Tuesday, 27 January 2009

Bits and Bobs!!

It doesn't take much to get me excited these days, a little trip to Spotlight Craft Shop for some supplies. Can you see a colour theme going on here!! I am so excited because I bought Mod Podge for the very first time!!! You might not believe this but I had never heard of it until I started blogging. Oh Mod Podge where have you been all my crafting life???


I have switched my first colour love of pink back to red. Red is just darker pink anyway! I am just loving having 'pops' of colour around the house. The dresser is the dining area is one of my favourite spots at the moment. Its all about the colour!!!


I looked after my friend Nancy's girls on Sunday afternoon while she prepared a feast for their Chinese New Year's Eve. My child minding turned into another little 'learn to sew school'!! Here are the girls with the lavender hearts they stitched together using fun felt, embroidery floss and a button!


Yesterday I spent the day preparing for my new Korean home stay son and loading items to sell on Trade Me and the Rose Room website.

Today the Princess has a little friend over to play, they are downstairs with the Barbies. We raced around like mad things this morning posting parcels and buying a new school bag and school stationary. The Princess is going to a different school this year. We have been lucky enough to get her into a lovely and hard to get into Christian School. It is much smaller than where she was and is more family orientated.

For the rest of the day I am going to continue with my stock updates and make a few more fabric flower pins before I move on the next project.

Check out the One World - One Heart international blog giveaway event if you haven't already. There are 600+ participants all with fabulous giveaways. Its incredible!

If you want to enter my giveaway click and comment this post right here! I have never had so many comments in all of my blogging life!!!

Take care and bye for now

Rachaelxo

23 comments:

Lori said...

your hutch looks so pretty!!! i love the scale in there and the wicker basket...your blue chair is really gorgeous too:)

what cute girls!!!

Kerryanne English said...

Aahhhhh Spotlight therapy....we all love that!!
Hugs,
Kerryanne

Our Home Schooler and Jen said...

I might have to get some Mod Podge this year

Ive always liked Red

the Rose Room website looks real nice :)

Jen

Ele at abitofpinkheaven said...

I love the pop of red with that turquoise colored scale. You are such a good mom. Sharing crafts and sewing with these little girls is something they will never forget. I love modge podge, but am so sloppy at it that I get it all over my fingers! How does this happen when I use a brush?

Linda said...

What cute girls and their hearts are darling. I love the red heart hanging from your hutch and what a neat scale. I used Mod Podge for the first time last year and make a Halloween tray...fun stuff...hugs, Linda

LiLi M. said...

It's amazing isn't it the huge succes of owoh. I joined the caravan on Sunday, and I'm over a 100 comments already! Kind of addictive too.
I love your dresser, and the cheery girls with their hearts. Good luck on selling!

Muriel (Wipneus) said...

Love the scale and chair!

The girls are so cute!!
Hugs

thriftymrs said...

Love your dresser, it's so pretty.
Such sweet girls too.

Sugar Bear said...

You will love Mod Podge! Such a versatile product. I love your hutch piece.
Karla

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

I love the reds with the aquas! So pretty!

50sgal said...

what a pretty display in your dinning room. I love that you taught your friends children to sew. Such an important lesson. Since travelling back to 1955 I have learned how many skills I am lacking in in the homecare department, but am learning, quickly. Nice blog.

Meredith Teagarden said...

I love the hutch! of course I should know you love red and pink Me too :)!

Cute girls over at your place. Isn't it nice to feel good about where the princess will be in school?!

Danette said...

I love the dresser with all the pretties! I too am a RED lover & like you said it's just another shade of pink. Your friends children are beautiful.
Good luck to the Princess in her lovely new Christian school!!!:)
So glad she gets to go.
Enjoy all your bits and bobs! I have loved Mod Podge since forever!

Amy said...

That's so cool you're teaching the girls to sew, sewing is a lost art...

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

I love Mod Podge, toO! Your hutch looks lovely ~ the red does pop!!

I left an award for you on my blog post today!

Big TX Hugs,
Stephanie
Angelic Accents

Lilla said...

Nice to meet you. Where in Auckland are you?
I shop there once a year.
Been to Ribbon Rose on Ladys Mile and a vintage shop in Mt. Albert I think.
Back and forth from the Islands. Thanks for stopping by my blog
aloha Lilla

Ian Buchan said...

Hi, just stopped by your nice blog; I was in NZ last September-October, loved it, despite the COLD weather in Fiordland and elsewhere- Brrrrrr!! In April I'll be there again, Auckland and N Island this time, and hope it might be a bit warmer! Heading for the Rotorua geothermal wonders, I think. Ciao.

Great-Granny Grandma said...

Nice blog. I'll be back to visit again. And thanks for entering my giveaway.

ArtSparker said...

What a wonderful photo of those girls...their personalities are vivid.

Amy at Bunny Rose Cottage said...

Oh i just love mod podge, lol! I use it constantly!

What adorable pictures of the princess and her friend :) ANd the hutch is gorgeous Rachael, love that!!

Hugs,
Amy

squareonebeads said...

I would love to enter your drawing, thank you for entering mine.

ShabbyInTheCity said...

So exciting about that school! Those little girls are so cute sewing :)

Lori Anderson Designs said...

OMG that DRESSER! Hand it over and no one gets hurt.