Sunday, December 14, 2008

New Arrival to the Family

On Saturday our little family of four grew to five. Simon and I decided that a 8 month old Bull Mastiff cross Labrador puppy named Chevy needed to have a play mate. We had been searching around the area for a little boy bull mastiff and we finally struck gold. A lovely family in Rockhampton were selling puppies and advertised them in the rural trader. It was fate, because there was only one puppy left and it was a boy. I was a bit worried when the owner's told us that the puppies were Bull Mastiff cross Neo Mastiff. Neo Mastiffs nickname is the Harry Potter Dogs. If you have ever seen the movies you will know what I'm taking about. There grow enormous,have rollie skin and are scary ugly. But luckily our little boy did not inherit that part. He's name is Dodge. He has settled in fine. Chevy loves him, but our cat Pepper is not impressed. She finally got Chevy to know who is boss, know there is another little brat to teach hehe.
Our pets (children) are so funny. This photo of Pepper was taken a couple of days ago. Simon opened the cupboard to get Chevy her dinner and ""What did he find ?"

PEPPER flavoured CHUM

Our cat is very strange. She loves being in cupboards, empty boxes, really anything !

Here are the less stranger pair of the family.
""Aren't they just so adorable""

* Promise to be back with pictures of my hand made "Journal" in a couple of days

Subway Christmas at Agnes

Last weekend my employer Troy and his wife Kate decided to
shout his Subway managers from the store's he owes to a weekend
away at Agnes Water. It was great to get away from the shop for a
break and having it all paid for was a bonus (spoilt). We all stayed at
a beautiful resort right on the beach called "Edges on the Beach".
Simon and myself had all ready stayed there before in the
early days of the relationship so it felt even more
special to return. Here are some quick snaps of the
breath taking scenery you can experience here.

Yes another colleague. (LOL)
I love making these colleagues, taking up less space
and it's just that little bit different which i am.

Giving it that Katie's Kick.
On the Crafty side i have just finished making my Quilters Journal using the 's leanne Beasley journal design dvd. "Thank you Sarah"

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Little More Fabric

Before I left to go to Tasmania, I promised myself I would not buy any more fabric. How could I honestly resist. The fabric was To-Die-For (lol). Most of the collections I had only seen on my computer screen.

I visited Calico Crossroads in Exter where I met the owner of the store Pauline. It was such a pleasure to met Pauline and to shop at a store that has a wonderful collection of fabric and crafts.
Totally my taste indeed (delicious).
I purchased a gorgeous fat quarter bundle and a few pieces of the City Girl Collection to go with a fat quarter bundle of City Girl I brought in Launceston. Still don't know what to make out of it, but I really cant bring my self to cut it (lol)

Here are some fat quarter sets I brought in Latrobe at Picture Patchwork. Plus a beautiful blue Amy Butler fat quarter bunch, that i plan to make a wall hanging with.

Better finish this post off so I can start another.

Monday, December 1, 2008

Tripping to Tasmania

On the 1st of November 2008 my wonderful partner (Simon) and I, grabbed our over stuffed suitcases and set off to the airport in Rockhampton (Queensland) to start our amazing holiday to Tasmania. I was so excited to finally return back to Tasmania after 17 years. I was quite anxious about the flight, but once in the air i was loving every minute of it. As soon as we had landed to Melbourne i had realised i had caught a bug off the flight (The Travel Bug). I wanting to jump onto another plane and take off again . We stopped in Melbourne over night to catch the early morning flight to Launceston. It was a quick 40 minute flight to arrived in the wonderful and cold place that they call Tasmania. The cold and fresh air was such a lovely change from the hot, muggy air from Queensland.

Waiting there to welcome us with open arms was Simon's oldest sister Sarah. It was fantastic to finally put a warm face to the person that I had been chatting with on the phone for almost two years. I knew from that very moment, our 8 day holiday was not going to long enough. Sarah and Dennis had invited us to stay with them in George Town for the duration of our Holiday. They both made us feel right at home, especially their playful dog Sophie. It was funny watching her chase them around the house and destroy her little bart toy. LOL
After leaving the airport the three of us made our way to the Deloraine Craft Fair. I have never been or even seen a Fair like this one. I was shocked with the size, the layout and all the different kinds of crafts, foods and displays. I wanted to buy one of each but i limited myself and purchased three cute scrap booking albums. (still on the to-do-list) LOL. One of the albums i gave to Simon's mum Gail.

My eyes were amazed on how green hills, grass and trees can really be. Every chance I could I would take a scenic photo. Simon would always make a joke about it" Quick sweety get the camera i stop another tree" LOL. I wanted to capture all the breathtaking images, just in case I could never return.


In a little Hyundai XL (kindly lent from family)Simon and I travelled around the northern parts of Tasmania. We went to George Town, Low Head, Launceston Gorge, Longford, Evandale, Deloraine, Beaconsfield, Grindelwald, Beauty Point, Garden Island, Exeter and many other small towns. Looking at the map we really did not cover much of the Big Apple but the small bite we took definitely will be rememberable. Here are some of the picture we took on our little adventures.









On Friday the 7th Sarah and Dennis took us on a family outing to Tasmazia, Latrobe and Uvlerstone. The first stop was Tasmazia and The Village of Lower Crackpot. It had all these little man-made funny cottages and wild mazes. The place was absolutely wonderful. We all had a blast, I highly recommend it.

The second stop was Latrobe. Sarah and I went fabric shopping whilst the boys went to the hobbie shop looking at remote control cars. The fabric shops were fabulous, i could not make up my mind what to buy. I just wanted everything. We had lunch at a delicous cafe and headed towards the Reliquarie. Sarah tried to explain to me what exactly this store was, no words can really describe this amazing house. As we walked through the doors a lady dressed in mystical gown greeted us. I was speechless, my eyes were in disbelief. Every room in this massive house was packed to the rafters with dolls, collectables ect. of various themes. This store is definitely a must see to believe experience.

The last stop on our outing was Ulverstone. By the time we had arrived so did the rain. We dashed into a scrapbook store then up to a Fabric Store (forgot the name). The day went so fast, but we all had a great time

The rest of our stay was spent with family and Friends. Coming back to Tasmania was the best holiday that I have had. Here are some picture of Simon's and hopefully soon to be my family.

It has been about a month since leaving Tassy and everyday i wish we could go back. Maybe one day soon i hope. This post seemed like it would never end, but i hope everyone will like the photos that we took in Tasmania (it's better in real life).