Wow here we are at the last day of August... I'm actually a bit sad that this month of photos is going to be over but of course I'll still be taking my photo a day for my project 365... will you continue?
Now I'm not sure of the technicalities when it comes to the change of season but I always think of the end of August as the last day of winter... which means tomorrow is spring - yay!
For your last photo I would like to see your interpretation of the theme:
You can show me the weather today, your winter woolies, the evidence of winter around your home... or you could go the opposite and focus on the fact that the glorious days of summer are approaching. Have fun with this and check back later today for some photo catch ups... first I'm off to clean my Dad's house because he's been away for 2 months and is heading home from the UK tomorrow!
Well we now have the family all up here ready for Pats' (my MIL)Funeral Service today in Lilydale...and I just wanted to share some of the beautiful flowers with you all that we now have in our home......Pat loved gardening...and she particularly loved daffodils,iris,roses,lillies,camelias and Spring Bulbs.....freezias,tulips,etc...
.....look how beautiful the yellow lillies are now they are opening...these are the ones that were sent up to our family from Fiskars Australia last Thursday...aren't they gorgeous! They have opened up beautifully.....
I have been outside to see what else I could bring inside from our garden to brighten up our mood...and to help get us through today and the coming weeks.......
Rod gets his love of gardening from Pat....she loved flowers and Rod does also.....they shared many loves including growing vegetables and they often swapped seedlings and cuttings over the years......and were always surprised when they could see how wonderful these cuttings and seedlings grew....they also use to brag about who could grow the biggest pumpkins and broad beans.....LOL!
We have also been going through memorabilia and photos the past week and this plate was a favourite one that Pat use to hang in her kitchen.....and which we now have in our house....it says it all....
....whilst outside today I took a pic of this fabulous plant that was given to me by Fiskateer Tracy Moloney about this time last year.....it was only a few inches high and Tracy had potted it up in a little container and took it to the Garage SALE to give to me......and here it is now grown into a gorgeous plant.
So with a little love and nurturing this once seedling has now grown into something quite special....thanks Tracy.....this is why both Rod and I love gardening.....it brings us sooooooooo much pleasure....and now with Pat gone Rod is still continuing the family tradition of gardening......in fact he in turn has past this on to Brendan...our oldest son....who now has an established garden in Rowville.
Do others get pleasure from their garden and from growing plants/vegetables?
Feel free to let us all know ......and do you also share seedlings/cutting with your family and friends?
It really is a Gift of Love!
You night also be interested in seeing how the FISKARS Project Orange Thumb Gardens are progressing...just click on the link and you are in.....there are some fabulous projects that are taking place in both the US and in Australia.
.....and SPRING begins tomorrow.....woohoo....September 1st ....this is a great time in the garden
Wow, can you believe it? We are at the second last day of our challenge and I'm totally amazed at how many people have managed to keep up to date with this... very impressed!
Your second last challenge should be a fairly easy one. I would like you to show me...
Do you carry a handbag with you at all times? Do you just carry a small purse? For those with young children you may have long ago traded the handbag for a nappy bag? Perhaps a camera bag? You can take a photo of the inside or the outside of your bag/purse... it is up to you.
Have fun with this and don't forget to check back later for more photos.
WOW.....it was such a fun day today working on the door at PAPERIFIC in Melbourne. The 10th Birthday was celebrated in style with many Paperific Birthday Shopping bags given out to the first 200 people through the doors each day and there were also spot RAK prize bags given out by Naomi each day as well.
Thank you to the many people who came up to say how much they loved our Fiskars Craft Blog including Maureen and Kim.....I love it when people come up and introduce themselves when we are out and about...so thank you!
People come from far and wide to attend this friendly PAPERCRAFT SHOW.....and working on the door I got to chat to everyone as they came in and out.....(something I love to do.....LOL!)
I was delighted to meet Gail Livesey from Forget Me Not Crafts in TUAKAU , New Zealand who had flown over for the 3 days of the Show.....she had the best time networking,doing classes and building up relationships and business contacts for her new business in NZ......and the good news is she is going to try and stock Fiskars Tools....so that's great news for those who live in TUAKAU.
It was lovely to catch up with Mel from Kaisercraft and her lovely mum and daughter,Heidi from Scrappy Hollow,Dina from Catchy Crafts,Julie Marshall from Scraptacular,Jess Lothian and Dianne Whiteside(two of our Fiskars Demonstrators),Rachael,Lynne,Carolyn,Alison,Karen from KSK and of course the fabulous PAPERIFIC TEAM....
I really love working with this TEAM......and I can't wait until the next PAPERIFIC in April next year....here's the dates April 1-3rd Royal Melbourne Showgrounds......and August 26-28th 2011.
....and if you are like me and want to check out when the next Craft Show is on in Melbourne this year.....then here it is....Craft Expo run by Expertise Events......so save the dates!!
xoxo Lyn Dwyer
Great job Robyn. I love it. They do look like presents. Thanks for sharing.
