Another baby set I made this time with a blanket

Okay I made this one for a coworkers' granddaughter's baby doll. The jacket is from Bev's site, the hat is also from her site the pattern is called, 'Teresa's 10 minute hats' and it takes on ten minutes. The booties are a pattern from a site called, 'Loving Hugs' the blanket is a rectangle granny square and the pattern came from a lady's blog called ErinLindsey's Pile of Yarn Granny Square pattern. Not only does she have the pattern but she also has pics which sometimes I would love to have both a pic and a pattern.
This is just a pic of the blanket I can't remember how long and wide it is but it would've made a nice baby blanket as well.

Two outfits I made to brighten a little girls' xmas

Okay this doll was once Lucys' but when I told her I was looking for a toy for a little girl for xmas, we both went thru her toys and she pulled out this doll and said that the little girl could have it for xmas. So of course I had to make a couple of outfits for it. This outfit I came up with on my own, ya know my own design the booties came from Abigail Goss' site called Crotiques(I think) and they are called 'sockies'. The hat is from Bev's site and the pattern is called 'Teresa's ten minute hat in which it did only take ten minutes to do. Here she is in her outfit and the back is closed in snaps which this was the first time doing snaps for me. It's not so bad doing snaps.
Here is the second outfit I made. The top I redid it with a pattern from a site called 'Angelcrafts' and the pattern is called 'Eyelet Shell Angel Top'. The pants I did myself I just added a big elastic band for the waist. The booties are once again from Abigail Goss's site the pattern is called 'Sockies'. The hat is a pattern from The Crochet Garden and the pattern is called, 'Tiny Blossoms Precious Preemie Hat' and it was very easy. The hat has ties for the child to tie the hat on the baby doll. I also gave the little girl who is 5 some crayons, a coloring book,the two outfits that came with the doll, a blanket for herself, A outfit I bought her from my job, and a nice bag to hold it all in. It was a Mudd bag I had that I used to use as Lucys' diaper bag so of course I kept it in great shape. I should be getting a thank you note from them and Ihope she liked her gifts.

My Little Pony Clothes I made much thanx to Christina

Here is the clothes I made for Lucy. The patterns are from Christina's site. I still have three more pieces to make for her pony. I may buy her more and make them all something.
If you noticed I have two Bratz Babyz dolls they stand about 4.5 inches high. I am trying to find a way to make clothes for them to cover them up b/c the clothes thayhave for them at the stores are kind of expensive so I rather make them instead. If anyone have and ideas let me know.

Matching Ponchos

Here are the ponchos I made for me and my little one to wear for our pics we're taking Here we are in one of the poses in our ponchos.

2 Baby Sets I Made

This one I made for a co-worker whose neice just had a baby girl on the 18th
This one I made for a co-worker whose grandson wife just had a baby girl in Aug. I got the pattern off of Bev's site, they are pretty easy to make once you get into the hang of making them.

Slack I know!!!!

It's only a new blog and already I am slacking off. I have just been so busy at work lately and by the time I get home I just don't have the energy to do anything - besides I have to fight for time on the computer. Adrian has turned into an e-bay junkie!!

An update;
I have made it through to the third stage of the Scrapboxx Design Team search - the challenge to go onto the next round is using one product in three different ways - I have a few ideas on how I am going to do this - but I am keeping it hush hush for now. Keep your fingers crossed for me. The LO that I entered for the second round is the one of Elana titled "Just Blooming".

I have done my LO for the Chooks Survivor Challenge - it is the one of Jasmine dressed up in her bridemaid's dress - Titled "There are Fairies at the Bottom of my Garden" I had fun doing this one and am happy with how it has turned out. Although this scan doesn't do the colours any justice.

I am currently working on some Halloween LOs for the Scrappers Stash - where I am a Design Team Member. I have done this really funky LO of one of my new kitties "Gizmo" I can't upload it here just yet as it has to go onto the Scrappers Stash site first. Follow this link and you should be able to see it shortly.

Scrapboxx Search for a Design Member Comp

Well the wait is killing me - I have made it through round one, and not with one of my better LO, it's okay but I have done heaps better - now I am just waiting to see if I make it through to round two. I keep login in to see if there has been any updates - but no such luck yet.

For those who don't know Scrapboxx is looking for a new Design Team Member and they are running a competition of elmination through challenges. The first challenge was to make a Layout with a budget of $5 - it is harder than it sounds. There where heaps of great Layouts entered and 96 of us went through to the second round (Secretly I think that all that entered made it through to the second round). The second challenge was to design and use your own sketch for a LO. I actuall ended up loving how my sketch turned out - it is very adaptable - I have even used it a few times since to do a few LO. I am patting myself on the back for the sketch - now fingers crossed that those who are voting like it too.


I recieved a good news e-mail, telling me that one of my Layouts that I submitted to SM has been accepted. Now all i have to do is a material list, a hand hint, package it up and send it off to them. Wahoo - if the quality is what they are expecting it will get printed. I am so excited, it will be my first LO in a magazine. I have had one offer before but I decided not to submit it as I held it off for the A to Z ForKeeps competition instead - not that I won it. This is the layout here.

