Sunday, December 23, 2007


Merry Christmas to you all, and hope you all have a fabulous fun, family filled day!!!
Love Sarah

Friday, December 21, 2007

Family of Poppets

After seeing Claudine Hellmuth on Marta Stewart making these cool sitting people, I knew I had to raid Dad's garage for aluminum flashing, and my fabric stash. And of course I had to do the whole family and give them to them on Christmas day. Though no doubt mum and dad will log in and see theirs here first. Hey dad!!!!!

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Last minute Christmas cards

Here are couple of Christmas cards that I made at the last minute thinking I had enough already done. Hoping now I have everybodies done..

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

The last few days

The last few days has been a busy one. Friday started off at the Zoo for Imogens end of year excursion for school. It was a stinking hot day here in Melbourne, and of course most of the animals were asleep.
That afternoon, Barry and Imogen went up to McDonalds for dinner, when the lovely As&&^$ banged into our car and drove leaving an $800 bill,
Thank you and hope you have a horrible christmas. (thankfully insured, however paying the excess at this time of the year is a bitter pill to swallow)
That night all was forgotton with a fantastic dinner with a bunch of wonderful women I proudly call friends who I have got to know over this year from school. Never known a bunch of girls to laugh so much so thank you!!!
Then Saturady Barrys work break up party that will have to be next post. Lot of fun and a very long day.
Sunday a road trip down the glorious great ocean rd. Time to just chill and scourer rock pools for wonderful undersea creatures. And to have good fish'n'chips.
In between a few last minute making christmas cards and a house warming card for Lynne who has just moved to the countryside 5 mins from here. Having morning tea with the girls tomorrow morning out at Lynnes new home. Anyway its now 1.10am in the morning, I am totally exhausted after making 60 gingerbread men for Christmas and for Imogens little school mates, so I am now going to hit the hay and will update more later this week.

Thursday, December 13, 2007

Wonderful foil

Yesterday whilst wrapping something in foil in the kitchen I wondered what alcohol ink would look like on it. I had to play didnt I.

I scrunched up the foil, flattened it out and smeared the ink all over. It gives it a beautiful lolly wrapper look.

So what is one to do with coloured foil?? Make some ATC's of course. So today I did.

I decided I would play with my Zettiology and Paper Artsy stamps and do something a little odd I guess.

Anyway must dash and go and pick up the girl from school..

Monday, December 10, 2007

ATC & Teacher clipboard

This weeks ATC theme at Blue Bazaar is the last one in the Christmas Series- Celebrate.
In the last few weeks I made 2 clipboards for Imogen's prep teachers as a thank you gift. Thats all for now, off to make some more Christmas cards. Sarah x0x0x0

Saturday, December 08, 2007

This is todays waste of time. Over 6 hours of making, baking and breaking gingerbread. I know I could have gone out and bought a beautifully decorated house with nothing to do but admire it. But I had this wonderful romantic idea of making my own. How hard could it be? All the chefs on TV make it all look easy yeah. Yeah right!!! So it all started at midday, with great visions of a building a house from scratch. First side panels cooked, not bad, bit dodgie just needs a few minor adjustments and it will be perfect I say. mmmm should have stopped there. 2nd lot out of the oven and snap. Bugger bugger. More in the oven and more issues. Anyhow construction time. Royal icing made, and yep not glueing the darn things. Out with the pritt glue, it usually sticks everything, everything but gingerbread. So I totally go over board with the icing, and half way through give up with the house looking perfect, well actually couldnt give a S$#@ what it looks like, so me and Imogen just decide to do whatever and here is the finished masterpiece that wasted my whole day. I think I will stick to paper in future...And never ever make another house as long as I shall live.

Wednesday, December 05, 2007

Week 7 ATC Challenge

This weeks wonderful ATC challenge over at Blue Bazaar is back to the Flea market series, and its Lace and trims..
This week I am focusing on making some christmas presents, wrapping all the presents and getting organised for the big day. So off to make some bon bons tonight..


Saturday, December 01, 2007

Week 6 ATC challenge-Movable parts

Been busy this week creating for a Secret santa swap, but managed to fit in this weeks ATC challenge at Blue Bazaar which the theme is Movable Parts.