Monday, April 21, 2008



This is quite exciting - my first blog on our new updated page. I just love the look and listening to the soothing music. It has given me the inspiration I needed to get myself organised and back in action.
There is also a little girl who is putting the sunshine back into my life and her name is Tara. She is a ruby Cavalier King Charles Spaniel and is now 12 weeks old.

I didn't know if I was ever going to have another dog after my beautiful Bella passed away at the age of 11 years. But 15 months later here I am with a gorgeous little girl who has stolen every ones heart. She is already a favourite with Aunty Lyn who drops in on her way home from work for a cuddle.

The only one who isn't too happy about the arrival of Tara is my Daughter's little dog named Indi. She has had 'Grandma' to herself for a while so sharing isn't on her agenda at the moment but she is slowly coming around. Tara doesn't help when she jumps all over her and tries to bite her ears.

I feel guilty saying this but I found Tara on the internet - it seems a harsh way to buy a precious little puppy. Tara was born in Inverell so our journey to collect her turned into a short 4 day holiday. We drove through Kyogle, Casino, Grafton, Armidale and then on to Inverell. My Husband and I had never driven down that way before so it was all new and interesting. We actually got to see the start of the Autumn colours - really lovely as we don't see too much of that on Bribie.

We picked up Tara early in the morning and drove back home in one day. She travelled perfectly. Frequent stops in parks along the way meant that we talked to a lot of people. It is amazing what effect a puppy has on people - they open up and tell stories of their own pets and then strangers become friends for a short time.

I realize now how much I have been missing Bella but I couldn't be happier with the way Tara is fitting into our family. Tara will never take Bella's place in my heart but she has already found a new place in my heart which is just for her.


I promise next time to blog about something other than my puppy but I will keep you updated with her progress.

Something to make you smile to finish off my ramblings for tonight.

eight matching plates, wine glasses with stems, and a receipe for a meal that will make her guests feel honoured.

Till next time -Live, Laugh, Love

Saturday, April 12, 2008

Some Boutique Items & Lyn's Shabby Bedroom!!!!

Inspiration For 2008


Lyn & Lee-Ann have been having a time out from blogging and shabby web boutique business lately, however the time has come to get back on track. Our blog has had a makeover and we hope you get a wow reaction as you are visiting.

Even though we haven't been posting, I have still been reading all my favourites and lots more. There are so many lovely and inspiring blogs out there I decided to enlist the help of my daughter and her talented computer skills to redesign our blog and this is it. I hope you enjoy.

Lee-Ann is busy at the moment house training their newest member to the family, Tara. You will meet the very sweet Tara when she blogs next.

We both went to the local Caboolture Markets last Sunday morning and both acquired a couple of finds. The green lustre vase I may put into the vintage category in sweet tea and roses. Stay tuned and see.

A paint brush seems to have taken control of my hand and is currently creating magic with white paint. Some furniture items are getting a new look to go with the shabby transformation of my little cottage "Sunrise Cottage".

I am slowly getting the creative spirit back and can curl up on my new sofa and stitch, scheme up new ideas, and generally spread mags, craft gear, the odd biscuit or sweet thing around and before you know it there is a mess, but as we all know thats how the best creations happen.

I am wanting to start a couple of altered books, that is something I really love to do the one in the photo is one I did for my daughter Megan for Xmas before last.

I did 3 actually one each for Lee-Ann's daughters as well -all different and in their favourite colour theme. A great challenge but worth it.

Anyway must dash, a big thank you to Megs for such a great job, especially when she has Lily and Bailey to keep her busy, but you know what they say give a job to a busy person and it will happen.

Thanks heaps - love Mum
Bye for now, stay happy......Lyn

Monday, April 7, 2008


My Name is Lily Eva and this is me asleep in my highchair after a hard day. I am Lyn's darling grand daughter and I love it when she comes up to Mount Isa and visits us. My brother Bailey and I have lots of fun with Nanny.
We can't wait until we see her again.
Lots of Love