Monday, October 8, 2012

Matric farewell photos

We had a Matric farewell two week ago! Megan's farewell. I cannot believe that all of her school years are coming to a end now. Within two weeks the final exams are starting. Then it is holidays. And then....she will be going to university. It is very hard to swallow. I am not sure how to handle all of this,but YES, my only little girl is going away! But anyhow,here are a few pictures of her and her partner. Hope you like it!

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Time for a {photoshoot}

So my blogging has been like allover the place lately,but hey, I am still well and kicking. A while ago a friend of mine asked to take some photos of Megan, she came all the way from Pretoria, we went on a road trip to take these, there are quite a
 few,will share some more...later:)
We are busy with matric farewell dressmaking,found a very good designer, out of town and we are positive the outcome will be stunning:) First fit...this coming weekend!
I am busy with a Magic tiles quilt, and two crocheted blankets in progress...
I am back at spinning...FULL FORCE!!!  Must admit that I was a bit lazy lately.
Well then, since it is wayyyy past my have a good one:)

Monday, June 25, 2012

Quilt Carry Bag

Hallo Everybody:)
Just a quick Quilt Carry Bag. We made it in our weekly class, it is a pattern from Heather Weldron.
I am not really a big fan of stars, for me it is very much precision working,but I managed to make all 5.
I used the very vibrant colours in the ShweShwe range. So the bag is designed to store a quilt,but I decided to use it as my knitting/crochet bag, it is packed with wool and needles!!lol!

Thanks for looking:)

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Her name is...POPPY{1st handmade doll}

Hallo Everybody!
No excuses for not blogging,but here I am...and with a final product! My first handmade doll. I got the pattern from a Handmade and Quilting magazine. She took me a few weeks, but I am happy with the final result. Here we are experiencing some cold weather, with a serious cold front hitting us this weekend. Just more reason to stay indoors and do something crafty.

Have a lovely day:)

Monday, April 16, 2012

90% done.

We started this year at the quilting class by doing smaller projects. I made this ring binder cover.  It is very quick and easy. I absolutely adore the fabric,which is from STUDIO E FABRICS. What I must still do is attach a huge button in the middle of my flower, do some stitching around my flower and hand stitch my binding. Then it is done! I ordered some new fabric, can't wait for it to come and I will show:)

Saturday, April 14, 2012

A cute stitching project{almost done}

So I tried my hand at some stitching,lol!! I can remember some stitches still from primary school,like the little French knot,some back stitching and stem stitch. This little design just caught my eye and I wanted to do something with it. I love the designs from Stephanie Ackerman,I also enrolled in her class that she started since the beginning of this year,but in the back of my head I have something different planned for this;) I had some DMC threads in  my stash,which I use on my scrapbooking, I took them out and added some more vibrant colours and last weekend I started of with this little project,only a few stitches away from finish.

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

On my way back!!

Hallo Everybody!
I am still alive!lol!! for those thinking I left earth,no I am still here!!
LIFE just got in the way of me and my computer.
My husband had leave for more than an month, I just quickly updated my mails and sneaked in a comment here and there, the rest of the time we spend with him.  He is back at work now, but I went to him twice already, so I was away from home again.
This term was hectic!! My word!! Matric allover again!! Megan is studying and working very hard to keep her grades up to standard,she already applied at two universities for next year's studies. It was track and field season , the hockey started at the same time. I had to help out at my mom's house, since she was a bit ill, but is better now.
I did work on some quilts and crocheting, will upload after Easter.
Hope you are all still well and I promise to pop in real soon.

Tuesday, January 17, 2012


Did a layout late last night, but had to wait for the glitter to dry,so I only finished it this morning.
I took this photo of Megan on our way from Gordons Bay to Hermanus,along the road,on our short vacation to Cape Town.
I used Bo Bunny paper, some really old ribbon out of my stash and KaiserCraft Rub ons.
As we speak I am on my way to help her cover her books for tomorrow's first day of school, yes MATRIC! The past weekend we bought her Matric tie,cannot believe that we are there now!!
Thanks for popping by and having a look:)
Have a lovely day!

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

The Art of Crochet.I almost have them all!!

So a while ago I stumbled upon one of these little books in CNA. But the number on the book was already 43.  I thought...ok,let's take this one and see. So in the packet is a little ball of wool, a beautiful colour and then of course the booklet which is filled with all kinds of patterns and techniques in crochet. I thought DARN!! I missed a lot. You see, at the end...which is NUMBER 120!! You finish this crafty throw. Off to CNA I went again..asking them what the chances are to get the back copies of this magazine. Today, i am short of only 10! I have them all! Well up to number 70 anyway. So will start this throw anytime now. But like all things I don't fancy all the blocks, so here and there I will make an adjustment and make the throw my own creation. In the end this throw will cost me like at least one of my kidneys!!lol!! ok but have them now, so need to finish it. I worked out to do about at least 3-4 blocks a week! I am still busy with my other blanket, but that is getting a bit heavy and warm on my lap now in the summer, so will do that as my winter project. 

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Almost a week into the new word for 2012

After much thought,  I have decided to HAVE a word for 2012.
In so many ways I think this will be my key word to some success in the new year.
By simplifying you can actually link the word "MINIMIZE" too. Here is but just a few things that crossed my mind this morning:

By MINIMIZING negative thoughts I can be more productive,whether in my home, arts and crafts,etc.
By negative thoughts I mean thinking that I cannot take the perfect photo's so why bother? But by thinking just snap and go and you have the memories that will last forever! Same goes into scrapping, quilting or whatever I do.
By MINIMIZING bad eating habits, I can live a more simplified life too!lol! I mean walking to the kitchen every time to have a nibble takes up much time,hey?
by MINIMIZING shopping, I can save money,YES!! Why not use what I have? Makes the journey more interesting not? I know it is way nicer to hit the shops now and again, but you end up in buying stuff you don't really need. I can think of food,we buy in bulk, because we "SAVE" but in the end of the week, all that was fresh has gone bad, so when you have to throw it all out...where is the "SAVE" I want to know?
By SIMPLIFYING my life,it means I should de-clutter. Whether it is in my mind or in my house. This year I want to live easier,by saying that I mean do more,to SIMPLIFY my life.
I can do a few small things like:
Put my car keys on the same spot every time, no more looking for the keys!
By ironing every day's little bits, I won't have to stand one whole day doing that!
By planning my menu for the week, I won't waste time thinking what to cook.
Planning quick trips in advance I won't end up driving around the whole day.
So it all comes to planning,something that does not really exist in my life, but soon will! oh YES!

By setting CHALLENGES and GOALS for myself this year, I WILL end up living SIMPLIFIED in 2012!
And by shortening this post I will end up minimizing YOUR time to read my babble!LOL!!

Have a GOOD DAY!

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

To start off the new year...

I decided to enroll in this class of Stephanie Ackerman.
Something to commit to in the year of 2012.
I am looking forward to all of this and it is already looking beautiful.
So I am hoping to stay on top of this project and share what I have accomplished:)

Enjoy your day!