Oct 23, 2012

Steampunk Pincushion.

So remember the photo of the little white frilly pin cushion I showed you?

Well white and frilly really isn't me so I decided to do a Steampunk themed one instead.

Coming soon: Advent Calendar. 

Oct 18, 2012

It's the most wonderful time of the year...

Yes..it's that time of the year when I blow a whole wad of cash at the Craft Show! And this year I did not disappoint myself. I won't say how much, but I am certain that the amount I spent doesn't compare to the visa card wielding old ladies that bowl you over with their little wheelie carts.  I am serious! It's like trying to squeeze though a death maze of tinted hair and oversized knitted handbags. I barely made it out of there alive.
This year I had a plan. I did my research and marked on the site map the four stalls I wanted to visit first, and headed to those places when the doors opened before the mad rush that was inevitable. Then I went back to the beginning and did the show aisle by aisle. Four hours of wandering around there and I was done. Here is my loot. I will tell you where it's from in case any of you crafty's out there are interested in any of the items.

Inks and craft mat from Ranger

12x12 and 6x6 templates from Crafters Workshop

art stamps and clings from Hero Arts

Clear stamps from Rosies, acrylic block, and Art stamps by Stampers Anonymous Tim Holtz Collection  "Mini Classics"

paper laser cut packs from Art Stamps Australia

Chip board laser cuts from Scrap Matts

Scrap Matts as well. (I met the guy who designed the parasol, isn't it beautiful?)

Little hinged cupboard from Twiddleybitz

Funky Attic House, Funky Townhouse, Twiddleybitz (these people make amazing stuff) .

 small printers tray.. Twiddleybitz.. (der Sprite)

This printers tray house is gorgeous made up..I fell in love with it immediately.

chair pin cushion, mini houses and binder rings, Twiddleybitz
Shadow box . 

I"m not addicted. 
I'm not...
So the ones that have the pictures of sample ones, of course mine wont look like those, not really my style, but rest assured I will show you when I am done.. lol. I am starting on the pin cushion first. I'm thinking....steampunk...

Oct 3, 2012

duelling banjos

Yes people, I can now play duelling banjos.. all be it very slowly, but I can play it..!! Told Hubby and he was like "Uh huh.." which means.. "Damn you and your ability to hear a song and play it without sheet music" Muwahahahaaa....

I shall console him by buying him a vintage fedora I saw in a second hand shop :)

He had his first heart check up since the operation, yesterday, and it went better than expected. He had the device dialled back a bit. Before it felt like it was going to jump out of his chest. And his ejection fraction has shot up to 45! which is amazing! For those of you who don't know what an EF is, to put it simply, it is the amount of blood the heart is able to pump through itself. Normal people sit around 55 to 65. When you get a low count, like Hubby has been...somewhere in the 20's then the risk of heart failure is extremely high. like drop dead at any second high. So Hubby's 45 is one more step away from that happening. Needless to say we are both ecstatic  It doesn't mean that his heart is cured, it's not, his condition is terminal, but it does mean that he doesn't have imminent death hanging over his head, AND he is feeling a lot more healthier and energetic.

So nothing but good news here. And now I am off to enjoy school holidays with my family :)