Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Do you like him??

I love this old bedspread, I don't think I'd want it on my bed, but I've created a few things with it that I love! This little puppy is now in my etsy store. I received a gorgeous crochet package in the mail today for Grace. I hope to take a photo of her wearing it tomorrow. I'm up too late again! Bye Leah

The link now works!

Now if you click on that link in the previous post to win the gorgeous stamps on Nina's blog it will work! Sorry, I'm hopeless at posting links, I quickly post on my blog then I'm off doing something else! I'm up feeding my baby and have just discovered that I've made a huge sale on etsy, WOW!! I don't think I'll get back to sleep now! Don't forget to go back and visit Nina's blog. Leah

Monday, September 29, 2008

more pets!

another competition right here http://thescrapbookersnest.blogspot.com/2008/09/giveaway.html and look what we have, 10 of these! Look at Jack's face! Leah

Sunday, September 28, 2008


Hi, if you would like to win a great prize, try this link! http://loveetsyfeedback.blogspot.com:80/2008/09/feature-56.html I have another giveaway to tell you about tomorrow! Hope you had a great weekend we did! Leah

Saturday, September 27, 2008


I went into an antique store today to collect some forms to fill in for a craft stall next weekend and came out with a little bag of what the lady called "findings". This is a pic of my half finished necklace, not a great photo but I've finished it now and it looks great! We are having another craft stall tomorrow, I must go to bed!! Bye, Leah
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Friday, September 26, 2008

I love crochet

http://http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=15439514 I love these, I've also purchased some crochet face/dishcloths from etsy, I can't get enough of them, I really should try to crochet some myself! have a great weekend! Leah

Thursday, September 25, 2008

A big old bedspread

yesterday I took the kids for a picnic lunch at the playground and we visited some second hand stores. We found this old bedspread, it has many of these roses on it and lots of other patterns. Harry couldn't believe that I gave the lady all the money from my purse for a dirty old bedspread, he wanted an icecream!! It's huge, I soaked it in the bath overnight and my husband had to lift it out for me, so heavy! The lady said that she had lots more packed in boxes, I almost begged her for a look, (with my almost non existent voice!!) but she said no it was to difficult to get them all out, I gave her my phone number, I really hope that she phones me one day as these are becoming very difficult to find in Australia. I'll post some etsy favourites tomorrow, thanks for visiting! Leah

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Sandies card sketch challenge week 3

here is my card created for Sandie's challenge this week. I have been busy creating a custom order for my Etsy shop, I need some more orders now, not that I'm looking for things to do!! Have a great day! Leah

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Not much news

I thought that I'd show you this today, my lastest page published in Scrapbook Creations, not sure of the edition No. but it was just recently. Toby is still my little cuddly boy!

I plan to do Sandie's card sketch today. The link is there on my side bar. I'm feeling too lazy to add the link right here! It's school holidays, I have lost my voice and can hardly speak at all, it is very frustrating with 4 kids!! I hope to back tomorrow with a card pic to share. Bye!

Sunday, September 21, 2008

A Sunny Sunday

Well this was Saturday night! An aussie outdoor barbie at our house.

We had a great time at the craft market today, didn't sell a quilt but came sooo close several times, so maybe next time. the next market will be when our district has a huge country music festival so there are always loads of visitors to our town. It was such a lovely day and we sold all of our lavender heat packs again, some purses and some cushions and toys! Everybody loved Gracie in her little chenille dress and one lady said that Grace was an extremely spoilt child to be wearing a dress like that!! I found another fantastic blog tonight, check THIS out! http://sugarose.wordpress.com/2008/09/21/featured-store-vintage-chenille-etsy/ I hope that you had a great Sunday, thanks so much for stopping by! Leah

Saturday, September 20, 2008

Friday favourites revisited!

Posted again!

Etsy :: Sugarpinkmoon :: A Little Bit Blue Vintage Paper Doll Dress with Greeting Card CSST Ok here is my other Friday favourite, it was here Friday, then I lost it! I had to post these separately it was the quickest way that I could work it out. Anyway, I think that both of these items are gorgeous! Must be off now, lots to do! Leah

Another gorgeous girl!

Miss Ava is Miss M's little sister (from the previous scrapbooking post) She has grown so much since this photo was taken, I must scrap another page of her soon! I don't know how, but my post of favourites for Friday has disappeared after all that work trying to post it here!! I will try again before next Friday. We are having a craft market stall tomorrow, wish us luck! Thanks for visiting, Leah
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Friday, September 19, 2008

Click on the new pic!

Hi, I will return to post my favourites for Friday, I still have so much to learn re posting pics and links etc. here! I have added my new shopping link on the side there, if you click it takes you right into my etsy shop. Do you like it?? I do, I hope some people buy some gifts for Christmas from me! Leah

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Go Koorlong!

Hi, we had a big day at the combined school sports yesterday and Harry's school won! A great effort for a country school with less than 40 students! Harry came 2nd in the shot put but I didn't get a photo! Here is my latest page for the craft queen Gallery. This is my gorgeous niece Mackenzie, we are off to have lunch with her today. Enjoy your Thursday! Leah

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

more of our Gracie

She is eating and she has 2 teeth! I've scrapped a page for Craft Queen I will share that tomorrow, we are all off to the school sports today with a picnic lunch. Leah

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

2 cards

I created 2 cards last night, this one because I have a thing about pom pom trim at the moment, and I just love that flower trim from Nicole at Craft Queen. The other I quickly created for Sandie's weekly challenge, which can be viewed here Have a happy Tuesday! Leah

Monday, September 15, 2008

Memory Quilts

Etsy :: Nelliej13 :: Breast Cancer Memory Quilt remembering Rachel RESERVED ITEM a few people have asked me if I create memory quilts. I haven't created one before, I'm planning to. Our boys love quilts, the laundry cupboard is overflowing with old jeans and flanelette PJs which the boys no longer use, my intention is to create a quilt with them, one day! I did a search and found this, I love it so much but it makes me sad. The creator of this quilt is lovely and said she was happy for me to post the quilt here. Have a great Monday! Leah

Sunday, September 14, 2008

A cute giveaway!

