Monday, April 28, 2008


Can you believe!!! It is snowing again and quite heavily too!! Just when I thought I had seen the last of the snow too!!!! I have had to bring in all the pots of plants that I potted up on Sunday otherwise they will freeze!!!!!

Another bird photo I took on Satuday, not too sure what it is but think it is some kind of finch!

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Friday, April 25, 2008

Magnolia Tree

Just some photos of the Magnolia Trees by the side of the deck, they are blooming right now and the smell is heavenly. At the side of the house we have another 6 of these trees and they look gorgeous, you can see them from the bottom of the valley as you look up. This is the first time I have seen them in bloom, when we moved here last year they had already blossomed and were just green trees; at the time I wasn't even sure what they were. So this is the reason why I am going on about them LOL.

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Tuesday, April 22, 2008


Look what was in the garden (yard). YIIIIIIIIIIIKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEESSSSSSSSSSS Does anyone know what type of snake this is?

Monday, April 21, 2008

Minneapolis - Minnesota

I tend to know most people visiting my blog or have usually visited their blog so was just wondering who was visiting from Minneapolis, drop me a comment so I can read your blog too!

Friday, April 11, 2008

Just had a mess about with the camera taking pics at different angles and thought this was a very funny pic of Milly, does she look strange or what?

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Design Team Layout


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Saturday, April 5, 2008

Not much to write about today.......

It has been glorious weather here, the sun has been shining most of the day and the temp reached about 18C. Spring is definately in the air.

I managed to do some scrapping during the week but can't show you the layouts as they are for the design team.

I hope you are all haveing a great weekend, what are you all up to?

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Another bird house!!! but this one is functional hanging from the magnolia tree overlooking the deck, the perfect place to watch the birds, the only thing is, I dont know what half of them are!! so what type is this?

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Peak of some of my design team work

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What did I tell you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! These birdhouses are so addictive that I did another one last night!!!! This one is absolutely tiny it is only approx 5cm in height!!!!! and as you can see not only is it so cute but its also a wind chime, and it was only $1!!! I have about another 4 to alter different shapes but about the same size. Even DH liked this one and asked me to do one for his office but obviously not in pink!!!

I just received a few comments on the other bird house I posted last night so here is my technique if you can call it that:

I used patterned papers for the roof, front, back and sides. First of all I painted the whole house with gesso then the bits that I wasn't going to paper I painted with acrylics on both the houses its the pink parts. I then covered the other bits with paper.

These houses are not functional as such, just pretty!!!:) I guess if I decorated them with something else then they could be used outside but I can't think of any bird that would fit in the wind chime house so that is just functional but the other one is the right size for a bird. Hope this makes sense and if anyone wants any other info let me know I am happy to explain.

This is a tissue holder for the car!! It fits into the cup holder. It is a culvers shake cup (for those of you in the UK I am sure that Starbucks do a cup with a lid just like this) and all I did was cover it with paper and add the ribbon. The tissues are the ones that come in a square box, I just had to play about with it a bit so they dispensed properly.

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

I altered this bird house the other day, its to go in my craft room when it eventually gets finished!Watch this space for more bird houses, they are addictive!

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