Wednesday, October 28, 2009

My new job!

I am sooooooooooooooooooo excited to be stepping back into a teaching role, and at such an awesome place. Erina Scrapbook Store is a my LSS, and is a beautiful & inspirational place to be.

Check out the ESS blog post here, and watch the blog for class schedules as well. I am teaching a series called 'Guilt-free scrapbooking' ... yeah ... you know you want to be guilt-free ;)

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Clever kitty

Look what my kitty can do! Ally is 6 months old now, and quite the climber. It took us ages to figure out how she was getting up into the boxes. Now we know. She can even climb up when the car isn't in the garage, but can't get down. What a cheeky kitty.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Owl be back!

I've been absent from the blog for too long! I've got a really good excuse ... I'm busy :D Busy is a good thing. I have a custom doll to make and some Christmas dolls underway for the shop. I've been making a few fairy portraits, doing some Etsy trades and just took on a new job teaching at Erina Scrapbook Store. I've been to Queensland for another demonstration, and had a huge family day out at Luna Park. The kids are now back at school, so I have a tad more time on my hands. I intend to use that time wisely and knock a few things off my enormous 'to do' list.

The most exciting new challenge, though, has been crochet. I started about 6 months ago, and now I am writing a crochet pattern book for Milford, along with my mother & sister. Here's a little sneaky peek at one of the projects that will be in the book ... a gorgeous little sleepy/wakey owl toy. This is my first prototype, and I've tweaked it a little, but I love it. I'll blog when the book is available ... most likely wherever you can buy Milford Crochet threads :)

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Random Acts of Kindness

Recently I was the recipient of a Random Act of Kindness. A business trip to Perth was a disaster from start to end. My train was cancelled, so I missed my flight and had to wait 6 hours for another, which meant I missed a special occassion by arriving late. I had a few things stolen at one of my demonstrations, and a couple of very near misses in the hire car. When I got off the red-eye flight and went to buy my train ticket home, I realised that my wallet was missing.

That was the last straw ... I had a little meltdown on the floor in front of the ticket machine, pulling everything out of my luggage trying to find my wallet. No joy. Where would I find $21 to get home?

And this is when I received my RAK. A man who had been travelling on the same flight saw my distress and insisted on giving me my train fare home. He wouldn't give me his name or contact details so that I could pay him back. It was the kindest thing anyone has ever done for me and I will never forget it.

I would like to hear about any Random Acts of Kindness that you have given others, or received. Leave a comment here on the blog with your story, and I will choose one at the end of the month to receive a custom fairy portrait. You can have the portrait done for you, or gift it to someone else. Winner will be announced on 1st November.