Wednesday, September 30, 2009


inspired by leah over at handmade bits and pieces here is my wishlist for the week. other than
a) all the housework to be done,
b) roy to be toilet trained,
c) my dog to stop sleeping on my dahlias,
d) world peace,
e) a DECENT resolution to carbon emissions,
and all the other 'wishes' i have, these are my favs!
owl brooch by osier
love it love it love it

paisley handbag by ellesroom
have had my eye on it for AGES! hmmm christmas is coming up isnt it?

blissfull hairpins by eclecticmoi
so lovely, i love the colours

button hair bands by lulufroufrou
my hair is getting so long now i think i will have to have some of these

Saturday, September 26, 2009

n e w g l a s s e s

i finally got my new glasses! found them on etsy a few weeks ago and just had to have them. my new friend 'mr optometrist man' went above and beyond the call of duty to fit new multifocal lenses in them. yay! so here they are, i have been informed that they were previously safety glasses from the late 40's. they are now my best friend!

Monday, September 21, 2009

designer spotlight!

a big big thanks to the wonderful bec at madeit for picking me as the september designer spotlight!
it was so much fun to do!
you can find the interview here and while you are there read about the other designer spotlights too! there are so many fun creative peeps out there!
oh also, i had a crazy busy weekend, my birthday, friends wedding, ect ect, but i managed to get finished my new spring/summer handbags! wooo! im so pleased with them!
have a great week everyone,

Thursday, September 17, 2009

meet janis!

i realised today that it has been 17 years already that i have had my trusty companion the janome my style 30. and while realising this, i also realised that i have never named her! which is very unlike me, i name everything! cars, plants, roys toys ect ect.
we have had some great times, she has been with me through sickness and health, good times and bad, and a good 5 years where as a starving art student i couldnt afford to get her serviced.
so from this day forth she shall now be known as JANIS! all hail queen janis!!
i also from this day on promise to treat her with the respect she deserves! more regular servicing, i wont try to sew vinyl with all purpose needles and ill try to remember to oil her at least every now and then. because without her i would certainly be pretty screwed!
i love you janis, and happy 17th birthday for tomorrow!

Sunday, September 13, 2009

softies for mirabel

meet me at mikes are doing their 3rd 'softies for mirabel' drive! this is a great idea for all those crafters out there to spread some christmas cheer to the less fortunate kiddies out there. theres heaps more info here and the deadline for donations is 10th of december (just before meredith weekend, for anyone going!) so get on board the softies train, experiment with crafty fun, and know that your beautiful creations are going to be cuddled by some lovely kids!

Thursday, September 10, 2009

new new new

boy have i been a busy little chicken! loads of new fun things in the madeit store! handbags, purses, ect ect ect! and im card making all day today so there will be loads of them on tomorrow! yay!

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

impatience....huh! what is it good for? absolutely nothing!

today i found myself getting really frustrated at mum, who was so overly impatient even Roy was getting anxious.
first it started in the supermarket, which i avoid at all costs! some renovations had been happening of late and it drove mum insane that her longlife milk wasnt in the same spot it was a fortnight ago.
then i had to get fuel! due to our wonderful pack mentality, everyone within koowee of me had decided to fill up the exact same time as us. i was quite happy playing 'i spy' with roy, but mum was twiddling her thumbs, checking her watch every 30 seconds, and tapping her feet impatiently.
so on the way home we have to pass a school, which i quite enjoy. roy loves to watch all the 'big kids' on their bikes and scooters, and waves to them as if he knows them all REALLY well. but mum asked me a)what on earth the hold up was, and b) if there was any other way we could go. so i turned the car around and went a good 3km out of our way so she didnt have to sit and wait for the kids to cross the road.
i have all the time in the world, im never in a hurry, and i suppose mum had somewhere secret she needed to be?
i wonder if i can impose a 'NO IMPATIENCE' zone in my house/car/personal space?
hmmmm i wonder?

Monday, September 7, 2009


what more can i say? i really love and appreciate tea! all sorts, anytime, any occasion.
i especially love earl grey, and chai. i have recently got onto this 'tease tea', they are at my local market,(CONVENIENT!) and they have great blends. along with all the standards, earl grey, chai, green, ect ect, they have a chilli tea, which is black tea blended with chilli, cinnamon cloves and other fun things. it is amazing! not burny burny hot, just a bit of a kick! and fantastic for relieving any sinus congestion.... so tea lovers unite! and enjoy one of your favourite blends today!
p.s is there an international tea lovers day? there should be!
xxx i love you tea xxx

Saturday, September 5, 2009

how cute!

this is roys fathers day pressie for his wonderful papa. i ordered it off etsy from 'julie the fish'
im so pleased with it, and i know our budding guitar legend will be to! so happy fathers day dave! you are the best papa/husband anyone could want for!!

Thursday, September 3, 2009

first blog!

ok so this the the start of the whole blogging thing. after reading so many other awesome blogs i thought i would have a crack at it myself. it will no doubt take me some time to get the hang of it, but i hope it to be fun for you and myself!
in appreciation of spring and all it has to offer my madeit store has 10% of EVERYTHING untill the 7th, just mention the blog and ill send you an adjusted invoice!
lovely, have a wonderful week!