Tuesday, 11 July 2017

Our Boys

We reached Queensland and finally caught up to our son Saul and our gorgeous grandsons Blake and Harley.. We celebrated Harley's 7th birthday and will celebrate Blake's 9th birthday on the 17th. 

We decided to take Harley shopping for his present and finally 3 hours later he decided on this little thing that I haven't seen him with since lol..
On the other side Blake wants tons of things, all which cost a fortune lol..

We have so enjoyed seeing the boys and they have grown so much that before long we will turn around and they will have grown to young adults and will no longer want to hang out with nan and pop .. sighhh!! 

I would say which one is the cheeky one but to be honest they both are lol..

Donna xx

Craft on the Road

Well I need to be honest, I have created very little craft while on the road. Why, because there is so much to do and see.. And I have been reading a great series of books.. See not enough time lol..

I did manage to create some card toppers for the male species and of course a few Gorjuss Paper Clip art pieces.. I will be creating some cards to show you soon but let me show you now what I have created...


The paper, which I love is by Kaisercraft and called Story Book.. Lots of fussy cutting, a bit of tea dyed gauze, and heaps of 3D foam sq and you have these; oh don't forget to ink around the edges of all pieces with Tea Dye Distress Ink to get rid of the white cut edge..


These Paper Clip beauties from the Simply Gorjuss 6 x 6 Paper Pack are just.. Well.. 'GORJUSS'..
With a little trim, odd bits and pieces and Victorian Velvet Distress inked gauze, What more do you need!!! Ok you do need to do lots of fussy cutting but that's all the fun isn't it.. 

Thank you for stopping by.
I hope I have inspired you to created wonderful things..
Donna xx

Sunday, 28 May 2017

Our Trip So Far...

Hi all, Just giving you an update on our travels so far..  Not a lot happening with the crafty side of things but I have enjoyed visiting some lovely places that I thought I would share with you..

I love this photo of my hubby Stephen in front of the plane.. This photo was taken just as we entered Forbes..

We stayed down on the river front in Forbes and my how wonderful it was.. We were lucky to catch up with some old friends Charlie and Lorraine from Forbes.. Lots of laughter were to be had.

On we travelled to a place called Coonamble. Just outside of there is a little place called Nakadoo Farm that we stayed at for a night.. Wow, we had the place to ourselves and the host Karen was wonderful.. She made a fire for us and after we found out she was a Mrs Whippy lady , well of course we had to have a whippy ice cream..

Be careful of the outside dunny as there is a mighty huge 'Red Back on the Toilet Seat Last Night'.. Sorry couldn't help myself, it is a song and an old one at that lol.. There is tons of items dating back to the 1800's so worth a look for sure..

Up to Lightning Ridge we go and lo and behold we see this fella 'Stanley' who is a 18 meter Emu made from scrap metal including a car body..

We are just setting up camp here and must admit was looking forward to sitting down with a cuppa..

Will keep you all updated and hopefully will get some of them crafty items in soon lol.

Donna xxxx

Friday, 19 May 2017

First week of Around Australia.

First week of Travelling around Australia...

Just popping in to say HI to you all..

We have arrived in Numurkah in Victoria to say with friends of ours Debbie and Rodney.
They own a hotel and have offered us a room to stay in while we visit..  ( yep so not camping ) LOL..
And Debbie is a great cook so she cooks all our meals, (I wash the dishes)..

How lucky are we!!

I have been asked by a web site if I would write some articles while travelling, of course I said yes straight away without thinking.. So off I go in Numurkah and talk to some people who are running a community craft shop and yak yak yak to them and it wasn't until I get back to the Motel that I realized I had stumbled all the way through asking them questions but I had not asked them the 'RIGHT' questions..

Are there RIGHT questions you ask and I would have to say yes there is..
First off, with what subject am I knowledgeable  and comfortable with?
What would I want to know? 
How do I go about finding it? and so on..

So now I am sitting down to compose a set of questions and a proper way of communicating to you the public what I wish to convey.. 

Does this sound like holidaying to you?? ME neither lol..

Be safe out there people and will be brining you updates soon with photos ..

Donna xx

OH NO Crafting Already...

Hi all, how are we on this lovely day??
Well it is our first week away from Tasmania and we have landed in Numurkah..
Friends, Debbie and Rodney, own a motel here and wanted us to visit.
Wow, talk about busy.. Debbie has dragged me to Shepparton, yes you guessed it,
to Lincraft, Spotlight and many other craft shops..

Have only brought a little as my hubby threatened to leave me here if I brought too much lol.. We wont tell him about the bag under the bed in the caravan will we, HAHA HEHE (maniacal evil laughter)..

Here is a picture of the El Toro Motel where we have a very lovely room with showers, ensuite, television, kitchen and a queen bed. Can you see our van parked outside the room!!

Debbie is a fantastic seamstress, so she showed me how to cover books with material.
Here are my attempts.. As yet to be embellished.. Not only did I love making them but it uses up bits of scraps that Debbie had - thank you Debbie..

These are plain notebooks that I intend to write "things" in on the road.. (you notice I say intend lol).
One will be a recipe book as Debbie is showing me how to make very interesting different curry paste's. Did I mention she is a great cook as well!! So much talent sigh!!! lol.

The book with the cover (Happy is the House), was a brilliant find at the op shop for one whole dollar.. I cut the gorgeous cover off the book and sewed it on the front of the material using a blanket stich and created a false cover for the book with heavy cardstock..

This book has wonderful poems and quotes for friends and around the home.. 

My five books, love the materials I used..

I ask you to not look too close because there is tons of mistakes lol..
Oh by the way I picked up all the ribbon for $1.00 at spotlight (bargain).. 

I just could not help myself, so my hubby said, not even one week in to the trip and I have started crafting already, HeHe.

Its never too late to learn and create new things..
Be safe and wonderful crafting
Donna xx