Wednesday, September 9, 2009

More food that I have made!

Well things are pretty busy here at the moment. Just had a huge rush of sales on Ebay through my store (link to the left if you are interested!!) so need to get making some more things. Want to try a few new things as well and have a doll and some alphabet blocks that are only partly made right now. Have a few more ideas floating around in my head - just don't seem to have enough time to do everything! Looking at making up some samples and taking them to the playgroup that Jack and I go to and seeing if I can get any interest before christmas. Also ideas of holding parties and attending a craft market that has just opened in the area. Just need to make more stock!! Anyway, here are a few more items, would love to know what you think!

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

More felt food made by me!!

Felt food - good enough to eat!

Here is some of my felt food that I have been making and selling on ebay. I have my own ebay store called "Handmade n Heartfelt" located at: . Be sure to visit and have a look at my current items for sale, or contact me via email for any requests that aren't listed!

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Sydney Aftermath

Well this is me and Jensen, taken first thing Saturday morning!! I was so nervous and as you can see didn't want to get too close after all the crap they sprouted about not touching them, so it looks really awkward. The weekend was fun but the organisation and quality of the convention was terrible and must have seemed so backward to the visiting celebs. I just hope they are happy to come back for another one next year!
The cocktail party was a great excuse to get dressed up and I think I looked okay. Venue was dodgy as, but the boys seemed to have an okay time apart from being rushed around to groups. We didn't even get to talk to Jared as he missed our side of the room completely but Jensen had a good talk to us. I was so pathetic and got all flushed and could barely talk and when he looked at me and was talking to me all rational thoughts escaped my brain. I must have looked like the biggest airhead. The saying that someone coined after another convention is so true "looking into his eyes is like staring into the soft light of perfection". He is truly a stunning man who seemed very lovely. I had a fantastic conversation with his beautiful girlfriend Danneel, who was just divine and so friendly and after her comments about the food, I really hope they all appreciated the peanut butter survival package that Jamie-Lee and I provided to them! I won't forget the evening in a hurry and sad to say I would love to attend another one, even if it is just to hold a conversation with Jensen to prove that I am not a total airhead!!
Thanks for coming to visit us in Australia Jensen, Jared and Misha - you are all awesome!

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

The count down is on. 15 more days until Sydney. Feeling rather nervous about being there by myself, but hoping it is worth it. I bought a new dress today for the cocktail party so have two weeks to lose that last 2kg (not sure if I will manage that - but will give it a go!!).
Hopefully it will ge a great weekend and worth the wait and the cost. And lets hope the photos turn out okay too!!

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Creativity - what fun!

Well today has been spent making more nappy cakes. All uploaded to ebay now, so fingers crossed! Been getting the word out a bit more too so hoping that I have some success! Was really happy with the flower pots - I think they are really cute!
Have a few more ideas swirling around my head, just need to see if I can make them work now!

So this is me!!

Well, after spending heaps of time reading other inspiring and often very entertaining blogs, I have decided to start my own. Hoping it will give me somewhere for self reflection and help me work through the day to day stuff going on in my life.

So a bit about me to start. I am a stay-at-home mum who is on the verge of starting an At Home business with a great friend of mine which is focusing on gift-boxes and nappy cakes. In the early stages at the moment and testing the ebay waters and will start the whole market circuit shortly! Feeling very hopeful and excited that this may end up being a sideline to being at home.

I have just taken some time from uni after completing 1st year Nursing and then transferring last year over to Midwifery. I completed half of my Midwifery course, however found the ongoing requirements really taxing on me and the family and by the end of last year was completely over study and the whole idea of midwifery. That may change by the end of this year, however right now I am just enjoying my leave of absence and being around the house without the constant pressure of study!

I am married to Darrian (12 years now!!), a wonderful man and our life together has been mainly wonderful. He is truly my best friend and we laugh alot together! I don't know how life would be without him and I pray I don't have to experience that for a long time.

We have been truly blessed with 4 gorgeous children. Georgia is 10 and is just a fantastic (although at times bossy) daughter and sister. Very mature for her age and a pleasure to have in our family. So proud of all her achievements and there is no doubt many more to come over the years. Riley is 6 and known as 'smiley riley'! From when he was a baby he smiled all the time and this has continued. He loves to have everyone in stitches and is a talented artist - maybe a career in entertaining/showbusiness/the arts will be in his future. Often a handful, he also has us laughing everyday, sort of reminds me of his Dad! Charlotte is 4 and is our 'spirited child'. Truly beautiful but often a handful. She is a child of extremes but life is never dull with her around. I have actually started reading 'Raising your Spirited Child' by Mary Kurcinka today in the hope that it will offer me some strategies on being a better mother to her. I think I will need the help!! And then of course there is Jack who is 2. He is funny, silly, adventurous, loud, boisterious, rough - a typical 2 year old boy really!! He has us in stitches and then pulling our hair out (if he isn't doing it for us) and often cringing when he is yelling at the top of his lungs running around Tea Tree Plaza, drawing attention to himself, but his gorgeous cuddles and love for 'his mummy' make it all melt away. How lucky I am to have been blessed with these beautiful children!

We have a home that is lovely but so much scope for improvement and I hope over the next few years I will be able to do this slowly but surely - just need to pick somewhere to start on it!

We have two dogs living their life in the twilight years with us. Max and Zoe have been wonderful pets and are now 14 years old. They share the back yard with our darling rabbit Toby who has amazed us with his affection and personality! Who would have thought rabbits could be so captivating!

So that is my life in a nutshell! Welcome to me!!