Thursday, February 26, 2009

Winner of the BrisStyle Giveaway...

Head on over to the BrisStyle Blog to see who won the Lavender Scented Birdy for the February Giveaway.

Don't forget to go back this Sunday 1st March to checkout the March Giveaways !! There will now be two prizes to be won each month and Little Diva will be one of March's Featured Members.

I've also got two pieces of exciting news to share but you'll have to wait a bit longer to find out what they are !! ha ha

Monday, February 16, 2009

Proximidade Award

A big THANK YOU to Little Chrissy for nominating me for a Proximidade Award today. Here's how it works:

This blog invests and believes in PROXIMITY - nearness in space, time and relationships. These blogs are exceedingly charming. These kind bloggers aim to find and be friends. They are not interested in prizes for self-aggrandizement!
Our hope is that when the ribbons of these prizes are cut, even more friendships are propagated. Please give more attention to these writers!

The rules are: This blog award should be sent to your favorite eight bloggers and they, in turn should forward to eight of their favorites. You should include the text for Proximidade (above) in your announcement blog.

So now it is my turn to hand out the award.

For creating interesting, funny and addictive blogs, I nominate:

A Small Bite of Mondo Cherry
Etsy Stalker
Georgie Love
Jogirl's Journey
The Etsy Addict
The Long Thread

Friday, February 13, 2009

Victorian Bushfires and Australia's Generosity...

No doubt you all know by now of the horrific fires that have devastated parts of Victoria, Australia in the past week. It's a very sad situation and to date 181 people have lost their lives with many more still missing, huge amounts of wildlife have been wiped out and with a thousand homes burnt to the ground, there are many people who have been left homeless.

There are still 21 bushfire's currently burning across Victoria so the threat of more disaster is still there, particularly with more hot weather on the way next week. But the most sickening thing of all is the thought that some of the fires have been deliberately lit !! It's just unfathomable that someone could actually do that !!

My thoughts go out to those who have lost loved ones and their homes.

The great thing is Australians are amazing in times of need and even in these hard economic times, Australian businesses and individuals have so far managed to donate AUD $63 million dollars !! Help will be needed for quite some time so if you can spare some money, even a few dollars, please visit the Red Cross website to donate.

The crafting community has also organised many great auctions, toy donations and fundraising to help out. Handmade Help is a dedicated website you can visit to become involved - whether you're a crafter or want to help by making a purchase. There is also an Etsy site called Oz Bushfire Appeal where hundreds of items have been donated by Etsy sellers in Australia and Worldwide and proceeds will be going to the Red Cross. I donated two of my handmade cushions last night and I'm happy to say one has already sold. Click here to see the listing for the second one.

UPDATE 16FEB: They have now raised over AUD $10,000 through the Oz Bushfire Appeal Etsy store!!

Sunday, February 8, 2009

Giveaway on BrisStyle Blog...

Just thought I'd let you all know of a fantastic Giveaway running on the BrisStyle blog at the moment. There is going to be one or two Giveaways on BrisStyle each month so keep going back to check them out or sign up to follow.

This months Featured Member is Rebecca from Edward and Lilly and you could win one of her gorgeous Lavender Scented Birds. So head on over to the BrisStyle blog and leave a comment on the post to be in the running.

I'll be featured and doing a giveaway on BrisStyle in March.

My precious little boy...

Well I'm back from holidays and starting to get back into the sewing. I really need to get onto a few unfinished projects before I start anything else but no doubt I'll have more things going before I get back to them... Oh well...

Anyway, the first week of holidays were fantastic. Lots of swims in the river and at the beach and the weather was just divine. Lots of ice cream, drinkies and catching up with friends.

Then along came the second week which was sheer hell !! My nearly two-year old had a high temperature for three days so he wasn't sleeping very well and was grizzly and we couldn't take him swimming or anything. Then that went away and he developed a really bad ear and throat infection.

We got him some antibiotics but of course they take four or five days to really kick in so the poor little bugger was in so much pain that it was like he was posessed by the devil. He was throwing things, kicking and screaming and even banging his head on the ground. We couldn't believe that was our beautiful little boy - it was like someone had swapped him over ! He was just so agitated and angry that it was really distressing for us and him. And on top of that it would take us hours to get him to sleep and then he'd keep waking during the night.

The poor little thing was just so tired, this is where he fell asleep yesterday !

In the girls bedroom behind the curtain.. I'm not sure if he was trying to hide or play a game or something but that was where he dozed off !! Thankfully after his sleep yesterday (I did actually move him into his bed after taking the photos) he was nearly back to normal. Thank God !!

So after all that drama over the past week, I realised again just how precious he is when he brought a little tear to my eye last night. He'd been playing with his toys and his sisters when my husband and I got up to take them to bed. Harry was missing so we went looking for him. There he was in his bed - he'd taken himself to bed, pulled up his sheet and was cuddling his favourite toy waiting for us to come in and kiss him goodnight... Ahhhhhhh, all is well again.