Thursday, 21 February 2008


Just a few little stories from my week - all sorts of stories
On the weekend I was helping Hayley (No.2 son’s girlfriend) make a nappy/diaper cake. Hayley knew I made one for Amy’s Baby Shower and could help her do it. Hayley is holding a baby shower for a friend. Her friend is having a little girl but isn’t in to all pink frilly girly stuff so it was hard to come up with an idea for the cake décor

Hayley got some pretty flowers and butterflies. We put some lilac and pink ribbon around the cake as well. It still needs a few more flowers at the back, a couple of more butterflies and probably a little baby ornament on the front of the silver base. Hayley took it home as it in the photo and can finish it off as she has the time.


Thank you Catieann for this award

This award originated from Barb from 123Lavender Lollipop Lane
She says to pass this award on to people that have sparkled your we all know...playing with glitter is contagious...just touch it to your day and it adds glints of light to every facet of your life and spreads throughout your being! No outfit is complete until you add the glitter!

There are so many out there in Blogland that do Sparkle My Day
so I have just selected afew otherwise I will be here forever

Siobhan from Vintage Mosaic Boutique sparkles my day with her beautiful mosaics, her cute son Jake & 2 little dogs.
Gail from Gail & Tony McCormack’s Blog sparkles my day when I look at her beautiful paintings
Mandii from Shabby Vintage Mandii sparkles my day with her lovely blog and family stories
Natasha from Artistic Creations by Natasha Burns sparkles my day with her creativity and her friendliness
Kerryanne from Shabby Art Boutique sparkles my day with her beautiful art work
Shannon from Paint Mine Pink sparkles my day as her blog will always give you a laugh
Deena from Can I be Pretty in Pink sparkles my day with her inner strength during her fight with cancer
Amy from Four Sisters in a Cottage sparkles my day with her lovely nature and her positive attitude in her fight to become a survivor of Breast Cancer
Katrina from Katrina Chambers Little La La sparkles my day with the fun adventures of her 3 little rascals and of course she has fabulous décor ideas for us too.
Mel from Mels Rose Place sparkles my day with family stories and photos of her beautiful home and garden.
Karla from Karlas Cottage sparkles my day with her art and family, especially the sweet little Sugarwings.

So grab the award picture and pass it on to some of those friends
that make your day required number...just pass on that glitter!

My 86 year old Aunt writes off her car and doesn’t tell us.

Here she is with Riley last Boxing Day

On her way home from Boneo market on Saturday she pulled up behind a 4 wheel drive that is turning into a garage/yard sale. Next thing she knows she is hit from behind - twice! The male driver of the 4WD gets out and starts abusing her and she tells him it was the fault of the car behind her. It is pretty disgusting to imagine a grown man abusing an old lady like that. The tow truck driver arranged for his wife to take my Aunt home. Luckily she was not hurt.
I only found out about her accident when Amy Riley and I called in unexpected (that way I can check on her health etc. without her getting ready for a visit). There was no car in her carport but we saw a light on and there she was inside. She said she didn’t want to bother us as we had enough to deal with, with Max’s mother. I told her don’t ever not tell us about these sorts of things again. She is a special part of out family and we love her dearly.


Annie said...

That nappy cake is bizzare but a great idea for a pressie. Well done!

Anonymous said...

Your cake came out lovely! So glad your aunt didn't get hurt that was awful!
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Kerryanne @ Shabby Art Boutique said...

Hi Alison,
Thank you for the award sweetie.

Gosh your aunt sounds like she was lucky not to have been hurt in that accident - I'm sure just the noise would be enough to put her nerves on edge.

The nappy cake is sensational.

Natasha Burns said...

Hi Alison,
Oh how scary for your aunty, I'm glad she wasn't hurt. I hope she gave the guy a mouthful too, nasty man!

Love the nappy cake, I remember the one you made for Amy and this is a great idea for those who don't love fluff and frills, the lillies are beautiful.

Thanks for the sparkle award!!! So sparkly nice of you!

Siobhan said...



Thankyou soooo much for this wonderful and sweet have made me a very happy girl that is for sure!!!

I am sooooo sorry to hear about your Aunty's horrible accident, I dont get how people can go off at someone without looking at the whole accident??? I hope she is ok...are they going to repair her car of ride it off???

Thankyou again Alison you are one big sweety with a huge heart!

Siobhan xoxo

Siobhan said...

Me again...silly me forgot to add I love your Nappy must show us how to make them so next time I have a baby shower I can whip one up myself.

