Saturday, February 28, 2009

A handmade baby card

I created this card last night for
Sandie's card challenge I would love to win some of her gorgeous paper flowers! I wasn't sure that it looked very babyish, so I asked Harry what it reminded him of and he said the day he was born, cute boy! I hope that you are enjoying your weekend! Leah

Friday, February 27, 2009

Oz Bushfire Appeal

Hello again, this is the gorgeous gift I bought for myself from this fabulous shop! it's all for a great cause so it was a perfect excuse to purchase something beautiful just for me! This button necklace was made in Australia by secterjewellz drop into her etsy shop to see more of her beautiful work. Thanks for stopping by, have a great weekend! Leah

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Retro Roberta

Hello again, I'm trying to blog every day in the hope that it will drive more traffic to my etsy shop! Thanks so much to all of you following my blog and leaving so many lovely comments. I do try to visit your blogs as often as possible too! I am about to add Roberta to my shop I created her last night. I think that she looks very retro. My husband sometimes travels for work and he visits op shops for me when he can. Roberta has been created from the most recent chenille bedspread he bought home for me, can you imagine having this orange spread on your bed?? Thanks for stopping by! Leah

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Recycling, repurposing, upcycling!

Hello, our power was out for most of the day yesterday, so I scrapped this page for
Nicole. I love anything vintage and now have a small collection of sheet music and old children's picture books! Most of these things were sitting on my desk, I began to clear it and ended up scrapping, so it is still a huge mess! Have a happy day, don't forget to enter my giveaway in the previous post! Leah

Monday, February 23, 2009

A handmade giveaway

Hello, sorry about the poor photo here, I have been buying some old childrens picture books and sheet music from the op shops and have been creating some tags. If you would like to win these 3 please leave a comment on this post. For a second entry, post about this giveaway on your own blog and leave a second comment here. Thanks for dropping in, we will draw a winner next Monday afternoon. Leah
Edited to add, pop in right here for another lovely giveaway!

Friday, February 20, 2009

More happy mail!

Hello, here is part of another gorgeous gift I recently received in the mail! Handmade by Karen, please pop into her etsy store, she has so many sweet baby gifts! These arrived in the mail with a beautiful card, a piece of gorgeous vintage chenille and some notebooks, thanks so much Karen, a beautiful Valentines surprise! I am busy, busy, busy! hoping to attend 2 large craft markets in the next 4 weeks, so I must get sewing. Enjoy your weekend! Leah

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Happy Mail

Hello, I recently participated in a button swap, this is only part of the lovely present that I recieved in the mail today! I love this notebook cover, it will get lots of use. Thanks so much to Jacqueline who has a lovely handmade shop, called ZippyZippy Fun Happy Stuff right here please drop in and have a look. Thanks again Jacqueline, I love it! bye for now. Leah

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Snakes Alive!

Hello, I have only managed one card for Sandie's card drive so far.
Nothing new happening at our place. Our cat keeps bringing snakes to the door. This morning the kids all jumped into the car for school, I walked out of the front door after them and stepped over a snake, yikes, I hate them!!! When I got into the car I asked the boys if they had noticed it. Harry just said "no mum was it a biggy?" I think I'm looking forward to winter again! Enjoy your day, Leah

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Happy Valentines Day

A very quick post, enjoy! Leah

Friday, February 13, 2009

Shop Handmade for The Victorian Bushfire Appeal

If you like to buy handmade, please shop right here I purchased a beautiful necklace last night, all items are donated by kind and caring crafters and 100% of proceeds will be donated to the Red Cross, to help Victorians affected by these terrible fires.

If you like to make cards please drop in here and join Sandies card drive.

If you enjoy scrapbooking you can drop in here and send off a page or two!

I will post some more links soon, I'm a bit slow on the computer! I added my new "share" button today, please feel free to use it! Thanks for stopping by. Leah

Thursday, February 12, 2009

I love this!

