Share your country swap

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I took part in Share your country swapThe aim is to send 5 things that symbolise the country you live in / were born in. I was paired up with Lee-Anne in South Africa

I wanted to send a few things that weren't to nic nacky but more practical and that were actually made in NZ (sadly this is much harder than you think)

 Here are the items I posted

100% pure NZ Wool- The Make Cafe
Pink Sistema
My favorite - Ecostore soap
Whittakers chocolate 
NZ calender 
For something made by me I crocheted using a dishcloth pattern adapted to fir in a hoop and then hand stitched it on to grey NZ merino knit fabric in the embroidery hoop. Love how it turned out!



my package I sent
It was so excited to get post from South Africa and was delighted with a package full of wonderful goodies- Thanks Lee-Anne!



Such an awesome swap thanks Kimberly for organising!!

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Birthday Fat Quarter Club

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I signed up with 9 other lovelies to be a part of the Birthday Fat Quarter Club.

The basic idea is on the person's birthday you send a fq. My birthday was first on the list of 10 lovely ladies this year!

It was very hard to have packages waiting for me and to NOT OPEN THEM till my birthday.


I was so spoilt to receive such wonderful packages (chocolate and fabric!!!) and all of them with a cute note and a happy birthday!! I was even lucky enough to get the same fq of fabric from 2 different ladies.

from Leonie 

from Angela
from Leonie
from Angie in Western Australia
from Juliet
from Lisa
from Fiona
from Cat
Feeling very loved by such wonderful ladies!!! Now getting ready to send post to the next lovely on the birthday list.
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Project Life 2014 Week Eleven

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This week was my birthday week! I had an awesome birthday and was very spoilt from the boys. I am really enjoying this warm weather when we have had it but trying not to think about the cooler weather coming our way.



I asked Master W if he would like to draw something and he was super happy to use my special pens. He drew me a nice angry birds picture and wrote his name.




week 11


I am really enjoying seeing the binder slowly fill up with complete pages


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family moments

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Every night we read to the boys before bed. We are currently 90% of the way through reading the BFG. The boys are loving it and of course hearing the word whizzpopper is of course hilarious!! The sun setting in the evenings at the moment make our bedroom glow. A perfect space for night time reading.





I finally managed to get a photo of us all together- such awesome memories.
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Project Life 2014 Week Ten

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This week has had the worst rain in 100 years it was reported. We thankfully got off lightly- we still had a back yard of water and front yard flood but it was okay. We were safe and warm.


Many of the photos this week are weather related. I was so glad when the sun finally came out and the rain stopped!




Week 10



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Project Life 2014 Week Nine

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Finally getting around to posting and finishing week 9's pages. The week was a little bit busy with Master B's 7th Birthday and his hulk party


I got ahead of myself and went and got photos printed on the Saturday afternoon and left 2 6x4 spaces free for 2 photos from the Sunday and a space for writing about the week. The downside is having to wait a whole week to print out the two I needed with the next week's photos.




Week 9



Feels good to have it up to date!
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Hulk Birthday Party

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Master B celebrated his 7th Birthday! He decided he wanted a Hulk party so he choose 7 friends and they came over to have a Hulk Party.


The biggest find getting ready for the party was all the white tops. They were priced at $4 from Kmart but when I got to the checkout to buy them they all scanned up at 50c each! Lets say I was doing a happy dance inside. I spent a grand total on all 8 tops of $4.

The fabric paint was from the Make Cafe and I brought it in black and green.


I found a green table cloth, straws, plates, forks, napkins and cups. Such a super simple way to theme the party with it not branded with the hulk it was still just as effective for a fraction of the cost.
I found this hair and eye hulk image here and just made the image large enough to fit on a child's top and printed it out. I used the image as a stencil by cutting it out and hand painting on 8 hulk face's.



We found an awesome hulk mask for Master B for his birthday- He loves it!


A hulk figurine was the last resort after not being able to locally find a cake hulk image to put on his cake. So super easy and of course he now has a hulk figurine to play with.


We coloured  the cake and  cupcakes with green colouring and made the icing green. If you are looking for a great food colouring check out Wilton Icing. I used it for the cake, cupcakes and icing and it didn't go everywhere and stain the kids faces and clothing.

Painting of the tops was really fun and it was great to stand back and watch. The kids loved putting them on and they were all really proud of their own creations.






Master W wearing his Hulk top


This top was Master B's creation! The only child to fully paint his top green. I have since re painted the hair and eyes on it for him- more so it doesn't look like a giant blob of green.



It was a very fun Hulk Party!
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