Friday, December 31, 2010

A Pretty dolly

For Christmas
I made dollies for all the little girls 
in my family (6 in total).

The one pictured belongs to my two year old niece.
Isn't she beautiful, 
I love her pink polka dot stockings.
To make the dollies extra special, I Embroidered
a little heart with my nieces initial and
my name on her bottom.
I would love to get a photo of all the girls with there dollies together.

The dolly was made using this tutorial.
I also found inspiration from these dollies. 

Have a great weekend!

Christmas 2010

I hope you had the Merriest Christmas!!!
I don't know about you,
but for me Christmas flew by way to fast! 
Here's some photo's of our Christmas weekend
for you to enjoy...
 Our Christmas tree in a sea of presents
We had my sister and her family stay with 
us for the weekend.
 Our kids had so much fun, this was their first ever 
Christmas morning together. 

My girls received so many beautiful presents
Miss E, opening one of her many presents.
Miss E was delighted to add to her ever expanding 
Littlest Pet Shops (last count about 27).
Miss C opening her Tinkerbell scooter.
 Miss C Had a Tinkerbell Christmas
(90% of her presents), she must really love fairies.
Little princess opening Jesse, she had a Toy Story Christmas.
My Little princess really enjoyed opening her presents,
the minute she had open one she was off
looking for another.

 My sister's girls enjoying their presents, surrounded 
by wrapping paper
Little princess checking out her cousins presents.
My Hubby was happy to receive the
Die hard Quadrilogy.
 Hubby opening his present.

Later we all had a big family Christmas
lunch at my Brothers house, talk about a feast!
Prawns("yum"), ham, chicken, 
Potato salad, green salads
and lots of alcohol 
(My mum made Pina colada's, Yum!).

My brothers Kids opening their present I made them!
My nephew with his rocket pillow.
My niece with her dolly.

These Photo's were taken on boxing day, 
just before my sister went home.
Me and my Sis.
Our gorgeous girls (Little princess was asleep). 
I took these photo's on Monday afternoon,
just before my parents headed off on
their long drive home.
My Mum and Dad with my girls.
Little princess, my Mum and me
I didn't take as many photo's as I
normally would have(more time to enjoy my family).

We had such a wonderful day together, 
with lots of smiles, laughter, food and fun... 

Thursday, December 30, 2010

I've been featured!!!

I feel so Honoured,
to have these Lovely ladies feature 
my Star Christmas wreath on their blogs. 
Thanks so much!
Jennifer from Sunshine and Chaucer
Amie from Pinkapotamus

I'd also like to Thank everyone for the wonderful comments...

Wishing you a Happy New year
Rochelle xx

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Happy Birthday to me!!!

It's my Birthday Today!!!!
One year older & a little wiser (hopefully)?

I thought, I would share with you, 
the special and relaxing weekend,
   my amazing romantic Hubby treated me too..
My Birthday celebrations started on Saturday.
Hubby secretly arranged  for the girls to have a sleepover. 
After leaving the girls with my Auntie.
We headed to Ipswich, so that I could indulge 
in some crafty goodness 
Click to logo to visit their blog
Here's some photo's from the market
It's amazing and so inspiring to meet so many talented people.

After the market we ended up here
For a picnic...
We had prawns, salad, chicken (all prepared by my Hubby)
and a lovely bottle of wolfblass wine.

Later that evening my hubby whisped me away to a
Gold-class(dinner included) viewing of
Photo courtesy of event cinemas

the new Harry Potter movie.
Then to top it off, Hubby gave me to a candle lit massage,
followed by a bubbly spa bath,
a perfect end to such a wonderful day...
How he keep it secret, amazed me. 
Then today, I woke up to Hubby giving me 
a card and a copy of 
I spent the day painting and playing dolls with my girls.
I also got a lot of sewing done "YAY"
When Hubby came home from work, he treated me to 
Chinese for dinner. "Yum"

Happy Tuesday everyone, make it a good one. 

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Christmas Wreath

I finished this star wreath last night,

I love how it turned out!

