Wednesday, December 31, 2008

My last post for 2008!

I'm seeing the new year in with 2 sick babies and a puppy chewing my toes!
Here is a page I recently scrapped for Craft Queen Nicole sent me a gorgeous Christmas package, I just love those laces! Enjoy your New Year celebrations! Leah

Monday, December 29, 2008

Christmas 2008

Here are a few photos of our Very Merry Christmas and Boxing day, which was Miss Ava's first birthday! If you click on the photo you should get a much closer view. I hope that you enjoyed yours. Thanks for stopping by! Leah
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Friday, December 26, 2008

Look what santa bought me!!

Isn't she so cute! another baby for our house!! I hope that you had a wonderful Christmas day, Leah
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Tuesday, December 23, 2008

King Harry

Hello, here is a pic of a little gift I've posted off for a craft christmas swap, and........

here is one of the 3 kings from the school Nativity Concert! We are trying to get ready for Christmas. I've made a few cards and the boys sold lots of reindeer food at the craft market, I didn't take a photo! Thanks for stopping by! Leah

Friday, December 19, 2008

It's Friday again

Here is my favourite for this friday. Santa is bringing Grace 2 pairs of these! There are lots of cute little pants in this shop! We had a wonderful time at the school concert last night. Toby won the Christmas hamper and wants to keep it in his bedroom. Tomorrow I will post a pic of our King from the school nativity play and his award for the year. have a wonderful weekend! Leah

Thursday, December 18, 2008

My 2 Christmas Babies

I love these little faces!!!
We have been out for a lovely lunch with friends today, now we are waiting for dad to come home so we can all go to the school Christmas concert, Harry is very excited! I'm running out of time to get these 4 kids into see Santa and have their photo taken this year. It's a challenge to have them all neat and clean and behaving at the one time! I plan to make some Christmas cards too, I will show you when they are done. Thanks for dropping in! Leah

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

a couple of Christmas pics

This gorgeous boy got a fantastic school report today! Well done Harry!

And this one has now finished kinder, he is off to school very soon too! I was not successful at getting a Christmas pic of them all together, I will try again tomorrow. Thanks for dropping in! Leah

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

A winner!

Hello, Harry has chosen, comment No. 8 KylieB . Kylie if you email me your postal address, I will post off the little headband.
I made lots of Etsy sales over the weekend, we have another craft market on Sunday, I'm just not sure if I will have enough stock to sell! Very time challenged again!
I was recently selected in the Scrapbooking Memories Masters top 50! The magazine has now been released and 10 Masters have been announced.( A huge congratulations if you are one of them!) I was not selected but I did receive an honourable mention and one of my layouts was published in the mag. So overall it was a big honour really. I will post a pick of some of my entries soon. I must get Harry to school, bye for now! Leah

Friday, December 12, 2008

A few Friday Favourites!

Hello, I couldn't work out how to post this pic, so you will have to click the link! It took me a couple of hours to make this last night! If you are an Etsy person you will know all about treasuries, this is the first I've ever been successful with. I need to sew, sew, sew! I have been selling lots, which is great, my proceeds are covering a lot of Christmas expenses, so I do feel lucky! Last night a lady came to our home and purchased many things for a new baby named Ivy, Danny decided he loved the name and now wants an Ivy, Ha, Ha! 4 kids are plenty for us!! have a wonderful weekend! Leah

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

some christmas toys

Hi, I have been selling lots of these. The gorgeous ribbon is from, I don't have much news although we have been very busy with Christmas functions. I should post a pic of our Christmas tree, the kids decorated it themselves, Jack just pulls a chair up to it and fiddles with the decorations and sings! (every day!) Bye for now! Leah

Monday, December 8, 2008

A blog feature!

Hello, I found this on my computer this morning, it'a lovely blog feature! My favourite etsy links are there too,
I have lots to do, so I hope that you have a great week! Leah

Sunday, December 7, 2008

another little giveaway!

Hi, we had a busy crafty weekend, I sold five little dolls, and lots of other things, thanks for the lovely comments, I have another small giveaway for this week, I have been selling lots of these too! To enter leave a comment at the end of this post and we will draw a winner next Sunday night. I hope that you had a great weekend. Leah

Thursday, December 4, 2008

2 craft markets!

