Saturday, 30 June 2007

Wax on, Wax off!

How was your Saturday? Mine started with helping to get the kids ready for an 8:30am soccer game! Thankfully it wasn't as cold this morning as previous Saturdays have been AND it wasn't raining, last week we all got soaked. Both teams got absolutely thrashed but they had fun anyway.

While DH was out with the soccer pros I was at home with DD2 and DS2 doing the whirlwind cleanup thing. Happens every couple of months at our house and usually occurs when mum is sick of all the junk around the place! After much sweeping, furniture moving, book rearranging and general clearing up and out, we have a much tidier house, wonder how long that will last for?!

As mentioned last night I got down and dirty with some bees wax today. Fun! My newset favorite! I did a class a couple of weeks ago with Kelsey at Scraptivate in Perth (WA) and fell in love. I found out that Lincraft had the Clover mini quilting irons, which we had used in the class, on super special so off to Carousel I raced the next day to get one. It is so easy to use and I have only burnt myself once (that wax gets hot you know!) Here are some pix of what I did.

These were done for a swap I am in called Pandora's Box. The idea is we each make up a tin of bits and pieces, they get sent round to all the players in a round robin style and we make whatever we like with the contents, only adding a minimum from our own stashes. I have one more in the theme but haven't loaded the pic to the puter yet. This is such a fun swap. i thought it would be a bit too much of a challenge but it is very freeing, being able to do what you like with a minimum of boundaries. I can use any technique I like as long as I take from the contents of the tin (great idea Nikki!)

Thanks, Dawn, for my very first comment and such a nice one too! See you next week I hope!

G'night everyone,


Friday, 29 June 2007

Ok, so I had a couple of hours, while the kids were watching a movie, to have a play with the basic look of the page, what do you think? Tina, Rob, do you remember this photo? (yes, I took it!) This was another beautiful Western Australian Summer sunset. Taken at Woodman Point south of Fremantle, after a great afternoon with friends. Now what else can I do here. Gotta find myself a tutorial or better yet a Dummies Guide! I think I will leave that for another day though. Time to get waxing! (the arty ones amongst you, I hope, will know what that means - show you the results tomorrow!)

Have a good night everyone,

This Whole Blog Thing!

My first post, how scary!

What to say? Should it be insightful? Friendly? Exciting? Will my spelling be up to scratch? Not to mention my grammar (these things matter to a Mum homeschooling 3 of her 4 children!)

I guess the best thing to say is WELCOME!

The scariest thing about this whole blog thing for me is sharing my life, my faith and my work with anyone who wants to look. But that is why I decided to take the plunge and follow so many of those who I admire, to let you all know what I am upto, what I have learned.

So buckle up, it's going to be a bumpy ride!