Wednesday, December 22, 2010


Retromummy has this AMAZING 'flower sugar giveaway. ' 20 fat 1/4's up for grabs!! Yes 20! What a Christmas present!!! Pop over to Retomummy's lovely blog to be in the running.

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Op Shopping

I had a quick rummage through hoping to find some sheeting to add into my quilt. No luck this time. It was in a bit of a mess really. I folded a few things up and one of the volunteers said they had an opening if I was interested...

Just as I was leaving I picked up a bundle and right underneath was this lovely tablecloth. I LOVE both the colour and design. Oh and the price... I love the price as well. A bargain at $2.00!

Then, this pretty tablecloth was found at the next stop. I think it could almost pass as Christmasy. What do you think?

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Saturday, December 18, 2010

Inspired the Let's Get Shabby team. December challenge is to share your favourite Christmas song/carol/hymm. You could use it as your title or parts of it as your journaling-which is what I did!
I have used the words 'better watch out' from the song 'Santa Claus is coming to town'.

I think it fits perfectly with my photograph. Look at my very cheeky boy. And look at  Santa! Hilarious!
This was taken at Ollie's Preschool Picnic. Our children were the last in a VERY long line of children to sit on Santa's lap for a photo. Clearly, Santa was over it by our turn. SO FUNNY!

Pop on over to the Let's get Shabby blog for a peek. There are some gorgeous Christmas cards this month and an ace tutorial for a very pretty Christmas tree.

Friday, December 17, 2010

Little Bits of Pretty Giveaway

So sorry I am running a tiny bit late with the big announcement. Soooo then. The names were popped into a jar, the old fashioned way. Extra entries if you blogged about Little Bits of Pretty, a bit of a shake around,
and the lucky winner is....

Congratulations Melinda! I will pop your pretty bits in the post asap.

Monday, December 13, 2010


In amongst the Preschool Picnic, the Mr's work Christmas Party at our place, school Presentation Night, a trip to Sydney for CF Clinic,  a sick child, Orthadontist appointment, Christmas Concert, the planning of  Pa's 70th birthday, friends visiting... I have managed to do a tiny bit of stitching. I have only purchased 3 out of the 25 gifts I need to buy but yes I have been stitching. Just needing that bit of sanity in amongst the busy.

 A quick little paper garland using the circle punch and some music paper.

Some gift tags using up some scraps...

And  I've added a few more strips to my no. 1 WIP. I like how this looking.

And finally, THANK YOU SO VERY MUCH to everybody who left a comment on the Little Bits of Pretty Giveaway. I am absolutely thrilled with the sales so far as well as your lovely feedback. I am so grateful for your support. Truly! It is not too late to enter the giveaway. Everyone is welcome to enter so please leave a comment on the Giveaway post here. I have popped a few extra things in the Little Bits of Pretty shop and then a brand new update in the New Year.

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Tis the Season

This little bag of Christmas deco's was picked up at the op shop for $2.00
I had to fight my children for them. They have had a lovely time playing with them. I've popped them in a cute glass bowl-another op shop find, on my dining table. They are so cheery and some are just like the ones we used to have when I was little.


I also managed to pick up this preloved sheeting. Two pillowcases and two single flat sheets for $2.00
So pretty and will be perfect in my quilt.

For more Flea Market Finds look here.