Wednesday, December 14, 2011
Wednesday, November 30, 2011
And......I also found this lovely italian glass water jug.
I'm sure it will see a lot of use this summer. I can just picture it filled with lots of ice, water and sliced limes, or perhaps some Sangria?......
Cheerio for now
Monday, November 21, 2011
It's that time of year again..........
Christmas get togethers and parties.......
I like to give friends some shortbread stars as a thankyou
for their friendship throughout the year.
Packaged in cellophane bags, tied with a ribbon and miniature christmas decoration.
Of course I do have to try one or two.......(for quality control purposes.... :)
mmmm...... I may have to bake more.
Wednesday, November 16, 2011
I saw this kit to make a Japanese Coin Purse at the Indigo Niche stand, at the recent Quilt & Craft Expo. (Southbank, Brisbane.)
It was so easy to make.
I will definitely make more of these, I just have to order the special clasp set.
It has a magnetic closure and a slide clasp.
Just a bit different.
I sent the purse to my sister for her birthday.
I hope she likes it....
***Edit*** These clasps are really hard to find.....luckily I saw some at a recent quilt fair.
Available from: http://marikojapan.ocnk.net/
Wednesday, November 9, 2011
Wednesday, October 19, 2011
Tuesday, October 18, 2011
Meet the latest additions to our household, a trio of Rhode Island Red chooks,
Ginger, Marmalade and Lacey.
Quite recently I had arrived home one afternoon to find Cricket (border collie pup) and four of the neighbors chooks in our front yard...........(unharmed and quite happily pecking around).
Other days, when I couldn't find Cricket at home, she would be next door (another neighbor) watching their chooks.
......So now she has her own chooks to look after (and it gives her something to do when we are not home).
Wednesday, October 12, 2011
Sunday, October 9, 2011
I have had this little non-descript cactus for about 2 years I guess now. It has grown quite a bit since it was a cutting.
It was given to me by a lovely chinese lady. She has an import business in Brisbane. I was admiring her collection of pot plants she displays amongst the pots for sale in the garden section outside. I commented on how pretty they looked, and she gave me some cuttings, how nice!
The cactus didn't have any flowers on it at the time, so I didn't know what to expect.
A few months ago, the little cactus developed some red buds, which slowly got bigger and bigger........
every day, I checked the ever growing buds.......
until one day.......
Tuesday, September 27, 2011
Imagine my surprise this morning happening upon a photo shoot,
just up the road.......
and 'Vicky' (the very pink vintage van).
They are going to appear in New Zealand Life & Leisure Magazine.(January issue)
Lisa was kind enough to let me have a wander through......
Am loving that tea cosy!
I'm glad I stopped by.
What a pleasure to meet Lisa and 'Vicky'.
Wednesday, September 7, 2011
You know that spring is here when the wisteria is in bloom. (Pictured above). This vigorous vine just about covers the entire pergola with it's fragrant clusters of purple flowers.
Glowing in the afternoon sunlight is an abutilon (chinese hat) flower.
And lastly, a rhondaleisha shrub in bloom, with it's pretty scented pink flowers.
I love this time of year in the garden,
lots of pretty flowers
and lovely fragrance in the air.......
Sunday, September 4, 2011
Sunday, August 28, 2011
I thought I'd show you a few vintage things today. I love this beautifully illustrated label from a packet of red binding.
And from my collection of cottons are these ones on wooden spools. The names of the colours are so imaginative.
Do you collect vintage sewing things too?
Cheerio for now,