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Life and Outings

Blog Everyday in May – Day 2

Day 2 What’s in your cup? We’ve had a really long day. We belong to a local miniature railway club and as a result receive invites to interclub days at other miniature railway. Today we were at the Gippsland Model Engineering Society down in Traralgon for their invitation day. It was a lovely day, but it was a long day and not only am I tired, I’m not going to have the freebies I promised to have for National Scrapbooking day ready to post tonight. So the answer to  ...

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Life and Outings, Sewing and Craft

Thursday Three – Edition Three

Hunting for eggs at kinder. Given how completely overboard I go with Christmas decorating, it may surprise you to know I don’t get carried away at Easter. I think Easter decorating is really only starting to become something you might do in Australia. More and more shops sell decorations, so I expect we will see more Easter decorating going on in the not so far future. The last couple of years I have decorated the mantle piece, and I will do that again this year, although I’m  ...

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Life and Outings, Sewing and Craft

Thursday Three – Edition Two

Welcome to this weeks edition of Thursday Three which is all about crochet. I’m currently working on finishing a crochet beret by end of March that, according to my Ravelry project page, I began in February 2011. That’s quite a while for a small project!  Do you want to crochet the same beret? The pattern is free and found on the Berroco site. Lucy from Attic24 is one of my favourite crochet bloggers. The majority of my crochet projects are from patterns and tutorials that she  ...

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Life and Outings

Thursday Three – Edition One

Over the years I’ve made many attempts at having some regular features to mainly train myself to consistently blog more. There have been sporadic ones like ‘stop pinning, start doing’, project type ones like ‘Stashbusting 2014’, and the downright silly which was when I came up with a topic a day which lasted all of a week; think Menu Monday, Fabric Friday etc. One that haunts me the most is when I would make a weekly colour themed photo mosaic of inspiring  ...

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Life and Outings, Memory Keeping

Week 35

Where does the time go? I’m a couple of weeks behind, again, but that’s ok. Week 35, what can I say about this week.. this is one of these weeks where all looks good on ‘paper’. I have pretty photos, I went to pretty places, if you follow me on sites like Instagram then it looks like my week was just rosy. But it wasn’t. We are having issues with a neighbour and what this week’s layout doesn’t show is my crepe myrtle snapped off at ground level, the eggs running down the windows that I  ...

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Life and Outings

The National Rhododendron Gardens

This blog has always had the intent to be about life, and many moons ago I used to blog about interesting places we have visited. I plan to post more of these sorts of posts now that my content is all under the one blog. Tucked away in the Dandenongs are the National Rhododendron Gardens, and if you haven’t been yet and are local, I recommend you go. They primarily feature, you guessed it, rhododendrons, as well as many deciduous trees, evergreens, natives, proteas, and azaleas. There’s a  ...

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Life and Outings, Memory Keeping

Project Life–Week 11

It seems no sooner do I catch up, that I fall behind again. This week I really tried to scale back on the amount of photos I used, and add some more white space. I have purchased a few partial kits of late. This week I used Kiwi but tried to stick to a couple of colours rather than get carried away with the entire palette. It has some great review cards which had some prompts to record things I wouldn’t usually think to. My concert ticket is just stapled on and folds back to reveal a photo  ...

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Life and Outings, Memory Keeping

Project Life–Week 10

I had a lot of photos to squeeze in this week. Next week I’m going to try to do something different with 3×4’s as I find if I have too many of them my layout looks more like a disorganised photo album than what is essentially a photo journal. I might try simply adding some white space around them. I put a lot of journaling on the insert to try add some white space. Still using my own handwriting and plan to continue. The splattery cards are mine. You can download my digital ones on  ...

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