Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Christmas prep

My one little bit of cooking I have done in preparation of Christmas :)  Ready to make up the last batch of Christmas cards :)

Christmas Mars Bar Slice

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Remember, any day doing something you love makes it a good day ;-)

Doing what you like is freedom. Liking what you do is happiness.

Sunday, December 21, 2014

Cake and coffee with friends

I was lucky enough to spend some time with some crafty friends - Mandy from CraftMad (papercrafts) and Cynthia from Cynthia's Ark (quilting) on Friday, 12th December

the best of both worlds I think, mixing my two hobbies with two great friends :)
LtoR:  Mandy, Cynthia, Cathy (me)

mug rugs for the girls

mug rug for Cynthia - front

mug rug for Cynthia - back

mug rug for Mandy - front

mug rug for Mandy - back


Thank you for visiting my blog today - I hope you have a good day.
Remember, any day doing something you love makes it a good day ;-)

Doing what you like is freedom. Liking what you do is happiness.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

CraftMad Annual Retreat - Part II

Time to catch up on some more photos from my Crafty Retreat :)
crafty goodies from Kaye

more crafty goodies

stand alone calendar for 2015

lucky prize - this was gifted to me as the recipient (Mandy) already had one :)

another project from Ruth

and yet more crafty goodies :)

A project from Kerry using the envelope board
(unfortunately, it got a bit squashed during the trip home)

tags made using the envelope board

beautiful photo frame and a kit to make a card

my homework ;)  projects yet to be completed
Once again, a huge shout out to Kaye, for hosting such a wonderful crafty retreat and a shout out to all attendees - Mandy, Kerry, Ruth, Jan, Tracey & Therese for providing such wonderful projects.


Thank you for visiting my blog today - I hope you have a good day.
Remember, any day doing something you love makes it a good day ;-)

Doing what you like is freedom. Liking what you do is happiness.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

A Crafty Weekend Retreat and a short holiday

Well, I have been away from this blog a bit longer than anticipated - the last 6 weeks, have just disappeared into the blink of an eye.

I have been slowly dealing with Dad's estate - it is still difficult to go through his things ..... they have just been dumped in the lounge and I go through them one box at a time.

I made a baby quilt for a baby shower for Mr Fixit's niece along with the following card:


On Friday, 3rd October 2014, I flew to sunny Queensland for a much needed crafty retreat put on by the lovely Kaye, from CraftMad.

Earlier in the year, I started saving some 'Mad Money' - here it is with a sneak peek of the gifts I made for the girls :)

Mad Money $65  :)
This year, there were 8 ladies in attendance:  Kaye, Mandy, Ruth, Therese, Tracey, Jan, Kerry & myself.

Our Beautifully decorated meals area

a rather cheeky visitor

The CraftMad Ladies
Front - L to R:  Mandy, Jan, Kerry
Back - L to R:  Me, Ruth, Therese, Kaye, Tracey

A care package from Merry, one of the CraftMad Ladies that could not make it :(
My Project

Mandy starting my project

Jan & Tracey

Kerry did a bit of mix and match :)

Beaded Angel was one of my gifts to each lady :)



One of Kaye's projects

love the little cotton reels :)

Lunch break

Tracey's project

Kerry's project

Jan's project

Mandy's project

loved the butterflies :)

Strawberries at every meal break!  I was in heaven!

Jan's project

Another one of Kaye's projects - a beautiful card

and the box to present it :)

I had an absolute ball over our Crafty Retreat Weekend - I am really hoping I am able to go again next year ......... our theme will be Christmas :)  So thinking caps on, and off to get a new money box to start saving :)

These photos cover the Friday to Sunday :)  more photos will turn up on my Photography blog shortly

Thank you for visiting my blog today - I hope you have a good day.
Remember, any day doing something you love makes it a good day ;-)

Doing what you like is freedom. Liking what you do is happiness.

Saturday, September 6, 2014

I'm back :)

Well, that was a bit longer break than I anticipated :(
Things are progressing with the sorting of my Father's estate - such that it is :)  The amount of paperwork is staggering!  I understand it would be even worse if he did not have a Will!

It is time to play catchup with my blog posts, and to say a very sincere thank you to those that left beautiful comments, both here and on my Facebook page - they were most appreciated.

A big thank you to bloggy friend Naomi, who made a purchase of Angels from my ETSY store - it was nice to be creative and make something pretty during my down time.

Angel Charms - Medium

Angel Charms - small

I am so lucky that Need4Bead is so very close - I needed some more supplies rather urgently, and they have everything I needed :)

Thank you for visiting my blog today - I hope you have a good day.
Remember, any day doing something you love makes it a good day ;-)

Doing what you like is freedom. Liking what you do is happiness.

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

A Bittersweet Day ..................

............ as yesterday, we celebrated the life of my Dad with a very small but moving memorial service.  It was so lovely to see some long time family friends and to be able to spend some quality time with them, even if the reason for it was such a sad one.


The previous two weeks have been a bit of a blur with funeral arrangements and such, but I was able to spend some 'creative' time when making up Dad's memorial cards.


It was a kind of theraputic release :)

The beautiful flowers from Mr Fixit's side of the family :)  ........ they lasted more than a week!



I have received some lovely cards from friends :)

from two of my 'crafty' friends Kaye & Mandy

from my friend Paula, and family friend Maureen

I leave you with this message (part of a comment left on Facebook for me, by a very dear long-time family friend)

Hold your loved ones tight, and tell them you love them, it's so important; you never know what could be around the corner. 


Thank you for visiting my blog today - I hope you have a good day.
Remember, any day doing something you love makes it a good day ;-)

Doing what you like is freedom. Liking what you do is happiness.
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