I have been making these little dolls. I am having a craft stall on Saturday and another on Sunday this week! Do you think that they will sell? I must keep sewing! Bye and thanks for dropping in! leah
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Tuesday, December 2, 2008

A great link and a sneak peek!

I have been scrapping for I found some fantasic crafting tutorials which I have used on my pages here I must be off to bed, thanks for stopping by! Leah

Sunday, November 30, 2008

Happy Birthday

Toby turned 3 today, love him to bits!! Hope that you had a lovely weekend. Leah

Saturday, November 29, 2008

My favourite for the week

I love vintage style tags, have a look around Whimsypics shop, I love her Christmas album too! I've completed some of my own scrapping today! Have a great weekend! Leah

Thursday, November 27, 2008


This is the photo my husband showed me the other day AFTER he had Given Grace a whole icecream! It's so hot and windy here, it really is icecream weather! Have a great day! Leah
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Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Domestic Diva

I made quite a few sales on Etsy last week, so I bought myself this necklace.

This is how I feel today, although I have been a Domestic Diva, I have been baking flat out to help out some friends. I love baking so that's ok!

Here is my latest published scrapbooking page, (Scrapbook Creations, all materials used are from Craft Queen) it's all about baking too! Sorry about the wonky photo!Thanks for visiting! Leah

Monday, November 24, 2008

A funny photo

If you click on that awful photo of me here you might learn a bit more about me! Don't forget to read about the other Craft Queen Design Team girls too! I don't have any scrapping to show as we had a very sad weekend, our close friends suffered a huge loss on Saturday, we are still in shock. Bye for now. Leah

Friday, November 21, 2008

Another favourite

Can you tell that I really love crochet?? This little dress was created by chronicyarner Thanks for dropping in, I have some photos printed so I hope to scrap this weekend! Bye, Leah

Wednesday, November 19, 2008


Jack started his transition into primary school yesterday. He is wearing Harry's old uniform I haven't bought him his own yet. I imagine he will grow even more before Feburary. He had a great day, but it makes me feel sad! Hope that you are enjoying your week! Leah

Monday, November 17, 2008

My little model

I made some of these headbands last week and sold most of them over the weekend, after spending so long trying to get good photos of them! There is one green patch in our drought stricken yard and I won't let Danny cut it because it's great for photos!
I keep forgetting to mention that I have a layout in Scrapbook Creations this month, I must post a pic here for you and submit some more pages! I haven't submitted for such a long time! Jack has his first orientation at school in the morning, I just can't imagine him in his uniform going of to school! Bye, Leah

Saturday, November 15, 2008

A lovely link!

Hello, I do have a favourite for Friday to post, but I will add it tomorrow, I'm very time challenged again! You can check out this cute little post creativelifediary I was invited to another "girls night in" last night and it was lovely!! It was a home shopping/craft night, lots of crafting friends with tables of goodies for sale, lots of yummy food, wine,company and sales, also a beauty therapist, such a great idea! I can't wait for the next one! Enjoy your weekend! Leah

Thursday, November 13, 2008

We have a winner!

Catherine! I got a bit lazy and asked Harry to pick a number and he picked No.10, the 10th person to comment after my Christmas tag post was Catherine, the lady that I mentioned on Friday, I purchased a gorgeous doll for Grace from her. here is a pic of some fabric I bought today, I just love it!
and look how quickly our little chickens have grown! I must run and get Harry from school, I hope that you are having a great Thursday! Leah

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

not sure!

Have you ever seen a chenille bedspread like this?? I bought it at an op shop, not looking closely, when I got it home and unwrapped it I was so surprised at the picture in the middle. I'm not sure that I should cut it up to sew with now. Do you think that it could be rare or even valuable?? We will draw our winner for the latest giveaway tonight, the boys were asleep before I had a chance last night. Hope that you are having a lovely day! Leah

Monday, November 10, 2008

I've donated!

