Pic 3 - Looking in from the door Pic 4 - my shelves Pic 5 - The opposite wall Pic 6 - My work desk Pic 7 - close up of my wall where I have punches, pencils etc. I will post more pics when I finish the other wall where I have my computer desk. I also have a double closet which houses another bookcase with mags, photo albums etc inside. Now I can go and get it all messy ... that's the best bit!
30 June 2009
28 June 2009
We are slowly settling in, and I am getting used to driving a LOT more than I am used to! It is an hour round trip just to take the girls to school in the morning and an hour and a half to TWO hours in the afternoon including waiting time and traffic. I am hoping they will start getting the bus home after the school holidays and that will save me a lot of time .. I just need to drive 10mins to pick them up from the bus stop which will be much easier.
My craft studio is almost finished. I got it painted on Saturday and spent last night and this morning moving my stuff in. I just need to pick up a small desk for my computer tomorrow and then it will be done ... so stay tuned for photos once I am back online!
Anyway, there are still boxes to unpack so I better get back to it. Have a great week!
15 June 2009
1. Comment on this blog.
2. Cut and paste the award logo and use it on your own blog.
3. Nominate 5 to 10 blogs you feel show great attitude and gratitude.
4. Link to your nominees within your blog post.
5. Comment on their blogs to let them know they received the award.
6. Link back to the person who gave you the award to show your appreciation.
So here goes! I thought I should get this done, because my computer will be packed up tonight and I don't know when I will get back online again.
12 June 2009
So today while the kids were spending their last day at school here, I drove around and took a few pics. Nothing exciting, just the roads I drive every day.
The Kalgoorlie Hotel aka 'Judds' pub ... many a night spent here!
Coming back down the main road from the other direction.
The Exchange Hotel (affectionately called the 'sexchange') Most popular Skimpy pub and also where Gerard has done most of his gigs with the band over the years. And yep,it is pretty much a hole ... but a real icon in town!
Perth ... only 590kms away. Here we come!
10 June 2009
Supplies: Cardstock, corner rounder and stamp from So Many Sayings, both Stampin' Up. Various patterned papers. Butterfly punches are by Martha Stewart.
09 June 2009
08 June 2009
06 June 2009
05 June 2009
The reason I am angry is that the teacher didn't feel the need to tell me she was getting one! Apparently the notes never went out and for some reason she couldn't manage to pick up the damn phone and call to tell me!
In the 9 years that my girls have been at school I have NEVER missed them getting a certificate, even when I worked full time. So naturally she got up when her name was called and looked around everywhere for me ... and she was quite teary when she got in the car this afternoon and wanted to know why I didn't come today!! I know it is too late now, but I am going to say something to the teacher on Monday because it is not good enough! The kids only usually get 1 a year each so it is a big deal to them. And especially because next week is her last week at this school before we move, so as Claudia said 'it was a special one'.
Anyway, here is a pic of my baby at home with her certificate. It is hard to read ... but this is what she received it for:
"For the pleasing effort Claudia puts into her story writing. She has a terrific imagination and writes well constructed, entertaining and funny stories. We wish her all the best in her move to Perth. We will miss you Claudia!"
03 June 2009
02 June 2009
The stamp on this first card is sooo old ... but I still love it :) I figured it was time to dust him off and ink him up. Supplies: Cardstock in Chocolate Chip, Buckaroo Blue and So Saffron by SU! Paper by Kaiser, Teddy Stamp by PSX, Greeting by Hero Arts, Ink in Chocolate chip. Just added some stitching (surprise surprise!) and some dew drops. I coloured him in with Prismacolour pencils and blended with Gamsol.
Supplies: Card in Black and white by SU! Paper by Crate Paper, Greeting stamp by Verve, Background stamp is from the Snowburst set by SU! and stamped in sahara sand. Just added some stitching and a few gemstones.