Sunday, July 3, 2011

The Giveaway Draw

Hi ho all well I should have drawn this over a week ago but because I did not have a good or reliable internet connection my opportunities to get on and do anything wee spasmodic to say the least. Anyhow That is all fixed now and I am now hooked up with a great ADSL package so hopefully that will negate the need to use this pesky pre paid mobile stick. :) Any how I have drawn my giveaway and the lucky winners are.................. VICKI :) and SANDY:) two of my forum buddies, so congratulations Girls I will get your surprise package of goodies off to you later this week :)

Thanks to everyone who had suggestions for the salon I will definately be implemeting some of those.

Now here are a couple of pics of the last of the decals that came in for the salon, It was really hard to get up and ve very very fiddly, It took me 4 hours to do it but I think it is worth it and it just finishes it off nicely.

That is all for today have a wonderful week Love and Hugs Olivia

Saturday, June 25, 2011


Hello everyone,

Well it has been an interesting week I still donot have my ADSL internet up yet so I am doing this on the go slow pre paid stick which is frustrating to say the least.

Some of the wall decals arrived this week for the Salon and I have put them up so here ae some photos of them on the walls, the others should arrive this week so I will take some piccy's of them and upoad when I have attatched them to the walls. So far I am very happy with them and I think they will finish off the decore nicely. I will be getting the random geneator to do the picking of the winner for my giveaway later today so stay tuned for that :) Good luck to all who have entered I have a nice selection of goodies ready to send off to the lucky winner.

I hope your all well and Happy have a great week

Hugs Olivia

Saturday, June 18, 2011


Hi  everyone :)

In celebration of my grand opening of my little salon I have decided to have a "GIVE AWAY" All you need to do is have a look at my blog and leave a comment and a suggestion of things I could have for sale in my Salon. Keep in mind, I already have lots of cosmetics and nail art items for sale, I have also made some yummy lavender filled heat packs. :)

 The prize will be a mystery bag of goodies, which will be full to the brim with lots crafty bits & pieces :) I have had fun this morning sorting out what to include. The givaway will run for one week and I will draw it sometime next Sunday.

So ladies put your thinking caps on and send in your suggestions

Love and Hugs
Olivia xxx

Saturday, June 11, 2011


Well hello all my blogland friends, it has been quite some time since I have updated my blog. I have been unwell and had a little spell away from the computer.

I am also in the process of changing al our phones and internet and Mobiles over to Craig's buisness and unfortunately it has been more difficult than anticipated. I am still without my internet so am using a prepaid modem and the connection and signal strenght is unreliable. Hopefully I will have it all sorted b the end of this week.

Since I was last here, I have added to more fur babies to my kitty family Jasper and Winston. All my new fabrics came in, I officially got engaged :) and I have opened up a little waxing and Nail Salon in Lilydale the village I live in. :)

So without further ado here are some pics for you all to leave comment on.

First up my lovely engagement and wedding rings I am ordering a second wedding band the same as the one in the photo and I will have one infront and one behind the engaement ring.

Say hello to Winston & Jasper our new additions to our kitty family.  Winston is long haired and Jasper is medium haired. He was an orphaned kitten and is about 9 weeks old but very very small he has doubled in size since I bought him home but he has no teeth except for his K9's on both top and bottom jaws. But very very cute and very very demanding.:) He is actually a lot cuter than this photo it is not the most flattering one. Winston is about 8 weeks old and is bigger than Jasper and a very greedy litle mite I will have to watch him that I don't over feed him and make him fat.

This is an updated photo of Triv and Harley they have grown so much i the past few weeks since I introduced them and I think they are going to be quite large cats.

There is also one of Jasper and Jack the oldest and the youngest and the biggest and smallest, You can really see how tiny Jasper s when he is next to Jack who at 14kg is far to huge, you can see on his head a nasty abcess which I have been treating.
And this is one of all 8 cats having their dinner. I will not get any more now that will do me for awhile :)

These are some photos of Mum's Puppy a Gordon Setter, as huge as he is he is only 10 months old and Harley. they are totally in love with each other and everytime mum tries to groom Laird, Harley gets up on the table and has a smooch. Laird tries to pick him up and carry him ike a toy and Harley does not object.:)

Next are all the photos I have taken of my salon, I only have one wall unit to put together in there today and I found some lovely vynal wall decals of Purple butterflies and flowere that are almost identical to my buisness cards they should hopefully be here within the next 3 weeks and I will photgraph them and post them. I have a passion for all shades of purple and I thought Butterflies were so pretty so that is how I have done the decor in the salon. I hope you all like it as much as I do.

I havn't been completely craftless in the past couple of months I have started on this Table runner all done in felt :)

I was waiting on a lot of fabrics to come in from the US. well I got the first box but waited and waited for the second box I contacted the seller and they sent me all the forms to claim a refund and I had printed them and filled them out and was ready to scan and send back when lo and behold they turned up on Friday, they had gone via Germany and Spain back to the Us and finally to me it is very well travelled fabric there is in excess of 70 yards. I will be hosting a giveaway in the next few days in celebration of my Engagement :)

Well my lovely friends that is me all caught up :) I hope everyone is well and happy. I will sort out a givaway in the next day or two and let you know on the forum when it is open for entry.

Love and Hugs Olivia xxoo

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