Archive for June, 2006



June 30, 2006

… is the theme this week at blue bazaar. both my grandmother & mother are amazing seamstresses who have made everything from playclothes to ballgowns & quilts over the years. their work was always meticulous & the attention to detail impressive. this week’s theme is a tribute to them & indeed to my whole family – they make my life rich & complete. PS. i used MM boho papers to make a quilt using a log cabin design & stitched it together with DH’s gran’s old singer machine.


materials: mm boho papers, mm paint, mm tiny boho letters, CBX wooden frames, pressed petals chip chatter lettering, machine stitching.

photos are from top left: my brother sister & i on my 1st day of school; my mother, grandmother & great-grandmother with us three kids when i was a baby; my granbparents & dad’s extended family; my siblings & their families on my wedding day; our family last xmas; madi & bear xmas 2003.

i adapted one of maya angelo’s poems for the journalling: my family is a precious thread refining, enriching & strengthening the fabric of my life.


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June 23, 2006

… is this week’s theme at Blue Bazaar. i had a tonne of fun with this one! the photo was taken last week while we were in melbourne (visiting michael’s grandmother). i’ve always wanted to see the Brighton beach houses so we arranged to meet michael’s cousin & his family for dinner – fish & chips on the beach at brighton! unfortunately sunset arrives in melbourne a whole lot earlier than it does here – so even tho it was only 5ish when we got off the train, it was already almost sunset & we had quite a walk to get to the beachhouses. but … the vision of the brightly painted beach houses against the backdrop of the city & the amazing sunset was well worth the effort!


materials: DB bazzil, heidi swapp tape, mm ribbon, basic grey lettering

photo info: used curves to adjust colour, then applied the poster edges filter & printed on canvas.

i think i’ll get the image enlarged & printed on canvas for our house too!


favourite photo

June 2, 2006

… is this week’s theme at blue bazaar & it was too hard to choose between photos of madi & bear! so i decided to scrap this photo from when i was little (approx 5 yrs) i still remember how much i loved that little dress! i’d been thinking about creating another poppet page & this was the perfect opportunity to do it!


materials: sonnets & we R memory keepers paper (both sides!) used the back (yellow) side for the journalling. distress ink, CBX stencil, brads. quote by thoreau is advice to my 5YO self & good advice now too!