Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Weekend away and other things

Those poor families in the West Coast. Hard to believe really. Such a disaster.

So I went away for the weekend with a few girls and we had a great time. Heaps of laughs, relaxation and creating. Well a little bit of creating, managed to get my Xmas cards done, lol. Another appearance of the Hero Arts doily stamp.
Came home to these in my letter box. Some lovely Japanese washi tape from Kozo Tape. I'm excited because it's a NZ shop and the service was pretty good. Can't wait to play.
So I trimmed down some jeans to make shorts a couple of weeks ago. Did the same last year. Dragged out some old jeans to make into shorts. And I had this strip of denim, tied it round my wrist, thought it looked pretty cute really. Am thinking I will embroider some lazy daisies on it.
OK, now this was an idea I'd been wanting to try for ages. I saw it somewhere. Just see if I can find the link. Hold on. Here. Oohhh, coloured chalkboard paint, how cool. Wonder if you can get it in NZ.
And they work perfectly. We put pumpkin seeds in one jar and then James proceeded to write on the rest, lol. Then you just wash them or wipe off the label. Awesome, I love this idea. Just need to fill the other jars. They look so cool with the chalk on them.
TFL lianne

Monday, November 15, 2010

A year today

It's a year today we had our darling Otis put to sleep. We've missed him so much, he was such a big part of our family. It was the hardest decision we have ever had to make as a family to have him put down but he was suffering and was very sick. It was horrible to see him that way. It was one of the saddest days I've had when we all went to the vet and were with him when he went to sleep. We all cried as he drifted off. So sad. Anyway we remember him and know he is in a happy place. Otis, now you have wings.

Love you always Ottie.

Cool sites and doilies

Whenever I find a cool site I email the link to myself so I can find it again and save the emails in a folder. So I went through the emails and added some of the links to my sidebar, well quite a few really. Check them out if you want, there are some very cool ones there - under 'Cool Sites' and 'So Inspired by'. Start at the end for the latest ones.
One in particular is Stumble Upon. It helps you discover lots of different sites that are based around your interests. You tell them what you are interested in and click the button and it just keeps bringing up all these cool sites. I have found some great sites through them. It's quite addictive.

Some photos:
Since having more time at home I have been finding things. I came across this cute beaded doily cover I made years ago, well I crocheted the beads around the edge of the doily. Cute huh!
And these are a little pile of doily motifs cut from an old pillow case, then I hand dyed them. Cute huh!
This lovely bunch of flowers my neighbour gave me brightened my day last weekend.

Look closely at this bonfire photo from Guy Fawkes last weekend that my friend took. Can you see the 2 chairs and a swingball pole?

TFL lianne

Monday, November 08, 2010

Going to heights

Photos from the weekend. We did this walk up the Sunset Beach Hill at Port Waikato. We've lived here for nearly 9 years and never done it. We finally did it this weekend thanks to my friend for encouraging us. Was so worth it. Look at that view. This first one is half way up.
This is the top, though you can carry on down the ridge much further. Next time.

Friday, November 05, 2010

Be an Orange

Some friends and I like this quote. So I made this LO, to always remind me.

Some photos -
This bird sitting in her nest on a ladder in our backyard. She seems to have deserted the nest now though, with 4 eggs in it. :((
This photo of Emma 1994. Sweetness!
When your lemon tree gives you heaps of lemons, make homemade lemonade. Delish!
Happy and Safe Guy Fawkes weekend