Wednesday, December 30, 2009
Wednesday, December 23, 2009
I have to admit I get a little ratty in the school holidays. Terrible thing to admit. My beautiful boys get a little too noisey. A little too grumpy with each other. But then this happens. Cooper wrote this message himself, without any hints from me! Nice.
We are getting a little bit excited about Christmas. Two more sleeps. There are already lots of pressies under the tree. One from my beloved which I can't quite figure out. And there is one from me to him, which he will never work out! That's the joy of Christmas.
Ho, ho, ho!
Sunday, December 20, 2009
Sunday, December 6, 2009
Saturday, December 5, 2009
Wednesday, December 2, 2009
Tuesday, December 1, 2009
Toni from Little Suitcase chose this weeks theme -That's nice, that's different, that's unusual.
I looked around our house and couldn't see anything that was different. Apart from it being very small.
So being new to Adelaide and in fact Australia. We have only been here just over a year. And coming from New Zealand, the thing that I used to find really wierd was how there were roller doors on the windows. How everything always looked so closed up!
Until summer hit it all became clear. In NZ we don't really have the issues with the heat. We open up all the windows and doors with the first sign of sunshine.
It's not unusual now, but it was in September 2008!
Sunday, November 29, 2009
I was very excited to hear that a stylist picked up one of my medal brooches from Macy Home in Ponsonby (Auckland). And here it is published in Viva which is a weekly supplement in the national newspaper The NZ Herald.
It was in the "Upfront" section on page two!
On Wednesday at Brown Owls we made this cake stand. The idea was from Donna at Red Wrenny Rambles.
So easy and so quick.
You need a few vintage plates in different sizes. Larger at the bottom, smaller at the top. With cups seperating them. A tube of Bostik Super Glue. All you do is put a small amount of glue around the rims and bases of the cups. Place them in the middle of the plates. And there you have it.
Friday, November 27, 2009
Monday, November 23, 2009
Kate from Fox's Lane has come up with the theme for Pip's 'My Place and Yours' meme.
There are a few collections happening in our tiny cottage. I used to collect snowdomes until they all went a bit 'off', so I left them in Nz. My favourite collection is the espresso cups, especially the Keith Haring cup at the front. Then there are the candles. And of course magazines. Just can't get enough magazines. And my small pile of craft books. Better not mention the bag and coat collection which is too huge to photograph!
Wednesday, November 11, 2009
It is REALLY hot here in Adelaide. Since the weather has been recorded, which is somewhere around 130 years, it has never been this hot at this time of the year! I'm sure it's the first of many heatwaves so I had to make another summer frock. This one is made out of seersucker fabric. I have always loved seersucker. It is a New Look pattern #6890. And it was sooooo easy.
Wednesday, November 4, 2009
Amazing. We packed up the trusty Commodore with the esky and whipped down to Port Noarlunga. Only 20 minutes away. And it was stunning. The water was a bit nippy but we managed to have a few swims. Fantastic. This is why we shifted to Adelaide!
Thursday, October 29, 2009
This weeks theme from Pottymouthmama is 'Bedside'. So here's mine. Just the usual Ikea lamp. A very geourgous bunny that we got from Hahndorf in the weekend. And my tiny bowl that my dear friend Judy brought back from one of her many trips abroad - this time Italy.
My tiny antique Kauri table was in dire need of a tablecloth. So I made this last week. Ever since Pretty Woman and that brown spotty outfit with the hat, I have had the biggest crush on spots! And the roses and guns look a little bit snazzy on it.
Monday, October 26, 2009
Monday, October 19, 2009
A great idea of Pips from Meet Me at Mikes to see whats happening on everyones shelves.
Here is the shelf in our lounge. I know it's very cluttered but seeing we can't put things on the walls it all has to go somewhere!
The egg cup holders in the front were created by an extroadinary artist in New Zealand called Martin Popplewell. One of my all time favourites!
There are illustrations done by my boys. And the horses in the surf, I grew up with at my Grans house.
And, sorry to say, I love gnomes. Especially one that is lime green.