Thursday, October 20, 2011

half birthday

my smallest of miniature men hit the big 6 month mark this week.
i honestly cant believe it has been THAT LONG!
i had also completely forgotten about the way that turning six months old amps up baby development,
all of a sudden we can roll over, sit up, brew some teeth, eat solids, steal our brothers toys and cover then in a very comprehensive layer of drool, split an atom ect ect.
and despite all these new found fun and games i STILL found the time to sew! hoorah!
so in my madeit store theres some very retro fun tablecloth bags,
and a couple (more to come) of sweet little girlie sunhats,
 ooh and im very chuffed with these alphabet necklaces, fun hey?
and i know this is a scary thought,
its getting a little bit close to christmas!
which means only one thing........
last year i managed to donate 6 or 7 softies, and fingers crossed i can muster the same this year.
for more info head over here for pending updates.
ok lovely, i think that is all for now,
have a fab day lovelies! 

Monday, September 26, 2011

oh well, whatever, nevermind

20 years ago on saturday, 'nevermind' was released!
20 years! man that makes me feel old!
i have it on vinyl and cassette,
in fact i might crack open my walkman, put on some cargo shorts, channel my inner angst and reminisce.
i just wish i had have been old enough in 1991 to appreciate it more,
i still know it by heart, and is still one of my all time favourite albums.
thankyou nirvana, for everything!

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

if you dont have an iphone........

you dont have an iphone!
i dont have an iphone...
i know i owe it to myself to embrace the iphone, but im resisting, vehemently!
i do however have the snazziest way to keep your iphone all nice and safe and cozy!

oh yesirreee, my new whizz bang iphone cosies.
they will fit any phone within the dimensions of 12cm x 7cm x 1.5cm
they are lined with quilted calico, and are made from vintage and reclaimed materials
they are available now in my madeit store
and are only $21 woooo!
have a splendid tuesday peeps <3

Monday, August 29, 2011

doin it, doin it!

the miniature men and i are donning our dancing pants and off to see justine clarke in concert!
oh yes! im totes down with the preschool crowd!
we are dating it up with macguyvers sis, and her two girlies,
so there is bound to be fun galore ;)
october 5th peeps, dallas brooks centre melbourne, lock it in!
till next time lovelies,

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

nice pear!

there are still some new calico bags in my madeit store
those of the 'nice pear' and 'hoot' varieties only, working on more of the others this week.
and lets not forget its nearly papa's day!
i have come accross some very fun fathers day goods over the last week, so heres to sharing

able and game
things by bean

Monday, August 22, 2011


hello lovelies
i know its been a while ;)
my two boys have been keeping me pretty busy, and consequently away from my bloggy blog.
the mini man turned 4 recently, plunging me into a world of dinosaurs cakes and well, anything ending in 'saurus'
the baby one is 4 months old now, and is getting more and more fun everyday.
i must admit i had forgotten how GOOD babies smell, and how satisfying a good baby smile or chuckle is.
i have (unbelievably) found time to do some sewing, and crocheting (more on that later though)
and eating of these.....
im not really one to jump on a bandwagon, but im well and truely aboard this one!
macaroons rock my world, i have attempted making them once, it was a disaster.
but im willing to give it another go.
i grabbed some from brunettis whilst in good ol' melbourne town a few weekends ago, pistachio, blackberry, and raspberry (it didnt make the trip home)
anyhoo, i hope you are all well, and still around!
ive got my sewing mojo on fire today, so ill be posting some gold this week
xxx peace peeps!

Friday, May 6, 2011

look what i made!

so this is what ive been working on lately.....
i must admit i did have a little help with this project ;)
our lovely little boy Des Perry arrived on the 19th april all safe and sound.
he is being VERY good to his mama, and his big bro is chuffed to bits with him!
its mothers day on sunday peeps! dont forget!
i will be waking to some chai in bed, a wander around the mton racecourse market then off to the in-laws for afternoon tea (i hope theres scones)
even though im far to late to put in my requests for mamas day, i do LOVE these rings, they're from lovestamp on madeit
so to all the beautifuls mamas out there, have a glorious sunday with your kidlets!
peace ;)

Monday, April 4, 2011

is that a giant squid in your pocket?

ok so heres the deal,
i crocheted a giant squid for the mini man, from a pattern, to the letter.
and it kinda looks like a penis with tentacles!
he loves it, (and has already requested the manta ray, now thats frought with danger!) im not so sure of the reaction he'll get if we take it out in public.....
have you ever gone to the depths of your creative prowess only to have it turn out like a piece of anatomy?

