Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Playing this is.....

I'm playing along with Angela's cute game, 'This is.......' reminds me of the old 70's 'Love is.....' I'm a bit late with this, so doing 2 at once, because I couldn't not show you my favourite teacup.
It's a 60's job (of course) and it's really fine to drink tea from!
And ......... THIS is what scares the pants of me at the moment, packing our lives into these!

Saturday, January 26, 2008

Happy Australia Day? I think so...

Why do I look so excited?

a) Because I just LOVE moving house? (look at those boxes and all that clutter that has invaded my sewing space!!) so many more boxes to fill!

b) I am so patriotic, that Australia Day has me singing 'God Save the Queen' all day?

c) Kevin Rudd wants to say 'sorry' to The Stolen Generation?


d) I am about to pick up my FIRST ever car?


Happy Australia Day Mates!!!

It's taken me a really, bloody long time, but finally a car of my own ..... I can't help feeling this photo really should have been taken 22 years ago - but better late than never. I'm very excited about my VW Polo - and it's great to drive, although Big D just sits very quietly next to me, looking terrified, knuckles turning white on the dash board!

Friday, January 25, 2008

Op shop delights

Looooook... Brian from 'The Magic Roudabout'!!

And gorgeous finches!

Saturday, January 19, 2008

House and Garden

This is the best we could come up with! It will do for the next year or so .... will definitely have to put some beautiful vintage curtains up - the collection will come in handy after all!
And now the irksome task of filling boxes!

Monday, January 07, 2008

Over Garments

'My' Oppy tends to throw things at me in batches, which is just fine when you're an avid collector, like I am, else it's just OCD! Either way, I'm not going to let these sit in a basket forever when they can come to my place, and be worn about the house, with gay abandon (whilst I wash my hands a thousand times!)

Wednesday, January 02, 2008

Happy New You (as P likes to say)

Christmas all done and dusted, New Year seen in and Little P has a new found respect for the man in red, he delivered: A talking Lola doll, squeeze her hands and she ooozes cuteness - not really hand made, but bought in a small shop, and not made in a sweat shop - so I bent the rules there. The hand made Christmas was great, it all seemed a bit more heart felt some how. Should be easier next year with more preparation. Oh and I got a Merrameko bag and a "poketo" T shirt from Robio

A new year, a new routine, Little P is going to pre-school 3 days a week this year, so I want (no need) to make her some little dresses that cover her shoulders, but still look Summery, here is the sample, this one is just made with a cotton print that was on spesh at Spotlight, no point getting paint all over the ritzy stuff! Think I'll make the V at the front slightly longer and maybe do some contrasting tiers for the others. I'll have a little bit of extra time for making stuff this year, in theory that's how it goes in my head any way! Will see .....