Here's a quick tutorial.

1. Grab Kasiercraft BTP star wreath(no photo of packaging sorry)
separate pieces & sand to remove any rough edges. 
2. Gather your favourite supplies/tools
(paint, mod podge, paper,embellishments, 
ribbon & ink etc)
3. Paint backs & edges of the stars(I used Kaisercolor olive green) apply a second coat for a
deeper colour & allow to dry
4. Carefully cut paper (I used kaisercraft belle) 
& glue to stars
5. Sand/neaten edges of stars
6. Ink edges of stars to create depth.
7. Allow to dry completely
8. Arrange stars on wreath backing & glue once
your happy with their layout.
9 Add Some wooden flourishes (I used peace, hope & holly). Tie ribbon & glue them randomly in between the starsEmbellish as desired (I used kaisercraft pearls chino)
Patterns/tutorials are for personal home use only. Projects are not to be produced for commercial purposes, nor are they to be made into items for sale.

Linking to:
Not JUST A Housewife - Show me what  ya got!
Pinkapotamus - Pink hippo party!
Tatertots and Jello - Homemade gift ideas!
Embellishing Life - Craft catwalk! 
Vintage Wanna Bee - Talent Tuesday!!!
These Creative Juices - Letting the creative juices flow.
Free pretty things for you - Whatever you want wednesday
Sew Much Ado - We did it! wednesday
Blue Cricket Design - show and tell
My Backyard Eden - Make it yours day
Someday Crafts - Whatever Goes Wednesday.
Trendy Treehouse - Creative share blog hop.
Fireflies and Jellybeans - Show off your stuff.
Paisley Passion - Thrilling Thursday.
Fingerprints on the fridge - feature yourself friday.
My Romantic Home - Show and Tell Friday.
Paper Issues - Holiday hook-up
504 Main - tickled pink!
It's FUN to Craft - Look at me party!!!
A Vision to Remember -Check me out Saturday.
Young and Crafty - Scaptastic Saturday.
Be different Act normal - show and tell Saturday.
A little lovely - Saturday Soiree.
I heart naptime - Sundae scoop.
Under the table and Dreaming - Sunday showcase.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

I've been featured!!!


 I'm so Ecstatic!!!  Stephanie Lynn from Under the table and dreaming has featured my Christmas baubles in her Showcase Sneak Peek post.
I was so not expecting that...

Happy Tuesday everyone!!!  Make it a beautiful one...

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Christmas bauble tutorial

Look at what I made for my girls last night, Cute huh!
 Do you want to make some too?
Here's the ingredients you need.
 Paper mache balls, Scrapbook paper scraps, circle punch(medium), 
Mod podge, foam brush
 I also used  a spray bottle of water (this helped alot), my heat gun 
and sparkle mod podge (not pictured sorry)
 Punch lots and lots of circles...
 I sprayed my circles with water first, so they would 
conform to the ball easier.
 Start at the string and glue the circles on randomly, overlapping them slightly and painting mod podge over the paper circle as you go, until the ball completely covered.
I used my heat gun to speed up the drying process, just be careful not to
hold it in the same spot for to long. After leaving to dry for a while i did a final coat with sparkle mod podge to add a
little bit of girl glitter (not easy to see in the photos)
And here's the end result. You could also ribbon or embellish with
your child's name (that's what I'm going to do) the possibilities are endless.

This is my first tutorial, I hope you enjoyed it. 
Please let me know what you think, I would love some feedback.

**Disclaimer: For personal use ONLY. Please do not use this tutorial for monetary gain. If you would like to share this on you blog, please link back to this post and/or give proper credit where credit is due! 
Thank you!**

Weekend Bloggy Reading


Thursday, December 2, 2010

Rocket to dreamland

I made this rocket pillow,
for my nephew for Christmas.
It has a pocket on the one side, perfect for a special toy.
 To personalise it I appliqued his initial "J"
 The pattern is from this book
   it's fantastic... I will definitely be making a lot more of the projects.

Linking to 

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