Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Why I haven't been around.... part 2

Well I'm here in Canberra now.... Boys have schools, Richard started his new job, and I have enrolled in TAFE..

So I will be back with fun things soon.......

Take care Suzy

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Random thoughts

I would love to be here! This photo is from last year holidays with the family.  Lots have happened since this time last year. 

Time to see what happens in the next year.  Spring is the time for new beginning.  I really can't wait. Moving, new schools, new jobs and new house.

So in the words of the great

I drank the silence of God from a spring in the woods. Georg Trakl

(Me being calming) 


thats the smart one this is one for the wicked witch in me

Why slap them on the wrist with feather when you can belt them over the head with a sledgehammer. Katharine Hepburn

(Boxes and moving will something do that for you...............I will try the calming one first)

Be back soonish



Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Why I haven't been around....

Well, it has been a real long time since I posted.  I haven't intentionally been forgetting to update, it just is that LIFE has been getting in my way. 

My darling hubby gremlin is in the Australian Defence Force, YAY!!!!.  Well not at the moment, we could be moving again.  So I have been sorting out schools for the junior gremlins.......... One easy, one not.  Oldest gremlin child has Aspergers, so finding a school that has a Autism Spectrum Disorder has been real fun.  I have to enrol them before we even have a posting order.  This is called the "just in case method", so I have been emailing, phoning and lettering.  Up shot is that Oldest gremlin child has been offered a spot for next year.YYYYYYAAAAAAYYYYYYY........ 15 yr old, Assie with hormones changing schools and states I'm in for a fun time.


Also I have been bailing Nipper out of jail............. Yes my dog has now got a record.  It will cost me a small fortune in fines.  I have disputed the fines. One on the bases of he is registered but eaten his plastic tag, secondly only one dog escaped out of a secure back yard.  How we don't know with seven foot fences that he could not even jumped in a superman costume.

My theory is Toby (the good dog), decided to help Nipper to run away.  Toby reached up and un-latched the side gate and offered him the wide, wide world.  Toby has denied this all, looking cute and gazing up with lovely eyes.  Giving you the thought that he was an only child again for a brief time, and he had loved it..........

The lovely Dog pound guys thought Nipper was a well behaved cute dog, who gave them no trouble and jumped gladly into their van.  Yeah right.....

Have been sewing again, So I will show what I've done later in the week....

Nipper sideway, well I couldn't get it to rotate.

Take care

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Book Review ~ Simply sublime bags by Jodi Kahn

Hi all

Well I bought this book last month and paid full price too.  And boyo it was worth it... So I have no affills with this book at all, only that I like it heaps.

Also I have check my local Library and it is available to borrow.

It has 30 no-sew, low sew projects.  Have stapler and tape will travel, and make drop dead beautiful bags.

As I went through this book, it opened my eyes to using materials that I have overlooked.  I do make bags and design them myself, but this made me think even more about looking out side the box.

The photos are clear and the patterns where easy to understand. To prove this, my youngest gremlin looked through and pick out a bag.  He decided that it would be a great pencil case.  The pattern showed a easy way of using a stapler, but I used the sewing machine.  It turned out great.  Youngest happy, proud to take it to school.  So that in itself means the book was a major winner.  I have gotten more ideas from this book than quite of a few that I have bought and borrowed for a long time.

The basic hardware is available from  the hardware store.  The tape didn't cost that much and I have enough to make a few more, or even using them in different designs that are now going through my brain.

I found that the guys at the hardware store where the greatest.  They found everything I needed. One of the kind gentlemen wrote down the details of the book for himself.  They all know me at the local hardware that started with a B.  That is another story.

If you want more details take a jump over to her blog and check out her stuff it's

Paperback: 128 pages
Publisher: Potter Craft (July 8, 2008)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0307393623
ISBN-13: 978-0307393623

Take care

Heres the photo of my sons pencil case, I had to mug him to get it of of him

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

I promise I Will be back...........

With everything going on here, I let you down.... I will be back on Friday with a book review, and piccies.

Take care suzy

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Happy Happy Joy Joy

Well the fudge mind in gone.... I have been sewing up a storm......

As of 6pm today
45 Monsters
12 headbands
30 Babybibs
1 pencil case made with gaffa tape and caution tape.... (I love it)

I have been also designing bags again, Whoo Hoo.  I will put some photos up through the week. 

I'm even half way through a stripey quilt, from a Moda Honeybun roll.....................

Mo jo your back....I have missed you

Take care

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

A Little Humor Tuesday

Darling senior Gremlin sent this to me in one of those emails.  I normally just delete them, but in this case I must share.........

Kitchen Wisdom

Stuff a miniature marshmallow in the bottom of an ice cream cone to prevent ice cream drips.

Just suck the ice cream out of the bottom of the cone, for Pete's sake! You are probably lying on the couch with your feet up eating it anyway!

To keep potatoes from budding, place an apple in the bag with the potatoes.

Buy Hungry Jack mashed potato mix.  Keeps in the pantry for up to a year..

When a cake recipe calls for flouring the baking pan, use a bit of the dry cake mix instead and there won't be any white mess on the outside of the cake.

Go to the bakery!  Hell, they'll even decorate it for you!

If you accidentally over-salt a dish while it's still cooking, drop in a peeled potato and it will absorb the excess salt for an instant 'fix-me-up.'

If you over-salt a dish while you are cooking, that's too bad.  Please recite with me the real woman's motto:  'I made it, you will eat it and I don't care how bad it tastes!'

Wrap celery in aluminum foil when putting in the refrigerator and it will keep for weeks.

Celery?  Never heard of it!

Cure for headaches:  take a lime, cut it in half and rub it on your forehead.  The throbbing will go away.  

Take a lime, mix it with tequila, chill and drink!   All your pains go away!

Don't throw out all that leftover wine.  Freeze into ice cubes for future use in casseroles and sauces.

Leftover wine???????????  HELLO!!!!!!!

Take care