Tuesday, November 9, 2010

A quick trip…(part 1)

Last weekend we had a sneaky weekend away. It was lovely and absolutely needed by all of us!


We took the ‘back way’ to the Hunter Valley, travelling up the Putty Road. It was a beautiful and very scenic route.


I’m not usually a fan of this winding kind of road when G is at the wheel, but I really enjoyed this trip.


We made  a few stops along the way. Especially when we came across something interesting or unusual. This Tin Man was located at the site of the original Halfway Roadhouse (which sadly burnt down in 2009).


This petrol bowser was a left over from the fire.


At the turn off to Pokolbin we came across this important, sobering memorial.

I come from a family of truck drivers. My brother is a truck driver with a young family. Thankfully we have never lost one of our men folk in a truck driving accident. But we know of the hard work, long hours and close calls these people face. Our thoughts were with these men’s families.


A little further up the road we finally hit the wineries!

And I fell in love…

Cupcakes Galore when Miss K turned 4

This past weekend my baby celebrated her 4th birthday!

She requested cupcakes for preschool. One for each of her 35 classmates!


“Pink of course Mum” was the response when I asked what colour – silly me! But I couldn’t resist these little alligators :)

My very talented friend Mel.H. came to the rescue with the baking of another 25 cupcakes for our family party – thank heavens for Mel :) - plus her cupcakes are actually butter muffins and oh so delicious!!


All we had to do was ice and decorate! I found these perfect little fairies at Woolworths and Miss K decided some fairy dust  was the perfect finish!

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

It’s been how long?

Hello there, not sure if you remember me? My name’s Renae, I blog here occasionally. No? Well I can’t say I blame you. Its been exactly 12 months since I last posted. Can you believe it? Time sure does fly.

So what have I been up to in the past year I hear you ask.

A number of my projects have been finished and a few more have been added to the list. Craft is kind of like that; you finish one and have two more to take it’s place.

Today I want to share the finished Andy – you may remember him from my first post way back when ::


The Library Staff and I were creating this little fellow for the lovely Vajira who was expecting her fist baby. Everyone contributed by sewing one part of the bear.


Wendy did this gorgeous embroidery on both feet pads.


I jointed and stuffed him and did the nose.


We were all proud of the end result! And Vajira was so happy with her little bear – who she named Allen (after the library).

I’m also happy to report that Vajira had a gorgeous baby boy named Sohan – who has already turned one!