Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Ingram Family Photo Shoot

On Sunday, I organised for all Roh's side of the family to catch up at Brighton Beach for a photo shoot with my lovely and talented sister Danielle. I really wanted to get some photos of the grandkids/cousins together for a pressie for Roh's parents anniversary (dont worry - they don't read my blog! :-P) as well as an up-to-date pic of Roh and his 4 brothers. So far, Dan has emailed me about 15 photos, and as usual, they are fantastic. Here are a few favs...

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Best Buds - A Layout

Here's my take on the 2nd August sketch over at the Scrapability blog. Haven't had much time to scrap lately but this one came together quite quickly, and please excuse the photo - didn't realise it wasn't in focus until now, but you get the idea anyhow :-P

Friday, August 14, 2009

A Musical Trip Down Memory Lane

I don't know why but tonight I've been a bit nostalgic, listening and downloading music from my late teen era and it's making me happy to have these great memories, and a little sad that this time passed a LONG time ago...he he...Thought I'd show a few favourites that make me smile...

C+C Music Factory - Things that make you go hmmm...

Hoodoo Gurus - 1000 Miles Away

Dee Lite - Groove Is In The Heart

And some other favourites :
No Doubt - Just A Girl
Counting Crows - Mr Jones
Harry Connick Jr - (I could only) Whisper Your Name
The Sharp - Talking Sly
Jeff Buckley - Last Goodbye
Pearl Jam - Daughter

I would put some links in but have to run - bedtime for the kids and I'm running solo tonight while Roh's at the movies :-P

Have a great weekend!

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

More House Pics

Lots of little things are being accomplished at the moment, along with some big things too. Here is my study/craft nook which is just offside of the kitchen. It was only framed in and plastered over this last week, as it made it easier to get plasterboard into the other rooms without those walls there. I'm very happy with it though - it's a great size and when planned out right, will fit my hobbies as well as the usual paperwork stuff in there nicely. I would really like to do something interesting on that main wall but not sure what yet - wallpaper? decal? funky paint colour? stripes? Hmmm....

On Monday, Roh had his RDO so he framed in the wall of the stairwell, the downstairs part. Our new stairs should be ready for pick up by the end of the week which will be great. I think the rumpus room is getting plastered this weekend, and then the stairs can go in.

This is the view from our front door - this is where most of our kitchen will be - it's a U-Shape kitchen and the bench/cupboards on the left hand side start at the same level as the little wall so it does go out a little wider than this picture.

And here is our kitchen. Roh picked it all up on Monday too and has already assembled 7 or 8 of the cupboards. I think there must be a mark on my camera lense as that big white dot on the charcoal board isn't actually there...lol (note to self - clean camera lense!) I can't wait to see this installed :-) A real kitchen at last! (well, soon :-P)

Cornice is being delivered today, and we finally decided on our kitchen tile splashback (mini mosaics) and our ensuite tiles (which was an on-going saga of it's own) and they will be delivered next week. Roh has the last week of August off, so fingers crossed a lot of work gets done that week.
Take care x

Sunday, August 09, 2009

Stitching & Knitting

At the moment, it's all about stitching - knitting, crochet, sewing...I've been finding lots of inspiring fabrics and wool and patterns and am just itching to start making stuff.

Here is my very first ever, complete crocheted granny square, which I finished last night, and I'm already half way through my second. I'll think I'll make it up into a blanket for our new lounge area (and yes, I am still knitting the other throw blanket..it's taking forever but I'm over half way there - yay!)
When my parents and Nan were visiting, we (Mum, Nan, Danielle, Kate, her Mum and her MIL) all went to the Craft & Quilt Show in the city. Lots of fantastic handmade items were seen and lots of ideas and 'want to learn' skills resulted for me (thus, the crochet..lol).

Below is my loot from the day. My gorg sis Danielle bought me the 'Kaleidoscope' book which I had been wanting since the day it was released. The other items I bought from the Kelani stand (as well as an Aunty Cookie Eye Chart Screen Print Cushion Front). I am in love with this Amy Butler August Fields fabric - I plan to make the flower cushion from the Amy Butler pattern. But first I'm going to try it out on some more disposable fabric :-P

And here are my purchases from this past week, and from the outing Dan and I took to the Amitie Fabric shop in Bentleigh - they had 50% off Amy Butler fabrics which was just fabulous - how could I resist?...he he

Unfortunately, I'm not in the situation to be able to sew at the moment, so for now, I'm just making some sewing plans in my head, and knitting and crocheting instead. Only a few more months and the house will be ready for me to pull out the sewing machine - yay again!

Friday, August 07, 2009


You may find me here...

And then even possibly here...

I'm looking forward to a day of fun conversation with Dan (and maybe even Kate :-P), good coffee and inspiration in the bucketfuls. A fab way to end the week :-)