Wednesday, 28 October 2009


Tuesday we decided to go for a bit of a walk at Point Nepean National Park.
For many years - up until 1988 this area was used by the army.
We did the Fort Nepean Walk about a 7km return walk

It is described as a flat walk but it isn't really. There are quite a few hilly areas and steps as well. If you are riding a bike the track for cyclists also goes onto the road

There used to be a quarantine there as well

This is the ruins of what was a Cattle Jetty built in 1879

Fabulous driftwood on the beach

Old pilon and great rusted bolt

Lizard sunning itself on Coles Track

Love this rusted pole on Coles Track

We walked the length of this area

Eagles Nest - the highest point on the Mornington Peninsula where they built an encasement for hidden arms in 1888 to protect Port Phillip Bay and stop the enemy entering

The entry to Fort Pearce (it is underground)

It was amazing walking through these tunnels and old ruins

This sign shows what Fort Pearce Barracks was like.
We also walked as far as you can see in this pic.

Some fun Aussie Slang on a sign in the old fort

PortPhillip Bay on the left and Bass Strait on the right.
not much land in between
We walked along here as far as you can see.

Just along here is where the memorial to Prime Minister Harold Holt who drowned on the beach here in 1967

The Memorial Stone placed in memory of Harold Holt

You would wonder how security people would allow a Prime Minister to swim in an area like this

Thursday, 22 October 2009

It's All About Me

Today is the day of Natasha's It's All about Me Party, where we share the project we've been working on for ourselves!
I joined Heather's (Pretty Petals) online tutorial A Beautiful Life to make an Art Journal
I was finding it impossible to get the time to make it and then Natasha's party came along and gave me the incentive to somehow find the time and do the journal
I decided to only use whatever supplies I could find amongst my 'junk'
A Beautiful Life

My Cover

I love this vintage rose

Heather supplied us with images to use for the journal
I just love this double page

Such a 'sweet pose'

Vintage lace and flowers

Love the combination of cream ribbon with the vintage flowers

Layers of Vintage sheet music and pretty papers
Such an elegant look

Love the pink rosebuds with the cream binding

This is the 'O how I love.....' journal pages
The first page has a photo of Max and I on our wedding day

Such a pretty lady in blue
Pretty paper, vintage laces, Blue binding, hearts, vintage glass and pearl buttons

I love this glass button

The pearl bead goes so well with the gorgeous pearl button

I used a chandelier heart crystal on the bottomof the page
Vintage for get me nots, tuille and cream binding surround our wedding photo

Cream binding and vintage flower

Sweet posy

Beautiful chandelier heart

I love the friendship page

More vintage sheet music and pretty papers.
Friendship is 'a gift'

Gift Tag

Vintage lace, glitter and vintage satin trim surround our sweet friends

This is a vintage satin trim that I have had forever and never quite knew where I wanted to place it. I love the way it sits with this paper and glitter

Vintage sheet music, glitter and friends

Glitter and vintage lace

Family means so much to me

Cute vintage forget me nots used on the trim for this tag

Love the vintage lace I used on the bottom of this page

Such a beautiful verse
I love the colour of this ribbon.
I used some of this ribbon when I was making things for Riley's nursery

These last two pages aren't really finished but I'm not sure what else I will add.
I have just put a few words that mean a lot to me in regards to marriage, relationships and family
These words mean a lot to me and are words we should all live by
I love this vintage blue flower - took a lot of steam to bring it back

If you can't trust the ones you love - then who can you trust??

We all deserve loyalty

Making this journal has taken a long time.

With so many family commitments, kids and partners moving in and out of our home, it has been really difficult to find the 'ME time' to put it together.
I am so happy that Heather had this journal class and that Natasha has had her It's All About Me party to 'make me' find some ME time in my life
Thanks girls , it's been fun