Sunday, May 23, 2010

Scrap Happy!

Oh my goodness!! Today I was in such a scrap happy mood. It was all due to Friday Night Live over at Kim Archer workshops@home. How could you not be inspired!!! I surprised myself and managed to get all three of the challenges done (yay me). This ability and freedom to scrap was due to our little poppets spending much of their time in the backyard. I guess after being couped up inside with a cold all week, the fresh air and sunshine must have felt wonderful to them. They are loving the swing set Nanna and Poppy bought them and spend most of their time playing on it. They will have another thing to play on hopefully by the end of the week...but more on that in a minute.

So for my scrappy shares:
Challenge 1 was to create a 6x6 layout of ourself

Challenge 2 was to create a layout using scraps, fabric, a tag, two types of alphas, yellow and a handmade flower

Challenge 3 was to scraplift a layout from one of the very talented support team members.
I chose to scraplift a layout of Sheree's.

So it was a very productive weekend. It felt wonderful!!!

As I mentioned earlier the girls will be getting something else to play on by the end of the week. Nothing too exciting, just a trampoline. But the girls have wanted one for a little while and we thought it would be a great way to combat Miss Emily's persistence in jumping on the couch cushions. The real clincher in buying it though was for Kayla. She has constantly battled with walking on her tip toes.

So we have started seeing a physiotherapist, who told us her tendons are shorter which is causing her ankles to roll in when she does try and walk with a heel-toe gait. She also has low muscular tone through the rest of her legs.For the time being we have plenty of stretches to do with her, and she has also been given some orthotics to correct her feet rolling in. We continue on this path for 2 months and then we head back and re-measure. There is a possibility that we will have to do serial casting to help her further, but we will cross that bridge when we get there.

Anyway we thought that a trampoline may be a way to help improve Kayla's muscle tone in her legs, along with being a great energy burner and a lot of fun. So hopefully that will arrive later this week....but shhhhhh don't tell the girls it is going to be a surprise:)

So how has your weekend been. Fantastic I hope.
Take care

Monday, May 17, 2010

Busy busy

Hiya everyone.
Sorry I have been a bit absent lately, life has been pretty busy. My Mum and Dad visited last week and it was fabulous to have them here. The girls loved seeing their Nanna and Poppy and had a blast being spoiled rotten :) Our final 2 months of Kaisercraft products have arrived, so I have been playing with them, although nothing I can show just yet.

I absolutely love the Hey Birdie range it is one of my new favourites! I have had an amazing time on the Kaisercraft Design Team, however I have decided that I won't be re-applying this year. Time just isn't on my side at the moment :( It was an absolute pleasure to work with this company and all the wonderful ladies in it, and I will miss designing for them very much.

I do however have some recent creations that I can show you. This is an alphabet chart I made using the lovely Utopia collection and alphabet stickers.Next is set of note-cards that I have made using the Tea at Elsie's collection

That really is about it for the moment. Kayla is home sick (again), you have to love all the little bugs that get shared around when kids start school.

Until next time

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

A little bit of Magic

Long time no post. Or at least that is the way it feels lol. I have been busy with the kidlets and a few other bits and pieces. On the weekend Kayla went to a friends birthday party. It was a dress-up party with the theme of Harry Potter or magic. So as a last minute decision I decided I would make her a wizards hat. It had to be pink of course. It was pretty rushed, but Kayla loved it. Then again it is not that hard to please a 5 1/2 year old (thank goodness). I found it really funny that I can create lots of lovely things for scrapbooking and love it, but when it came to making a cardboard hat I really struggled lol.

Anyway here is my little wizard all dressed up

And a bit more of a close up of that hat...

What else have I been up to? I decided on Monday morning that I would make a few little items for the Mother's Day stall at school this week. It is such a cute little idea. Parents donate little items, and the children take their money and buy little goodies for their Mums. So I decided to make a few simple little notebooks and lolly bags. They are all made using the Kaisercraft 6x6 paper pads.

It is amazing what you can achieve in a couple of hours. They are very simple but I didn't want to spend a lot of time on them.

I hope you have had a fabulous week so far.