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

Sunday, January 31, 2010


Yes you read right - I have decided to sell on All you have to do it click the link (logo) on my sidebar and that will take you directly to the site. I have decided that I like all things handmade - not just paper goods - and depending on my inspiration at the time - which shall I say is all over the place - I LOVE IT ALL! - no limitations :) So as I make it - I will list it. AND.......
my daughter Miss A has decided to jump on board as well.
NOW to get listing.......please check back often.

Saturday, January 30, 2010

Another sneaky peak!

What does Holly Hobbie, fairies, angels, butterflies, birds, victorian children and babies have in common?

They are all part of my new vintage tags range and will be available at the Handmade Expo on February 20.

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Wow! Australia Day is over for another year and today sees the start of another school year. I have a year 8 and a year 12 this year. I don't know whether to be happy or sad :) definately a mixed emotions day for myself and other mothers who have their babies just starting the cycle. - Oh well I guess I'll enjoy a coffee as 3.00pm will come around quickly and there will be lots of stories to tell.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

A sneaky peak

Thought I'd be a tease and share a sneaky peak with you - of course I have others but you will have to wait.
I have just been on the bloghop again checking in with you all as I am busy back at work again. I haven't done much creating as I am excitedly getting organised to participate in the upcoming Ipswich markets on Feb 20. My computer genius son has even made my "business cards" and they look fantastic - clever little (or not so little - nearly 6 foot) man. As for Miss A - well we/she has been using my sewing machine - yes I came home from work to 'look what I made' creating up a storm - thanks nanna she now knows the basics. Anyway heres another layout - just needs my journalling and embellishing.

Thursday, January 14, 2010

God moves in mysterious ways

is a famous saying. Almost everyone says it at some stage. It almost sounds deep. Well for me - I feel God is talking to me via many channels - not quite sure of the plan as yet - but something in my life is happening. But message I am getting out of all the various paths (daily readings x different books, a new blog I found etc) is to 'Trust God' 'Follow God' 'His Plan'. An exciting adventure to follow I am sure.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

My RAK came in the post today - what a treat when I came home from work. I have one word to say - gorgeous. I won the guess how long ribbon and lace RAK and I now have 5m of gorgeous ribbon and lace to use on my projects. Thankyou Let's get Shabby. Very noice indeed!!!
Wanna hear something funny - this is sooooo me - computer illiterate and all.

I have just discovered something in blogger called edit posts - fantastic one can add, delete, fix up mistakes etc. great I have actually been doing this for a while now.

Well.... way back when I first started blogging - I lost my very first post - I was so disappointed because I did well and had a great story to tell and everything and then it just disappeared - lost forever I thought - I asked my computer genius son and nope he didn't know what to do or where it could be - lost in transit among the stars or cyberspace they tell me I guess.


Too bad - too long ago now DOH!!


Ok, I guess it can be time for the big reveal seeing as others are beginning to blog about it. Drum roll if you please......

Saturday 20th Feb from 8am to 2pm I am going to have a stall at the Handmade Expo at the Ipswich Turf Club with my range of handmade items. I have been busy creating up a storm in preparation. Can't say too much but I am expanding my range of goodies - soon to be included on and yes they are all handmade by me. I am sooo excited about this new venture. Anyway better get back to it.

Friday, January 8, 2010

I WON!!!!

I have been entering competitions randomly as I meet new friends in the blogging world - if nothing happens I get lots of fun, inspiration and generally have a great time in the land of blogginess. Anyway I WON my first RAK from over at (I will make a link when my computer genius son wakes up - I haven't learnt how to yet) I am sooooo excited.

Thursday, January 7, 2010

My holidays are rapidly coming to an end. I have had such an awesome 3 weeks - been extremely busy - hopefully today I might be able to do some more scrapbooking - I haven't been able to do any for 2 weeks and I am now starting to get withdrawals. I have however been keepimg up with all my blogger friends and have also entered a couple of competitions - fingers crossed, and becoming inspired once again by all the beautiful work. Don't forget my work can be found on ebay and also etsy and soon on .....drum roll......(sorry will have to wait a little bit longer) but I better get creating.

Until next time.

Saturday, January 2, 2010

Happy New Year!

Well here it is another week later. Time sure flies when you're busy! Lets see....
1st there was Christmas.....and then the Boxing Day sales - I am sooo ready for next Christmas... in another 357 days! - well one can't not do a sale! LOL :o)

On Tuesday one decides to organize a holiday - yeah right! everywhere booked out - New Year's Eve approaching - oh well keep trying one more phone call....BINGO - got a place for Wed thru Sat - perfect - will also see in the New Year - that's what I call a BARGAIN.

Anyway we are now back from our little vacation. Time to look to the future and reflect on the past - and try a little harder to keep those resolutions - oops ate some chocolate - have to try again next year.