Thursday, December 31, 2009

Happy New Year Everyone

I would like to say happy New year to all my Family & Friend and all the wonderful people who visit my blog
May all your dreams and wishes come true for 2010.
 Happy New Year

Have a beautiful Evening Lisa

Friday, December 25, 2009

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas to all.  I hope you have a safe and happy Holiday!

Have a beautiful day Lisa

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Linen Vintage Lace French stamps & silky chickens

Little jewellery pouches.with french images stamped on with fabric paint

Lavender cornet I have used vintage lace and ribbon

Close up of the pin cushion I will have more of these by the end of the week

these are a couple of things that have been keeping me busy the last couple of days. Top I have a pin cushion and in the middle a beautiful lavender cone

these are our new little chickens they are silky chickens I have wanted some for so long! we have other chickens 4 normal chickens and two bantom chickens there names are lilly & lolly

Well I have been without internet for 9 days we where changing internet providers it has been so hard not to blog and visit blogs no emails! wow.  Anyway this is what I have been doing while I had no internet.  I love to sew and want to add some things to my esty shop and have been wanting to do this for so long but have alway been to busy.  So I thought finally with no internet I had the chance to sit and create and sew.  I hope you like what I have done.

Have a beautiful day Lisa

Sunday, December 6, 2009

More Christmas photos & rearranging the lounge room

I took these photo's today after our new lounge arrived today I still have one coming hopfully next weekend.  This one has a sofa bed for when we have visitors.

I have also started working on my photo wall I have been trying to do this for a couple of months but have not been able to find the right frames.  The other day when taking my son to the doctor we did a little shopping after and I found these beautiful frames.

The above lounge is one I have had for about 8 years and is really old and worn So I will have a new one next week the same as the below photo, I really love the new look "black" I also have a cover in white we got them from ikea. The one below is a sofa bed for when we have visitors! So it will be really easy to keep them clean and now the kids are older hopfully not as many marks!

I also have some new curtins they are a beautiful linen colour and fabric it's a nice change from what I had before, I will have to show you a before and after in a couple of days!

It was a beautiful bright sunny Summers day today so I was able to get some really good shots in the house.

Here is another photo of my photo wall I will pop out tomorrow to get some more frames I hope they have some left!

have a beautiful Summers Evening Lisa

It's Party Time


 Well it's still the 5th December here only by a couple of mins, I have been so busy I amost forgot about the blog party going on over at she is have a party all about christmas. Please pop ove and visit all the other blogs that are joining in, I know I will be so I will be busy for the next couple of hours.

Here is what makes it christmas for our family. "Christmas Traditions".  We always put the tree up on the 1st of December no matter what day it is my daughter and I put up the tree then my husband puts the lights on the tree and we all put the decorations on while listening to christmas music.  them when we are done the star is the last thing to go on the tree and then my husband turns on the lights for the first time.  And it's alway Wow that looks beautiful.  Then we sit down to a beauitful roast dinner with all the trimmings and a beautiful table.

I alway do lots of baking at christmas and the kids love to help! I bake fruit mince pies, fruit cake for the first time this year, spiced cookies, Rum balls and just before christmas day the kids and it make a ginger bread house and decorate it together I think more lollies go into their mouths but it's all in a bit of fun.

Fruit mince pies with short cust pastry

This year on my tree I have these beautiful large baubles filled with english rose petals. You can see them in the above photo with the fruit mince pies. I also have other baubles filled with pearls

I always make my own decorations for the tree each year I make a new one and this year it was linen Christmas stockings small enough for the tree. I do allow myself to go out and buy one or two, But I really love to make things! This is what I have made this year christmas stockings small enough to go on the tree

I am still yet to finish all the stockings I have been so busy with making dolls.  Hopefully I will have them all finished this week.  You will also find in the below post I have already added some photo's of the tree and some of the decorations that are on the tree.

