Wednesday, July 30, 2008
Tuesday, July 29, 2008
Friday, July 25, 2008
Thursday, July 24, 2008
It's the 4th anniversary of my darling Big Brother Glyn's passing. Glyn was affectionately known as Max, after the character in the Mad Max movies as he was a crazy kind of person. The things that boy and I could get up to. I was 12 years older than him, but from the day he was born it never mattered. We were the best of friends and always together.
We were in the same bike club and on this day 4 years ago I had gone to have my hair done in the afternoon. I coloured it black with pink streaks. I was on barduty at our clubhouse and just before we closed he left to go to a friend's pub where we were all to meet. He stood on the step, looked round and said "Sister Person you're beautiful and I love you madly." I replied that I loved him tooooooo much. Little did I know that within 15 minutes I was just going to lose 5 weeks of my life, but one of the most important parts of my being.
On his way a drunk driver ignored a red traffic light and hit Max (on his bike) at more than 140km/h. We took a slightly different route to the destination and when I got there I heard that he had been in an accident. From there I lost all sense of time and reality.
Max was a practical joker and used to put stones in my coffee, leaves in my drink and he used to love licking me in the face and over my specs when I wore them. Last night I was shutting my computer down, when Corné (the man in my life) came up to me and licked me. Before I could shout at him for being stupid he said "Max told me to do it." This morning I woke up and on reflection remembered that at that given time 4 years ago, Max and I had our last conversation. Well that just set me off for the rest of the day. I have been sobbing on and off the entire day. I still miss him so much.
But I remember all our silliness and how much trouble we used to get into with fond memories. This is a LO I did of Max last year when KIM brought out her Forgotten Not kit. The pic with him sucking the pacifier was when we held a baby shower for him just before my nephew Justin was born. It was one of those whacked crazy days as not many men have a babyshower, but he took to it like a duck to water and had us in stitches.
Darling Max, your favourite thing you always said to me was "I'm watching you." and after last night I know you still do. Ride the skyways until we meet again.
Now on to some FUN stuff. Kim has once again come up with the MOST STUPENDOUS CU Grab Bag. It is so full of wonderful stuff you won't know where to start playing first. Well I centainly was at a loss to begin with. Here's a LO I did with some of the goodies in the bag.
You can get it here and at $8 for $40's worth of goodies for 1 week only, it's the bargain of a lifetime.
I've been playing with some new design toys and came up with this orchid flower cluster as your freebie today.
You can get it here http://www.4shared.com/file/56413120/fd7a75d6/Orchid.html?dirPwdVerified=1524a939. Enjoy.
Have a great day.
Tuesday, July 22, 2008
Monday, July 21, 2008
Monday, July 14, 2008
Sunday, July 13, 2008
I was making the balance of the pet elements this morning and Rainer was watching me run some styles and commented that these pieces reminded him of the wooden Fischer Price puzzles he had as a child. He went off to the garage and next thing he comes back with a HUGE box. All his old toys that for some reason we could never give to goodwill. He was rummaging in there and man was this a trip down memory lane. Well we found the puzzles (minus a few pieces of course) and would you believe it, parts of the pictures were torn off the edges. Just like these elements. I would just like to know why he kept the little red car with only 1 wheel.
We were sitting there looking at this assortment and decided that we're going to build a huge collage of his toys for his 21st in September. I unfortunately have very few photographs of them growing up as we had a burglary and the burglars stole my wooden box with all my photos in it. They must have throught it was a jewellery box and I can tell you if it was jewellery I'd have been a lot less upset. Their first locks of hair and first "real" shoes were in the box as well. Things that can never be replaced.
So on to the rest of my "Fischer Price" freebie. These are birds and fish and I call it Cages and Tanks. The pinkish paper reminded me of the sandpaper you put in the bottom of birdcages.
Here's a preview
And you can collect it here http://www.4shared.com/file/54991548/138a7303/Cages__Tanks.html?dirPwdVerified=1524a939.
Now I'm off to go and enjoy the sun. Have a peacefull Sunday.
Saturday, July 12, 2008
Friday, July 11, 2008
-5 Deg C is definitely not for me. I know it's mild compared to some parts of the world, but my blood only likes hot weather.
I'm crazy for motorcycling and I'm a member of an awareness campaign called Think Bike. Basically what we're trying to achieve is awareness by car drivers of bikes that are so much smaller and faster than cars to elliminate senseless accidents. So when you drive, always check in your mirrors for that single headlight before you turn or change lanes. Because of this I'm also on our biker assist list and got called out to an accident at 05:00 this morning. Thank goodness both the rider and driver were OK and the rider only sustained minor injuries, but his bike is trashed, This was a case of the driver having worked the night and not being as aware as he should have been and he drifted in front of the bike. Luckily the young man was on his way to work and very alert and he could avoid having a far more serious accident. But it was exceptionally cold and since then I haven't been able to warm up.
Well that's enough of my complaints about the cold and I'll get straight onto the freebie. Anne_Ominous left a note that she'd like something with American Cocker Spaniels. I love "cockeyed" spaniels LOL. I have a miniature of my own called Venus and as soon as I can get her to sit still long enough, I'll post a photo of her. I love her to bits, she has the heart of a Rottweiler. I hope you like this little mini Anne_Ominous. It's 7 chipboard dog elements and 3 matching papers.
Here's a little preview
You can get it here http://www.4shared.com/file/54792932/9dbb3b20/Dogs_Life.html?dirPwdVerified=1524a939. And I'd like to thank everyone that downloads my goodies, but especially those that leave a comment. It makes a designer's heart feel good when we read the comments.
Have a great weekend and remember to THINK BIKE.