Thursday, May 31, 2007

Out of the blues...

So this is one of the things I did to pull me out of my funk... My darling husband also got me some beautiful red gerberas which I will photograph tomorrow. Just love how this layout turned out! And having bags of fun playing with photos and printing them on our little printer-dock!

Wednesday, May 30, 2007


Feel like the worst mother in the whole world - had a meltdown this morning all because I was running late, and then I was running later, and then I was running so late I just wondered if I should give up and go home. Ended up stopping the car on a quiet street and just screaming so loud I scared the kids. :( Not feeling like I'm doing the "best I can" at the moment. Feel like I'm sliding down that slippery slope of doing the worst I possibly can. Don't know what I need right now to pull me out of it.

Friday, May 25, 2007

Nervously awaiting...

Well, I put in a design team application to Shop and Crop and have yet to hear back... No idea what to expect and deliberately didn't go and intimidate myself by looking at the other Design Teamer's work!! Everything's crossed!

Thursday, May 24, 2007

Best Fed layout

My one and only professional photo of my daughter breast-feeding. It was a very important thing for me to be able to breastfeed as my Mum couldn't - and it became even more important to me when I was diagnosed with PND. It helped me feel like there was one thing I managed to get right in motherhood.


Well, spent the last half of yesterday feeling totally overwhelmed. Went to bed early and feel much better this morning. Ryan's started on slow-release medication today for his ADHD. I'm guilt-ridden about it, about him taking medication, but I so don't want him to miss out at school!!! Anyway, hope it works (everything crossed)

Sunday, May 20, 2007

Busy busy busy! ETA: Disappointing

Edited to add: well, that was bloody disappointing. I sold absolutely nothing on the stall.

I've been a bit of a busy bee - here's why:


I've done a few door hangers too, but the pics are terrible. All these are on sale at my stall today at Hornsby Craft Fair, Hornsby RSL.

I've been figuring out how to set up an open source shop for the Uniform Shop at school, too. Its almost done and I'm really happy with it.

Saturday, May 12, 2007

How I spent my Saturday...

Well, this is how I spent Saturday. Ryan has multi-cultural day on Monday at school, so I whipped up a black pair of track-pants on Thursday evening, and this shirt today. When I say whipped, I cut out a pajama pattern top and off-set the opening for the shirt. When I sewed it all up, I hadn't taken into account shaping around the neck and had to "wing it" with bodgey-ing up an extra little bit on the collar. Fortunately, all that is hidden behind the 8 (yes EIGHT) metres of ribbon/embroidered wool tape I used to do the front, sleeves and bottom of the shirt.

Not too unhappy with it! Here's the one I tried to "copy": Russian suit for a boy

Oh, and it appears Michelle tagged me and I'm a total slacker and didn't notice until now!
  • Jobs: bookshop weekend manager, student newspaper editor, receptionist / administrative assistant, braille transcriber, IT trainer, Mum, Uniform Shop Manager
  • Movies I watch over & over: Shirley Valentine, Much Ado About Nothing (Kenneth Braneagh), STAR WARS, The Matrix, X-Men
  • Places Lived: Armidale, Caringbah, Janalli, Sutherland (NSW); Hughes, Flynn, O'Connor, Watson, Kaleen (ACT); Sunshine, Toorak (VIC); Hornsby (NSW); Dahlgren VA (USA; near Fredericksburg)
  • TV Shows: CSI, NCIS, Law & Order SVU & CI, Grey's Anatomy, HEROS!
  • Places I holidayed: Cairns, Gold Coast, UK, Florida USA
  • Fav foods: Mint choc-chip ice-cream, Lindt chocolate, tim-tams, peanut butter, FRESH bread
  • Places I'd rather be: nowhere but here! Worked hard to make this so!
  • People I will tag: hmmmmmmm {insert thinking musak here}

Wednesday, May 09, 2007

weary as the day is long

Oh my goodness! Today has been one heck of a day! I'm tired out. Totally and utterly weary. It was supposed to be one of my days "off" today, but I haven't stopped. Keeping busy keeps my mind off things, but I'm also thinking it would be nice to have a teeny bit of downtime! I have done some scrapping but I'm not up to adding pictures right at the minute. I'll share later.

Thursday, May 03, 2007

Around and about

Well, had my down day this week - lost in thoughts of how I behaved with my first baby and how awful I was to him on occasion. Today I'm able to look back and say "Look how far I've come!!!!!!!!!" Work has been hectic, but I get my first pay tomorrow!! WOOHOO! Can't wait! All the money is already allocated (sigh): in one hand and out the other... I'm thinking perhaps I'll try doing a digital layout for the FOr Keeps competition... Will keep thinking... ;)

Been about and tagged 5 other bloggers and will be interested to see their comments...