This is our nativity Scene this will be the second year I have had it.  My mother in law has this really old one that she has had since she was a little girl and every year it gets put out at christmas time and one day will be pasted onto someone else in the family, I hope in years to come ours will hold the same memorys for us.

The christmas cross in the above photo I made about 12 years ago and each year I give it a fresh look with a new ornament.  I have two of these and I really love the way they look of the wall!

Each year I have a new theme for the decoration and the tree and this year is vintage so I have gone for baubles filled with English Rose petals and pearls.  They look beautiful in this really large glass, I will have to take a couple more photo's of the tree with the baubles on it.

I love gold and white together along with pearls!

Christmas for us is all about family time!
Merry Christmas Everyone I hope all your dreams and wishes come true and that we all have a safe and happy christmas!  We should all be thankful for our loved ones!

Lisa XXX

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Christmas Tree Trimming

As promised some more photos of our tree trimming and beautiful dinner.
We had a wonderful Evening together trimming the tree and eating a wonderful home cooked meal!

Our beautiful tree before the ornaments went on

after ornaments are on.  It look just beautiful

We had a special dinner to celebrate Christmas tree Trimming

This is a close up of the table

 Home made fruit mince pies made by me

here are some of our ornaments

I really love the cross in the above photo

this ornament has been hand made by me

this is one of the oldest ornaments we have we bought this one just after we where married 14 years ago

I hope everyone has a Beautiful Christmas and santa brings lots of gifts!

Monday, November 30, 2009

Christmas Tree Triming

Well tomorrow is the 1st December and that is tree triming day I have this thing that the tree must go up on the 1st Dec and come down on the 1st January.  So today I have started decorating the house.  Each year I have a different theme and this year I have gone vintage pearls & roses so please take a look and let me know what you think.
the below photo is my new header for the christmas holidays!

 Only 26 sleeps till santa comes we have already had the santa photo done and I did have a lot of complaining this year I'm to old for this but I still had one done.  I have 17 years of santa photos that is one of our traditions, So tomorrow is the large tree going up and my daughter and I put up the tree waiting for all the family to come home from school and work then goes on the lights which my husband always does and he always does an amazing job! then we have chrismtas music going while we all decorate the tree.  I have lots of hand made decorations which I alway hand make a new one each year!
 This year I have made small santa stockings which I am yet to finish.

I will also cook a lovely dinner and make the table all beautiful for our special dinner.  So tomorrow will be a busy day from morning till night.  Lots of christmas cooking to be done. Fruit mince pies I do every year I handmake the short cust pastry I also make my own fruit mince which has been in the fridge for a couple of weeks already soaking in port.  This year I have already made a christmas cake for the family and it didn't last long so I will be making another one. It was the first time that I  made a Fruit cake but it really turned out beautifully.  I will take lots of photos tomorrow and I will share them all with you.

This is my Nativity Scene that we bought last year.  My husbands mum and dad have this really beautiful old Nativity scene that she has had since she was a little girls I think it is 50 years old and it will be something that is pasted down to other family.  So I hope one day mine will have the same memory for our children!

I love Christmas. It's family time.

In this photo the white wreath I made this year and the baubles have roses petals and vintage pearls and in the middle is a shoe that was given to me on my wedding day 14 years ago and each year it sits on my tree and that is one that I always put onto the tree.

Have a beautiful day till tomorrow Lisa

Sunday, November 15, 2009

christmas & traditions

Tiny white christmas stocking 20cm long.

Vintage furniture

Each year I have this tradition that I make a new handmade ornament for our tree and this is what I have come up with this year firstly I have decided on a white theme I am really happy with it I hope you all like it to. I love christmas so much as we have a lot of traditions at christmas and it's all about family time. the other photo attached is my beautiful New Cabinet that my husband bought for me.  I love it so much this is a vintage dresser.  I love vintage furniture!