It was taken when I was in Darwin early this year - love going to Darwin for Winter - the weather is just right for me. It is a photo of me on Mindle Beach - taken whilst we where watching the sunset and eating yummy food from the markets.

National Walk to Work Day

As it is National Walk to Work Day the Navy here in WA are for the first time (I think ever) they are closing off the causeway and bridge onto Garden Island and you can actually walk across it. The road is going to be closed for an hour or so and the Navy is provinding a bus to take everyone off the island and then they all walk back. It is such a nice day today that it should be a great walk in the sun. Pitty I forgot the camera - it would have been greatto get some shots of the island from the top of the bridge.

Chook Scraps Survivor and more.

Have you heard about the Chook Scraps Survivor Challenge yet?? There are well over fifty scrappers taking part in it. It is based on the TV show Survivor - we have to vote people out after each round of entries - this could get quite scarey!!! You can find more information here;
Anyway the first challenge is a sketch challenge, I sat down last night to actually do some of it and all I got done was that I printed off the photos that I think I am going to use. . . . . well it's a start.
Jodi, Aidan and Joshua came over yesterday afternoon - Aidan saw the huge stuffed Dragon that I won at the Perth Show and he thought it was fantastic. It is about the same size as he is (Aidan is two) and is bright red. I am going to have to get some photos of the boys with it. Although Aidan didn't understand it was a Dragon - to him it is a "Din - o - sores". It should make a great Layout.
Well Nanook has finally settled down for the moment - poor boy he doesn't know what is going on - both Sharnii and little Tiara came into heat within a week of each other, so we have been playing musical dog - swapping them around here there and every where to keep them apart. Not to mention that Nanook had a trip to the vet in this time and had to get some lumps cut out of his "male lumps". Even though he has five or so stiches in a tender area - he still wants to use it!!!!!!
I have made some little pants for both Sharnii and Tiara to wear around inside the house - as you can imagine it can get a bit yucky with two girls on heat (it even gets gross with just one on heat!!). The girls do look cute in their little panties - maybe a photo is in order???
Tom - Adrian's father rang up last night. He was telling me about his house, after years and years of living in it he and Peta (Adrian's sister) have decided to do it up. They have had new screens put on, a new patio, new renavations done in the bathroom and toilet and new paint - but I don't think it is going to stop there - the kitchen is next. I don't think Adrian and I will recognise the house when we eventually get over to Queensland for a hoilday.
My Mum and Dad away from home again - this time they are in Townsville visiting my three very cute nieces - oh and my Brother and Sister-in-law too!!!! Michael (my brother) and Louise (my sister-in-law) took off to Cairns for a week with Jordan (the youngest girl) and Mum and Dad looked after Jasmine and Elana. I think they all enjoyed themselves.

First Layouts uploaded

Okay I did a CyberCrop on the weekend at Every Moment Matters here is the link to the site if you are interested.

I entered two of the challenges and even won one!!! Wahoo - can you guess which one I won with??? I won with Fairytales!!!!
The challenge was to use yellow and a keepsake. Well you can see that I used a yellow and pink colour combination and the keepsakes that I used was the frangipani - it was a napkin ring on the tables at the wedding, the smaller frangipanis on the cardboard where from the front of the wedding invitaions and the verse is the one that I wrote for the inside of the wedding invite.
The other challenge that I entered was a name challenge you had to do a Layout explaining a name and why it was chosen - I did a layout of Gizmo (my Devon Rex cat) and Tiara (my Alaskan Malamute) and in the journalling I explained why I had picked their names.



This is the latest fur baby to join our home. Her name is Tiara - she is currently seven month old a little bit older than here in her photo. She has already gotten a first in a Spitz Show in the Malamute Puppy Group. I am hoping she will do lots more.
Tiara is a good natured pup - she absolutely idolises her father - Nanook. Tiara is one of 13 pups born, unfortunatly only 12 lived - the smallest little boy got granted wings and meet the angels.
Tiara is a sable malamute and takes after her Mum - Sharnii in looks and her father in personality and nosie. Both Tiara and Nanook can howl the place down.

Do not be fooled by her cute and inocent look - she is a trouble maker and loves to cause havoc.

Just playing around

Okay I am uploading some more photos - just trying to get this blog to have a bit of personality about it and to give you an idea of me.
This photo is of Adrian and I take at our wedding - the photographer is Tanya Mayer and she did a wonderful job on all the photos.

