Welcome to my blog of little bits of randomness from me and my amazing life. I have been inspired by all the lovely bloggers out there that I decided that it is high time that I join you all and I look forward to receiving your feedback.

I enjoy all things photographic (although I am only an amateur and use a point and shoot camera) and craft, and intend to share some of this with you .

My Cranberry Lane brand is an eclectic range of handmade lovlies all handmade by myself and you can also experience my items in my etsy shop and madeit shop as well as on ebay. You can also see me at!/pages/Cranberry-Lane/124083160951544 so please feel free to hop on over and take a look.

Card I made during a class

Another card I made at the class

some of my Beanie Kids

each row is 3 deep

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Santa's on his way

Well here it is - Christmas Eve - and Santa is on his way!

I'd like to wish my fellow bloggers, readers and followers a safe and happy Christmas for tomorrow in whatever way you celebrate.

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Christmas is only 2!! days away - can you believe it. Anyway Miss A and myself have just come in from streetwalking - no not that type - Christmas lights and yes a bit of exercise - we parked the car and walked around the block looking and taking photos (hope they turn out ok) of all the beautiful, colourful and flashing lights. I love this time of year.

Monday, December 21, 2009


Another giveaway!! Love these and just in time for Chrissy (not long now). Head over to Swift Jan - 1,2,3,4 Kicked my toe on the door and check out this fantastic giveaway.

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Just a quick post today.

While participating in our family tradition

watching muppet Christmas Carol, I created some pages and got some inspiration for a project that hopefully will come to fruition in Feb (watch this space).

Anyway here are some pics.

Saturday, December 19, 2009

It's Saturday! - yeah I'm now officially on HOLIDAYS!!! for 3 weeks.

I came home with lots - I mean heaps - of gifts from my darling babies this year. It makes being a teacher just that little bit special and to feel loved. I also received this beautiful bouqet

- just happens to be my fav. colour.

I also have a huge decision to make - I know some of you are saying no, no, but others are saying yes, yes and at the moment I feel torn between the two. You see I have been given the opportunity to advance (with more study) to eventually become the director. Do I want the job - yes and no. The director would like me ready so that when she leaves I can take over. She hasn't given a date but she is wanting to teach me everything and she says that I can do it - I just need the experience and confidence and that will all come over time. I actually enjoy the little bits of extra tasks I do - as at the moment I am the next most qualified staff member - but to have the total responsibility on my shoulders - anyway more thinking, and praying need to happen.

Also thought I'd share this photo that I took of my new Nativity

and then I discovered Miss A has been at it again.

Until next time

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Its beginning to look a lot like Christmas......

Only 2 days left until holidays for 3 weeks.

Busy, busy, everywhere you go. The shops are jam packed and make lunchtime 1hr break shopping interesting, and the lineup to get the much needed cappucino! I have finally - totally - I hope - finished all my shopping - now for the wrapping.....

My wonderful mother found some gorgeous fairy lights (solar) for us - cant wait until they're up! Emptied my room (part of the end of year cleanup as we close for 3 glorious weeks) at work so have more decorations to put up at home as well - have I mentioned how much I looovvveeee Christmas - one week to go!

Today was party mode at work. My assistant is leaving so the whole centre celebrated with a going away party. I have also come home with a couple of pressies that I have put under the tree and tonight we have the staff Christmas Party at the Thai Orchid and a Secret Santa.....

I am soooooo excited:)

Thursday, December 10, 2009

As you can see, I have been experimenting with my blog layout instead of making pages. I am not totally happy with it, but these are the designs that I have come up with. I would appreciate it if you know of other designs that I might like to look at. I like the Shabby and pink of course - but I am only new to this so I don't want anything too complicated to upload - anyway I will live with this for a couple of days while I keep blog hopping and see if I can find anything else.

Exciting news - well I think it's exciting. During my lunchbreak the mailman came - yeah - school reports - nope - but my boy received his TAFE Cert 2 I.T.

Sunday, December 6, 2009


Ok.... so here are photos that I promised.

I decked the hall,

made a page - still needs title and embellishing.....

but you get it ......7 swans a swimming ......

made a new friend ........

Moishe from Where the Wild Things Are - can't wait to see the movie.

The boy even decorated his room with lights.........

and a GOLD tree! Will get a better photo during daylight hours!

Anyway I am off now to watch The Hangover.

Saturday, December 5, 2009

What a day! It started with a sleep in till 7.30am - mind you I didn't sleep that well as I saw the clock several times throughout the night. But when I did wake - still no mojo. I looked everywhere but it was nowhere to be found - so I decided to hit the shops and do some Christmas shopping - yeah! almost finished - just another Ikea matter to sort! When I got home again I "Decked some Halls" - hubby not happy, had a headache. The neighbours were in full swing with a party that has gone on all day and is still going - rather loudly! But...... I have made a page - not as many I had been intending, but one came together for me - photo still to come. Plus while I was out shopping I found another friend that just had to come and live with us. Photos will be posted once I charge up the camera battery.

Friday, December 4, 2009

It's Friday yet again - these weeks are just flying by - only two more weeks until I'm on holidays (not that I'm doing anything exciting). I am sitting here staring at the mass of paper before me and nothing happens! I hate that - I want to make pages but there is nothing in me - no desire or inspiration, sadly mojo has left for the night. I am always full of ideas at work, if only I didn't have to go...., I could start on my lunchbreak.... or when I get home..... but when I do get home I just collapse and stare at the paper.