 Have a beautiful Evening Lisa

Friday, November 13, 2009

Christmas is coming

Hello all long time between posts I have been so busy working on my dolls and cutom orders I have not had the time to work on Inn Country.  With christmas coming I thought I would sew some more christmas stockings they sold so well last year I thought I would do some more for this year so you find them on my website and also my new selling blog  I have only started my selling blog in the last couple of week and I am still working on stocking the shelfs. I will leave you with some photos of the stocking I will have more christmas stock I am working on it all while we speak.

All the christmas stockings are $35.00 Plus postage they will be on the website tonight
Have a beautiful day Lisa

Thursday, October 22, 2009

It's all about me (lets swap & Party)

I have joined in with Natasha burn for her "it's all about me" Swap & Party I love this idea so much.  I make cloth dolls and have made them for the past 10 years andI have a selling blog and a blog just for my dolls please pop over and visit there is a link on the left that will take you there but if not it is & I have never made one for myself (Doll that is). so when I visited Natasha's blog and noticed she was have a party I would join in and I new what I wanted to do.  I will share some photo's of my cloth doll I made just for me.

Have a beautiful day Lisa

Thursday, October 1, 2009

This is what has been keeping me so busy

I have very busy with lots of customs orders.  This is one custom order just completed and I am so happy with them all.  I have also been working on a new selling blog to sell my cloth dolls if you get a chance and you love cloth dolls pop over and visit
I will leave you with a photo of the dolls

 have a beautiful Evening Lisa

Sunday, September 6, 2009

Best Friends

This is Julie on the Left and me on the right in the pink.

Hello all,

Just a quick post today it's fathers day today and My family and I spend the day down at the gold coast it was a beautiful spring day we spent the day with my best friend that I went to school with, they were on holidays on the coast for the week. They live in a small country town in Victoria where I grew up. So not only did we have a wonderful family day together I got to see a very special friend that I had not seen in 20 years! It was one fantastic day

Have a beautiful day Lisa

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Oh how I love spring

Well today is the 1st September which means the first day of spring I already have new leaves on my trees out the front of our house and the birds are chirping, My son and I where outside reading this morning when we discovered a little bird nest in our tree and a Mother bird sitting on the nest, He took this photo!

I even did a little gardening myself this morning in our courtyard garden I moved a gardenia plant that was not doing so well, hopefully it will pickup my other gardenia plant is ready to flower I love flowers in the spring we also just planted some jasmine plants out the front and when I lay in bed of a morning with the french doors open I can spell the flowers oh how I love spring,

The weather is always perfect not to hot not to cold. It also means for me the start of my Christmas sewing for the website and Christmas shopping I do like to get organised!

Well I try it does not always work out that way.

Have a beautiful Spring Day Lisa

Sunday, August 30, 2009

Busy weekend

Lemon Meringue pie

This is our new chicken Nutmeg

Home made strawberry Jam

Chocolate (Rooster) in his new home with 150 Ladies to keep him company!

This is my boy with his chicken Chocolate which we found out is a Rooster!

Hello all,

Well it's Sunday night again and this weekend was very busy. For the last week or so we have what we think is a rooster noise from one of our chicken as the week went on it got more often thank god it was after 9.00am that it decided to do this as we are not allowed to have a rooster we can have chicken.

So Saturday morning for us was to take chocolate (rooster) to a chicken farm not far from us and this is what we got in return for chocolate (rooster) we welcome Nutmeg into our group of girls (Chickens). Chocolate (rooster) belonged to my youngest son and we bought them up from little chicks so it was really hard for him but we did not have an option. So I have photos of chocolate in his new home with 150 other chicken he will love. So having done that we spent the rest of the morning gardening and them my husband made a lemon meringue pie for desert.

Both my husband and I love to cook so on Saturday he cooked and Sunday morning I made a new batch of strawberry jam. then we went for a drive in the country as we have been teaching our oldest daughter to drive so we thought the country would be a good drive for her.
We didn't seem to stop all weekend.
have a beautiful week Lisa