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30.3.08

Sunday....

...my favourite night.... and why?? ...because Biggest Loser and Dance are on...thats why!!
I'm addicted....Im a little sad that either Nicola or Alison will go...... and I'm still sitting here with images of Henry in my mind.... I LOVED his dance with Rhiannon (sp) tonight.

Well....my washing machine fix-it man didn't arrive....so the pile of stinking washing has increased ...... Belinda has very kindly offered for me to use her machine...and if he doesn't come tomorrow....I will take up her offer! Im not fond of hand washing.... especially in this cooler weather.... I cant wring it out enough to make it dry quickly. Yes I know....stop whining...lol

Ive been cleaning out....sorting....getting ready to move. Its a good feeling.... I really love throwing things in the garbage bin....it feels good. Today I concentrated my efforts in my scrap room.... I have culled a LOT.... some went straight to the bin..... (I save way too many scraps).... some is in piles for giveaways..... and some will become RAKS..... Ive also decided to change my storage to suit my new room to be..... not quite sure what to do with excess chipboard alphas....I had them all divided into individual letters in plastic containers....but I never use them like that...I need another solution. Not sure what it is yet. I also need new containers.... ribbons are overflowing... I love my little embellies stored by colour....but I want nicer containers....and flowers....I need something for them...oh..and my stamps....and inks.... and felt pieces.... I just need an entire scrap room makeover.

Talking about scrapping.... I was on my way to bed Friday night.... I stopped by my desk to match some paper to this photo of Mitch....and ended up scrapping a layout....
...and while I was on a roll....I scrapped this one too..... two layouts in 40 minutes.....nothing special... but I'm happy just the same....and last but not least.....

More challenge photos..... if you read my blog post a few posts ago....I shared some photos from around our town....

I then challenged Belinda to do the same... seeing as we both live in Barmera....I wanted to see her version of where we live...and its wonderful!!
Belinda captured some great shots of specific spots....and added a wonderful little commentary too....Thanks Belinda.

Helen also took the challenge.... she posted about a wonderful National Park not far from her home...and then today....added yet another post with some fabulous photos in Melbourne. I love the hustle and bustle... buildings.... and signs that Helen captured... such a contrast to quiet country Barmera where Belinda and I live.

Ooops...that wasnt last....this is...

My crocheting is on fire...lol
Ive completed two green hats....one doesn't fit....the other Briony stitched a pink flower too...and called hers. I then made the brown hat with flower....which I'm pretty fond of....but is slightly loose...maybe a hot wash will fix it... then I made a tan coloured one...with a pale pink flower....this is my favourite so far.... and Ive just begun a red one..... but as quick as I crochet them....the kids want them.....and they are putting in their orders quicker than I can crochet.

There are so many fabulous patterns free online.... its like a treasure trove out there....
Heres a few Ive found...

This Ava hat is a winner....I used a size 5 hook and added extra rows...and it fits me.
Alex wants this one....more of a beret style pattern by Drops design.
Stumbled across this... Crochet and other stuff blog.... lots of crochet inspiration here
Found this useful to jog my memory... Daphnes tutorial page... I'm sure there is a bucket of tutorial pages available....but this one was simple and clear for me..
The.... Jane....emailed me this wonderful little gem...its a YouTube tutorial.... clear...precise...and in living breathing action.... hope you don't mind me sharing this one Jane...
Ohhh...and I LOVE this felted flower.... might have to give this a shot...not sure how difficult it is...
Ok...Ive got to stop....searching the web is also addictive... and its past my bedtime...

4 comments:

  1. How awesome are you - doing those two fantastic layouts in 40 mins!!! I LOVE that photo of Mitch. He looks just gorgeous. Congrats on the new car! He's one step ahead of me, I've never had my own car, lol. I also love the stitching and the separated bookplate on that one. And I love the colours and photo (and theme!) on the second one.

    Thanks for those crochet pattern links. I'm gonna put my mum onto the beret with brim for me. :)

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  2. U have to tell me ur secret on getting 2 lo's done in 40 mins... seriously maybe then I could do some
    ....Hate to say it Mardi but they'd still stare even if u had a sign ( they do with Michall & not just children either.

    UR just so crafty!
    Jxx

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  3. Love the layouts Mardi. Hope your washing machine man turns up and can fix the machine nice and cheaply. :)

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  4. Two layouts in 40 minutes?! They look so good I just don't believe it!!

    Thanks for the links too... I'm still trying to teach myself the basics of how to crochet! LOL! This could take a while.....

    Sheree xx

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