Thursday, December 30, 2010

As promised, punches etc.

So tonight I'm home alone.  Husby is gaming with mates.  I've already cleaned the house head to toe, and now have the laundry processing.  I was feeling a tad bored so decided I should actually update my blog properly.  I have been unforgivably slack since I got home from the USA.  I guess I broke my 'blogging habit' and even feel a tad disinterested.  But I am going to change that!

Here are the punches I bought in the USA that I have been promising photos of for a month now.
My favourite is the top white one, which is unfortunately a Martha Stewart punch (that woman annoys the crappola out of me).  It is just so delightfully doily-ish.  And the bottom smaller one was a must buy.  Stampin Up have stopped making their version of this punch and they are such a good punch to have so I was determined to get this one! (luckily for me it was on clearance for $8).

I have been doing plenty of other little things too.  Like making cookies, and putting them in bags with sweet little gift tags (that I got husby to help with since they were for his work mates!).

I also did up some choccie bags for my work mates.

And I did up the gift tags for the gifts we (me and the other leaders) gave to our girls at church.  (They actually took FOREVER cause those snowflakes are all embossed and I had to do 17 tags!)

Let me see, what else have I been up to...  ahh yes, introducing my Waterproof camera to the pool :)

The niece - Brooklyn

The husby
And I've also been brave trusting and teaching my 3 year old nephew how to use the camera - in and out of the water. (he still has issues with covering the lens with his fingers)

He just LOVES having ownership of the camera.  I can't not trust him, he's too cute.

Two day's after Christmas is my sister's birthday.  I have always made an extra effort to make it special and non-Christmassy.  So the night before I madly took down all my decorations except for the Christmas tree, cause I simply could not be bothered :)  And then I set the table...

  ...with my dinner set I bought as a 16 year old for my glory box!!  It took me almost 10 years to use it but I'm glad I finally did cause it's such a sweet little set.  Sad that it's only a setting for 4 though.

I even did little place settings to make it sweet.

She also got the bestest birthday cake ever...

I also am now the proud owner of SIX SU ink pads.  To some this is no biggie.  For me this is amazing.  No more cheap nasty ink pads from the $2 shop.

Most of you should know what I got for Christmas.  A sewing machine & overlocker/serger.  Santa was VERY good to me this year.  So I broke the girls out of their boxes yesterday and am working on re-organising my craft space to make room for them.

Now, I must warn you that I am strange.  I have to name everything.  And I need your help with this one.  I don't have a name for my sewing machine yet.  What does she look like to you?

There are rules to naming things though.  It has to be catchy and fun.  Not dorky.

Luckily my overlocker has a name.  Edna the Elna.

I am currently off work for a week for the Christmas/New Year's period and I've been trying to use that time to get the annoying jobs done around the house.  So I cleaned out the wardrobes, and put skinny clothes into Space Bags, scrubbed the hell out of my bathroom... and organised my fabrics!!  Yay!  A friend of mine gave me these fantastic drawers - she was going to throw them out!!  Husby is going to cut me a piece of wood to put on top so I can stack more crap on top of it hah!

And last but not least, this week I went over my friend's house.  She is a Stampin Up demonstrator so has ALLL the goodies.  Every so often I'll go over and we'll just make cards and things all day long.  It's fun and she always gives me great ideas.  Unfortunately this time round my brain was on holidays and had a bit of a creative block, so my first card design was a little boring...

But I got my brain into gear for the second design...

I love this card.. and did you notice the brads?

I bought them off Craftumi before Christmas.  They are just so adorable!

Well, I think that pretty much brings me up to speed.  I was thinking this afternoon I might wing making a quilt for a pram.  I don't know who it's for, but I need to give this sewing machine a work out and get a feel for it.  So I might just cut up some random bits of fabric and sew them together and see what I end up with!

Tomorrow night I'm off to a 60th for New Years Eve... what are your plans?

Have a fun night and don't go to bed too early!



Christine M said...

How about Naomi Janome! You certainly were very lucky this Christmas.

kate amelia said...

i think you should call her 'the pink lady'. The lunch for Liss was really nice, thanks for having us over :) Since you got your sewing machine for Christmas (and were so excited) I felt bad that I've had one for three years and have only made two things!! So i got it out yesterday and made some bunting. Boring and done to death I know but I don't feel so ungrateful now. THANKS!

The Clip Cafe said...

Christy your post are always worth waiting for :-) And you can BWO (blog without obligation).
NOw I LOVE your punches - fave is the one at the top for sure! Can you get these her in OZ? and the bottom one - is that the skinny hole one for your tags? Love them by the way all so pretty - have you voted in my side bar poll???
Underwater camera - woohoo! I want one. Looks like another avenue for photo fun.
Love your table setting. I wished I had of been smart enough to do a glory box. Just bought a couple of settings from Kmart for $20 though so we now have enough plates for everyday at least.
LOL at the birthday cake!! How funny and sweet!
Oh no not a naming thing (i get obsessed with these kind of things they kind of take over my brain!!) Can't guarantee there won't be any dorky names (Edna?????)
Have a great time off! I have to scrubb the house from top to toe within two weeks (rent inspection) YAY. I do it at night mostly when all are in bed and I can go undisturbed but I get a bit tired when its a few very late nights....
How on earth could your friend have been throwing those drawers out? Good score!
I actually like the simplicity of the first card :-)
Have a great New Years!! Quiet night in for us.
(don't you love the way I go through your post and comment bit by bit...or is that annoying???)
Okay Now for some names (been staring at the beauty for a bit...and don't laugh if some are corny ok!!) I doon't know if any will work as if it were me I would have to have something matching now you have "Edna the Elna" so it would be like:
Salome the Janome (Ugh!???) Sal for short?
Pippa (you know the whipperuppera! of nice things lol)
Lady Sue (sews for you hahaha!)
oh lol I am not coming up with any good ones am I?
Toni/Tony Janome
Okay you know I will be back on this.....

The Clip Cafe said...

CC (Christy's Companion)
TJ (T...? [can't think of a word] Janome?)
Titch (the stitch)
oh hahaha i am laughin at myself this is HARD!!!
You know now I will have to name mine too :-)

The Clip Cafe said...

GG/GeeGee (coz you were a good girl to get it!) Hmm thank kinda sounds like a horse....are you laughing at me yet? Or just shaking your head lol.

A Christy Production said...

Hahahah.. you are on fire V! I still think I like Pippa the best. But Titch is kinda hilarious. So I'm still undecided. Maybe I should do a poll to help me decide!!!

Adlewiess said...

I'm so un-original when it comes to cool names Christy - SORRY! No help there? But I LOVE your tool kit card - it is AWESOME! Reading your post is making me feel so UN-MOTIVATED and LAZY and BAD! Hopefully I can get some Christy fire going next week! Thanks for the awesome read! xxx