Sunday, July 3, 2011

a gorgeous sunday...

a gorgeous drive with the family...
plans to have a photo shoot for some of my new ranges coming out, the hardest part is always finding a location that is spectacular...

this old door above is a favourite of mine, I walk past it regularily and had to use it as a back drop

we drove past this old post office, perfect red door!!
the kids had lot's of fun jumping off the steps, but the laughter can't last forever...hahaha, it wouldn't be a family day without some tears. LOVE IT!!

after returning home, I indulged myself in these gorgeous macarons from the clever girls at 'the inspired occasion'

I didn't share, and I ate them in about 3 minutes flat, and that was me trying to savour them!

so my verdict, DELICIOUS!!

caramel was definately my fav.

be sure to pop over and check out their new webstore open now!!

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

a little lampshade love...

I am sooo inlove with bizarre lampshades chandeliers and the like at the moment,

after having only batten fittings throughout our house, it was time for some bling

so above is some trim I attatched to a plain shade for our bedroom,

a little glamour....

and these ones I made using chicken wire then glued on some trims and attatched some butterflies and birds.

they look so cute!!

for a little (or a lot) of inspiration pop on over here

Monday, May 23, 2011

cushion swap-o-rama!!

I decided to take part in a fabulous cushion swap organised by Vic over at Punky & Me

first swap I've ever done. cause I'm usually too disorganised to do such things.

ok so I get the email today that it was postal day for our cushions!!

ummm, well, can I just say I was at work today and missed the post.

and ummm, well I'd been thinking lot's about making the cushion, but just had not yet actually done it. (and there's that disorganisation!)

so after choking down my dinner, chucking the kids into bed, and totally ignoring the husband, I got to it and voila!!

and why is this photo sideways you ask. beats me!

I had screen printed the fabric a while back and had been meaning to make cushions with it.

the design although it looks like a feather, is actually seaweed that I collected on a cruise down the river in our kayak

as red is my fav. colour, I had to add it on the back. nice contrast to go with the classic design on the front.

I hope my receiver enjoys it

pop on over here to check out links to all the other fab cusions!!

can't wait to get mine, I will share pic's when it arrives!!

Monday, April 18, 2011

living on the edge...

I have become a very absent blogger, oh well, me bad!!

sometimes somethings gotta give, and generally its the blog.

whilst I love to peruse all y'alls blogs, I feel I have no energy left to write up witty posts myself.

I had to print up these tee's cause that is so often me!!

I always blog about being a bad blogger, I promise to be better, and well, I never come through with the goods. so sorry...

but be sure to check out my facebook page,

as I get on there regularily with my new designs and my where abouts!!

I do however promise, when I have something exciting to write about, I will most certainly drop back in!!

Thursday, February 24, 2011

my baby boy is turning 5!!

my, what a squishy nose you have!!
my little squishy bundle, well, big really 9lb1oz
off to kinder this year.
on saturday he will turn 5!!
so thought I'd have a look at the photos from when he was born...

I was so happy about you turning 5, you are so excited.
your very own party at a play centre, (cause having it at home mum, is so dodgy!)
little did I know that looking back through the photos would have me in tears!!
how young your brother and sister were...
how much you now look like your brother...
and those cherub faces that are nolonger squishy puffy cheeks...
the pure excitement about your arrival...
my babies are growing up!!
now blow out your candles and make a wish,
and let it not be that you grow up too quickly xx

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Things I love...

cooking with my mini chef!!

Friday, February 4, 2011

Things I love...

I love my kids...
my kids include my niece and nephew
I love that they are so close, they are like siblings,
play, swim, tennis, school...all together
with all the excitement of back to school, the little fella felt a little left out...
well mate, your turn Monday, off to Kinder you go!!

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Things I love...does it really matter what day I'm up to!!

so I printed these greeting cards today.
I can't stop looking at them.
I think they are hilarious.
but maybe thats just me...

Monday, January 31, 2011

Things I Love...Day ummm, something...

the fun you can have with a magnifying glass!!

Friday, January 28, 2011

Things I love...Day 6

new flooring for the bathroom.
a wait of 8 long years to have our bathroom renovated.
It is finally happening, and each step is met with such excitement from all of us!!
my big boy saw it as it was being put down with such excitement said
'you should see the bathroom floor, it's wicked'

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Things I love...Day 5

PACKAGES, how I LOVE packages,
especially packages from Japan with some beautiful linen fabrics and
gorgeous books!!

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Things I love...Day 4

My Country
by Dorothea McKellar(1885–1968)
The love of field and coppice,Of green and shaded lanes,Of ordered woods and gardensIs running in your veins.Strong love of grey-blue distance,Brown streams and soft, dim skies -I know but cannot share it,My love is otherwise.

I love a sunburnt country,A land of sweeping plains,Of ragged mountain ranges,Of droughts and flooding rains.I love her far horizons,I love her jewel-sea,Her beauty and her terror – The wide brown land for me!

The stark white ring-barked forests,All tragic to the moon,The sapphire-misted mountains,The hot gold hush of noon,Green tangle of the brushesWhere lithe lianas coil,And orchids deck the tree-tops,And ferns the warm dark soil.

Core of my heart, my country!Her pitiless blue sky,When, sick at heart, around usWe see the cattle die –But then the grey clouds gather,And we can bless againThe drumming of an army,The steady soaking rain.

Core of my heart, my country!Land of the rainbow gold,For flood and fire and famineShe pays us back threefold.Over the thirsty paddocks,Watch, after many days,The filmy veil of greennessThat thickens as we gaze.

An opal-hearted country,A wilful, lavish land –All you who have not loved her,You will not understand –Though earth holds many splendours,Wherever I may die,I know to what brown countryMy homing thoughts will fly.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

things I 3

how's the serenity...

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Things I 2

a gorgeous day with my family at the beach

Things I love...Day 1

summer time when the weather is fine.
well, there hasn't really been much of that lately.
I have been feeling a little anxious about some upcoming surgery
and have begun looking at life and what I see everyday in a new light.
to appreciate the small things, the beauty that is all around us that we simply walk past not noticing.
so my project the next few weeks,
(and I will really really try to do this as often as I can)
to put up a photo of things I love.
there may be no words, there be no explanation, but they are my small things in life!