Friday, October 30, 2009

Living In...the Ladies Man

Taking the meme from my FAVOURTIE design blog Design*Sponge I have decided to do my own "Living in" theme today (See D*S' version here). Basically you pick a movie that you love and then use Polyvore to re-create the "feel" of the movie ie the decor, clothing or props etc.

I have picked the wonderful 1961 Jerry Lewis movie "The Ladies Man" which has the most magical doll's house style set. (sorry for the TV paused images!!)

Do you have a favourite movie that you'd like to live in?

Thursday, October 29, 2009

My Creative Space Thursday

Well, a whole week has flown past without a post. I had toyed with the idea of doing Blogtober, but I'm glad I didn't commit. I haven't had time to breathe lately let alone post. Work has been insanely busy and so by the time I come home the last thing I feel like doing is blogging (even crafting has been a little light-on!)
It seems a few bloggers are feeling the same way at the moment. Time just seems to be flying past so quickly, I guess we're all feeling the need to spend time in the outdoors, with loved ones, or some quality time with ourselves (sorry if that sounded like Dr Phil )

Ok, rather than wasting more time blabbering on, how about I show you some pictures of the things I have been enjoying in My Creative Space. I've got a very small stall happening in a few weeks for a Rotary morning tea, so I've been ramping up the Fimo jewellery stock to sell.
A selection of the different types I'm making. The ones on the left are done in the candy cane way which is really fun to do
Close-up of the rosebud earrings
The 2 flowers are brooches, and the top 4 pieces are for necklaces. I just need to add them onto leather.
and my favourite piece above. I'm trialling some sewing pin toppers. This is the grape one, and I think I'll stick to making different sorts of fruits.
I also need to post about the WONDERFUL time I had in Melbourne with Mama Honi. We went down to see the Quilt Project in all it's glory. And oh my, it was amazing. Kirsty did such a wonderful job - thank you :) I will post pictures soon!!

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Yes Dear....

"Yes Dear" was Mr Honi's response when I told him there was a red cat with blue eyes in our driveway......

So, I had to get photogtaphic evidence. Web searching tells me its an uber expensive breed of Cat called the Bengal Cat

cranky lookin thing huh!

With my David Attenborough style of tracking the cat, I also managed to come across a rather large bee swarm.

Just another day in the menagerie of our home!!

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Nagging pays off.....

So after seeing Ms Clutterpunks to-die-for table, I nagged and nagged Mr Honi until we finally made the trip out to Ikea on the weekend to buy my very own.

I know that a poor tradesman blames his tools, but I have been struggling on my old table to complete Olivia’s quilt. The back side buckled and puckered because I was working on a very small table and wasn’t able to stretch the material out.

Now with my super-duper Norden gate leg table I have room to cut fabric and quilt with ease. And the sides fold down to the width of the drawers, meaning it can be packed away very neatly.

Mr Honi is also very happy as it means my sewing is restricted to this table and not strewn all over the dining table and living room!!

Girls, this is a highly recommended sewing table – maybe you can ask for one from Santa this year??

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

New Obsession

Ok, so I'm probably a little late jumping onto this bandwagon, but I am more than a little bit obsessed at the moment with Polyvore. For those that haven't used it, it's a site where you can make collages from iamges pre-loaded onto the site. It is soooooo much fun!!

This is my first set... have a play here!!

Friday, October 9, 2009

Oh the Vintage lovelieness!!

Wow, I managed to miss MyCreative Space Thursday again!! geez I'm having a shocker!

Anyway, I'll let you in on what I've been up to. When we cleaned out Grams we found 2 boxes full of slides of my family. So I jumped online and bought a basic slide scanner and have been a busy bee scanning each slide. 630-something slides later and I'm done!

Here's just a glimpse of some of my faves. My blogger layout likes to chop the edges off so click on the image to enlarge it. There's a few more images at my Flickr site too
The Aquarium at the Royal Easter Show when it was at Moore Park. It had so much more atmosphere in those days! I love everything about this picture - the font, the bunting and most importantly the saturated colours....
My mama in her Sunday best - notice the resemblance to me?? We're dead ringers of each other. I adore the gloves and the hat. Reckon kids of today would dress like this??
My Great grandparents living room. Oh what I would give to be able to see this house in real life. The images of it are just gorgeous. The chandeliers, the large wing chairs, patterned carpet and pink lounge! Oh my, just soo much vintage goodness!!
The lovely thing is that the dining table is at my folks place and i THINK that mirror is the one I have in my craft room now.

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Whistle while you work

I went all out today- fifties style. Curled hair, fire engine red lippy and a nice head scarf completing the look. We weren't going anywhere- just kicking round the house. But I just wanted to doll myself up a bit while I did the housework then quilted!!

Does anyone else like to glam it up around the house?

Friday, October 2, 2009


I got one of my first real commissions the other day. A girl at work wanted a matryoshka doll necklace. I wasn't too sure how I was going to do it, but then I thought of my Fimo and knew it was possible!
Here's the finished product and I am super happy with her!! I think I might make a few and sell them on Etsy. What do you think? Would you buy one? How much would you be prepared to pay for her?

Thursday, October 1, 2009

My Creative Space Thursday

After another little posting hiatus, I'm back on the Thursday bandwagon!! This week I'm displaying some of the reasoning behind some of lazy posting.

I have been a busy bee and have almost completely tidied up my Creative Space, to allow for more effective Creativity!

Is that a fabric shop I hear you say?? No dear readers, this is my collection of vintage fabrics, many of which I found in my Grandmas sewing box. To tidy them up and store in them in a way which allowed for easy access, I cut up all the removalist boxes (seen below) and used them to make fabric bolts.

The other benefit of this exercise (other than neatness) is that I can now see the wide variety of fabric I actually own!

And although the above looks a little messy, it is actually all my vintage tins which hold my colour coded threads and buttons, lace, and sewing bits and bobs.
This is the before shot. I'll take and After shot on my newly purchased Canon 1000D soon!!!!