictures to take you to the respective items in her Paperthreads Store.


Link to download Quickpage HERE Link removed. Password if required is "scotch" without the quotes. Please leave a comment if you download, I appreciate them all!

SS00070 - Circle and Waves Layout - AI, GSD, KNK, WPC, SVG cutter formats included in purchase.


SSoo190 - Circle and Waves digital Template - PSD and PNG format included in purchase.

Thanks for looking!

Have a wonderful day wherever you are!

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

really busy....

This last week I have been busy sewing for my soon to be here grandson, Lachlan! I found this quilt in an old 2007 Homespun magazine and it even had Lachlan's name on it, so it was meant to be! This is the first quilt I have actually finished and I am really pleased with the way it turned out. I took it to Rebekah's Baby shower on the weekend, and fortunately, she loved it too!





This is another "Sparkle" file that Chris Durnan has created as another fantastic file in this last QMC for 2010. This Scarecrow is from a collection, CD00770 - Halloween Sparkles, and as soon as I saw it I knew I wanted to use in a layout celebrating our new Vegetable garden! I have created this layout in Photoshop CS3. Styles, textures and shadows have been added to create dimension to the layout.




Have a great day wherever you are!

Friday, October 8, 2010

So.......

have you missed me!! Here are some pics to show you what we have been up to over the last couple of weeks! We started a vege garden! Some time ago, Gary had started fencing off an area out the back for a vege garden, but hadn't got very far. So I thought that we should finish it and get it planted. We decided to go for slightly raised beds, these being created using 2.4 X .2 X .5mt sleepers which we turned on their sides. The beds are 2.4mts X 1.2mts and we have dug up underneath to remove all the weeds and then topped up the beds with a vege garden mix from Australian Native Landscapes. Sleepers and hardware came from Bunnings.




We began with the thought of three beds, but this quickly grew to four!








Frames set up for peas and beans!


We are expecting a huge locust plague this season, so we are preparing the beds to be covered with netting to protect the seedlings from being eaten! We have hammered in 2 poles at either end of the beds and then pushed over 4mts of polypipe to create an arc. This will hold the netting away from the growing plants.


Sweetcorn, burpless cucumbers, apple cucumbers and brown onions



Lettuces, silverbeet, perpetual spinach and capsicums


Carrots, spring onions, leeks, celery, cherry tomatoes and tomatoes
Cabbages, cauilflowers and brussel sprouts






Netting to protect our investment. We ended up expanding the garden to almost twice it's original size and now have lots of pots with Herbs in them and a 2.4mtr square bed for potatoes as well!



We decided to take one of the smaller rooms as our bedroom and changed our bedroom into my sewing room. This has made my sewing room a huge area, about 6mts X 4mts and so full of light. It was in the middle of a line of bedrooms before, one of which is my scrapbook room and the other a guest room. We are now in the guest room and the guest is in the darker room in the middle. It is great not to have to turn on a light just to see in the room, and I have so much space for cutting out and working! just wonderful. Now I just need my machines back from being serviced and I am ready to roll!
so..... as you can see I have been really busy these last couple of weeks, I havent fogotten you, my readers looking for freebies! Just had other things to think about! I am still working on a "Fall" kit but it taking a while to put together, but it will be worth waiting for as it is HUGE!
Have a wonderful day wherever you are!

Saturday, October 2, 2010

World Card Making Day

It is World Cardmaking Day today and to celebrate I have a couple of freebies. Dustin Pike is having a celebration on his Blog (three freebies posted) as well...... post a pic of a card creating using one of his digi's on the World Cardmaking website (and email him a link) and you will be offered the chance to purchase 100 of his digi's for $10!! These are a couple of cards I designed using his digis. The templates for the cards are mine and I have the PSD and KNK cutter files for you to download.


Link to download Card Template 6 HERE Link removed. File available in KNK, AI and PSD format.


Link to download Card Template 11 HERE Link removed. File available in KNK, GSD, WPC, AI and PSD format. Password for both download is "creation" without the quotes. Please leave a comment if you download and enjoy Card Making Day 2010!

Have a great day wherever you are!