Monday, December 31, 2018

Goodby 2018

Today is the last day of the year 
If the trend continues I’ll be in bed way before midnight and wake to the new year 
Yesterday I was feeling sore and sorry for myself so I bought some cheap socks and made these dolls 
The two that are exactly the same are for my girls and the rest I’ll keep for charity pile at knitting 

It’s been an eventful year with Brianna being born and so many changes in our home 
But unfortunately my health hasn’t improved and in one crucial way has worsened 
But each day I try to get up and get one thing done 
I count that as a win 

So I wish you all a happy, healthy and prosperous new year 
May it be a great one for all 
See ya xxx

Thursday, December 27, 2018


The packing away of Christmas has begun 
I cleaned out the last of the bits and bobs from my wardrobe in my old room, now the girls room. And I’ve started putting it all away in there 
The house is looking a little bare right now but I’ll soon get used to it 

As you can see there is still lots up and I plan to take at least a week to do it all 
The little bit I’ve done today has floored me so I am going to pace myself 

And here it is nicely put away 
Still lots of room so I’m pretty confident it will all fit in 

I know. Famous last words lol 
Ok. I hope it all fits in hahaha 
If I survive the process I’ll be back 
See ya xxx

Tuesday, December 25, 2018

Christmas Day

Well another Christmas Day has come and gone 
We just had our kids and grandkids here today 
We had one extra with Nicole’s, my daughter in laws, sister here 
She lives with my son and daughter in law as she has just come back from living overseas the last few years 
No on should be alone on Christmas Day so she came to spend the day with us 
Presents were opened. We don’t spend heaps. It’s the thought that counts with us 
But the girls had a wonderful Time
Grandpa helped both Brianna and melody play with their new toys 


It was a lovely relaxed family Christmas 
And everyone had enough to eat and drink 
I’m exhausted. But happy 
Tomorrow we do it all again at my mothers place but at least I won’t be totally responsible for all the work 
Hope you had a wonderful day with your family 
See ya xxx

Monday, December 24, 2018

Almost Christmas

It’s Christmas Eve and the shopping is done 
The decorating complete 
The table is set 
Tomorrow my family will gather and we will have a wonderful Meal 
I’ll be as happy as a mum/grandma can be 
From my family to yours 
What ever you BELIVE 
Have a wonderful day, count your blessings and remember the good that is in you, your life and our world 
Happiest of holidays to you all 
Merry Christmas 

Thursday, December 20, 2018

What a day

Today was a very surprising day to say the least 
 Nothing was planned but spur of the moment we decided to go to Warragul to the Christmas chip there to see if they had any bargains 
My Centre piece on the table was nice but took up too much space to leave it there while Christmas lunch would be consumed 
So I was on the look out for something else 
I bought the pieces to Make these and ended up costing less than $20 each candle included 
I’m going to have a red table cloth on the day so they will match really well 

My friend Diane and Christmas enabler found these picks for only a dollar each! 
So she bought me ten 
The pink matches my trees but not the purple so a packet of mixed small baubles were purchased in colours that would match 
And some silver glitter balls from a cheap shop and viola! 
They went from this 

To this. Nice and easy 

Now for those that live in Australia the coles minis have been a bane in all our lives 
But I did start to collect them for the grandchildren 
Only problem I needed two more of the ice creams to finish but the coles in our area have all run out 
We decided to try the coles in Warragul and sure enough they still had some 
What luck! And even luckier we got the two minis I needed. 
So I’m done and dusted until the next time 
But the day of wonderful surprises was not over 

The other day I posted on Facebook that I was craving salt and vinegar chips 
I asked who was willing to bring me some 
I got home to fine this hanging on my front door! 
A Christmas card wishing us a merry Christmas but not signed 
I have wonderful friends and I feel very blessed 
So a very good busy productive day 
See ya xxx

