Saturday, December 29, 2007
Wednesday, December 19, 2007
Things are very hectic now in the lead up to Christmas. I’ve been nusy trying to make those last minute chrissie presents, but I keep forgetting to take piccies before I wrap them!!
I’m taking 2 weeks off work and doing completely nothing, so I will have plenty of time to get crafty and wipe the dust of my trusty old sewing machine.
Monday, December 10, 2007
Each card had to be made out of things that were either rececyled, or from your stash. I made a massive lot of cards last year, and had quite a lot of left over materials to use.
Wednesday, December 5, 2007
I finished my cards for the "postcard swap" through Nikishell's website. I had a lot of fun making them - i hope my recipients like them too :) I didn't realise how much cool stuff I had in my stash that I'd forgotten about!!!
I have been trying to also finish Christmas cards to send to my family and friends. I have been frantically cutting and gluing and my craft room currently looks like a fairy has vomited glitter everywhere!!!
I know bitch about how busy it is, but deep down I truly love the craziness! Christmas is totally my favourite time of year. Especially when you find THESE little gems at your local video store for sale!!!!!
These are my childhood memories or wonderful Christmases. Dad and I would sit together on the lounge and watch these moveis on Christmas Eve while mum did the final toches to the Christmas table, and we were allowed a few peices of ham before it was "done up nicely" for the table.
THEN to completely add to my excitement, the SMH then gave away my FAVOURITE christmas movie with the paper on Sunday! The lovely little man at the counter seemed a little shocked at my squeals of delight!
On another note, I am completely obsessed with several things at the moment...
Nuno Fabric (so, so , sooooo want to buy some!!)
Threadless Tshirts like this one (and with their $10 sale on, I might just have to buy it!)
My Friend Anika's things on Etsty (0049Design)
Ok, well posting time is over now - back to fun things like emails, phone calls, direct mailings, deadlines...ooo how exciting does that all sound!
Tuesday, November 20, 2007
I was also tagged a few weeks ago by the lovely Veronica Darling and haven't got around to completing it....so here goes! (My first tag!!!!)
A. Each player lists 8 facts/habits about themselves.
B. The rules of the game are posted at the beginning before those facts/habits are listed.
C. At the end of the post, the player then tags 8 people and posts their names, then goes to their blogs and leaves them a comment, letting them know that they have been tagged and asking them to read your blog....so off we go!!!
1. My inspiration comes late at night:: Often I will sit around feeling completely un-creative, then as soon as I’m ready to go to bed and idea pops into my head and I am totally compelled to create something. The same happens with my house cleaning – I usually vacuum at 11.30 at night just as I’m about to jump into bed.
2. Music is my life:: I can’t go anywhere without my iPod. Music lifts me up or calms me down.
3. I suffer a few “wrong crushes” as defined by Marieke Hardy from “Reasons you will hate me”.
Julian Casablancas – Lead Singer of the Stokes. In some pics he’s gorgeous – in others I wonder what the hell I’m thinking!
Gerard Way – Lead singer of My Chemical Romance:: I’ve never been one for the “Emo” type, but there’s something about him that I find sexy! Hhmmm…I might just leave it at that actually!!!
4. I can be a bit OCD at times. Was discussing this with The Boy the other night, and I do have some obsessive compulsive tendencies! I have to leave a bit of food on my plate, I won’t eat ALL my bread-crusts – I have to leave at least one corner, I spell words out in my head if I need to remember something, I don’t step on cracks…..again, I’ll think I’ll stop there!
5. I love playing Monopoly – but am a very sore loser. Monopoly was actually banned in one house I lived in due to several tanty’s chucked by a housemate – this included knocking all properties off the board.
6. I wish I’d taken more time to listen to my grandfathers stories. Make use of the time you have with loved ones. Nuff said.
7. I’d love to be able to surf, but I’m not the strongest swimmer – I’m more of a runner. I’ve tried a few times to surf but it’s always been a miserable effort!!!
