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What’s keeping me busy???

Where have the past 3 weeks gone…..I promised to update you on quite a few things in the last post but the days have slipped by.  So, what has been keeping me busy??  Two words, the SCHOOL FAIR.   It promises to be a great day, albeit a little wet.  Just hoping the it won’t be QUITE as wet as Mr Weatherman predicts.

So,  if you are looking for something to do tomorrow, in addition to remembering to vote, pop along to our fair.  There’s lots of FANTASTIC craft goods, yummy cakes, rides for the little ones,  sausage sizzle, some AMAZING Silent Auction items, including a signed and framed Collingwood jumper from this years premiership side!  And much much more.  And as an added bonus the hall is a polling booth so you can even cast you vote !

I really need to get some sleep before the big day but here’s the details – would love to see anyone who is interested.

St Benedicts School Fair


Central Avenue, Burwood, 3125.

(And please cross your fingers that it won’t rain TOO much!!!!)

I’m back…….

And it’s SO good to be home!

Our 3 month camping trip to the north of Australia was truly magic……..fantastic family time spent in an incredibly beautiful part of this amazing country.


Then my 3 weeks back here were a blur… time to post or even to catch up on other blogs.  It involved settling back into school and routines, lots of work, dealing with a broken washing machine, back into organising our School Fair and even a quick trip to Sewjourn with the UFO girls which involved as much gardening for me as sewing!

And what little time for crafting I could fit into that was for the school fair…..but we have some amazing goods for sale so more about that to come.

There was the excitement of lots of packages  waiting for me on my return……..thanks girls and I’ll post more about that in the next couple of days as well.

Before I really even had time to unpack my bags it was off to Houston and a busy time at Quilt Market…….yet again Kellie’s amazing work was admired by all and my favorite American gal kept me entertained.   And yes, there will be more of that to come too with photos of market and a sneak peek at the fabrics I bought (because I really need more fabric!!) at Sample Spree.

And last but certainly not least it was off to Sewjourn (less than 24 hours after my plane had landed) to celebrate someone special’s 10th birthday.  (Why do they call them ‘Sleepovers’ when not much sleeping actually occurs???)  Happy Birthday gorgeous Lucy – we are so proud of you!

So it IS great to be home today.   And this is where I intend to stay for a while!

School fair crafting

My girls go to a small school and we had our first School Fair on the day of the last State Election (we are a polling booth).  Well four years rolls around pretty quickly so we are in the full swing of preparations for November this year.  But this time we decided to run a number of craft nights throughout the year.  And so far they have been great!  Each time the room has been buzzing with enthusiasm, ideas and laughter.  They have been more than just craft nights.  Not only have they been productive but they’ve been great for community building as well.  It’s been fun to have time to sit down and chat with friends and there’s been opportunities to meet Mums that I didn’t know.  That’s one of the things I love about craft – they way it brings people together.

So far we’ve done some beading, card making, basic sewing and made some calendars.

I’ve gotten a few ideas from Jenny who ran a very successful stall at her primary school’s fete earlier in the year.  But does anyone else have some ideas or inspiration for quick and easy items to sell at a fete??  I’d love to hear them.