I thought I would let you know that at the moment I am not blogging here. Heart flutters never really felt like home so I am now blogging over here.
Im not sure what I am going to do with this blog yet, I may keep it for my soaps and things.
For now come join me in my new space :-)
Saturday, 23 August 2014
There has been lots of making going on here lately I've been trying to make a few new things that I've never made before.
The Lip balm recipe I used is:
1 tbsp of beeswax
2 tbsp of shea butter
2 tbsp of coconut oil
This made quite a bit of lip balm I even tried making some coloured lip balm. I still have a few little pots to fill so next time I am going to try adding a little honey to my balm.
Thursday, 3 July 2014
Luke and I spent a cold but lovely morning at the zoo on Monday. Over the weekend he had another rushed to the hospital seizure (33mins) and when he awoke his first words were 'I want to go somewhere nice'
His version of going 'somewhere nice' really means I want to go eat food somewhere but since we are really strict with his diet now that has become quite complicated.
He bounced back super fast this time and so by Monday morning when he was pestering me again to go somewhere nice I made a snap decision to take him to the zoo. He loved being free to wonder at his own pace. And it was lovely to have him all to myself, one on one to enjoy the time together.
His favourite animals were the giraffes and the seals, probably these were the least scary to him. It was so nice to have some time to be outside with my little guy, after everything we've been through,I must remember to do it more!
Thursday, 26 June 2014
Just a little scrappy share today.
Loving tags and Heidi Swapp's Colourshine. I don't think I can get enough of it!
A quick scrap, I timed 15mins for myself, just to at least get something done.
Lastly some water colour paints and handmade embellishments.
Sending winter hugs your way :-)
Sunday, 1 June 2014
Today was Paul's last day of holidays so we spent the day out back with our boys and a camp fire.
They totally love being outside, Blake loved poking the fire and of course there was some yummy camp fire cooking. Even a few marshmallows were toasted. Hope you had a lovely weekend. :-)
Friday, 23 May 2014
Sunday, 20 April 2014
We had lots of fun yesterday, lots of sweet moments with my boys and my nieces and nephews.
This is how it looked to me...
Lots of smiles from the little ones.
It has taken Luke a long time to recover this time. It worried me. But he seems to be back to his smiling self now. Thanks for your love.
Wednesday, 16 April 2014
It seems this time I knew something was wrong. On Sunday night I sat down to write a post about how Luke is going, a little catch up. Half way through there was something tugging at my heart, may be I was just worrying but I couldn't continue, I let it go.
Monday morning things were just not right, by the time I got up when Paul left for work I knew Luke wasn't ok. I began to pack a bag and had a quick shower and sat down with him where he was lying on the couch.
He was vagued out, could really speak. He wasn't there. I knew it was coming. I rolled him over a little and it started. I had medication to stop it. I rang the ambulance instantly. His heart pounded, body twitching, half his body limp the other half tight and strained, dribbling everwhere, eyes twitching. Blake called Paul crying, nothing I could do to help my big boy. They talked me through administering the medication and the ambulance got here just as the medication stopped the siezure. This was another long one, 20 minutes, walking into dangous territory at this point. They start talking brain damage after 30 minutes and it was only stopped by the medication, I don't think it would have stopped without it.
He was in hospital overnight, throwing up- the medication doesn't sit we'll in his little sensitive stomach. We now have to decide weather to put him onto some serious medication with serious side affects, some of which he would never be able to tell us are happening to him. He's taking longer to recover this time but he did have a cold. Just thankful my little guy is still here with me.
Saturday, 12 April 2014
Hello, I hope your enjoying your weekend.
This little mini album was made with dear lizzy project life cards and was a really simple and fun way to make a mini album.
I cut two strips of scrap paper 4 inches high and folded each into quarters then adhered them together then at each fold I used my corner punch to round the corners. I then sprayed each strip with mist and let dry.
Then added my project life cards, then photos, journaling, a couple of pockets with tags and embellishments.
I love how this little album just fits in the palm of your hand, it's such a sweet size.
I also love how it simply concertinas and so you can flip though it like a book or open it right out, it sits sweetly on the table like this.
This mini is all about remembering the things that make us happy, sometimes it can be really simple things, like fresh cut flowers from the garden bringing a smile to my face.
It came together so quickly and easily and was lots of fun to embellish.
So have you MADE anything this weekend, or are you planning to make something?
Friday, 11 April 2014
I've been making little origami boxes, it's a really simple way to make a little gift box and scrapbooking paper is perfect to make these little boxes especially double sided scrapbooking paper because you do see both sides of the paper when it is all made.
These ones were made for my children's teachers as a little gift for my boys to give this Easter. They were made with plain white craft stock that I sprayed with some mists and colour shine again (can you tell I'm addicted!) then added some chocolate eggs in the box and embellished with a few bits and prices. Blake wrote a not and popped it inside the box and I got Luke to write his name on the tag, next time I must remember to get him to do that in the morning when he's not tired ;-)
I was surprised last night when speaking with my mum who works in a kindy she told me that none of the teachers received Easter gifts this year. So did you give Easter gifts to your children's teachers this year or did you give it a miss this year???
Wednesday, 9 April 2014
I have had the most beautiful roses from my garden on my table lately, this one is my favourite. It had to be transplanted and since then this is one of the first flowers that it has produced, I was so excited when I found it!
Theses are the other three varieties that are in my garden at the moment, the bright red rosé has had hundreds of flowers on it.
I'm hoping this winter to get a few more rose plants in my garden, they always make me so happy and they are so beautiful to bring inside.
Tuesday, 8 April 2014
I've been doing a tonne of paper playing lately, honestly I've been having so much fun getting a bit messy. So some Easter pockets were whipped up they include a sweet spot on the back of the card to write a special note.
Monday, 7 April 2014
I've been super inspired lately with so many beautiful ideas on Pinterest and instergram there is just an abundance of inspiration just waiting to be used!
So much fun whipping up a simple creation to be sent in the mail. When was the last time you sent something pretty in the mail??
Thursday, 3 April 2014
We're getting closer to Easter so there has been lots of Easter making going on over here.
Felt bunnies are being stitched up and stuffed with eggs.
Carry boxes have been made, perfect for Easter gift giving.
And pretty cards ready to put with a chocie or two.
Wednesday, 5 March 2014
Are here, all wrapped up and smelling Devine!
Again these little gifts are $5 let me know if you'd like some!
Monday, 3 March 2014
Over the weekend I had a chance to scrap, yippee! Love just a normal scrappy page :-)
I managed to get my hands on some Crete Paper and used mostly that. Keeping things simple and loving some girly products.
Totally loving this photo of Blake and Luke, the way Luke is looking at Blake is just the way that Luke loves Blake, so special. Also added in some stitching and some new Amy Tangerine plus one from the project life collection.
Paul and I celebrated ten years together recently it's always nice to scrap these milestones.