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Meet Pinky...

Pinky is Wee Bunny No 1.

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Long story as to how Pinky the Wee Bunny came to our house yesterday afternoon.

While I was reading a few blogs yesterday, I found on Jen's blog (a blog I love reading) a link (among many) to Wee Wonderfuls.

OK, then while reading Rach's blog who had just returned from the craft fair on the Gold Coast with her Amy Butler fabric stash, she had a link to Wee Bunny which happened to be a free down-loadable pattern from the same Wee Wonderfuls blog I was looking at earlier in the day (and totally missed seeing Wee Bunny).

Too many signs leading me to that blog, I just had to print out the pattern. Sooo somewhere in between a piano lesson and soccer training (that bit of spare time when I should have been cooking something nutritious for dinner), I sat at the sewing machine with two girls glued to either side of me as Wee Bunny No 1 was sewn, stuffed and finished.

Stay tuned for Wee Bunny No 2 (Phoebe has picked out her favourite Amy Butler fabric combo). Emily has taken Pinky the Wee Bunny to school today, so I'm just waiting for a flood of requests for more Wee Bunnies from school friends.

I think everyone needs a Wee Bunny or two in their lives...

Rach, I'm looking forward to seeing your Wee Bunny very soon :-)))

Have a good Thursday everyone.

Fiona x


Paper Salon

I was asked to made a few projects for a Paper Salon products challenge in the latest Scrapbooking Memories. The theme for my projects was Easter. I made a few cards, a set of paper flower accents and a bunny photo frame (for little Butterscotch).

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Take a look at Paper Salon's lovely website, they have products for cardmaking (stamps, ink pad, cards, envelope inserts and paper pads) and they have now released 12x12 scrapbooking papers.

Thanks for looking

Fiona x


Scrapbooking Memories

The theme for my latest Step by Step in Scrapbooking Memories was "inspired by advertising jingles". At first I found this theme a bit challenging, but once I started looking through photos and humming tunes, it thankfully came together.

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"My Sydney", this was the step by step layout, details in the magazine. This photo is one of my new favourite photos. I took this photo during the night excursion on my photography course last year. (The photography course I took through Forever Always).

Below are the gallery layouts for this step by step.

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Zoomzoomzoomdetail A detailed photo of the layout below.

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Thanks for looking.

Fiona x


Bandaged Bubbles

Our quiet, peaceful Saturday morning was disturbed by the one and only Bubbles.

This morning Phoebe appeared with Bubbles in her arms with blood all over her little paw. We raced her to the vets, which is thankfully at the end of our street. A broken claw/nail was the cause. Won't go into details. Bubbles was cleaned up, checked and bandaged. Our challenge is to keep the bandage on for 24 hours. This will be interesting as all rabbits do is eat anything and everything that is near to them. Bubbles has been caught several times during the day tugging madly at the yellow bandage. Poor little thing. The vet has promised a full recovery.

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Have a good Saturday everyone!

Fiona x


Scrapabout Australia class sneak peak

I dropped my layout sample into Scrapabout Australia yesterday. The shop's first birthday will be celebrated in April and Leanne has asked a few girls to teach a lesson or two at her shop during April. Thank you Leanne for asking me to teach and including me in your class line-up.

The details for my class are: Wednesday 12 April 2006, from 7pm to 9pm.

And here's a very small sneak peek of my class layout. It is a double layout and the theme is celebrations. My sample page is a birthday party layout.

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Hope to see you there!

Bye for now.

Fiona x


Scrapilicious Tassie Retreat

I have just spent a gorgeous weekend in Tasmania teaching two classes at the Scrapilicious Tassie Retreat.

Sarah and Melissa organised a fantastic weekend. Congratulations to you both, lots of fun games (with lots of prizes), layout competitions (which Rach and I had such a hard time judging there were so many beautiful layouts), plenty of scrapping and lots of yummy food (very important).

I'd like to thank Sarah and Melissa for inviting me to teach at their retreat and for being marvellous helpers during my classes. I had a ball. Loved spending time with you both.

To the lovely ladies who attended the retreat, thank you for being so friendly and welcoming! You should be very proud of your scrapbooking, there was so much talent in the room.

I'd like to thank a lovely lady, Tammy, who bought my girls Cadbury chocolate (one of every colour!) as a gift. Thank you so much Tammy! The girls eyes nearly popped out of their heads last night when I showed them the bag of chocolate!

It was great to spend the weekend catching up with Rachel. Rach delivered two talks about photography and printing techniques.

I did pack my bed socks in anticipation it was going to be cold, but the weather was great, no bed socks needed at night. In fact, on Sunday it reached 28 degrees!

Below are a few photos below from the retreat. Rach took many more, which she's going to send to me when she gets home - maybe she'll share a few on her blog.

Blog_retreat This was the scrapping area for the weekend. Rach took this during my layout class.

Blog_retreat_2 Me - next to the layout class samples. Photo by Rach.

Blog_retreat_4 Scones and jam for afternoon tea :-)) Photo by Rachel. I handed Rach my camera to take some photos during my class, this is one of the photos I found when I downloaded them today!

Blog_retreat_5 Beautiful Roche's Beach. The retreat was held at Camp Orana at Landerdale and the property backed on to this beach, a very relaxing place for an afternoon walk. I actually took this photo!

Bye for now.

Fiona x


Scrapilicious Tassie Retreat sneak peek

I'm travelling to Tassie on Friday morning to teach at the Scrapilicious Tassie Retreat (as mentioned in my post below).

Below is a little sneak peek of the projects I'll be teaching at the retreat this weekend.

I love planning classes, making the projects, writing the class notes, and then finally teaching the classes. A lot of time and effort goes into class preparations. I've enjoyed working with Mel Goodsell, she has been fantastic to work with, and has worked hard kitting the classes ready for the weekend.

Lovelayoutblog_2 Lots of Lovin' is what the layout class is all about.

Minibookblog In the second class we will be making a mini book using the gorgeous Scenic Route papers, lots of ribbons and a few other bits and pieces.

I'm so looking forward to meeting all the ladies this weekend, meeting Sarah, seeing Mel and Rach again.....

Only two days to go!

Bye for now

Fiona x


In the middle of a busy week

It's been a busy week, lots of work that needed to be completed.

Here's a bit of news for this week....

I'm travelling to Hobart on Friday morning to teach at the Scrapilicious Tassie Retreat, organised by Melissa G and Sarah, owners of Scrapilicious (scrap store) in Hobart. So I've been busy finalising the two classes for the retreat with Mel.

There also seemed to be numerous school/girls activities to be fitted into the schedule.

Busy, busy, busy....

Fiona