Saturday, February 26, 2011

Flea Market Finds

So in love with this little number but haven't been able to wear it as it's a bit big. It is lined, so I'll have to spend a bit of time adjusting it. It was a steal for $3 and when I finally get around to resizing it I will be stepping out with the cowboy boots and floral frilly dress!

This one i have worn so much already. Just a Kmart brand, but it fits perfectly and great for the occasional summery day. I think I paid a whole $2.50 for this one.

I'm sure I'm too old for a pinafore but I don't really care. I like it!

Really loving this fabric and thinking of making some wrap skirts for the Mumma's.

For more Flea Market Finds pop over to Her Library Adventures.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

My Creative Space

I haven't experienced much creative energy of late. Instead, I have been back on the paint brush and the sandpaper. Not too exciting but it must be done. Not only do I have all the skirtings, architraves and lots of windows to paint, at some stage I need to get out and paint the outside of the house as well......

For much more creative spaces take a look over here.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

My Creative Space

My Creative Space today is actually my 6 year old daughters. I have been teaching her to sew along with her older sister. A lesson in patience for me and a super fun and crafty lesson for the girls.

She is super proud of her cushion and I must say she did such a great job. I love the design!

For more creative spaces....

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Pretty, pretty, pretty...

Over the last few days I have seen a few posts about the new website BHLDN, part of Anthrapologie I think. Now, I am already married and have no real need to be checking out wedding dresses or the like. But, I do like pretty things and my god is this site pretty.

Emerald Clutch

So much vintage inspired loveliness.
I want, I want, I want....

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Happy VD

I'll put it out there and say it how it is.

I'm not a fan of Valentines Day.

I am though, a huge fan of
Able and Game.

After all romance and laughter go hand in hand.

Happy VD

A gift to me

I had a birthday last month and given that my family live far away and do not trust themselves to choose a gift that I will like, I received money. I'm not talking large wads of cash but just enough for me to purchase some art. Affordable art. I am so happy with what I picked out and can't wait to save a few dollars to buy some more.

I apologise for the terrible photo but this is superb!!!!! Tracy Chaplin is Gretel Girl and she is so talented. I seriously squealed with delight when I unwrapped this little treasure, it was even better than I imagined. To visit Gretel Girl draws blog go HERE. To visit Gretel Girl draws on madeit go HERE. and etsy go HERE

The other prints I bought were these 2 from The Black Apple's etsy store. They are simply stunning and I can't wait to find some frames for them and add them to what will be my "art" wall. I also bought a collection of postcards from the same series of paintings. I plan to frame them also.
There is nothing like original artworks but on my extremely limited budget it is not going to happen. These prints are great quality and will look so good framed.

Friday, February 11, 2011

I'm grateful for.......

1. This week I am so very grateful for a walk along the beach with my beautiful dog Reuben. He get so excited as soon as he sees me put my runners on loves meeting all the other dogs along the way. I've been walking most nights for the past 3 weeks whilst the husband puts the kids to bed. Now that is something to be grateful for, if only they were actually asleep when I got home. Not his fault though, my monkeys are too busy talking and giggling to sleep.

2. I am grateful for my first child free day since last year. I crave time to myself and after the holidays with 3 kids and husband home the whole time I was desperate to have the house to myself. Taking a little time out to smell the roses. Bliss.

3. I am also grateful that my husband has mostly been patient with my crazy premenstrual mood this week. Despite trying to suck up the bitch within, it has surfaced on more than one occasion................ maybe that's why he is almost pushing me out the door to go for a walk at night!!!!

Take a look over at Maxabella loves for more.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011