Thursday, 24 October 2013

When the little man first started Kindy I thought I would have heaps of time to play in my craft room, boy was I wrong! He goes two days a week and it takes around 25 minutes to get there and then another 25 minutes to get home, then once I'm home I start doing all the stuff I want to do while he's not under my feet, and it is lonely, sometimes I turn the tv on for awhile to have cartoons playing so I have that background noise, What will I do when he starts school next year!!!!!
I did get a couple of hours to play with some paint and gesso and I did this layout of a group of friends and I at retreat.
My background is black paint through a stencil I made using Stampin up! Lattice Bigz die, and the blue is spray through a piece of scrap paper that I had punched some circles in for another project, then I stamped and drew some circles and then I gessoed over the whole lot to tone it down a bit, I have used a bit of designer paper from Stampin up! Venetian Romance and a frame from my stash with a bit of Prima's Lyric under it with the word friend showing in the middle, with a few flowers and buttons I was finished.
It was also my Husbands birthday so I baked him a cake, I'm not very good at cakes but I really enjoy making them, and the little man really enjoys eating them! So I made him a vanilla cake with chocolate buttercream and chocolate fingers around the edge to hold the 'mud' and pigs in.
We enjoyed it and it tasted it good.
I also made my first Ricotta cheese, I used Wendyl Nissen recipe from her green goddess site, and it was really yummy and easy to make, I would show you a photo but it didn't last long enough, so tomorrow I'm going to make more but in a larger volume, and hopefully I might get a photo before it all goes!
so I will leave you all with a photo of my cake and catch you next time
happy craftin 

Saturday, 12 October 2013

It's being a little while!!

It's being a little while since I've been on here, I have been a little busy the last month, and below is one of the reasons why, Little prima was born on the 3rd of September then Friday was born on the 13th (no photo of Friday) so now I am milking two cows, feeding the two calves and a couple of pet lambs, and we have puppies too. I love spring because there are babies everywhere, we even have some baby chickens running around.
I like homemade everything, so when the calves are on once a day I'm  going to try my hand at making cheese, I make butter and homemade ice-cream(Yum!) I will let you know how my cheese goes, all the blogs that make it say 'It's not hard' could be a bit of fun!!

 I have not had much time in my craft room, and at night I'm just a little tired, but I did get to spend a weekend at Prima Artventure!! Wow what a weekend, So much talent in one place, the tutors were amazing, I had such a wonderful time, I did Trina McClune's class, Pandora's box and it was everything and more, my book now sits pride of place on my bookshelf.
Well I'm going to say goodnight for now and go and knit some of my Christmas presents, I have decided this Christmas most of my gifts will be homemade so over the next few weeks I will be trying out different recipes of things to make, starting with bath bombs so until next time 'Happy Craftin' ( I will leave you with a photo of my son and 'his' puppies)

Friday, 30 August 2013

Some photos

Hello, tonight I thought I would post some photos of some of my stuff, I hope you enjoy!
This is my first attempt at a canvas and I have drawn the lady, not perfect but i'm happy with it.
The next one is an altered tin and I really like the way it turned out this is my first go at a tin, and I learned the hard way to sand everything ! lol.
 
And my last one for tonight is my favourite, I love this picture of my son and with the back ground colour being quite bright your eye is drawn to the photo, then there is lost of interesting things to look at, it just seams to come together
With a couple of close ups
 
That's all from me for now, until next time
Happy craftin
 
Katrina
xxx

Thursday, 22 August 2013

Some Cards

Good Morning, I said I would put some photos of my work so here are a few of my cards that I have done in the last couple of months, Next week I will post some of my OTP projects. Have a good day
TTFN
Katrina


This next one is one of my favourites at the moment I just love the vertical stairs they look sooo neat.

Monday, 19 August 2013

Retreat!

Woo Hoo! I have just survived my first weekend retreat, I  went with some absolutely lovely ladies and enjoyed every minute, Our weekend Hostess was Shirley from Palmerston North's StampnScrap and we stayed at El Rancho in Waikanae. in amongst some laughing and a lot of talking I got a little bit of crafting done. but since I got home I have been catching up with housework/ washing, so I haven't even unpacked my bags yet!!! I will leave you all with a few photos and in the next couple of days I will post some photos of my cards I have been making.
Happy craftin'
Katrina
 

Saturday, 10 August 2013

Good morning!

good morning, and a big hello!
Hopefully over the next few post I will introduce myself and the things in my life that inspire me, My blog will be mainly crafting but will also have other interest of mine.
Since this is my first ever go at blogging it could take me awhile to get things running smoothly, so please bear with me. Please feel free to leave comments or advice.