Sunday, December 16, 2018

When the weather is not delightful

Well our weather has been wet wet wet 
Oh and muggy  so there isn’t much I can do outside 
And really there is only so much cleaning you can do inside 
So I decided I needed to fix my village scene that had died. I bought it very very cheap 
And it never really worked properly 
And then it died 
So rather than throw it away 
I decided I would just get some lights and fix it myself 
You can’t tell in the pic. But th coloured lights that are In the river flash so it really looks like the water is flowing 
I think it looks much better than when I got it! 
Three sets of lights on it. So it’s nice and bright 
Then of course I had been on Pinterest and I remembered I had a basket that was really too small to be practical 
And a spare elf so I decided I needed to make a table piece for the little side table in the small lounge 
He turned out nice. But the back was bare. I had glued pine cones to fill it. But I didn’t like it. 
I thought leave it something will come up 

Well back on Pinterest I had found a how to make your own bows tutorial 
While at spotlight they had 60% off Christmas ribbon 
I bought a few bits and bobs and I made this bow 
My first ever!  Not perfect I know. But I liked it 
The Christmas ribbon didn’t have wires so I made this cutting and sewing 
I even made the silver piece in the middle 
And I though I know the perfect place for both of these 

The big bow is now on my tree it filled a gap perfectly 

And the little silver flower. Well that’s on the back of the basket arrangement 
Just did the trick

So there you have it. It filled in my boring wet morning 
And now I get to go and have a Christmas catch up with a few lovely ladies 
The beautiful lady who is hosting the catch up has a magnificent village display so I’ll get lots of great ideas lol 
See ya xxx

Monday, December 10, 2018

Christmas gnomes

I’ve fallen in love with gnomes. 
I YouTubed how to make them. But found these at cheap stores way less than what it would cost to make them 
I goggled all about them to find out what makes them chrismassey 

They are very cute and they help to protect my home 
Can’t ask for more than that 
Why don’t you get yourself a gnome or two
I’m on the hunt for. Girl gnome. I’m pretty sure I’ve seen one or two. But if not. I might 
Actually make one 
See ya xxx

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Busy busy

THE month has arrived and suddenly Christmas is just a few weeks away 
This morning I slept in and instead of swimming I hit the shops early 
More gifts wer purchased as well as a few other supplies and I got back home by 10.30 to start wrapping them all 

I also got a few craft supplies I needed. I had big plans to make a wreath 
Last year I was given a Christmas tree that was broken and I clipped off the branches 
I bought a circlet and some florists wire and after a you tube visit I started 
As you can see it doesn’t look too bad here 

But here is the finished product all ready to decorate 
It’s kinda wonky but it’s hard to get it right while it’s laying down 
I need to hang it so I can play around with it
Don’t know if I like it 
I might just leave it for today and come back tomorrow with fresh eyes 
I might even get hubby to help me as I can’t get the wire tight enough with my sore hands 
I’m sure I’ll be able to salvage it but for now I’m pooped 
So I’m sitting outside enjoying the sunshine 
How’s your Christmas shopping list going? 
See ya xxx

Saturday, December 1, 2018

Pinterest is bad!

Today while enjoying the sunshine I was looking on Pinterest for ideas on how to display my Christmas village 
I love them and want to continue growing it over the years 
I saw some spectacular displays that were huge,  but I also so some wonderful ones on smaller scales
That were displayed on shelves on step ladders 
I decided I wanted one 
I was going to go looking at second hand stores to find me an old step ladder and add the shelves 
And was walking out the back to tell the hubby I wanted to go op shopping 
I had to walk past the wood pile and spotted the pine we scavenge for starting fires 
We get them from truss factories that leave the off cuts out the front for people to take 

Well as luck would have it. There were some longer pieces and I though 
I know I’ll make one 

Seven hours later and a trip to Bunnings 
Spending less than $70.00 
We have this 

Tomorrow I’m off to spotlight for snow and Christmas decorations lol 
I know I have an illness 
See ya xxx