Tuesday, 24 July 2012


Hi all and welcome to PL week 29, this week we have had better weather, still cold but not icy, things are happening in my garden and sprring feels like its on its way and l cant wait, spring is my favorite month, even though some days it can still be quite cold , but it also seems that the worst of the winter weather is nearly over and the sun will shine again- Yay for spring.
This week lve used a tag from Cosmo Cricket as part of my title with a couple of Jenni Bowlin number banners, love that little yellow flower on the tag, this week l found my first daffadil in the garden, other years my bulbs have flowered in spring and even though l can see them getting to that stage, l was suprised to see one in bloom, l added a sticker from MME which says  SO HAPPY TO HAVE YOU, its a real joy to see some yellow in my garden, it always makes me feel good.
Other things this week, is a picture of a bandaid on my arm, as it was time to get my hormone levels checked, so l had to have a blood test. Also in the garden this week my winter roses are in flower, hellebores are their proper name, so pretty in winter.

On Friday it was time to take Lu-Lu our dog over to get her clip, l had been putting it off as it is still so cold, lm really not fussed on her fur being cut , l prefer to have her with a bit of length, but oh well at least it grows and in a couple of weeks she will look normal again, l haven't take a pic of her because l had so many other photos to add to my spread this week.
So our day in Kyneton while we waited for Lu-Lu is spent in Piper St, where most of the historic buildings still stand, years ago this street was dying and has now been revamped into a wonderful place to eat and have coffee and lots of little shops , some with Antiques and Art, others that have country and industrail items, its always fun to look around and stroll the streets and look at all the old buildings, in this street they have left all the original signage, which l love,  most of it dating back to the 1920s and is now all hertiage listed, So lve added pics of these .

So here we have one of the painted walls, and a pic of some art work in one of the windows, you can really see the drawing, it is a pic of a cow , a sheep and a pig  standing on top of eachother, and the owls are from the same shop, they are made of some sort of plaster and are plant holders , l thought they were quirky and cute. The bike paper is from MME and the badge from  Studio Calico, love their stuff.  This page is a page pocket D that l have cut down .

The reverse side of this pocket has a leaflet advertising art classes which l would love to do one day, they are ink paintings, the artist also hand paints ink cards and they sit in this collection of antique wooden sewing machine draws, very affective.

My one and only daffadil, but oh so pretty.

Door signage and my winter roses.
Mr Carsisi make a great chamomlie tea, and more signage at the local nursery.

More advertising at the industrail shop, and a couple of filler cards, the archive sticker are from October Afternoon.

A closer look at one of the handpainted cards, its a bit hard to see, but its a parrot on a branch, love those little birdies, so theres another week, thanks for looking and if your passing by my blog and have found it interesting please take the time to say hi and leave a comment, l would love to hear from you...........cheers

Monday, 16 July 2012


Hi Project Lifers, this year is certainly zooming by quick and here we are at week 28, this week l have bulbs popping up in my garden everywhere, cant wait for spring when they are in flower, l did a 6x8 this week of bulbs just starting to shoot up in my garden urn , l was also  able to catch this beautiful little honeyeater bird outside my kithen window, he or she is so pretty.
A few weeks ago a brought the series on dvd called Larkrise to Candleford, what a great series it was to from BBC, the same people who have made Downtown Abbey, it is based on the true story of a young girls life growing up in a small market town in the late 1800's, in England, it was brilliant . This week was also my Dads birthday, he turned 73 on friday the 13th ,  Happy Birthday Dad ,David flew to Sydney for a work meeting, l cooked some yummy choc gluten free  and 80% less sugar muffins on sunday, this week l also became a distributor for magnesium Karma rub, and lastly just some silly pics of me being silly of course, here are the pics.

so theres week 28 done and dusted, hope you all have a good one ...............kate

Thursday, 12 July 2012


Hi  to all and hello to week 27 and hello to cold frosty mornings, that was part of things captured this week , we have lived on top of a hill for the past 5 years and its not every often we get frost up near our house, but this week it looked like it had snowed it was so white,  it was on our gravel paths and a light covering on top of my hedges, it all looked quite pretty.
This week l added some packaging from some scrap goodies l got, that little camera is the cutest.
And this week we meet Olivia- Olivia is the new girlfriend of our youngest boy, this is the 2nd girlfriend that we know of this year, lucky l was able to go back and check when that was , week 6, so that didn't last long, well anyway Olivias here now and has fallen in love with our animals and dont ya think they are lapping up all the attention, Olivias not fussed on her photo been taken ( another one) so we have some picks  of her with puss in a 6 x 12 insert, on the back side of this are pics of the bonfire that was lit on saturday night, Todd invited his mates  who he grew up with and they cooked a spit and they drank to all hours of the morning, and we got rid of 5 years worth of rubbish - yay.
lv'e popped in another quote this week, l thought one on friendship would go well considering Todd had his mates here- FRIENDS ARE  THE MOST IMPORTANT INGREDIENT IN THE RECIPE OF LIFE., So heres the spread.
Frost in the paddocks and in my garden.

well there goes another week, thanks for looking, c u all next week

Tuesday, 3 July 2012


Welcome to week 26, Yes we are now half way through the year and lm still lov'in project life, its such a fantastic way to document your life, lm going to try and keep this post short and sweet today , as l have so much to do, it wasn't a busy week here ,not to much happened, so here are the pics.
Here are the full page layouts - left side.

right side.
Part of my week was finishing off the last book of Mary Moodys , this was such a lovely series to read, and my trip to Target, l had to buy some linen for my son and while l was there l brought 2 tops that were on sale $19 reduced to $9 , what a bargin, gotta love that, these  tops came with a little vellum  tag , so l added that to my photo.

This is a pic of my scrap space in the living room, its all crowded and l dont have enough space , my dream one day is to have a proper scrap room with better storage - every girls dream, the sticker is a old one from 7 Gypsies and some new washi tape with numbers on it.

l was able to grab a pic of our son playing his guitar, he hates his photo been taken , he has been playing since he was 8 years old and still loves it, thats his passion, l have used a  piece of washi tape on the side of the pic that says LIVE, LOVE , LAUGH , with tiny hearts, and more tape on the card, lm so lovin that washi tape, its the best invention ever. This week l also sat down and watch a very old movie that l saw as a young teenager called The Dirtwater Dynasty, l just happened to find it on disc, it was  a mini series many years ago and loved watching very mintue of it again, but forgot how sad it was , TISSUES  ARE REQUIRED.
Weather wise this week we have had  rain hail and a bit of sunshine, well maybe not so much sunshine , but on Friday we did get some hail , so heres ta bit of hail on our back deck, l added a couple of sickers , one from  October afternoon and the other MME.
This is my weeping Almond, it is one of the first flowering trees in winter, when l brought this tree, the tag said it was a weeping cherry, but they dont flower still early spring, my tree flowers in July every year, l just thought l was lucky and that it wanted to flower early, but when l looked into it a bit more l found out that it was a Almond weeper and not a cherry and they flower early, so someone has put the wrong tag on it in the nursery, how lucky for me, theres nothing flowering in my garden at this time of the year, so its so nice that this little mistake makes my garden look so nice when its winter.
Just another pic of the tree.
This pic is not real clear, its a pic of my diary page for June/July, its better in real life, but l thought l'd add it anyway, so that about it from me this week, hope yours has been good and that your still lovin Project  as much as l do. Catch you all next week.