Tuesday, December 30, 2008
Tell you what - it also restored my faith in humanity. Above is a picture of SOME of the presents donated over the chrissie period for needy children.
It's definitely something I'll be doing again next year
Monday, December 22, 2008
I managed to fulfil the orders I had at work for a few of these handy bags (great for lunch or a spare pair of shoes if you're walking to work)
these are the different materials I made some of them in. I love this yellow one above - it's was a pre-loved bed sheet from Vinnies!
Friday, December 12, 2008
So now, I am back into the crafty swing of things and have been delighting in making a few Chrissie things.
Thanks to Mikes link to the Pattern Bee free Chrissie patterns I made this little caroller the other night. I think she’d destined for Mum's Chrissie card
Sunday, November 16, 2008
Mr Honi - I miss you so much!! :)
We went for a massive trek today. We went to Tagaytay to a place called "People's Park in the Sky". It was this gorgeous little garden so high up that it literally felt like we were in the clouds. It was a perfect sunny day, but we were so high up that we were surrounded by fog!!
Then we trekked up a MASSIVE volcano and i got to have a go at firing a gun. That was pretty insane actually.
this is me up the top of the Volcano- and you can see the path to the right. It was so hot that I don't think there was one part of my top that was dry! (eeeww!)
Wednesday, November 12, 2008
The work is pretty draining - but I'm still amazed each time i look out the window!! That big bushy section is apparently a cemetery. This is me on the grand staircase. sorry - it's a little blurry
and this is the tapestry i was telling you about in the last post. I've never seen anything like it in my life!
Sunday, November 9, 2008
This is the hotel lobby. That picture on the far left hand side is actually a tapestry. Yes you heard right a TAPESTRY!!!! It is completely insane. Makes my little embroidery projects pale in comparison!!
This is the view from my hotel room
and this is the view from our office. I have never seen anything like it in my life. I couldn't believe the smog, and the sprawling abodes. It really took my breath away.
I will have some more posts later in the week after I manage to do a bit of late night shopping :)
Mr Honi - I love and miss you so much!! xxx
Wednesday, October 29, 2008
Tuesday, October 28, 2008
Tuesday, October 21, 2008
It's really helping me pass the time here though. I think I might sew her onto an apron or something.
I just love the detail on her little head piece
- Do you enjoy visting you future in laws?
- Are there personal habits about your partner that annoy you
- Do your friends approve of this marriage.
ONE HUNDRED AND SIXTY FIVE QUESTIONS! Crazy! But I reckon we passed with flying colours (bit awkward if we didn't!)
Anyways, Mr Honi and I made it out to the Crows Nest Fair on the Sunday which was awesome. They block off the whole main street and have food stalls and markets. I only bought 2 things - a pair of fisherman pants (i LIVE in these during summer) and this little purse from "Love Libby"
We also had a little splurge at the FLower shop and got a few hanging baskets with Fuschias in them. The flowers are sooo pretty!
Maybe it's just an Adelaide thing??
ik'm a little bit sick of this palce now. I'm sure it's super lovely if you're not cooped up in a hotel with no means of transport and limited funds
Monday, October 20, 2008
Cinema Paradisio - this was actually Mr Honi's fave movie. He hired for us to watch and i simply loved it. A young kid befriends an old man who runs the local cinema. Simply gorgeous and subtitled.
The notebook. The most romantic, lovely wonderful love story ever written. I think i used an entire box of tissues on this one!!
Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle stop cafe. A wonderful little story - again just a nice story - with a killer twist!! Juno - The music in this movie makes it a fave from the get-go. A really sweet movie. She's funny and quirky and NATURAL like a teenager should be! (maybe not the whole teenage pregnancy thing i guess though)and last but not least, a childhood fave. The Labyrinth. David Bowie at his finest. This is a must see for anyone who likes fantasy stories, and Jim Henson.
Monday, October 13, 2008
As I am stuck here for 2 weeks (luckily i get to pop home to Mr Honi and StevieB (the cat) on the weekend) I decided to bring down some hand sewing. So i'm trying to applique the letters for the baby alpahbet quilts. It's a bit tricky but twill pass some time!
- Link to the person who tagged you.
- Mention the rules.
- Tell six quirky yet boring, unspectacular details about yourself.
- Tag six other bloggers by linking to them.
- Go to each person's blog and leave a comment that lets them know they've been tagged.
6 unique things about me:
1. I have 5 separate tattoos. When you see me, you wouldn't expect it at all. And they're all hidden!! (3 butterflies and 2 flowers if you're interested!!)
2. I used to be able to pick up almost any instrument and play 'mary had a little lamb' within a few minutes. I haven't tried it in a few years though
3. I had my galbladder taken out 2 years ago. This is known as a "fat and forty" operation. Fair enough i could lose a little weight, but I'm not fat, and i'm only 28!
4. I was dyslexic as a child. I think I just grew out of it- but it was quite ditressing when I was younger though
5. I love to listen to Doris Day, Bing Crosby, Dean Martin - actually all "oldies" hits.
6. I'm double jointed in my elbows
ok. so now I will tag....
Anstasia Drawing and Dreaming
Hyena in Petticoats
Two Peas in a Pod