First Ever Post

Well I always said that I would not "get into" this blogging thing - and look at me now!!! My first ever entry. This is a huge step for me as I am so computer challenged it isn't funny - but what the heck here I am.
I have or am in the process of setting up this blog as a place to keep in touch with family, friends and anyone else who stops by. It is my little spot where I will upload my latest scrapping layouts and share some antics (hopefully funny ones) and photos of my home zoo.
For those who are just getting to know me I'll tell you a little about myself - I am currently living in WA, have a darling husband - we are both in the Navy so we tend to travel around a lot. No kids - maybe one day. The zoo tends to keep us busy as it is. Currently we have three Malamutes Nanook, Sharnii and Tiara - I am a registered breeder so every now and then we have a lot more little pups running around the place. We have one Devon Rex cat called Gizmo and another on the way - she is currently with her breeder and we are waiting for her to get a bit older before she joins our zoo. Adrian is a keen bird lover so we have a backyard fully of rainbow lorikeets at last count we had 14 lorikeets and that isn't counting the babies!!!
Well that's it for my first posting - I am off to see if I can work out how to individualise this blog and make it more me!!

Well I have managed to work out how to upload photos - take a look at the first one - it is of my two fur babies, Nanook and Sharnii.

Ugh what a tragedy

Well it was for me anywayz. My precious monitor konked out on me today. I only had the computer for two years so there shouldn't have been any reason for it to konk out but it did. I even hooked it up to my mom's computer and it lasted for about twenty minutes and then it just went blank. I had to buy another one for $60 at a computer store and it is bigger, 19" screen and I like it but next time I am getting either a laptop or a flat panel monitor. I don't know if a laptop can hold as much memory as a desktop comp but if it can I am moving to that.

Look at what I made Yay!! And now she has a hat!!!

Here is the first outfit I made for a doll. It's basically all hdc's, and the straps are sc's. The bottom of the top is grannies and the bottom of the pants are two dc's in each stitch. The waist of the pants are dc's and a drawstring to keep them up. I'm now going to make and outfit for a Cabbage Patch doll since I know I can make doll clothes.

and here she is with her hat. I got the pattern from Christina's site the only difference was I didn't put the straps on it.

Gifts given to me by my Elf

These are two Fairies given to me by my Elf on Crochetville and also the postcard too. I love Fairies and I like to get postcards too. One of them, my elf said is a sprite waiting to get her wings so she is sitting there watching lol.

Two new things to add

Here is some yarn I got from my FGM on Crochetville I needed more of the purplie color the other I'm glad to get too. I am making an outfit out of the purple color and will post it as soon as I am done, thanx FGM!Also my good friend is on the road with her husband and she sent me a postcard to let me know she is still thinking about me yay, I love her lots, thanx so much Tina luv ya back.

another square to add to my collection

Here ia another square to add to my collection of squares. It was done by my good friend's son. He made me one before and now here is the second one from him, isn't it nice?

Trying Sushi for the first time

this is me eating the yummy stuff mmm mmm good lol
Here are those yummy rolls, I like how colorful they are don't you? Mines had beef, crab, cucumber, sweet pickles, fried tofu, spinach, the rice, and the seaweed it's wrapped in. It was altogether yummy.

One more square

Here is one more square to add so far to my collection. I got this pattern from Mommachelle's pattern called 'Child's Sweater Jacket' this is the back of the jacket so I just made a square out of it I like the way this turned out.

Some squares I have so far

These two squares were made by a really good friend of mine she is also my swap partner.
This one is called Drop in the Bucket square it was really for me to make and I love the design of it.
This oneis called a Friendship square it wasn't that hard to make either but you can't see the pattern though, oh well I love the color of it though.
This square was made by my good friend and swap partners' son he did awesome if you ask me
This square I did is called a Chain Granny it came off of Dayna's crochet site it was really easy to make and I may go back to her site to make more of her squares. Once I get enough squares I will make an afghan.

Here is an angel for a Friend

Here she is before joining, her wings look like a butterfly to me.
Here she is after joining, she is on top my computer lol. The next one is her close up. This is a Angel I made for a really good friend of mine. She is going to put it in her prayer room once she gets it. Isn't she a cutie pie?

Here are two more things I made from Luv2 Crochet

here is the full skirt halter kind of big but it is size 3/4
the back of the sweater jacket which I meant to put it second
The front of the sweater jacket which I meant to put first one day I'll get it right lol. I put a tie on the front of it I still can't do buttons that well yet lol. I love how both of these projects turned out.

Here is the Summer Brights Halter

Well I meant make the top one the front but oh well it's okay. This what the top looks like on my little one. It's a pattern from Mommochelle's Luv 2 Crochet site but I will be doing more patterns by her.

Lucy in her outfit

okay this is her in the outfit that I made. The only thing I have to do is close it a little more on the sides but other then that it's perfect for her.

Here's the first Out fit made with no pattern

well here is the halter top and skirt I made for my little one. The top I just took a granny triangle and double crocheted and added shells around it and for the skirt I used two granny triangles and joined them and alternated sc's and dc's and then for the last dc at the top I chained I think 250 and weaved that through for a drawstring. I just got to get a pic of Lucy in it now.

After dyeing

This it after dyeing it only the middle yarn dyed I kind of did that on purpose. I love the way it turned out. Now I hope it will go back to the size it was before I dyed it for if it doesn't then Lucy will not be able to fit it. Posted by Picasa