Hello, my mum forwarded this on to me, I thought that I would share it. Still thinking of all of those poor Australians affected by the bush fires. There are lots of ways that you can help, I will post some of them here in my next post. Take care, Leah.

The History of 'APRONS'

I don't think our kids know what an apron is.

The principal use of Grandma's apron was to protect the dress underneath. Because she only had a few dresses, it was easier to wash aprons than dresses and they used less material, but along with that, it served as a potholder for removing hot pans from the oven.

It was wonderful for drying children's tears, and on occasion was even used for cleaning out dirty ears.

From the chicken coop, the apron was used for carrying eggs, fussy chicks, and sometimes half-hatched eggs to be finished in the warming oven.

When company came, those aprons were ideal hiding places for shy kids.

And when the weather was cold, grandma wrapped it around her arms.

Those big old aprons wiped many a perspiring brow, bent over the hot wood stove.

Chips and kindling wood were brought into the kitchen in that apron

From the garden, it carried all sorts of vegetables. After the peas had been shelled, it carried out the hulls.

In the fall, the apron was used to bring in apples that had fallen from the trees.

When unexpected company drove up the road, it was surprising how much furniture that old apron could dust in a matter of seconds.

When dinner was ready, Grandma walked out onto the porch, waved her apron, and the men knew it was time to come in from the fields to dinner.

It will be a long time before someone invents something that will replace that ' old-time apron' that served so many purposes.

Send this to those who would know (and love) the story about Grandma's aprons.


Grandma used to set her hot baked apple pies on the window sill to cool.

Her granddaughters set theirs on the window sill to thaw.

They would go crazy now trying to figure out how many germs were on that apron.

I don't think I ever caught anything from an apron.

Wednesday, February 11, 2009


Here is a link to another very cute giveaway!Click! Take care, Leah

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

I'm sending off some toys

I hope that these brighten someones day! Click here for more info. Leah

Monday, February 9, 2009

Two new girls

I made 4 of these last night, 2 are on their way to New Zealand, the other 2 will go into my etsy shop when I take some better photos. While I was making these I was watching the devastating news about the bush fires here in Victoria, they have been horrific and so many homes and lives have been lost. Our thoughts are with all of those poor people. If you live in Australia, I really hope that you haven't been affected! Bye for now. Leah

Sunday, February 8, 2009

Another cute giveaway to enter

Would you like to win this?

and these?

Just pop in here to enter the Bundle of Joy Giveaway. I hope that you are enjoying your weekend. Leah

Saturday, February 7, 2009

For my Valentine

I made these for a special craft swap, I hope that my Valentine likes them! I'm off for a swim and drink with the neighbours yay! Leah
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Friday, February 6, 2009

A couple of sneak peeks!


These a some peeks at some Valentines scrapping I have been doing for Craft Queen
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I bought myself some downloadable vintage images, I love them. Enjoy your weekend! Leah

Thursday, February 5, 2009

A delicious giveaway!

I was off to bed but I just discovered a fantastic giveaway, drop in and enter right here Kookie Kids is a fantastic Australian team which I am part of. Leah

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

My grown up boy No.2

It is still very hot here we are heading for our 13th day in a row of temperatures over 40 degrees! We now have the computer and the air conditioner working, both very important! This is the best photo I have of Jack's first day at school, for some reason, he has been pulling a cross eyed face in most of the pictures I take of him lately! Jack loves school which is great and Toby LOVES being the only boy at home. Thanks for visiting. Leah

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Everything is broken!

I was going to post those cute first day at school photos today, but the computer is not working properly, either is our phone, our fridge or our airconditioner!! we are still melting it has been over 40 for more than a week now, no cool change in sight! I plan to do some Valentine scrapping and have been searching for some images, this is one that I found, I think it's cute. Thanks for dropping in. Leah

Sunday, February 1, 2009

Today I made....

some cats for my etsy shop Do you like them?? I have been trying to make more rabbits, I just can't create one that I'm really happy with. We are still melting. Two of my boys will be off to school tomorrow, they grow up too quick! Leah