Friday, April 30, 2010

secret crush

other than my many not so secret crushes (dexter morgan, tim rogers, jarvis cocker, etc, etc)
i have all but a few secret crushes that for my own good probably shouldnt be aired.
number one is.......james may.
yep thats right, 'captain slow' from top gear.
im not sure exactly what it is....... sure the unkept hair is a winner!
he likes wine,
maybe its just that hes 47 and british, (see jarvis cocker)
anyhow it works out great, my betrothed and i get to happily watch top gear together.

Thursday, April 29, 2010

pin cushion swap

oh my! i received the greatest pin cushion swap today.
a sweet little 70's milk jug pin cushion AND matching 'sugar bowl'
a HUGE thank you to simone from knitababy xxx
im going to be swooning over it for days!

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

meet mick, keef, and their groupies

my well loved fish finally got a well deserved tank clean out!
and yes that is some fetching vintage print in the background ;)
if you're wondering keef is the 'robust nothing could kill him' one, mick is the show off with the fancy tail, and the goldfish are the groupies.

Monday, April 19, 2010


today im a bit mighty excited!
just been down and got cleo, for the first time in about 15 yrs. not for the 'never fail bedroom moves', or the 'epic sex guide' but for pg 32..
my 'eat sleep sew' cross stitch made it in to the '10 hottest online buys' feature.
yay, no double yay!
now to see what becomes of it........
not sure if cleo readers are reclaimed/ vintage/ cross stitch loving, indie handmade buying peeps?
anyhoo, heres the pic

Saturday, April 17, 2010


the wonderful peeps at triple r are having their annual 'april amnesty' for all you listeners whose subscription has lasped (im a little guilty!) OR for those triple r listeners who arent subscribers.
theres heaps of fun prizes, and you will have a warm fuzzy feeling about contributing to your favourite radio station.
so come on freeloaders, pledge your allegiance to your favourite station!
find all you need here
peace! ;)

Monday, April 12, 2010

craft swap send out day!

yay! the day has finally arrived, post out day for our craft swap goodies! lucky its a grey ol melbourne day and ill have time to put the finishing touches on mine.
let me know what you each receive in the coming days, you can post them as fan photos on my facebook page if you like then we can all check them out!
peace! ;)

Friday, April 9, 2010

friday favs

i just dont have the time to make myself a new purse, so i think ill order one of these in an owl print
find it here

oh betsy your so cute! and i love the vintage patchwork!
find it here

i would love this chair if only i had the room and the dollars!
find it here

oh this neckpiece is beautiful, it reminds me of coral
(they are all rolled up zippers!)
find it here

have a great weekend peeps! and if your around the fitzroy area on sat pop into the blackbird market at the workers club and say hi! PEACE

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

hmk giveaway!

handmade kids are having an amazing 'haby goddess' giveaway on their blog, just leave a comment to enter, and entries close tomorrow night! good luck to all, my fingers are all crossed!
enter here

Saturday, April 3, 2010

roys 'whats in the fruitbowl?' cake

i thought id share a favourite recipe of ours, its been fiddled with over time, and is a weekly visitor of late.
the fruit component can be changed, ive used apricots, raspberries, pawpaw, mango ect ect
(its dairy free but by all means substitute soy for cows milk and oil for melted butter)

2 bananas, as ripe and mushy as possible
1 cup of strawberries halved
one grated apple
100ml vegie oil
2 eggs
1/2 cup of sugar, or honey
2 cups s/r flour
1/2 cup soy milk
dash of vanilla essence

combine all the fruit with the wet ingredients, add the flour (sifted), and sugar.
mix well and place in a well greased cake pan, or a magical 'no need to grease' silicon one
bake at 180 for about 40 mins or untill golden on top.
great with some cream cheese icing, or as a loaf, sliced with a bit of butter.
let me know if you make it and what you think
peace ;)