Wednesday, October 26, 2011

A Garden???

Okay so if you read my blog or know me at all you will know that I do NOT garden, I kill plants! I grow weeds really really well but thats about it. So I have no idea why, when my wonderful Mother-In-Law and my children expressed a desire to create a veggie garden down the side of our house in some space we pretty much ignore, I gave in and said yes but agree I did and today after a trip to Bunnings for some plants, potting mix and a few other bits and got to work on this space



Donning gloves

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Removing the fountain


Clean up around it our ‘pot’


Getting the soil ready


Adding the potting mix


And finally getting to plant our goodies





Watering them in


Organising a special spot for our tomatoes, peas and beans

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So we now have Parsley, Basil, Chives, Lettuce and Carrots in our pot


and down along the fence


we have tomatoes




and Beans


I just have to keep it all alive :o)

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Things I’m loving

Linking up with Kristy over at Paisley Jade for “Things I’m loving” who says

“I wholeheartedly believe that no matter what is happening in your life, there is always something that you can be thankful for... no matter how simple it is.”

So here is the biggest thing I am thankful for at the moment

This amazing man, my husband Louis


He is an incredible man, a wonderful father and husband and my best friend.

I am so thankful for everything he is and all that he does, the love he gives and the joy he brings.












But mostly I am thankful that he came into my life and loved me


I was on Pintrest the other day and saw this Pin

T78- There's no testimony without the test  12x12  vinyl wall art decals lettering words home decor sayings quote stickers

But I wonder right now after getting some unsettling news about my husband’s health whether or not I really want this test to be part of my/our/his testimony.

Until we know more its a case of “life as normal” but I have these moments where the worse case scenario hits me like a punch to the stomach.

I know that God has a plan for Louis and for our family but I want to question why this would be placed in front of us, why do we have to feel this pain and uncertainty? I know that there are people who have have had to deal with things more horrible than what has been placed in front of us right now and that we aren’t the only people who have faced things like this but part of me wants to rail against it. I want to scream and cry and question why. Why this, why us, why now, why him??? Part of me knows that God will get us through this but I want to be selfish and I want him to be 100% okay and well. I want to keep him with me for as long as I can. This is the man I love, the man who has supported and loved me, the father of my children and my very best friends and I want to stomp my feet and scream that its not fair and I don’t want this to be a part of our testimony.

I am trying to place this in God’s hand and to lean on him but sometimes I find this the hardest thing in the world to do. This test is certainly a big one, one I don’t want but I have to have faith that God will carry us though.

There are so many versus in the bible that say that His plans are for our benefit but its so easy to forget when faced with tests like this. What do you do to help yourself keep you faith in God and his plans for you/those you love when faced with tests?

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Christmas.... Eeeeeeeeeeeeek!!!

So one of my most favourite times of year is coming up very fast. Normally by now I would be quiet far into buying and wrapping our Christmas gifts. I usually spend all year shopping for the perfect gift for everyone and try to pick it up when its on sale or I just find that item that has to come home with me.

But this year with my decision to make as many gifts as possible I am afraid I have procrastinated a little and instead of the usual 15 odd gifts that I would have by now I have 1. Just 1 lonely little gift sitting at the top of our wardrobe.

So today when i realised there was only 72 days till Christmas I got working on ideas and managed to fill in my Christmas gift list of 37 people with items that I would be making them. Although my stress levels regarding Christmas have decrease I now realise that on top of sewing things for the Brunswick show I have to start making Christmas gifts asap if I am going to get them all finished. On the plus side its only
72 days till Christmas!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Welcome to the world

Very early this morning I received the call we had been waiting for. One of my best friends had had her baby during the night.

Welcome to the world Fianna Dianne


As your ‘Aunty’ I promise to love you like my own, gang up on the boys with you, spoil you endlessly with girly things, be the one you talk to when you can’t talk to your Mum, the one you run to when you think your parents are horrible, help you heal your broken heart and celebrate your joys.

I know that your big brother Myles loves and adores you already and your ‘brothers to another mother’ Michael and Zachary love you as well and can’t wait to spoil you.


one very smittened Daddy


One very happy Mummy

Saturday, October 8, 2011

My Creative Space

I am so glad to finally be able to share what I was working on this week. I had a baby shower today and the boys had a birthday party so I got to spend some time working on lots of girly goodies here is a look at what I made

Baby Shower Gift

Little outfits






Nappy Wallet


Burp Clothes


Floor mat/change mat


All wrapped up


Birthday Gift

Personalised Tote


(sorry about the photo quality it was after midnight when I finished)



That has been my creative space this week, to check out some very clever people click right here