Lots of layers and little bits :)
Monday, February 28, 2011
Lots of layers and little bits :)
Sunday, February 27, 2011
It feels strange to call it a job, becuase I'm pretty sure she would have done it for free ;) (if only she didn't have to buy shoes and earrings lol)
She ran the children's story time and also the baby bounce sessions at her local library.
The kids loved her, and she loved them.
As a part of her job, she recorded a CD of nursery rhymes and songs for her baby bounce mums to play at home with their bubbies...practicing for the baby bounce sessions.
We had never heard it.
My sister tracked it down however, and my dad secretly burned us each a copy. It arrived last week.
I put it on, and sobbed.
It was my mum's voice.
Singing and interacting exactly as I had heard her do so many times with my own babies.
It was so precious.
I could practically see her doing the actions and nibbling on itty bitty baby toes.
I played it for my too - cool - for - Nursery - Rhymes - now kids.
They loved it.
They cried, they laughed, they danced.
So so precious.
All I could think was how wonderful this will be to play to the two babies coming to join our family this year. (one due in 4 weeks, but who's counting?!?!)
Its not like her being her to bounce and sing to these babies, but its something. And mum, I promise to try and sing with these babies for you. I will tell them how Ginny taught these songs to me, and how she sang them for my babies too, and how she would have loved more than anything to sing them for them.
Thanks for stopping by. I just wanted to share this special gift with you :)
This paper collection includes 6 double-sided patterned papers. One side is creme vintage, the other shabby-chic white.
Its just papers, which leaves you free to mix, match and add embellishments depending on your mood!
I love the newspaper print. It reminded me of paper mache projects from primary school...
Wednesday, February 23, 2011
And a banner.
I know...so cliche, its just SUCH a GOOD way of introducing colour to a boring corner of a LO!
Thanks for stopping by!
Thursday, February 17, 2011
Really hate it.
I can see my house getting progressively messier.
The washing not done.
The shopping not done.
The same dinner for the past 3 nights.
My kids making their own lunches.
I feel so sad for them.
So the tonsilitis I had last week didn't respond at all to the antibiotics. I have now been diagnosed with Glandular fever. Again.
Just letting you know why I haven't really been around a lot. I have pretty much gone into hibernation. All I do is sleep, take the kids to school, sleep, pick the kids up from school, sleep cook dinner, sleep.
Its an exciting life ;)
Sunday, February 13, 2011
This collection from KaiserCraft made me giddy when I opened my parcel :D
Its full of bright happy colours... And enough gorgeous vintagey bits and bobs to make me grin from ear to ear!
Its very *school themed* but soooooo versatile as well...perfect birthday card paper! These were made with just the 61/2' paper pad and some rub ons :)
(There were 6, but we had to use one before they got photographed lol)
And then stole some pencils from last years stationary rejects as a perfect finishing touch!
Love the apple...inspired by Fran Tynan
So, if you haven't gotten your hands on this Class of '87 Collection from KaiserCraft...you totally should! Its awesome :)
(and you should see the Nan's Favourites release for NEXT month...be still my beating heart!)
Saturday, February 12, 2011
The other night at about 9pm, I just happened to glance at my phone.
There was a text message from my baby bro.
"Dad collapsed at our house about an hour ago, we got the ambulance, me and Amy are both at the hospital, we will let you know as soon as we find out anything, he's awake and doing okay...don't panic. We can't answer any calls cause we're in emergency" Shit.
That was all I could think.
My brain went completely blank.
I couldn't cope.
So, we sat (Mick and I) staring at my phone for the next 4 hours. Waiting for updates.
Kim and Amy were awesome. Kept us updated. Waited with dad. Called the ambulance. I don't think I would have been so awesome. I kind of fall apart at the slightest hint of an emergency at the moment. Not good.
So, after an ECG, CT scan and two lumbar punctures (poor dad :() dad was sent home with more tests booked for next week.
Am I worried? Shit yes. All I can do is pray that he will be okay. He seems in very good spirits. He knows we aren't ready for him to leave us any time soon.
And some GOOD news!
My little sis.
And her husband :)
Are expecting a baby!!!!
(the baby behaves better for the cameras than its norty parents!!)
And, she had the coolest announcement EVER...
So dad, got his envelope, smiled knowingly and opened it up.
He shook the card and no tickets fell out.
He opened it up, searching for his tickets.
He of course, completely missed the scan photo stuck inside, and the goofy grin on my sisters face LOL
I am so excited and happy.
My sister will be an amazing mum, after all, she learned from my mum...the absolute best mum ever!!!
Thursday, February 10, 2011
Then I got sick.
All the LO needed to be finished is the alphabet title stuck down.
But the thought of getting out of bed to do one more *extra* thing made my head hurt. So, today when I wandered past and actually stuck the title down, I knew I must be starting to feel a LOT better :)
Here 'tis.... And my vintage items were from a little pack I received from Tallulah Belles
Just gorgeous stuff! These little coupons were in my pack...
The photo in the LO is my little doggy, wondering what the heck we were doing as we all went back to work and school the first day back this year. She was so confused...after 6 weeks of togetherness she wasn't sure why she couldn't come along too! And then the howling as we reversed out the driveway...wowzers!
Wednesday, February 9, 2011
Yes. Initially I panicked.
I don't often scrap purple...strange? But once I started, I couldn't stop!
My fave random snaps of the girls from years back :)
They make me smile...
And remember times when they WEREN'T fighting with each other!