Friday, May 25, 2012

Making a Mustache from dies and punches

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HI all, its been a while since I last posted. with work outside the home its taken me a while to catch up. We had Madaleines 17th birthday


We bought her a spinning wheel and she is having fun ex-experimenting!!
Ben is almost set now for his trip to Nepal..... a lot of excitement in his camp. Beth finally got the cast taken off her wrist but has a lot of physio to do on it.
So I've been playing again with the paisley die set and came up with a range of mens  mustaches just by folding a piece of card stock in half and cutting it with your die.... pic below. We had fun at a wedding recently with this. they could be put on sticks or make a finger ring for them like i did.

I also just finished making this shawl.... here is the link for the pattern

 any way sit back a take a look at how i made these cute mens mustaches...enjoy
  Blessings to you

and a last thought
“Knowing that the testing of your faith produces patience. 
But let patience have its perfect work, 
that you may be perfect and complete, 
lacking nothing” 
 (James 1:3–4, NKJV)

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Our Mildura trip

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 Hi all, we are back from our trip to Mildura, Victoria for my nieces wedding. We picked the kids up at Uni on the way and headed off on our 17 hour road trip which we split into two days to get there but to come home we did it all in one day which was pretty insane... Such a beautiful part of Australia! a lot of our fruit comes from this area including grapes & oranges .... we also seen huge cotton farms near the hay plains and sheep stations. the above pic was taken on a day trip to South Australia at a place called headings cliffs near Renmark and the river in the background is the Murray river which is the boarder for New south whales and Victoria. Gorgeous low gum trees grow all over this area which are twisted and have some amazing colours. My niece was married on island lock 11 where the paddle steamers and house boats go in and out of the river locks and the reception was in an historic wool shed. It was such a beautiful day. Below is a map of where in Australia we were marked in Red.
And if you'd like to see more of our pics from this trip click on this link Mildura trip
Ive been flat out with work outside the home since we got back and haven't had much play time so I'm hoping to post something new up soon , enjoy the pics :) Oh and Madaleine is madly looking for a spinning wheel for her year 12 major work, Ben has all his needles today in preparation for his trip to Nepal so things are getting exciting in his camp and I also have to show you a video clip of an editing assignment Beth did for Uni and got top marks for, she would love it if you would check it out :)

Blessings to you

 and a last thought
“He who tends a fig tree will eat its fruit...” 
(Proverbs 27:18, NIV)