Tuesday, July 26, 2011

We're moving along....

This week has been a bit of a surprise.  These boys do not muck around!  We were told the frame would be started Saturday 23rd, but we didn't hold our breath as the weather has been pretty horrid.  But Monday I drove past after I dropped the kids off at school and they already had the outside of the frame done.  By 11am I had a phonecall from Mum saying the inside was done.  I drove around there Monday afternoon and the windows were even in.  Decided to wait until late today (Tuesday 26th) till I looked again so we could all go down together and these are the pictures.
The front windows on the left and the front doorway straight ahead.

Looking through the front of the garage into the middle and out the back single garage door. Yes Tracey, that house at the back is HUGE!  So  nice too.

Looking from the front to back (we have no back viewpoint as we aren't allowed on the block without an appointment ) to the very right are the 3 living room windows again.  The next window along is the master bedroom, then the ensuite where the little windows are. Moving further down you get to Haylee's window and then the main bathroom windows.  Right down the back is Brocks room and he has his window facing the backyard (see picture further down).

 This is the side view to the left is the garage then the sliding doors that lead into the Family Room and Kitchen, the kitchen windows are to the right of the doors, then the Spare room (craft room) down the back.
Here is a close up of the sliding doors, the kitchen windows and the craft room windows.

Side view of the double garage

Over the back there above the double pipes is Brock's bedroom window.  The pipes are at the back of the craft room and this is where the water tank is going.  We picked a charcoal one to match the guttering and window frames.  This may prove to be a bad decision ....I am not sure whether it will fade in the afternoon sun that will fall on it.  Nothing a plant won't hide.

We are trying to get an inspection time for Friday so we can actually walk around and suss the size out for furniture etc. Once that part is paid for (by Tuesday hopefully) they plan on laying the bricks at the end of next week.  We have been very fortunate and have a lovely Site Manager who is trying to get ours done first.  The people across the road have had their roof tiles delivered which are the same ones as ours just black.  They have their scaffolding beams up for the tilers and their guttering on and one is completely bricked.  All the houses are coming together quite well, it's nice to see everyones colour selections are different too.  I just hope ours looks coordinated - we tried to make it evenly blended with dark and light....you'll see....you'll just have to wait.

Kylie xx 

Friday, July 22, 2011

Cards, yes cards, not house stuff!

I know! can you believe I actually had some time to make 2 cards!  Well I made sure I made time anyway.  They are for my Godson's Birthday - Reece and his Aunty (my BF's sister) Kristy.  I now have that familiar itch to get crafting ...and still can't properly.  I don''t have the room or the supplies to be fully satisfied with the end results but I am making do.  I received some new stamps some of which are on the cards made and others I can't use yet as they didn't come with the cling mount (and I don't know what box mine is in) so I have to go down to "Fred" and buy some more.  I hope to do something with all of them soon.

This spunky little fella is Arthur from the set of two "Arthur and Annie" from Stamping Bella.  I bought mine from Fred the Needle in Penrith as they only recently started getting in a few Stamping Bella images.  So so cute. 

These are from CC Designs, I seem to be making quite a collection of these stamps, I love them, they are good to colour in and they have good sized clothing to cut and piece like I did with her top.  This is Hawaiian Birgitta and the Swiss Butterfly fence, both of which I ordered a few weeks ago through Bizzy Becs.  This one I actually made a horrible mistake on as I dropped a stamp - well it fell off the block as I didn't stick it down properly so ended up having a very crooked sentiment.  Because it was the final thing to go on the card you can imagine I swore a little and thought I'm going to have to do this whole thing again.  Then I thought what can I cover it with?  A cloud! So I hand drew a cloud the right shape to go over the sentiment, inked it up and stuck it down.  Voila!  I think I got away with it. hehe. 

I thought while i'm at it I would also add some cards that I haven't added onto here yet.  These two are Mother's Day cards, the butterfly one went to my Mum and the Birgitta one went to Sandra, Peter's Mum.
Using Kaszazz papers, a Stamp It stamp, a Kaszazz punch and a cuttlebug die.
I liked the way Birgitta came out on this one, she was stamped onto Oatmeal cardstock instead of plain white so her colouring came out darker.
This card was for Nan back in March for her birthday.  My only Magnolia stamp.

And this was the one I made for my sister for Nan's birthday, using Fergus the dragon.

That's it from me.

Kylie xx

Monday, July 11, 2011

We have a SLAB!!

Hip hip hooray!!  Today, Monday 11th July, we have our slab poured.  Peter and I were talking to the boys today and they seem really nice.  I went around and tried to take a sticky beak at everyones names on the back of their posters...hehe, got most of them.  Across the road are some single purchasers - could be investors, could be single people, who knows.  We don't have anyone on either side of us yet so have no idea who we could be living next to....could be YOU!!  lol.  

Here is our gorgeous slab....ain't she purdy!

The front bit is the front patio.  Wayne has decided that the front step and the step into the garage is going to be bricked so they aren't there yet. 

Sent an email off today to our contact today about what's happening with the backyard.  That's an awfully big pile of dirt and we would like to retain it in a retaining wall.....lol, we would like to retaining wall it!  Is that better?
Stay tuned for more adventures, the frames are up across the road so ours is about 2 weeks behind.  We have 7 days of drying time with the slab then the external drainage goes in :O)

Looking good so far!


While we were gone....

These are the pics Mum took on the Friday before the slab was poured.

I got really excited when I found out our names were on the sign. 

foam is nearly all down and ready to wait for the concreters.  AWESOME!! 

Moving and Shaking!!

I have a few pics to dowload today so bear with me.  We have just come back from visiting my BF and her family in Bega for 4 days.  What a blast!  Over waaaay too soon unfortunately but that's always the way. 

While we were away Mum and Peppa (my little pup) went out to take some photos of the block as we were told they would be pouring the slab on Saturday.  Well the slab didn't get poured until today but lots of work was done.

The dirt was levelled and the pipework went in.  From Left to right - The ensuite, the bathroom behind it, The middle pipe is the laundry and the far right one the kitchen.The drop down is the garage.

Honeycomb foam is all ready to be placed.

Interesting stuff, honeycomb foam!

The mesh that the concrete gets poured onto was delivered and all ready to go on top of the foam.

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Hello and welcome to my work in progress....I am a mum of two very outgoing children who keep me on my feet all day. A wife to a man who works hard for our family and doesn't like my craft at all (lol) and a dedicated yet part time Admin Assistant for a charity organisation. I have a love for motorbike riding as well as craft and love to shop - who doesn't right?! Back onto craft - craft in general has been a BIG part of my life for so many years I couldn't possibly tell you when it all first started. Around 2008 I fell in love with Papercrafting, of all forms, off the page, scrapbooking and card making and stamping (my fave). Going from just fun to running my own party plan business with Kaszazz and then back to "just for fun". I hope you enjoy the journey with me as I experiment with techniques, colours and product and learn with me also as I inevitably make mistakes and disasters....all in good fun. Enjoy!!