Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Nerves, a Bit of a Giggle, and a Teacher Gift...


Wednesday already?  Where has this week gone to?  Only 10 more sleeps until Christmas! 

J goes to Bidwill tomorrow for his grommet insertion.  Poor wee dude is terribly nervous about the whole thing.  It's not like he hasn't 'been there, done that' before - this is his third set of grommets, and he has also had trips to hospital for removal of adenoids, and tonsils, before now.  It's just that THIS time, he is old enough to remember that it's coming up.  So THIS time, he's not sleeping very well in the lead up to it.  And THIS time, we have had pre-op tears.  Once tomorrow morning is over and done with, he'll be a box of fluffies (I hope).  Fingers crossed.

Now ladies, you just HAVE to check this link out... click here for a handy dandy blog post that doubles as a gift guide for the man in your life.  It's HILARIOUS!!!!  Not to mention reasonably accurate ;)

This morning J and I knocked together a gift for his teacher, Miss Fuehrer.  She has been just lovely.  He has had her since the start of Term 3 (so for the last half of this year).  She is quite young, and knows how to make school fun and interesting for the kids, which they just love.  Big improvement on the first half of the year.  Nuff said.  So here's what we made... a personalised notebook:

Cute huh?!  That's a picture of him with his teacher on the front.  He requested something 'pink with bling on' for her, as her cellphone is pink, and has little silver blings on the front of it.  How observant is he?!  I dealt with major assembly, he did the decorative finishing touches.  Not bad for a quick half hour project between breakfast and school!

Right, time to head off and do some lunchtime messages....

Oh, before I go, check out this little cutie...

I so wish we could go visit any time we liked :(  He looks ADORABLE!  Big hugs to S, K and baby T from us xxx.


Tuesday, December 14, 2010


....I have my name back (on the Prima Blog!).  Thanks to all my fans/stalkers/friends who thought I suited my 'new' name.  Not gonna happen, people!

Psst...only 11 sleeps until Christmas!


Monday, December 13, 2010


I think I'll give this a go this week...  anyone wanna join me?

I have a couple of wee things on the back-burner to get finished (well, some to even get started, for that matter!)  Check here for more info.



Oops, here's a post I thought I had posted already (if that makes sense?)  It was sitting in Blogger as a DRAFT!  Oh dear! 

Anyway, the long and the short of it is that Leanne (who cuts the boys hair) sometimes flicks me a text (with about 24 hrs notice, if I'm lucky) to ask for a card to be made.  This time she wanted one for clients getting married, with a black and white theme.  I'm not too big on the whole 'Bride and Groom' type of card, so I made this simple little number:

So easy, it was like cheating!  Tee hee.


Love, Prima, and Life in general...

Honest, it's true, it really is!  I (like a lot of other bloggers, I might add) need a smack on the hand at the moment for non-blogging.  Meh, so shoot me.  Like I care (wink, wink).  At the moment, REAL life (i.e. my family) comes first!

Anyhoo, like everyone else at this time of year, our household seems to have gone CRAZY.  J's school finishes up for Christmas officially this Thursday, but his last day will actually be Wednesday, because he is getting grommets put in on Thursday at Bidwill.  It will be nice to get those ears fixed, I can tell you! 

As for me, I still have Chrissy cards yet to finish, a wee teacher gift to make, as well as finishing off the advent calendar for our niece and nephews for Christmas, and a paper-covered Kaiser Tree for another gift.  Phew!  Fortunately by now, all but two of the Christmas 'do' parties are over.  Just our Street Party this weekend, and my scrappin pals to catch up with on Monday next week.  Ahhh, I love Christmas!  I have even been listening to Christmas music in my office on a little set of ipod speakers.  I reckon it makes me work better, tapping my feet along all day.  Probably stops me feeling sleepy I spose!  Ha ha ha ha!

I can now FINALLY show you this layout I did based on Prima's November BAP (build-a-page) sketch. First, here's the sketch we had to base our layout on:

And this is my take on it:

I finished it 3 weeks ago, but wasn't sure if I was allowed to show it on my blog until the results were announced. Mine got a mention (click here to see it) - YAY!  The only bummer is that they called me 'Beth'.  What the...???!!!  Dammit.  Finally get published on a notable blog, and my name is incorrect?  Grrrr.  Oh well, life goes on.  Here are a few close-ups of the page.  I tried to absolutely PACK it with detail.

I like the December sketch too, so might give that a burl.  Check it:

See?  It's cute, yeah?  And REALLY simple.  Hey, I can DO that!!!!

What have you all been doing?