Sunday, December 26, 2010


I hope that you have all had a very enjoyable relaxing few days getting over Christmas, although I know that some people will still be enjoying family get togethers. Once the New Year is here I will be concentrating on getting some classes and samples done again, and getting some more bits and pieces together for markets etc.

These two photos are of some everyday gift tags that I have been putting together. I will be doing a wide variety of these, so check out my Goodies For Sale Page for more details on them.
The Christmas Gift Tags were very popular, so I decided I would have a play with some everyday gift tags, so I hope you like them.

Wishing you all a very happy and safe 2011. Our son is off to Sydney on Wednesday and he and his mate are going to climb the Sydney Harbour Bridge on New Years Day. Wow, what an experience as the harbour is very busy on New Years Day.

Wednesday, December 22, 2010


Well weather we like it or not, it is that time of the year again, and I would like to take this opportunity to wish all of my family, friends and clients a very Merry Christmas and a safe, healthy and happy New Year.

I am looking forward to getting creating and stitching again in 2011 with all of the designs that I have penciled onto paper over the past few months. There are some exciting things happening in the new year and I am looking forward to the challenges.

I will be conducting regular card making workshops and stitching classes in Beeac and patchwork classes at McMahons in Colac, so hopefully I might see some of you there. Also have an appointment at Jiddi"s Patch in Geelong to chat about classes.
I am looking forward to a nice quiet break between Christmas and New year.

Keep safe and have a wonderful Christmas.


Monday, December 13, 2010


Yesterday I stamped candles with these
lovely Christmas designs on them.
Some are already gone for orders, but there
are a few left if you would like them.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010


I have been working on these cute little Baby
Clutch Balls to give away as presents for
some friends that have had babies. Looks
like I will be getting the gifts to them before
the babies turn 1.


Here are some more of my Christmas tags that
I have been making.

I am having so much fun with them. See Goodies For Sale Page for prices.

Monday, November 22, 2010


Check out the latest copy of Creative Country Threads, this one has my Birdhouse Blooms bag in it.


These are some gift tags that I have been playing
with today. I have aged them and them stamped
them with some Stampin Up stamps.

Check out my Stuff for Sale Page to find out how much they are.

They are suitable to tie onto a gift. There
are Christmas ones and general ones.
I am really happy with the way they look.

Monday, November 8, 2010


I love this flower that I have just created. Could
be pinned onto a bag, scarf or just your
jumper. Will be definately making more of
these for markets etc. Orders gladly taken.


This is a photo of part of my vegie patch. This patch has cabbage, silverbeet, spinach, lettuce, parsley, shallots and beetroot in it. There is another patch that has peas, tomatoes, carrots, parsnip and beans. Looking forward to eating some nice yummy fresh vegies.

Monday, October 25, 2010


It pays to be up early sometimes.
These photos are of the sunrise I was lucky
enough to witness this morning.
Our eldest is home on Uni holidays for a couple
of weeks and working. He starts early, and like
a good Mum (or a stupid one) I am up early to
get his lunch packed, then start on everyone
elses lunch.
I just happend to spot this beautiful sunrise
this morning. I only wish I had the time to
have gone for a walk to really enjoy it.
To do that I will even have to be up earlier!!!

150 Year Celebrations in Beeac

This weekend just gone saw a great weekend in
down town Beeac. There were aroung the 2,000 people turn out for the day on Saturday (could
have even been more.
The celebrations on Saturday started with a street parade at 11.00 a.m. This is my hubby
driving the 40 year old farm truck in the parade.
He was as proud as punch to be part of it.
These are the old tractors that were in the
parade. Of course there were lots more
things, too many to put up on here.

Then at 2.00p.m. there was an official
opening of this beautiful windmill park, which
the community have been working on for a long
time. Beeac is the home of the windmill. There are 6 windmills, one for each family that made

On Sunday after a church service and a bbq lunch
at the Golf Club, I went and had a look at this
beautiful garden. A lovely way to finish the
The weekend started with the opening of an art show and an official lauch of a book.
The whole weekend was a real buzz, and even
though I was not born and bred here, Beeac is now home for me, and it was a fabulous weekend.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010


This is my latest quilt called Simply Red
because it is a very simple nine patch design
and I have used a lovely red fabric for the
nine patch. Pattern is available now.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010


Creative Country Threads Vol.11 No 3 is on the shelf now. You will find this one has my cute little Santa in it. Hope you like him.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010


Isn't Spring a lovely time of the year. Every
thing just looks so fresh and beautiful,
especially after all the rain we have had this
This is where I live down on the farm.

