Sunday, November 11, 2007

Posting my Pages all in one session

Hello again. I have been away for a while, but now i am back... I have heaps of LO's to share and i will post as many as i can tonight as i have so many to catch up on... it just seems like it takes for ever to post a LO... am i doing something wrong, or is that normal? Anyway here goes......
This LO is once again of my baby girl Charlotte. She used to love playing in this playgym thingo that we borrowed from Sarh.... This was a good one for using scraps.... i know we all have SSSOOO many scraps, they do come in handy sometimes.

This next LO is of Charlotte and Me... yes this is Me!!! I took advantage of the circles for journalling which i thought was a really good idea (if i may say so myself of course). Quite happy with this one....

Now do i have any more? Yes there is more.. I told you i hadnt listed for ages. This one is cute. My neighbourly scrapping buddie, challenged me to do 2 pages without using flowers as embelishments.... I know i use them alot, but its so easy to get away with it when you are scrapping little girls..... Well here is LO 1 of my "Using No Flowers Challenge"

And this is LO # 2..... Oh no, LO # 2 was the one i already posted of Sarah and Cooper.... See i can do it.... But i am so back into flowers again.....

Well you could say this particular scrap day i did exceptionally well.... 5 pages in one day, and i incomplete.... It did help the fact that my baby girl was off for the weekend with her Aunty Del so i was completely free, and it was a scrap session and a half..... I was so proud of myself..... Here they are...... This is of my little Sis Shonae when she sang in a Talent Quest in Wollongong. Very happy with this one....i just wish i hadnt procrastinated for so long over starting it!!!Left - This one i would say was a challenge for myself.... I seem to chose very square and straight layouts.... so this time i braved the CIRCLE.... This was Charlotte's 1st time on a motor bike, ben was so excited becasue she wasnt scared of it, even when he started the motor...
Right - another one where i tried to get away from the "square".... i REALLY like this one, The photo to other people looks fairly boring, but it was a "moment" i will always remember, so i guess thats the important part.....

Ok, i havent listed all of my LO's but my eyes are barely staying open, so i will leave you with these ones and be back soon to continue posting.... I have actually nearly finished another one which i did today while Charlotte and Ben had their afternoon naps!!!! Back another day!

Sunday, November 4, 2007

November already

Hi all,
havent dropped off the face of the earth, just been flat out... I had tried on several occassions to post my blog but it would allow me to add a photo so i got a bit disgruntled, so i didnt get on for a few days, which turned into a few weeks... but i just checked again last night and wow... it worked. I will post my LO's later now, have a very busy day ahead.... Alicia

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Still sick... and spent a fortune @ the Chemist

Just wanted to show off the next stage of the quilt. I have added another border and it looks really good. I have taken a close up of the border to show the gorgeous fabric i was speaking of earlier. Love it!!!! Now i gotta start searching for a nice block to go around the outside hmmmm. Have missed quilting.... Been too busy with other things (like work)... there just isnt enough time in the day!!!!

You have to Scroll Down

Hey... For some reason (i am not 100% today so thats my excuse), my new post today has gone down the page under October 6th. It was meant to be today which is October 17th.... So to see my new creation, scroll down to the heading "Its a sick household, with Fireman Ben"


Monday, October 8, 2007

Its Monday night and Charlotte has finally settled to bed. She went down at 7.45, but has only just gone to sleep. She has been very unsettled for nearly 3 weeks now and to be honest, it is getting to me a bit. I know it was her teeth to start with, but now i really dont know what it is.... She was up at 1.30 this morning crying, and she had a really husky voice so i am thinking she has a sore throat.... I called the dr this morning to try and get her in, but they were booked out which is typical for a MOnday, but she actually seemed fine all day????

Oh well, i started a post on Saturday night but i didnt list it, and i just re-read it, and wont bother now cause it is over with and.... well this is another day.... Yesterday my dearest girlfriends came over to scrap - Sar, Linda, Leigh and Kindra. Had a great day. The kids were fairly well behaved so i think it was producative for all of us. I got a double layout done. Havent taken any pics yet, but will do tomorrow in the day light. Its funny, cause i had these ideas when i got the photos printed, but i ended up with way too many photos (which i think is half my problem), and it ended nothing like the oroginal plan... I will show off some of the layouts i have done previously though... here goes.... They are all of my girl, but thats not such a bad thing.... after all if i ddint take pics of her i probably wouldnt have anything to scrap.....

Oh well. My cricut got a work out, it was quite funny actually cause at one stage we nearly had to take a number to see who was next....

So thinking time for me... I had a chat with my boss on Thursday about my working future. Basically i am relieving someone else who is on Maternity Leave and she is due to come back beginning of November. I wasnt sure how i would go with this job cause it is way more demanding than i have done in the past - just ask sarah, hardly any emails from me in the past 6 motnhs!!! Anyway, cut a long story short.... the girl i am relieving is comiung bacl 30 hours a week, which leaves 1 day for me. My current boss has suggested that i am now too "experienced" to go back to my old job.... but the catch is, she doesnt have anything else for me to do. I mean, she asked me what i had done in the past, and what i wanted to do in the future, and you know, the sad thing is.... i couldnt really answer her.... I hadnt really thought about it. I guess since having charlotte, she has been my priority and everything else for me has gone by the way side. I only really went back to work to keep in "the system" as givernment jobs are hard to come by, and then there was the "big people contact" and the extra $$$ for my addiction (scrapping that is, didnt sound too good did it!!!). I am really at a loss cause i really do not have the foggiest idea.... it sounds a bit silly to me now that i think about it but...... what do you think? I mean there will be plenty of relief work, but that will only be temporary, and i dont really want to get into something to find i enjoy it, for the other person to come back and i have to start all over again. I have actually enjoyed going to work, I have been tired at times, and i really love the weekends so i can spend the time with Charlotte, but if i could do the same work in maybe only 3 days, i would be so happy then... the best of both worlds really.