8. I'm a crazy Cat Lady:: well, not quite yet, but I do have an adorable kitty called Buttons. Ok, Well I’m sure you are WELL AND TRULY over listening to all these things about me!!! I don’t really know enough people on the interwebs to tage 8 people, but here’s a few I’d like to tag cause I read their blogs frequently….
Fia Lotta Jansson
Thursday, November 1, 2007
Well this is a pattern that I am using from here: "The Pattern Bee"
It's a cute little lambkin pattern. My first attempt (above) was a little skewif - and the little dears legs don't work properly. I've called him "Lamey"
The second one was much better and has a "retro" feel to him. This one will be going to the Mirabel Foundation via Mikes.
The Third one is my best yet. She's still a little wonky on her legs, but she stands a lot better than Lamey does! This little lambkin is going to a christmas charity box we are collecting at work.
I'll make a few more over the weekend - they're rather theraputic to make actually!!
OOooo..good news - Lady Aimz and I are having another stall! This time at a Rotary luncheon. The bad news is we only found out about it yesterday, which means I'll be up till the wee hours making things to sell!! Am super excited though :)
Monday, October 29, 2007
"The Mirabel Foundation is an amazing organisation that supports children aged 0 - 17 who have been affected by parental substance abuse. You can find out more here. Many children lose a parent, are orphaned, are separated from their siblings or are left in the care of unprepared grandparents. "
Great Cause - I'm definitely going to make a softie for a kid.
For More info, head over to Meet Me at Mikes
Friday, October 26, 2007
Thursday, October 18, 2007
Tuesday, October 16, 2007
...somewhere in a remote area with a stunning view....
These houses are just about the most adorable thins I have ever seen!! And they're practical as well!! Cheap and cheerful and you'd save a bucket on electricity / heating!! AND the best bit - some of them "travel"!!!
I just adore the colours in this ad!!
I have been waiting for this ad to come out for ages - and it's finally here. The Bravia bunnies. I think the sony bravia ads are up there with my all-time fave ads.
Friday, September 21, 2007
Tuesday, September 4, 2007
My "glasses chains" were surprisingly my best seller with a few people putting in orders for more!!So now that I've sold a heap of stuf, I've got to be a busy little bee and make some more!! Hopefully I'll get some done over this APEC long weekend....as well as enjoy a few cheeky drinks :)
Thursday, August 23, 2007
Monday, August 20, 2007
Thursday, August 16, 2007
Well kids, I have been super busy lately, crafting my little butt off. Lady Aimz and I are hosting a jewellery party at the end of august. It’s a little daunting, but it will be good fun.
So in preparation, I bought a HEAP of beads from this fantastic website – “Rubber Nation”. I highly recommend them!! I have been a busy little bee making earrings, necklaces, glasses cords, bracelets and book marks.
I will post some more pics later (my stupid internet has been throttled!!)
Tuesday, August 7, 2007
This video is why I loved dolls and kitties growing up. All I hope is when I have kids one day, they will appreciate the small pleasures like playing with doll houses (provided its a girl) rather than being hung up on playstations and nintendos..
This video still makes me happy!
Sunday, August 5, 2007
A set of floral print vintage cigarette cards. They were a little exy at $20 for the pack, but I just couldn't go past them!!
A Camellia (spl?) Tin for $5. It's a little damaged, but I just adored the colours. The pictures don't really do it justice, but they're really vivid blues and fuchsias.
And last but not least, a vintage (can 80's be called vintage yet???) Woman's Weekly Cookbook. My mum has this one too - and I cook a mean Strawberry Shortcake from it, so I decided to buy one for myself.
One night, one of my girlfriends and I literally nearly wet ourselves reading the description...
Again, a super huge thankyou!!!!!
Thursday, August 2, 2007
I loved the idea kids- so I'm joining in!!
This is me and my beloved Gram and Graf. I really love this picture. The retro feel, the purple lounges - brilliant!
25 odd years later and I STILL love dolls :)
(and will you just look at my little sausage legs!!)