Tuesday, 30 August 2011

Blue & cloudy..............

Down on the beach again today!! It feels like spring is in the air which is fantastic as we can think about getting back into that blue, blue water.

Anybody for a tropical holiday???

Monday, 29 August 2011


Today is the start of another 2 weeks break here and the start of the Jeux de Pacific(Pacific Games). We were down at the beach today watching the va'a races and as you can see the weather is glorious. I really hope it will stay like this so we can get out and about to see all the activities going about the places.  
But today is not only important for all the above things it is also important for something else and that is the drawing of the prize winners from the 550 post giveaway. When I could drag my kids away from what they were doing I got them to draw a name each......2 prizes 2 people.

Now the bits & pieces prize pack was drawn by Django and that goes to Jessica. Yippee!!!(popover to Jessica's blog as she is having a wonderful giveaway too)

The Blythe fan prize pack was then drawn by Juliette and that goes to Jo Dusty Plum.( just popover to Jo's blog because she is an ace chick)Yippeee to you too!!

Congrats to you girls!! I will be intouch to get addresses from you.

Thursday, 25 August 2011

Post 550................

Well here I am back from our brief but very busy trip to Tokyo. It is such a huge place and there is so much to do you just don't know where to start. This time we were a bit more organised and had a few places on our to do list so we had abit of a plan. Meiji Temple in Harajuku & Takeshita st, Kiddyland, Sanrio Puroland(bit disappointing), Junie Moon  and any Daiso shop(100 yen) shop we could find. We also had to fit in as many meals as we could eat as we all love the Japanese food and it was hot so the local cold beer was always calling us. We had a hoot again and are already planning when we can go back again.

Now I did say when I got back I would do my post no.550 giveaway and here are the goodies I found. The first prize pack is for the girl who likes bits. I found some nice fat quarters, trim, little crochet butterflies, jingley bells( I am always looking for these) and some sticky heart border(only in Japan!!).

The second little prize pack is for the Blythe fan out there. 5 postcards, sticker sheet, little writing pad & some clips all found at Junie Moon.

Entry into the giveaway is open to everybody, you don't have to do anything special just leave me a lovely comment maybe put it out there on your blog if you have but this is not mandatory. You do need to tell me which prize you are interested in, it could be just one or both. I am happy to put your names in both hats.

I will leave comments open till Sunday night 28th August and draw the winner on Monday sometime.   

Now go forth and comment!!!

Tuesday, 16 August 2011

Post 549............

Woweee can you believe my next post will be number 550!!!!
I haven't actually been taking much notice of the post count as I haven't really been in a fabulous blogging state of mind of late. Post 550 I think will need to be a celebration of the milestone and incorporate a giveaway. This is all timing itself very well as we are heading off to Tokyo tomorrow for 5 days and I will be able to pick up some goodies for the prize. Yipee!!! Maybe there might be something for the sewers, something for the Blythe gals that read or maybe just something very randomn and cute that can always be found in Tokyo.

Come back after the 21st and see what is on offer!

Sunday, 14 August 2011

My first Kagu.........

I had a request from somebody here to make a Kagu. It is a ground dwelling, flightless bird found only here and in Papua New Guinea. The bird is normally a grey colour but there also was a request to use a New Caledonia tea towels as the fabric. 
Now I have never made a bird softie before and certainly not one that had to ressemble something so unique but I don't think I did to badly. I tried to make it with it's plume up as often they run around with their feathers close to their bodies. They are much more interesting when they stand to attention!!

Friday, 12 August 2011


Yesterday was my special day and I had a lovely lunch put on for me by my good friend Kris. There was 6 of us sitting around a lovely table with champagne, good food and scrumptious birthday cake. Time was spent nattering about all the things we natter about. This was funny!! It was a fab day and I am most appreciative to have such lovely friends to spend these special times with.

Thanks again ladies!!

Wednesday, 10 August 2011

Lunch on the beach..............

Wednesday is a half day for us here school finishes at 10.45am. Yep that is right 10.45am!There is no rush to get the kids back after lunch so we decided we would go to the local snack and have a leisurely lunch on the beach. Hamburgers, panini's & frite were on todays lunch menu. The weather wasn't so great but you can't have everything.

After our little outing I do have a tid-bit of info for you. Anywhere in the world you can sit and eat frite and the seagulls will find you. Obviously the world population of seagulls love a frite!!!

Sunday, 7 August 2011

Pay it forward 2011...........

I did this a couple of years back and found another one going around on flickr. It is the same deal as last time but this time it is 5 recipients!! If anyone is interested leave a comment and I will be in touch. 
Anyway this is my gift I received from Mandy. Isn't he the cutest bear you have seen!! She has an Etsy shop & flickr where you can see many of her handmade bears and her extensive collection of Blythe dolls.

PAY IT FORWARD FOR 2011. Read below...........
Pay It Forward
Pay it Forward 2011: As an arty type I promise to send something handmade to the first 5 people who leave a comment here. They must in turn post this & send something they make to the first 5 people who comment on their status. *Rules: it must be handmade by you & it must be sent to your 5 people sometime in 2011.
I am excited to participate and look forward to deciding what to make-glad I have the whole year:o)

Saturday, 6 August 2011

choc balls & slices the things french people don't know about..........

That's right the French aren't very wise when it comes to a slice. We had the kids birthday party a few weeks back and I made choc balls, mars bar & lemon slice. Oh and butterfly cupckes!! All good things Australian( well I think they are Australian). The French kids loved them all and one of the mums that hung around for the party was very intrigued by the whole slice thing. She loved them also but just wasn't sure what they were all about, wouldn't a tarte tartin or tarte aux framboises suffice. Oh no I said we Aussies love our slice!! Anyway I made some today for her daughters birthday, some extras left for us to eat over the next couple of days too!!

What is a slice that you love that I can make for the Frenchies nexttime???

Monday, 1 August 2011

Short sharp visit today!! 

Rainbows seem to be the flavour of the month here probably because we are having so much rain we are seeing lots of them when it decides to clear alittle. Some time for rainbow inspired crochet when it is raining too.

What are you seeing around your part of town????