Monday, 25 October 2010

Prima product.

Check out Prima's website for a chance to win and lots of inspiration.  I just love all these colours.  Gorgeous!
Really puts me in that Halloween mood.

Sunday, 24 October 2010

Busy, busy, busy

We've been busy around here.  Breanna and  I made a wreath the same night she made her SPA banner.
The base is cut from a shoe box and wrapped in Halloween patterned paper. 
I glued some orange chipboard letters together to make SPOOKY and tied it to the frame.
We punched loads of scalloped circles out of black vellum; 15 sheets of vellum worth.  Each of the circles was folded around the eraser end of a pencil and glue gunned in place.
I added a My Little Yellow Bicycle title in the lower right corner.
It is hanging by my front door.
I've also been knitting while watching all the new shows on TV.  I finished another baby hat.  The pattern is a free one I found through Ravelry.  I made it for a coworker.

The yarn is a variegated bulky yarn. It's really a quick pattern.  Like a one show pattern.  I did have to learn how to do Kitchener stitch to sew the ends together.  I guess I didn't HAVE to; I could have just sewn it together like I normally do, but it's good to learn new things and next time it will go just as fast as whip stitching it together, but it will look better.
Here it is on Breanna's teddy.

Sunday, 17 October 2010

Look what Breanna made

She wants to have a Halloween party and one of the fun activities will be doing scary make-up on each other.  So she designed and made this spa banner with some Halloween stuff I had down in my scrap room.
We cut out the triangles 8" long and 6" wide at the top.
She used a new border punch on some black cardstock and glued the strips along the edges of her triangles. 

Breanna punched scalloped circles out of black cardstock and backed it with a ruffled green ribbon she had picked out at Unforgettable Memories. She added the big Chip Chatter letters to the circle and glued it all down.

Breanna cut out some cute Halloween figures from another patterned paper to embellish her banner and then glued a length of green trim to the tops of the triangle pieces.

As a finishing touch she set an eyelet in the bottom of each triangle and strung some beads through them.

The banner is hanging over her door and looks fabulous. 

Friday, 15 October 2010

BIG fish and a colour challenge

I've been seeing a lot of layouts created around the Colour Room challenges lately so I thought I'd check it out. This was this weeks colour challenge.

And here's my layout using those colours.

Tuesday, 12 October 2010

2 page layout / NVS October challenge

While we were camping on the river back in August we had a weird wind come up and create this whirlpool on the river. It was very strange.  One minute all was calm and we were sitting on the bank relaxing and chatting.  The next minute we noticed some white water and a strong wind had come sprung up.  We sat up and paid attention and watched as the white water spun across the river towards us.  It probably took about 5 minutes to make it to our side of the river.  The wind skipped across the rocky beach, up the bank, raced through our campsite and out the other side.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Then everything was calm again.

I was looking for inspiration when I came across the Nerdy*Victorious*Girls website.  There challenge this month has lovely colours in it.  I just love the splash of yellow! This is the layout I designed around Octobers challenge.  Play along.  The prize this month is donated by BlueMoon Scrapbooking.

I just bought the paw print border punch at Unforgettable Memories.  I couldn't wait to use it. 
I've used glittery gold Bazzill buttons in the centers of my yellow flowers.
The patterned papers are all Fancy Pants.

Thursday, 7 October 2010

Button hat for a coworkers baby

I knit up this baby hat last night for a coworkers shower.  The shower is today.  Nothing like leaving it to the last minute.

I used Patons Shetland Chunky in a variegated blue and brown colour.  The button was one I found in my scrapbooking stash. There is a crocheted loop in the top of the hat so it can be buttoned down for a different look.

I found the pattern through Ravelry.  It's a free one and can be found here. It took less time than the length of a movie to knit.

Monday, 4 October 2010

It's my birthday...

It was my birthday.  Last Saturday.  Rick was working so I invited my friends over.  Lilia coerced her husband/chauffeur into playing photographer when he dropped her off. She had us all posing for the camera.  First in the house.  I really think as birthday girl I should have got a position in the back and the littlest person should have been front and center. As I get older I'm learning all these tricks on how to look slimmer in photographs and sitting at the back is one of them. Talking while the camera is pointed at me is something I need to remember not to do.

Another trick I've learned to make myself look more normal is to keep my eyes open when the photographer is snapping away.  Melody hasn't reached that 'older' age yet, so she doesn't always look as good as the rest of us in photos.  (Maybe that's why she didn't get the front position. LOL)

Lilia made a gorgeous birthday cake.  Here it is posing with my beautiful girl, and Lilia's beautiful girl and my son who has a gleam in his eye. I think he's thinking about chocolate.

Daniel insisted he didn't touch the cake before we finished photographing it, but that little spot of chocolate under his bottom lip kinda gave him away.

as did this photo taken from the other side.  Bad boy, Daniel!
We ate far too much chocolate that evening.

After taking photos inside Lilia dragged us all outside and had us pose in front our new entryway.

Lilia, Me, Melody, and Wanda.

Now it's Wanda, Me, Melody and Lilia.

We were thinking it would be so fun if Mary could have been here with us so we found a tree and named it Mary and took a picture with us around her.
It was getting rather windy and cold by that time so we sent our photographer/chauffeur/Lilia's husband home till 2:30am when she recalled him to drive everyone home.

Melody and Mary gave me a motion detector garbage can.  I've been wanting one ever since I noticed Melodys at her home a couple years ago but they're not that easy to find.  And I got four gorgeous mugs with cherry blossoms painted on the sides.  Perfect for lattes.  Thanx, Mary :) They all chipped in and got me a GC for the salon I go to for my haircuts, though I don't think I'll use it for anything as mundane as a trim.  Maybe a pedicure or some other luxurious pampering.  And a Rotary lottery ticket.  I'm keeping my fingers crossed I win something good.

We played a fun game similar to Taboo, but electronic.  The kids had a great time guessing with us, though they wouldn't pick sides and yelled out their guesses indiscriminately. It got funner as the evening wore on. And louder.

I love birthdays.