Archive for July, 2008

my little Joey Scout

a few weeks ago (a couple of weeks before the school holidays) Owen started going to Joey’s (Joey Scouts is for 6-7.5yr olds before they join Cub Scouts). He is having such a ball and was constantly asking me for a Joey Scout uniform.  He was allowed to wear the shirt before being invested so I bought one last week and gave it to him only to have him ask about the scarf and badges lol!

Anyway we got a call last night from ‘Echidna’ the Joey Scout leader who opened with ‘can you bring your camera to Joey Scouts on Monday (hmm she doesn’t know me too well yet of COURSE I can bring my camera)! She went on to say they were going to invest him on Monday night. Well I handed the phone over so she could tell Owen – wish I had the camera with me right then to get the BIG smile on his face as she told him!

I got the phone back and she started to say ‘about where you stand taking photos’ and I was thinking oh the restrictions etc etc….then she went on…’he only gets invested once you stand WHEREVER you need to, to get a good shot’  I LOVE this woman! she gets it!

I was even a good ‘single’ Mummy and rang his dad today to let him know and it appears that he will come too.  I do want daddy to support the Joey Scout thing as Owen really is loving it and I think it really can only do good things for him (his pead agreed).

His sleepover at scienceworks is not this weekend but next weekend too – man he is sooo excited!

July 31, 2008 at 3:45 pm 2 comments

Still places available for the mini album class

yes girls there is still time to book your place at the table for the mini album class. I will pop more photos of the little album up later today/this evening.

You will need wallet sized photos for this album and it consists of 5 double page spreads plus 4 pull out pages for journalling or more photos. You will be able to complete the whole album in the time given or you can take it home if you do more chatting than scrapping!  It does promise to be a lot of fun….and I promised to make a cheesecake if it was booked out (ie all 10 places)

July 28, 2008 at 3:36 pm Leave a comment

Bye bye birdie…..

oh so many years ago in another life before kids I used to work in workcover insurance….

one day my immediate supervisor transferred a call through to me from our new member of staff in our Bendigo office telling her to ring me if she needed any questions answered (ie don’t bother her lol)…who would have guessed that we would become such good friends at that time.  Some silly french lady who didn’t understand that the term ‘silly cow’ was a friendly jest!  Since that day this girl became a part of my life. She didn’t just help me move house she was a whirlwind of packing frenzy. She stripped wall paper, she ripped up carpets and polished boards. She put up with my 8 month pregnant exhaustion. She helped me through the times when little baby Owen didn’t want to sleep…she took me to hospital when I had a gallbladder attack.

I knew that she was moving back home to France. I know she needs to go that she is doing what is best for her and for the kids. And yes I was going to miss her but hey we haven’t seen ‘that’ much of her lately anyway….but you know what…we didn’t need to see each other to stay friends. A little dinner and a chat was enough to remind me and you know what I am gunna miss that girl!  She is off soon to the airport….going home  and it is bitter-sweet for her as she goes home to so much but leaves stuff behind too.  Take girl and stay in touch cause I am gunna miss having you here.

July 25, 2008 at 11:45 am Leave a comment

SU Mini Catalogue launch with a Mini Album Class

What better way to launch a new mini Catalogue than with a mini album Class?

When? Saturday evening the 2nd August from 7-10pm.

Where? Caroline Springs (Victoria)

How Much? $25

What do I get for my money?  All the materials necessary to make your own mini album plus a FREE stamp and a light super, tea and coffee (byo other drinks).

Be among the first to see the new mini catalogue and try out some of the new papers and stamps and maybe meet some new friends in the process!

Payments need to be made in advance either via paypal or direct deposit (or cash if you are nearby). Please book early to avoid disappointment as spaces are strictly limited to 10 people.

and I have started to get to work so here is a little bit of a preview for you…..

July 21, 2008 at 11:09 pm Leave a comment

am off to see the wizard

house sitter organised, kids organised, bag packed…now if I could just find my CAMERA I’d be all ready to go! yep you heard right I’m the scrapper who has misplaced her camera!

oh well it can’t be far away I know I had it out to make a pattern for my leather pouch to make sure the pouch was the right size for camera and phone.

have a great weekend everyone I know I will (and Stephen has his camera so we won’t be cameraless even if mine doesn’t turn up – am meant to be in bed by now – have to get up at stupid o’clock for a 6am flight!

July 10, 2008 at 10:09 pm 1 comment

SU Apple Cider paper and more….

Oh I got a lovely box delivered to my door today!  I should be working. I should be preparing for my trip on the weekend and yet my mind keeps going back to the beautiful box of stuff I want to play with!

Don’t forget if you want to be amongst the first to use items from the new mini cat then book in for a launch party/mini album class and get all the materials to make your own beautiful album….sample coming soon!

July 7, 2008 at 9:47 pm Leave a comment

Orange Jelly Stamps

Just helping to spread the word about a fantastic new shoppe selling acrylic stamps made and designed here in Australia….check them out at

July 7, 2008 at 5:07 pm 1 comment

top50 is back up

at long last – apparently we got really busy?

July 7, 2008 at 5:06 pm Leave a comment

Top50 is down

I have been trying to get hold of Hosting Shop all afternoon with no luck as yet but hopefully it will be up soon. I am aware of the problem though and hopefully it will be back soon.

July 6, 2008 at 6:18 pm Leave a comment

School Holidays Day three and four

oops missed a day.

Day 3 Wednesday

dropped Corey off at daycare at 10am – wow it took them a long time to get dressed – not helped by the amount of time it took me to get out of bed I guess!

then we went to go visit a friend. The boys played so nicely with my friends daughter that she was able to get some scrapbooking done and I finished one of my shoes and got the next one started. Stephen came for dinner and I did a bit more sewing – am now just over half way through the second one. Our masks arrived for the masque ball at The Abbey, if you want to see what mine looks like it is here.

and onto today – Thursday (although technically yesterday by now I suppose)

The weather was cold but not looking wet so we got the train at about 11.30 and had a picnic near the Yarra. The kids played a bit in the playground before we headed to Melbourne Park. There was a bit of a delay in picking up our tickets (oh should I mention at this point that we were given FREE tickets to Disney on Ice) but it was all sorted after 20-30 min when someone arrived with them!  Owen was fascinated by the show. Brett and Corey were rapt for the first half but lost interest and became a little annoying in the 2nd half – you know fighting over who was going to sit where – Corey smashing his fingers into my glasses and trying to push them into my eye sockets etc….but I guess on the whole they were good. And no major tanty’s when I refused to spend my money on Disney merchandise – I mean come on – some examples for you – colouring book $9, gobstopper on  a stick with plastic mickey ears wrapper $6, a balloon $20, a cheap looking plastic sword $24!

we had some dimsims waiting for the train and just called that dinner as the kids were wrecked by the time we got home.

the people on the train were very patient as they were overtired and a little silly/naughty – they did improve a bit after a while and had people smiling at them but was glad to get them home and into bed.

plans for tomorrow – little boys to daycare, Owen with me. I need to do some work and get ready for the cybercrop tomorrow night (live from A Scrappe Angels Heaven in Werribee). Also need to find my belt that I picked up on the weekend and put somewhere……I need to dye it and put a buckle on it – omg we are leaving for the abbey in a week!

July 4, 2008 at 1:30 am 1 comment

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