holidays, scrapping and stuff

July 8, 2009 at 9:23 am (random things) (, , , , , )

Very excited at the moment, we have decided to go to the UK for Christmas! We have our flights booked and I’m currently busy in some of my spare time planning things.  Hopefully we’ll be able to go snowboarding in the New Year in France or Switzerland.  Can’t wait! I hope Mr Petit loves it as much as I love England and Europe.

I have been doing A LOT of scrapbooking at the moment, have really been neglecting my sewing and shops on etsy and made it but I’m just loving scraping presently.  I’ve been doing the Little Scrap Booking Shop’s 52 Pick Up challenges which are really really great.

On school holidays at the moment too, although still have plenty of school stuff to do.  Went to school today to work on my Level 3 Teacher application with a couple of other teachers who are doing it.  Such a lot of messing around but I guess long term it will be worth it!  Still plenty of planning for next term left to do too.  Arrrggghh…hope I fit in some more scrapping time!

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monday’s musings

April 28, 2009 at 9:20 am (business things, Hand made things by me, Loved) (, , , , , , , , )

I went back to work today – it actually wasn’t toooooo bad (just a few rather long meetings).  Looking forward to seeing my kids tomorrow but so much stuff on this term, it’s going to be REALLY busy.  I did a bit of sewing and added some new clutches to my Etsy shop which you can check out if you feel like browsing.

Creativity really seems to get a bit suffocated when I’m at work, usually so busy making ‘work’ things that I just can’t be bothered with more relaxing creating.  Lately I’ve been doing more knitting, which I’m really loving as, even with a slight complicated stitch pattern, you don’t have to concentrate THAT much (especially with scarves).  I never thought I’d be a knitter though, must be showing my age, although I’d like to think all my scarves are quite cool.  I’m about halfway though my latest creation – photos when complete, can’t wait to wear it – yay for winter coming (I’m sure I’ll be eating my words in a few weeks!).

No matter how busy I am with work, I still like to find time to do some creative cooking.  I’m currently cooking Beef Bourguignon which I saw on Food Safari the other night.  It just looked so good, although I have a few recipes for this already, Mr Petit was very keen on the one on tv so I found the recipe – http://www.sbs.com.au/food/recipe/103/Beef_bourguignon and it’s bubbling away on the stove now.  Crusty bread to serve with.  MMMM

My Beef Bourguignon in progress!

My Beef Bourguignon in progress!

Continuing in the French theme, I found these lovelies by New Zealand shop, Nostalgem.  Quite cute, yes?

Frenchie-theme stuff

Frenchie-theme stuff

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