Thursday, 26 June 2008

Not much to tell

Hi all, I don't have much to show you at the moment, many projects on the go but nothing finished yet. This week was a bit of a wipe out too with the boys sports days at school, and in between that I have been busy cleaning out and sorting through my craft room or as Paul's Grandfather nicely calls it my studio (I though you have to be a professional artist for one of those so I felt quite honoured that that is how he saw it.) It's the school holidays next week yeah can't wait, I can sleep in a bit and get stuck into some painting around the house, Oh and there is that wall to build too. I though that I would leave you all with a photo of our lovely new arrivals who are now all out of the nest, they are getting more active everyday playing chasey around the cage and driving their Mother and Auntie nuts, just like human children.

Thunder (boy), Sky (boy) and Tweet (girl) 6 weeks old

Hopefuly I will have more to post about next week, so I hope that everyone has a great week and I will catch up with you all then.


Saturday, 14 June 2008

Hello Big Wide World

It's amazing the difference a few weeks can make our once cute but ugly baby budgies are all cute now, it's getting harder to get a decent photo of them now because they are smart enough to know to hide when the camera comes. The oldest which my boys have named Thunder came out of the nesting box yesterday, I think he is a boy still a bit too hard to till yet. I got this photo of him.

He's a lovely white and grey colour, not quite as blue as it looks in this photo, the second oldest is a lovely shade of bright blue and the youngest is a yellow and green colour, it's great that we ended up with three different colours.

Last week I finished off and sent my Parasol and paper swap to Suze in the US, I must thank Natasha for the inspiration on this, after seeing what herself, Heather, Holly and Ginny had made for their Marie Antoinette round robin, although mine is nowhere near as elaborate.

Here is what I sent.

Lots of lovely ribbons and lace.

It's hard to get a decent photo of the clock, I actually used the arms off a doll that I bought so she could hold her parasol, I really hope Suze likes this as it took quite a while to get it to work just right. I hope that it all arrives there safely.

Yesterday my parcel arrived from Suze, I was so excited I had to stop myself and make sure that I took photos of everything. Suze was more then generous I love everything she sent.

How cute is this handmade tag, it is just beautiful.

The most yummiest caramels ever, love the flower and lace

A glittered L vintage doilie and some of the most beautiful papers ever!

Glittered parasols and even some confetti ones too.

How about this beautiful mosaic box it is just so beautiful I love it!

Lovely bling, and have a look at what Suze used for the feet, gorgeous vintage spools with lovely thread still attached.

The inside of the box is just as beautiful.

and look even more beautiful goodies inside the box!

A beautiful vintage parasol broach love it, there was even a beautiful vintage hankie with a lovely girl holding a parasol.

Thank you again Suze I really enjoyed this swap thanks to such a generous partner I hope that your parcel arrives very soon.

I'm trying to stall on the A to Z of my home, as I'm up to M and that is my youngest sons room which I'm still in the process of painting at the moment, sorry I'm not going to give you any clues about what the M stands for you will just have to wait and see hopefully soon।

I hope that everyone is having a wonderful week.


Monday, 2 June 2008

I'm Seeing Red

No i'm not angry just participating in Sara's I saw red challenge. I didn't have to go far to find something red around here. Sorry if you have already seen these photos from around my kitchen and family room.

Of cause Betty had to join in again too, that girl loves a party.

Red geraniums

This red truck is actually a small fish tank it does have a Siamese fighting fish in it but he didn't like the flash on my camera.

I hope everyone enjoyed all the red photos, I have even changed the colours of my blog to match, now I'm off to check out some of the other blogs participating.