Saturday, 22 February 2014

Focus On Life - Week 8

Week Eight : Capture Colour

Very tired, very grumpy, very blocked up and snuffly on the way to the chemist these glorious lollies caught my eye in their burst of glorious colours.

Thursday, 20 February 2014

De-Clutter 2014 - Week 8

This week I feel totally, utterly bleurgh. I've got a sinus infection and I know I should probably go to the docs but I am trying to will it away without resorting to yucky antibiotics.

In my bleurghness I have only managed to de-clutter 1 small bag of baby cutlery and 4 T-shirts and I complained the whole time about my bleurghness whilst doing it.

To stop my grumbling and grumping I have spent my time doing this instead (sorry for terrible picture):



Owl on the right is based on the following tutorial (lots of good stuff on this site):

and the left hand owl is based on this very high quality youtube video:

Both are built ever-so-slightly differently with the left hand one being slightly more tricky around the eyes and beak but only requires one thread through the beak which gives more options in terms of beads. The one on the right requires two threads through the beak but on the whole is just that little bit easier for a novice like me.

Hope everyone else is having a less bleurgh week.


Monday, 17 February 2014

GYB Give Away Winner!

This is a little later than intended, but i can announce that acvording to the winner of the GYB $25 Unkamen Gift voucher is ....


<drum roll please>

Saturday, 15 February 2014

Focus On Life - Week 7

Week Seven : Collage of love

Yesterday I got the best Valentine card I have ever received. Un-prompted, my son had made me one at school. It's in the centre heart in the picture below and says:

Thursday, 13 February 2014

De-Clutter 2014 - Week 7

The past couple of weeks have been a wee bit fraught with most of my time spent away from the house for one reason or another. But I was determined to remove some clutter. So a boot full of stuff found new homes on monday:

Sunday, 9 February 2014

Focus on Life - Week 6

February's focus : Cabin Fever

Week Six : Quiet Calm

In stark contrast to February's theme I am aching for some home time. The super-hot dry weather has made for ideal fire conditions and we have spent the past few days on edge and leaving the house to hang around in safer areas.

Thursday, 6 February 2014

De-Clutter 2014 - Week 6

Well I have to admit that the past week has only seen me de-clutter one toy to the charity shop. Not a very good effort! I did have plans to tackle the area under the kitchen sink and finally investigate what I hope is an ant colony behind it (and not termites) but . . .

Monday, 3 February 2014

The Dreaded "no-reply" blogger!

This is just a quicky.

Do you know what a "no-reply" blogger is? Neither did I! But after the lovely Dasha of Patching Pixies kindly let me know that I was indeed a dreaded no-reply-er i thought I'd better investigate and fix it.

I could reportback my findings here but everything is explained so succinctly elsewhere I'll just send you straight to the source:


Saturday, 1 February 2014

Focus On Life - Week 5

(If you are looking for the Grow your Blog Giveaway it is here.)

February's Focus: Cabin Fever

Week Five : Get Outside

In my part of the world we're experiencing another round of uncomfortably high temperatures which will see us either hiding inside with struggling air-conditioners or seeking out water : lakes, creeks, beaches and swimmimg pools.