And now that all the daffodils have
finished, the bluebells are flowering
One of my favourite flower are pansies.
Look at the happy little faces on these
I love having pots of pansies and panola around
the garden this time of the year.

Monday, October 4, 2010


For those of you who don't know, I am also
a Stampin' Up Consultant, and just for a little
bit of fun I have been covering Journals using
some of the latest Stampin' Up Designer Series papers. This one uses Newsprint. The lower right hand corner has a small piece of embossed paper that I dragged across the stamp pad to add some colours to the flowers. I embossed the paper with the new "Big Shot" and I can't wait to get some more designs. It is so easy and so much fun.

I covered this journal with paper from the
Love Letters Designer Series paper.
I cut the birds out using the new Two Step
Bird Punch. These new punches are
amazing to use too. I then tied various ribbons
and lace down the spiral of the journal. The
black and white striped ribbon is from the lovely
range of Stampin' Up 1-1/4" Striped Grosgrain Ribbon. The other ribbon is
out of my stash and I just thought it went
nicely and added a bit of variety. The Lace is
out of my lace tin too.
Both journals come blank from Stampin' Up.

I have also been playing with some bookmarks
and using one of the new hostess stamp sets
called Because I Care. This is a lovely stamp
set, and is available to you if you wish to host
a workshop and qualify for a Level 1 Hostess

This just shows you a closer picture of the
beautiful flower stamp, and once again the
beautiful black and white ribbon.

Thursday, September 16, 2010


Early on Monday morning, I put my daughter on a coach at 3.30a.m. to go on a trip to Central Australia. I continued on down the Highway myself and caught the 6.10a.m. flight from Avalon to Sydney to visit my Aunt.
It just so happens, that she lives just 10 minutes away from the Craft Depot at Pennant Hills, so that was the only request I had when she asked me what I would like to do whilst I was visiting her.
Oh, there was something else, and that was
to have lunch with my Kindred Spirit, Rachel.
So, on Tuesday morning, we headed off to the
craft depot, and yes, I came out a bit poorer. I
bought all of these beautiful fabrics and the
pattern for the cup cake pincushion. I could
have really gone mad and bought lots more, but
no, I didn't.
Then, it was off to lunch with Rachel, her hubby Adam and one of their daughters Kiara. We enjoyed a lovely lunch together, and it turns out, that Rachel's uncle used to lunch with my uncle. How amazing is that.
One thing I did decide whilst I was in Sydney, is that I am glad that I don't have to live the life of hussle and bussle. Country life if definately the way to go, but it is nice to visit the big smoke from time to time, just to make you appreciate what we have around us.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010


This morning my hubby arrived home with
the mail, and amongst it was my copy of
Country Threads, Vol. 11 No 2.
Exciting because this one has a profile in
it, and lots of pictures of my work.

Here are some of them.
After a lovely browse of the magazine, I set about
making this little bag, which I have called Ada's
Bag. I have named it after my Nanna, who name
was Eileen Ruby Ada, but known as Ada.
It is for a class at McMahons in Colac and the
pattern will be available after the class has been

Sunday, September 5, 2010


Today, for Father's Day we took a road trip
to Geelong and had lunch on the Waterfront.
It was delightful, lovely food, great company
of the kids, and delightful view.

Before we sat in for lunch, and whilst we
were waiting for two of the kids to arrive,
we took a stroll along Western Beach.

It was the first time that I had actually
taken the time to check out what was
on offer along the watefront.

I was aware that these delightful carvings
were there for all to enjoy, but had never
realised how many of them there were.
I have only photographed some of them, and
they certainly are a work of art.
If you have not been to Geelong and checked
them out, you should do so some time.
Next visit I am going to have a walk along
Eastern Beach.
Why is it, that when things are at our back
door we don't take too much notice.

Tuesday, August 31, 2010


This is our cat "Pusscat". For some reason the
last week, he has been pushing my display
of teapots aside and sleeping on top of the
cupboard. I think it is a cats life, and if I have
a choice I think I might come back as a cat.

He has certainly made himself at home hasn't he.

Spring is my favourite time of the year.
These are my winter roses out in flower.

Any my azalea called "Little Girl". A friend gave
it to me when I had my last daughter because she
was a little girl at birth -- only 1.606 kg.

And the blossom trees out and about at this
time of the year are beautiful.

These are my little petticote daffodils that
just keep coming up every year. I love them.

And I love daffodils full stop, so I have lots
of them in my garden.