Siobhan xoxo

Lori said...

love the nappy cake, the butterflies are so cute...
congrats on your award!!!
i am sorry for your poor aunt, how terrible for her:( she sounds like a sweetie:)

Jessi Nagy said...

your cake is gorgeous!!!
your poor aunty! hope she's over it!

Monica said...

Oh wow your pooor Aunt, the nerve of that guy! Hope she is well!
I love the diaper cake! IT looks very elegant. Great colors and I love the flowers.
Thanks for your sweet comments about Austin and Chloey! said...

Aw, thanks!! I love sparkles and glitter and fairies! And isn't it a pretty little design that Barb came up with?

I wish I knew someone having a baby shower so I could make a pampers cake like that, such a cute idea for party decor!

Sugar Bear said...

Nappy cake looks great. So happy to her auntie is okay.

Anonymous said...

Oh dear, I'm glad your aunt is okay. What an awful experience for her. Some people are just meanies.

The faux cake is too cute. I've seen them before but not with flowers. What a great idea.


Amy M. said...

Your diaper cake is so cute! I need you to come to MY baby shower!!!


Artifax said...

Oh, that diaper cake is just lovely - love the butterflies! And congrats on your sparkly award!

Tara said...

Nappy cake is cute!

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Two Cables and a Frapp said...

Love the uniqueness of the cake and it's pretty to boot. This is my 1st time on your blog. Love it.

Rosemary said...

What a cute baby shower idea!!
Congrats on your award!!
Glad your Aunt is OK.

SweetAnnee said...

I have the award.. thank you thank you.

I love the cake
I'll be BACK to read more about your
dear aunt.

Gail McCormack said...

Sorry to hear about your Aunty, the main thing she's OK, it must have been stressful for her, the abuse from the driver in the 4WD wouldn't have helped, will she get another car?
THANKS Alison for the award!
The Nappy Cake, I remember the last one you made for Amy, what a wonderful idea

Unknown said...

what a beautiful layout,its so exiting to be here, tks for sharing :)

Alicia ~ Time Worn Style said...

Nice cake and hope your Aunty is feeling better.

Anonymous said...

Thanks Alison for the Gorgeous award!! I feel all warm and fuzzy!! you have certainly made my week!!
p.s I do hope your Aunt is ok. must have been very unsettling for her. And to think that the other driver reacted that way he should be ashamed!!

Katrina Chambers said...

Hi Alison, thanks so much for the award!!! I feel very special today:)

Cruise is 6 today so I will post about that later and pass the award along. Thanks again!

Anonymous said...

Hello Allison,

Love that cake! Awesome!


bluemuf said...

Hi Alison, I love your nappy cake, it's lovely. I want to make one for the next new baby in our family. thank heavens you Aunt wasn't hurt.


Dena said...

What an origional idea that diaper cake is! I'll have to remember that one, thanks for sharing it :) I'm glad that your aunt was okay.


Penny from Enjoying The Simple Things said...

The nappy cake is adorable! I am so glad your Aunt wasn't hurt. How terrible of that man to start yelling at her...

Congrats on the award!

shabbyfufu said...

What a work of art that cake is Alison! Glad that your Aunt is okay~ Janet~

Free Art Printables said...

I love the diaper cake! What a great idea. I would give/use that in a heartbeat...!
Thanks for reading my interview and stopping by my blog.It's wonderful to get such great comments.
Your poor aunt!
Jen R

Kingswood Food and Craft Market said...

Hiya Alison


what a sweet award! Im all giggly now. Right back at cha too !!

Hows your Aunty? Hope she is ok. That man was a total bone head.

shann xo

Linda said...

Hi Alison,
I have popped into your blog a couple of times so I thought I had better say hi. I love the nappy cake that is such a great idea, and I am glad to hear your Aunt is OK, that is shocking that the guy was yelling at her.
Cheers Linda

blah said...

Alison I have seen it all now - a nappy cake !! That really takes the proverbial :-)

Kathleen Grace said...

I think that diaper cake is the cutest! What a great idea:>)

Deb said...

Your aunt sounds absolutely adorable - thankfully she wasn't hurt!
Congratulations on your award. Your nappy/diaper cake is so creative :-}

Mosaic*Queen said...

Oh my goodness! I'm so glad your aunt wasn't injured! What a jerk to yell at a senior lady! Or any lady!
I love the cake idea! I should make one for my daughter.
Only 4 more weeks!

Michelle Frae Cummings said...

how horrible about the car inccedent! I hope she's ok, emotionally!

I love that diaper cake! I've seen a few in boutiques and always marvel at them!

