Friday, February 26, 2010


Well it seems I have underestimated the demand this week, Yep ran out of buttons.
I have ordered more (lots more) so things should be back to normal again soon. Ill let you know when we are back to business. TFL.
Shell x


Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Shops back.

Yep the shops back from vacation and I didn't even get a post card, HOW RUDE! LOL.
Well its another glorious day here in beautiful Brisvegas and Im sitting on my back deck typing away and watching Master T play in the sunshine. (Master J is napping.)
He keeps bringing me Little treasures from the garden and saying "dis for wu Mum, Mum. Wu need put it in a pot' (he means vase) including the 'fedar that da bird gave me'. Hehehe.
We've had a few red belly black snakes sighted around the place lately (which includes the one DH almost stepped on. YIKES!) so needless to say I'm a little scared to leave the kids in the yard with out my supervision.
Our house backs up onto a paddock which is lovely especially when the horses come to visit and get their daily rations of carrots but it has it down side too.
DH and all the neighbours mow about 15 meters out in the paddock from their fence to try to keep the snakes down but they still like to come into our yards looking for food or water and a cool place to rest.
I'm a born and bred farm girl (my parents were dairy farmers and horse breeders) but one thing I never got used to was snakes. YUCK!
Oh well I best be off to put my treasures 'in da pot' Bye for now, TFL.
Shell x

Sunday, February 21, 2010

naughty by nature

Well he is, some times. Most of the time hes a good boy though. LOL.
Any way here is a 'Just because' page.
Ive had this Sass Monstrosity paper for ages. I was just waiting for the right picture. I couldn't resist this cheeky photo of Master Tys. Funny boy!
Its kind of hard to tell from this picture but have left his eyes blue on a B/W photo.
OK that's all for now. Hope you are having a good weekend. TFL.
Shell x

Friday, February 19, 2010

Mystical CC sketch challenge.

Yep the Mystical Cyber Crop is on and here's my LO for the sketch challenge. If you want to join in the fun you can find Mystical HERE
Mystical Scrapbooks has a sale on ATM so make sure you check them out if your looking for some scrappy bargains. TFL
Shell x

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Mystical Cyber Crop.

Mark your calendars, Mystical scrapbooks February "Love with a Twist" Cybercrop is on 19th Feb.
Scrapping and chatting starts approx 8pm EST (5pm Perth time).
Join us for a weekend of fantastic challenges and games with lots of prizes and fun.
Register early for our door prize and all new members are welcome.
For more information visit the forum at Mystical Scrapbooks.

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Saturday, February 13, 2010

LO sneak.

Ive been scrapping again but I cant show you what Ive made because its for the up coming Cyber Crop at Mystical. So here's just a sneak.
If youd like to see what its all about then you can check it out and join in all the fun at the Cyber Crop starting Friday the 19th of February.
Ill be back closer to the date to tell you more.
You can find Mystical Scrapbooks HERE (my favourite forum and place to shop). There will be lots of fun and some great prizes too. I hope to see you there. TFL.
Shell x

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

More LRR sneaks.

YUM, YUM! For a closer look pop over HERE. TFL.
Shell x

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Rockin' Robots.

Do you like Robots as much as me. If so pop over HERE to have a closer look.
Thank you to every one for the warm wishes on my anniversary yesterday. You guys are too sweet. TFL.
Shell x

Monday, February 8, 2010

4 years ago today.

All images courtesy of the very talented Nick from NV Photography

Its hard to believe that on a very rainy and wet Wednesday exactly a year ago today, I married my wonderful husband.
Yep it rained, well actually it poured and then it blew a gail and in Adelaide of all places, where it almost never rains.
Oh well they say its good luck and so far that has proven to be true.
So 4 years later, 2 beautiful little boys, one university degree and a 2,042 km move
here we are still together and happier than ever after 14 years it total.
I consider myself one lucky lady. I couldn't wish for a better husband or father to my boys.
Thanks Baby we love you to the moon and back. xx
Shell x

Saturday, February 6, 2010

So this is love.

This is my February DT LO for Out of the Hat.
The criteria for this month is use buttons and bows, a butterfly and a 4 word title.
This ones a bit different for me as Ive used pp for the back ground. I usually use plain card stock.
The photo is of Master Tyson aged about a week old. Look at that sweet little face. How time flies.
OK so if you want to join in on the challenge this month and have a chance at winning some fantastic prizes pop on over and check it out HERE. TFL.
Shell x

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Do you like give aways?

Maybe the question should be...... Do you like Orange? LOL.
Well if the answer to these questions is 'YES!' then you need to pop over HERE to the new
Lil Red Rocket blog.
To be in the draw just follow the instructions. Its open to all Australian and international people.
Good Luck everyone. TFL.
Shell x

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

New blog

Hi its just me again. Just wanted to let you know about my new blog.
That's where you will be able to find all things Lil Red Rocket related. Its only in the early stages but when I get some kid free time Ill get it up and running so I hope you will pop by from time to time to keep up with anything new and interesting about my stores.
Here's the link For the love of buttons. TFL.
Shell x

Lil Red Rocket happenings.

OK so if you've checked out my Etsy shop lately you may have noticed that things have been a little quiet on the button front.
Well that's all about to change. I have been running low on components and so I am just waiting for some more to arrive in the post.
I source and purchase my materials from all over the world and local.
Its taken quite a bit of time and research but I have regular suppliers now, chosen because they offer me the best price, quality and faultless service.
The down side is that some times it takes a while for things to get here from overseas.
The up side being that I can offer you the best price possible.

So here's whats on the cards for February.
4 new button designs to be added to the shop.
One design for the boys one for the girls and 2 unisex designs. Some thing for every one.
Also soon to be added are Hair slides and some little embellishment packs containing buttons (of course) a hand made co ordinating journal card or 2 some ribbon or trim and maybe another little hand made embellishments but Ill keep that one under my hat for now.
I will also be adding 2 new products to my store with in the next few months, you will have to wait to find out what they will be but I will tell you that no one else is doing them on Etsy yet!
Its going to involve more initial outlay from me so I'm not ready to launch them yet but I will host a give away when they are ready to go.
There will also be another give away for the new button designs so don't forget to check back in the next few weeks.
So here's to new ranges and very sore fingers. LOL. TFL.
Shell x

Monday, February 1, 2010

Gotta love a give away!

and Sam's having one on her BLOG.
How cute is this range called 'Scooters vacation' from Imaginisce. So If you'd like a chance to win this generous give away just pop over to Sam's BLOG leave her a comment and post a link back to Sam's blog for this fantastic give way.
And while you are there check out Sam's gorgeous LOs. Shes one very talented lady!
Good Luck every one. TFL
Shell x

Learn 2 cook.

Here is my first Challenge as the new DT member at Mystical Scrapbooks.
Its for the February Snap Challenge.
My challenge was to use a black and white photo and at least 3 colours that remind you of your favourite flavours or foods.
I have used Strawberry, chocolate and caramel. YUM, YUM!
I have made the flower myself and I even used my paint misters (mentioned in a earlier post) to colour the Dollie pink.
I really want to learn to be a better cook this year so this is another way to document my goals and also to remind myself what it is I want to achieve.
If you'd like to join the forum and have a go at my Snap Challenge you can do that HERE.
OK that's all for now. TFL
Shell x