Saturday, January 30, 2010

Fabric House Pillow

I called in to my friend Meagan's house on Friday for a quick cup of tea before my doctor's appointment (my Achilles heels are still causing me pain - dam that Wii Fit!!)

Anyway, I noticed a pillow shaped like a house she had in her daughter's room, it looked so cute and seemed easy enough to make. I have seen them in home mags for about $80, so thought it to be a great project for the weekend.
I am really happy with how it turned out and so is my daughter, as she went to sleep cuddling it last night!! It is not perfect and looks a bit quirky/wonky, but that's why I think is looks great. It has character........It would look much better with contrasting fabrics but my daughter insisted on pink, pink and more pink. What do you think??

Monday, January 25, 2010

Australia Day!!

Nearly the end of January and Australia Day is here! My son goes back to school at the end of this week and my daughter starts school for the first time on Monday of next week. I will be holding back a few tears I think. She can not keep her new school shoes off ......not a good look ......a pretty summer dress paired with white ankle socks and black school shoes, but she is loving them!

Still hobbling around, I was in that much pain that I went to the doctor on Sunday morning, I have injured not one but both my Achille's heels. I have been taking pain killers which is helping a bit but not much.

I have now started a new job and am now managing a lakeside property for overnight stays, not far from our house. Check out the website Unfortunately it is not suitable for small children though, but if you ever need a weekend away to relax and unwind this house is definitely the place to come!!

Enjoy your Australia Day!!

Thursday, January 21, 2010

We finally bought a car.......very happy with our new Toyota Kluger, it's a 2006 model and is in great condition. Finally a reliable car to drive!!
Anyway....after returning home and thinking about the year ahead, I bought myself a Wii and the Wii fit to start the year on a positive healthy outlook. After 10 days of being very motivated and loving the Wii fit, I now have a Wii injury....not one, but both my heels. Really struggling to get about at present. My friend down the road was telling the other day at the park about Wii itis which is the new name for people injuring themselves on the Wii. I laughed about it, and now find myself with a bad case of Wii itis!!!

Monday, January 4, 2010

Happy New Year!

Picture of Sydney NYE 2009 - proudly produced by the City of Sydney Gallery

Can you believe how fast Christmas day came and went. We all had a lovely day here at Mum's and the kids loved all their presents, but of course they got way too much!!
New years eve was very relaxed. We spent the night over at Mum's neighbours house which is all lit up with lights absolutely everywhere. The kids thought is was Christmas all over again. We then walked down to the local park at Bathurst for fireworks display at 9pm.
Since then we have been searching for a new car. I tend to take my time and need to look alot before I buy, whereas my husband would buy the first thing he saw. After alot of looking, I think we have found the one, stay tuned....