Debbie Egizio said...

The diaper cake turned out beautifully! Congratulations on your award. Your blog sparkles!

cherished*vintage said...

Oh...thanks for the cake idea. Next baby shower I decorate for will have to have one of these for the centerpiece. How cute!!! Sorry to hear about your aunty's accident. Glad she wasn't hurt. What an icky man!

Anonymous said...

Thank you sweet one, for taking the time to leave me such an uplifting comment in the mist of my heartache!
God bless you!!
(Love Conquers All)

Joy for the Journey said...

That is an ADORABLE diaper cake!
Sarah :)

Adeline Country Cottage said...

Hi Alison, I just love your nappy cake, just beautiful. And hope your aunt isn't to shaken up, I can't believe the guy got out an started yelling at her, silly road rage man, well I could say that alot harsher, but I'm a
And I would like to also say thank-you Sooooooo much for your kind comments you posted on my sad day.
It ment alot to me Thank-you Alison.


Unknown said...

Oh I hate it when the elderly are mistreated. How dare he!!! I am glad that she is okay and that she stood up for herself. Your nappy cake is wonderful, I haven't been to a baby shower in ages, this is great. Congratulations on your Sparkly award. Have a lovely weekend. Blessings, Karen

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

I enjoyed all your "Licorice" stories!

Who forgot to do Show and Tell today!

Cape Cod Washashore said...

What a fun nappy cake! I love the way it turned out. =)

I'm glad your aunt is OK! That certainly is scary, and shameful on a grown man to speak to her like that!

Congratulations on your award! I've added you to my blogroll... I've got so much catching up to do with my blog! My four kids were all home this week for vacation but have been passing a bug around for the past two weeks. sigh.

Anonymous said...


Your talent just goes on and on! How cute is that cake?

Sorry to hear about the yucky incident with your auntie. I guess there are mean people everywhere...

I love seeing all the awards. I will check out the sparklers :).

Fete et Fleur said...

I love the Nappy Cake!

Susan Tuttle said...

That nappy cake is sooo adorable. We have them here in the US too - my dear friend had one at her baby shower - we call them diapers though - nappy is a much cuter name.


jennalee said...

Love the cake and the sparkles.

Peta said...

Your poor aunt. God, what a bozo to hit her twice!

Unknown said...

Glad to hear your aunt is ok, what a fright for her, and to be abused as well!
Love the nappy cake, cute idea!

MJ Ornaments said...

What a beautiful cake! Sorry for your Aunt, that is terrible. Glad she's OK. ~Martha

NeereAnDear said...

I sure wish I had been there when that guy went off on your Aunt... I would have decked him for sure... It is so unreal how people act anymore... rather makes you sick doesnt it? I am so glad at least that she was ok...

Love the darling little cake..



Anonymous said...

Love the diaper cakes and yours is beautiful. People can be so ugly on the road these days. Glad your Aunt was okay.

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Betty said...

I love those diaper cakes! I can't believe your aunt is 86 and driving. She must be young for her age. She looks like a sweetie!
I also wanted to thank you Alison for all of your sweet comments. What a sweet blog friend you are!

Michelle said...

I'm so glad your aunt didn't get hurt! That man should be ashamed of himself!

Your diaper cake is so adorable~I've never seen that before!


Ali said...

Oh Alison, your precious Aunt, she reminds me of my grandma. Oh the precious and thoughtful little one. How she could not want to bother you with such news is beyond my comprehension, she is such a sweet heart. And love the nappy cake, again, clever idea for sure. Thanks for the lovely compliments on my new business card designs to hon, you are very thoughtful. ox Ali

Nora Lee said...

I love these nappy cakes! Great job.


Linda said...

That is the cutest cake..very clever idea.
I'm glad your auntie didn't get hurt..there sure are some bullies out there. Hugs, Linda

Simply Me Art said...

Beautiful, Gave me a terrific Idea too. I am hosting a Baby shower next month for my Stepdaughter and I am going try and make one myself. Lovely blog, Jamie

avalon8theroses said...

Hello Alsion, what a story about Boneo market..I went to Toot last weekend.
My son's name is Riley, is that your son?


Hi Alison, where to start I think it's all been said soooooo many comments you must really get around. Your aunt sounds lovely; what is wrong with people these days to get out and stand there yelling at an old lady HELLO... Great nappy cake I have actually made one of them for my sister's baby shower and they are quite fun she also knew that she was having a girl so it was easy to find all things pink... I luv all your family photos and especially the ones of your grandchildren on Grandma's bed.
Have a great night

Lori said...

