Tuesday, 28 October 2008

101 Things in 1001 Days

I thought I would participate in the 101 Things to do in 1001 Days project again. I know I made a list last year but that fell by the wayside. I thought I would make a new one that I put a lot more thought into. I decided to participate because the lovely Wishcake posted her list.
* Spiritual/Christian Life
1. Be involved in Kingdom Advancers at church
2. Attend the youth/young adults conference with John Bevere in January 2009
3. Watch my Lisa Bevere 'Fight like a girl' dvd and follow the workbook
4. Take notes at church for a month (0/4) - hopefully be a regular note taker
5. Read all Lisa Bevere books
6. Go to Cambodia with my church to help with the rescue home
7. Attend a women's church conference
8. Read 12 Christian spiritual development books
9. Write in my prayer journal once a month for the duration of this project (0/22)

* Self, Health & Fitness
10. Be able to run 5km
11. Stretch often and aim to be able to do the splits
12. Go on 5 hikes, each at a different location (0/5)
13. Have a pamper me day
14. Use Wii Fit 3 times a week for a month (0/12)
15. Create an exercise routine and follow it for a month (0/31) - try and continue with it

* Creative Endeavours
16. Cook 10 new recipes (0/10)
17. Bake 5 different types of dessert (0/5)
18. Try 8 DIY projects from magazines and websites
19. Make 2 scrapbooks (0/2)
20. Hand sew 5 softies/plushies (0/5)
21. Complete 5 cute hand embroidered patterns (0/5)
22. Try 8 projects from Martha Stewart - magazine and website (0/8)
23. Sew 5 items (0/5)
24. Make some fairy wings, a wand and a crown
25. Make some soap - get a kit
26. Decorate two canvases (0/2)
27. Stencil 5 singlets/tops (0/5)
28. Make 40 different fabric buttons (0/40)
29. Make 4 flower brooches (0/4)
30. Create 20 polyvore sets (0/20)
31. Design my own stationery set
32. Make 10 paper dresses (0/10)
33. Make an advent calender 
34. Make a fantasy/fairytale like collage
35. Create a fashion scrapbook made up of my favourite costumes and fashion eras
36. Do a photo scavenger hunt
37. Make 100 Etsy sales
38. Make a children's book
39. Make a quote book

* Things to learn: Classes, knowlege, skill
40. Take a sewing lesson/course
41. Learn to knit - make a scarf
42. Learn to crochet 
43. Take a book binding class
44. Develop my photo shop skills
45. Relearn basic French
46. Relearn basic Spanish
47. Take a surfing lesson
48. Go to a pilates class
49. Take a dance class
50. Go to a ceramic painting class/lesson
51. Relearn calligraphy and learn a few different styles
52. Learn how to letter press
53. Get my first aid and CPR certificate
54. Get my drivers license
55. Renew my blue card
56. Learn all the features of my Macbook laptop and iPhone

* Reading, Writing and watching
57. Read 100 new books (0/100)
58. Watch 50 movies new or old that I haven't seen (0/50)
59. Blog everyday for a month (0/31)
60. Go to the beach or a park, bring a journal and camera and reflect - 5 times (0/5)
61. Write a fairytale

* Entertainment and arts
62. Watch 2 ballets (0/2)
63. Watch 2 musicals (0/2)
64. Go to a Queensland Roar soccer game
65. Watch 2 bands play live (0/2)

* For Others
66. Do 10 random acts of kindness (0/10)
67. Leave a gift under a Christmas tree for charity - one for a boy and a girl
68. Volunteer to be a cuddle mum at the Mater hospital
69. Take my nephews out for a play date twice (0/2)
70. Give 10 care packages/just because gifts to friends (0/10)
71. Sell a special set of mini note cards and have all proceeds go to my church's Cambodia Rescue home
72. Donate to 10 different charities
73. Send out 10 'just because' letters (0/10)
74. Finish my Pay it Forward
75. Complete my journal with Alicia

*Organise, Clean, Declutter
76. Completely organise and edit all my photos
77. Clean and organise my room completely
78. Organise my laptop and transfer all my files from the PC
79. Organise my links, favourites and websites
80. Make/organise a stationery/gift drawer

* Fun and Experiences
81. Ride a horse
82. Complete a sudoku book
83. Go up the Q1 tower on the Gold Coast
84. Go to Thunderbird park and mine thunderbird eggs
85. Go to the Planetarium
86. Play a computer game with Jason
87. Go on 5 days trips and visit some little towns (0/5)
88. Play/make 4 childrens craft/science kits (0/4)
89. Make and decorate Christmas decorations with my nephews
90. Go shopping in Melbourne
91. Go scuba diving
92. Go on 5 picnics (0/5)
93. Go to Dreamworld and White Water world
94. Buy a website/domain
95. Go camping
96. Go to the horse Races to dress up
97. Meet some blog friends

* For my future
98. Plan a wedding
99. Get married
100. Go overseas with Jason after we get married
101. Buy a house
And that's the list. I know the last four are quite personal but I don't really mind sharing them as that's how I see my life as being by the end of this project. 

One last thing, I keep on forgetting to ask if anyone wants to participate in my Pay It Forward. Well I received my package from Anastasia and I am looking for anyone who is willing to participate. I will send out three packages which will be filled with note cards, some stationery and other little bits. So either email me or let me know in the comments section. Thanks!

Thursday, 23 October 2008

More Etsy and other photos

I want to say thank you to those who purchased something from my Etsy and the support! It is very much appreciated! I'm hoping to keep on filling it up in the next few weeks.

Here are a few new ones.....

