Monday, December 29, 2008

what a glorious day

We all had a fabulous xmas - we spent it with my lil sis and my brother & his fam and my mum. While there i had heaps of cuddles of the new babe... M ... he is so cute, i also got lots of squishy hugs from his little brother lumpy - isn't he just adorable & oh so photogenic - i got lots of fun pics of him too - he loves water and getting his pic taken - wonder how long that will last for you lil sis? - We got to bring home with us the big brother of those two - sketti, he has been having a ball with my two peeps, swimming and playing soccer and cricket & the Wii... he gets to stay and play for the whole week so i hope his brothers are missing him - i think he misses them.

My lil sis and her newest addition - number 3 - i am still waiting on her to clarify his cutesy nickname - we told her to call him meatball - lol - as she already has sketti & lumpy.

Isn't he too cute - this is lumpy - i got lots of great shots of him - he has the bestest expressions - priceless and oh so cute

Okay this is old matey - down at Grandma & Poppys place yesterday - he was running out to go play soccer - check out the new shirt - "rules are for fools" -- guess he is the fool...but a cute one.

So not a lot of scrapping from me - and i haven't posted off what i had intended to - time has surely flown. I have fixed my sewing machine program and have sewn the wings that i was rambling on about - love them - will create something with them so that you can see how they can be used....then i have to cost them out to see what i can sell them for. I have sewn them on to some pearlized organza with shiny rayon thread. Some colors were variegated and the others weren't. One set of the wings were a font - pea stacy doodles i think - it converted nicely in the program and stitched out well.

variegated green set.

two different sizes of the gold set

the pea stacey doodle set

this set are my fave - they are quite large and would suit a fabric doll or large mixed media project.

this is two sizes of the pink set - the same style as the variegated green set.

This afternooon I had a great chat to my friend Beck - who i have missed terribly... and have been a naughty girl as i still have not posted off my mini album in her swap... i will be working on her album tommorow while the peeps go swimming - and then i can bundle it all off to post to Jo -- bet you will be glad to get these babies moving along - they look awesome......... i will update with journal pics as soon as i have finished.

I also had a bit of a chinwag to Tanyah from and she was kind enough to let me know that there are only a couple of days left of her Mega sale if you are interested in anything crafty. Also Michelle Jamieson's kit with a new example is up on her blog - and i had a fun chat about what i will be creating for my turn in February... can't wait. Also thank you Tanyah for the blog thingy on your blog - i am a shocker for those things so thank you for choosing me.

The Challenge 12 group has taken its final photograph for 2008 - its a self portrait. I just wanted to thank Donna for including me in with this fun group of funky women - i had a heap of fun - it was great to to see each persons take on the fantastic themes each week. Thanks Don for the ride - i had a blast - your the best.

oh yeah - i had a bit of fun with this self portrait - and i had fun in photoshop too - although i did not realise that my colours would turn out so bright - all too cool - well i am aren't i !!!

so i do hope all my friends and readers have had an awesome christmas full of love and good cheer - and you all have big plans to ring in 2009 - may it be all that you hope it to be and remember ......

Have a good one!


Tanyah Payne said...

Fantastic Pics Trace, Oh I really really really Love thouse butterfly wings!....We need them in a kit! hint hint!....vrey nice!

luv tanXx

ScrapManda said...

Sounds like a perfect Christmas! Gorgeous new nephew! Beaut butterfly wings! Lovin' the floro Tiddly!!! LOL! Happy NYE!

Donna said...

And thank you for being so comitted too! I haven't yet told you how much I LOVED your portrait photo! You must tell me one day how you did that too! It truly does capture you - funky wild woman! And I love the look of those wings as well - are you planning on selling them? Let's know - Hope your New Year is full of great adventures and wonderful memories. Here's to wonderful women! X D