Sunday, September 25, 2011


Well this week has been one where getting back into routine has been the go. Back to school for the kids and I! Yesterday was spent doing housework (ho hum) and today we had a trip to the tip shop (doesn't sound all that exciting does it!). 

Hubby wanted to get some things for the garden and I was looking for a crock pot or slow cooker to use with my handmade glass beads, we didn't find either.  I came home with a few pillow cases for Cathy to use to make her gorgeous bags, a wooden thing-a-me to hang my tools on and a couple of besser block bricks to use to make a bookcase in an effort to sort out the mess I have in my craft room.

Three weeks ago I managed to find the floor of my room but since then card making and jewellery design and production have destroyed the room.  I like to work on the floor so there is one clear patch where I sit to work.  I hope that during the week I manage to fix the mess and reorganise the room so that getting out and putting away become easier and within reach of where I sit.  Well that is the plan I guess time will tell!

I am amazed about how close Christmas is.  Less than three months away!  So I have started on making Christmas cards.  I have begun by hunting out all my old cards and cutting out pieces which can be reused on new cards.  I found three cards with the same picture and they have become a nice paper tole card.  The other pieces I have cut out have been place into a file to be used over the next few weeks.

Last week I was able to put some of my jewellery on display at my hairdressers.  The girls there have bought a number of pieces before and thought their clients might be interested.  Fingers crossed that they are!

Have a great week all and hopefully I will see some of you at the Woodbridge Market on Sunday.

Bye for now
Lee-Anne :)

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Busy times!

Well after a busy, but fun two weeks it will be back to work tomorrow.  I am looking forward to seeing all the children in my class but I have loved having time at home to catch up on things and create and make as I wanted.  I have worked hard to make some cards, the pyramid types have been my favourites lately.  I have also finished the table numbers for my friends wedding in October.

My boys have been out and about.  My youngest spent a week with his uncle in Stawell in Victoria and my eldest has mates with their licences, so they have been out and about (mostly getting food I think from the golden arches).  So the house has been very quiet which meant lots of me time (and some of the empty nest syndrome ~ I think I could get used the quiet though).

I will get my camera out and take photos of the cards soon.  In the meantime here is a necklace and earring set I created using 'treasures from the sea' ~ red coral (recycled from a necklace found at a garage sale), sea sediment jasper and fresh water pearls.

Friday, September 9, 2011

My Kids

I have two children and I cannot believe how quickly they are growing up. Last week my eldest son went on a snowboarding trip to another state that he paid for completely by himself. He arrived home and almost immediately began planning for a trip to New Zealand next year. His younger brother got on a plane today to go to Melbourne to watch Hawthorn play football and then stay for a week with his uncle. I think I might be starting to understand what 'empty nest' will be like and I don't think I like it much. At least I have got plenty to do while the house is empty and I am on school holidays. Hopefully there will be some photos soon of some new creations!