Alison,yep I did a diaper cake , as we call them here once, there fun, mine was a rubber duckie theme! Poor Auntie, last year when a guy ran into me he screamed at me, my son, my witness and even the police lady!! I am so sick of dumb male drivers!!!!!! Take care, sorry I haven't writen in awhile! Love, Lori

Miss Rhea said...

Your Aunt looks like such a sweet lady !! I cant imagine anyone being that cruel !! Shame on them !! Your diaper cake is great !! I like the butterflies, very original. :)

Melissa @ The Inspired Room said...

That cake is too cute! So clever...

I am so glad your aunt was not hurt, but how rude of the other driver to treat her that way. She must've been shaken up.

Congrats on your award! Have a lovely day!


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Unknown said...

I love that diaper (nappy) cake! So cute! Your aunt is lovely and how lucky she is to have you!


Elle Jay Bee said...

Oh my goodness, your sweet auntie!! She looks so lovely, it is shameful that someone would bully her that way!!

So happy she is okay...hope this won't affect her independence.

Take care,

Shabby Shop said...

I've made a few of those cakes over the years but yours is definitely cuter! And checking up on your aunt when she doesn't expect you is probably the best way to see how things really are. You're a loving caregiver! Blessings... Polly

a Pocket Angel said...

Alison, I just wanted to stop by and tell you what a sweetheart you are! You are always stopping by my blog leaving the kindest comments. I truly think you are such a GREAT Gal! God bless you darling..
Hugs & much love ~Mary~

a Pocket Angel said...

Oh my gosh.. I just read about your sweet Aunt. Thank God she's ok. Shame on that man! ~Mary~

Anonymous said...

So glad your aunt is okay! Yes I can imagine there are people like that. She's lucky to have you check on her. The cake is so cute!!! What a neat idea.

Robin said...

That cake is wonderful!
Your poor sweet auntie! It's so awful for people to take advantage of the elderly!

Colleen formerly of South Africa said...

Shame about your dear old aunt.Loved the nappy cake. Too cute.

Rosy Inspiration said...

Thanks for visiting me. I'm glad your aunt is alright, it is hard to believe a grown man abusing an elderly lady like that, some people are so impatient these days. Wow! I remember someone presenting a nappy cake at a baby's shower a while ago, yours looks awesome. I think it is such a practical thing and great idea.

Anonymous said...

Hi Alison,
I love the idea of the nappy cakes, pity I don't know anyone having a baby at the moment. I hope your aunt is OK after her ordeal. Best wishes to her.
Love & Hugs,
Sarah xx

Anonymous said...


I love the adorable and creative!


Sharon Tomlinson said...

What a lovely low-cal cake.
Thanks for popping over, I love your visits.

Victoria - Florence and Mary said...

I love your cake idea, I've just found out my friend is having a baby and I'm already planning the shower!!


Ps Glad your aunt is ok

Preity Angel... said...

Your cake looks cooooool.. butterflys are so cool

Congrats on Award

Paris Rags Romance said...

Oh my, I'm so glad your Aunty is ok, she looks so sweet! I love this adorable cake,how precious! Thanks so much for stopping by to leave such dear comments, thanks ever so much, Hugs, Kimberly

Anonymous said...

The diaper cake - how totally sweet!

I can't believe your poor Aunt - what a trooper she is. It looks like she has a wonderful warm laugh form her smile in the pic :)


Sweet Cottage Dreams said...

What an awesome post and you are so sweet to pass those awards out to all these wonderful friends we have!!

Lovely post and your aunt sounds like a sweet lady!!!


PS: That diaper cake is the best!!!

Tutti Chic said...

Your "cake" Is ADORABLE, & so is your aunt! So happy she wasn't hurt! Congrats on your sweet award Alison! I'm finally catching up on reading my favorite blogs! :) chris

allison said...

That diaper cake is awesome! How clever!

kecia deveney said...

aww, poor auntie! yeah, what a jerk that guy was for yelling at her. what the heck was she suppose to do? you are right, luckily she was not hurt. probably shook her up though.

Sarah and Jack said...

Gah. People are really, really, really over the edge uptight these days. What is going on in the world that everyone has to get so riled up about an accident?

Elizabeth Gwen Originals said...

Hi Alison! That cake is really pretty! What a cool idea (plus those are my favorite flowers). Your garden photos are lovely! I wish I could have a garden but I really have bad luck with plants!
I am having a little game on my blog: guess baby's birthday and if you win I will make you a custom purse. You choose all the colors :)
Stop by and guess if you have time!

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