Sunday, February 27, 2011

1968 Wedding Attire?

The brief:
Dress in your best 1968 attire.......
The Occasion:
The wedding of some friends
The Dilemma:
What is 1968 attire, where would I find something that suits and doesn't cost me the earth?
The Possible Solution:
Take one rescued tablecloth and add a vintage slip that belonged to my mum...
maybe some velvet added somewhere....
maybe I have created something that may pass as 
Best 1968 Attire....I'll let you know in a couple of weeks.

PS (my able assistant is much trimmer than oneself so it does hang a little different on me)

Friday, February 25, 2011

In the post.

Friday's mission...
To get my Pay It Forward gifts finished and  in the post today...

Mission accomplished!
Do you need something to make you smile after this weeks events?

(found Via here)

Thursday, February 24, 2011

My Creative Space

Tea inspired gifts.....

Stash busting not only in my material stash but in my pantry today...
Lovingly inspired  by these.

More creative spaces here.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Sneak some time

Look what was in my mailbox today.......
Where did the last month disappear too?
Anyway my copy of this magazine arrived today ( thanks again sisters!)
Now just to sneak some time to have a read....that is before I feed the tribe...currently I have 3 playing on electronic games and three playing lego....and one to yet return from work...that's what families are for!

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

New Friends

I am fairly new to the whole blogging thing....I visit lots of places, sometimes leaving comments, sometimes admiring from afar.
I have found it at times a bit intimidating commenting at blogs that have a huge following...irrational probably not sure why I think like that...
I am now being a little braver with my interactions and have enjoyed the little banter back and forth.
Today in my snail mail box was this lovely little gift from Michelle...
I had been so bold to ask her for a pattern of an art smock she had shown...
and in her kindness she sent me a copy, so wrapped in vintage "delightfulness".

Thanks Michelle for your simple act of sharing acquaintances are fun to have.

Monday, February 21, 2011

Monday Monday

Monday came....
Late rising out of bed opting not to go for my walk this morning
Lunches made and walked kids to school
Skype call with my youngest sister and two nieces in Tasmania 
Coffee date with my Hubbie
Attempted a half hearted search for an outfit for a wedding coming up
Fridge wiped and cleaned out in readiness for shopping
Food shopping done
Noodles bought for lunch
washing hung out
Floors vacuumed and mopped
Bathroom cleaned
Christmas lights boxed and removed out of the hallway
Walk to pick the kids up
Suck on another icy pole (lost count how many)
Continued to blow my nose (also lost count how many times today)
Dinner prep done
Neighbourhood kids in and out
Air conditioner going most of the day
....still need to bring in washing
still need to have family fed ,bathed and in bed ( me first!)
Oh I wish I was here .....snow on Mt Wellington in Feb! 16 degrees max!

Mt Wellington taken from my sisters deck...arrrrrrrrrrh
Not likely today or...tomorrow ...or the next day so for now just trying to keep cool anyway we can.

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Little duck

This little duck feels like she has got some storms brewing around her and the pond is far from quiet....
what to do but keep paddling and reaching out to help other little ducks who's ponds are rougher.

Friday, February 18, 2011

Home and hearts

I am home laying low today as I am feeling a little under the weather- not a lot just enough to warrant some me time out of the heat..
A good time to finish my hearts that I started ( I used this tutorial) ...I turned them in to a string of hearts to hang above the TV in our living area.
Don't you love photos that just show you what you haven't noticed the bike cleaning gear that has been tucked away there and also how dirty the TV screen is!
Well nearly time for the busy Friday afternoon schedule so I am off to prepare for that ..oh and wipe down the TV and find another place for the cleaning gear!

It's A Book

Are you a book reader?
Reading anything good lately?
Want to share what it is?

Thursday, February 17, 2011

My Creative Space

Mastering a simple crocheted heart...the small discipline of following a pattern.

More Creative Spaces here.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Can't contain it...

Picked up these brand new beauties yesterday....

...they will have to go in a safe place for a little while but I am very excited I can hardly contain it.


Mary Mary quite contrary ,
how does your garden grow?
Ours is looking very unloved and over heated at the moment unlike the garden done by one of my playgroup littlies...what more fun can a child and parent have when there is paint,glue and glitter involved.

At least this guy is loving the hot weather in our garden.

Monday, February 14, 2011

A Simple ring

This simple ring has been on my finger for 27 Valentine Days.....
Given by my very young beau on our very first Valentines Day....
who would have thought.

Happy Valentines Day.

Girls Only

After reading this book while on holidays and a post I read over at Posie's I thought it time I made a "Just in Case" purse for Meg.....

Did I say that my little girl is now Twelve?!

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Beach Fun

Fun all round was  had......

Done and dusted for another onto the next one in three weeks time.

