Thursday, April 21, 2011


Little Miss Petal
Demanding Attention
Well hello again, it has been a few weeks since I last blogged, it has been a hectic time here for me what with medical appointments and other such things that life throws at you. The kittens are now twice the size they were when I first bought them home and we have a knew addition to our fur family called Petal. She is a little cat that my daughter hand raised when she found them dumped in the back yard and they had been abandoned by their mother, she origonally had a boy and a girl and she has hand raised them from about 4 days old. But it is time for the little girl to be desexed Emily was not able to afford it, and she was afraid if she kept her she would become pregnant by her brother so she asked me to try and rehome her, well that was never going to happen :) She is a very sweet and affectionate little girl and we love her dearly. She demands attention and this is the photo of her demanding attention from my mother when she was trying to fill out her entry forms for a dog show :)

Triv Sleeps with his eyes half open the Lounge is right next to the Fire.
Tired Kitty's they need sleep as they don't sleep at night :)
Mischievious little minx's I dropped the paper bag on the floor and they decided it was there for them :)
This is Harley he likes to sleep on my keyboard, if I dare walk away from the computer for even a minute he claims it for himself :)
Feeding time at the Zoo !
Here they are earning their keep this was their first mouse but they had this bewildered look on their faces " OK Mum now that we have caught it what do we do with it?"
" This is MY Slipper all MINE!"
Harley playing with Morag one of Mum's dogs :)
My two little ginger kittens are giving me hours of pleasure as I watch them grow up they are so naughty :) Craig said we should have called them M&M Mischief and Mayhem and I do think that would have been very appropriate. One of them Harley is afraid of nothing and is getting him self into alsorts of trouble he is not afraid of any of mums dogs either and it is quite funny when he walks over the crate and puts his paws through and she licks him. He fell out of my bedroom window yesterday and it is about a 20 foot drop luckily he was not injured.

 I went to the markets again the other week and bought these few fat 1/4's, there was nothing else much there but apparently she was bringing more bolts of fabric in this week so I will have to go on Sunday and have another look :)
Market Finds
More market finds :)

I have been feeling a bit Blah and decided that I needed a treat so I purchaced these three books they are just lovely. Two of them are written By Barb Adams and Alma Allen from Blackbird Designs, they are along the lines of Jacobean type patterns and they are quite different to anything I have done before, "When the Cold Wind Blows" and " Birds of a Feather"

 the other book has lovely Autumn designs called " A Fresh Look at Seasonal Quilts" and it, of course have some lovely pumpkin designs in it :)) I
also got a few Fat 1/4's when I bought the book :)


Then I got a couple of lovelies from my beautiful frien Vicki from her new shop :) they arrived yesterday super fast shipping arrived to me overnight I got a yummy charm Pack and a meter of bright happy fabric, a pack of the cutest pussycat buttons and some different type of Applique stuff, I hate Visoflex it is useless and does not work terribly well so I am hoping this stuff will be better and if it is I will sure be getting more of it.
I also bought some new cookbooks these have glorious recipes in and if your a lover of Chocolate and Coffee then the Bible is a great book. The Italian food encyclopedia was a bargain from the Markets at only $6 it is about 2 inches thick and it truely is an encyclopedia of Italian Food it has some gorgeous recipes in it.
I have started a felt table runner and this is the design so far, it is lovel even if I do say so myself and it is the perfect project to take to my sit and sew days on Fridays at the Village Sampler.

I wrote about this on the Forum so my friends from there know about this but I wanted to tell all my blogland friends about it too I am going to start a buisness hopefully within the next two months.
For a little while now I have been thinking that I will need to do something soon about working as when Craig and I get married I will no longer be entitled to an of my Disibility pension. So What to do as I need something that will be flexible with my various illnesses and injuries that I carry it turns out that the shop next dooor to my hairderesser in the Village is vacant. I am a qualified Nail Tech so I had a chat to Tish (my hairdresser) about starting up a nail salon, she reckons it is a brilliant idea as she is always getting request from ladies about nails and waxing, which is something else that I have been trained in so I have done some research and the rent on the little shop is ver cheap, and to buy all the stock and things that I will need it will cost me just around $1000. The little shop is perfect, it has a little area at the front with an open fire place lovely natural polished timber floor boards and just white walls on three sides and baltic pine walls on the other. then there is a small door way which leads into another room which will be perfect for my waxing room. I am very excited about it I will be doing Gel Nails, manicures, pedicures, Eyebrow and Eyelash tinting and Waxing I will do all waxing except Brazillian! I am going to do a refresher course on the nails as it has been several years since I did it, and I will be read to go so over the next few weeks I am going to start getting all my supplies in then I will open. It will be perfect for me as there is no heavy lifting or long periods of standing or walking involved so I will be able to keep my own hours to suit myself. I will take my computer with me so I can be on here if I want to and I will also be able to take my hand sewing with me for when I am inbetween clients. I am ver excited about it all so tell me what do ou think??? I will just do a six month lease to start with and see how it goes and if it does well then I will continue and if it does not do well then I have not really lost too much and I can always sell the equipment if it fails. The way I look at it is If I dont give it a try I will never know I like to think I am a glass half full type of Gal!

Anyhow that is just about it from me for today throw me some suggestions for names or my new venture, keeping in mind that I have not legally changed my name to Olivia yet although I may do that at the same time and also the Village where I live is called Lilydale.

Massive Cyber Hugs to you all have a lovely and safe Easter



  1. You have got some fantastic things Liv and its always great to see what you get. Love all your books and you should get some great inspiration from them. Good luck with your new business and I hope it works really well for you. hugs Vicki xx

  2. Wow this is great news for you, starting your own business and also to suit your lifestyle. Great. Sure it will be a great success. A friends daughter also started her tiny salon and she does just great.
    I see your kitty's are also growing up very quickly like my Charka kitty. Have not forgot about your fabric am waiting for some to come by post and will then post to you. Hugs and take care

  3. kittens are so cute ;-)
    good luck with the new business - how exciting ;-)

  4. Your fur family is gorgeous and very entertaining. Good luck with the new venture.

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