I thought this prompt would be a bit of fun but judging by some of the comments I've had it seems that it wasn't so easy for some people! I really wanted to see what it was in your life that gave you happiness, 'me time', a touch of luxury or put you in your 'happy place'. So far I only have 3 photos to share but I'm hoping lots more will arrive in my inbox later today.
Indulgence … hmmm this prompt was a bit tricky for today. I worked today and there were very few indulgent orientated photos to be taken at work! After work I picked up Emma, zipped her home to get changed then zoomed her off to basketball – still no indulgent photo opportunities! I knew we were having left-overs for dinner … nothing indulgent there. So…… after basketball Emma & I went past our new house. All the formwork is up for the second storey of our house (wooo hooo) so against all the notifications on the scaffolding, I climbed up the scaffolding and stood where the second storey will be and took some photos!!! This will be the view from our upstairs balcony…aaaawwwww such a lovely serene view. The white roofed house (behind the pine tree to the right) is on the foreshore so that’s how close we are to the beach- yeeeeeeehaaaaa!!! So …. my very little, teeny tiny, miniature, minute, miniscule piece of indulgence today was checking this view!!!
My indulgence is a long soak in a deep, aromatic hot bath while reading a good book. It has been a few years since I have been able to indulge but I dream of the day when my joints are a bit more bendable and let me jump in our bath or even better, for when we win tattslotto and we get to install our very own spa bath...
and on the very same theme... my photo for the day! To be honest I am really not a girly girl, the whole day spa thing doesn't appeal to me, I find going to the hairdresser a real chore and massages are not my thing either however I am so glad we put the spa in our ensuite when we built this house. I never realised just how much I would love it but I try to find the time at least once a week (or two) to fill it up and sit back with lots of bubbles, candles and a good book... this time I even had the glass of wine... mmmm indulgence! This is my idea of 'me time'...
For day 26 I asked you to have a look at the things that you wear. I think we can learn quite a bit about ourselves by looking at our dressing style...
Tracy sent through this photo of her wardrobe:
"WOW - 26 days gone already - the month has flown by! Here is a peek in part of my wardrobe. I confess that I was surprised to see how much I have turned into my mother, with all the pink-purple tones... Don’t worry, there are more colours hiding in there!!!"
Next is Janine's photo:
"Clothes… I ♥ clothes, I ♥ shopping for clothes, I ♥ shopping for clothes for my girls!!! I have two very distinct sets of clothes – work clothes and non-work clothes. I am a teacher and presently teach Pre-Primary and mainly wear black trousers, a ‘school’ top and comfortable flat shoes to work – all quite boring. My non-work clothes are the ones I love. Here is a snap of some of my favourite clothes… most of my clothes this winter are denim (I ♥ denim jeans), blacks, greys and whites with a touch of grey-blues, teal greens and reds. I love costume jewellery too. I think I could quite happily go clothes shopping everyday…if my bank balance allowed me too!!!"
Now I most definitely do not share Janine's passion for clothes... I really do not enjoy shopping for myself and it stresses me no end when I have to get ready to go anywhere. I know when I lose the few extra kilos that are the story of my life my clothes will fit me more comfortably and shopping won't be such a chore as I can fit straight size 12s without being 'in between' sizes. In the meantime my staple wardrobe item is definitely my jeans. I wear jeans every day if I can and as you can see I have no shortage of them... in fact jeans and pyjamas would be all I would wear given a choice ☺
Stay tuned for our 'indulgence' photos!
Hi everyone, I know I am a bit behind with uploading these photos but it seems that some people might be struggling with the busy-ness of their lives and the photos are slowing down... keep it up because we only have a couple more days to go now and there is still one more giveaway to be won!
For day 25 I asked you to show me 'faces':
"We have been lucky enough to visit Venice, Italy a few times...such a
magical place...we fell in love with this mask on our first visit....its a
traditional Venetian mask used during Carnivale..."
Faces….This is my beautiful 10 year old Emma all ready to dance for her school at the ‘Performing Arts Festival for Catholic Schools & College’. Not only does her make-up look fantastic, I love the look of sheer happiness and excitement on her face. ♥ After a mad-panic to get to The Convention Centre (I missed the train- aaaagghhhh) I was worried that I wouldn’t get any nice photos however I ended up with a heap of fabulous ones of Emma and her friends and also Sarah and her friends- I could have easily sent through a dozen photos for today’s prompt!!! ♥
"Here are some of the faces hanging around our house :)"
... and once again my photo is very similar to Janine's ☺ but with my youngest daughter, Taylah. They danced so well and looked so beautiful that we thought they were 'the best' on the night... even if we are a little biased.
If you still have photos of faces to send through please do... we'd love to see them all!
Today I would like you to choose the theme for your photo a day challenge... Is there something you would like to share that we haven't included in this months' prompts? Are you doing something special today that you would like to photograph? The choice is entirely yours for one day only ☺ so show me what you've got!