Holidaying in N.Z.

Holidaying in N.Z.
Our favourite holiday spot N.Z.

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Wow what a lovely thank you

I received these beautiful flowers today from parents of a child in my care - what a beautiful thank you and one which I certainly do appreciate. I thought getting paid was enough for caring for someones precious little one.

Sunday, November 27, 2011

christmas port balls

Every christmas I make port balls. You need one good quality christmas cake (in Australia I use the large Lions fruit cake) crumble the whole cake up in to a large bowl and pour half a cup of port all over give it a good stir, leave for a week covered in the fridge. Then take out and roll into balls and dip in a good quality dark chocolate, set in the fridge and enjoy when all your friends pop around. They are delicious. As shown in the pic I am only up to the stage of soaking, when I roll them into balls I will post :)

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Getting into the christmas spirit

Today the daycare children and I made a christmas bunting and then decorated a pelmet above the playroom door. This way little fingers aren't able to touch everything and everyone can admire our pretty display. I know it is early but to the children it is very exciting. I wonder if Chrisartist recognises the cute Santa she gave me many years ago - it came from her Play Centre she ran, I take great care of him and he comes out every year for my day care children.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Tall ships festival

Lovely sculptures at Salamanca Market in Hobart commemorating the Tall Ships festival in 1998, it is just lovely wandering around Salamanca and also watching the children fascinated with these tall ships.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Tea cup pin cushion

I have always admired the cute little tea cup pin cushions, so I tried one myself, don't think it will win any prizes, but I think it is pretty cute and very handy next to my sewing machine, anyone have any tips on what to put in the cup, as the soft filling kept trying to pop out and it was a bit tricky to keep down.

Sunday, November 13, 2011

I woke up and needed to make an apron!

I must be feeling christmassy - when I woke this morning I needed to make an apron, so while eating brekky I got out all my scraps and put together this nice bright christmas apron, now when I cook goodies it will put me in the festive mood. Didn't need to buy a thing, now I know why I save every scrap and don't throw them out. I made it reversible, bright green material with red apples all over.

Saturday, November 12, 2011

I made a book

I bought a panel from spotlight, followed the instructions carefully and the end result a cloth book for my grandson. I was delighted with how it turned out and can't wait to give it to him. I am sure an eighteen month old will love the animals on every page. Not counting the front and back there are ten pages of animals.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

A watch from Venice

Today my lovely sister (chrisartist) and I had lunch for my birthday which was last week, she surprised me with this beautiful watch all the way from Venice! I have three lovely Venetian glass necklaces so I was over the moon to get a watch that will go so nicely with my necklaces. Also some very cute gift tags in a cute little bottle.
I love the card an original of Chris's taken in Paris and aptly named " Lunch in Paris 2009" Thanks so much Chris xxxx

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Christmas sewing

With christmas on the way I made a start on a few little christmas pressies

A stocking for my little grandson and aprons to giveaway to little girls, I will have to search for boy material!

Friday, November 4, 2011

Do you know what this says?

I came across thes gorgeous pants yesterday in a little op shop boutique, brand new hand made and couldn't resist them, I love the colour, fit and style. Just don't know what the writing says, can anyone help? I'm just hoping it is something nice!

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

post for my birthday

I am having a birthday on sunday and today in the post a lovely parcel arrived and two hand made cards, isn't it lovely that people take the time to think of some-one else? I'll be catching up with Chrisartist next friday at the raspberry farm too, yum. But on sunday just a nice quiet day with my family :)