$10.00 right here I know that's not much ,but it might help a little! I sold $100.00 worth of pink chenille items during the month of October, not too bad for a busy mum! My sister and I donated $20.00 each at the lovely "pink" night that we attended on the weekend too. Jack says he loved the pink "laminations" that I bought home! Toby will be 3 soon and he is looking for his birthday everywhere, under the cushions on the couch, under the computer desk, funny, I don't quite understand why he thinks he might find it! Sorry I haven't got a pic today but you can see my latest scrap booking here. Thanks for dropping in! Leah

Sunday, November 9, 2008

a sneak peek

here is a quick sneak peek of another doll I scrapped today for Nicole Hope that you are having a great weekend, I went to a fabulous "Girls night in" last night as a fundraiser for breast cancer. I will be calculating my 10% of proceeds from my "pink" sales during October, tonight so that I can make my donation to the Jane Mcgrath foundation asap. Thanks for dropping in! Leah

Friday, November 7, 2008

Friday again!

Here is my favourite for this week. Santa has bought Chloe for Grace, isn't she cute?? Visit madebyMaise such a cute shop, I couldn't decide! Grace dosen't have a single doll, she is zooming cars on the floor at the moment! Have a great weekend! Leah

Thursday, November 6, 2008

I'm addicted to Op Shopping!

I made this bib today and was taking it to give to my niece to wear for some advertising, but I looked at Grace in her cute little red and white top ( $1.00 from the op shop last week) and decided that since we were going to the hairdressers and out for lunch that we should advertise ourselves, sorry Miss A! We visited an Op shop today and got a bag full of pillow cases a table cloth and some very cute doilies all for $4.oo. I have so many ideas, and hardly ever went near an op shop in the past, now I can't keep away, I need another storage room! Thanks for stopping by! Leah

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Another giveaway

Hi, I've been making some of these, using another stamp from Craft Queen, the link is right there in my sidebar. I will give away this set of 6 if you leave me a comment at the end of this post, I'd love to give away larger items but I have been keeping them so small due to the expensive international postage! Harry will draw a name from his hat again next Tuesday night. Thanks for dropping in! Leah

Monday, November 3, 2008

Thinking about Christmas!

Do you like this card? the stamp is from Craft Queen, one of the goodies I bought at paperific. We had another craft stall on the weekend, which was fun, and busy with our 4 kids! Jack sells some of his eggs and parsley from our garden, he makes at least $20.00 each time, pretty good for a 5 year old! His little chickens are growing really quickly too. Thanks for dropping in! Leah

Friday, October 31, 2008

My favourite Friday Etsy find!

I have sold a few thinks on Etsy lately, special thanks to those who made "pink" purchases, they where mostly from Australia too! So I purchased this for myself and I love it! Thank-you so much Alaiyna B! It is much daintier in real life, I have been wearing it, but Grace loves to grab it, so I will have to save it for special occasions. Have a great weekend! Leah

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

A Winner!

Harry takes everything literally, so here are all of your names in his hat! he scrunched them all up into little balls.

Our winner! Congratulations!! If you send me an email with your postal address, I will post out the buttons asap. Thanks so much to everybody who left comments. I will have another giveaway very soon.

I will leave you with the page that I created last night, 2 of my sweet little nieces, aren't they cute?? I also created 2 cards, I will share them tomorrow, have a great day! Leah

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

I "plan" to scrap!

I have been looking through my photos because I really want to print some and scrap them. I'm feeling tired and these 2 photos just reminded me of what happens when I try to scrap during daylight hours!! So maybe tonight. We are going to Harry's school for lunch today, a helicopter will be landing to judge the school grounds for a prize. The winner for my little blog giveaway will be drawn tonight, so you still have time to enter. Stay tuned for the winner (and I hope some scrapping!) tomorrow. Leah

Sunday, October 26, 2008

A new Guinea Pig and a Hair cut!

Not a great photo of Jack with food all over his face and teeth, Harry took this one with our new Guinea pig "Stripey" Squeakie didn't have any babies after all, so we got her a new friend. Now if you look at the top of the photo, you will see part of Jack's new hair cut, yes, he did it himself!! Hope that you are having a great weekend, the weather is terrible here, so much hot wind and dust!! Leah

Friday, October 24, 2008

Friday's favourite

I know, it's the same artist that I posted for my last Friday favourite, but this time she has used my buttons! Check out Liza's blog if you scroll down the page you will see the little package that she purchased from me. I love crochet flowers, so this bouquet really is a favourite of mine! You can still be in the running to win some chenille covered buttons if you leave a comment in my previous giveaway post. Thanks so much to the people who have already left comments. Have a great weekend, we have lots of "around the house" things planned. Leah

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

I love this!

this is what I plan to do with our cot after Grace has finished with it, such a gorgeous blog post! Don't forget to enter my little giveaway in the previous post, I love the button bracelet idea! I might try one! I'll be back with some pictures to share soon! Thanks for stopping by, Leah

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

My first blog GIVEAWAY!

