Monday, December 13, 2010

twine team.teabags.teacups.

i am absolutely delighted to advise that i was recently chosen to join the twinery design team. so many lovely colours with so many lovely uses. if you are on my christmas list you can be sure to find your gift wrapped up in twine this year.

my first project was planned to be a box of teabags attached to some of this gorgeous twine to be given as a christmas gift. however being more of a scrapbooker at heart the teabags landed on this page! in keeping with my blog name this colour twine is called cappuccino - how appropriate for me. we shall see how the teabags last on acid free paper. at very least the page will have a beautiful orange aroma from the "fantastic orange" flavoured bags. (one of my favourite teas)

(my apologies but this page has been selected for publication - it will be back as soon as it has been through the printer!)
although if youre rather more of a maraschino girl, perhaps this twine is more your cup of tea :-)

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

poop. playmobil. parties.

sorry i fell off the bandwagon a bit lately, i've been scooping poop! Santa's Reindeer Poop. LOL.

 I made these for the bizarre last week and was then convinced by my partner in crime that the reindeer should also get treats for all their voila - Santa's Reindeer Treats.
and in between scooping December arrived together with a Playmobil Advent calender much to someone's delight very early on the 1st December....and everyday since.
and last but not least we celebrated Sami Claus Day together with friends. Although for the first time in our 8 years of this tradition (with the same families) the big man in the red suit didnt actually come to our house. We decided this year that the siblings should make their list of "good and not-so-good" points about each other rather than have them through the eyes of Mum and Dad oops i mean, Sami Claus. It was extremely entertaining and touching. Each child sat in these chairs as the truths were revealed.
Hopefully now i can get back to regular silly season shopping and the likes.

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

trees. tags. twine.

its the school Christmas bizarre this week so i have been busy making tags for candles (as you do)
tying twine to cookie cutters and coasters
and twisting ribbon round coat hangers. hopefully they will all find a new home under some little one's tree.

Friday, November 26, 2010


if youre a twine fan then The Twinery is the place for you - they will be giving 30% OFF EVERY order that comes through from Monday, November 29 from 12am-11:59 pm - ONLY MONDAY!! The code that you need to use at checkout is: CRAZYSALE30.

we woke up to our first dusting of snow this morning. the kids were ecstatic i could have quite easily gone without. its far too early for that caper. the best place to be is indoors, christmas shopping, along with half of z├╝rich :-) i'll be there if youre looking for me this afternoon.

last but not least, look for this blog swap coming to a screen near you soon!

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a very Happy Thanksgiving to those of you celebrating.

Monday, November 22, 2010

'nuff paper chase.numb

i didnt make the team. 'nuff said. but i did get a request for a page from the new zealand magazine debuting next march - NZ Paper Chase. very excited about that and look forward to seeing it in print. also received my complimentary copy of Creating Keepsakes - "Scrapbooking Everyday Memories" with a page about parihaka in the celebrate your town section. to think we were in new zealand this time last year. in more mundane everyday news, its freezing here and snow is forecast for wednesday. time to dust off the merino scarf, possum gloves and ugg boots. winter has hit.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010


i was stunned and amazed to find my name on this design team finalist list yesterday and am now counting down the hours until tomorrow when the fortunate few will be announced. if nothing else this has been a huge boost to my confidence. just one more sleep.

Saturday, November 13, 2010


i've arrived finally and am quite possibly the last person on the planet to have a blog but hopefully i will prove the saying wrong - you CAN teach an old dog new tricks. hello and welcome to my scrappy world.

This cork was from a bottle of red wine we enjoyed whilst
 dining at a restaurant in Lugano, Switzerland this past summer.
Celebration pps-Teresa Collins/Gemstones-Queen & Co/In Stitches border punch-Fiskars