Hi all …. well I am feeling a little rejuvenated at the moment, its been a long lack lustre year around here…. its been just over a year since the passing away of our baby, James.
I have to admit the house and gardens here have suffered in what could only be described as the worst year of our lives. Not that a pretty garden or clean house will change anything but I think a pretty garden and clean house is just what is needed around here to get our lives back in order and get us motivated to enjoy life again rather than just going through the motions….
" an angel in the book of life,
wrote down your baby's birth.
whispered as she closed the book
too beautiful for this earth "
So after spending the last week having a big household and garage clean out I am feeling a lot better ( i think) and looking forward to a better year than the last one and what better time to have a big clean out then now… spring is just around the corner here even if it doesn't feel or like it in the least, its still coming …. I know it is I bought some daisies :)
I thought i would share a few pics or should i say photographs now ;) from my field trip with the photography course gang. We had a brief of what was required on the day such as an example of a slow shutter speed, fast shutter speed, depth of field etc we were not allowed to edit the photos in any way (tho a few people did … yep you know who you are lol). We had a great day taking photos, talking, laughing (lots of laughing) and a nice seaside lunch as well. So even though I didn't want to do the course and I thought I wasn't in the right frame of mind and I felt like I didn't want to meet new people, I think it could have been the best thing my husband has ever pushed me into doing so thank you Joe for pushing me out of my comfort zone …. waaaay out :)
I did edit this photo and changed it into black and white but didn't hand it in with the my other selections
even though i really liked the way it turned out
Just a small selection of the days efforts but you get the idea :)
Now for Graces 21st Birthday Cake ….
Queen of Hearts
well after my last post I should have kept my fingers crossed cause we had a huge design disaster when the crown I had made for the top of the cake fell apart mid flight when I went to place it on top of the finished cake!!!
Yes …a disaster :(
so of course I had to rethink and salvage what I could at the last minute, not quite as fabulous as I had
envisioned but the birthday girl was very happy with the finished product
The cake was a vanilla cake with pale pink rosewater buttercream
(all delicious of course)
covered in red fondant
gumpaste roses, pocket watch, hearts, topper and heart sceptre
also with feathers and black ribbon accents
and here are a few photographs of our beautiful Miagi for no reason whatsoever :)
I did get a new lens so that was excuse to play around out the back in a little rare afternoon sunshine.
Miagi is proving to be quite the cooperative model when having little test runs
doesn't hurt that he is a bit on the good looking side either ;)
More cakes to come, on the 10th October I have two to deliver and they couldn't be more different!
One is a two tier white and silver cake with big bow topper and the other a two tier rustic ( no fondant !!) buttercream covered cake with bunting cake topper to be presented on a wooden slab and did i mention I am going to one of these weddings ??!!! A very big day for me…. its all about me of course ;)
Before the wedding cake extravaganza I am heading to Canberra to house/pet sit for my mum for 10 days, a whole lot longer than I like to be away from my home ( oohhh and husband of course) but I thought I should be nice to my mother. Not a brutal place to stay, she lives next door to my brother on his property (she can't trust my brother to feed the animals lol) so Cooper, Thomas and I will be relaxing in the middle of nowhere so I plan to take some of the handmade bits I need to do for the wedding cake orders and of course some crochet to do of a night seeming its still freezing there ( they live an hour away from the snowfields).
On another note I realise my posts have been few and far between so I am trying to get back to posting more regularly. I sort of feel if I can't get into doing a regular post I may as well stop all together ?? but hey maybe I can get back into the swing of things and get motivated to share a bit of my life, moments and what I have been creating again.
Funnily enough when I started this blog it was because my friend encouraged me to do it cause I was making over all the rooms in the house ( i had never even heard of blogs before this and then i only thought there were home decor blogs it was ages after starting the blog i realised there were craft ones as well as any other topic you can think of!) It didn't take long for me to veer off from posting about my home decor changes to family outings, crafts, crochet and of course cakes and cooking but never fear I hadn't forgotten about my house I just don't post about those as much (if ever anymore). Sometimes I don't even know what theme my blog is when asked, but I have finally settled on ….
"its about me and what I am inspired to do that week " :)
Thank you for stopping by
Have a lovely weekend