Thursday, 12 March 2009

Remember me . . .

I can barely remember me!

but . . . I' m back, been a bit busy, well quite busy in fact . . .

I have got a JOB!!! Outside of the house and my own little business ventures, its one that pays regular money each week, which we so need at the moment (recession!) and its only 15 very flexible hours per week within a school so I get to work around the Princess's needs and her school times. Some of the work is at night time also. The only thing is for the last four weeks the 15 hours have been way more while I have been in training . . .

So I have been quite madly busy, lots of things have temporarily gone out the window while I get used to this new path in my life . . .

However, I did eventually emerge from my garage clean up, here is a 'before' of my future craft studio part . . .


and here is the 'after' of my new craft studio and it works!!! I can find things . . . just need to find some time . . .


Back tracking to February, I did a couple of Valentines Swaps, one of which I organised for family and friends down under!!!

My partner was Babe's Aunty Eileen, she made me this divine cushion, all hand stitched and beaded, I had more photos of my goodies from her and think I have accidentally deleted them. Sorry Aunty Eileen.


I had two partners for Dolly's Valentines Swap. My second partner was Isabella in Tasmania. She does beautiful quilting and sewing and sent me this lovely bag,


inside was a little pouch and a doily and hearts and a cherub that Isabella made on her sewing machine, clever!!!


I won a gift on One World One Heart give way from the fabulously talented Lila in Hawaii. She sent me this wonderful art book and a brooch. Thank you so much Lila, I adore both of them and have enjoyed our emails as well!


It was the Princess's 6th birthday last weekend. I did her a fairy tea party, here is the invite we sent out to the fairy guests,


I set up a fairy tea table in the grown up living room, vintage linens and their own china cup setting, roses (stolen from the absent neighbours!) fairy wands, wings and lots of fairy sparkles scattered around the table.

I served them pink fairy food and poured them pink fairy tea from a vintage china tea pot. Before they sat down to eat they 'crafted' their own fairy crowns at a craft table I had set up in the dining room.


The Princess's cake was a butter cake I made, her fairy godmother Mary Thistle iced it and I decorated it with sprinkles and a ballerina purchased from Heather, I turned her into a fairy ballerina with a pair of glittered wings hot glued gunned onto her back. No burns! The ballerina that is, not the Princess!


Did you notice my Princess's gummy smile? In the last few weeks she has lost her two top teeth . . . did you know the tooth fairy pays out quite well these days!!!

Its now Friday night, I started this post last night! Right now I am sitting here with a nice glass of red wine, Babes is away until Sunday for work, the Princess is in my bed with a pile of Barbies I am going to have to squish myself around when I go to bed.

A lazy relaxing weekend is planned, quite a few crafty projects to complete and cross off my to do list. Its all good here right now . . . .

Will post again over the weekend, promise . . .

Until then, take care

Rachaelxo

14 comments:

Muriel (Wipneus) said...

Ahhh!! Rachael the princess is so cute. I luv the fairy cake and the invite. Beautiful!

Your craft studio is nicely sorted out!

Enjoy the weekend
x x

lovestitches said...

I love the fairy party table, so posh. No wonder you need a new job if it's time for the tooth fairy, her exchange rate is pretty pricey these days! Twenty cents won't get much love from kids now!

LiLi M. said...

Great to have you back. The reason of your absence are all good, aren't they? Congrats on the princess, you did a fine job with that cake and the pary! Don't get overworked! take care!

Lori said...

yes, i remember you:) hee hee...welcome back...your little princess's birthday looks like it was wonderful!!!

Pink Slippers said...

Great picture of Princess and her cake.

Great-Granny Grandma said...

What a transformation on your craft studio. And the fairy party sounds delightful. Love the invitation and the way you set the table. What a lucky little princess. I'm sure that will be one special memory.

Kerryanne English said...

Oh goodness me... for a moment there I thought you were hot gluing the wings to the 'Princess' but it was the cake fairy... phew!!
I thought, Rachael is working too hard and has finally lost it - sorry Rach.

Good news about the new job (perfect hours), new studio and fairy tea party.
Hugs ~ Kerryanne

bluemuf said...

Rachael, my you have been one busy lady. I love how your studio turned out, great job.

The Princess looks so sweet and her birthday invites are lovely.

take care
Hugs Karen

She'sSewPretty said...

It was so nice to catch up with you Rachael. Happy Belated Birthday to the Princess and congratulations on the new job!

Linda said...

Hi Rachael, your studio looks great...a perfect creating spot. What a sweet 6th birthday for the Princess. A fairy tea party sounds wonderful...and it was very special...loved the pictures.
Congrats on the new job....I'm happy things are going so well...hugs, Linda

Joyce said...

Awww the "Princess" is so cute. Bless her heart.

We had a "Tea Party" when our little "Miss Priss" was about that age or so.....now she's all grown up and about to Graduate from Hight School and then is going off to Africa this May...

Time flies so enjoy the sweet Princess as much as possible.
Congrats on your new job!
Every little bit helps these days.

Natasha Burns said...

Happy birthday Princess!!!! The party looked so fun!
Congrats on the job, woohoo!
And, a bigger congrats on tackling that garage! I know how hard that is, lol :)

Amy said...

Rachael I am loving your card, how creative :-) Happy Birthday to your princess!

Our Home Schooler and Jen said...

happy belated 6th birthday to Princess

love the invites

what a beautiful 6th birthday party

Jen at http://romans1513.wordpress.com