Monday, March 21, 2011

gimpy feet, justine clarke, and 90's rock

im becoming increasingly obsessed with 90's music.
mainly early to mid 90's.
not that i wasnt obsessed in the 90's, but ive found a whole new appreciation for it all.
makes me wish i was just a tiny bit older back then so i could have seen some of these great bands live.
what makes the whole experience even more authentic, is that i only have my fav 90's albums on tape, and we only have a tape player in macguyvers ute, ah i love guessing where each song is when rewinding!
whilst on the topic of music, i remember swearing that when i had kids "there was NO WAY i was EVER buying a kids cd to play in the car!"
well the day has come my lovelies, we are currently rocking out to 'songs to make you smile' by the wonderful, cute, funny, and oh so lovely justine clarke.
yep, TOOL has been replaced with such classics as 'roar like a dinosaur' and 'painting a picture'.
the mini man is mighty impressed!
whilst on the topic of mini men (im queen of the segue today!)
lets talk shoes!
our lovely, little, nearly 4 yr old, mini man has been blessed (or more likely cursed) with my big, stupid, flat, gimpy feet. plus on top of that they are pronated (roll in a bit)
he sees a podiatrist and wears orthotics, but we have to buy shoes with a fair arch in them also just to boost the orthotics.
i mean really?
luckily i dont have a crazy shoe fetish, and live in my 3yr old havianas, and occasionally a pair of 10yr old all stars.
well thanks for you time peeps, im four weeks out from delivering mini man #2, and im determined to get some stock into my madeit store, ill keep you all posted!
peace ;)

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

goodbye moggy, its been real!

i just had to have my dear old cat put to sleep.
19 not out, a pretty good innings i think!
he had a massive tumour taking over his body, and most probably advanced heart disease, not to mention being incontinent.
ive had him around for longer than i havent, we had some great times together, and im just glad i got to take care of him in his old age.
so im a bit of a blubbery mess tonight.....
the mini man is pulling funny faces and singing songs to cheer me up ;)
i wonder how gatto (our other kitty) will go without his best bud?

Thursday, March 3, 2011

of nature and nurture...

ive been pondering alot lately about how our own childhoods affect our childrens childhoods?
clearly im all very pregnant, and without a sewing room, im doing far too much pondering for my own good!
so what do we think? do the ways we were brought up affect the way we bring up our kidlets?
my family is the epitome of dysfunctional, for one reason or another no-one seems to have contact with anyone else, and aside from me seeing my cousins, no-one would know each other from a bar of soap.
being more or less an only child, i spent alot of time by myself, wasnt ever aloud to have friends over, and birthday parties were off limits too. (i must add in here that my mum has suffered with bi-polar disorder for many years, and as i have learnt over the years, she just doesnt like people)
so needless to say this isnt at all what i want for my kidlets, the mini man reguarly sees his cousins, goes on playdates, has many friends, and will certainly be having a birthday party every year!
is it a conscious decision we make as parents? thoughts?
anyhoo, we are off on a lil family holiday over the long weekend, im going to attempt to crochet a newborn beanie, wish me luck, ill post picks when we get back!
peace! xxx

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

mama nature has a bee in her bonnet

methinks mama nature isnt very happy with us,
it seems like not a week has gone by when there hasnt been rolling coverage of one natural disaster or another.
its starting to get to me a bit, admittedly im just shy of 7 months pregnant and slightly emotional, but i really dont want to have to explain another disaster to the mini man.
i do however completely appreciate how very lucky we are to live in an area that doesnt get affected by earthquakes, or cyclones, or flooding.
on a lighter note, ive been nesting like crazy, and have been sewing up these over the past week or so,
they are available in my madeit store
peace my lovelies! xxx

