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Monday, August 27, 2012

kids Storage Idea's

Love the tree it is such a fun piece of useful art to have in a children's bedroom or play room, I would have loved that while growing up it would have been a magical bedroom.

My son is too old for this now, but thought it was a great idea.

Found Here

I think this would be good for any age group & looks quite easy to do.

I love this, but the window in my daughters bedroom is far to big to create this look I guess I could do the desk on the far side wall instead.

Found Here

Then I could add the window seat, just got to convince my hubby now wish me luck :)

Lainey :)

All images credited

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Grease is the word!!

Well I have neglected my blog of late & there has been a reason, I have gotten back to what I used to do many years ago just for a couple of months.

You see I used to be a professional dancer many moons ago & stopped when I was in my 30's to be a full time mum which I embraced & have loved every minute of it, I just got my fix when doing the house work while listening to music I would dance around, its great get's you through all the boring chores :)

I had to put a stop to it when I was doing my creations as I would never get the garment finished, (may be now and again I can get carried away) well I love the feeling of dancing its wonderful to just let go!!!

I never got back to it properly which I trully regrett but as I got on with family life I stopped beliving in myself thinking well its in the past I had my go, move on, I will be no good any more & to old, I so lacked confidence any excusse I would have it.

Well the kids are growing up & my heart was always thinks of that feeling you get when performing I think its always with you, with me I got it dancing around at home or at a Zumba class.

So a month ago I plucked up the courage (with the help of my family) & decided to go to an audition for Grease the musical at the local Amature dramatics company which put on the most professional shows here in Mackay.

I went for the chorus as been 14 years since the last time I performed it was a good place to start we sang first then had to be put into groups of dance ability I just went with the flow danced my socks of my gosh I was having a ball loving every minute of it, the feeling was fantastic.

The next thing I know I am being called up to do another routine with all the young girls my gosh at this time I'm bussing they wanted to decide on the role for Cha Cha, at this point I'm thinking OMG!!

Well I get the call back to read some of the script,  I am overwhelmed, my part of the audition then is over & I get a tap to say thanks for coming & off I go home thinking what a great day I have had & I would just love to be in the Chorus as the feeling of performing again was just a great!!

Got the call at 6pm "Congratulations Cha Cha" OMG!!!! I was amazed well my daughter was laughing at my reaction at this point & so pleased for me.

So now I have 2 months to get my self fit again so stretching & running every day, you see I had to do the splits in the audition Arrrrr  I just went for it didnt think I was 44yrs at that point I was re living the moment of being 20 again, you should have seen the bruise on my knee!!!  It took a few days  for my inner thigh to recover too hee hee.

Rehearsals are going well its a great feeling even if its just this 1 time performing I will cherish every moment & be glad to be a part of the company, as I have become a member now it will be nice to offer my services backstage for other productions, even I know the body can only do so much.

I will try & get some posts together soon, hope I haven't lost to many of you.

Lainey :) x

Image: my own

Monday, May 21, 2012

Mushroom Soup


This is the best mushroom soup ever well I think so any way!!  

As the weather is getting a little cooler in the evenings  this does the trick to warm you up.

1lb (454kg)  Portobello Mushrooms  chopped
2 cups vegetable stock (hot) I use continental stock pots one little pot makes the 2 cups just dissolve one stock pot in 2 cups of boiling water 
2 onions chopped small pieces
2 cloves garlic chopped
3oz Butter
2 tbs Plain Flour
Cream to server (optional)

I took some pictures to show starting from top left.

Fry the onions, garlic & butter in a large pan stir for a few minutes to glaze.
Add chopped mushrooms & cook for 4 min's keep stirring
Add flour & stir it through
Add hot stock & stir

Cook on stove for 15mins (don't boil) & stir a few times.

I normally leave to stand for 5 mins then put my hand held whisk through just to make sure all the soup is smooth then heat through & serve with some cream (optional)

I also warm a crusty loaf with a sprinkling of Parmesan cheese over the top in the oven for a few minutes, tasty to dip this is one of my favourite soup recipes hope you enjoy it as much as I do, it makes about 4 bowls, I will be enjoying it tonight.

Lainey :) x

Images: Calico Child 

Monday, May 7, 2012

Make Grow Thrift

Just a quick one today & very easy nothing clever at all I just wanted underneath my desk to be tidy it has been driving me mad for ages it just looks awful, I decided it needs to be hidden so this is what I came up with.

One basket cannot remember were I got it from as I had been using it in my kitchen to hold all my plastic containers, need to get a new basket now!!  Spotlight will have them.

To cut out my circle I used a tape roll for a guide as it was big enough for the plugs to fit through, I used a leather man knife so be careful what ever you use.

I am now happy I have nice hidden wires & I can even put in some of my magazines so feeling very tidy!!!

If you have any things you have created grown or thrifted please share it here on Jodies blog  she would love to see you drop by.

Lainey :) x

Images: Calico Child & The Habby Goddess

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Custom Made

Just made a nappy holder  for a lady who is expecting her first child & wanted something in the nursery to keep all her nappies neat & tidy.

Her theme was Mini Mouse so I thought this would really suit.

I really enjoyed making this so will be doing some more just go to HERE  if you are interested in me doing a custom order or my made it shop the link is HERE where I will be adding ready made as soon as possible.

Hope you have a great week what ever your plan's.

Lainey :) x

Images: Calico Child

Monday, April 16, 2012

Loving Pink!!

I brought this lovely fabric a couple of weeks ago from Fabric Traders I was so excited when it arrived & so pleased with my fabric choice  (its a little brighter than shown here).  


I thought it would be nice to make a little cover to protect my book its ideal to carry down to the beach or while lounging around the pool (when I get time of course)  I attached some ribbon in the seam so I could use it for my book mark.

I had some more fabric left (yay) so I decided to make some cushions with out zips for a change, I think the bow is quite cute & makes a change from a zip don't you think??

I will have to order some more of this fabric I hope the girls have some more in stock.

Hope you all had a lovely Easter, I did!! Caught up wth all my family had lots of lovely days catching up with them all, it went far to quickly, looking forward to the next time we can all get together again.

These Items can be purchased Here will also be on my Made it store .

Lainey :) x

Images: Calico Child                                                        

Thursday, March 15, 2012

My Creative space!

I love making notice boards for people & I try to make them a little bit different this is one of my pieces I created for a little girls bedroom the 3 boards all sit well together I think, & the ribbons all line up with each board.

I embellished these ones with a few fabric flowers I put together.

If you are interested in a custom made notice board please e-mail me as I would love to create something for you 

Hope you go have a look at some other great creations over HERE

Thanks for stopping by Lainey :) x

Images: Calico Child