Saturday, February 12, 2011


Oh My..... is our
"SuperSero" really twelve...?
(We just love to remind her of her SuperSero days)

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Daddy's Son

Tonight after much searching through his tape collection...he found just what he was looking for....
We are now listening to the guitar sounds of Gary Moore belting at high volume from our nearly six year old son's bedroom.....
I knew it would happen one day just did not expect it to be so soon....then what did I expect as he has spent his whole short life sleeping next to dad's studio falling asleep many nights to the guitar playing sounds coming from within.

My Creative Space

My Creative space is filled with Birthday sewing....we have a 12th birthday in our house on the weekend and we are in the process of planning the party. ( A beach picnic) So last night I was onto the little gifts for the guests...
The inspiration came form my baby sister who sent Meg her birthday present yesterday....
Thanks Renae she loves it and I love that you gave me the perfect idea for guest gifts.

Check out other lovely creative spaces here.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Read and Tea

For my birthday my beautiful sisters bought me a subscription to this first issue came the other day and it is so full of lovely things to read and see.
My youngest sister says that it is quite by chance that it has a lot of stories relating to her home state {Tasmania} hmmm - not that I mind one bit because that would be a very close second place for us to live if we had to move!
I especially love the first featured story of a crafter turned blogger turned success story. Very inspiring
Looking forward to this mail arriving in my box for the next twelve months.

Monday, February 7, 2011

Lucky Me...

Not only did I get to indulge in a chocolate morning tea with my sister last I was able to take my man there for more yumminess..
You see I am very fortunate that my hubbie works a nine day fortnight and we have made it a priority to have coffee (for him) and chocolate (for me) on his Monday off. It is a lovely time to touch base and hash out anything we just have put aside during the busy week.
Now the children are back at school it is even more special ..during the holidays we just took the kids with us.
So today's conversations included brainstorming birthday present ideas for an up and coming 12th birthday!

So maybe now the secret is out at how good this little chocolateria is...go and try for your self if you live in our local area.
(Note: they are nation wide , find one near you .You won't be disappointed especially if you  order the Churros.)

"Better to have enjoyed and made a mess than to never have enjoyed at all!"


Hope your week starts a bit better than this persons....
(noticed while on my walk this morning ...just on our neighbour's fence)

Sunday, February 6, 2011

I {Heart }...


A lazy afternoon with some prep for Playgroup to finish off.

Friday, February 4, 2011

It's Friday

I had arranged to meet my sister for a coffee Hot Chocolate...after all she needed her mind taking off the fact that her fourth and last boy headed off to Kindy without too much sadness!!
So we checked out a little place that does very wicked  chocolate sweetness.... 

Once we finished lingering  we then parted ways because I was on a mission to get home...
I had a list of things to tackle and ended up settling on some new bedding for the dollies.
You see my " job" outside of the home involves amoung other things, running two large playgroup sessions. I absolutely love this and am looking forward to all the families returning next week to start the year.
But as the start date looms there is a huge amount of preparing ,setup and organising that needs to be done.
One of those was to gather some extra accessories for the home corner.
"Stash busting 101" was activated and I managed to put together a couple of sets of bedding including a couple of little mattresses....and a couple of doll blankets that just happen to have quilt pieced tops. I am in no way a quilter but have dabbled  a little, enough to have some pieces I could turn into a blanket ( not quilt).
Hopefully it will encourage some lovely playing when they arrive next week and also the children that we see on Sunday will benefit from the additions.
Well I am now off to start a new Friday afternoon routine and I am not sure how many km's in the car it will take me to do it. 

Have a nice weekend.

Thursday, February 3, 2011

My Creative space

My creative space is really happens mostly on a  Friday ...but here is a sneak peek at something I have I have some gifts that I need to send out soon.
Check out other lovely spaces here.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

We are off.. a flying start...well almost.
Meg was happy to join her new class and all that awaits her for Year Seven!!! ( oh my how did that happen?)
Fraser has his usual hesitations...a few tears and some tight hugs for mum....I encouraged him and reinforced to him that Year One was a great adventure and that he would have some friends to do the journey with.
Once I saw a slight smile I left him to get on with it....
At the end of the day they were both full of tales and I am sure that when tomorrow comes the tales will just continue.


A cyclone 500 kms in width.
Winds 320 kms per hour.
The eye 40 kms wide.
We are all holding our breath and praying for the safety of the state of QLD

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

I got mail

I arrived home from work today to a of my most favourite things ( to receive snail mail)
A couple of weeks ago I bid in a few auctions that were being held as part of the Flood Relief Fundraisers....
Well I won  these lovely luggage tags from here.
I have made some myself before but I never keep things so it is just special to have something handcrafted by  someone else....

So thanks Alison , I love them..... 
All up the auctions across the globe raised......



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