Wednesday, February 16, 2011


hey there lovely peeps!
im having a little sale over on my facebook page.
it starts at 8pm aedst tonight (wednesday 16th feb)
and will run untill 8pm aedst saturday 19th feb, or untill sold out!
its all mainly ex market stock, all at a really good reduction.
with some one off bags and such ;)
hope to see you there xxx

Thursday, February 10, 2011

birthday parties ahoy!

find this cake here
my sweet little mini man got his VERY FIRST birthday party invitation yesterday!
so off we go on sunday to eat sausage rolls and fairy bread no doubt.
he was very good helping me pick a present, and has already decided that his 'mr tickle' shirt would be suitable attire ;)
teamed with the beginnings of the birthday party circut, he starts kinder this week!
double yay!
at orientation he didnt want to leave, and has informed me that i didnt need to stay with him this time, he's ok all by himself..... (well thats debatable)
the crafty side of life has been seriously neglected of late, with all my crafty goodness still packed up waiting for my new study/ nursery, im starting to struggle.
i have managed to make an overnight bag from a beautiful melly and me pattern, i havent put the base in yet, so ill share a pic when its all kosher.
And today im off to TRY and find some curtain fabric, i really hate buying new fabric, i just cant manage to find enough reclaimed/ vintage fabric to cover to windows, hmmm........
ok thats it for now lovelies, have a grand rest of the week xxx

Monday, January 31, 2011

46 & 2 is just ahead of me

wednesday night i have a date!
with my lovely and so very handsome macguyver!
im totes excited, not only to be spending a child free night out with my beloved, in beautiful weather, with a delicious meal no doubt but also because we are going to see.....
yes thats right peeps, im channeling my inner 16yr old metal lover and FINALLY going to see maynard in all his glory.
i have missed out on tickets to see TOOL so many times its not funny at all.
so here i go, 15 years older, 6 months pregnant, and i little beside myself with glee.
oh my, i may wee my pants ;)

Sunday, January 23, 2011

moggy my friend

i think my poor old cat may be on his last legs :(
admittedly he is 18.
i got him when i was 12, and i still remember it perfectly!
he was the runt of the litter at rspca, and i figured that no-one else would want him, so i took pity.
we used to play hide and seek, id take him for walks with a little harness and lead, ah they were the days!
when i moved out of home for uni ect he stayed with mum, which i dont think he was too stoked about.
he's never been a fan of homebrand dry cat food ;)
i finally took him back many years later, after mum told me he was on his last legs and if i didnt take him he was being put down.
that was 5 years ago!
he has always acted like a silly little kitten, up untill a couple of weeks ago.
he will only eat beef mince now, wont come inside when its hot (even with the aircon on)
and has started over the weekend to look like he's struggling a bit.
so off to the vet it is,
ill keep you posted as to the verdict.
wish me, and moggy luck!

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

guantanamo, renovating, and hatching dinosaurs.

well its been a long time between drinks hey?
i have been super busy despite having ALL my crafty goodness packed up! eeeek!
you see we were off on a well earned and appreciated beach holiday straight after christmas, macguyver sailed his boat like there was no tomorrow, while the mini man and i did a whole lot of sandcastle building, swimming, crab hunting, and dinosaur hatching (we bought this awesome 'egg' that you submerse in water and slowly a a little baby dinosaur 'hatches' out. days of fun!).
i took 'guantanamo' by david hicks to read while we were away, its taken me a bit longer than i had thought to get through mainly because its so very thorough, and really emotionally draining.
has anyone else read it? id love to hear your thoughts!
well we are back home and have just finished renovating our old study to become the mini mans new big boys room, and now its full steam ahead at transforming his old room into a nursery/ study, for the pending baby brother.
so while the crafting is on the back burner at the moment peeps, im far from quiet.
i donated some goods to the handmade kids and rudy and the dodo flood relief auction with great success! overall the austion raised in excess of $14,000 and my owls and purse raised $120, yay!
i hope you are all well and had a fab christmas break!