Monday, November 30, 2009

Kreativ Blogger Award

I was surprised to see in my inbox when I returned from Brisbane on Friday Night (more on that later) an email from Christine of Little Diva, giving me a Kreativ Blogger Award, so thanks Chris, it is nice to know that someone is reading out there in the big bloggy world.

So this is what I have to do:

  1. Copy picture and post on your blog
  2. Thank the person who gave it to you and link to their blog
  3. Write 7 things about yourself we don't know
  4. Choose 7 other bloggers to pass the award to and
  5. Link to those 7 other bloggers
So 7 things that you don't know about me:

  1. So far my occupations have included: Working at Wendys, Store Manager of Laura Ashley and various other retail positions , Florist, Travel Consultant (which is where I meet and worked with Christine), Weekend Receptionist at a Hotel, Mummy and now Chief Creator for EdanRose
  2. I recently found out that I have another sibling courtesy of my Father's wild teenage years
  3. I would love to have my own fabric shop, preferably online to begin with, as I am currently addicted to buying fabrics, which is fine, except that I never want to cut into them! Have started the ball rolling in this area, but will just wait and see what the future holds
  4. Have been suffering from that D word since we have been down in Adelaide, I don't like to say that it is Post Natal, as I feel, that it has nothing to do with Indi and that she is a little light in my life, and I like to blame it more on situation, and lack of support(not Paul, he is very supportive) just in general when you are isolated. But getting help and know things will get better
  5. Only got my license when I was 30, I know, how did I survive without it? Well I had a personal chauffeur for the previous 10 years - Paul, he drove me every where. So glad I have it now though!
  6. Hate being fat! And doing my best to change that - 6 kgs in 5 weeks and counting...
  7. Have had 3 kids in 3 different states, Stella in NSW, Oscar in QLD and India in SA, generally it works that I get pregnant and then Paul gets a promotion that leads us interstate, hmm guess if I want to get out of SA I know what I have to do...

Now the 7 Bloggers that I choose are:

So go chck out these fabulous blogs and I will be back soon, I have a list of bloggy things that I need to catch up on....

Stella's Dancing Concert

Well last Sunday night was the big dancing concert and might I just say Stella was so fantastic! She was in 5 different acts which surprised me as I thought she was only in 3, and she was one of the best in her age group. She found us in the crowd wholst making her first appearance and proceeded to blow us 4 kisses at the end of her routine before exiting the stage. This got a good cheer from the crowd and also melted Mummy and Daddy's hearts! I was so proud of her to be able to remember all of the routines and was able to keep it together in what was a long show, and was a very late night for a 4 year old (10:45pm was when we got home - why oh why do these things need to be at night!). I was also pretty happy with the outcome of the 3 costumes, although having an overlocker would have made the process of sewing with lycra so much easier - thankfully Mum has said that I can have her overlocker, so I am pretty excited about that. I have a couple of shots to show you, but nothing of the actual show as due to child protection laws you weren't allowed to take photos on the night. I now understand what all the hoopla was about leading up to the concert and now I understand why it is important for the dancers to have their night of nights, and at least now I know what is involved and I will no what to expect next year. Well done my little Stellsy!
(Just realised I don't even have any pics of the white tutu, so I will have to scan one of the professional pics and post it later...)

Monday, November 23, 2009

Quilt and Craft Fair

I am only about 3 weeks late with this post, but nevertheless here it is.

I attended this fair and that is probably how I would describe it - Fair. Not fantastic, not totally pointless, but not quite sure if it was worth the $14 entry fee.

Did manage to purchase a few goodies, but there were not as many designer fabrics as I would have liked, and was hoping for a bit more variety. Guess I have been lusting over all the pics that people put up of the Syd/Mel Stitches and Craft shows and hoped it would have been somewhere near that kind of standard. Good news is that S&C is coming to "Radelaide" so there is hope yet.

Picked up some Kaffe Fassett, Kokka and some Echino fabrics, some ric racs, and some supplies for my class with Kellie from Don't Look now! that I have this weekend coming. I am feeling quite out of my depth about this class, but I hope I can just muddle through! I saw photos from the first class last month and it looked as though everyone had the latest sewing machines and they all looked very professional, so I am thinking I might feel rather inadequate when I turn up with my 20-30 year old Elna, and not really a clue as to what I am doing. Hopefully it won't be that bad and I will learn loads, which is all I am really hoping for.

Monday, November 9, 2009

A Catch Up

Haven't posted for a while, I am just so slack, get so caught up in reading that I never end up writing, so I thought I would just do a bit of a catch up of the last little while. Everyone has been sick which is horrible especially when it has been so hot here in Adelaide, and is meant to be a consistent 37∘c all week - yuk! especially when the air-conditioner is not working the the agent/owner has now taken over 6 weeks to replace it(apparently it is happening this week - yeah right, with this weather I doubt it will get done as every man and his dog will be wanting air-conditioning installed now!).
Other than that nothing much else has been happening,
this is our haul from a recent trip to our farmers market,
the kids had their first dip in the ocean - which I might add was at 6:00pm seen as though it was way too hot before then. (N.B The Hannah Montana board was not by choice it was just in the clearence bin at Big Dubs for $5.00 so we thought it would do for now.)
(Even Indy got in on the action! How cute in these little toggies!)

I started a diet (will let you know how that goes!), had a visit from FIL- nothing much more to say on that one, and all my sewing time has been taken up sewing dancing costumes for Stella's upcoming Dancing concert - might I just add I hate sewing lycra! especially when I don't have an overlocker. Will post some pics of the final product once they are all done. So that is pretty much all the news, I went to the Quilt and Craft Fair on the weekend so I will post some pics of some goodies I got later.

Friday, November 6, 2009

My Place and Yours :: Blog HQ

Well I thought I had better post this weeks theme, before tomorrow when there will be a new theme! So here it is - my Blog HQ. If you want to check out others head over here...