Monday, August 31, 2009
Mr Honi took me away for a magical weekend away at Kims (ont toowoon bay beach on the Central Coast)
I've got some glorious pics to share but I left my camera at home and am posting from my mobile.
This shot is taken from our room looking out onto the ocean.
Hope you all had a lovely weekend!
Thursday, August 27, 2009
Tell ya what, I'm LOVING only working with red! It really forces you to think more about the design being great and not relying on the colour scheme.
This is my handbag travel sewing kit - mini scissors, mini unpicker, leather thimble, vintage needle book, threads and ziplock bag (for thread and material scraps) and it's all inside an OPSM case that was my Grandmas. Super handy size that I can take anywhere!
Wednesday, August 26, 2009
Amanda didn't wanther picture taken!!!! Thankyou Jenny and Jess for posing nicely
Our token male guest decided it would be hilarious to use his crafty skills on hair..
Maz brought out her cat embroidery project.....again.....longest timeline ever!! (she's been working on it since year 9 i think!!)
Corey and I in a lovely pose, sans craft
Tuesday, August 25, 2009
Monday, August 24, 2009
So here's the rug sale, to beat all rug sales.......it's FREE!!! The catch is you gotta pick it up from SYDNEY.
It's a really lovely rug measuring 77” x 115”. We had it in our old place, but the colour scheme just doesn't match anymore. It's in good condition but needs a good vacuum
If you want it, leave me a comment and I'll draw the winner on THURSDAY. I'm also extending the Filing cabinet and surfboard till THURSDAY as well. If no-one takes this stuff then it's going on council clean up on the weekend!!
ps - I can't talk about a rug without thinking of those completely hysterically, totally un-politically correct Fast Forward skits about the 'Fukurri Rugs'.
Which then reminded me of this skit that literally makes me wet myself...
- filling up a skip bin.....
- meeting the lovely Kristy and her super cute bub, who took my dress form to a new home
- and helping a dear friend, the super crafty Lisa at the Stitches and Craft show.
I thought it was a great market ( I didn't actually make it last year). The Quilt and Craft was fantastic, but it's too huge to do in one day. I found that the S&C show was a nice size and had a good selection of things on offer – and not just multiples of similar stalls.
I loved the incubator section which displayed some utterly beautiful creations by such lovely, crafty, gals. I was so very impressed. I also got a little “star stuck” when I met some “crafting idols” such as Dear Fii, Justine from Mixtape and the super friendly Jodie from Ric Rac.
Friday, August 21, 2009
It's uber sturdy and works well - but the bottom drawer doesn't comepletely close - it's just slightly off, but I'm sure a capable handy husband could fix it (Mr Honi's simply never attempted to fix it in the past)
Only for pick up in SYDNEY. Leave me a comment if you'd like ther filing cabinet, and I'll draw this one on TUESDAY
Ps- You are able to leave a comment on each item I post if you want each item. I use the random generator to pick the winner (your number is the order in which you commented) which means it is all fair and randomly drawn. If you win multiple items - that's ok :)
PPS - No, I'm pretty positive that your luck won't run out if you "bid" for several items :)
PPPS - Yes, I know I should post ALL the items i intend on getting rid of so that you can "hold out" for something you really want, but I'm still unsure myself!! It is literally a case of loading each item up here as I find them in the garage!!
Kristy - I will send you an email re picking her up :)
Next item up for grabs is a surfboard.
I bought this from a car boot sale with the intention of painting it and make it a totally super, radically awesome wall hanging.
The surfboard has been sitting in my kitchen now for oh, around 3 years. So it's time for it to go to a better home!
Again, this is only for people who can pick the item up from SYDNEY. If you would like to go into the draw for this Surfboard, please leave me a comment indicating you'd like it! I will draw this one on MONDAY!
Thursday, August 20, 2009
Monday, August 17, 2009
Friday, August 14, 2009
Time: Sunday 16th August, from around 9a
Location: Corner of Twin and Badajoz Rds, North Ryde
I’ll be there with my family selling a HEAP of vintage things like:
- Coalport flower baskets and figurines
- Fur Coat and some other clothing items
- Glass and crystal vases and plates
- Table cloths
- Cards and wrapping paper
- Oil paintings
- Loads of other random vintage items
100% vintage items from our recent clean out of my Grandparents house.
Come to peruse the wares or just to say hello!! J (We’ll be there with a large white 4WD and a BMW if you don’t know what I look like!)
Thursday, August 6, 2009
ah, you know the rest!!
Tomorrow I'm popping over to Perth in Western Australia for 2 days for work. I'm lucky enough to have a whole Saturday to my self which means just a little retail therapy and sightseeing!
As I've never been there before, I'd love if anyone could tell me of a few cool places to go to!
Any funky shops, cafes, restaurants etc??
Wednesday, August 5, 2009
*her name is Buttons, but Mr Honi refused to call out "buttons" each night to call her in as he thought it sounded wussy.
So he re-named her Steve.
We've compromised on Stevie B, or Stevie Buttons
Tuesday, August 4, 2009
Now some might gasp and say “but you have several large boxes to unpack – why do something so trivial?”??
I know, I hear ya and I see that teetering pile of boxes, but I was driven by a greater force.
So I spent around 3-4 hours sorting out all my threads and buttons by colour
I can now sleep and think clearly – I think sometimes I do have a little OCD in me!!