Monday, April 27

My new favorite song. I found it through Blubirdbaby thanks for this great song ...

Don't you worry, there my honey

we might not have any money

but we've got our love to pay the bills

Maybe I think you're cute and funny,

maybe I wanna do what bunnies do with you,

if you know what I mean

Oh, let's get rich and buy our parents homes in the South of France

let's get rich and give everybody nice sweaters

and teach them how to dance

let's get rich and build our house on a mountain

making everybody look like ants

from way up there, you and I,

you and IWell you might be a bit confused

and you might be a little bit bruised

but baby how we spoon like no one else

So I will help you read those books

if you will soothe my worried looks

and we will put the lonesome on the shelf

Oh let’s get rich and buy our parents homes in the South of France

let's get rich and give everybody nice sweaters

and teach them how to dancelet's get rich and build our house on a mountain

making everybody look like ants

from way up there you and I, you and I

-Ingrid Michaelson

Sunday, April 26

Dont you feel sorry for my family?

Well summer officially ended this weekend .. rain, rain, rain!!

Miguel has been quite ill for a couple of days now, - the poor thing had a sinus, ear, throat and chest infection!! So the night have been pretty long!!

Today he was much better so dad did most of the entertaining,so I spent a VERY productive day finishing long started projects as well as some newbies.A total of 9 completed projects!! Well done ... off to have a glass of FAT BASTARD Shiraz and then tidy up time ....

Saturday, April 25

I love how innovative some people can be ....

You have to wonder at how much the internet has allowed creative people to develop and showcase their ideas .. we wouldnt see 10% of the things we see now ... I shudder at the thought, how drab!!

I have joined twitter ... still dont get the point of it to be honest, but my geek love stated that i am no one if i do not so here i am - look me up : the_cleof

Sunday, April 19

YES!! I too sucumbed to the mushroom pincushion ... how could i resist ... I used thelittlehousebythesea tutorial with a couple of modifications. I was greatly inspired by poshplushies and her beautiful work. It was quite simple to do ... It was for a easter swap that I did.

Then this gorgeous bag (if I may say so myself) was made bag using Erins simple and easy tutorial. It is a awsome bag to make so quick and simple .. I have another 3 in various stages of completion. You HAVE to make one. (this was for the same swap)

The awsome embroidery pattern is from the great designs of Andrea of BADBIRD.

The fabrics i used were :
Pale brown linen for the centre panel
Denim for the strap and sides
And the red is a fabulous local fabric called Shwe Shwe -
any one who knows me, knows i am madly in love with it.
the embroidery was 6 strand DMC threads.

Im off now to start my new embroideries for the 3 bags that I have started, but I have to put Miguel to bed first as he is finished. My little social butterfly had such a full diary this weekend - yesterday he had 3 birthdya parties - one at 10am, another at lunch time and the last at 2!! Then today we had a 1 hour 45min mass for a baptisim and then the whole day at the beach body surfing and swiming ... to be honest I think that he is so tired he is looking forward to school tomorrow so that he can rest!!!!
MWAH to you all ...

Friday, April 17

A son asked his father, 'Dad, will you take part in a marathon with me?'The father who, despite having a heart condition, says 'Yes'.They went on to complete the marathon together.Father and son went on to join other marathons, the father always saying 'Yes' to his son's request of going through the race together.One day, the son asked his father, 'Dad, let's join the Ironman together.'To which, his father said 'Yes' too.
For those who don't know, Ironman is the toughest triathlon ever.The race encompasses three endurance events of a 2.4 mile (3.86kilometer) ocean swim, followed by a 112 mile (180.2 kilometer) bikeride, and ending with a 26.2 mile (42.195 kilometer) marathon along the coast of the Big Island, Hawaii. Father and son went on to complete the race together.


Sunday, April 5

Life has been good ....

The past couple of weeks have been really good. You know those kind of times in your life that you think to yourself - this is the the best that it could get - nothing can top this!! We have spent entire weekends at the beach, Just relaxing with great friends, eating good food, having the odd Mermaids Orgasm slushies!!
I have been teaching Miguel to bodyboard for a while now, but last weekend my friend Michelle Z (we have 4 Michelle's so we ID them my the first letter of their surname!) decided that it was time for Miguel to learn to surf as her 5 year old Marc is learning ... I present to your my my awesome 4 year old surfing. He had only been at it for 20 minutes before catching 2 foot waves and riding it SOLO for about 15 meters!!! Miguel and Marc were catching about 50% of their waves ... WOOOHOOO these boys rock!!

Sorry the shot is such a action shot but Michelle who was taking it was trying to keep afloat and not to drown, was not sure if the waterproof cam was working so it was just a hit and miss shot!! !!

I have also been busy making loads of things, some for a swap, and a couple as gifts .. I will just give the sneak peaks for the swap- don't want to give too much away just in case my swap partner drops by ..

I am sooo excited this is my first swap ever!!! This is the parcel waiting patiently at the front door to be taken to the post office (it went on the 31st).