It's a new style which I have been working on. I want to perfect it a little bit more though. I have to make a new tiny envelope.

Those tiny butterflies in the envelopes have a hand written inspirational word on it. 'Dream, Wish, Beautiful, Hope.' I would like to make a few different series with different words on them.

I've always loved tiny little envelopes and little surprises in kids books, so I though to add them to my mini note cards. 

This is a photo of my first Etsy packages being sent off. Too keep postage down I tied the note cards up but didn't wrap them in nice paper as I originally wanted to do, unless of course it's for a present....then I would wrap.

I have a few other photos I want to share.

I made up this little present for a friend who is going through a tough time. I love that journal. It's from here. But got this one from a women's church conference. I love inspirational things.

This is a work in progress wall. I bought that wall shelf from Ikea. I will be changing it around when I have a few more things.

This is my 'inspiration' string on my wall in front of my desk. It has things I love, including... a fabric button note card I made, a little note book from Ellia, a clothing tag from the Philippines, a Stephen Mackey card, an Inspirational Verse card, my own mini note card which isn't there anymore, a tiny butterfly, a tag from Anastasia, another Inspirational Verse card, my business card, and another little note book from Ellia

Anyway, I have more photos and things for next time and I hope to put those items into my Shop.  Thanks again for your lovely comments and support.

Friday, 17 October 2008

Shop now open!!

Yay my Etsy shop is now open! It's only got a few items but I will be adding more in time. It's very exciting but so nerve racking at the same time.

Thanks for all your support and kind comments! They were much appreciated and it helped give me a boost!

Wednesday, 15 October 2008

Shop Opening

I thought to put up a small reminder about the shop. Hehe I hope I have it all ready in time. There's not a whole lot that I have ready but I do hope you like it =) I'm kind of nervous actually.

Anyway, time for bed.

Friday, 10 October 2008

11 Things and shop announcement

Me and my older brothers in the Philippines on holiday. I was nearly 1.

I've been tagged by Anastasia to list 11 favourites. Here are my answers....
1. Clothes shop: I love to shop. Though I would have to say Myer, not because I'm biased since I work there but I do a lot of my shopping there. Though I guess it's more department store...so maybe Bardot, Sportsgirl, and Valleygirl

2. Furniture Shop: I don't really buy too much furniture but if I ever do it's Ikea

3. Sweet: Cadbury crunchie and M&M's....

4. City: Melbourne (Aus), Brisbane (Aus - I have to say it), Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Manila (Just because of my filipino heritage). Unfortunately I'm not well travelled yet.

5. Drink: Lipton Peach Ice tea and Lemon Lime Bitters (I'm the same as you Anastasia lol)

6. Music: I have various favourites. Some of my fave songs lately is the Jason Mraz song 'I'm yours', Pete Murray ' Saving Grace', Regina Spektor ' The Call', Switchfoot ' This is home', The Telstra Next G song ' Sunkissed' (It's from an ad here) Listen to it here. It's so catchy!

7. TV Series: Alias, Friends and Heroes (Yay to buying season 1 & 2)

8. Film: I have a lot of faves...Narnia (both released so far), Lord of the Rings, Star Wars, Ever After and Blood Diamond

9. Workout: If I ever do, it's running, stretching, Pilates and dancing

10. Pastries: Apple turnover (the same again Anastasia) 

11. Coffee: Caramelatte (Gloria Jeans or my oldest brother's - with his business)

Oh and here is my announcement......

I've been hoping to do this for so long so I'm glad that I made the decision. I've been busy figuring out prices, packaging, descriptions and I just know I have to do it. I'm kind of nervous actually but oh well I think it's time to just do it.

Thanks everyone for all your lovely comments and encouragement I truly appreciate it.

Oh and I'm tagging

Thursday, 2 October 2008

What's inspiring me lately

Right now I'm trying to recover from being sick. I was sick for a few days so took off work. I went to work for two more days but then took today off as yesterday I felt terrible. And it was a shocker day too. 9am to 9pm. Ugh!

Anyway, I was inspired by Ellia's post. I thought I would do a similar one by listing some of the things that are inspiring me lately. They're girly things actually and such simple things.

Images taken from aiko.com.au

Stationery is always on my 'inspiring me' list. This is just a sample of stationery that I have recently bought. I found this site by chance and glad I did because I adore this stationery I bought.

Images taken from grant.com.au

I love this new range from Grant Archival. The company has come together with Cristina Re to create journals, scrapbooking paper, clear stamps and other paper craft bits. I love Cristina Re paper. I bought the butterfly journal in the upper right hand corner, though it's not a blank book (which I usually prefer) I don't mind because I love it. Oh and I bought some clear stamps too. 

Here's my photo of the journal and the clear stamps I bought. Oh how I adore this new range =)

Images taken from momijishop.com

I love these Momiji dolls. I see them at Borders all the time and I would love to get one. Or a few. You can put little messages in them. They're so cute and I would love to be an owner of some =)
I first saw these books in Borders. I like to browse around in the kid's book section. These books are by Anna Pignataro. They're one of those look and find books. In the first page of the Princess and fairy it has a tiny envelope with tiny letter from the queen. It's such a cute book. And I'm hoping to get them. Though it will be a mini version I think.

Images taken from re-ment.us

Eee! Minitures. I would love to get myself some sweet minitures like this. I would even like to make a little house just to deck it out with these cute things. Ohh my how adorable are these??

And this is my latest creation. Teeny tiny notes as part of my note cards. That tiny envelope will be glued onto the front of my mini note cards.

On the back of the tiny notes I'm going to hand print some type of word. Most likely more inspiring ones. This is my new idea =)