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Tuesday, November 29, 2011

little lukey

my little Lukey. He's such a little sweetheart. I still think of him as such a little boy, but he's growing up so fast. He LOVES talking. and talking. and talking, and talking! about... well, anything really!

i love watching my boys together. And Lukey tells me they are "best fwriends" cutie

He's getting very excited about Christmas and I'm looking forward to it heaps this year. He seems to get it this year. It's going to be fun fun fun :D

Thursday, November 24, 2011

my website's fresh new look

My website originally started as an online store. I chose a template from this chick designs after many, many hours (possibly weeks or even months!?) of looking at hundreds of templates.

I was on the search to find one that I liked (derr) and one that had the same colours as my awesome logo that my lovely friend Claire from frangipani designs created for me.

(funnily enough, my favourite colours are now aqua and lime green.... coincidence????)

Anyway, I came across a fantastic template using the same colours and bought it. I set it up as an online store, but found that having my own store plus my made it store was too much. I wanted my website to just be an information site about me, my products and what markets I had coming up.

I had it changed from a store to an information site, but after a while, I wanted a fresher look just for my product photos and design.

Claire helped me again and designed a lovely collage for my home page and a couple of different collages for my gallery page.

I love it! I think it looks so awesome and it's how I pictured it to be :) yay!

( and this blog just happens to match it too! )

superhero capes

Is it a bird? Is it a plane? no! It's a superhero!!! lol

My latest new product that I've been selling is my superhero cape. I'm loving them and I'm loving making them. I enjoy finding the colours to all go together and the different designs I have in my head for the backs of the capes.

I'm thinking for the back; a star, a rocket, a lightning bolt, a personalised letter of the alphabet and even the batman or superman logo.

I've been getting a great response for the capes which has been fantastic! I sold out of them at the Handmade Craft Market that I did last weekend, so I'm now sewing a lot more for my next 2 markets. Sure, I don't have any markets now until February 2012, but that'll come around quickly I'm sure!

My little models enjoyed helping me show the products in action!

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

big school

Today, Jack finished his 6 week orientation at his new big school. He starts next year and is SO excited. He loves his big school and has some great little friends in his class. His teacher seems really lovely, the school is great and everything is falling into place. Except for me. I'm a bit of a sook when it comes to Jack.

 Maybe because he was my first? He's my little mate and we get each other. The school have matched them up with a buddy from year 4. The buddy is a familiar face and someone they can look out for in the playground for the next 2 years. Jack's buddy is Nicholas and Nicholas has been awesome!

The school gave out little certificates to all the 2012 Kindy kids today. They went up on stage when their name was read out. If they were a bit shy, their buddy was right there next to them to offer support and to go up there with them.

I thought Jack would definitely need Nicholas for that. I was wrong. They called out his name and up he jumped. Confidently walking right up there to receive his certificate.

And yep. There were tears. MINE!

Surely it's still 2007 and surely Jack is still a baby... right????

our place

I'm not a particularly tidy person. I'd love to live in a clean, organised house everyday, but alas, I do not! I blame my mother. She's a hoarder! A shocking one at that. And she has a messy house!

So, when I do tidy the house, I get excited at the end result. I love the look of the house when it's tidy. But, with kids and their mulitple toys around (where did all of the toys and crap all COME from!?!) my tidy beautiful house is short lived.

And we have painted our new feature wall! We used to have maroon and while it was lovely when we did it, we've grown out of maroon. I love love love blue and adore the new wall :) (and I finally gave in after 10 years of my husband's nagging... we got a flat screen tv. and yes. I'll admit it. I love it!)

The new feature wall needed a matching curtain on the front door. Of course! So here it is. 

no prizes to those who can guess what the house looks like now... haha x