It's only small, I've been meaning to do this for a long time! I have some Christmas giveaways in mind, but it's just a bit early yet! So if you leave a comment after this post I will randomly draw a winner next Tuesday. These buttons would be great for scrapbooking! I save every tiny piece of chenille and love covered buttons! If you leave a comment, you could add some other ideas, I love bobby pins so I've tried those with covered buttons, fridge magnets are another favourite of mine. Good luck, I hope to get a few more ideas from you! Leah

Sunday, October 19, 2008

A gorgeous weekend

Well, we travelled 600km to the Royal Childrens Hopspital for an appointment that took no more than 5mins!! But that's good because it means that our little Grace is perfectly healthy and her lip has healed very well. here is a pic of my youngest 2 babies at a lavender farm that we visited yesterday, it was closed so we just had a walk in the gorgeous gardens and I had to take some photos, as I now have even more scrapping supplies. Most of them are from Nicole We met Nicole at Paperific, she was very busy and had a wonderful booth! I bought some of Petrina's designs, can't wait to use them! On Sunday we visited some little craft and vintage stores that even my husband enjoyed!! Two of the store owners took my etsy business card and said they would have a look at buying some of my chenille items, I sold 4 "pink" items from my store while I was away too! Hope that you had a great weekend! Leah

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

catching up

We all feel sad today, our visitors are on their way home to N.Z. I did take lots of photos, I will share some one day soon. Here is a card I recently scrapped for Craft Queen. We are off to Melbourne on Thursday night, so I will be meeting Nicole
in person at Paperific on Friday, that's something that I'm looking forward to! I have lots to catch up on, bye for now, Leah

Monday, October 13, 2008

scrapping for craft queen

A boy page for Craft Queen this time, everything on this page can be purchased from and check out this tallented Craft Queen scrapper! Congratulations Petrina!! Well I hope you spent some time relaxing over the weekend, just like my Harry in this layout! Leah

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Favourite on a Saturday

I got busy and didn't post a favourite for Friday, I was thinking about it! So here it is, (love it!) Liza is an Aussie artist too! This lady has an Etsy store and will be opening a Lollipops store too, very exciting! Hope you are enjoying your weekend! Leah
I forgot to add, check here I don't like the photo, but that's me!

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Another giveaway

I'd like to win this one!! Pop over and enter, I have entered a few tonight!


check out this site!! fantastic inspiration!! I really love the little dress cards, I plan to make one today. Last night I started to pack away my piles of fabric, trims and scrapping supplies, so our visitors had somewhere to sleep. This is what happened, a scrapbook page with some chenille on it!! My mum hand knitted the cute little cardi for Grace, I love the flowers and tiny buttons on it, she has grown out of it now. The ticket and the pearls are from Craft Queen. I can't pack up the mess now as I have some more ideas piled on my desk, more scrapping to finish, before I pack it away, I'm so addicted!! Have a great day! Leah

Wednesday, October 8, 2008


see that new little button on my sidebar? I have been accepted to open a shop with them! Exciting!, they will launch in November, lots of delicious goodies to look at. Make sure that you check the lollishops blog this weekend. Busy with school kinder, meetings and messages today, we have had a very lucky op shop week! I have only recently discovered how fun op shopping can be, 2 chenille bedspreads, one new little sleeping bag for Toby and 2 pairs of designer very cute jeans for Annah. (The gorgeous girl in the last post) all for under $10.00! I have probably told you that the chenille is very hard to come by now and the price difference is just huge, from $0 to $100+++! I hope to scrap a page or 2 tonight, so I can show you a picture in my next post. Leah

Tuesday, October 7, 2008



This is my little niece Annah, she is visiting from New Zealand, we made some necklaces together on the weekend, Annah is wearing one that she created in this photo. They have gone to stay with another cousin for a few days, then will return to our place and we plan to make lots of things together! Thanks for visiting! Leah
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