Saturday, November 13, 2010

Hi back from holidays and thought I'd pop in and say hi, nothing to show for the week I have been home, haven't scrapped haven't sewed but have been extremely busy doing nothing. Keep safe til next time Jen

Tuesday, October 19, 2010


Just home from visiting Adelaide Zoo to see the Panda's they were so cute wanted to share a couple of photos

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Hi a couple of layouts I thought I would share. Its all I have to show since my last upload don't get to scrap much these days if you go and check out my other blog This and That and a Whole Lot more you will see a sample of what I spend my days doing. Should have scraped yesterday as it was pouring with rain and couldn't do the Pottsville Markets but just seemed to have wasted the whole day. Daylight saving change over always puts me out of plum for a few days must be a sign of old age I hate change and truly cannot see the point, there is still only 24 hours in the day regardless, and living on the NSW & Qld border it just makes life difficult, anyway have had my whine for the week so will now go and put my lamb roast on to cook> Take care and keep smiling

Sunday, September 5, 2010

was such a rotten day today didn't do the markets so had time to finish off some ufo's so thought I'd share them with you
did this at Rachellle's class a fortnight ago
this is the leftovers from this fridays class
these 2 are fromFridays class class
would have gotten another one done but had a lovely surprise visit from my sister June and Hubby and my cousin Toby and his wife, got caught with the lunch dishes in the sink and nothing nice for afternoon tea had to give them Fred's plain boring biscuits as had a fat day during the week and ate the nice ones I keep for visitors

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Scrapping Outback are having a great cyber crop next weekend why not go over and check it out and hopefully join in. They have some really great prizes to give away

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Thought you might like to see the bag I made for my friend Pauline for her birthday on Sunday. She's up coming to spend the weekend with us, I am looking forward to seeing her its been over a year since we have seen each other so our jaws will flap non stop for the whole weekend. The 2nd photo is a close up of the flowers on the bag.

Finally did a couple of pages last week after a very long drought I went up to Rachelle's last Friday and got a little of my mojo back notice I said a little since I have been doing the markets I struggle to find time I don't know how you young ones manage to work and scrap

Keep smiling and take care til next time

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Hi thought I would pop in and say hello it has been so long since I posted you may have thought I had forgotten how, my intentions are good but just never seem to get around to doing it, I am always so busy doing nothing that I lose track of time.
Am in Adelaide at the moment having a Nanna fix with the Grandies I don't get to see them nearly as often as I'd like. I came expecting it to be freezing cold and it hasn't been all that bad haven't even had to wear my coat yet, just a jumper according to Fred I sent the cold over to NSW so it can stay there til I fly back next week.
Take care and keep smiling

Friday, June 11, 2010

Have been so busy playing with my new machine haven't had time to blog, am so loving my machine, does so much more than old faithful could do. So have been appliquéing just about everything I lay my hands on and the automatic button hole maker is so so good. Will put up pics of my latest bags when I have time to photograph them. Off to visit Dottie at Kingsthorpe after I finish my market on Sunday really looking forward to catching up with her seems forever since we had a visit. Enjoy your long weekend

Thursday, May 27, 2010

I ended up going with the Bernina, very excited to have new a machine. Ended up going with the Bernina because I liked the lady who sells them better than the bloke who sells the Elna and Janome and also the Bernina comes with a 5 year warranty and unlimited sewing lessons if I have trouble using it and hey lets face it I am sure to have trouble, if there is a wrong way to do something you can be sure I will do it the wrong way

Tuesday, May 25, 2010


Need help, have to get new sewing machine.
Have three to choose from:
They are all the same price and basically do the same thing.
Which one would you buy?

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Hi thought you might like to see what Sandra and my stall looks like at the markets we have just invested in new gazebos and we think they look pretty spiffy.

I have just had my cousin David and his wife Pat from England visiting had never met them before they were really nice people and we had a wonderful visit, just wish they could have stayed longer. They left today to go to Batlow to meet everyone down there, they will notice a difference in the temperatures when they get there we had really lovely weather for them while they were here.
Must away to the sewing machine so keep smiling Jen

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Thought you might like to see what I have been doing recently
card for Scrapping Outback Challenge You kit
A4 LO for Scrapping Outback Challenge you kit challenges are the only scrapping I have been doing at the moment too busy making stuff for the markets
backpack I have added to the range of bags I make

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Thought I would pop in and say hi and share a couple of layouts I have done. Not scrapping a great deal as I am busy sewing bags, did a market at Pottsville on Sunday sold a few bags but am not doing as well as I hoped I would, will do a few more before deciding weather it is worth it or not.
My LO are for the Challenge You challenge over at Scrapping Outback was very chuffed last month as I won one of the challenges
I took these photos last year when I was in the Hunter Valley I couldn't scrap photos of my own balloon ride as Fred took crap photos
Jayson and Kiara skipping at Nelson Bay year before last
til next time take care and keep smiling

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Hi do you want to win these really cute Chippies, just go over to Scrapping Outback and check them out. They are Rachelle's own designs and really cute
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Look what is coming very soon...

They are almost here - my next range of chipboard is in production now and will be here soon. So to celebrate the upcoming new arrivals, we at Scrapping Outback thought a little giveaway might be in order......

Would you like to win one of each of these new designs??????
All you need to do is -
1. Add the Scrapping Outback blog blinkie over on the righthand side of this blog to your own blog, facebook page or where ever you like to hang out.
2. Copy this post with piccies to your own blog with a link back to the Scrapping Outback Blog.
3. Go back to the Scrapping Outback blog and leave a message that you have done all of the above and you will automatically go into the draw to win this cool prize pack.
4. You have until 5th May to be in the running to win.

There you go, it is that simple - and you could be one of the first to get your hands on these new chippie designs.

We would love to know what you think of the new designs.....
Happy Scrapping
Rach x


my scrapping effort for the weekend

this is my page for Scrapping Outback 4 product challenge for April
one of the classes I did at Rachelle's on Saturday
the 2nd class at Rachelle's
white with one challenge at Scrapping Outback

Had a quiet day today, was getting up to go to the dawn service here in the village this morning but forgot to set the alarm and slept in it started at 4.15 am, maybe next year if we are still here. We are still waiting for some nice person to buy it.
Thanks for stopping by and remember keep smiling

Monday, April 19, 2010


Hi thought I would share my bags with you have spent the last 2 weeks at the sewing machine making bags to sell at the markets and am hoping and praying that people will like and buy them so that I haven't wasted my time and money. Am doing the markets with my friend Sandra she makes the most fabulous hair clips for little girls along with lots of other very pretty things . If anyone one has a good idea of something I can make and sell I would love to hear your suggestions as I'm having trouble thinking up anything that is appealing and as I have so many crafty sisters and nieces out there I sure on of you must have a brilliant idea that I can use

my photography isn't that great but I'm sure you get the idea. Til my next post keep smiling and take care.

Thursday, April 8, 2010

happy snaps

Hi thought I'd share some of my holiday snaps with you, we had a lovely time the weather was kind to us and we did lots of driving and some really nice bush walks. We visited three different national parks while we were away, they were all very different from each other and all really nice. There were heaps of really fabulous Fungi, I took over 200 photos but I won't bore you with all of them just a couple of really unusual ones

This one was really big
and this one was really tiny
Anvil Rock in Gibraltar Range N.P.
was a real scramble climbing the rocks at the end of the walk
Mulligans Hut in Gibraltar Range N.P.
Tunnel that was hacked out of the rocks by convicts
a grass tree just because I liked it
Ebor Falls in New England N.P.
Hope I haven't bored you too much so take care til next time