Monday, April 27, 2009

100th Post Blog Giveaway

My little angel modelling some of my newest creations - hair clips!

- Precious Lily Handmade Vintage Design -
is my new logo for my handmade products.
Inspired by my little bump Lily.

Hello everyone, I have been itching to sit and blog, but being at number 100 post, I kept putting it off till I had something to use for my giveaway. I still haven't thought of anything big or amazing, but have been making some gorgeous little yo yo hair clips and thought I would show you those. If anyone would like a set, then make a comment on this post and I will draw a name out of the hat next Tues. I know they won't be everyones cup of tea, as they are probably more suited to the little princess in your life, or I guess could be worn as a brooch to spruce up a cardi or something for you. Anyway, if anyone would like to enter, then comment here, and the winner will be notified next Tues and will be offered their choice of the three sets shown below. That is it. Simple as anything.

Set 1

Set 2

Set 3

This photo shows the back of one of the clippies.
Strong alligator style, pinch and slide on, then let go.
And these tiny little ones I made for the little baby girls at TLC in Africa where my precious friend Tammy has just gone back over to a few weeks ago. TLC is a loving orphange that take in abandoned babies and looks after them and most of the time finds loving adoptive homes for them. The precious babies have black afro hair as you can imagine so I made these with black tiny clips which will be camoflage in their hair and will just be a burst of colour.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Back in the Saddle!

Boy it felt good yesterday to have a lovely friend over and to start getting creative again. It has been soooo long since I have done any designing or creating. Pretty much since late last year. So yesterdays fun was very welcome and has helped me to enjoy a side to me that I had just about shut out. I just realised this post is number 99 so out of tradition, I will try and make the next one a giveaway post. Will have a think about it and let you know. Ok, as I promised in the last post, I have included some photos of my card making yesterday. I may look back in a few months and cringe at my first attempts lol, but hey, it has been about 6 months since I have done anything at all remotely creative. So here goes, be kind... ox Ali

Here are some of the coordinating envelopes I did for each one. Ciao for now lovelies. ox Ali

Sunday, April 12, 2009

How blessed are We?

It has been so very long since my last post and for that I apologise. I just have felt like I had nothing worth sharing. But seeing as I got a new background image from a very generous lady and made myself a new matching banner, I thought I better share something with you.

We have just sold our house and had it settle a couple of days ago. We have moved to a new suburb and we are in and so happy in our new home. It is much bigger than the last place we called home. We have been so very blessed and our Precious Father has had His faithful hand over this whole process.

Matt has been away a lot of late which has been hard to take. My emotions have been all over the place with the move and the pregnancy and then being left alone with the three kids so much of the time. To be honest I started to come undone today. I cried alot of the day with so many mixed emotions and a heavy heart. I am yet to find my purpose this year. I have felt so lost and not sure what to do with myself.

Anyway, I won't let it beat me, and will make sure I overcome this heaviness soon. Thank you to all of you who visit me even though it has been so long between posts. I have just started to sort out my new studio here at the new home and have been starting to collect card making things again. I am going to try my hand at real handmade cards without my trusty computer, so that should be fun. I have a friend coming over to get creative with me so that will be nice. See what we come up with and I may post some photos of our first lot of creations if we can come up with some on Tues.

Our pregnancy is progressing well. We have named our little bump Lily already, so we don't have to say 'the baby' or 'it'. We shall see whether she keeps her bump name or takes on a different one as we get closer and more serious about names. For now, Lily sits well with us and it is such a dear name. I am 23 weeks pregnant now and time is going rather quickly. I have been more tired this time around and out of breath a lot of the time. My fitness has hit rock bottom I am afraid and I am already dreaming of the day when Lily will be in my arms and I will be able to get fit and healthy and feel myself again. Counting down the days...

Well I truly hope you are all well. I have been lurking around some of your blogs of late and they really do help me. You inspire me to be creative and I just love looking at all of your finds and creations. I don't seem to get out much so seeing your adventures is the next best thing.

Love to you all and talk again real soon. ox Ali