So there is my dilemna for the day.... Hope it didnt come across as depressing or anwything....

Saturday, October 6, 2007

Its a Sick Household!!!! With Fireman Ben

Good morning, Ben has gone to fight fires - well actually they did that yesterday, today is clean up day...yay.... while Charlotte and i stay home sick. Charlotte has been very unsettled and on and off unwell for a few weeks and to be honest....i am over it. The weekend just gone she decided to contract conjunctivitis which she has NEVER had before. Took her to the Drs on Saturday and she gave her some antibiotic cream which is very difficult to get in the eyes when she is squirming. Most of it ended up in her "mile long" eyelashes...... so how much actually got into the eye i dont know!!!!

Oh well, Monday was Charlotte's 1st swimming lesson. We were tossing up whether to take her as we have our own pool, but finally decided we should go and get some tips on how to teach her properly.... so off we went... She did so well considering she hasnt been i the water since last summer... It was like she never had the break.

Yesterday, Charlotte and i stayed home as i am now unwell which is really hard since i had to be ok to look after Charlotte, but still try and rest for myself. I have come to believe thats what Mums have to do, and i should just deal with it hey!

BUT, while i was off i finally decided i needed to get back into my other hobby - quilting - and finish the quilt i started for my cousin Libbys 18th birthday present... which by the way was in August, so slightly late!!!! have taken a photo of it as it stands which is no where near finished, but certainly allot further on that i was yesterday morning. Unfortunately like most things, the photo doesnt do justice for the beautiful colours in the fabric. The feature fabric is just to dye for (hence the reason why i bought ALLOT of it). Fusiar pink with yellow, pink and white flowers...just gorgeous, and matched Libbys personality just perfectly! Here it is.....

What do you think? I am impressed with to be honest. It was actually a pattern my bestie Sarah got from her Mum off the internet. I really liked the pattern so i used the fabric i had alreay bought for a different pattern (i do that) and then just went for it. THEN once i had cut it all out, i realised it was only a wall sized quilt, so now i need to make it bigger.... that today's mission.... off i go!!!!! Leesh

Saturday, September 29, 2007

2nd day in a row.... Going well

Ben sleeps today so i like to take Charlotte out of the house so i know he gains a decent amount of sleep, so Charlotte and i spent a great day out.

It was quite windy when we woke again this morning, but headed off with Sarah & Karen for a walk anyway along the beach. I was quite surprised it wasnt nearly as windy in there as it was at home. Very pleasant indeed. Had a good walk along the bike track and back in time for the kids to have a play in the park, coffee and a coke for the non-coffee drinker (that would be me).

Headed to my parents place for a while but Charlotte fell asleep in the car on the way so she slept for most of the time we were visiting. Then it was time for home to cook dinner for my hubby ready for work... yes another night shift....

My neighbour Kindra was here when i arrived home showing off her latest purchase... a gorgeous little bike for her little Monkey who turns 3 on Monday. It was a very cute bike, and it is now stored away from peering eyes in our garage.

Havent managed to get any scrapping done today, sorry, but i figured i should do the dinner dishes and tidy up the kitchen instead... I know it was a big decision.... and unfortunately the kitchen won......

I should be heading off to the land of ZZZZ's soon anyway, but thought i would get a good start in and see what happens....

I will post a photo of my charlotte before i head off though. It was from the other day at the park just near here. We went with Sophie, Kindra and Thomas (oh an Molly, Kindra's dog). The girls rode their bikes, very cute....

Friday, September 28, 2007

Oops. Forgot to list the scrapbook page i did today... Finished it not long ago. Its a photo of my deaest friend Sarah and her little boy Cooper who happens to be Ben & mine Godson. It was a gorgeous photo and i think i like the layout too (if i may say so myself). enjoy!!

This is the Start

Hi. Its quite late, but really its normal for me to be up this late because Ben (my husband) is on nightshift, and i am not very comfortable going to bed and sleeping as i am when he is here. I should be used to it by now because he has been doing night shift for ages now but..... Nope i am not....
I am new to this by the way. My friend Sarah has a blog and so does her sis Nic. I have read a few and thought, hey why not.... So here it is.
I wouldnt say my life is all that exciting, but i do have a gorgeous husband and the most adorable little Girl Charlotte i could talk about.... (hence the name Charleegirl). They make me laugh all the time. And then there is my scrapbook pages i could show off. I love to show my work off especially the pages you feel really confident about and proud of.... Some of them you just think "oh yeah its ok, but its done now so lets move on", and others are just a "wow" factor.
Tonight i went to watch my little Sis x 2 in their singing and drama performance. They are 17 & 13 and just crack me up. They are off to Queensland next week to sing at Dreamworld. I would have liked to go, but just not possible at the moment. I am sure they will do well though and have a ball. Bree (17) was a fairy godmother in this drama thing and she makes up the lines as she goes i am sure. She is an absolute nutter.... I was meant to be at Cross Stitch Night with my gals, but i went to watch my sis's instead. I am sure they had fun without me all the same.
Oh well, i better go check on my little cherub and hit the sack, tomorrow is another day and lets see what it brings - better weather i hope..... and lose the wind please.....