Thursday, April 28, 2011

Porridge just ain't as good as coco pops

In about 6 months I'm getting married.
In the past 2 years I've gained 25 kilo's.
Have a guess how much I'm panicking right now?
So yes I am on the loose weight and fast bandwagon. Though this time I am trying to be different about it. Making it a lifestyle change, not dieting as such but eating good nourishing food, fueling my body for exercise Wich I've always loved but had little time (or far to many excuses) to enjoy. Sure I'm going to use the odd bit of calorie counting, low fat recipes along the way to give me a boost. But in general it's impossible to cut out carbs, fat, sugar, completely when you have a growing family to feed, one of whom has ceoliacs disease and you spend most weekends with that family out and about or away camping.
So I'm being realistic. Aiming to loose half a kilo a week by eating smaller more nourishing portions and exercising for enjoyment daily. Easy peasy.
please...please...easy peasy.???

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

I dunno but I think I suck at blogging?

Who has the time? I shouldn't even be sitting here NOW!
I should make more effort. I need an easier way.
An iPhone application might help me!
Research to be done.

Saturday, September 18, 2010


Not really an Ausse tradition is it?
But the kids are going to their Nan's Halloween Party on the wasbands side of the family so I thought it might be a fun opportunity to create some halloween stuff for them to use or wear.
I'm thinking this slit throat choker would look fabulous on Miss E.
This ghost necklace for Miss S.
oh I love this witches hat! How kewl!
oh and Mst S would think this spider is the best!

Hmmmmm, maybe I should have a halloween party next year?

Thursday, September 16, 2010

I'm a proper Aunt, how lucky!

Logan Stuart was born on the 6th of Sept weighing 8pnd 6 oz and I adore him completely!
My sister is completely lovely and such a good mummy x x x

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Chook house additions

We put the chook net up today. No chookies flying our and no minor birds flying in and stealing the food! The girl's were very curious about what we were up too and came out to peck and scratch around our feet whilst we worked.
The door needed a bit of strengthening and we added a handle to open and close the top door easier.
We had to cut the net to fit around the Macadamia tree then just cabled tied it together. The net's attached to the fence on bits of timber with hooks screwed in to hook the net onto. I think the orange tree in the foreground will have to come out eventually, it's not going to fruit there while I keep chopping it down to stay under the net.

Monday, August 23, 2010

Master s and a request

Master S Asked me if I could make him a bag to store his marbles.
I had some 8 ply army variegated acrylic, so I found a pattern and gave it a go.

It's a bit bigger than he needs, but he LOVED it, the grin on his face was the best thank you I could have gotten. There is something really special about making things for your own children.

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Father's day

Father's day is coming up and the kids always buy things for their Dad from the stall at school, this year is special because they are lucky enough to have an almost Stepdad to buy for whom they love and adore also and have asked me if it's okay they get him a present too which is so lovely.
I made the army hat and this Grey scarf to donate to the stall.

Miss S blanket

I thought it would be nice to make a really big blanket for Miss S bed. It's gong to take sooooo long though.
I decided on the  Granny stripe blanket and I LOVE it. Miss S picked the colours, pink of course! Now Miss E wants the same one too!

It's a great blanket to just sit and veg with, no thinking just trebling along!
It work's up very fast so hopefully sometime soon it will be all done :)

Tough hat!

Originally started making this hat for my lovely man. But he has the tiniest head! he Say's it's lack of hair ;)
This is my best tough face, scary hey!

Monday, August 9, 2010

Crochet - tiny projects

During my regular day with little Miss S I can't really do much of anything too big of a project. Miss S wants me to play make believe games, something I really truly suck at BIG time. I beg and plead with her to play colouring in, playdough or build blocks, brush dolls hair. She likes all those things yes, and so do I! But make believe, mums and dads, moshie monsters, doggie game, are by far her favourites.
So I have decided I'm gong to try and do mini crochet projects on our days together so I can still have something for me, something challenging and fun and creative whilst still being there for whatever Miss S needs me for.
Today I made a crochet love heart and also a radiant flower. They took about 10 mins each in total and I attached one to a head band.

I'm thinking of pairing them up with a matching tutu I make and selling a few. The girls will benefit from all these pretty's anyways!

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