Designs by Vanessa: My First Birdie/Hootie Blog Giveaway! here is a cute little giveaway, drop in and enter!

Five minutes!

A very quick post for today while I'm home for 5 minutes or so alone!! I dyed these pieces pink this weekend, lots of people have suggested I give it a go and have given advice on how to dye chenille. I'm happy with the way they turned out, I've washed them several times, it's very warm and windy here today so the washing has dried in a flash! they seem to be colourfast. I love the checks, that was a really old and dull, pale green and white patten, now look at it!

I did create something pink, something very small, I plan to add it to a custom order that I'm creating, it's a lavender sachet, I think it's sweet, do you? Hope that you've had a great weekend so far, we have. Leah

Saturday, September 13, 2008


Hello, I thought I'd add a quick post first thing today, couldn't think of a more imaginative title. I think that starting a blog to promote my favourite things is beginning to work., I awoke to quite a bit of gorgeous "happy mail" in my inbox today!
I haven't had a chance to create any new pink things yet, but I want to use this piece , it's all I have left of this bedspread and I love it!

Lot's of people have pointed it out when they look at Grace's quilt and tell me that they HAD one just like it. I'd love another one, anyone out there still have one that they would part with?? Have a great Saturday! Leah

Friday, September 12, 2008

New Banner

I love it, what do you think?? It was created here http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=5319276 I will try to make this Favourites Friday, here goes, these are all from Cupboard Scraps. For my mum...

(she is holidaying) love this!

for me, although I don't think I'm a Cookie Queen

maybe I should buy this one...(Runs with Scissors)

I have another favourite, but I will let you choose your own. Enjoy your weekend! Bye, Leah

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Going Pink

I will tell you more about it soon, if you have an etsy store visit this store http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=5065926 that's were I got this ad plus a little pink ribbon attached to my shop banner and aviator to say that I will be participating. I had better get sewing! Leah

and here is Harry!

Harry attends the Healthiest School in Australia!! They recently won this award, $25,000 and featured on an Australian breakfast TV program for the morning. Yay for the Koorlong kids!

OK so that's all 4. I don't think that I will add pics of Danny and I! Here is a layout I recently created with some gorgeous Chatterbox papers that I was lucky enough to win. Love the brown lace from Craft Queen and the ribbon is actually from my LSS. Thanks for dropping in, don't forget to say hi! Leah

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Introducing Jack Sprat

Jack has just turned 5, here he is with his best friend Squeaky, we think that she is having babies, Jack wants her to have a baby girl and he will call it Sophie, he says that Squeaky and Sophie will sound beautiful together! Love him!
I've added those 2 quilts to my etsy store, have a look via the link on my side bar. I'm not happy with the photos, but I'm time challenged!!! Very bright and sunny here today 21 degrees! Thanks for stopping by Leah

Tuesday, September 9, 2008


and next we have Toby....
can you guess what he had for morning tea?? yep yogurt, we don't always look like this, Tuesdays are are stay at home days, I will get those days and dates correct on my posts one day soon. I hope that you have a productive Tuesday, I'm trying to! Leah

Monday, September 8, 2008

time flies!

I thought that I'd share one of the first pages that I scrapped of Grace. This was in April, when she was about a week old. The cute little crochet flower is from Craft Queen, I love them! and the little flower stamp too. You will have to check out the site via the new logo on my side bar, I'm not clever enough to add simple links in yet!

And here is Grace today!

This is the first pic we have taken of her since her operation, it's been 3 weeks now. (She was born with a cleft lip) and is finally full of smiles again. Her cute little top was handmade by my mum, from a vintage chenille bedspread of course! Isn't it sweet, love the ric rac around the bottom, that comes from Craft Queen too! I'd love to make and sell these little tops one day, just need to find some more time. Enjoy your day! Here is one more pic. Leah

Sunday, September 7, 2008

sewing for today

this is what I have been working on for my Etsy store today, hopefully one is already sold, yay!! I need to sit down in a minute and snip around each one of those squares before I wash them to begin the "ragging" process. Makes a huge fluffy mess, but it's worth it. We were out last night and an old man stopped us and told us that Gracie's quilt made him feel so happy because "all of those squares reminded him of his mum and his childhood" I just love comments like that! Ok next time I will post a pic of my gorgeous Gracie girl and some scrapbooking I hope, just need to get off this computer! Bye Leah

A handmade Fathers Day!

Here are just a few of the gifts that Dad received at our place this morning, don't you love them! Happy Fathers Day to all the dads out there, Enjoy!

Thanks so much to the lovely Etsy people who have already stopped by and left me a comment, so kind! have a great day! Leah

Saturday, September 6, 2008


Hi, and welcome to my blog, I'm VERY new to all of this, have no idea really, but I will start by trying to promote a few of my favourite places. Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to say Hi! When I get the hang of all this I will post some giveaways for visitors. Leah