Sunday, 15 January 2017


Hello again,

So my trip to western Sydney went well but was extremely hot, I arrived in plenty of time for my appointment to discover I was seeing a different Doctor, who made the announcement that my usual specialist had passed away almost 12 months ago... he was a lovely man and my parents first met him when my older brother was six. 

I have almost reached the magical five years of desensitisation and the new doctor said I do not have to have more needles for now! Yippee!!!!! but if my allergies flare up again I will have to start up again (hopefully not back to the beginning, it means going back to weekly injections at my local GP office)

On to more interesting things

Today I am sharing a few of the gifts made for Christmas for my Mum, niece and sister-in-law and an extra owl calendar for a friend from my school years as a moving in gift…, I’ve noticed on Pinterest so many different ways to use the little calendar tabs, I first saw the oh so cute Owl calendar over at Sarah’s blog Mallows Crafts and fell in love with it, so as we tend to get UK craft magazines up to three months after the issue is released I was happy to find the pattern inside and headed straight to the Papercraft Inspirations website to download a full size pattern… then I just had to wait until the 2017 calendar tabs were available. Expect to see a few more calendars popping up here soon, as a they come in packs of ten… 

Mum’s calendar is the blue owl and it sits on the fridge, she was quite impressed when she opened it on Christmas day. The green owl will be headed north to Queensland for my friend, every year at Christmas when I hear from her she has moved again and she’s on the move again in mid-January, so I’m holding on to the owl for a bit longer, I resized the template to make it a little smaller to fit in the post.

I also made two note pad and calendars for my niece and sister-in-law using supermarket mini note pads and managed to find some ‘Retro’ pens in miniature to accompany them. For some reason I managed to reverse the pattern

For my niece I went with bright papers and picked out some scrap card and paper that went well with those colours

For my Sister-in-Law I used her favourite colour and some scraps from making a wedding card along with the black and metallic purple paper from my scrap box

What I used:-
AC Wave, Cricket, Amethyst and Leaf Cardstock
Shimelle 6” paper pad
Tiny Brads from stash
Scraps of black, white and stone cardstock
Foam dots
Couture Creations Calendar tabs
Recycled Magnet and chipboard
Calendar and notepad
Mini note pads
Couture creations Calendar tabs
Memory Box Madeline Bird die
Memory box Parker Numerals
Elizabeth Crafts Butterfly overlay one die set
Butterfly die from China
Googly eyes
250 and 300gsm card for bases (white and silver)
Bling from stash last swirl on sheet!
Scraps of paper and card in various colours

I would like to enter the Owl calendars in:

I would like to enter the Easel note pad and calendars in

Thank you for looking in...
Have a wonderful week...

P.S. A Huge Thank you to all the lovely visitors who take the time to leave me a message, I truly appreciate them all.

*I would love to send some of our excess heat to those who are experiencing the extreme cold just now, if only I had a fan big enough... or swap places (if only I had a passport)* the other day in NSW we had temperatures ranging from 8C to 44C in various parts of the state!

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